Black Friday gaming PC deals UK: the best prebuilt systems on sale today

Black Friday Gaming PC deals

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Black Friday is a bit different this year. The scarcity of graphics cards means gaming PCs are in huge demand—as a whole PC can be the only way for upgraders to get the GPU they want. And that means the good ones are going to sell out quickly, so you're going to need to move fast when you find a gaming PC deal that you want. 

Ideally, you either want an Nvidia RTX 30-series or an AMD Radeon RX 6000-series graphics card in any system you buy, as this will ensure that your investment will serve you well for years to come. The good news is we're seeing plenty of pre-built gaming PCs shipping with RTX 3080s, RTX 3070s, and RTX 3060 Ti already, so there should be a system out there that matches your budget.

If you don't feel you need the very latest hardware, then there are some great deals to be had on last-gen hardware, too—PCs that can handle 1080p gaming at smooth frame rates, and won't cost you an arm or a leg. And, unless you've already got a 1440p or 4K panel, or you're planning on grabbing one in the sales, then such machines will serve you well for years to come. These old systems need to be bargains though, you definitely want to pay over the odds for old gear.

While we'd normally recommend building your PC yourself to get the best value for your money and flexibility, pre-built machines have only gotten more affordable in recent years. With sale prices, they can even be cheaper than building your own. And there's no better time than Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday to score a deal on one.

Who will have the best Black Friday Gaming PC deals?

Black Friday gaming PC deals

AlphaSync iCUE | Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 4TB HDD | £2,700.03 £2,499.94 at Ebuyer (save £200.09)
Combined with the immense power of the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 5900X, the RTX 3080 in this machine is sure to sing. You’ll be blasting through the likes of even Metro Exodus at high resolutions, on ultra graphics settings. And if the 4TB hard drive doesn’t cut it, you can always add another NVMe SSD; the motherboard has dual PCIe 4.0 compatible M.2 slots.

Infinity X125 | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i5 12600KF | 16GB RAM | 1TB WD Blue SSD | £1,609.20 at CyberPower
It’s not on sale, but if you’re looking ahead to the future with Intel Alder Lake, here’s a PC with our current favourite chip for just over a grand and a half. With the RTX 3080 you’ll get blistering frame rates at high res, whatever you throw at it. There is only 16GB of RAM, but it’s dual channel so it’s more than enough for gaming. Plus it’s topped with a nice, high capacity WD Blue PCIe SSD.

AlphaSync Canine iCue 4000X | Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 2TB HDD | £2,499.99 £2,199.99 at Ebuyer (save £300)
If you’re going to grab the best graphics card around, then you may as well go big and make sure you’re covered for the future. This high-end gaming PC will handle 4K gaming with ease, and with 32GB of RAM and 3TB of storage, you shouldn’t have to upgrade it for a long, long time. That £300 saving doesn’t hurt either.

Acer Predator Orion 5000 | Nvidia RTX 2070 | Intel Core i7 10700K | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD | £2,099.99 £1,299.99 at Box (saved £800)
This may be last-generation kit, but this is still a lot of gaming PC for not a lot of money. The RTX 2070 is a great graphics card capable of smooth frame rates at 1440p and the Intel Core i7 isn’t going to hold you back either. Rounding out the spec with 16GB of RAM and the old combo of SSD and HDD in 1TB trim makes this a solid deal.

3XS Vengeance | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 11700K | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,599.99 £2,399.99 at Scan (save £200)
Scan has built a great reputation for building quality machines over the years, and while this 3070 system is on the pricier side, it will surely serve you well. Along with that powerful GPU you have a powerful Intel CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a speedy 1TB SSD. That chassis is a seriously impressive piece of work as well.

HP Omen 25L | Nvidia RTX 3070 | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD | £1,899 £1,599 at Box (save £300)
This is the cheapest RTX 3070 PC we’ve found, and for that alone it’s well worth considering. You do take a bit of a hit on the processor here, as it’s a last-gen AMD chip, but it’s still a capable eight-core, 16-thread beast that will serve you well. The SSD is a bit on the small side, but there is a 2TB HDD as well, and you can easily upgrade later down the line. 

PC Specialist Cypher GTi | Nvidia GTX 1660 Super | Intel Core i5 11400F | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | £1,199 £979 at Very (save £220)
Decent gaming PCs for under £1,000 are rare in these silicon-starved days, but this deal means that you get a well-thought-out system for exactly that. The 1660 Super may lack ray tracing and DLSS goodness, but it performs well at 1080p, and the 11th Gen Core i5 won’t hold you back either. The rest of the spec is spot on, and it’s all encased in an attractive chassis with room for further expansion.  

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Black Friday Office PC deals

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75s | AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £709.99 £529.00 at Box (save £180)
This may be an office PC aimed at work, but the Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G at its heart is capable of surprisingly decent gaming performance at lower resolutions and settings. The rest of the spec is solid at this asking price too, with a healthy amount of RAM and SSD. And yes, that’s a DVD±RW slot on the front. Reasons.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M70a | Intel Core i7 10700 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,354.99 £1,024.99 at Box (save £330)
With a nice little eight-core, 16-thread CPU tucked away in this all-in-one machine, it wont let you down when it comes to productivity. Plus, you’re getting a full setup for just over a grand. Not too shabby.

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When will Black Friday gaming PC deals start to appear?

Black Friday itself occurs on November 26 this year, but there are already a wide variety of retailers working in deals well ahead of time. Last year that might have just meant at the start of November, but sales this year kicked off around Halloween time.

What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming PC deal?

We are seeing gaming PCs packing the very latest and greatest gear hit the bargain bins. The fact that every retailer appears to be selling every RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 they get their hands on means that there’s no need for them to try and entice customers with Nvidia’s latest tech. The same is true for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors, and it’s a similar story with the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards

The shortage of new hardware has had two effects on the pre-built system market. The first is that it has never been busier, so if you do want a cutting-edge system, you’re going to need to throw some money down with your system builder of choice if you want anything this side of Christmas (assuming it isn’t too late already). If you desperately want the likes of the RTX 3080 Ti, this is still probably the quickest way of getting one.

The second, and the one that’s potentially more interesting to anyone looking to grab a Black Friday gaming PC bargain, is that the last-gen machines just aren’t as tempting as they were. At least not for the same money. All this last-gen kit doesn’t just miraculously disappear though, retailers and system builders need to sell it to make some money back.

Here’s the thing, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with machines built around Zen 2, Intel 10th-Gen CPUs, and Nvidia RTX 2080s if the price is right. If you’d bought such a machine six months ago you’d have enjoyed some great gaming with it, and that doesn’t change with the release of new hardware. Don’t be put off by the fact that such machines don’t use the very latest, greatest hardware basically. There are still some seriously good machines out there.

As ever when hunting for bargains, focus on what you need, and don’t be swayed to grab a bargain just because it’s cheap. 

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