Best Black Friday Best Buy deals: the bargains worth looking at for PC gamers


Below you'll find the best Best Buy deals we could uncover for PC gamers, and there's quite a few of them raring to go. Not only are there loads of deals already on the site and in-store, but it is adding to those with Flash Deals and its Wish List Event. These Flash Deals tend to feature deeper savings than the standard ones, but are only on limited stock quantities—basically, if you see something you like in a Flash Deal, you need to act on it quickly.

Like many other big resellers, Best Buy is offering price protection on deals. Essentially if you buy something at a deal price right now, but later on that price goes down, it'll refund the difference. You can find the full breakdown of how this works on the Black Friday FAQs page.

Keep an eye out for items that are marked as supporting this, as not everything is, although Best Buy is really clear about what is and isn't guaranteed—it's printed about the price of anything on sale. 

We've taken a look at the deals that are currently active on Best Buy and highlighted them below. These are items that we feel are worth buying, not just the ones with the biggest savings. So good components and PCs that just so happen to be cheaper than normal. Definitely worth checking out. 

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Best Buy gaming PCs & laptops deals

Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,349.99 $1,899.99 at Best Buy (save $450)
This is an almost identical spec to the Gigabyte machine above, but comes in $50 cheaper thanks to the fact it’s rocking a 240Hz 1080p screen instead of a 300Hz option. If you feel you can tell the difference then spend the extra cash, if not, this is one of the most affordable RTX 3080 machines out there right now.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503 | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,849.99 $1,549.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
This is probably the best-value RTX 3070-powered gaming laptop we’ve found this year. Not only do you get that high-performance GPU, but it packs in AMD’s octacore Ryzen 9 5900HS processor, and a 1440p QHD screen running at 165Hz. That’s a notably step-up in image quality from 1080p and will make this 15-inch screen feel super-crisp.

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.

MSI GF65 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,099.99 $849.99 at Best Buy (save $250)
This gaming laptop comes in a familiar chassis, one we’ve used a whole lot. It houses an RTX 3060 GPU, which will be plenty to run the laptops 144Hz panel at 1080p with high frame rates. A little more memory and storage would be nice, but this is a great budget machine. Some Best Buy members also get their money back if this deal goes down in price any further, so a little peace of mind for early shoppers.

Asus TUF Gaming | 17.3-inch | Intel Core i5 11260H | Nvidia RTX 3050 | 1080p | 60Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $899.99 $679.99 at Best Buy (save $220)
If you’re on a tight budget, this Asus TUF laptop offers a way into PC gaming for relatively little. Its slimmed down specs mean you’ll get the entry-level RTX 3050 to power your games, though this is DLSS-compatible for extra performance if supported.

Best Buy PC component deals

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G | eight-Core, 16-thread | 65W | $359 $309.99 at Best Buy (save $49.01)
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.

WD Black SN750 | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $259.99 $119.99 at Best Buy (save $140)
That’s a major saving on the original MSRP, and while this was originally released a while ago now, it’s still a strong performing drive at a decent price. If you’re in the market for a PCIe 3.0 drive, then this is a good drive backed up by a big-name manufacturer. Performance is strong, the bundled software is good, and you know it’s going to be reliable. Not bad for just north of $100. 

Samsung 970 Evo Plus | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $329.99 $229.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
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.  

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 Dgitial Blue | 1TB | SATA | $189.99 $89.99 at Best Buy (save $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. 

Best Buy peripheral deals

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.

Samsung T350 | 1080p | IPS | 4ms response time | 75Hz | $189.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $80)
Now we’re talking cheap monitors, let’s look at the Samsung T350 on offer at Best Buy. This is actually a monitor we’ve come in contact with a lot, as Jacob used to have a pair of these at home. These don’t offer the most amazing picture quality in the world, but if you’re looking for a cheap way to buy two monitors at once, this is it.

LG 55 Class C1 Series | 55-inch | OLED | 4K | $1,499.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
LG makes some beautiful panels, and its TVs are some of the best for gaming, too. This particular screen is fit for 120Hz gaming and harnesses the full capability of OLED for wonderfully deep picture quality and contrast.

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. 

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.

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.

Blue Yeti X Professional WoW edition | USB | 48 kHZ/24-bit | $199.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
You can ignore the World of Warcraft presets and runes and just focus on the fact that it’s a great deal. The normal version has had a place on our best mic list for years, thanks to its excellent audio quality and sturdy build. The non-WoW version will cost you $60 more than this, making this one of the easiest quests you’ll ever complete.

HyperX Streamer Starter Pack | SoloCast USB Microphone | Cloud Core Gaming Headset | $129.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
HyperX knows what it’s doing when it comes to audio, and its Cloud headsets and SoloCast microphones have done well in our guides for a while now. This is a great combo if you don’t have either of these items. And while aimed at streamers, anyone that has to communicate while playing will benefit from the clarity these peripherals bring to your setup.

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 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 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.

WD_Black P50 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $249.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
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. 

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.

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