Cyber Monday Computer deals – build a killer gaming rig on the cheap with these bargains
With Black Friday been and gone, it's now the turn of Cyber Monday to get a sate our bargain-hunting appetite. So join us as we once again seek to ferret out the best deals for building or upgrading your PC.
If you're looking for other Cyber Monday deals then check out our full Best Cyber Monday Deals UK article.
Intel Skylake may be the talk of the town but if you’re looking to build a powerful system for a bargain price then looking at slightly older hardware can be the way to go. To that end the 4790K is a great option and come Friday Scan is offering it with £31 off.
- Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell E processor - £389.99 reduced from £469.99
- Intel Core i7-4690K - £170.39 reduced from £187.38
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Hard drives / SSDs
- Sandisk 960GB SSD - £149.99 reduced from £220.75
- Sandisk 240GB SSD - £39.98 reduced from £57.88
- Seagate 1TB Hard Drive - £36.99 reduced from £43.80
- Kingston 120GB SSD - £37.49 reduced from £41.99
- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 - 81.99 reduced from £94.99
- Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR4 - £61.99 reduced from £70.99
- HyperX Savage Red 16GB DDR3 - £64.99 reduced from £73.99
- HyperX Savage Red 8GB DDR3 - £34.99 reduced from £38.99
- Zotac GTX 970 - £224.99 reduced from £280.34
- Sapphire Nitro R9 390X TRI-X OC - £319.98 reduced from £344.99
- XFX Radeon R9 380 - £149.99 reduced from £179.99
- Lian Li PC-Q35A mini-ITX cube case - £49.99 reduced from £99.95
- In Win 8.O.S.S (220.127.116.11) micro-ATX cube case - £199.99 reduced from £319.99
If you're after an upgrade from the inbuilt audio on your motherboard or are interested in recording your own music, one of the easiest options is a USB audio interface. The Zoom AUC-2 provides twin XLR/jack inputs with 24bit/192kHz sampling and a quality headphone amp, and all you need is a single USB input. For Black Friday Scan has knocked £65 off its asking price, making it a great buy.
- Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset - £96.99 reduced from £146.99
- Beat by Dr Dre Solo2 wireless headphones - £173.99 reduced from £249.95
Do you need a gaming chair? Probably not, but if you were looking for an excuse to buy one, what better than there being £30 off this Enzo Gaming Chair. It is just a jazzed up office chair but it does look comfortable!
Heard about that whole 4K thing? Well if you want to get in on the action and also fancy the 1ms response time of a true gaming monitor, Asus' PS287Q offers it all and right now you can get it with 20% off. That's £309.95 down from £389.99.
- Acer K242HQK 24inch IPS 4K UHD monitor - £199.98 reduced from £289.98
- Dell S2716DQ 27inch, 2,560 x 1,600 IPS monitor with G-Sync - £469.99 reduced from £599.99
The K70 RGB is one of our favourite keyboards of the last year, combining a lovely aluminium build with flashy multi-colour backlighting that is completely programmable, allowing you to make custom lighting profiles and animations.
- Razer Abyssus - £22.98 reduced from £39.99
- Roccat Isku mouse and keyboard set - £91.99 reduced from £134.32
- Ducky Shine Mechanical Keyboard £89.99 reduced £119.99
- Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Mechanical Keyboard - £49.99 reduced from £69.95
If you just fancy grabbing yourself a whole PC without the hassle of putting it together yourself, Ebuyer.com is offering a straightforward Intel-powered machine with a 1TB hard drive for just £149.99.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more grunt then OCUK’s Titan Katana gaming PC currently has £118 off. For its £767.94 you’ll get an Intel Core i5-4690K, 8GB of RAM, a 120GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics card.
All that lot comes with a three year warranty so as well as being able to get gaming straightaway you’ve got piece of mind too.
Forget it all and buy a gaming laptop
Can't be fussed with building your own PC? Want something a little more portable? Overclockers has got the monster 17-inch ROG G752VT-T7022T with i7 Skylake, 16GB DDR4 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M for £1,399.99, that's a saving of £250.
- MSI GP72 17in gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 950M graphics - £679.99 reduced from £749.99
- Gigabyte P35W 15in gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 0970m graphics - £1259.99 reduce from £1499.99