Black Friday 2021 ended up being utterly massive: while the official day was November 26, the deals actually kicked off as early as Monday, November 21. So make no mistake, the Aussie online retail landscape is not going to let you get through Cyber Monday without tempting you with bargains. If you don't want to spend, it may be time to log off.
But if you do want to spend, we've rounded up the best of what's on offer. As per usual, in the PC gaming space the likes of laptops, monitors and peripherals dominate: if you're looking for a top-of-the-line GPU then you're probably out of luck, unless you buy a laptop with one inside.
Without further ado, here's what we've found:
Where are the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals?
Cyber Monday Gaming Laptop deals in Australia
Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
These Blades are always pricey affairs, especially so when they’re rocking CPUs and GPUs like this. Still, over AU$1,000 off might push you over the edge, and while the 14 inch screen may be on the small side, it boasts a 165Hz refresh rate and is extremely portable. Via the Microsoft Store. [Update: eBay Plus members can get a further 5 percent discount on this price over on eBay, bringing it down to AU$2611.55).
MSI GF75 Thin | i7-10750H | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD |
A tad under two grand for this 3060 bearing beast, which in addition to the specs above has a 17.3 inch 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate. If MSI lappies have always struck you as too huge, this one is remarkably thin while retaining the usual RGB shenanigans. Via Amazon.
Free Gigabyte G27F gaming monitor with purchase of Gigabyte AERO & AORUS RTX 3070 and 3080 laptops (valued at AU$359)
A new gaming laptop is sweet, but there will be times when you want to plug it into a larger display. So Gigabyte’s current promo could appeal: Until the end of December, anyone who purchases an AERO or AORUS laptop with an Nvidia RTX 3070 or 3080 GPU can claim one of its 27-inch, 144Hz G27F gaming monitors via redemption. The 1080p affair boasts an IPS panel with 125% RGB colour gamut and 1ms response times. PC Case Gear has a list of eligible models here.
Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED YD | i7 | RTX 3080 Max-Q | 16GB RAM |
A substantial AU$800 off this powerful laptop which will run pretty much anything you want. The OLED display has a 60Hz refresh rate and a native 4K resolution. It’s AU$800 (or more) off at a bunch of Aussie retailers, including Umart, Harvey Norman, Computer Alliance, Scorptec and PC Case Gear. [Note: this unit is eligible for the free G27F monitor promo described above.]
Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR | i7 | RTX 3080 Max-Q | 32GB RAM | 1TB + 512GB SSDs |
For a limited time, get AU$700 off this almost excessively capable gaming laptop. This 17.3-inch model boasts brilliant specs, including two SSDs and a 60Hz 4K HDR display. It’s discounted at retailers including Umart, Harvey Norman, Scorptec and PC Case Gear. [Note: this unit is eligible for the free G27F monitor promo described above.]
Gigabyte AORUS 17G YD | i7 | RTX 3080 Max-Q | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD |
Currently reduced by AU$600 at many Aussie computer stores, such as Scorptec, PC Case Gear, Computer Alliance and Umart this beast gets you top specs with a ridiculous 300Hz refresh rate on a 1080p display. [Note: this unit is eligible for the free G27F monitor promo described above.]
Alienware M15 R6 | i7 | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD |
Using the discount code META7, you can get a rather astonishing discount on this powerful Alienware which, in addition to the specs above, has a 15.6 inch FHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate. Via Dell.
Dell G15 | Ryzen 5 | RTX 3050 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD |
A nice AU$520 off this RTX lappy, which comes with a 1080p 120Hz screen. If you want to play games on a work machine, this is an excellent option. You’ll need to use the code PLSDELL to get this price. Via eBay.
Cyber Monday Gaming Monitor deals in Australia
LG Ultragear 34 inch curved monitor (34GL750-B) |
For those in the market for an ultrawide display, this AU$175 saving is worth investigation. It’s a 34 inch WFHD affair with a 144Hz refresh rate, G-Sync compatibility, 1ms response time and IPS goodness. Via Amazon.
ASUS ROG Strix PG279QM QHD gaming monitor |
If you’ve got the hardware to make the most of it, a 240Hz 1440p IPS monitor will make your games sing. Or, at least, make them look real good. This one supports G-Sync and has a 1ms response time. Via MWave.
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q gaming monitor |
If you want super high refresh rates at a reasonable price, you’ll probably seriously consider this 25 inch HD monitor. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and is FreeSync and G-Sync compatible. Via MWave.
AOC C27G2Z 27 inch gaming monitor |
A AU$20 discount isn’t huge by Black Friday standards, but if you’re looking for an even cheaper 240Hz monitor with a 27 inch HD display and FreeSync Premium, this is a small amount to pay. Via MWave.
Cyber Monday storage deals in Australia
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe SSD |
For our money, this is the best NVMe SSD for PCIe 3.0 speed, and it has that dependable Samsung reliability too. This is the 2TB model and that amount of space for a touch under AU$300 is good stuff, especially from a prestigious brand. If you’re after just 1TB, that’s currently AU$155, down from AU$189. Via MWave.
WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD |
A good price if you’re after another 1TB worth of superquick storage. Has 7000MB/s read speed, so you shouldn’t have to wait for games to boot up. Via Amazon.
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD |
When it comes to PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, the Crucial P5 series is usually on the affordable side. This AU$20 discount doesn’t seem to be a lot but it is, at least, a discount on some blisteringly fast storage. Via Scorptec.
Cyber Monday Gaming Chair deals in Australia
Secretlab Titan Evo (2022 series) |
AU$679 from AU$644 at Secretlab (save AU$35)
It may not be the most jaw dropping discount, but a nice AU$35 off the best gaming chair is much better than nothing. It sits right at the top of our best gaming chairs list for a reason: This thing is comfortable, stylish, and full of useful, innovative features.
Cyber Monday Gaming Mice deals in Australia
Razer DeathAdder V2 wired mouse |
A very nice price on our favourite gaming mouse, which combines simplicity with ruggedness with the usual RGB adornments. This is a AU$73.95 saving on a mouse with one of the best sensors available, and will make the majority of gamers happy. Via Amazon.
Logitech G203 Hero Lightsync |
This is our second favourite gaming mouse, chiefly for its balance of quality and affordability. Black Friday ain’t going to make it a better mouse but it is going to make it even more affordable: it’s now the cost of an extremely cheap night out. Via Amazon.
Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless mouse |
More than half-price on this wireless ergonomic gaming mouse, which according to our review boasts a long battery life, “near-zero latency” and comfort. If you’re after a no-compromise wireless affair this price is hard to beat. Via Amazon.
Cyber Monday Gaming Keyboard deals in Australia
Corsair K100 RGB mechanical keyboard |
While the K100 RGB Optical is our fave gaming keyboard, this is where you should go if you prefer mechanical keys. Other than that they’re the same: the usual RGB shenanigans are here, the build quality is astounting, and this one has a palm rest and Elgato integration too. Via Amazon.
HyperX Alloy Origins 60 |
Maybe you not only love tenkeyless keyboards, but you actually hate the tenkeys. This mechanical red switch keyboard is incredibly small, but that doesn’t mean it can’t sparkle with the usual RGB niceties. One for the space poor or efficiency loving. Via Amazon.
Cyber Monday Gaming Headset deals in Australia
Razer BlackShark V2 wired headset |
Here’s what you’ve probably been waiting for: our pick for the best gaming headset with a substantial discount to the tune of 45% – that makes a saving of AU$78.95 off the RRP. It’s a wired affair with 50mm drivers, cardioid mic, noise cancellation, and it’s comfortable and sturdy to boot. Via Amazon.
Razer Kraken X wired headset |
This is our pick for the best cheap gaming headset, and that’s before this huge AU$44 discount. It may be affordable, but it comes with 7.1 surround sound, the usual rugged Razer build quality, and its ultra lightweight to boot. Via Amazon.
HyperX Cloud II Pro wired gaming headset|
One of these for less than AU$100 should not be ignored, particularly if you’re after a no-fuss wired set of cans with great sound and reliable build quality. Keep an eye out for the wireless edition during Black Friday proper. Via Amazon.
Cyber Monday hardware deals in Australia
Intel Core i9-12900K CPU |
Unless you’re in an extremely small minority, spending over a grand on a CPU is a pretty big spending decision. It’s still pricey, but AU$100 off this bonkers i9 might make a difference. It’s our favourite “enthusiast CPU” (read: one with the kind of power not everyone needs) and if you’re building a high-end rig it’s verily the go-to. Via MWave.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X |
If you’re in the market for one these but baulked previously at its pricetag, this Zen 3 chip is now almost half of its RRP in Australia. This eight-core, 16-thread CPU hits a turbo of 4.7GHz. Via Amazon.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X |
12 cores, 15 threads… this red team beast got our Editor’s Pick award for a reason. In fact, it’s probably got more power than you need, but if you’re after awesome performance, PCIe 4.0 support, and if you’re building a new PC you’re going to want to consider this as a priority. Via Amazon.
Asus RT-AX88U dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router |
AU$499 AU$409 (save AU$90)
Here’s AU$90 off this typically stylish router, which offers absolutely crazy wireless speeds of up to 4,804Mbps on 802.11ax clients. Adaptive QoS and WTFast support are in, which will let you push priority to your gaming to eliminate lag. Via Computer Alliance.