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Best early Black Friday PC deals

All the best Black Friday deals on PC gaming components, peripherals, laptops and more

Another week, another few notches off the calendar until Black Friday. We’re still a few sleeps away from November 25th but there are already loads of early Black Friday deals on PC gaming hardware of all stripes, so I’ll be rounding up the highest of highlights here. SSDs, CPUs, graphics cards, peripherals, even the occasional motherboard – someone, somewhere, decided to make these cheaper for a few days in November, so let’s see if we can’t find some nice savings on PC gear that’s actually good.

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Like last year, we’re also maintaining a few other Black Friday guides that round up deals for one specific flavour of PC hardware apiece; these are more in-depth than this highlights list, so if you can’t see anything you want here, there are extra options in these guides. At the same time, we’re approaching the differently compared to 2021. This time we’re teaming up with our pals at Eurogamer/Digital Foundry to split the load, giving us all more time find genuinely good offers. This does mean you might see links to our Gamer Network stablemates around RPS more often, mainly in the Deals shelf, but don’t panic – it’s not a site malfunction. Or a weird corporate takeover. I hope not, anyway.

For the absolute best of the bestest best deals on all things PC gaming, either read on or poke the links below to jump to a specific section. I’ll also continue to update this list with new deals as I find them, all the way up to Black Friday on the 25th and Cyber Monday on the 28th.

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An Intel Core i5-12400F CPU next to to some Intel Core i5 and Core i9 boxes.

Black Friday CPU deals

UK deals:

Intel Core i9-12900K - £570 from Overclockers (was £700)

Yes, there are newer and more powerful Intel 13th-Gen CPUs, but the monstrous 24-thread Intel Core i9-12900K is strong and fast enough to scratch any top-end itch. This is its best current price that I can find.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D - £369 from Overclockers (was £459)

Full disclosure, this was £350 quite recently. But £369 is still well below average for AMD's fastest gaming CPU, and you get a copy of of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection as a freebie.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - £174 from Scan (was £350)

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 - £88 from eBay (was £110)

Is this technically a Black Friday deal? Probably not. But it is a very low price indeed on one of the better budget CPUs from the Ryzen stable, so use the code BAG20OFF to knock it down to £88.

US deals:

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D - $350 from B&H Photo Video (was $449)

The best price on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D that I can currently find. Granted, it's temporarily out of stock, but should be back in advance of Black Friday - and includes a free copy of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - $158 from Amazon US (was $309)

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.

A stack of various NVMe and 2.5in SSDs.

Black Friday SSD deals

UK deals:

WD Blue SN570 1TB - £72 from Ebuyer (was £77)

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.

WD Black SN850X 1TB - £112 from Amazon UK (was £158)

This is a phenomenally fast PCIe 4.0 SSD - the second-fastest for game load times that we've ever tested, in fact. You could do a lot worse than this at the current price, though since it's a premium piece of kit, it may be worth waiting until closer to Black Friday proper for a deeper cut.

WD Black SN770 1TB - £80 from Amazon UK (was £158)

The SN770 has the high speed of a PCIe 4.0 SSD and the low price of a PCIe 3.0. Well, maybe not quite on the latter. But it's definitely one of your best-value options for taking advantage of 4.0-compatible CPUs and motherboards.

WD Black SN770 2TB - £145 from Ebuyer (was £190)

The SN770 is also on sale over at Ebuyer, in its 2TB capacity. Im terms of cost per gigabyte, this is actually a better deal than the 1TB model above.

Crucial BX500 1TB - £57 (was £74)

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.

Crucial BX500 2TB - £122 (was £184)

As above, just with double the capacity.

SanDisk Ultra 512GB - £51 from Amazon UK (was £95)

One of the best microSD cards for the Steam Deck, in a capacity that will double the space of Valve's most expensive handheld model.

US deals:

Crucial P3 1TB - $74 from Amazon US (was $90)

The Crucial P3 is one of the quickest PCIe 3.0 SSDs around, so it's a steal at this price.

Crucial P3 Plus 500GB - $49 from Amazon US (was $60)

The more mature, PCIe 4.0-based sibling of the Crucial P3 is an affordable route into an often-expensive class of SSD.

Crucial P3 Plus 1TB - $75 from Amazon US (was $100)

If you like the look of the P3 Plus - understandable, it's a fine performer - but worry that 500GB will fill up too quickly, consider this 1TB version instead.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 512GB - $85 from Amazon US (was $102)

Another quality Steam Deck microSD card, the SanDisk Extreme Pro has been gradually dropping in price for weeks.

A stack of various Nvidia and AMD graphics cards, piled up on a desk.

Black Friday graphics card deals

UK deals:

PNY GeForce RTX 3060 Revel Epic-X - £350 from Ebuyer (was £420)

A particularly low price for a 12GB RTX 3060, and comes with a free copy of Warhammer 40K: Darktide, which you can redeem when it releases on November 30th.

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 2X - £570 from Box (was £839)

A good price - yes, finally - for the 4K-capable RTX 3070. Like the PNY RTX 3060 above, buying this also nets you Warhammer 40K: Darktide for free.

Asus TUF Gaming RTX 3080 10GB - £749 from Box (was £1220)

RTX 3080 prices remain tragically inflated, unlike those of lower-end GeForce cards. This is the cheapest an RTX 3080 has been recently, so check it out if you don't intend on waiting for the RTX 4080 or Radeon RX 7900 XT.

MSI Radeon RX 6950 XT Gaming X Trio - £830 from Ebuyer (was £1190)

While the Radeon RX 6950 XT will be replaced as AMD's top GPU in December, at the hands of the RX 7900 XTX, it's still a very powerful 4K card that will surely undercut the new model.

US deals:

PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6600 - $230 from Amazon US (was $260)

This card - a true 1080p warrior - has been stuck at $260 for a while, so it's a cheap GPU that's just become a tad cheaper.

PNY GeForce RTX 3050 - $270 from Best Buy (was $380)

The RTX 3050 is the closest thing to an entry-level GPU that Nvidia's RTX 30 series has, though it's still hard to find below $300. Here's your chance.

MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 - £370 from Newegg (was £380)

A free code for Warhammer 40K: Darktide makes this relatively small cash saving look a lot bigger. In fairness, it's already one of the cheapest RTX 3060 cards around right now.

XFX Speedster Swift 319 RX 6900 XT Core - $670 from Amazon US (was $870)

While the Radeon RX 6900 XT wasn't a very compelling prospect at launch, successive price drops have made it much more competitive on value with its Nvidia RTX rivals.

Two PC monitors on a desk, one showing Metro Exodus and one showing RPS in a browser.

Black Friday gaming monitor deals

UK deals:

AOC 27G2U - £170 from Amazon UK (was £200)

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.

Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQZ - £249 from John Lewis (was £290)

Again, a low price for a high 165Hz refresh rate, this time with the added sharpness of 2560x1440.

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q - £310 from Amazon UK (was £420)

Although this isn't the lowest price the Mobiuz EX2710Q has ever seen, it's good money for a capable and well-built 1440p monitor. FreeSync Premium and a 165Hz refresh rate are among the highlights.

BenQ EL2870U - £200 from Ebuyer (was £222)

Oh hey, it's the best 4K gaming monitor you can get for cheap, now even cheaper. It's 28in and only 60Hz, but most graphics cards won't go far above 60fps at this resolution anyway. FreeSync and G-Sync are both compatible on it, too.

US deals:

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James retired from writing about Dota for RPS to write about hardware for RPS. His favourite watercooler radiator size is 280mm and he always takes advantage of RGB lighting by setting everything to a solid light blue.

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