Here are the best Black Friday gaming PC deals from Dell, Alienware, HP, Best Buy, Walmart, and more

Black Friday 2022 is shaping up to be a good season for PC gaming deals. That’s because this will be the first Black Friday where RTX 30-series video cards aren’t marked up against their MSRP. Lower video card prices also mean lower prices on pre-built gaming PCs equipped with these same GPUs. Also. with video card supply no longer an issue, you’ll be able to order a gaming PC and expect to receive it in a very reasonable amount of time.

Walmart Black Friday Gaming PC Deals

Walmart doesn’t have too many Black Friday gaming PC deals, but the ones they do have are pretty good. You will find some great deals on pre-built gaming PCs from IBUYPOWER.

Dell Black Friday Gaming PC Deals

Dell’s Black Friday Sale includes deals on Alienware Aurora and Dell XPS gaming PCs. The Alienware Aurora definitely has gaming in its DNA; it’s sleek, shiny, colorful, and includes more customization options and better cooling than XPS desktops to make your ultimate gaming PC. The XPS, on the other hand, boasts a simpler, more understated design with fewer options but at an extremely reasonable price. In terms of gaming performance, both will do the job very well.

Starts November 24 at 10am PT

Alienware Aurora R13 Intel Core i7-12700F RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSDs

Alienware Aurora R14 Gaming PC AMD Ryzen 9 5900 RTX 3080 Ti with 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Starts November 24 at 10am PT

Alienware Aurora R14 AMD Ryzen 9 5900 RTX 3080 Ti Gaming PC with 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

New Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

New Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Alienware Aurora R14 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X RTX 3080 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Alienware Aurora R14 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X RTX 3080 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSDs

Alienware Aurora R14 Gaming PC AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Radeon RX 6800 XT with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Starts November 25 at 10am PT

Alienware Aurora R14 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSDs

Alienware Aurora R13 Intel Core i9-12900F RTX 3080Ti Gaming PC with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD

Starts November 25 at 10am PT

Alienware Aurora R13 Intel Core i9-12900F RTX 3080Ti Gaming PC with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD

Check out our Dell Black Friday article or Dell’s latest Black Friday announcement for more deals on laptops, PCs and gaming monitors.

HP gaming PC deals

These are the newly redesigned HP ENVY and OMEN models for 2022. With the exception of the very affordable HP Pavilion RTX 3060 gaming PC for under $1K, the rest of these configurations are once again equipped with the best 12th generation Intel Alder processors Lake. Some of these configurations are customizable; the upgrades we’ve picked put more emphasis on DIY components like the CPU and GPU, while leaving RAM and storage options fully available. That’s because it’s often a much cheaper route to finding the best deal on your RAM and SSD and then installing it yourself.

HP OMEN 25L AMD Ryzen 5 5600G RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Use code: STOCKING10

HP OMEN 25L AMD Ryzen 5 5600G RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSDs

Use promo code “STOCKING10”

30% discount $1,769.99

HP OMEN 40L Liquid Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: STOCKING10

HP OMEN 40L Alder Lake RTX 3080 Liquid-Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSDs

Select RTX 3080 and 800W PSU

Use promo code “STOCKING10”

28% off $2,309.99

HP OMEN 25L Intel Core i7-12700 RTX 3070 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: STOCKING10

HP OMEN 25L Intel Core i7-12700 RTX 3070 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSDs

Use promo code “STOCKING10”

28% off $1,749.99

HP Victus Intel Core i5-2400 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Use code: STOCKING5

HP Victus Intel Core i5-2400 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSDs

Select RTX 3060 Ti AND 500W PSU

Use promo code “STOCKING5”

28% off $1,204.99

HP Pavilion Intel Core i7-11700 RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2TB HDD

Use code: STOCKING5

HP Pavilion Intel Core i7-11700 RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2TB HDD

Use promo code “STOCKING5”

35% off $1,349.99

HP Pavilion AMD Ryzen 7 5700G RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Use code: STOCKING5

HP Pavilion AMD Ryzen 7 5700G RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Use promo code “STOCKING5”

34% off $1,299.99

Check out our HP Black Friday article for more deals on laptops and PCs.

The best Black Friday gaming PC deals

Best Buy has a wider selection of Black Friday gaming PC deals from multiple brands like IBUYPOWER, CyberPowerPC, Acer, and even Lenovo.

HP OMEN 45L RTX 3080 Gaming PC Deal

HP OMEN 45L Intel Core i7-12700K RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: STOCKING10

HP OMEN 45L Intel Core i7-12700K RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSDs

Use promo code “STOCKING10”

17% off $2,459.99

The 2022 OMEN 45L is HP’s flagship gaming PC. We’ve never seen any mainstream vendor come up with a more robust cooling system than what we’re seeing here. The 45L is a bulky chassis with three intake fans for excellent airflow. Even more impressive is the beefy 240mm liquid cooling system (upgradeable to 360mm for $80) mounted in its own compartment at the top of the case, dubbed the “Cryo Chamber.” This allows for cooling that rivals enthusiast DIY systems.

New Release: Alienware Aurora R15 Intel Core i9 Raptor Lake GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming PC

with Cryo-Tech water cooling and 1350W power supply

Alienware Aurora R15 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13900KF RTX 4090 Gaming PC with Cryo-Tech Liquid Cooling and 1350W PSU

New version

Alienware Aurora R15 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13900KF RTX 4090 Gaming PC with Cryo-Tech Liquid Cooling and 1350W Power Supply

New for the 2022-2023 season, the Alienware Aurora R15 is Dell’s first PC ever to feature both the 13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake processor and RTX 40-series GPU. The Intel Core i9-13900KF boasts a clock speed boosted turbo of 5.8 GHz and as many as 24 cores and 32 threads. It’s significantly more powerful than the Alder Lake i9 and gives AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 7950X a run for its money.

The RTX 4090 is by far the most powerful video card you can get right now. No other GPU, either from NVIDIA or AMD, comes close. For reference, the RTX 4090 is about 110% faster in 4K gaming than the already impressive RTX 3080. That’s about 60% faster than the previous king, the RTX 3090 Ti. This may very well be the single biggest performance upgrade within a single generation gap for the GeForce line of cards.

Should You Upgrade Your Gaming PC?

Of course the answer depends completely on your situation. However, in terms of technical advances, both the new CPUs and the new GPUs represent significant improvements over their predecessors this time around.

Gaming CPUs to consider

The Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU is Intel’s 12th generation processor and a pretty significant leap in power over any previous Intel chip. It’s definitely one of the best upgrades you could make to the Intel platform, especially considering most previous Core i7 revisions have been incremental. An even newer processor is now available, the 13th generation Raptor Lake, but it’s too new to see any good deals on this CPU, and the improvement over Alder Lake isn’t worth the premium.

On the AMD side, the Ryzen 7000 series processors are also a notable step up. However, these are the latest generation processors and will not go on sale as readily as the AMD 6000 and 5000 series CPUs. On that note, the AMD 6000 is just an incremental upgrade over the 5000 series and you should consider getting one or the other depending on what offerings are available.

Gaming GPUs to consider

RTX 30-series graphics cards are a huge improvement over RTX 20-series graphics cards. The RTX 3060 Ti, for example, a “mid-range” card, is just as powerful as the RTX 2080 SUPER, the “high-end” card ” of previous generations. If you have a video card older than that generation, this will probably be the best upgrade you can make. Obviously the RTX 40-series cards that just came out perform even better, but with the cheapest RTX 40-series cards starting at over $1000, the value proposition isn’t there.

AMD has decent video cards. The AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT is a bit slower than the RTX 3080 and the RX 6700 XT is a bit slower than the RTX 3070, but these cards lack DLSS and underperform raytracing. That said, gaming PCs equipped with these AMD cards could potentially cost several hundred dollars less than their NVIDIA equivalents. You shouldn’t count them if you’re taking to get the most bang for your buck.

Looking for more discounts? Check out our best Black Friday deals of 2022.

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