Cyber Monday PC deals – HyperX Cloud II for $70 and Ryzen 1600X for $200

Cyber Monday PC deals

If you’re after Cyber Monday PC deals you’ve come to the right place. The end-of-year consumergasm is upon us again and the retailers are once more delivering a mixture of great Cyber Monday deals and tricks to cajole us into buying a bunch of stuff we don’t need and that they  just want rid of. So let us help you figure out which are worth your time and money.

Check out the best UK Cyber Monday PC deals.

It’s a great time to find a bargain on that one component you’ve been meaning to pick up all year – and yet still feels a little dirty in that whole rampant-consumerism-gone-mad kinda way. That’s mostly because for the last few years we’ve been fed images of ravening hordes of walking wallets fighting over the tattered boxes of cheap TVs and the bodies of the fallen.

Yet we’re the sensible ones, right? We’ll be steering clear of the stores and the fighting to see what Cyber Monday PC deals can be picked up from the physical safety of the interweb tubes.

So, how the hell can you tell the lovely bargain wheat from the stock-clearance chaff? Well, that’s where we come in, sifting through the deals to make sure there’s not a whiff of buyer’s remorse when you wake up on Saturday morning. We’ll be right here, making sure you see the best PC deals.

But if you come across any brilliant Cyber Monday deals don’t hesitate to drop a link in the comments thread below for your fellow humans. Share and enjoy!

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US Cyber Monday PC deals

Amazon PC Gaming Store|Newegg|Best Buy|Walmart
Target|Ebay|Tiger Direct|B&H|Frys

PC gaming peripherals

HyperX Cloud II | 7.1 virtual surround | 15Hz – 25kHz | 42% off |Amazon – $70

HyperX Cloud II

Our previous favourite gaming headset is now available for a bargain price. The Cloud Alpha’s are fantastic, but at half the price the Cloud II is still a very worthy purchase.

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 | Green mechanical switch | 35% off |Amazon – $110

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

Yes, the keyboard withthatwrist rest. The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is one of the comfiest gaming keyboards around, and Razer’s own mechanical switches are right up there with the classic Cherry design.

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Corsair K70 LUX RGB | Cherry MX Speed | RGB LED | $50 off |Amazon – $120

Corsair K70

The Corsair K70 is my absolute favourite keyboard of all time. And the LUX is right at the top of the K70 range, and this Rapidfire edition uses the Cherry MX Speed switches for rapid response or light touch typing.

Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X | 8 cores | 16 threads | 18% off | Amazon – $269

Ryzen 7 1700

The top-end Ryzen 7 1800X may not be on sale for an acceptable price any more, but for $270 this excellent octa-core CPU is great value. Ryzen isn’t that heroic an overclocker, so buying a non-X version isn’t too big a sacrifice to make.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X | 6 cores | 12 threads | 15% off |Amazon – $200

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

This is our current favouriteCPU for gaming, well, that you can buy anyways. It’s got a huge amount of multithreaded performance and still has the gaming chops to give Intel’s Core i5 some trouble. And now for under $200. Bargain.

Graphics cards

Gigabyte GTX 1060 | 3GB | 1,152 cores | Overclocked | Newegg – $200

Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB

We’d rather have the 6GB version, but they’re getting on for being at least $250 again at the moment. This then is the best, fastest graphics card that you’re going to be able to find for less than $200 right now.

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Zotac GTX 1060 Mini | 6GB | 1,280 cores | Newegg – $240

Zotac GTX 1060 6GB mini

As such this is the cheapest you’re likely to find that full-fat 6GB version of the GTX 1060. At $240 it’s a decent price, especially for the gaming performance on offer in this diminutive package.

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PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 | 8GB | 2,304 cores | Newegg – $260 (AR)

Powercolor RX 580 8GB

The closest AMD competition for Nvidia’s GTX 1060 comes in the form of the RX 580. And you’re unlikely to find a cheaper 8GB version of this card around anywhere else.

Solid state drives

Samsung 850 EVO | 250GB | 2.5-inch SATA |Newegg – $90

Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Samsung are the SSD supremos, and the 850 EVO is our favourite 2.5-inch drive when it comes to its mix of great price and top-end SATA performance. This is the cheapest we’ve found the drive for in the US.

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Crucial MX300 | 525GB | 2.5-inch SATA | 13% off |Amazon – $150

Crucial MX300

But if you want raw capacity then Crucial’s MX300 range is a great shout. They’re not quite as quick as the Samsung 850 EVOs, but they offer a lot more space for your money.

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WD Blue | 250GB | 2.5-inch SATA | $10 off |Newegg – $80

WD Blue

Another Newegg eNewsletter promo code will net you $10 off this Western Digital Blue SSD. Like the PNY it’s running at the same sort of speeds as some of the best 2.5-inch SATA drives around, and is a decent price with the discount.

Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop | 13.5-inch | Core i5 | 4GB | $250 off |Best Buy – $900

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? Yeah, it’s a laptop. Anyways, it’s super slim, light, and rocks a Core i5 to give you some decent mobile power. Obviously there’s no graphics card for the gaming fun, but the latest Surface Laptop is now a decent price.

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HP Omen | 17.3-inch | Core i7 | 8GB | GTX 1050 Ti 4GB | $120 off |B&H – $979

HP Omen 17

The GTX 1050 Ti may not be the pinnacle of mobile gaming performance, but it will still deliver decent 1080p performance if you take advantage of GeForce Experience’s optimised settings.

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Lenovo Legion | 15.6-inch | Core i7 | 16GB | GTX 1050 Ti | $251 off |Walmart – $899

Lenovo Legion

Lenovo are also offering a GTX 1050 Ti machine, but for even less than the HPand with twice the memory. And you’re still getting the same 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD storage combination. Win.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 | GTX 1060 6GB | Core i7 | 16GB | $200 off |Amazon – $1,700

Gigabyte Aero 15

We love the slimline Aero 15, with its physics-defying 15-inch screen somehow fitting in a 14-inch laptop chassis. What voodoo is this?! Still, it’s got a $200 discount at the moment, on one of the highest spec thin ‘n’ lights you’ll find.

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UK Cyber Monday PC deals

Amazon PC Gaming Store|Argos|Overclockers
Currys/PC World|Ebuyer|Scan|BT Shop|Laptops Direct
Microsoft|Maplin|AO|Tesco Direct|John Lewis|Very

Gaming Peripherals

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Logitech G903 | PMW3366 sensor | Up to 12,000 DPI | 39% off |Amazon – £91

Logitech G903

It’s the absolute best gaming mouse on the market right now, with incredibly responsive wireless tech, and even wireless power charging. Impressive stuff, and even more impressive with 39% off!

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Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury | 500ips tracking | 60% off |Amazon – £20

Logitech G402

The G402 was marketed as the fastest gaming mouse ever, but it was nothing to do with the lowish 4,000dpi levels, but the insanely sensitive tracking. No matter how fast you move, the G402 will follow.

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Logitech G430 headset | 7.1 surround | 40mm | 59% off |Amazon – £29

Logitech G430

Mmm, look at those squishy ear-cups. The G430 is one of the best-priced 7.1 surround sound headsets you’ll find. It doesn’t have the range of something like the Cloud Alpha’s, but has the Dolby chops.

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HyperX Cloud II | 7.1 virtual surround | 15Hz – 25kHz | 33% off |Amazon – £73

HyperX Cloud II

Our previous favourite gaming headset is now available for a bargain price. The Cloud Alpha’s are fantastic, but at half the price the Cloud II is still a very worthy purchase.

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 | Green mech switch | 30% off |PC World – £115

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2

Yes, the keyboard withthatwrist rest. The BlackWidow Chroma V2 is one of the comfiest gaming keyboards around, and Razer’s own mechanical switches are right up there with the classic Cherry design.

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Roccat Suora | TTC Brown mechanical switches | 30% off |PC World – £52

Roccat Suora

It may not have the Cherry branding, but the TTC Brown switches ably replicate the clicky, tactile feel of the kings of mech switch design. And at just £52 the Roccat Suora is a great deal for a gaming board.

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Nvidia Shield TV | Android TV | 16GB | Game streaming | 20% off |Nvidia – £143

Nvidia Shield TV

Forget the idea of a Steam Machine or lounge PC, the game streaming Nvidia Shield TV is the perfect device for getting your desktop PC onto your TV downstairs. This remote-only deal is the cheaper one, but for £160 you can also get the Shield Controller too. Though other gamepads will work with it.

Gaming Monitors

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q | 27-inch | IPS | 165Hz | £160 off |CCLOnline – £693

Asus PG279Q

This is the current top choice in ourBest gaming monitorguide, and while £688 is still a huge amount to spend on a monitor this is about as cheap as you’ll find this stunning screen.

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AOC M2470SWH | 23.6-inch | 1080p | 25% off |Overclockers – £90

AOC M2470SWH

It may not have a 144Hz refresh rate, but this 1080p AOC screen eschews the TN panel in favour of a VA screen with deep blacks and superior colours. And an incredibly low price of just £90.

Gaming laptops

Asus STRIX GL702 | 17.3-inch | Core i5 | GTX 1060 6GB | £250 off |AO – £1,099

Asus GL702

This is a good deal for a machine rocking a full 6GB GTX 1060, and certainly one of the cheapest we’ve ever seen this level of gaming laptop. Unfortunately the BFGAMING10 code has run out, but you still get a £250 discount.

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Acer Predator G9 | GSync | Core i7 | GTX 1060 6GB |Overclockers – £1,160

Acer Predator G9

The deal for sub-£1,000 STRIX machine ran out rather quickly, but Overclockers have got this more powerful, Core i7-powered laptop available for only a little more. And with Nvidia’s GSync too.

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Asus STRIX GL702 | 17.3-inch | AMD 6-core | RX 580 8GB |AO – £1,399

Asus GL702 AMD

The new Asus STRIX machine has only just been released but it’s still around for a decent price. It packs a six-core / twelve-thread Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 580 8GB graphics card.

Processors and motherboards

AMD Ryzen 1800X | 8 cores | 16 threads | 32% off |Overclockers – £290

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

That’s a hell of a price drop considering the original retail price of the top Ryzen 7 CPU was around £500 at launch. This is a seriously good price for a processor that will deliver on productivity and still offer gaming performance too.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X | 6 cores | 12 threads | 17% off |Overclockers – £189

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

This is our current favouriteCPU for gaming, well, that you can buy anyways. It’s got a huge amount of multithreaded performance and still has the gaming chops to give Intel’s Core i5 some trouble. And now for under £200. Bargain.

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MSI X370 Pro Carbon | AM4 | ATX | 39% off |Amazon – £115

MSI X370 Pro Carbon

This high-endAMD Ryzenmotherboard is a bit of a bargain for a full size motherboard using the top-end chipset. And, y’know, it’s got a whole load of RGB goodness too… if you like that sorta thing.

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Asus Prime B350M-A | AM4 | Micro ATX | 16% off |Amazon – £71

Asus B350M

The B350 chipset will still allow for some decent overclocking on the AMD Ryzen processors. The pricing, most especially for the smaller scale mATX boards, is also incredibly aggressive too. So you can get a 1600X and motherboard for the same price as a comparative Intel chip…

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ASRock AB350M | AM4 | Micro ATX |Amazon – £68

ASRock AB350M

ASRock’s AB350M is even cheaper. Given the limited overclocking potential of AMD’s current Ryzen range, the lower spec B350 chipset is a great choice, and you’re only losing a few PCIe lanes going for a mATX design too. Good for a budget AMD build.

Graphics cards

XFX RX 580 | 8GB | 2,304 cores |Amazon – £270

XFX RX 580 8GB

At this price we’realmostgetting back to sane level of graphics card pricing. And, more importantly, at a level where it’s actually cheaper than the competing Nvidia GTX 1060 with its smaller 6GB framebuffer.

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Powercolor RX 580 | 8GB | 2,304 cores | 7% off |Overclockers – £240

Powercolor RX 580 8GB

Now a 7% reduction doesn’t look like much but considering a couple of months ago you’d have to pay £400 just to get a secondhand RX 580, which had been mined to within an inch of its life, this is definitely worth a look.

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Zotac GTX 1060 Mini | 6GB | 1,280 cores | 27% off |Amazon – £253

Zotac GTX 1060 6GB mini

The Zotac GTX 1060 is now a more sensible price, so if you’re more of a green team fan than a red team Radeon person – or want a gaming graphics card to stick in your tiny PC build – then Zotac’s GTX 1060 6GB Mini is a great shout.

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Zotac GTX 1080 Ti | 11GB | 3,584 cores | 25% off |Amazon – £624

Zotac GTX 1080 Ti

Yes, it’s only the basic blower edition, and not some fancy overclocked card with a third party cooler attached, but c’mon, it’s still a GTX 1080 Ti. And for less than most third-party AMD Vega 64s too.

Solid state drives

Crucial MX300 | 275GB | 2.5-inch SATA | 14% off |Amazon – £73

Crucial MX300

They may not be the fastest SSDs around right now, but the MX300 will still blaze past any HDD sitting in your rig. And you get a little more storage space for your money too, and on an SSD that normally comes at a premium.

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Samsung 850 EVO | 250GB | 2.5-inch SATA |16% off |Amazon – £80

Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Our favourite SSDs though are still the Samsung drives, and the 850 EVO is still the price/performance hero of the 2.5-inch drives even now. There’s not a huge amount off the standard price, but at £80 it’s still a good deal.

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Samsung 960 EVO | 250GB | M.2 NVMe |Amazon – £117

Samsung 960 EVO

If you want raw speed, however, you can go for a new-fangled M.2 drive – if your motherboard has a spare socket that it. They’re absolutely the fastest SSDs, and Samsung is ruling the roost in M.2 land too.

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SanDisk Ultra II | 480GB | 2.5-inch SATA | 10% off |Amazon – £150

SanDisk Ultra II

SanDisk make ultra-reliable SSDs (see what I did there?) so they’re definitely worth a look, especially when their Ultra drives are available at a knock down price. For the performance, and capacity, this is a good price right now.

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Crucial MX300 | 1TB | 2.5-inch | 11% off |Amazon – £250

Crucial MX300

But if it really is all about size, then the 1TB version of Crucial’s MX300 range is a great price at less than 21p per GB of pacey SSD storage. Maybe as a second Steam library…

Virtual reality

HTC Vive | Free Deluxe strap | Doom VFR | Fallout 4 VR | 14% off |Game – £599

HTC Vive

Vive have finally stopped trying to charge for the excellent Deluxe Audio Strap and are now bundling it with the full kit. Probably for a limited time only, but hey… You also get Doom and Fallout 4 VR codes too, brining you bang up to date.

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Oculus Rift | with Touch Controllers | Six games | 12% off |Game – £350

Oculus Rift

At this price we’re getting back to the original knock-down prices the developer kits were being sold for back when everyone was super-excited about VR. At this price virtual reality is getting close to being genuinely affordable.

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How can I tell if I’m really getting a bargain?

Black Friday Graphics card deals

Now this is the real trick, isn’t it? The first thing to say is that if you don’t need something, no matter how much you’re paying for it, it’s probably too much. But then, how many of us really needa new graphics card?

To make sure you’re not getting taken for a ride by misdirecting 99% off stickers it’s worth doing a little research on an item. Whether or not you’re buying something via Amazon the CamelCamelCamel price tracker for the US and UK will give you a rough idea if you might be paying over the odds for something.

Just drop in the name of the item you’re interested in and it will tell you the historic pricing for it across the last year or so on Amazon.

Best of the best

PC builder bluffers guide

Knowing whether a specific deal is worth it is one thing, but there’s also a good chance there’ll be savings to be had on the best gear out there too. We’ve picked our favourite products in a number of categories to give you the best prices on the top kit right now.

Best CPU for gaming

Best gaming motherboard

Best AMD motherboard

Best graphics card

Best SSD for gaming

Best gaming monitor

Best gaming mouse

Best gaming headset

Best PC controller

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