Welcome to Black Tuesday! Yes, we're still days away from Black Friday itself, but the traditional deals on TVs, peripherals and PC hardware have continued to pop up early. We're highlighting the best new deals and returning favourites every day this week so that you won't miss out.
Our daily Black Friday post will include offers for both American and British readers, and we'll link through to our dedicated pages where they exist - currently, we've got pages that round up Black Friday deals on graphics cards, SSDs, 4K televisions, gaming monitors and much more. The idea is that you'll see the absolute highlights right here, with the option to see all of the latest deals for the products that you're really looking for.
With three days to go until the big day itself, the Tuesday Black Friday roundup includes a half-price mechanical keyboard, cheap gaming monitors and rather inexpensive graphics cards.
Digital Foundry's best TV and monitor deals
UK Black Friday 2018 TV and monitor deals
This is a 27-inch 240Hz monitor - the fastest refresh rate you can get - for £175 below RRP just half a year after launch. This LG monitor is perfect for fast-paced esports games like CS:GO, Fortnite or League of Legends, where the super-low response times make it easier to take quickly moving targets with fluidity and grace. This monitor was available at £210 yesterday - and £200 before that - but even at £225, it's still worth considering.
Digital Foundry's best PC hardware deals
USA Black Friday 2018 PC hardware deals
Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8GB + 2 free games for $200 - was $250, save $50!
The RX 580 is our top choice for 1080p gaming with excellent performance for less money than the GTX 1060 6GB, which is itself the most popular graphics card in the world. This Gigabyte Gaming RX 480 is quite ordinary, but should still provide strong 1080p performance and the possibility of 1440p gaming if you're willing to turn down a few settings. At $200, this could be the centrepiece of a low cost, high performance gaming PC.
UK Black Friday 2018 PC hardware deals
PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Dragon V2 8GB for £179 - was £271, save £92!
We reckon that the RX 580 is the best graphics card available for 1080p gaming, as it offers better performance than the GTX 1060, allows access to cheap FreeSync monitors (rather than expensive G-Sync ones) and is surprisingly cheap too. Amazon are offering the PowerColor Dragon V2 for an incredibly low price of £178, making it the new best choice - as our previous recommendation, the Sapphire Nitro+, has now returned to £220 after briefly being £182.
ADATA XPG SX8200 480GB NVMe SSD for £103 - was £117
ADATA XPG SX8200 960GB NVMe SSD for £212 - was £299
This drive from ADATA is one of the fastest models available for a low price, challenging the Samsung 970 Evo in terms of overall performance. You can pick it this drive at a lower price on Black Friday, with a massive 1TB model costing just £212 and a 500GB model available at £103 - not bad!
WD Black 500GB NVMe SSD for £104 - was £230
WD Black 1TB NVMe SSD for £200 - was £400
The WD Black is another strong NVMe SSD that offers noticeably faster speeds than a standard SATA SSD. It's also available at a discounted price for the next few days, with a 1TB drive coming at exactly £200 and a 500GB drive available for about half that. That's the lowest prices we've ever seen for these drives!
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Digital Foundry's best peripheral deals
UK Black Friday 2018 peripheral deals
SteelSeries have discounted a ton of their Arctis gaming headsets and Rival mice, which tend to offer sensible designs and excellent in-game performance. However, we noticed that other retailers have gone even further with their Black Friday price reductions on SteelSeries gear, so here's a summary of where to find everything for the best prices.
- Arctis Pro Wireless - £200 from Currys PC World - $100 off
- Arctis Pro + GameDAC - £150 from Overclockers - £100 off
- Arctis 7 - £89 from Currys PC World - £70 off
- Arctis 5 - £80 from Amazon - £30 off
- Arctis 3 Console Edition - £34 from Argos - £16 off
- Rival 600 - £60 from SteelSeries - £20 off
- Rival 310 - £50 from SteelSeries - £10 off
- Sensei 310 - £35 from Amazon - £15 off
- Rival 110 - £20 from Amazon - £20 off
USA Black Friday 2018 peripheral deals
This tenkeyless keyboard comes with an even more compact layout than usual, with the Function keys tucked in at the top, the nav cluster on the right side and the arrows in the bottom right. That makes for a surprisingly small keyboard without any keys being left out, which is why this 84-key layout has proven so popular with mechanical keyboards fans. Right now, you can pick up the Keycool 84 for nearly half-off, just $55. Choose from MX Brown, Blue, Black and Red switches from Gateron or Cherry and a white or black colour scheme. RGB backlighting is another option, for an extra $20. We're listing this as a US deal, but it comes from Massdrop so it'll ship worldwide for a reasonable fee.
That's all the deals for now! Check back tomorrow to see the latest and greatest in discounted gadgetry - and if you missed yesterday's post of the best Black Friday tech deals from November 19th, quite a few of those deals are still available so check it out!