Black Friday gaming PC deals 2021: RTX 30-series gaming rigs from $870

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Graphics cards remain scarce, but you can still get a new one for a reasonable price if it's inside a pre-built PC. With Black Friday weekend in full swing, this is a great time to find the best deals on gaming PCs. 

As much as we like building our own PCs, it just isn't worth it right now—even used graphics cards are marked up. If you really want to build your own PC, though, you could gut a pre-built for the GPU and any other parts you want and then try to sell the rest of it on Ebay. It won't be super cost-efficient, but them's the breaks right now. (If that's your plan, then here's our standard gaming PC build guide.)

There's no shame in using a new gaming PC out of the box, though. Many of us do. Professional cooling design and cable management can be pretty slick, and it's nice to have a warranty where offered. (One of us had a string of bad luck with liquid coolers that would test anyone's resolve.)

Ideally, you either want an Nvidia RTX 30-series or an AMD Radeon RX 6000-series graphics card in any system you buy, and that's what we're seeing on sale. The other day, Alan published a good breakdown of what you can expect to spend depending on the Nvidia 30-series GPU you're after. (If you find a PC with an RTX 20-series card on sale, make sure it doesn't cost more than one with the equivalent 30-series card! Also check the other specs, because a $3,000 PC with a 240GB SSD in it is a rip off.)

So far, the Black Friday gaming PC deals we've found range from $870 budget builds to $2,399.99 beasts with RTX 3080s. Here's what we recommend right now:

Where are the best Black Friday Gaming PC deals?

Black Friday gaming PC deals

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.

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 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.

ASUS ROG Strix GA15DK | GeForce RTX 3070 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | 16GB DDR4 RAM | 1 TB SSD $1,799 $1,749.99 at NewEgg (save $50)
This gaming PC comes with a great GPU and CPU, plus a roomy SSD. The discount isn’t all that amazing, but it’s not a bad way to snag the RTX 3070, which is hard to find elsewhere.

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.

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.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 | 8GB RAM | $1,149.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Grabbing a gaming PC with a last-gen CPU can be a great way to bag a Black Friday PC deal this year, especially as they often come strapped to a current-gen GPU. This RX 6600 XT is a very capable 1080p graphics card, and the 500GB SSD will keep enough of your most oft-played games installed. The 8GB of memory is a little low these days, but serviceable, and easily upgraded, as is the Ryzen 5 3600 CPU.

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition | Intel Core i7 11700 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 32GB | 1TB SSD (1TB NVMe + 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.

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.

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.

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. 

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800 | Nvidia RTX 3060  | 16GB DDR4  | 512GB SSD | $1,709.99 $1,322.99 at Dell (save $387)
Here we have the Ryzen edition Aurora R10, and while it isn’t the absolute tip-top of gaming hardware, it’s still a very capable machine. With an Nvidia RTX 3060 and Ryzen 7 5800 combo, you can expect to run plenty of games at the highest settings on a 1080p monitor quite happily.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Intel Core i5 11600KF | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $1,469.99 $1,229.99 at B&H Photo (save $240)
This is a tasty deal on a gaming PC that will gobble up your games and spit out a smooth frame rate at 1080p. The RTX 3080 is core to this deal, although the six-core, 12-thread Core i5 11600KF is worth highlighting too. The rest of the spec is on point, with a healthy amount of RAM and storage, and it’s all contained in a vibrant, blinged-out chassis. You even get a keyboard and mouse while saving $240 off the normal price.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Intel Core i5-11600KF | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,629 at Amazon
This is a good PC for this price, though it has gone up by a small amount since we first peeped it. But with the fantastic RTX 3060 and a powerful 11th Gen Intel CPU, it’s still a reasonable price for the specs. That said, it comes with the caveat that it won’t ship until January, so it’s not much of a holiday buy. Still, if you can survive until then, you’ve got yourself a decent deal by today’s standards for the specs. You might have to double-check you’ve got Amazon’s direct listing as it seems to be the cheapest right now, even though it doesn’t always show up by default.

ABS Gladiator Gaming PC| Intel Core i5 11400F | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $1,799 $1,599 at Newegg (save $200)
Here’s a major discount on a prebuilt gaming PC that was already a good deal. With a stock RTX 3070 and a respectable 11400F CPU packed in there, the ABS Gladiator will run pretty much everything you can throw at it out of the box. It’s even better than the PC I just bought for the same price, which is pretty annoying.

ABS Legend | Intel core i7 10700KF | Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $3,399.99 $2,699.99 at Newegg (save $700)
What ridiculousness is this? A gaming PC with an RTX 3080 Ti and 10th Gen Intel chip combo, with a good amount of storage and RAM… and it comes with two great peripherals, to boot. You just need to top it off with one of the best gaming monitors and you’re sorted with a full, high-end setup.

iBuyPower gaming desktop | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti | Intel Core i7 11700KF | 1TB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | $3449.99 $2,699.99 at Newegg (save $750)
It’s not an easy task, buying an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. That’s why a prebuilt gaming PC is one of the best ways to go, providing you need the rest of the PC parts, too. This is still a high-end build with a high-end price tag, but sadly it’s likely cheaper than building it yourself out of parts. Or at least quicker.

XPS Desktop | Nvidia RTX 3060 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800 | 512GB SSD | 32GB DDR4 | $1,799.99 $1,322.99 at Dell (save $477)
For a machine with a pretty tasty CPU, and a middling current-gen GPU, this XPS desktop is not the worst config. Of course, you’ll likely want to upgrade the SSD as 512GB doesn’t stretch too far nowadays, but it still means you’ll have a nippy boot drive. And that’s topped with 32GB of RAM, so can’t complain.

ABS Gladiator | Ryzen 7 5800X | GeForce RTX 3080 | 32GB RAM | 1TB M.2 SSD | Corsair liquid cooling| $3,299.99 $2,699.99 at Newegg (save $600)
This gaming PC comes in a Corsair mid-size ATX tower and includes a Corsair CPU cooling system. It should set you up to not need significant upgrades for several years between that hefty RAM total, the NVME SSD, and the RTX 3080.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme Desktop | i7 11700F | 16GB RAM | RTX 3060 Ti | 1TB HDD, 500GB SSD|
$1,599.99 $1,399.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
This prebuilt PC packs in a lot of great specs for the price, like its i7 11700F and its 3060 Ti. Several users report high temps with its poor CPU cooler, so you might need to upgrade it. If its hard drive and SSD storage is enough, it’s a solid build.

iBuyPower Trace MR | Intel Core i7 11700KF | Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti |16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $3,199.99 $2,599.99 at Best Buy (save $600)
At a decent price, you’re getting a solid computer draped around one of the most powerful (and elusive) graphics cards around. With a strong Rocket Lake CPU and a super-speedy NVMe SSD this machine will be a nice upgrade for most, and in all sorts of ways. At the very least you’re getting a new GPU, and in the last 12 months, that’s a win.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme | AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT | AMD Ryzen 7 5800X  |16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,899.99 $1,599.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
We could do without the included mouse and keyboard, but this is a good price. The Ryzen 7 5800X is a great CPU, and the Radeon RX 6700 XT will serve you well at 1440p.

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Black Friday Office PC deals

HP AiO PC | Core i7 10510U | 24-inch | $949.99 $799.99 at HP (save $150)
Offices have embraced the all-in-one PC design far more than we could have imagined, but it means you get a neat PC that has everything you need in a tidy package. The core specs here are healthy, with a 10th-Gen Core i7 being backed up by 16GB of RAM, and the classic combo of 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD. The 24-inch 1080p screen is bright and supports touch too.

ASUS Zen AiO | Ryzen 5 5500U | 24-inch | $829.99 $699.99 at Amazon (save $130)
Coming with a wireless keyboard and mouse, this is a nice, no faff, all-in-one option. Sure they wont be top-tier peripherals, but it’s a start. AMD’s 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 5500U is a nippy little mobile processor, and you get 8GB RAM, along with 512GB SSD as well.

Dell OptiPlex 3080 Micro | Intel Core i5 10500T | $1,112.86 $669 at Dell (save $443.86)
A nippy last generation CPU here for not a whole load of money, and it comes in a super-compact form factor. Dell has also jammed in a decent amount of RAM for productivity, and although there’s a little less storage capacity with 128GB, at least it’s an NVMe SSD: lighter and faster than a PC with an HDD would have been.

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

We’ve seen plenty of machines packing the very latest and greatest gear hit the bargain bins. The fact retailers have been selling every RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 they get their hands on means that there’s no need for them to try and entice customers with Nvidia’s latest tech. The same is true for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors, and it’ll be a similar story with the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. Still, there are some good gaming PCs to be had.

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

System builders such as iBuypower also have their own pre-built systems that are ready to roll out of the shop quicker than custom designs. These iBuypower RDY systems can be with you in a matter of days, when other machines might take weeks, or even months.

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

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

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

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