Black Friday 2022 is dead but as long as Cyber Monday is here to shamble around, wearing its skin, you can still take advantage of some of the former’s best PC gaming hardware deals. The vast majority, in fact – I was expecting to spend most of this morning sweeping away expired deals, but most of the hardware that was discounted on Black Friday is still on sale for Cyber Monday at identical prices. Sometimes, even for a few coins less.
Since I don't recommend these components, peripherals and PC systems any less than I did last week, you'll therefore find this list mostly unchanged. It's still an all-encompassing highlights reel o' deals, covering everything from CPUs and graphics cards to headsets and laptops. Myself and our friends at Eurogamer are also in the process of updating our other Black Friday guides, which each focus on a specific harward type, and making sure they're all up to date for Cyber Monday. You'll find those here:
Another excellent AMD gaming chip. It's very, very recently been replaced by the Ryzen 5 7600X, but if you don't mind sticking with older motherboards, the Ryzen 5 5600X is a very capable alternative that costs an awful lot less than its newer rivals.
Another excellent AMD gaming chip. It's very, very recently been replaced by the Ryzen 5 7600X, but if you don't mind sticking with older motherboards, the Ryzen 5 5600X is a very capable alternative that costs less than its newer rivals.
Not quite the cheapest it's ever been, but a good price nonetheless for 1TB of fast PCIe 3.0 storage. If you've got a spare M.2 slot on your motherboard and want to leave cash for other upgrades, this is the SSD to buy.
SATA-based, 2.5in SSDs are still a huge upgrade on HDDs even if they're not NVMe-fast. And the BX500 is one of the best, maintaining good speeds at prices that have been steadily slipping throughout 2022.
This is essentially the larger 27in version of one of our favourite cheap 1080p screens. Not terribly bright, but the 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility give it proper gaming credentials.
It's likely to sell out soon, but if you're quick you can save 30% on this excellent 1440p/165Hz display. Besides performing well, it's also one of the coolest, cleanest-designed gaming monitors I've used.
All the speediness and adaptive sync features you'd want in a 4K gaming monitor are present and correct on the 27GP950-B. Deals on the similar LG 27GN950-B are tempting for the same reason, but the 27GP950-B handles colours and HDR better.
Although Cooler Master are something of a wild card in the gaming keyboard arena, they make some good stuff, including low-profile 'boards like the SK652. It's fully mechanical, so at this price it's a bit of a bargain.
TKL keyboards provide plenty of dedicated keys while drastically reducing desk space usage, and the all-mechanical Alloy Origins Core TKL has enough gaming features to be one of the first to consider in these sales.
Cyber Monday allows Razer keyboards to shed their usual weakness of slightly-too-high pricing. This, for instance, is a very good deal on the high-end Huntsman Elite with clicky, hybrid optical-mechanical switches.
'HyperSense' is what Razer calls its haptic feedback tech, so this headset vibrates your face in time with the in-game action. Which sounds like a gimmick, but I've tried it myself, and it's actually quite fun. Like the rest of the Kraken V3 range, the Kraken V3 HyperSense passes the sound quality test as well.
I'd say this is just the right price for the Arctis 7 - it's not as advanced as the likes of the Arctis Pro but still sounds excellent, and the stretchy fabric headband makes it easy to wear without fatigue.
My personal choice of gaming headset, at the time of writing. The Cloud Alpha Wireless sounds rich and is comfy to wear, and its exceptionally long-lasting battery keeps it going for months of regular use.
As far as high-end mobos go, I've long held a soft spot for the feature-richness and high build quality of Asus's ROG Hero models. This particular one works with Ryzen 5000 series processors like the Ryzen 5 5600X.
As long as you can live with the somewhere lower-end physical design, this is a vanishingly rare chance to get an RTX 3080 laptop for close to £1000. And it still includes a respectable Ryzen 7 5800H processor and a 1TB SSD.
This is mainly intended as a creative’s laptop, so the display refresh rate maxes out at 60Hz. But then it is a 4K screen, so mega-high framerates would be difficult anyway, and its RTX 3070 Ti GPU and Intel Core i7-12700H still give it real gaming capability.
This cheap PC employs a Radeon RX 6600 for slick 1080p gaming, and comes with a copy of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Its standard sale price of £851 is decent, but you can add the code 'BFW30' at checkout for another £30 off.