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Black Friday Gaming PC deals 2020 – what to look out for

ALL things tech tend to feature during Black Friday - gaming PCs are no different.

With recent hardware releases making it even trickier to find value for money, we’ll help you get a good deal.

Dell's Alineare Aurora gaming PCs could see discounts this November
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Dell's Alineare Aurora gaming PCs could see discounts this November

*Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price.

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When is Black Friday 2020?

If you don’t yet have the date marked, Black Friday 2020 is November 27. It’s the always the fourth Friday in November, as it follows Thanksgiving (always the fourth Thursday).

Cyber Monday is always three days after, as deals continue beyond the weekend, and Black Friday’s gaming PC offers usually continue as well.

When is Cyber Monday 2020?

Cyber Monday follows Black Friday, landing on Monday, November 30 this year.

Typically, retailers keep sales going from Black Friday through the weekend and Cyber Monday.

You may even find further deals and discounts announced for Cyber Monday itself.

HP's Pavilion range incliudes some powerful gaming PCs
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HP's Pavilion range incliudes some powerful gaming PCs

Who offers Black Friday Gaming PC deals?

There are a lot of respected brands, retailers and PC builders who take part in Black Friday.

Larger names like Dell, HP, and retailers including Ebuyer and Currys PC World are widely known.

But there also specialist UK system builders who participate in Black Friday and might offer more flexible builds.

Gaming PC setups can be personal, so it is worth shopping around to compare specification, prices, design and any added extras.

We’d recommend looking at:

Retailers

For pre-built systems from known retailers.

System Builders

For specialist PC builders with added flexibility on personal needs.

Brands

For brand's own online stores and offers.

More Great Black Friday Deals

Take a look at some of the other Black Friday deals we've found around the web

What to look out for in Black Friday Gaming PC deals

New component releases have made this Black Friday an interesting time to buy a gaming PC.

Nvidia’s release of its RTX 30 series graphics cards, and the soon to be announced (new) AMD Radeon range will add extra options for PC builders to consider.

Meanwhile, Intel’s new desktop and laptop processors will be met with a new release from rival AMD just before Black Friday month, in October.

What this means for Black Friday gaming PCs is: new creations, possibly with discounts, but mainly strong value on slightly older but highly capable PCs.

Any gaming PC which can run games in 4K Ultra HD can be considered truly high-spec, but will usually cost well over £1,000.

Expect to pay £700+ for a gaming PC which can offer Full HD 1080p gaming.

Monitors and accessories may not be included in all prices, so make sure to check before ordering.

Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.

PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.

GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.

CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, and see if you can get extra savings with discount codes.

Is Black Friday a good time to build a PC?

If you want to build a PC then you’ll need components, and getting good deals isn’t easy.

Black Friday could be a good time to get them, but it’s best to know what you want so you can track pricing ahead of the sale.

As with other technology items, older models will offer the best value, and newly released parts (graphics cards, or processors) could be tricky to find for much less than the RRP.

Are graphics cards cheaper on Black Friday?

Potentially, although the best deals will see high demand – particularly on high-end older generation models like the Nvidia RTX 2070 or 2080

Be aware of the usual pricing before the sales, and if you find a good discount it might be wise to take advantage.

A quick comparison with another well known online store or retailer can often show whether something is a good deal or not.

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