Cyber Monday gaming PC deals 2022: there’s still time to save on a prebuilt PC

Cyber Monday gaming PC deals

There are still Cyber Monday gaming PC deals for anyone out there looking, with  plenty of last-gen stock being sold off at varying levels of discount. You just need to find the right deal. On the one hand there are prebuilt PCs with still-relevant gaming hardware for a great price, but on the other there are over-priced systems with weak specs lists baiting the unsuspecting buyer. 

That’s why we’re here, constantly casting our eyes over what all the major retailers have to offer the discerning gaming PC purchaser and making sure we only pick the best offers for you lovely folk. We want to help you find a great PC at a great discount.

The key element to look for when buying a pre-built PC at this time of year will be delivery date, especially if you want it to arrive before Christmas. Some PCs may be heavily discounted but not actually ship until next year (which is fine, if you don’t mind the wait). Before you buy, make sure to double-check when your new PC is actually due to arrive.

There are plenty of gaming PC deals that will arrive far quicker than that, if you don’t feel the need to customize them. The iBuyPower RDY prebuilt systems (opens in new tab) can ship in a matter of days, and will still get you some of the best CPU and GPU combinations you can find today.

This year we’ve been especially focused on finding the best gaming PC deals with RTX 3060s, 3070s, and 3080s, and figuring out which offer the best value. For a better idea of what prices are good (and which aren’t) check out this crib sheet on gaming PC pricing. If you just want the deals we recommend right now, take a look for both US and UK deals below.

Where are the best Cyber Monday gaming PC deals?

Cyber Monday gaming PC deals in the US

Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

Cyber Monday gaming PC deals in the UK

Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

When is Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday is set for November 28, 2022, trawling Black Friday like a lovesick puppy. The temptation is to look at Cyber Monday like the unwanted sibling of Black Friday, with just the dregs left on offer. But while it’s still going to be tough to get the goods shipped ahead of Christmas, retailers will often have a stock of great deals set aside for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday also kicks off Cyber Week, where you may find a bunch of other deals on PC hardware to stretch out the sales season.

What should I look for in a Cyber Monday gaming PC deal?

We’ve got a handy crib sheet to help you spot whether a gaming PC is really a deal (opens in new tab), so that’s well worth checking out. 

This Cyber Monday is going to be a great time to get an Nvidia RTX 3050, RTX 3060, or RTX 3070-powered gaming PC or AMD equivalent. You should be keeping an eye out for the lower-end of Nvidia’s 30-series moreso, but if you’re desperate for a machine that can smash 4K we recommend skipping over the 30-series altogether and waiting for Nvidia’s 40-series graphics cards to go down in price.

System builders such as iBuypower also have their own prebuilt systems that are ready to roll out of the shop quicker than custom designs. These iBuypower RDY systems (opens in new tab) can be with you in a matter of days, when other machines might take weeks, or even months to arrive. Basically, be aware that a custom machine may not arrive in time for Christmas.

Last-gen machines just aren’t as tempting as they were last year, either. 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. And while there’s nothing wrong with machines built around Zen 2, Intel 10th and 11th Gen CPUs, and Nvidia RTX 2080s if the price is right, make sure you don’t pay over the odds being blinded by the rest of the spec.

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

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