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The best PC gaming deals on Cyber Monday 2018

The best PC gaming deals on Cyber Monday 2018


PC components, peripherals, and pre-built gaming rigs — because it’s time to upgrade

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If it’s time to upgrade your gaming PC, there’s no better time of the year than Cyber Monday. (Yes, we just said that about Black Friday, but it’s basically the same thing.) It’s the shopping season when manufacturers throw out deep discounts on laptops, desktops, components, and peripherals; and when stores like Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg sometimes compete to make those discounts even deeper.

Every year’s different — neither Black Friday or Cyber Monday hosted amazing deals on processors or PC memory — but this year, the solid state drive (SSD) sales are pretty phenomenal. If you’re still running Windows off a traditional spinning magnetic hard drive, well... just trust us, it’ll make your entire PC feel like new.

To the deals list!

Complete gaming rigs

Perhaps you’re not looking for parts, but rather a pre-built gaming rig? That’s a perfectly respectable decision, and there’s no need to make you wade through a giant list of parts to get there. Here are the best deals we’ve spotted so far:



Graphics cards

As you’re well aware, a graphics card is the heart of any gaming PC, and one of the very few upgrades that’ll pay huge dividends even if it’s the only component you swap out. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of killer deals on the very latest GPUs, but here are some that stood out:


Like I said, SSDs are starting to get down to incredibly reasonable prices now — at least if you’re OK with a drive that’s 1TB or less in size. At prices of between $0.12 and $0.14 per GB, the Samsung 860 EVO is practically an insta-buy.

But you’ve never truly seen speed until you’ve got a PCI-Express based, stick-shaped NVMe SSD in your life. If you’ve got a compatible slot on your motherboard for an NVMe SSD, I highly recommend picking one of these up.

Need a big, rotating magnetic drive?

CPUs and motherboards

Memory and power supplies

Gaming Headsets

Gaming Mice

Gaming Keyboards

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