Sea of Thieves will now let you bury your booty


Rare dropped a preview video today outlining new features coming to their co-op pirate simulator later this week.

Sea of Thieves now offers that most primal of pirate fantasies: burying your own treasure, complete with an auto-generated map to find it. The system ties in handily with multiplayer, letting you share your treasure maps via a quest board. When other players dig up and cash in on your treasure, you both reap the reward. It reminds me of other asymmetric multiplayer systems like Death Stranding's shared cargo hauls or Dark Souls' messages.

buryin some booty

Booty: Buried (Image credit: Rare)

Rare has also added cannon-strapped rowboats to Sea of Thieves, offering new strategic opportunities in ship-to-ship combat and boarding. Get up close to an enemy ship with a hard-to-hit boarding vessel that's 40% gun.

a boat that is mostly gun

Now that’s just a boat strapped to a gun. (Image credit: Rare)

As for smaller changes, a new whisper function will let you humorously speak through the wrong end of your makeshift megaphone to address close comrades (useful in a game with proximity-based voice chat.) Your tired pirates will also receive the ability to sit down and even take a nap, infractions carrying a minimum penalty of swabbing the poop deck. Most interesting of these minor changes to me is the addition of shipboard rats who will flee to the upper decks as lower ones fill with water during combat, a creative little detail that can also serve as an early warning sign of a hull that needs repairs.

pirate whispering down his megaphone in first person

Something you’d like to share with the class? (Image credit: Rare)

The addition of a handy “take all” option for storage crates will be a welcome quality of life change, and the video ends with the announcement of a fun and immersive addition: characters' mouths will now move in sync with players' voice chat input. These all seem like neat little changes to round out Sea of Thieves' lighthearted multiplayer, and we'll be able to see for ourselves how they alter the experience later this week on Thursday, December 2.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong delayed to ensure ‘a healthy work-life balance’ for devs


Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, the in-development tale of politics, intrigue, and blood that is not Bloodlines 2, has been delayed again. Following a postponement earlier this year that saw it moved to February 2022, developer Big Bad Wolf has announced that it needs a little more time, and has pushed it to May.

“This wasn't a decision we took lightly, but one necessary to ensure the highest possible quality while retaining a healthy work-life balance for our team,” the studio said. “Granted, the pandemic also threw a couple of wrenches into our planning, but this delay will allow us to apply some additional polish and give us some extra time for QA. We're a small but very passionate team, eager to create an immersive experience that rivals the sort of personal storytelling you'd experience from a great tabletop session.”

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is the World of Darkness RPG that gets the attention, but Swansong could be a surprise sleeper hit. Big Bad Wolf's previous game, The Council, is a narrative RPG about an 18th century secret society, and it's really quite good: There are shortcomings, including dodgy voice acting and a lack of polish, but the writing, dialog, and character development are top notch. It forgoes the more action-focused aspects of some RPGs, but the scheming and intrigue seems like a perfect fit for the shadowy world of the Camarilla.

Another upside to the delay: It gets Swansong out of February, which is on track to be a very big month for new game releases, including Sifu, Destiny 2: The Witch King, Elden Ring, and possibly others.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is now slated to come out on May 19, and will be an Epic Games Store exclusive at launch. Find out more at vampire-swansong.com.

New speedrun technique brings the Skyrim glitchless world record under 73 minutes

New speedrun technique brings the Skyrim glitchless world record under 73 minutes

Skyrim is a big game, but speedrunners have been making it look small for years, and it seems there’s still more to discover. Skyrim speedrunners have figured out a new technique that’s managed to shave a full minute off of the glitchless main story quest run, and it’s bringing new life to a category whose previous world records had stood for the better part of a year.

The Skyrim glitchless main quest world record is down to 1:12:15 thanks to runner nucular (as spotted by TheGamer). Until just recently, nucular held that world record at 1:14:07, but there’s new tech in the air, as demonstrated by fellow runner TODDs_Telemedien, which has broken new possibilities for the category.

Basically, it hinges on the quest A Cornered Rat, where you go into the Riften sewers to meet with Esbern. With some skilled manoeuvring and a bit of luck, you can get an angered guard to follow you toward that meeting so that when you finish with it, he’ll take you straight to jail. That effectively serves as a teleport out of the sewers, saving you from having to go to the trouble of leaving the area, and cutting over a minute off the run.

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Our favourite 1080p gaming projector is $100 off on Amazon right now


There are a lot of outstanding Cyber Monday PC gaming deals to pick from right now, including this BenQ X1300i projector. It's our pick for the best long throw projector you can attach to your PC. One of our only complaints was the price: As we said in our June 2021 review, it's not the cheapest projector of its kind. But now it's a little closer to that mark, because it's on sale for Cyber Monday for $100 off—that's $1,099 at Amazon.

The X1300i has a very quick 120Hz refresh rate, which is more than sufficient to keep things smooth and fluid no matter what you're playing. The 8ms response time isn't as fast as conventional gaming monitors, which typically offer a 1ms response time, but it's still very playable, and much faster than your average living room television. It's also got great image quality, with sharp detail and “deep and rich” color reproduction, and the 30,000 hour-rated lamp life is very good too.

One point to be aware of is that while it boasts being “4K HDR ready,” this is in fact a 1080p projector: It can take a 4K input and then downscale it to 1080p, but doing so will double the input latency to 16.67ms, which ain't great. Basically, we don't recommend it. Also keep in mind that this is a long throw projector, so you'll need to have it a few meters away from whatever surface you're projecting onto, and it's best mounted on a ceiling.

BenQ X1300i | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,199.99 $1,099.99 at Amazon (save $100)
This is one of our favorite projectors, thanks to its quick refresh rate and smooth, fluid response time. Its 1080p, but the image quality is excellent, and it’s bright enough to work even in moderately bright rooms, although darkened rooms are where it really shines: We said in our review that “it’s easy to get carried away and feel like you’re gaming on a massive flat screen bolted to the wall.”

But for that relatively minor bit of hassle, you'll enjoy the performance of an outstanding multi-use projector. “Hooked up to a graphics card, it's a simple joy to game on,” we said in our review. “And even when it's not plugged in to your rig, the Android TV dongle snuggly fitted inside will put it at the centre of any home media setup.” And now it's a little cheaper, too.

Best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals: RTX desktops and laptops under $1000 and much more


Welcome to our constantly-in-renovation home for all the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals. Do you like what we're doing with the place? This is where we highlight actually good deals we've found for Cyber Monday and keep tabs on all the finest leftovers from Black Friday. Cyber Monday is the big day, but we expect many of today's deals to last awhile longer, and for a few retailers to keep putting up new bargains throughout the so-called Cyber Week. (Do you think Robocop wakes up every Monday and sighs 'Time for another Cyber Week?' I bet he does. It's gotta be all Cyber business all the time, being Robocop.)

Anyway: Cyber Monday deals. Most of the great deals we've found are still in stock, and we're keeping this page updated as new deals arrive and others sell out. There are still deals at Amazon, Newegg, and more for prebuilt gaming PCs and gaming laptops, as well as high-end monitors and NVMe SSDs and other PC gaming gear.

Basically everything except graphics cards.

Many of the Cyber Monday deals even look like they'll ship by Christmas, but make sure to check that ship date before you buy if that's an important factor for you. And just remember that the ongoing chip shortage and supply chain issues could mean delays regardless.

As Cyber Monday winds down, expect a lot of the best deals to start expiring. Some will linger throughout the week, but if there's a particular bargain you're eyeing, don't wait too long. Gaming laptops especially have had a good year: you can find a few decent choices for under $1,000, and some very powerful machines for hundreds of dollars less than they typically cost. You can also find a really nice high refresh rate gaming monitor at a good price, so if you're looking for a tangible upgrade your panel could be a good place to start. 

Some of the best SSDs are also on sale, so whether you want a new NVME PCIe 4.0 drive or a bargain on a ton of SATA SSD space, there are many to choose from.

This house of deals is still being renovated throughout the day, so expect most of what you see here to be in stock, and for new deals to keep trickling in.

Where are the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals?

Today’s top Cyber Monday deals

Razer Blade 15 Advanced | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 10875H | 360Hz 1080p | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,599.99 $1,799.99 at Microsoft (save $800)
That’s a colossal saving on a prime slice of gaming real estate, packing quality hardware from Intel and Nvidia to make sure it demolishes your games. The RTX 3070 is a great option for this thin and light chassis, as it’ll knock out killer frame rates and make the most of the 360Hz display for a buttery-smooth experience too. A great saving on a great laptop.

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition | Intel Core i7 11700 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 32GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD | $2,099.99 $1,469 at Dell (save $630)
It’s not often you find an RTX 3060 Ti in a system these days, and that’s a shame because it’s one of our favourite graphics cards this generation. This PC is surprisingly a good deal, too. It has a great GPU, CPU, and comes with a generous 32GB of RAM and 1TB of speedy SSD storage, and a 1TB HDD as backup, too.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | 14-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,549.99 $1,349.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
The Zephyrus G14 is one of our favorite gaming laptops, and has been since it first arrived. That smaller, 14-inch form factor makes it more portable, and the RTX 3060 is the perfect match for the restricted cooling of the diminutive chassis. And that AMD Ryzen 5900HS CPU is as powerful a mobile chip as you will find today. It’s a great machine at full price, and well worth your time with this hefty a discount in place.

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Black | 4D armrests | $599 $469 at Secretlab (save $140)
This is our pick for the best gaming chair, and you’ll know why once you sit in it. Or read our review. As for this specific design, it is one of the more understated of the lot. Its not as sensual to the touch as the Softweave fabric choice, but still boasts immaculately upholstered, premium quality Neo Hybrid Leatherette, and of course fantastic ergonomics. 

iBuyPower TraceMR | RTX 3060 Ti | Core i7 11700F | 16GB RAM | 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,599.99 $1,399.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
This is bang-on what we think is the right deal price for an RTX 3060 Ti gaming desktop, and it’s not just giving you the GPU and skimping on the rest of the spec. The Intel Core i7 is a capable eight-core chip, the 16GB memory is exactly what you want from a modern gaming PC, and the 480GB SSD is just about big enough for Windows and a few key games. I would doubt it’s an NVMe SSD, but even a SATA drive is far quicker than a standard hard drive.

Alienware Aurora R12 | Intel Core i7-11700F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB | $1,999.99 $1,371.99 at Dell (Save $628)
The RTX 3060 Ti is a little monster of a GPU that can even pump out frames at 4K, and coupled with a top-end 11th Gen Intel processor, you cant go wrong. This one comes with a good amount of RAM and enough speedy NVMe storage to see you through.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | Ryzen 3 5300G | RTX 3060 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $969.99 $869.99 at HP (save $100)
Set the graphics card to an RTX 3060 in the configuration screen, and you can get a 30-series gaming PC for a mere $870—saving $100 on the normal price. You’d ideally want to up the CPU to a Ryzen 5 5600G, RAM to 16GB, and SSD to a 512GB model too, but you’ll soon find yourself way over $1,000 if you do. 

Gigabyte M27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 170Hz | $359.99 $279.99 at Newegg (save $80)
Flick through the specifications of this gaming monitor and you’ll be surprised to see how much is on offer at this price: 170Hz, FreeSync Premium, IPS panel, 0.5ms response time. All good stuff, and there are tons of really positive reviews for this one online, including this one from our sister site Tom’s Hardware, which makes it look like quite the deal. 

LG OLED C1 | 48-inch | 4K | 120Hz | 1ms response time | HDMI 2.1 | G-Sync/FreeSync | $1,296.99 $1,096.99 at Amazon (save $200)
This is the granddaddy of OLED TVs, not just for watching on, but for gaming, too. It’s fully cut-out for fast-paced gaming, whether you’re rigging up a gaming PC or next-gen console to it. This definitely feels like the pinnacle of TVs for us in 2021, and it sets an exciting precedent for big-screen gaming to come.

NZXT Streaming Plus PC | Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,999 $1,799.10 at NZXT (save $199.90)
The final discounted price is listed at checkout.
This NZXT PC is closer to the price we’d expect to find an RTX 3070 PC than one fitted with an RTX 3070 Ti. With an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X at the helm, too, and a good amount of RAM and storage space, this PC will be capable of high refresh 1440p and taking on 4K. Not to mention it’ll despatch 1080p at very high frames per second indeed.

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch| Core i5 11400H | RTX 3050 Ti | 1080p | 120Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,218.99 $783.99 at Dell (save $435)
Yet another G15 deal, but this really is quite special coming in at under $800. We’ve not spent much time with the RTX 3050 Ti, but it essentially offers RTX 2060-level gaming performance and that sort of laptop cost $1,000+ just six months ago. You get a six-core, 12-thread CPU, and that’s also a chunky SSD for a gaming laptop at this price, too.

MSI GF65 Thin | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 10750H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,299 $1,049 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $250)
A decent CPU combined with an RTX 3060 for just over a grand, you can’t go wrong really. With a nippy 144Hz monitor, and 16GB of ram keeping it chugging along, you can bet it’ll see you right for most gaming as it’s been one of our favourites for a while.

LG UltraGear 32GN600 | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | $349 $249 at Walmart (save $100)
High-refresh 1440p monitors are where it’s at right now, and this LG UltraGear screen is a great example of why that’s the case. Big, bold, and bright, it’ll make pretty much everything you play look great, and that 165Hz refresh rate will make it silky smooth too. This is a great deal.

Oculus Quest 2 | VR Headset |Motion Controllers | 128GB storage |  $348.00 $299.00 at Newegg (save $48.01) with $50 promotional gift card  
The Oculus Quest 2 both improves on the specs sheet of the original Quest and delivers it for cheaper. With a new LCD at 1832 x 1920 per eye, the Quest 2 offers exceptional clarity for an entry-level headset, through which you can enjoy a slew of games either purpose-built for the standalone headset, and thus rendered by the onboard Snapdragon XR2 chip, or beamed from your PC using Oculus Link and a compatible USB Type-C cable. It’s now capable of up to 120Hz refresh rate, thanks to a recent update, making it an even sweeter deal.

ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT Phantom Gaming D | RDNA 2  | 5,120 cores | 16GB GDDR6 | 2,340 MHz Boost clock | $1,599.99 $1,499.99 at Newegg (save $100)
The fact that we’re at a stage where finding a new GPU at MSRP is cause for celebration means that when one turns up with an actual discount it’s a red-letter day. The Radeon RX 6900 XT is a very powerful graphics card, and will deliver 4K gaming performance on a wide variety of games. You also get 1 month of Xbox Games Pass and free copies of Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil Village. 

Cyber Monday gaming PC deals

iBuyPower TraceMR | RTX 3060 Ti | Core i7 11700F | 16GB RAM | 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,599.99 $1,399.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
This is bang-on what we think is the right deal price for an RTX 3060 Ti gaming desktop, and it’s not just giving you the GPU and skimping on the rest of the spec. The Intel Core i7 is a capable eight-core chip, the 16GB memory is exactly what you want from a modern gaming PC, and the 480GB SSD is just about big enough for Windows and a few key games. I would doubt it’s an NVMe SSD, but even a SATA drive is far quicker than a standard hard drive.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $3,289.99 $2,699.99 at Dell (save $580)
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is the graphics card every PC gamer wants, and this is one of the best ways of getting it. Backed up by a powerful CPU in the form of the Ryzen 9 5900 and with 32GB of RAM to call its own, this is the kind of gaming PC dreams are made of. 

OMEN 30L | Intel Core i7 10700K | Nvidia RTX 3080 | 16GB RAM | 512GB WD Black NVMe SSD | $2,169.99 $2,069.99 at HP (Save $100)
For a machine with an RTX 3080 inside, this is already a good price without the discount. When configured with slightly more storage and RAM than the base model (which would have been just 256GB and 8GB respectively), it’s a little more to the average PC enthusiast’s taste. And that’s a WD Black NVMe SSD in there, one of our favourites.

iBuyPower Trace MR | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11700KF |16GB RAM | 500GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD | $2,399.99 at Best Buy
At a decent price, you’re getting a solid computer draped around a powerful (and elusive) graphics card. With a strong Rocket Lake CPU and a super-speedy NVMe SSD this machine will be a nice upgrade for most. At the very least you’re getting a new GPU, and in the last 12 months, that’s a win.

iBuyPower Gaming RDY SLHRG208 |AMD Ryzen 7 5800X |Nvidia RTX 3070 | $2,199 $1,949 at iBuypower (save $250)
This iBuypower gaming PC manages to strike a great balance between performance and value. Packing an RTX 3070 and a Ryzen 7 5800X for under $2,000 is no easy feat, but iBuypower has managed it without cutting any corners. Windows 11, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD are all present and correct. It’s more than you have to spend to get an RTX 3070, but the other specs are good enough to warrant the price.

EK-Fluid Gaming PC 270 Vanquish | Ryzen 7 5800X | Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti | 32GB RAM | 3TB SSD | $3,499.99 $2,999 at EK-Fluid (save $500)
There are way cheaper ways to get a 30-series card right now, but none of them come packed with EK-Fluid’s custom liquid-cooling case, and this is the best price we’ve seen for one with specs this impressive.

CyberPower Gamer Supreme | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X| AMD RX 6700 XT | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD | $2,289.99 $2,099.99 at Microsoft (Save $190.00)
Here’s a juicy, all AMD gaming PC with a decent chunk of money off. It’s not the greatest deal, as that graphics card isn’t quite up to par with others at this price range, but certainly worth a look if you’re wanting to get the full AMD experience and a high core count CPU. Plus, that’s a nice chunk of storage to keep you going.

ABS Master | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i7-11700F | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,799.99 $1,599.99 at Newegg (save $200)
Packing a tasty 11th Gen Intel chip, this is going to be a great machine for productivity as well as gaming, and will even take on the likes of Metro: Exodus at high graphics settings up to 1440p. You can get a similar PC for $1,399.99, though you sacrifice Bluetooth and get a smaller SSD .

ABS Master | Intel Core i5-11400F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,699.99 $1,499.99 at Newegg (save $200)
This isn’t quite as good a deal as some systems we’ve spotted, but it does come with three free games from Intel and Nvidia. Plus it looks the part and comes with out of the box components, so some might prefer that to the more pre-built Dell systems above. Worth considering then, with a decent discount. 

ABS Master | Intel Core i5-10400F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,599.99 $1,399.99 at Newegg (save $200)
This ones not got swathes of storage, but you’re still looking at a mighty CPU/GPU combo that’ll perform admirably at up to 4K resolution. 16GB of RAM is more than enough for gaming, but you might look at jamming another PCIe SSD in there at some point. Luckily, the motherboard has dual slots.

iBuyPower SlateMR | Radeon RX 6600 XT | Ryzen 7 3700X | 16GB RAM | 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,349.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Performing around the same sort of level as an RTX 3060, sometimes above it, the RX 6600 XT in this rig is a quality 1080p GPU for the money. We’re seeing the last-gen Ryzen CPUs, like this 3700X, being used in a lot of gaming PC deals, but it’s still a quality octacore chip and has an upgrade path up to the very latest AMD CPUs.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | Ryzen 3 5300G | RTX 3060 | $969.99 $869.99 at HP (save $100)
Set the graphics card to an RTX 3060 in the configuration screen, and you can get a 30-series gaming PC for $869.99—saving $50 on the normal price. You’d ideally want to up the CPU to a Ryzen 5 5600G, RAM to 16GB, and SSD to a 512GB model too, but you’ll soon find yourself way over $1,000 if you do. 

Alienware Aurora R12 | Intel Core i7-11700F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB | $1,999.99 $1,371.99 at Dell (Save $628)
The RTX 3060 Ti is a little monster of a GPU that can even pump out frames at 4K, and coupled with a top-end 11th Gen Intel processor, you cant go wrong. This one comes with a good amount of RAM and enough speedy NVMe storage to see you through.

NZXT Streaming Plus PC | Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,999 $1,799.10 at NZXT (save $199.90)
The final discounted price is listed at checkout.
This NZXT PC is closer to the price we’d expect to find an RTX 3070 PC than one fitted with an RTX 3070 Ti. With an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X at the helm, too, and a good amount of RAM and storage space, this PC will be capable of high refresh 1440p and taking on 4K. Not to mention it’ll despatch 1080p at very high frames per second indeed.

iBuyPower RDY SLMBG205 | Core i7 11700KF | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,099 $1,799 at iBuyPower (save $300)
It’s all about speed with the RDY systems, and that 2-day rush service means you can get hold of your brand new gaming system within days. But then the actual rig is all about speed too, with an eight-core CPU and RTX 3070 GPU doing the gaming good stuff, and a 1TB PCIe SSD making Windows 11 feel super slick.

Alienware Aurora R12 | Intel Core i7 11700F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,999.99 $1,371.99 at Dell (save $628)
One of our favourite Alienware models, with a very juicy config, is now just $1,371.99 at Dell. It won’t be around for long, but while it’s here you can get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and 11th gen, Intel Core i7 CPU for a massive saving.

Dell XPS Desktop | Intel Core i5 11700 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,799.99 $1,322.99 at Dell (save $477)
The understated styling of the XPS will appeal if you’re not interested in lighting up your room while playing games maxed out at 1080p and pushing 1440p at high refresh. This system has plenty of surprises, too. The 32GB of RAM and great 11th Gen Core i7 processor make it a serious all-rounder for gaming and more. 

ABS Master Gaming PC | Intel Core i5 10400F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,599.99 $1,399.99 at Newegg (save $200)
This sort of $1,400 mark seems to be the sweet spot for RTX 3060 Ti-based gaming rigs this deals season. We have seen better systems with more powerful CPUs, but if the Dell deals go out of stock again, the six-core, 12-thread Core i5 10400F will still see you right.

Codenames| 2-8 players | Time to play: 15-20 minutes
$19.95 $8.04 at Amazon (save $11.91)
Amazingly fun social word game that challenges you to get inside the mind of your teammates by trying to guess what their one-word clues mean. Easy to learn and great for parties. There’s also a specific 2-player version with slightly different rules.

Descent: Legends of The Dark | 1-4 players | Time to play: 3-4 hours $174.95 $95.99 at Amazon (save $78.96)
My goodness. This enormous cube of a fantasy board game is way cheaper than it’s ever been. Gloomhaven is no longer on sale, but this is a pleasant alternative—an “app-driven” RPG that tells you what moves to make for enemies. And you can play it solo, if you’re holed-up in Antarctica this winter.

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals

Razer Blade 15 Advanced | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 10875H | 360Hz 1080p | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,599.99 $1,799.99 at Microsoft (save $800)
That’s a colossal saving on a prime slice of gaming real estate, packing quality hardware from Intel and Nvidia to make sure it demolishes your games. The RTX 3070 is a great option for this thin and light chassis, as it’ll knock out killer frame rates and make the most of the 360Hz display for a buttery-smooth experience too. A great saving on a great laptop.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | 14-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,549.99 $1,349.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
The Zephyrus G14 is one of our favorite gaming laptops, and has been since it first arrived. That smaller, 14-inch form factor makes it more portable, and the RTX 3060 is the perfect match for the restricted cooling of the diminutive chassis. And that AMD Ryzen 5900HS CPU is as powerful a mobile chip as you will find today. It’s a great machine at full price, and well worth your time with this hefty a discount in place.

Alienware m15 R6 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,159 $1,699 at Dell (save $460)
This laptop is a picture of gaming PC performance in 2021. It’s powered by the fantastic RTX 3070 GPU, and comes with the 11th Gen Core i7 11800H, which is going to withstand whatever you throw at it. Combined with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, inside a stylish chassis, it’s a mighty fine upgrade for someone.

Dell G15 | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | Intel Core i5 10500H | 15.6-inch | 120Hz  | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,218.99 $749 at Dell (save $469)
This laptop has been on sale for a good while now, but Dell just decided to knock another $50 off the price for Cyber Monday. That makes this a nice saving on an RTX 3050 Ti, as we’ve seen machines with much older GPUs trying to pass off as a deal for around this much.

Dell G15 | Nvidia RTX 3050 | Intel Core i5 11400H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 120Hz | 8GB RAM | 256GB | $1,068.99 $649.99 at Dell (save $419)
I wouldn’t recommend this laptop at its MSRP, but seeing as it’s currently on sale under $700, it’s actually not a bad way to get yourself gaming at 1080p and reasonably high settings. The RTX 3050 isn’t massively powerful, though it is enough so to deliver decent frame rates in modern games. Plus it support DLSS, which will really help you hit that 120Hz refresh in supported games. There’s definitely some potential upgrades you could do to make this better, such as the SSD and the RAM, but it’s not a bad starting point. That CPU is actually really good, too.

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch| Core i5 11400H | RTX 3050 Ti | 1080p | 120Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,218.99 $783.99 at Dell (save $435)
Yet another G15 deal, but this really is quite special coming in at under $800. We’ve not spent much time with the RTX 3050 Ti, but it essentially offers RTX 2060-level gaming performance and that sort of laptop cost $1,000+ just six months ago. You get a six-core, 12-thread CPU, and hat’s also a chunky SSD for a gaming laptop at this price, too.

Gigabyte Aero 15 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3080 | 4K AMOLED | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,199 $1,899 at Newegg after rebate (save $1,100)
This beauty may only come with a 60Hz screen but it’s 4K and AMOLED (even better than OLED). That GPU will spit up mega frame rates, even at such ultra-high resolution, too. And paired with a powerful 11th Gen Intel CPU, plenty of RAM, and masses of storage, it’s great value even before the rebate.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i9 11980HK | 32GB RAM | 1TB + 512GB SSD | 4K IPS | $3,649.99 $2,749.99 after rebate at Newegg (save $900)
This is worth making the most of considering it’s a machine with an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Core i9 chip. That’s topped with a gorgeous 4K IPS screen and boatloads of RAM—so great for multitasking any high-res antics. Plus lots of space to store all your games, and their high fidelity textures. This really is a steal for under $3,000.

Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,399 $1,949 at Newegg (save $450)
No immense 4K screen here, only 1080p, but who needs super high resolution when you can have speed? This RTX 3080 and Intel 11th Gen lappy is topped with a 300Hz panel and more ram than you could shake a… stick at. Right now, at under $2K, its worth a look.

MSI GP66 Leopard | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,299 $1,799 after rebate at Newegg (save $500)
For a laptop with an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Intel CPU, this is a pretty good get. Not only do you get a smashing 240Hz screen to cater for the sky-high framerates it’ll be pumping out, you also get a good amount of storage, too.

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | $2,199.99 $2,000.99 at Microsoft (save $199)
Listed as the ‘most desirable compact gaming laptop‘ in our guide, the Razer Blade 14 is a juicy gaming companion in any configuration. This one combines an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU to take on todays top games even at 1440p, that’s with a tasty 165Hz refresh rate, too.

Alienware m15 R6 | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3080 | 1080p | 2TB SSD | 32GB RAM | $2,859.99 $2,508.79 at Dell (save $351.20)
With an RTX 3080, and an 11th Gen Intel core i7 11800H you’ll be flying through those frame rates with the gaming laptop. And it’s topped with a super speedy 360Hz panel, with 1ms response and Nvidia G-Sync for a competitive edge, along with boatloads of RAM and 2TB of M.2 PCIe storage to keep it all chugging along nicely.

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,518.99 $1,273.99 at Dell (save $395)
If you want a really well-rounded RTX 3060 gaming laptop, this Dell G15 is the way to go. It’s well prepared with 16GB of RAM, an eight-core CPU, and it comes in a great chassis we like at this price. Plus that 165Hz refresh will keep your games running silky smooth.

MSI GF65 Thin | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 10750H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,299 $1,049 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $200)
A decent CPU combined with an RTX 3060 for just over a grand, you can’t go wrong really. With a nippy 144Hz monitor, and 16GB of ram keeping it chugging along, you can bet it’ll see you right for most gaming as it’s been one of our favourites for a while. Plus, it’s eligible for Black Friday Price protection.

Gigabyte G5 KC | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 10500H| Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,199 $999 after at Newegg (save $200)
We love an RTX 3060 gaming laptop with a discount, and for under $1,000, this is almost as good as it gets. That GPU and CPU combo will make for great 1080p, high-refresh gaming, and while there’s not a huge amount of storage, those can be easily upgraded. As can the battery, and you can even add in a HDD if you so fancy.

Gigabytge G5 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 11400H | Nvidia RTX 3050 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,199 $849 at Newegg after rebate (save $350)
A solid laptop at a very decent price, the Gigabyte G5 is a good way to take your Steam library on the road if you’re looking for something a little more practical than, say, a Steam Deck. And don’t forget the $100 rebate!

MSI Pulse GL66 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD | $1,299 $999 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $300)
A laptop with a great CPU and a pretty nippy current-gen GPU for under a grand is not to be taken lightly. It’s a step-down in terms of GPU to the laptop above, which isn’t ideal if you’re purely gaming on this machine, though it comes with far more storage space and a better eight-core CPU for more editing and productivity smarts.

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch | 120Hz | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | 8GB | 512GB SSD | $1,218.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $419)
It’s a bit of a trade-off situation between these two sub-$1,000 G15 machines. This cheaper version does come with a larger 512GB SSD, but the RTX 3050 Ti and single channel 8GB memory means it’s a weaker all-round gaming laptop compared with the all-AMD version. But then, it is also over $100 cheaper.

Cyber Monday office laptop deals

ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 Intel | 14-inch | Intel Core i7 1165G7 | Integrated Intel Xe graphics | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,369 $1,160.81 at Lenovo (save $1,184.50)
Lenovo may have been a little generous with its reported saving on this one, but nonetheless, this laptop comes with a great processor backing it up: Intel’s Core i7 1165G7. This chip is fast and quick, and comes with the top Intel Xe graphics that we’ve tested out ourselves in gaming. Combine that with great storage and RAM capacity, and you’re looking at a do-it-all productivity pad. 

Dell XPS 13 laptop | 13-inch |Intel Core i5 1135G7 | Integrated Intel Xe Graphics | 1080p | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $949.99 $649.99 at Dell (save $300)
This XPS 13 is one of the most portable and bag-friendly Windows laptops around. It folds down to an incredibly slim size, though maintains a high level of durability and quality. We’ve used these laptops plenty, and we really rate them. This one is pretty much as entry-level as it gets, but it’s a decent price for a very well-made laptop that would be great for school. 

ASUS VivoBook SB55 | i5 1135G7 | 1080p | 512GB SSD | 8GB RAM | $689.99 $499.99 at Staples (save $190)
With an 11th gen Intel processor, this thin, light lappy is bound to see you right for $540. It doesn’t have the mega core-count of some chips, but Hyper-Threading means performance is practically doubled from previous generations. It can also boost up to 4.9 GHz from 2.4 GHz if your workload depends on it.

ThinkBook 15 Gen 3 AMD | 15-inch | AMD Ryzen 5 5500U | Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics | 1080p | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,129 $733.85 at Lenovo (save $395.15)
If you want a portable machine for remote access to your documents in the cloud, this ThinkBook offers a decent processor at a good price. It doesn’t offer particularly beefy specs, and you definitely won’t be able to game on this one, but it offers enough for a lightweight and backpack-friendly work or school laptop. Just bear in mind this laptop was a touch cheaper earlier in the week, and so may drop in price again.

Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals

LG 27GN800-B Ultragear Gaming Monitor | 27-inch | 1440p | 144Hz | IPS | G-Sync, FreeSync | $399.99  $276.99 at Amazon (save $123)
This LG gaming monitor is at an all-time low price and delivers 144Hz at 1440p. If you need a high refresh rate monitor that supports G-Sync and FreeSync this is a great choice, just mind the lackluster stand (it is VESA mountable).

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 28-inch | 4K | IPS | 144Hz $799.99 $649.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Samsung’s G7 is a popular screen, and that’s no doubt thanks to its great panel quality and high refresh rate. It’s definitely not the cheapest 4K monitor going, but for that extra cash you get a great build quality and rapid speed, perfect for competitive gaming. It also supports both Nvidia and AMD variable refresh rate technologies, and comes with a flattering IPS panel.

BenQ EL2870U | 28 inch | 4K | 60Hz | 1ms response time | FreeSync | $299.99 $249.99 at Amazon (save $50)
BenQ’s EL2870U is an excellent low-cost path to 4K: The 60Hz refresh rate may put off competitive shooter fans, but the image quality is outstanding. “For those wanting 4K and HDR on a budget, it’s easy to recommend,” we said in our 89% review. And at this price, it’s even easier.

Alienware AW3821DW | 38-inch | 1600p | IPS | $1,949.99 $1,099.99 at Dell (save $850)
From the ‘go big or go home’ school of monitor design, this curved monster is for anyone that wants to hit that truly immersive gaming experience. At 3840×1600 it has the same horizontal resolution as a 4K panel, but it isn’t quite as tall—it’ll still punish your graphics card though. The 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response times, and VESA DisplayHDR 600 round out an impressive overall package. 

Samsung Odyssey G9 | 48.7-inch | Ultrawide | QLED | 240Hz | $1,399.99 $979.99 at Amazon (save $420)
Reportedly in stock soon. Here, you’re getting supreme 5120 x 1440 pixels spanning 49 inches to wrap yourself in your favorite game worlds. It’s QLED, so not as impressive as OLED tech, but you do get a speedy 240Hz monitor from a trusted manufacturer, and AMD Freesync and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility.

Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ | 35″ | 21:9 curved screen | 100 Hz | 1ms response time | FreeSync | $479.00 $444.00 at BHPhotoVideo (save $35)
This doesn’t look like a huge saving but for whatever reason this retailer’s starting point is much lower than the competition: this same screen has a list price of $570 to $613 elsewhere. The screen size and curvature make this something of a luxury gaming monitor.

Cooler Master GM34-CW | 34-inch | Ultrawide | VA | 144Hz | $749 $629 at B&H Photo (save $120)
The impeccable colour you get from this immense 34-inch screen in pretty nice, and the contrast isn’t bad either. This is a 3440 x 1440p VA panel which is a good resolution for this size monitor. For gaming you get a 144Hz refresh to make the most of high frame rates, and G-Sync and Freesync, to boot.

Dell S3422DWG | 34-inch | Ultrawide | VA | FreeSync compatible | 2ms response time | $509.99 $429.99 at Amazon (save $80)
Ultrawides are excellent, and for gaming they may well be a smarter upgrade if you’re worrying about dropping lots of cash on high-refresh 4K and a capable graphics card. This Dell screen came out this year, not all that long ago even, and has solid reviews across the web. Definitely one to look at if you want to get into the world of ultrawide gaming.

Razer Raptor | 27-inch | 1440p | 144Hz | 7ms response time | FreeSync | $699.99 $499.99 at Target (save $200)
This monitor boasts both high-end performance and serious style, with a stand you’ll never want to go back from. This is a 144Hz panel while a very recent hardware refresh saw Razer get that up to 165Hz—but I for one wouldn’t notice the difference, and that’s why this beautiful display is enjoying a chonky $200 off.

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 26.9-inch | 1440p | 240Hz $699.99 $499.99 at B&H (save $200)
Another option on the G7 is to drop down to 1440p and save a little extra money. It does pop you up to 240Hz at the same time, and are you really going to miss the 1.1-inch reduction in size? Well, only you can answer that.

Aorus FI32U | 32-inch | 4K | IPS | 144Hz | $999.99 $899.99 at Newegg (save $100)
4K is best viewed above 32-inches, and you don’t really want to forgo on picture quality when you’re paying for extra pixels. That’s why this 32-inch, IPS is a great fit for gaming, helped along massively by a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Now all you need is a great graphics card to feed it with a constant flow of frames.

Aorus FV43U | 43-inch | 4K | VA QLED | 144Hz | $1,099.99 $849.99 at Newegg (save $250)
If you want to go bigger than your peers, then this 43-inch monitor is a good fit. You lose out on the quality IPS of the smaller screen, but instead, you get a VA with Quantum Dot tech. Note this is an ‘open box’ discount, so it’s worth checking you’re happy with that before buying.

Samsung UE57 | 28-inch | 4K | TN | 60Hz | $349.99 $249.99 at Amazon (save $100)
You know we said don’t settle for a 60Hz or a TN panel? Well, here we are recommending both in just one panel, but this is a 4K monitor from a good brand at a really tempting price, so we’ll make an exception. A 28-inch panel at 3840×2160 makes for a pleasing 157ppi and if you need to work as well as play, then 4K does make for a more productive time. 

Gigabyte M27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 170Hz | $359.99 $279.99 at Newegg (save $80)
Flick through the specifications of this gaming monitor and you’ll be surprised to see how much is on offer at this price: 170Hz, FreeSync Premium, IPS panel, 0.5ms response time. All good stuff, and there are tons of really positive reviews for this one online, including this one from our sister site Tom’s Hardware, which makes it look like quite the deal. 

Alienware AW2721D | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 240Hz | $1,109.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $310)
This Alienware monitor hits that 1440p sweet spot at an impressive 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms (GtG) response time. This thing is fast. And at 450 cd/m2 it’s pretty bright too. This would normally set you back $1,110, but right now you can pick it up for a penny under $800. That’s a quality saving on a quality screen. 

Acer Predator XB271HU | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 144Hz | $469.99 $399.99 at Amazon (save $70)
For Acer’s flagship monitor this is a great deal. We hold a special place in our hearts for the Predator. The IPS panel may not have the best colours and contrast around, but it’s built for performance. With a 4ms response time and an overclockable 144Hz refresh, you’ll be flying in competitive games.

MSI Optix MAG321CQR | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | 144Hz | $479.99 $259.99 at Amazon (save $210)
This is a huge saving on a quality 1440p VA panel that can make for some silky smooth refresh rates. The 1800R curve is subtle enough to add to the immersive experience without getting in the way too. It’s FreeSync and G-Sync compatible too.

Dell S3222DGM | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | 165Hz | $529.99 $329.99 at Dell (save $200)
Coming in with a massive saving, this QHD, curved Dell gaming monitor boasts AMD FreeSync, as well as 2ms grey-to-grey response and a very tasty 165Hz refresh rate. At $200 off RRP, it’s a bit of a steal.

Asus TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | 165Hz | $329.99 $239.99 at Newegg (save $90)
With a curved panel and a rather nice 165Hz refresh, not to mention the 1ms response time, this Asus TUF gaming monitor is not to be sniffed at. It’s one of our favorite monitors and the model is only a couple of years old. Not a bad buy.

LG UltraGear 32GN600 | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | 165Hz | $349  $249 at Walmart (save $100)
As we said at the beginning, high-refresh 1440p monitors are where it’s at right now, and this LG UltraGear screen is a great example of why that’s the case. Big, bold, and bright, it’ll make pretty much everything you play look great, and that 165Hz refresh rate will make it silky smooth too. This is a great deal.

Acer XG270HU | 27-inch | 1440p | TN | 144Hz | $349.99 $289.99 at Newegg (save $60)
You may be able to get IPS and VA panels for this sort of cash, but there’s still something to be said for this speedy TN screen for gaming. High-refresh rates and 1ms response times make it a punchy offering, and viewed straight on the colors are decent. It’s got a tiny bezels on the top and sides for multi-screen setups, and also supports AMD FreeSync for smooth gaming.

AOC C32G2ZE | 32-inch | 1080p | VA | 240Hz | $329.99 $279.99 at Amazon (save $50)
32 inches may make 1080p seem a tad stretched, but this is still a pretty good deal on a vast, curved gaming monitor—that’s even without the ridiculous 0.5ms response, and 240Hz refresh rate. Here you’re getting excellent contrast, accurate color, and AMD FreeSync to help reduce screen tear.

Samsung Odyssey G3 | 24-inch | 1080p | VA | 144Hz | $279.99 $199.99 at Amazon (save $80)
One of our favorite gaming monitors is an Odyssey, this is just the toned-down version. At 144Hz, with a 1ms response, it can still hold its own. It even comes with Freesync, which is great for those packing an AMD GPU.

Sceptre E275B-FPT165 | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | $227.48 $199.97 at Amazon (save $27.51)
It’s not the highest resolution monitor, but a nice 165Hz refresh and 1ms response time is not to be sniffed at for that price. It’s more built for speed than image fidelity. Plus, you’re looking at nice 27 inch IPS panel, so there’s that.

Asus ROG Swift PG259QN | 24.5-inch | 1080p | 360Hz | $599.99 $479.99 at Amazon (save $120)
This 1080p gaming monitor offers a ridiculously fast refresh rate, and so will need one of the newer G-Sync compatible graphics cards to make the most of it. ROG Swift’s IPS panels are great, though, offering deep, clear colors while still providing good response times. It’s a little on the small size, but if you’re short of space, this is worth your consideration.

Cyber Monday TV deals

LG OLED C1 | 48-inch | 4K | 120Hz | 1ms response time | HDMI 2.1 | G-Sync/FreeSync | $1,296.99 $1,096.99 at Amazon (save $200)
This is the granddaddy of OLED TVs, not just for watching on, but for gaming, too. It’s fully cut-out for fast-paced gaming, whether you’re rigging up a gaming PC or next-gen console to it. This definitely feels like the pinnacle of TVs for us in 2021, and it sets an exciting precedent for big-screen gaming to come.

LG 65 Class C1 Series | 65-inch | OLED | 4K | $2,099.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
Why settle for a 55-inch TV when you could go massive and grab this 65-inch bad boy instead. You still get support for 120Hz gaming via HDMI 2.1 and wonderful picture quality thanks to the OLED tech that makes this screen tick. A decent saving on a quality screen.

Samsung 4K QLED (2021) | 65-inch | Quantum Dot | $1,699.99 $1,197.99 at Newegg (save $502)
This Samsung 4K QLED is actually a pretty good fit for gaming. You know why? It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, and for a TV its response time isn’t all too bad at 13ms either. Nice.

Samsung QLED Q70A | 55-inch | 4K | Quantum Dot | $1,099.99 $847.99 at Amazon (save $252)
Samsung make great TVs, and great TV panels. And the Quantum Dot filter, while it isn’t OLED levels (don’t be confused by that tortuous QLED name), it still delivers an impressive color gamut. And for well under a grand you’re getting a big-screen 2021 TV.

SAMSUNG FRAME QLED LS03 Series | 32-inch | 4K | 60Hz | 13.9ms response time | $527.99 $447.99 at Amazon (Save $80)
While smaller than some of its counterparts, this 32-inch QLED is an attractive alternative to other televisions on offer. It offers Samsung’s Quantom Dot color filter atop a VA panel, customisable frame details, and an art mode that will let you show off your own creations. Fancy.

TCL 65R635 | 65-inch | QLED | 4K | $1,299.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
It may not be an OLED TV, but it’s still a very nice 4K TV with a great 120Hz refresh rate so it can make the most of high frame rates. It’s also vast, meaning you won’t waste that immense ultra high resolution goodness.

Sony Bravia XR A80J | 65-inch | OLED | 4K | $2,299.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $500)
This high-end TV from Sony uses OLED tech to produce one of the best experiences around. Near-infinite contrast, excellent color gamut, and a quick response time make it as great for gaming as it is for watching movies. 120Hz refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 round out its next-gen capabilities.

Samsung Q60A | 32-inch | QLED | 4K | $497.99 $397.99 at B&H Photo (save $100)
This Samsung screen is a great fit for most living rooms. It’s not rapid-fast like some of the others on this list, but say you only want to play Stardew Valley on the big screen, it’s pretty darn good. Similarly, it’s good for, you know, watching TV.

Vizio OLED55-H1 | 55-inch | OLED | 4K | $1,299.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
This 55-inch 4K television was a big hit in the sales last year, and it’s already enjoying some money off right now. The 120Hz refresh rate and support for HDMI 2.1 mean you can plug your consoles into it as well as your PC and enjoy some big-screen gaming. 

BenQ X1300i 4LED | 1080p HDR | 120Hz 8.3ms Input Lag I Android TV | $1199.00 $1099.00 at Amazon (save $100)
This gaming projector is backed by exceptional brightness, so sunlight shouldn’t be an issue. It comes with built-in speakers and auto color calibration.

BenQ TK700STi | 4K HDR | 1.2x Zoom | 16ms Input Lag | Android TV $1699.00 $1399.00 at Best Buy (save $300)

Another top-notch projector on sale and for $300 less than the original price. If you weren’t thinking about getting a gaming projector, you are now! Being a short throw projector means there’s less faff when looking for a place to put it. It should work from your coffee table so no need to hang it overhead or tuck it somewhere behind the sofa. 

Cyber Monday NVMe SSD deals

Samsung 980 Pro | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $229.99 $169.99 at Amazon (save $60)
Samsung’s premium next-gen internal SSD may not top the charts, but it’s still a solid performer and has enjoyed some healthy price cuts since its launch. Strong 4K performance and solid real-world performance make for a quality option, particularly at this price. 

WD_Black SN850 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | $529.99 $319.99 at Amazon (save $210)
The fastest NVMe SSD you can buy today also happens to be a bit of a steal right now. With a massive 36% saving off its list price, you can enjoy speedy access not just for your OS, but for all of your games as well. This is the stuff dream machines are made of.

SanDisk Ultra | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $229.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
One whole terabyte of NVMe storage is what’s on offer here. And sure, it’s no lightning-fast PCIe 4.0 SSD, but they’re twice the price for this big a drive. And it’s still around 4x the speed of a SATA SSD and I can’t even calculate how much faster it is than your old hard drive. Will make a speedy extension to your games library, or a decent boot drive in its own right.

Seagate FireCuda 530 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $249.99 $189.99 at Newegg (save $54)
The FireCuda 530 is one of the fastest drives around but is held back somewhat by its high price. With the SN850 and 980 Pro offering roughly the same performance but for a lot less, it’s been hard to unreservedly recommend Seagate’s drove. This $40 saving helps on that front, and if you’re looking for some super speedy storage, this won’t disappoint. 

Samsung 970 Evo Plus | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $329.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (save $130)
It wasn’t that long ago that this was the overall best SSD you could get your hands on. While we’ve had faster PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs recently, this is still a decent buy, especially at this price. 2TB of speedy NVMe storage will cover you for a good chunk of your steam library, and it’ll make Windows fly too.  

WD_Black SN750 SE | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $139.99 $94.99 at Newegg (save $45)
This Special Edition take on the SN750 supports PCIe 4.0, although the throughput of 3,600MB/s is only just better than the best PCIe 3.0 drives. It is however a decent price for a 1TB SSD that offers decent 4K read and write performance. Not the fastest drive around, but at under $100, it’s not a bad deal by any means.

Kingston NV1 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $199.99 $144.99 at Adorama (save $60)
This is absolutely a budget NVMe SSD, but one that rolls in at such a good price that it’s almost impossible to ignore. The performance won’t trouble other NVMe drives, but it’ll still leave any SATA drive eating dust. It’s DRAM-less and fairly barebones, but for the money, you can’t really complain.

WD_Black SN850 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $229.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (save $80)
Out of all the next-gen PCIe 4.0 SSDs we’ve tested, this is the one that stands out as offering the absolute best performance around. It runs a bit on the toasty side, so you’ll need good airflow in your system, but once you’ve got that sorted you’ll enjoy incredible performance in your games. 

Cyber Monday SATA SSD deals

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | $229.99 $179.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
This is a pretty good price for a big ol’ chunk of SSD storage. If you’re looking to boot the hard drives out of your rig, then this is one of the more affordable ways of doing so. Samsung’s a good brand, and while the 870 QVO is nothing to get excited about in terms of performance, it’ll serve you well. 

Samsung 870 EVO | 1TB | SATA | $169.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
 This is a pretty nippy little sata SSD, renowned for its consistency in 530MB/s read and around 510MB/s write speed averages. And there’s enough space here to rid yourself of that pesky HDD for good—and it’s especially worth is for that price.

Western Digital Blue | 1TB | SATA | $189.99 $89.99 at Best Buy (saving $100)
Best Buy may be pushing it a bit with that saving as this drive hasn’t been that much for years, but this is still a 1TB SATA drive from a respected brand for under $90. It’ll outperform a hard drive any day of the week, and it won’t be as hot or noisy when doing so. Reads peak at 560MB/s with writes a little slow at 530MB/s, but both are close to the interface’s maximum throughput. 

Cyber Monday external SSD deals

SanDisk Extreme Portable | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $239.99 $119.99 at Best Buy (save $120)
This IP55 rated drive is dust-proof and water-resistant, is sturdy enough to survive being dropped, and features hardware encryption to keep the contents private too. With transfer speeds up to 1,050MB/s over USB 3.2 Gen 2 it’s no slouch when it comes to throwing files around either. And hey, it looks pretty good too.

Adata SE800 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $179.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $80)
This is our fave external SSD even when it’s selling at its normal price, so with this chunky 33% saving, it’s a steal. Seriously speedy reads and writes, impervious to dust and water, and all for a bargain price. You’ll do well to find anything better right now—you will need a speedy USB 3.2 port to get the very best from it mind.

WD_Black P50 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $249.99 $189.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
This speedy external SSD managed to grab the second-place slot in our external SSD guide recently, making it a quality offering. Great overall performance and a sleek, rugged casing make it a great performance drive for console and PC gamers alike. 

Cyber Monday gaming chair deals

Goplus Gaming Racing Chair w/LED| $369.99 $209.99 at Walmart (save $160)
Let’s be clear: This chair looks absolutely ridiculous, and like a lot of cheap gaming chairs it’s probably not built to last. Its LED lighting is almost surely tacky as hell. But if you live for that over-the-top RGB life, by god, this is the glowy chair for you.

Steelcase Leap| $1,028 $859 at Amazon (save $169)
Steelcase makes fantastic office chairs, and the Leap is their (slightly) more affordable model. You can dial in the seat depth, lumbar support, and arms however you like. Expect this thing to last you a decade and keep your back and behind better supported than any of the gaming chairs above.

Steelcase Gesture| $1,243 $898 at Steelcase (save $345)
Referred to as the King Chair at PC Gamer for many years, the Gesture is Steelcase’s finest chair, and amazingly discounted to be as cheap as the Leap right now. It’ll cost more if you add on the optional headrest, but even in this base configuration it’s one of the finest office chairs ever made, with tons of adjustment options and a back that magically reclines just as much as you want it to. If you plan to splurge for a high-end office chair, make it this one.

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Black | 4D armrests | $599 $469 at Secretlab (save $140)
This is our pick for the best gaming chair, and you’ll know why once you sit in it. Or read our review. As for this specific design, it is one of the more understated of the lot. Its not as sensual to the touch as the Softweave fabric choice, but still boasts immaculately upholstered, premium quality Neo Hybrid Leatherette, and of course fantastic ergonomics. 

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Plush Pink | 4D armrests | $619 $489 at Secretlab (save $130)
Nothing makes a statement like a baby pink gaming chair, but of course there are other colours to chose from. It’s a standout choice for the Softweave Plus Fabric design, and is a top tier design, pink or not.

Secretlab Omega Classic | 4D armrests | $499 $359 at Secretlab (save $140)
Wrapped in Secretlab prime 2.0 PU Leather, this Classic Omega gaming chair is the more reasonably priced choice. It may not come with magnetic headrests but it’s highly adjustable, and there are more designs to choose from than with the Titan. 

Secretlab Omega SoftWeave 2020 Series | 4D armrests | $429 $389 at Secretlab (save $30)
Until the latest refresh, the Secretlab Omega was our favorite gaming chair, and it’s still a great option. With a modest discount it’s still not ‘cheap’ but this SoftWeave version is beautiful to sit on, and super comfortable too.

Razer Iskur | 299 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Razer knows what it’s doing when it comes to good quality peripherals, and its chairs are no different. With a loud green trim and subtle snakeskin design, the Iskur is a distinctive gaming chair, from a trusted brand.

Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody | 300 lbs max | 2D armrests | $1,595 $1,355.75 at Herman Miller (save $240)
Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody is one of our favorite gaming chairs. It has incredible back support, cooling material for active gaming positions, and a 12-year warranty. It’s pricey, but worth it, and we rarely see it discounted.

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 441 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Amazon (save $150.00)
The Kaiser 2 is one of the top dogs on our best gaming chairs guide. The main drawback is some minor armrest rattle, but otherwise it’s a great, well-built chair, and perfect for the bigger-framed gamers among us.

DXRacer Master | 353 lbs max | 4D armrests | $629.99 $518.89 at Walmart (save $111.1)
It’s not the easiest thing to put together, but the DXRacer Master has earned a place among those on our best gaming chairs guide for a reason. It’s not the cheapest option but its the most modular, highly ergonomic and we’re totally convinced it could survive a nuclear blast.

Staples Emerge Vortex | 275 lbs max | Flip-up armrests | $229.99 $129.99 at Staples (save $100)
The Emerge Vortex is an inexpensive path to a stylish gaming chair, but offers all the basics: Height and tilt adjustments, lumbar support, flip-up armrests, and a built-in headrest. And if the black-grey combo doesn’t turn your crank, you can also opt for brighter blue and red accents instead.

AKRacing Core Series EX | 330 lbs max | 3D armrests | $479 $311.99 at Best Buy (save $167.01)
Usually almost $500, this is a hulking saving. It’s not the most well padded and in full recline apparently feels a little precarious, but it’s comfortable, well built, and great for wider folks.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair | Three sizes | Adjustable arms | $1,495 $1,270.75 at Herman Miller (save $231.75)
The Aeron has long been office chair royalty. It’s highly customisable, like the Embody above, but is made from lighter, mesh fabrics. It’s very comfortable, too, though we do prefer the gaming stylings of the Embody as well. Still, the Aeron is a great option if you’re willing to invest in your desk setup with a superb ergonomic chair.

Vertagear SL5000| 330 lbs max | 4D armrests | head cushion | $459.99 $389.99 at Vertagear (save $70)
The Vertagear SL5000 offers all the features you’d expect from a gaming chair at this price, and that means plenty of adjustability and style. One thing it offers that others don’t, however, and it is an expensive optional extra, is RGB LED lighting around the top of the chair. I mean if that’s your style, it certainly has a unique selling point. It is $239.99 on sale, though. Ouch. 

Staples Emerge Vartan | 275 lbs max | Center tilt | $269.99 $169.99 at Staples (save $100)
Another lower-priced option, the Staples Emerge Vartan is an upgrade over the Vortex, with a bonded leather back and seat, a higher back, office chair-style center tilt, and adjustable lumbar support. It also comes with additional head and lumbar pillows, supports up to 275 pounds, and offers an extra color option: The Vartan is available with blue, white, red, and purple accents.

Alienware S5000 gaming chair | $399.99 $339.99 at Dell (save $60)
You might not expect to find a gaming chair among Dell’s own deals, but the company has a whole range of Alienware gaming accessories and peripherals. This chair is actually a match for Vertagear’s by nearly the same name, so you can rest assured it’s from a reliable manufacturer. One for the Alienware fans that want everything to match, chair and all.

Vertagear PL1000 | 330 lbs max | 2D armrests | head cushion |$329.99 $279.99 at Vertagear (save $50)
This chair is a fairly simple beast, but that means you get the basics done well and none of the fluff. Head cushion, back support, and a selection of nicely stitched finishes compliment the PL1000’s price.

Cyber Monday gaming microphone and streaming deals

Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone | USB or XLR | Unidirectional Cardioid | $249 $219 at Amazon (save $30)
This is our favorite microphone and is on sale for the cheapest price we’ve ever seen. Sure, the Shure MV7 at $219 sure ain’t cheap, but it’s a mic capable of impeccable sound reproduction on an almost professional level. The fact it offers both XLR and USB connections are proof positive of that, too.

Razer Seiren Mini | USB | Supercardioid | $49.99 $34.99 at Amazon (save $15)
The Seiren Mini is the mic I have sat on my desktop right now, and it’s a beauty. It’s a little lozenge of microphone joy for the casual user, with a price tag to match. You can get it in white or pink, too, and now all the colors are discounted! It’s a super-simple mic, using the internals of more expensive options within a basic package. I mean, there’s not even a mute button… 

Blue Yeti Nano | USB | Multiple pickup patterns | $99.99 $79.99 at Amazon (save $20)
Blue mics have been the gold standard for streaming microphones for the longest time, and the Yeti Nano carries on that tradition with an affordable, accurate, but simple design that packs all sound quality of the Yetis that have gone before it. And it’s got a great name. Makes me think of a tiny abominable snowman, and that pleases me.

Elgato HD60 S Capture Card | 1080p | 60 fps | $179.99 $119.99 at Amazon (save $50)
This is our pick of the best capture cards around for its ease-of-use and general all-round power. It’s capable of capturing up to 1080/60 making it perfect for any capture and streaming you might want to do without the massive overheads of a 4K resolution.

Elgato HD60 Pro | 1080p | 60 fps | $170.99 $99.95 at Amazon (save $71.04)
The HD60 Pro might just be the step-up in quality you need to take your recordings to the next level. It’s the perfect beginner’s capture card and will take the encoding load off your GPU at bitrates up to 60 Mbps.

Razer Ripsaw HD | 1080p | 60 fps | 4K passthrough | $159.99 $119.99 at Razer (save $48)
The Ripsaw HD is Razer’s answer to Elgato’s capture card dominance, and is a neat little 1080p/60 box. Though it’s worth mentioning that it doesn’t come with any capture software of its own, so you’ll have to rely on your own OBS Studio nouse. But it’s got great picture quality and will do 4K passthrough so you can game at 4K and output at 1080p for capture and streaming.

Razer Kiyo Pro | 1080p | 60 fps | HDR at 30 fps | Adaptive light sensor | $199.99 $99.99 at Gamestop (save $100)
The Kiyo Pro ditches the cheaper Kiyo’s built-in ring light for an adaptive light sensor which makes this one of the best webcams to deal with low light settings. It delivers an impressively sharp 1080p image, and its autofocus is quick and it has reliable white balance, too.

Cyber Monday gaming mice deals

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro | 20,000 DPI | Wireless | $129.99 $68.17 at Amazon (save $61)
This is my boy, my absolute favorite gaming mouse, and the one sat at my right hand right now. It’s frustratingly expensive normally, but at this price you are getting an accurate, responsive mouse with that iconic DeathAdder styling. A true weapon of a gaming rodent.

Razer Viper Ultimate | Wireless | with dock | 20,000 DPI | Ambidextrous | $149.99 $89.99 at Amazon (save $60)
With swathes of battery life, and a… razer sharp sensor (sorry) this super light mouse comes in at 74g and can be wielded in either hand. It’s one for the competitive gamer’s who like to fling their rodent about the place.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | Wireless | 16,000 DPI | Right-handed | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (Save $25)
Wireless shouldn’t mean expensive, and in the case of the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless mouse, it doesn’t. Especially with this deal over at Best Buy. You can also rest assured this is a high quality mouse from a reputable brand with a great ergonomic shape.

Razer Naga Pro | Wireless | 20,000 DPI | Right handed | $149.99 $99.99 at Amazon (Save $50)
Another of our favourites, this is a nice weighty option. One that comes with three interchangable side plates for a host of play-styles. Just make sure you don’t lose the cable because nothing else fits.

Razer Naga Trinity | 16,000 DPI | Wired | Right-handed | $99.99 $69.99 at Amazon (save $30)
With the same triple-threat of magnetically interchangeable button plates as its pricier Pro sibling, the Naga Trinity is one of the best MMO mice out there. In fact it’s actually got one up on the Pro, because it comes with the excellent circle-of-buttons panel which Razer annoyingly ditched for the updated wireless version.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate | Wireless | Charging dock included | 20,000 DPI | $169.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (save $70)
If you want to go all out on your gaming mouse, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is the way to go. It’s a fan favourite, and we’re big fans too, although clearly it’s a lot pricier than your average gaming mouse, even a wireless one. With the included charging dock, though, you can take the hassle out of charging your battery.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini gaming mouse | 8,500 DPI | 62g | $49.99 $37.49 at Razer (Save $12.50)
A lightweight and compact mouse with a great sensor. Though it’s not got the highest DPI in the business, it boasts great ergonomics and decent build quality, too—there’s not much more you can ask at that price.

EVGA X17 gaming mouse | 16,000 DPI | 8K Hz polling rate | $79.99 $38 at Amazon (Save $41)
EVGA recently decided to do away with the more traditional 1,000Hz polling rate in favour of an 8K one, which it says is that much faster for competitive gaming. The X17 is the wired mouse with said high polling rate, and it’s a pretty nifty mouse besides that, too. 

Logitech G502 Hero | 25,000 DPI | Wired | Right handed | $49.99 $39.99 at Target (save $10)
It’s not the biggest saving, but it does mean that this Logitech classic of a gaming mouse is now available for less than $40, which feels like a bargain. The angular shape might put you off initially, but it’s super comfortable in the hand, and the Logitech Hero sensor is one of the best around.

Logitech G203 | Wired | 8,000 DPI | Right handed | $39.99 $19.99 at Amazon (Save $20)
Already listed as the best cheap gaming mouse around on our best gaming mouse guide, this is a great choice for people just starting out, or who’ve already blown their budget on high-powered components, but who still want to go with a trusted brand. And at half price now, it’s a no-brainer.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 | 18,000 DPI | Wireless | 66g | $99.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
We’re big fans of the super-lightweight SteelSeries Aerox 3; it was already sitting cheaper than its light wireless competitors from Logitech, but with a Cyber Monday discount this responsive rodent is looking even better. Perfect for those who crave a floaty mouse with zero cabling to tie it down.

SteelSeries Prime | 18,000 DPI | 80g | $129.99 $90.99 at Amazon (Save $39)
It’s not a huge saving on this wireless rodent, but for the competitive prowess it exhibits, it’s certainly worth a look. The TrueMove Pro sensor is great, and it’s nice and light for FPS players looking to fling it around the mouse pad. 

Cyber Monday gaming keyboard deals

Corsair K100 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB | $229.99 $179.99 at Amazon (save $50)
Top of our best gaming keyboards, this opto-mechanical wonder is super responsive, and nicely premium when it comes to build quality. For under $100 it’s certainly worth a look, though you’ll have to get both Elgato and iCue softwares to make it work. Still, the only other downside was the price. Not so much right now.

EVGA Z20 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB lighting | $174.99 $64.99 at Newegg and Amazon (save $110)
This EVGA keyboard is a bit of a steal at that price, as it’s one of the more recent arrivals from the company and fully mechanical. That said, it has tracked at this price for a few months on Amazon, but that doesn’t make it any less of a deal today if you’re in the market.

SteelSeries Apex Pro | Omnipoint adjustable | $199.99 $163.46 at Amazon (Save $36.53)
A full size Apex pro with omnipoint adjustable key switches will see you right at this price. We’ve singled it out as the ‘best gaming keyboard for per-key actuation,’ so it’s for those who hold speed as a top priority.

Logitech G413 | Mechanical Romer-G switch | USB Passthrough | $89.99 $59.99 at Amazon (save $30)
Logitech has put together a very safe keyboard in the G413, and one we’ve come to appreciate for its simplicity and function. It’s mechanical, using Logitech’s own Romer-G switches, and is built to last. Only thing is it’s available with red lighting and not RGB. I know that’ll be a dealbreaker for some, but for a mechanical keyboard it’s great value.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2| Orange Switch (tactile) | $139.99 $99.99 at Razer (Save $40)
The BlackWidow Tournament Edition offers a compact and plush board for when mouse maneuverability is key. For the pro gamer in your life who has no time for numpads.

Razer Cynosa Chroma | Low profile | $59.99 $34.99 at Amazon (Save $25)
The Chroma is already a great budget board, but at almost half price its worth consideration even despite it being membrane board. What’s great is you get a low profile, spill resistant keyboard from a trusted manufacturer.

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog | Opto-mechanical | $199.99 $149.99 at Amazon (Save $50)
Okay, so it’s a refurbished keyboard, but this is very cheap for a rather supreme gaming keyboard so it’s worth checking out. Optical switches make it faster than your average mechanical board, and you get a wrist rest as well. Not too shabby.

Havit mechanical keyboard | Red silent | $59.99 $42.99 at Amazon (Save $17)
A 60% keyboard with boatloads of style, and PBT keycaps. We don’t know these red key switches it’s touting, but they’re rated at 50 million keypresses. And silent ones too, so none of that clicky-clacky nonsense.

Cyber Monday gaming headset deals

Razer Kraken X | Wired | Closed-back|  $49.99 $29.99 at Amazon (40% off)
If you’re after a lightweight, stylish headset for gaming, these will see you right. They can be a little inconsistent, but the mic is top tier, you’ll be gaming in incredible comfort with these babies strapped to your brainhole.

HyperX Cloud II | Wired | Closed-back | $99.99 $59 at Amazon (save $40.99)
As the wired version of the Cloud II, you don’t get the same freedom as the wireless model, but you still get some supreme quality cans. And with a detachable mic, 7.1 surround, and a sturdy, light frame, these will see you right in comfort.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S | Wired | Closed-back | $129.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (Save $50)
Similar to the Cloud II, the Alpha S has great quality sound and reliable build quality behind it, with a little more frequency range. Its USB adapter also makes it more versatile for cross-platform usage. We gave it an 82 in our Cloud Alpha S review, so you can bet it’s a cracking headset, but particularly so at this price.

Razer BlackShark V2 X | Wired | Closed-back | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (save $25)
With a spectacular range of sound, and impeccable comfort this is already a great headset, and that’s without mentioning its understated look with sharp, distinctive Razer green accent. Along with 7.1 surround sound, all this makes for a cracking deal.

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition | Wired | Closed-back | $99.99 $49.99 at Amazon (save $50)
This Razer Kraken headset is Razer’s bread and butter. It’s simple, works great, and its USB connectivity means you have the option to adjust volume and mute your mic with the in-line controls. This headset tends to drop down to this price, but nonetheless, this is still cheap for this one.

Logitech G432 | Wired | Closed-back | $79.99 $39.99 at Amazon (save $40)
This pair of Logitech headphones offers the basics done well. It’s usually a bit expensive for our tastes, but at 50% off we’re more than happy to recommend it. Logitech makes good gear, and while simple, sometimes there’s not much more you want in a gaming headset.

Drop + Sennheiser PC37X gaming headset | Wired | Open-back| $120 $95 at Drop (save $25)
The EPOS (née Sennheiser) Game One’s have been a very popular gaming headset for a while now, and these Drop versions take that formula and deliver it at a decent price with discount. It’s not often we see many open-back gaming headsets, with a microphone included, and that makes for a more open, wider sound without having to buy separate gear.

Drop + Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones | Wired | Open-back | $220 $179 at Drop (save $41)
This pair of headphones is based on the venerable Sennheiser HD 650s, which our Jacob just so happens to own. He loves his pair and couldn’t recommend them enough if you’re just getting into high-end audio. These HD 6XX are reportedly as much a match for the HD 650s, too, though they come in a swanky blue instead of Sennheiser’s grey. You’ll want an amp/DAC for these, which Drop also offer in the O2, though Jacob recommends a Schiit combo. He’s not joking. 

Drop + Sennheiser HD 8XX headphones | Wired | Open-back | $1,100 $949 at Drop (save $151)
The Sennheiser HD 800 S are our Jacob’s dream headphones, and these HD 8XX from Sennheiser and Drop are made in their image. They’re pretty darn similar, too, with the same construction and factory of origin. Yet the HD 8XX have been tweaked a little bit, which reportedly makes them slightly less neutral sounding than the HD 800 S, and so ultimately offer a different listening experience.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro | Wireless | 24hr battery | Closed-back | $179.99 $129.99 at Amazon (save $50)
The BlackShark V2 Pro is the pro version of the headset at the top of our list, and by that Razer means it’s wireless. But it comes with the same excellent TriForce drivers as the standard BlackShark V2 headset, and sounds fantastic. With a banging frequency response and the added convenience of a wireless design, we cant recommend these enough.

Corsair Void RGB Elite | Wireless | Closed-back | $99.99 $69.99 at Amazon (save $30)
Corsair’s aggressive-looking gamer headset offers comfort and quality, which you might not find many wireless headphones do at this price. It’s currently sitting at the cheapest price we’ve seen it at all year, and if you enjoy it’s gamer aesthetic, it’s definitely a good buy.

Corsair HS70 Pro | Wireless | 16hr battery | Closed-back | $99.99 $74 at Amazon (save $25.99)
Corsair impresses with its budget take on the wireless headset, featuring impressively robust build quality and an overall no-nonsense headset. The sound quality is really impressive for the money too. The battery life isn’t as strong as some, but it’s still a decent offering, especially at this reduced price. 

Logitech G935 | Wireless | 12hr battery | Closed | $169.99 $109.99 at Newegg (Save $60)
A little edgy looking, but still a well rounded headset. You don’t get the immense frequency response range that some have, but they’re comfortable, and come with surround sound. Being wireless they’re also freeing, so that’s nice.

Cyber Monday CPU deals

Intel Core i5 12600K | 10-core (6P+4E), 16-thread | 125W TDP | $319.99 $299.99 at Newegg (save $20)
This chip is brand new, but Newegg has already slashed $20 off its retail price. Stunning. This is a seriously impressive chip too—it runs circles around even the 11th Gen Core i9, so you don’t want to spend too much on one of those while this chip is available. The only downside here is a higher platform cost, as only the more premium Z690 chipset is currently available to purchase.

In-store only | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | 3.8GHz | 8-Core| AM4| Cooler not included| $449.99 $299.99 at Micro Center (save $150)
$150 off makes this the cheapest we’ve ever spied the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, so if you’re in the market, definitely jump on this while you can. Even without such a hefty discount, this chip is a seriously good deal for gaming and content creation.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | 16-core, 32-thread | 105W | $799.99 $718.89 at Amazon (save $82)
If you need true CPU power, then this is the processor you want. It’s still a big pile of cash for a processor, but if you’re a gamer that also has a creative bent, then this will pay for itself quickly enough. 3D rendering, video encoding, and raw number-crunching all benefit from the huge amount of cores on offer here. That it’s an awesome gaming chip as well is just the icing on the cake.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G | eight-Core, 16-thread | 65W | $359 $309.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
This isn’t a massive saving, to be fair, but given you don’t need a graphics card with this capable APU for some light gaming, it’s still a decent bargain. You get a full-fat eight-core, 16-thread chip that will handle serious tasks every bit as well as more expensive offerings. We liked this chip a lot when we reviewed it. It comes with a cooler too.

Intel Core i3 10100F | four-core, eight-thread | 65W | $129 $91.75 at Amazon (save $37.25)
There was once a time when a four-core/eight-thread CPU such as this would’ve ruled the lineup as the top Core i7. Those days are over, and have been for a while, and now you can find a chip that’s equally as good for gaming under $100. Pick up a cheaper 400-series chipset and you’ll be able to build a more than capable gaming PC with this at its heart. Just bear in mind you will need a discrete GPU for this, as there’s no iGPU on the chip.

Intel Core i5 11600K | six-core, 12-thread | 125W | $299.99 $229.99 at Newegg (save $70)
Of all the 11th Gen chips, it was the Core i5 11600K that stood out to us as a good deal for gamers. That said, it’s recently been replaced by the more capable Core i5 12600K, though you can’t find that for anywhere near as cheap. Bonus here is you can also save cash on a cheaper motherboard, so it’s all-round a great pick for a budget PC.

Intel Core i5 11400 | six-core, 12-thread | 65W | $219.99 $189.98 at Newegg (save $30.01)
If your budget won’t stretch to dropping $300 on a cutting-edge CPU and a new platform, then this six-core, 12-thread Rocket Lake chip still packs a mighty punch for the money. With a max clock speed of 4.4GHz and a pleasingly low TDP of 65W, you can drop this chip into a mid-range B500 motherboard to make for a great foundation for a gaming rig.

Cyber Monday RAM deals

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB | 2x 8GB | 3200MT/s | C16 | $102.99 $62.99 at Amazon (save $40)
This is a great memory kit for both AMD and Intel-powered machines, with a decent speed and low latency. It’s not quite the rapid pace of DDR5, which has now entered the scene, but it’s a great kit nonetheless. The price of this kit fluctuates weekly, but this is a low asking price for this RAM over the past year.

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB | 2x 8GB | 3200MT/s | C16 | $119.99 $74.99 at Amazon (save $45)
See that cheaper RAM above? This is pretty much the same except with RGB lighting. No judgement here. We like RGB RAM as much as the next person, so if that’s your jam and you’re willing to pay for it, this is a pretty sweet discount.

G.Skill Ripjaws V | 32GB | 2x 16GB | DDR4-3200 | $89.99 at Newegg with promo code NEBKTEN25
You’ll struggle to find this much system memory, at this speed, for this little cash. G.Skill is a well-known brand, too, so this isn’t some bargain basement kit either. If anyone’s feeling the need to give their gaming rig or video editing suite a sweet upgrade this is one of the most affordable ways to do so.

Crucial SO-DIMM RAM | 32GB | 2x 16GB | DDR4 | 3,200MT/s | CAS 22 | $143.99 $101.99 at Newegg (save $42)
This Crucial kit offers a hefty upgrade for one lucky laptop. Going by Amazon’s past pricing, this kit rarely drops near the $100 mark, so if you’re looking around for an upgrade, this capable kit may well be a good fit. It’s made by Crucial, which means you’re getting Micron RAM, really, meaning it’s coming from one of the largest memory makers going. Just make sure to check your laptop’s compatibility before you hit checkout.

Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM RAM | 32GB | 2x 16GB | DDR4 | 3,200MT/s | CAS 22 | $147.99 $137.99 at Newegg (save $10)
Corsair’s Vengeance RAM has found a home in many a desktop PC, but there’s also a mobile equivalent if you fancy it. This isn’t as cheap as the Crucial stuff we’ve seen, nor at such a discount, but the price for this kit has been dropping over the year, and it’s currently sitting at its lowest price ever by my reckoning. Corsair doesn’t specify who makes the RAM chips for every kit, but it has been known to use Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron chips in the past. So a bit of everything. 

G.Skill Ripjaws SO-DIMM RAM | 64GB | 2x 32GB | DDR4 | 3200MT/s | CAS 22 | $202.99 $179.99 at Newegg (save $23)
This kit may be overkill for a pure gaming machine, but PC gamers often pay no attention to those sorts of sensibilities. If you’re using your laptop for a lot more than gaming, however, this is definitely a great upgrade, and one of few you can do to your laptop to make it purr. This kit is down to its lowest price we’ve seen it at ever, so now might be the time to take a plunge. Just make sure your laptop supports up to 64GB of memory. Some don’t.

Cyber Monday networking deals

Asus RT-AX88U AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router | Wi-Fi 6 | Dual-band | 8x Gigabit LAN ports | 1.8GHz quad-core PCU | $348.99 $259.00 at Amazon (save $90)
This Asus router sits at the top of our best gaming routers guide, and with good reason. Great speeds, plenty of useful features for gamers, and support for Wi-Fi 6 all add up to a top-tier offering. That it’s enjoying a healthy saving in the Cyber Monday deals season is the icing on the wireless cake. 

Netgear Nighthawk AX5200 Wi-Fi 6 Router | Wi-Fi 6 | Dual-band | 4x Gigabit LAN ports | 1.5GHz triple-core CPU | $299.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (Save $150)
A powerful, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router with speeds of up to 4,800Mbps on its 5GHz band. This router will keep your devices fed with fast wi-fi or Gigabit connection speeds on one of its included five ethernet ports.

Netgear WAX204-100NAS Access Point | Wi-Fi 6 | Dual-band | 4x Gigabit LAN ports | $64.99 $58.99 at Newegg with promo code BCMAY22436 (Save $16)
A great way to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 with 1800 Gbps on its 5GHz band. If your family frequently access the internet with their many devices, their connections will be a lot more stable than they would be on an old router or access point.

TP-Link C5400X | Wi-Fi 5 | Tri-band | 1.8GHz CPU | 8x Gigabit LAN ports | $279.99 $229.99 at Amazon (Save $50)
This Wi-Fi 5 router is particularly speedy on its 5GHz band and is easy to use. Even at its normal price, it’s worth buying for its range and simple QoS management.

TP-Link Archer A7 | Wi-Fi 5 | Dual-band | 4x Gigabit LAN ports | 2.4GHz | $79.99 $49.99 at Amazon (Save $30)
While not an abnormal price for this router, this is still a great opportunity to upgrade to a Wi-Fi 5 router that supports 5GHz connections if you don’t already have one. This router has solid speeds and is easy to set up too.

Netgear Nighthawk Pro XR500 |Wi-Fi 5 | Dual-band | 4 Gigabit LAN ports | 1.7GHz dual-core CPU | $249.99 $167.57 at Amazon (Save $82.42)
Netgear’s first gaming router is getting on a bit at this point but that doesn’t stop it from being a strong pick. Its dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, fast speeds, and four Gigabit ethernet ports make it worth picking up.

Netgear PLP200-100PAS Powerline Adapter | 2x Gigabit LAN port | AC passthrough | Low power usage | 100Mbps | $109.99 $74.99 at Amazon (Save $35)
While a little pricey, this powerline adapter kit delivers consistent speeds, has an AC passthrough outlet, and doesn’t use a ton of power. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a way to monitor your usage, but if you need a faraway wired connection, this is it.

TP-Link TL-PA7017P Powerline Adapter | AC passthrough | Gigabit LAN port | Low power usage | $59.99 $49.99 at Amazon (Save $10)
For a budget powerline adapter, this is a great choice. It has low power usage and an AC passthrough outlet.

TP-Link RE650 Extender | Wi-Fi 5 | 14,000 sq ft | 5GHz 1,733 Mbps | 4 antennas | $159.99 $109.99 at Amazon (Save $50)
This Wi-Fi extender has solid speeds and good coverage with its 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. It also includes MU-MIMO support to manage multiple users at once.

Cyber Monday controllers and miscellaneous deals

Nvidia Shield | 4K | HDR | Android TV | $149.99 $129 at Amazon (save $21)
I would be lost without the Shield right now, as a dedicated cord-cutter this is what powers my TV. It’s also the PC gamer’s best friend, allowing you to stream directly from your Nvidia-based desktop rig to your big screen TV. That and GeForce Now makes it a hell of a 4K-toting, HDR lovin’ package.

Xbox Elite Series 2 |Xbox Wireless | Bluetooth | USB Type-C | 40hr battery life | $179.99 $157.99 at Amazon (save $22)
Simply the best PC gaming controller out there. Reassuringly weighty, robust, responsive, and it looks great, too. The rechargeable battery is a bonus, the paddles are less intrusive than before, and the three profile options are more than welcome as well.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $69.99 $49.90 at Walmart (save $20)
Here’s how to use a Switch Pro Controller for PC gaming. It’s easy enough to do since Steam added official support, and it’s a great-feeling controller with a rechargeable battery that lasts for ages.

Razer Wolverine Ultimate| USB | $159.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $60)
Aside from the lack of Bluetooth, this is a fantastic gamepad. It’s basically Razer’s version of the Xbox Elite Controller, but some think it’s even better than that controller. (We discuss it in our guide to the best controllers, and can confirm that it isn’t.) This discount started in October, but it’s still the cheapest it’s ever been.

8Bitdo Pro 2 | USB/Bluetooth | rechargeable | $49.99 $44.99 at Amazon (save $5)
This is the best price we’ve seen on a very popular retro-style controller. It’s sort of like a cross between an SNES controller and a PlayStation controller, and it works with just about everything.

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite | VR headset | 2x controller | 2x Base Station | $899.99 $649 (save $250.99)
The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite offers a resolution of 1440×1770 pixels per eye, a 90Hz refresh rate, a 110° FOV, and full support for SteamVR. That means you can get the most of a gradually maturing collection of games available on your gaming PC, which includes the absolutely fantastic Half-Life: Alyx.

Loupedeck Live console | $269 $229 at Amazon (save $40)
The Loupedeck Live is the swiss army knife of desktop thingumajigs. It brings tons of functionality to your fingertips, and you can really make it your own with high levels of customisation through the app. It natively works with tons of apps, such as OBS Studio, Streamlabs, Google Chrome, and Adobe Photoshop.

TheraGun Elite (4th Gen) | $349 $299 at Amazon (save $50)
How’s your back? If it could use some loosening up, this is a serious massager at a good price. It’s quiet, and comes with five attachments. (Our vibrating back machine expert goes into more details and selects a cheaper option here.)

Airpods Pro | $249 $179.99 at Amazon (save $69.01)
Reportedly in stock soon. Yes, that’s right: An Apple product. If you’ve got an iPhone then you need Airpods and Airpods Pro come with active noise cancellation, support for spatial audio, and they’re a little comfier than the vanilla earbuds.

PlayStation 5 | See stock at Tom’s Guide
If you’re seeking a supplementary gaming device (even though true console exclusives are rarer than ever), our friends at Tom’s Guide are keeping track of PS5 stock. (It’s hard to find a PS5 period, so there are no discounts.)

Xbox Series X/S | See stock at Tom’s Guide
Like the PS5, a new Xbox Series X is hard to find, and Tom’s Guide has all the details on restocks. You’ll have better luck getting a Series S than a Series X, but alternatively, may we interest you in a personal computer?

When is Cyber Monday 2021?

Cyber Monday is set for November 29, 2021, trawling Black Friday like a lovesick puppy. The temptation is to look at Cyber Monday like the unwanted sibling of Black Friday, with just the dregs left on offer. But while it’s still going to be tough to get the goods shipped ahead of Christmas, retailers will often have a stock of great deals set aside for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday also kicks off Cyber Week, where you may find a bunch of other deals on PC hardware to stretch out the sales season.

Cyber Monday 2021 in Australia: here are all the bargains that are still available


Black Friday 2021 ended up being utterly massive: while the official day was November 26, the deals actually kicked off as early as Monday, November 21. So make no mistake, the Aussie online retail landscape is not letting up: Cyber Monday happened yesterday, but now that the big sale season is technically over, retailers are still offering big savings. If you don't want to spend, it may be time to log off.

But if you do want to spend, we've rounded up the best of what's on offer. As per usual, in the PC gaming space the likes of laptops, monitors and peripherals dominate: if you're looking for a top-of-the-line GPU then you're probably out of luck, unless you buy a laptop with one inside.

Without further ado, here's what we've found:

Where are the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals?

Alienware Aurora R12 desktop | i5 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | RTX 3080 Ti | AU$3,623 AU$2,899 on Dell eBay
Buying an RTX 3080 Ti is pretty dang hard in Australia at present, so a prebuild is the easiest way to buy a 30 series GPU at present. And the price is right, here: for these specs, that’s a pretty powerful PC you’re getting for under AU$3,000. This is an eBay deal, and you’ll need the code PLSDELL to get the price listed above.

Cyber Monday Gaming Laptop deals in Australia

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | AU$3,999 AU$2,749
These Blades are always pricey affairs, especially so when they’re rocking CPUs and GPUs like this. Still, over AU$1,000 off might push you over the edge, and while the 14 inch screen may be on the small side, it boasts a 165Hz refresh rate and is extremely portable. Via the Microsoft Store. [Update: eBay Plus members can get a further 5 percent discount on this price over on eBay, bringing it down to AU$2611.55).

MSI GF75 Thin | i7-10750H | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$2,749 AU$1,945
A tad under two grand for this 3060 bearing beast, which in addition to the specs above has a 17.3 inch 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate. If MSI lappies have always struck you as too huge, this one is remarkably thin while retaining the usual RGB shenanigans. Via Amazon.

Free Gigabyte G27F gaming monitor with purchase of Gigabyte AERO & AORUS RTX 3070 and 3080 laptops (valued at AU$359)
A new gaming laptop is sweet, but there will be times when you want to plug it into a larger display. So Gigabyte’s current promo could appeal: Until the end of December, anyone who purchases an AERO or AORUS laptop with an Nvidia RTX 3070 or 3080 GPU can claim one of its 27-inch, 144Hz G27F gaming monitors via redemption. The 1080p affair boasts an IPS panel with 125% RGB colour gamut and 1ms response times. PC Case Gear has a list of eligible models here.

Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED YD | i7 | RTX 3080 Max-Q | 16GB RAM | AU$4299 AU$3,498
A substantial AU$800 off this powerful laptop which will run pretty much anything you want. The OLED display has a 60Hz refresh rate and a native 4K resolution. It’s AU$800 (or more) off at a bunch of Aussie retailers, including Umart,  Harvey Norman, Computer Alliance, Scorptec and PC Case Gear. [Note: this unit is eligible for the free G27F monitor promo described above.]

Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR | i7 | RTX 3080 Max-Q | 32GB RAM | 1TB + 512GB SSDs | AU$4,999 AU$4,299
For a limited time, get AU$700 off this almost excessively capable gaming laptop. This 17.3-inch model boasts brilliant specs, including two SSDs and a 60Hz 4K HDR display. It’s discounted at retailers including Umart, Harvey Norman, Scorptec and PC Case Gear. [Note: this unit is eligible for the free G27F monitor promo described above.]

Gigabyte AORUS 17G YD | i7 | RTX 3080 Max-Q | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$4,399 AU$3,798
Currently reduced by AU$600 at many Aussie computer stores, such as Scorptec, PC Case Gear, Computer Alliance and Umart this beast gets you top specs with a ridiculous 300Hz refresh rate on a 1080p display. [Note: this unit is eligible for the free G27F monitor promo described above.]

Alienware M15 R6 | i7 | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | AU$3,099 AU$2,305.47
Using the discount code META7, you can get a rather astonishing discount on this powerful Alienware which, in addition to the specs above, has a 15.6 inch FHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate. Via Dell.

Dell G15 | Ryzen 5 | RTX 3050 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | AU$1,499 AU$969
A nice AU$520 off this RTX lappy, which comes with a 1080p 120Hz screen. If you want to play games on a work machine, this is an excellent option. You’ll need to use the code PLSDELL to get this price. Via eBay.

Cyber Monday Gaming Monitor deals in Australia

HP Omen X 27 inch gaming monitor | AU$849 AU$699
If you’re after a HDR monitor, this is worth a look: it’s an LED QHD affair with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync 2 support. So it’s an incredibly smooth operator, if you’ve got the rig to make the most of it. Via MWave.

LG Ultragear 34 inch curved monitor (34GL750-B) | AU$699 AU$524
For those in the market for an ultrawide display, this AU$175 saving is worth investigation. It’s a 34 inch WFHD affair with a 144Hz refresh rate, G-Sync compatibility, 1ms response time and IPS goodness. Via Amazon.

ASUS ROG Strix PG279QM QHD gaming monitor | AU$1,499 AU$1,399
If you’ve got the hardware to make the most of it, a 240Hz 1440p IPS monitor will make your games sing. Or, at least, make them look real good. This one supports G-Sync and has a 1ms response time. Via MWave.

ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q gaming monitor | AU$639 AU$589
If you want super high refresh rates at a reasonable price, you’ll probably seriously consider this 25 inch HD monitor. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and is FreeSync and G-Sync compatible. Via MWave.

AOC C27G2Z 27 inch gaming monitor | AU$389 AU$369
A AU$20 discount isn’t huge by Black Friday standards, but if you’re looking for an even cheaper 240Hz monitor with a 27 inch HD display and FreeSync Premium, this is a small amount to pay. Via MWave.

Cyber Monday storage deals in Australia

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe SSD | AU$349 AU$299
For our money, this is the best NVMe SSD for PCIe 3.0 speed, and it has that dependable Samsung reliability too. This is the 2TB model and that amount of space for a touch under AU$300 is good stuff, especially from a prestigious brand. If you’re after just 1TB, that’s currently AU$155, down from AU$189. Via MWave.

WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD | AU$299 AU$215.15
A good price if you’re after another 1TB worth of superquick storage. Has 7000MB/s read speed, so you shouldn’t have to wait for games to boot up. Via Amazon.

Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD | AU$259 AU$239
When it comes to PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, the Crucial P5 series is usually on the affordable side. This AU$20 discount doesn’t seem to be a lot but it is, at least, a discount on some blisteringly fast storage. Via Scorptec.

Cyber Monday Gaming Chair deals in Australia

Secretlab Titan Evo (2022 series) | AU$679 from AU$644 at Secretlab (save AU$35)
It may not be the most jaw dropping discount, but a nice AU$35 off the best gaming chair is much better than nothing. It sits right at the top of our best gaming chairs list for a reason: This thing is comfortable, stylish, and full of useful, innovative features.

Cyber Monday Gaming Mice deals in Australia

Razer DeathAdder V2 wired mouse | AU$139.95 AU$66
A very nice price on our favourite gaming mouse, which combines simplicity with ruggedness with the usual RGB adornments. This is a AU$73.95 saving on a mouse with one of the best sensors available, and will make the majority of gamers happy. Via Amazon.

Logitech G203 Hero Lightsync | AU$69.95 AU$35
This is our second favourite gaming mouse, chiefly for its balance of quality and affordability. Black Friday ain’t going to make it a better mouse but it is going to make it even more affordable: it’s now the cost of an extremely cheap night out. Via Amazon.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless mouse | AU$109.95 AU$59
More than half-price on this wireless ergonomic gaming mouse, which according to our review boasts a long battery life, “near-zero latency” and comfort. If you’re after a no-compromise wireless affair this price is hard to beat. Via Amazon.

Cyber Monday Gaming Keyboard deals in Australia

Corsair K63 wireless TKL mechanical keyboard | AU$179 AU$89.50
If you’re after a compact (read: tenkeyless) wireless mechanical keyboard, this Cherry MX Red affair is well worth a look, especially with this huge discount. Boasts USB 3.0 or 3.1 connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, and the usual array of RGBs. Via Mwave.

Corsair K100 RGB mechanical keyboard | AU$379 AU$305
While the K100 RGB Optical is our fave gaming keyboard, this is where you should go if you prefer mechanical keys. Other than that they’re the same: the usual RGB shenanigans are here, the build quality is astounding, and this one has a palm rest and Elgato integration too. Via Amazon.

HyperX Alloy Origins 60 | AU$179 AU$124
Maybe you not only love tenkeyless keyboards, but you actually hate the tenkeys. This mechanical red switch keyboard is incredibly small, but that doesn’t mean it can’t sparkle with the usual RGB niceties. One for the space poor or efficiency loving. Via Amazon.

Cyber Monday Gaming Headset deals in Australia

Razer Kraken X wired headset | AU$89 AU$45
This is our pick for the best cheap gaming headset, and that’s before this huge AU$44 discount. It may be affordable, but it comes with 7.1 surround sound, the usual rugged Razer build quality, and its ultra lightweight to boot. Via Mwave.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S | AU$199 AU$139
A nice discount on this 7.1 surround sound set of cans, with dual chamber drivers, memory foam and the reliable Cloud build quality. We rated its comfort, sound and design in our review. Via MWave.

Razer BlackShark V2 wired headset | AU$174.95 AU$104
This was AU$96 last week as part of Black Friday, but it’s still cheaper than RRP if you’re keen. It’s our pick for the best gaming headset – a wired affair with 50mm drivers, cardioid mic, noise cancellation, and it’s comfortable and sturdy to boot. Via Amazon.

HyperX Cloud II Pro wired gaming headset| AU$159 AU$89
One of these for less than AU$100 should not be ignored, particularly if you’re after a no-fuss wired set of cans with great sound, virtual 7.1 surround sound, and reliable build quality. Via Amazon or alternatively, Mwave.

Razer Kraken X wired headset | AU$89 AU$45
This is our pick for the best cheap gaming headset, and that’s before this huge AU$44 discount. It may be affordable, but it comes with 7.1 surround sound, the usual rugged Razer build quality, and its ultra lightweight to boot. Via Amazon.

Cyber Monday hardware deals in Australia

Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Ultra ATX motherboard | AU$359 AU$249
A nice AU$110 off this ATX motherboard with support for both 11th and 10th gen Intel CPUs. This is the cheapest you can get this particular board for in Australia, and while it’s no Aorus Tachyon, it’s a great deal more affordable. Via Amazon.

Intel Core i9-12900K CPU | AU$1,059 AU$959
Unless you’re in an extremely small minority, spending over a grand on a CPU is a pretty big spending decision. It’s still pricey, but AU$100 off this bonkers i9 might make a difference. It’s our favourite “enthusiast CPU” (read: one with the kind of power not everyone needs) and if you’re building a high-end rig it’s verily the go-to. Via MWave.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | AU$629 AU$538.35
If you’re in the market for one these but baulked previously at its pricetag, this Zen 3 chip is now almost half of its RRP in Australia. This eight-core, 16-thread CPU hits a turbo of 4.7GHz. Via Amazon.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | AU$799 AU$739
12 cores, 15 threads… this red team beast got our Editor’s Pick award for a reason. In fact, it’s probably got more power than you need, but if you’re after awesome performance, PCIe 4.0 support, and if you’re building a new PC you’re going to want to consider this as a priority. Via Amazon.

Asus RT-AX88U dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router | AU$499 AU$409 (save AU$90)
Here’s AU$90 off this typically stylish router, which offers absolutely crazy wireless speeds of up to 4,804Mbps on 802.11ax clients. Adaptive QoS and WTFast support are in, which will let you push priority to your gaming to eliminate lag. Via Computer Alliance.

Save $200 on this RTX 3070 HP Omen gaming laptop this Cyber Monday


HP has slashed the price of its RTX 3070 gaming laptop to compete with all the other laptop deals this Cyber Monday. The 17t-ck000 (rolls off the tongue) is on sale for $1,499.99 right now.

The 1080p, 144Hz laptop comes with a standard set of components that you can upgrade if you want to spend more. These include: Windows 11 Home, an Intel Core i7 11800H processor, 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. You can upgrade the storage to a 1TB NVMe SSD for $100 and the memory to 32GB for $110. If you choose one of these options (I'd recommend the storage), it's still competitive with some of the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals we've seen so far.

Throughout Black Friday and now Cyber Monday, gaming laptop deals have been the best way of getting Nvidia 30-series graphics cards. This Omen laptop's RTX 3070 places it among the best options out there in its price range. The RTX 3070 will give you the ability to play a ton of modern games without having to suffer low frame rate and poor texture quality. Coupled with the 144Hz display, you can get fast-paced games to look smooth as you play them too.

The CPU in the laptop is no slouch either. The Intel Core i7 11800H is an eight-core/16-thread chip with a 2.3GHz base clock and a 4.6Ghz turbo boost frequency. As far as laptop CPUs go, this is a strong contender when it comes to powering not only gaming but other intensive tasks, like video editing.

HP Omen 17t-ck000 | 17.3-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | | Intel Core i7 11800H | 512GB SSD| $1699.99 $1499.99 at HP
This 17.3-inch Omen laptop is a great way to get an RTX 3070 and an 144Hz panel all in one unit. Its price competes with similar laptops on sale right now, making it one of the better options that also includes a bit of customization if you’re so inclined.

This laptop also includes many useful ports: Thunderbolt 4/USB Type-C, DisplayPort, three USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1, and a headset combo jack. A lot of these are nice additions if you plan on using it for more than gaming.

HP lists a one-year limited warranty for this laptop if anything goes wrong with it. It's certainly not the best gaming laptop warranty we've ever seen—Gigabyte, for example, offers a three-year limited warranty, so keep that in mind if you're worried about potentially needing that service in the future. Still, warranty aside, there's plenty here to make this an attractive machine this Cyber Monday.

Razer Seiren X Microphone has 50% off for Cyber Monday 2021

Black Friday has passed, but Cyber Monday is still in full swing. Discounts cover a range of items from appliances to electronics, including the Razer Seiren X USB Microphone. This limited-time deal cuts the price of Razer’s most popular microphone from $99.99 to $49.99, which is nearly 50% off its original price. Streamers, podcasters, and those looking to upgrade their audio equipment should grab this deal now before it expires.

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Company of Heroes 3’s Multiplayer Pre-Alpha Kicks Off Tomorrow


Company of Heroes 3's multiplayer pre-alpha kicks off tomorrow, November 30, allowing players to get their hands on the next installment of Relic's acclaimed World War II real-time strategy game ahead of its 2022 release.

According to Relic, the pre-alpha includes two factions — US Forces and Wehrmacht (Germany) — and will be playable from November 30 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT through December 6 at 8 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. GMT.

Players will be able to experience early builds of two game modes — Victory Points and Annihilation — on four different maps: Twin Beaches (1v1), Pachino Farmlands (2v2), Torrente (2v2), and Aere Perennius (2v2). In addition to PvP, the pre-alpha includes solo and co-op modes versus AI opponents. CoH 3's new tactical pause feature will be available exclusively in the solo vs. AI mode.

Coming to PC sometime in 2022, Company of Heroes 3 is Relic's first new entry in the franchise since 2013. It's shaping up to be a solid return, according to our Company of Heroes 3 hands-on preview, which praised the RTS's "spectacular, layered warscape."

Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN.