Best PC gaming Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals – cheap PC games, hardware, accessories, and more

By Jamie Wallace, Sunday, 26 November 2017 09:45 GMT

Here’s where you’ll find the best Black Friday deals on PC games, accessories, controllers and hardware, both physical and digital.

For the modern PC video game enthusiast, the Black Friday through Cyber Monday period is the ideal time to pick up some brand new PC hardware and upgrade your gaming rig. Alternatively, you may be in search of a great deal on a gaming laptop, a new controller to use with your Steam library or even just an assortment of heavily discounted digital games.

There are multiple Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales live on digital retailers across the web. There’s the Green Man Gaming Black Friday sale, the GOG.com Black Friday sale and the Humble Store Black Friday sale. Some highlights from all sales include:

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Not looking for PC stuff? Well, you should check out our Best Xbox One Black Friday deals post for all the latest Xbox One deals. In the market for PS4 deals? Here’s our Best PS4 Black Friday deals page with all the latest offers. Failing all that, perhaps you’d like to check out our top picks for the Best Nintendo Black Friday deals this year? If you’re after a new TV, you can check out picks for the best TV Black Friday deals, too.

For other Black Friday gaming deals, we’ve rounded up all the best offers from all the top retailers:

 Best PC gaming Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals – games, hardware, accessories

In the run-up to Black Friday, we reckon these are some of the best deals out there.

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Best desktop PC and gaming laptop deals
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Best PC controllers and accessory deals
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Best graphics card, monitor, CPU, VR headsets and other hardware deals
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If you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for this time around, be sure to come back as we’ll be constantly updating this page with all the latest and greatest PC gaming deals from around the web in the run-up to Black Friday 2017, then we’ll be here all through the event itself and beyond.

What is Black Friday & Cyber Monday and when do they start?

For the uninitiated, Black Friday is the international shopping phenomenon that has gripped certain parts of the world tighter and tighter each year. Every November, retailers from all across the globe offer up massive discounts on electronics, tech, games and more over the last week of November, culminating in Black Friday itself, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving.

Cyber Monday follows close behind on, naturally, the Monday after, and was originally the period the online outlets would put their deals up, but with the events so close together and the lines between online and physical retail worlds becoming more blurred, many retailers choose to keep their deals going for the entire period; though some still hold back a couple of extra special offers to reward the patient.

This year, Black Friday takes place on November 24 2017 and is set to be the biggest event yet, with more retailers than ever before claiming to be offering up price cuts, high-value bundles and deep discounts on games, hardware and accessories of all kinds.

Looking for more than just great PC deals? Our sister site Jelly Deals’ Best Black Friday Deals has everything from tech to toasters.

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How to find the best graphics card

The GPU is the single most important part of your gaming PC. It determines how high you can pump those visual settings to ensure you’re sitting in front of the most beautiful-looking game possible. The short answer to the question of ‘which GPU should I buy’ is this: buy the most expensive one you can afford. If you have a 4K monitor or are running 1440p, you need a high end graphics card with which to take advantage of these.

When buying a graphics card, look for the model number which comes immediately after the brand name. It’s easy to simply choose the graphics card with the most onboard RAM (which will end up being a GeForce Titan X), though this may not always end up being the best card for your uses. Instead, look for a card with GDDR5 high bandwidth, as this outperforms anything GDDR3 by twice the amount, meaning 6GB of GDDR5 RAM will be more powerful than 8GB of GDDR3 RAM, for example.

Now remember that the graphics card works in conjunction with your display and CPU. There’s no point opting for the high-end graphics card if the monitor and CPU can’t handle its performance. See also: your cooling system. High-end gear produces lots of heat so make sure you’ve got enough to chill down your PC or risk frying it during long gaming sessions.

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