Pre-built gaming desktop PCs are an awesome alternative for anyone who doesn’t have the time to buy pieces separately and put it all together at home. Pre-built rigs do generally come at a higher cost than DIY alternatives, no doubt due to the convenience, but Black Friday saves the day again. We’ve put together a collection of some of the best deals on popular pre-built gaming PCs to make your Black Friday shopping as easy as possible.
Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition — Up to $805 off at Dell
The Special Edition XPS Desktop from Dell is available in many configurations, and it’s a great choice for those who prefer a “sleeper” look without all the flashing lights. Choose from 9th Gen Intel Core processors (CPU), up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, up to a 2TB M.2 PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) coupled with a 2TB hard-disk drive (HDD), and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics card (GPU) with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
It has a ton of ports for connecting accessories and displays, and there’s even an optical drive so you can keep playing all those old gems on CD-ROM.
Lots of configurations and a sleeper look make the powerful XPS gaming desktop a great option for the humble gamer.
Alienware Aurora R8 — Up to $785 off at Dell
Forget about the understated look of the XPS Special Edition! The Alienware Aurora R8 is a unique gaming PC brimming with powerful hardware, made easy to access thanks to a PSU swing-arm and toolless entry. Customizable lighting on the outside adds some flair, and there are plenty of ports for accessories and VR.
Choose from 9th Gen Intel Core CPUs, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD, and up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti GPU with 11GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The high-end models have some ridiculous horsepower for 4K and bring the biggest discount, but you can also save on introductory models that will still deliver a solid 1080p gaming experience.
The unique Alienware Aurora is deeply discounted for Black Friday, and you can save on all sorts of configurations so you get what you need.
Dell G5 5090 — Up to $600 off at Dell
Dell’s G5 lineup of gaming desktops is much more likely to be friends with your wallet, with models starting at a discounted $590 for Black Friday. You’ll get a solid 1080p experience from the baseline model, but you can go up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB M.2 SSD with 2TB HDD, and NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU with 8GB of VRAM.
The Dell G5 isn’t quite as funky as the Alienware Aurora R8, but it’s still definitely a gaming PC with clear cutout on the side and RGB lighting.
Dell’s G5 lineup is an affordable option, made even more tempting by some deep Black Friday sales.
HP Omen Obelisk — Up to $500 off at HP
HP’s Omen Obelisk gaming pre-builts are stylized with a snazzy black case, and red lighting and logos, as well as a cutout on the side to show off the internal hardware. Introductory models start with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400 CPU and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU for about $700, though high-end models are likely tempting thanks to the relatively affordable price.
Add an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 2TB HDD coupled with a 256GB SSD, and a NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU with 8GB of VRAM for about $1,500, which is $500 off the regular price.
HP’s Omen Obelisk desktops certainly have a noticeable flair, and high-end models with powerful hardware are available at a great price.
HP Omen Desktop — Up to $560 off at HP
HP’s standard Omen Desktop pre-built is a chunkier version of the Obelisk with a more aggressive design, but it still has the black case and red highlights that make it stand out. HP is offering deals on a couple of models, but you’re going to save the most on a configuration with 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB of VRAM. This is a solid PC for 1080p gaming, and you can upgrade to a Core i7 CPU if you’d like the extra horsepower.
The Omen Desktop brings a more aggressive design compared to the Obelisk, and it has the hardware for a smooth 1080p experience.
Lenovo Legion T530 — $270 off at Lenovo
If you’d like to get some AMD hardware into your life, the Lenovo Legion T530 is standing by. This desktop PC with a handle on top and smart grid cover on the front (that looks awesome with RGB lighting behind it) has an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB HDD coupled with a 512GB PCIe SSD for plenty of speedy storage. It’s all made better by an AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4GB of VRAM, capable of delivering some quality 1080p gaming.
The Legion T530 pre-built gaming PC is stacked with AMD hardware at a great price for those who only play on Team Red.
Lenovo Legion C530 — $460 off at Lenovo
Is this a deep fryer or a gaming PC? The odd design of the Legion C530 that includes a clear pane on the top to show off internal hardware certainly does have some charm, and it’s easy to carry around thanks to a built-in handle. The configuration discounted for Black Friday includes a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB HDD coupled with a 256GB PCIe SSD, and an NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of VRAM. For a solid 1080p experience, this desktop will do the trick. Just don’t try to make food in it.
It’s not the most practical desktop gaming PC out there, but the unique design of the C530 does have some charm. It’s also on sale big-time for Black Friday.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Master — $120 off at Best Buy
CyberPowerPC has a whole fleet of affordable pre-built gaming PCs ready to go on any day, but this particular model offers some serious savings for Black Friday. Inside the black case with clear side panel and RGB lighting is an AMD Ryzen 2300X CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD coupled with a 240GB SSD, and an AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4GB of VRAM. This is another spicy pick for anyone who loves Team Red, and it all costs less than $500. Included is a mouse and keyboard to sweeten the deal.
Not only does this PC have the performance to deliver smooth 1080p gaming, but it also includes a keyboard and mouse. All for less than $500.
These aren’t the only Black Friday deals we’ve unearthed
The pre-built gaming PCs in this collection are but a taste of the Black Friday savings we’re keeping an eye on. Want to stay mobile? Check out our roundup of the best gaming laptop Black Friday deals. We also have a broader roundup of Black Friday laptop deals, and we’ve put together a list of awesome PC gaming accessories sales.
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