The sale event to end all sale events is here. That’s right, folks, Black Friday 2017 is here, and this year’s sales frenzy is set to be bigger than ever as we head into the Christmas shopping period. In all honesty, they should just rename it Black November, as there have been deals going on throughout the month in preparation for the big day.
To save you trawling through the web in search of a good bargain, we’ve created this handy guide containing everything you need to know about Black Friday 2017. If you’re on the hunt for a new graphics card, a bigger and better monitor, want to splash out on a fast SSD or upgrade your gaming headset and get a more reliable mouse and keyboard, this is the place to be. We’ll be updating this hub page on a regular basis as new deals get announced, too, so make sure to keep it in your bookmarks if you fancy grabbing yourself a bit of a bargain before Christmas. We’ve also got tips on the best places to browse, and how to find out if those hot discounts are really as good as they seem.
What and when is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US. Retailers, both online and physical, offer some of their best deals on Black Friday, and will often cut their prices in the weeks leading up to the big day. It’s now become a UK phenomenon as well. It also has a closely-related cousin, Cyber Monday, which happens three days after Black Friday and is reserved for purely online deals. To all intents and purposes, though, it’s simply another day of big savings.
This year, Black Friday falls on November 24th. Expect retailers to open earlier and close later than usual. Online, stores will typically start their deals on Thursday November 23rd, giving you even more time to snap up those bargains, but it’s become increasingly common to start deals much earlier.
Black Friday 2017 tips
If you’re looking for game discounts, you’ll find the usual sales taking place on Steam, GOG and Green Man Gaming. The juiciest discounts, however, will be on PC components and peripherals. Of course, while we’ll endeavor to bring you the very best deals from around the internet, you should also check CamelCamelCamel before you buy to see if you’re actually getting a good price. This keeps track of Amazon product prices all year round, helping you identify if a Black Friday deal is actually a great, one-time discount or whether it’s pretty much always this kind of price regardless of whether it’s Black Friday or not.
To go straight to each category, just clicks the links below:
- Best game deals
- Best PC deals
- Best laptop deals
- Best graphics card deals
- Best monitor deals
- Best SSD deals
- Best processor deals
- Best mouse and keyboard deals
- Best headset deals
The best sites for deals are found below.
- Overclockers UK
- John Lewis
- Green Man Gaming
Best Black Friday 2017 deals
Best game deals:
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – £16.49 from Amazon
- Titanfall 2 – £12.50 from Amazon
- Star Wars Battlefront – £4.50 from Amazon
- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – £24.12 from Play-Asia
- Battlefield 1 Premium Season Pass – £11.99 from Origin
- FIFA 18 Standard Edition – £36.66 from Origin
- Mass Effect Andromeda: Standard Edition – £17.49 from Origin
- Need for Speed Payback: Standard Edition – £36.66 from Origin
- Prey – £15.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- The Evil Within II – £20.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Destiny 2: Standard Edition – £26.90 from Green Man Gaming
- Deus Ex Mankind Divided – £6.00 from Green Man Gaming
- Just Cause 3 XL Edition – £7.50 from Green Man Gaming
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration – £13.20 from Green Man Gaming
- Life is Strange – £4.00 from Green Man Gaming
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War – £26.99 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Rocket League – £7.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition – £7.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Agents of Mayhem – £17.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – £17.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Watch Dogs 2 -£15.30 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- For Honor – £16.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- >observer – £18.39 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- No Man’s Sky – £16.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- This War of Mine – £3.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Stellaris: Standard Edition – £14.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Abzu – £4.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Inside – £7.50 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- XCOM 2 – £11.55 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
- Overwatch: Standard Edition – £16.99 from Blizzard’s Battle.net
- Destiny 2: Standard Edition – £29.24 from Blizzard’s Battle.net
- The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition – £13.99 from GOG.com
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – £18.79 from GOG.com
- Little Nightmares – £7.99 from GOG.com
- Titan Quest: Ragnarok – £13.49 from GOG.com
- MDK – Free from GOG.com (for the next 48 hours only)
- Furi – £8.99 from GOG.com
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – £10.69 from GOG.com
- Owlboy – £14.19 from GOG.com
- Oxenfree – £2.99 from GOG.com
- Master of Orion – £7.89 from GOG.com
Best Black Friday PC deals:
Dell Inspiron Gaming – £399 from Dell (Use code DB2SAVE300)This AMD-based Dell system is a steal at £399, as you get a Ryzen 3 processor and an RX 560 graphics card, making this a great entry-level system for those after steady 1080p gaming. You also get 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD.
HP Omen 880-072na – £1999 from HP
HP Omen 870-224 Desktop & HP Mixed Reality Headset with Controllers Package – $670 from Best Buy
Chillblast Fusion Legion Gaming PC – £500 from Ebuyer
Best Black Friday laptop deals:
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming – £1099 from Dell (Use code DB3SAVE300)Down from £1399, Dell’s non-Alienware-branded gaming laptop is a pretty great deal at this price. With a GTX 1060 chip and a quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, it’s got plenty of power, and its 15.6in Full HD IPS screen should be pretty colour accurate. You also get a 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD.
Alienware 17 – £2449 from John Lewis
Asus FX503VD-DM080T – £600 from Amazon
HP Pavilion 17-ab200na – £899 from AO
Asus ROG GL553VD – £649 from AO
MSI GP62MVR 7RFX LEOPARD PRO – £999 from Amazon
MSI GT73EVR 7RF TITAN PRO – £2000 from BoxGT75VR I reviewed the other week, this still has a 17.3in 120Hz display and a Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, as well as a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD. You also get a free SteelSeries Siberia V2 gaming headset with this bundle as well.
MSI GL62M 7RE-407 – $799 from Amazon
Best Black Friday graphics card deals:
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 – £100 from ScanIf you want an inexpensive card for games that don’t require much power, then this is a fantastic deal. Otherwise, it’s probably worth spending another £25 for a GTX 1050Ti.
Asus GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 3GB – $203 from Newegg
Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB – $240 from Amazon
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8GB – $425 from Newegg
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 – $500 from Newegg
Gigabyte AMD GV-RX Vega 64 – £470 from AmazonSapphire’s £528 Radeon Vega 64, we’ve got a new best Vega 64 deal, this time courtesy of Gigabyte. AMD’s new top of the line card finally gives Nvidia’s GTX 1080 some much needed competition in the 4K arena, and at this kind of price, it’s hotter than ever. Read our Vega 64 review to help you decide which one to get.
EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition iCX Cooling – £650 from ScanOur new favourite GTX 1080 Ti deal, this is much better than the £624 Zotac card we listed earlier in the week. With this particular deal, you can also claim a free EVGA Powerlink or FX Series Fan.
Best Black Friday monitor deals:
AOC E2470SWH – £107 from Amazon
Asus VC239H – £124 from Amazon
Philips 273V5LHAB – £150 from Amazon
AOC AG272FCX – £320 from CurrysThis 27in gaming monitor has a 144hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support. Pound for pound, I’d probably recommend going for the Asus MG278Q below, but if you’re after a fancy curved IPS screen, it’s probably a price worth paying for fewer pixels.
Asus MG278Q – £387 from Amazon
Asus ROG Swift PG258Q – £486 from CCLreally smooth. It only has a standard 1,920×1,080 resolution and ports are pretty limited to a single HDMI and DisplayPort, but what it lacks in connectivity it makes up for in flexibility, with pivot, swivel and height-adjustment support. Our full review will be here very shortly. You also get a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins, too.
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q – £687 from CCL
Acer XF240H – £199 from Laptops Direct
Acer XF270HUA – £500 from Amazonfor review, and is currently our top pick for gaming display greatness. This 27in 1440p monitor has an IPS display, giving it superb colour accuarcy, and it’s also got a 144Hz refresh rate, giving you super smooth gaming at the same time.
Iiyama X2788QS – £224 from ScanIf a high refresh rate isn’t important to you and you just want a good 27in 2560×1440 monitor, this Iiyama is much cheaper than its gaming-geared rivals. It also has an IPS screen to help ensure it’s got good colour accuracy and AMD FreeSync support too.
HP Omen Quad HD 27in – £549 from Currys
Acer Predator Z271T – £300 from ScanThis 27in curved monitor has everything – a 144Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync support and Tobii’s eye-tracking sensor. It only has a VA panel rather than IPS, but this is still a pretty good price if you fancy giving eye-tracking a go. Alternatively, you can get a flat, IPS 2560×1440 version for £600.
Acer Predator XBV271HK – £500 from Overclockers (NEW LOWER PRICE)This 27in 4K monitor from Acer has Nvidia G-Sync support, plus a USB hub and HDMI and DisplayPort connections.
Dell S2817Q – £396 from ScanIf Acer’s 4K monitor above is a bit too expensive, this one from Dell costs less than £400. It doesn’t come with G-Sync support or anything fancy like that, but this is still a pretty decent deal if you’re looking to upgrade your pixel count.
Acer Predator X34A – £800 from Amazon
LG 38UC99 – £900 from OverclockersThis mad 38in curved 3840×1600 FreeSync monitor has an IPS panel and a 75Hz refresh rate, assuming your graphics card get break 60fps at 4K widescreen, of course! Normally £1200, this is a pretty good deal if you’re after a ginormous monitor to up your game.
Samsung UH750 – $499 from Amazon
Samsung CF791 – $689 from Amazon
Dell UltraSharp U3417W – $700 from Best Buy
Samsung LU28H750UQNXZA – $330 from Samsung
AOC I2757FH – $150 from BestBuy
Dell S2718HN – $180 from BestBuy
Dell S2716DGR – $350 from Best Buy
AOC C4008VU8 – $600 from Best Buy
Acer GN276HL – $200 from Newegg
Alienware AW2518HF – $417 from Newegg
Best Black Friday SSD deals:
Samsung 850 EVO 2.5in – (250GB) £80 from Overclockers / Amazon, (500GB) £138 from Amazon / $150 from Best Buy, (1TB) £275 from Amazon / $300 from Samsung, (2TB) £750 from SamsungEbuyer, you can also nab yourself a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins, too.
WD Blue SSD M.2 – (250GB) £221 from Scan with MSI AMD AM4 Ryzen X370 KRAIT GAMING ATX Motherboardbundle with a AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor and MSI AMD Ryzen AM4 B350 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard for £346. Alternatively, there’s an Intel bundle with an MSI Z270 SLI PLUS Kaby Lake ATX Gaming Motherboard for £199.
Best Black Friday motherboard deals:
Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming – £140 from Overclockers
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon ATX Motherboard – £187 from Novatech
Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 – £245 from Scan
Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2 – £107 from NovatechIf you don’t fancy shelling out for a new 8th Gen board, this one supports 6th and 7th Gen Intel chips instead for a lot less. Bear in mind, however, that 8th Gen stuff isn’t backwards compatible with 6th and 7th Gen bits, so you’ll have to upgrade your entire system all over again when you next come to refresh your system. Buying an 8th Gen board now offers you better futureproofing, but this is still a good buy if you’re on a budget.
Gigabyte Z170X GAMING 3 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard – £72 from Ebuyer
MSI AMD AM4 Ryzen X370 GAMING PRO ATX – £100 from Ebuyer
Best Black Friday processor deals:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 – £159 from Overclockers
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X – £410 from ScanThis entry-level Threadripper normally costs over £500, so if you’re looking for a bonkers processor that offers more power than even a top-end Ryzen 7, then this is the cheapest you’ll find one right now.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – £590 from Ebuyer / AmazonThreadripper processor is pretty darn expensive, but when this particular version normally costs close to £800, this kind of saving is definitely the time to get one.
Best Black Friday mouse and keyboard deals:
Corsair Gaming K70 Lux RGB – £103 from ScanThis RGB mechanical keyboard comes recommended from other members of the the RPS team. It’s got red Cherry MX switches and an aluminium frame. It’s also much cheaper than the Asus ROG Claymore I reviewed below.
Roccat has a number of keyboards, mice and headsets available from Currys PC World for 30% off their marked price. Helpfully, Currys only list the original price on their website, as you’ve got to enter a code on checkout to get the Black Friday price, so we’ve worked out what you’ll actually be paying in our list below. In the keyboard arena, we’ve got the:
- TKL Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – £62.98 (which has brown Cherry MX switches)
- Suora Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – £52.50 (which has brown TCC switches)
- Suora FX RGB Illuminated Frameless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – £84.00 (also brown TCC switches)
- Isku+ Illuminated Gaming Keyboard – £49.00 (which is decidedly non-mechanical)
- Skeltr Bluetooth Gaming Keyboard – £136.50 (also a membrane keyboard, but has the handy extra of being wireless via Bluetooth)
To get the discount, just enter GAMINGKEYBOARDS30 at checkout. As for mice (which requires the code GAMINGMICE30 at checkout), we’ve got:
- Lua Optical Gaming Mouse – £17.50
- Kone EMP Optical Gaming Mouse – £49
- Kone Aimo Optical Gaming Mouse – £49
- Kiro Optical Gaming Mouse – £24.50
Asus has also discounted two of its gaming mice over on Amazon. We’ve been using the Pugio II for work recently, and we have to say, it’s rather nice – and it’s now just £58.59. Alternatively, there’s also the Gladius II, which is now going for just £57.69.
Best Black Friday gaming headset deals:
Corsair Gaming Void Pro RGB – £66 from ScanWe’re just about to start testing this headset, but if you fancy the idea of having your headset match the other LEDs in your system, including your mouse and motherboard, then this is quite possibly the gaming headset for you. It has 7.1 surround sound and connects to your PC via USB.
Roccat has also got a few headsets going for the same 30% off deal. Just enter GAMINGHEADSET30 on the following for discounts galore:
- Roccat Khan Pro – £63: This wired gaming headset supports high resolution audio – which is still quite rare these days – and it’s also got a noise-cancelling microphone, too.
- Roccat Cross Gaming Headset – £28: If you just want something simple, however, then Roccat’s Cross Gaming headset is about as straightforward as they come.
Razer’s extending its Cyber Deals promotion as well this Black Friday, with deals going on in both the UK and the US. Have a look at our top picks below:
- Razer ManO’ War – £120 / $120: A wireless gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound and a 14-hour battery life
- Razer ManO’ War 7.1 Limited Razer Green Edition – £70 / $70: A wired version of the above, also with 7.1 surround sound
- Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Black/White/Grey with Oval Ear Cushions – £80 / $80: Another wired USB headset, this time with an active-noise-cancelling microphone for pitch-perfect multiplayer chat
- Razer Kraken Pro 7.1 V2 Black/White/Green with Round Ear Cushions – £60 / $60: Very similar to the above, but with slightly different ear cushions and a 3.5mm audio jack.
We also highly recommend Steelseries’ headsets, particularly the following which we’ve been testing for review lately:
- Steelseries Siberia 800 – £205 / $195: A fantastic wireless headset with great audio quality and the flexibility to be used across multiple platforms. Its microphone isn’t quite as good as I’d hoped, but it also has a Bluetooth-enabled twin, the Siberia 840, which is currently just £240 or $240.
- Steelseries Arctis 7 – £135 / $119: Hands down the most comfortable headset I’ve ever used, the wireless Arctis 7 is incredible value for money, even if us UK buyers get a bit stiffed on the pricing compared to our US cousins. Buy it, love it, thank me later.
Those after Sennheiser gear, on the other hand, should look here:
- Sennheiser HD1 Wireless – $400: A wireless pair of headphones that uses integrated NFC to connect to devices via Bluetooth. You also get an extra 3.5mm audio jack in case you want to use it wired, too.
- Sennheiser PXC 550 – £330 / $300: Another wireless pair of headphones with adaptive noise cancelling, allowing you to block out the ambient noises around you.
- Sennheiser HD 559 – £90 / $100: A wired pair of headphones with an open-back design for a more natural kind of listening experience.
- Sennheiser GSP 350 – £120 / $140: This gaming headset isn’t being discounted per se, but you do get a free headset hangar when you buy direct from Sennheiser. Read our review to find out more.
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