Welcome to Black Wednesday! With only two days to go until Black Friday proper, some of the best deals are starting to show themselves. Here's our daily roundup of everything that we've found over the past 24 hours, including some excellent gaming laptops, discounted processors, cut-price graphics cards and more. As well as listing the absolute highlights, we'll also provide links through to our dedicated pages, so you can see all of the latest deals in one easy place or drill down deeper for the full array of deals that we've found over the past week. For now though, let's get right into the deals!

We'll cover deals from the US and the UK in this post, so click here for UK Black Friday deals and click here for US Black Friday deals. You could also check out our full list of Black Friday deals pages.

UK Black Friday deals

A selection of... Black Friday UK laptop deals

Gigabyte Aero 15X for 1800 - was 2200


The Aero 15X has been reduced by 400 in Amazon's Black Friday sales, giving you access to one of the slimmest high-end gaming laptops at a rather good price. This configuration comes with a slim-bezelled 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080p screen, a Core i7 8750H processor and a GTX 1070 graphics card - all pretty impressive and more than capable of churning out enough frames at 1080p to ensure smooth performance. This is backed with 16GB of RAM and a mighty 512GB SSD, so you'll have plenty of game storage too. If you want a single laptop that game like a champ while remaining super slim, this is an awesome choice.

Dell XPS 13 for 999 - was 1200


Dell's XPS 13 laptop has been a long-time favourite, thanks to its space-efficient design, excellent keyboard and gorgeous thin-bezelled screen. This configuration of the XPS 13 includes a powerful Core i5 8250U processor backed with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of fast SSD storage. The screen is a 1080p unit, which should ensure excellent battery life while appearing quite sharp at 13.3 inches. The laptop has integrated graphics so gaming is possible, although you'll likely find this mostly useful for playing older or indie games rather than the latest blockbusters. Still, for a little under a grand, this is an awesome portable laptop.

Asus FX504GM gaming laptop for 990 - was 1300


If you'd prefer to spend your 1000 on a strong gaming laptop, then this Asus model should be right up your alley. It's got a powerful Core i7 8750H processor and a GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, backed with 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. That combination is perfect for its high refresh rate 120Hz 1080p screen, which it should be able to drive in even modern games without too much settings tweakery. All in all, a solid gaming laptop at any price, but a particularly fetching deal at 300 off!

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A selection of... UK processor deals

Intel Core i7 9700K processor for 380 - was 410


The Core i7 9700K offers nearly identical gaming performance to the Core i9 9900K, sometimes even outperforming the i9 thanks to its omission of hyperthreading. It's also available at a significantly lower price than the top-tier Intel processor. Unless you are desparate to own a Core i9 for the novelty factor, this is the much better buy.

Intel Core i5 9600K processor for 245 - was 255


Continuing our trip downwards, the Core i5-9600K is another supremely powerful Intel 9th-generation processor, this time with six cores instead of eight and no hyperthreading. The lower core count affects productivity much more than gaming, so it should prove an excellent gaming CPU for the foreseeable future.

AMD Ryzen 2700X processor for 300 - was 320


If you're on the AMD side of the great CPU divide, then the 2700X is one of your best options for PC gaming performance. This is an eight core, sixteen thread part that offers excellent performance in creative tasks, although AMD's Threadripper chips are even better. All in all, a decent discount on a great chip.


For a more affordable AMD processor that still performs well in games, the previous-generation Ryzen 1000-series processors have been heavily discounted on Overclockers for Black Friday, to the tune of around 20 per cent. These processors will work in AM4 socket motherboards, of which there are many, and AMD have committed to supporting the same socket for its next few generations so you'll be able to upgrade to a newer CPU down the line without needing to build a whole new PC. Sweet.

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A selection of... UK graphics card deals!

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming Z + $40 Steam Voucher for 540 - was 606


The RTX 2070 has been seeing some good deals over in America, but we haven't seen a great discount in the UK... until now! This bundle from Ebuyer includes the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z and a $40 worth of Steam voucher codes - equivalent to a little over 32 quid. It also comes with Battlefield V, which released literally yesterday and is actually quite good.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Sea Hawk X + Battlefield V for 790 - was 940, save 150!


This water-cooled Sea Hawk X version of the RTX 2080 should provide significantly better temperatures - and therefore, better sustained performance - than air-cooled graphics cards. The entire assembly is ready to go out of the box, so you don't have to worry about running your own loop or filling it with water or anything like that. You also get Battlefield V for free with the purchase of any RTX graphics card at the moment, courtesy of Nvidia, so you can see that fancy ray tracing in action for yourself. Sweet.

Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP! Edition + Battlefield V for 702 - was 780, save 78!


If you'd prefer a more standard RTX 2080 graphics card, this Zotac AMP! Edition card is a good choice. It has a triple-fan design that should offer good temperatures without too much noise, Spectra lighting and an overclock out of the box. It also comes with a free code for Battlefield V, saving you 55.

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 179, making it the new best choice - although Amazon have sadly restricted this to Prime members only for the duration of Black Friday. The next-best price for an RX 580 8GB comes via Ebuyer, who are offering the same Powercolor card for 190.

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A selection of... Black Friday UK peripheral deals

Logitech G513 mechanical gaming keyboard for 115 - was 150


The Logitech G513 is a solid mechanical keyboard with a sleek design, Logitech's own Romer-G switches and full RGB backlighting. If you're a fan of a wrist rests, you'll get a particularly nice one with this keyboard as well. At 35 off, it's a nice keyboard for the money.

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 mechanical gaming keyboard for 125 - was 150


Corsair's K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard is one of the best-featured mechanical keyboards on the market - it's got a dedicated volume roller and media keys, fully programmable keys, superbly customisable RGB backlighting and a nice wrist rest as well. This particular model comes with Cherry MX Silent keyswitches, which are designed to not annoy the living daylights out of your friends, family, coworkers and teammates. At 25 off its usual price, it's one of our best peripheral deals for Black Friday thus far.

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That's all the UK deals for the moment! Check back tomorrow to see the latest and greatest in discounted gadgetry, or check out the direct links to all of our dedicated subpages. You can also see our previous Black Friday highlights from November 19th and November 20th for more deals.

US Black Friday deals

A selection of... Black Friday US laptop deals

Asus TUF FX504GE for $699 - was $899


This Asus laptop is a great budget option, thanks to a Core i5 8300H processor, eight gigs of RAM and a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card that should be able to handle most games at hte laptops' 1080p. There's also room for an SSD to be fitted here, which you can do yourself to save a bundle. Speaking of saving, the laptop also comes with two free Microsoft games: Gears of War 4 and Age of Empires Definitive Edition.

Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition for $1229 - was $1499


This beefier Asus laptop offers a more advanced design and improved performance, courtesy of a GTX 1060 6GB graphics card and Core i7 8750H processor. I particularly like the 120Hz screen too, which makes games feel much more fluid and responsive. This is backed with 16GB of RAM, a 128GB NVMe SSD for Windows and a 1TB hybrid drive for your game storage needs.

Acer Predator Helios 500 for $1749 - was $1999


The Predator Helios 500 is an incredibly powerful gaming laptop, with a Vega 56 8GB graphics card and an overclockable Ryzen 7 2700 processor. That's an incredible amount of horsepower in a relatively compact gaming laptop, which should allow you to drive the 17.3-inch 1080p 144Hz screen at its maximum refresh rate - and if not, then there's FreeSync support to smooth things out. You can also plug this laptop into up to three monitors for an even better gaming experience at home. Truly an awesome machine, and at $250 off it's a great deal.

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A selection of... US processor deals!

Intel Core i7 8700K 3.7GHz 6-core processor for $340 - was $380


This is the processor that we use in our test rig for all of our graphics card benchmarking - and our chip can maintain a solid 4.7GHz overclock with sufficient cooling. That may not be achievable for every unit - there is a silicon lottery, of course - but you should definitely expect top-tier gaming performance that allows for superior frame-rates in even the most demanding games.

Intel Core i5 9600K 3.7GHz 6-core processor for $250 - was $270


Continuing our trip downwards, the Core i5-9600K is another supremely powerful Intel 9th-generation processor, this time with six cores instead of eight and no hyperthreading. The lower core count affects productivity much more than gaming, so it should prove an excellent gaming CPU for the foreseeable future.

Intel Core i3 8100 3.6GHz 4-core processor for $115


Intel's Core i3 processor is a good choice for a budget gaming system, although AMD's Ryzen processors may be a better shout for some. Regardless, this Core i3 should pair well with a budget or mid-tier graphics card for 1080p gaming at 60Hz.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core CPU for $320 - was $330


This is the premiere AMD chip for PC gaming (without entering the larger Threadtripper platform, at least) and is offered at a mild discount at present. The 2700X can't quite equal Intel's best in games, but it offers way better value.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-core CPU for $150


The 1700X was the pick of the litter when it came to gaming performance for the first-generation Ryzen processors, and although we've since seen a second generation, it remains a good value-minded option for PC gamers sporting AMD hardware.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G quad-core CPU for $100


The 2200G is a decent budget processor that also includes integrated graphics, making it possible to put together a gaming PC without needing to get a separate graphics card. That way, you can begin gaming immediately, and upgrade to a discrete graphics card somewhere down the line for a nice performance boost.

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A selection of... US graphics card deals!

ASUS Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8GB + 2 free games for $185 - was $330, save $145!


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 ASUS 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 and a further $15 of savings with the code 119ZFCF978, this could be the centrepiece of a low cost, high performance gaming PC. You also get two games in AMD's Spring 2019 bundle, including The Division 2, Devil May Cry 5 or Resident Evil 2.

Powercolor Radeon RX 570 Red Dragon 8GB + 2 free games for $150 - was $200, save $50!


The RX 570 can overclock to nearly the same performance levels as a stock RX 580, making it a good choice for 1080p gaming on a budget. This card from Powercolor offers decent cooling at a very attractive price - just $150. You also get two free games from AMD, a $99 value.

Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Cerberus - $155


Here's the best deal we've found thus far on the fastest budget gaming GPU. This Asus Cerberus version looks pretty cool, too, with a black-and-red look that should blend in with a lot of other gaming PC components.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB + Monster Hunter World - $230


The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB is the most popular gaming GPU in the world - according to Steam, anyway. Get one of the best 1080p graphics cards at a decent price here - and get a copy of Monster Hunter World for free.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW - $330


EVGA are well-known for their excellent support and seriously fast graphics cards, so take advantage of this deal on the GTX 1070 FTW edition. If you want a great card for 1440p gaming, this is a great shout.

MSI RTX 2070 Duke OC - $550


The RTX 2070 offers the same or better performance than the GTX 1080, i.e. it works excellently at 1440p and can stretch to 4K. It also supports new RTX features, like real-time ray tracing and DLSS, which could unlock significantly higher frame-rates in supported games down the line. This is a very good price for the 2070, so I'd recommend jumping on it while you can.

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That's all the deals for now! Check back tomorrow to see the latest and greatest in discounted gadgetry, or read on for direct links to all of our dedicated subpages. You can also see our previous Black Friday deals posts for November 19th and November 20th, as many deals have remained live throughout the week.

All the Black Friday deals pages

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