Up For Debate - What Are The Best Black Friday 2018 Gaming Bargains You've Picked Up?

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Nov 23, 2018 12:46 PM

It’s Black Friday! A day I think we all probably love and loathe with equal measure. If you’re on the hunt for some bargains in concentrated form though, then there’s probably no better day in the year to look for them.

Unfortunately, the internet is so awash with the hundreds of thousands of Black Friday sales and discounts that actually sorting the wheat from the chaff, and what we’re actually interested in, is sadly difficult. No Amazon, I don’t need a deep fat fryer and a FitBit, these two lifestyles seem incompatible.

On Black Friday, millions of Americans, fresh from stuffing themselves full of turkey and macaroni cheese, roll out of bed and leg it to the stores for a fist fight in order to snag a cheap, poorly made telly. Around the rest of the world though, we’re content to sit and soak up the potential online bargains.

Most importantly though, we’ve got to find them all first. So here’s your chance to reveal your greatest humble brags, to shout about the ridiculous gaming or PC hardware bargains you’ve scored this fine Friday; offers so good it feels like you’re making money, not spending it.

So whether you’ve picked up a lightning fast SSD, a deeply discounted RTX graphics card, or just been busy rummaging through videogame bargain bins, we want to know your best Black Friday 2018 bargains! So go on, we’re ready for it, what did you get this Friday? See you in the comments!

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14:16 Nov-24-2018

Bought my sister a new pc for christmas, My dad bought himself a new one both all ryzen and i picked up a G402 mouse.

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06:19 Nov-24-2018

ps4 pro + spider man game 349€ which is about £309

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13:38 Nov-24-2018

i would love to have ps4 for its exclusives but when i have money, it always goes to pc somehow lol, for instance my motherboard is failing now so i will upgrade to ryzen 7 when i have the money :d

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07:35 Nov-25-2018

i bought just for spider man! and if Death Stranding gets released next year!

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18:52 Nov-23-2018

0 products for 0 $$$... why? because in my country there is no black friday :| and internet is full of this now

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18:46 Nov-23-2018

Nothing :(

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17:52 Nov-23-2018

Bought the following so far:
Nvidia Shield TV 16GB - £149.99 - to replace SteamLink and my TV's terribly slow UI with snappy Android TV. Also acts as a Plex server and network storage, so will replace my home server laptop once set up properly.
Seagate 8TB external HDD - £119.99 - to hook up to the Shield for Plex and other goodie storage.


Potentially looking at some more storage in SSD and HDD forms. Also eyeing out some speaker stands, acoustic stand filler and a subwoofer for my Hi-Fi, but those are not discounted. Will be hunting for game discounts now.

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18:18 Nov-23-2018

Got FarCry5 for 22 quid. Not bad, me thinks.

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20:14 Nov-23-2018

Honestly love my Shield TV. Bought it on eBay last year for $120 used with a controller and the remote. Absolutely love it. Emulators. Game stream. Video streaming. Well worth the money.


Have a steam link and never used it.


Also got Far Cry 5 but the guy I gameshare on Xbox bought it, so he paid $45 for the Gold w/ season pass.

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21:42 Nov-23-2018

So far the Shield is great! I've not had too much time to mess with apps and sideloading cool stuff, or even setting up the Plex server, but what I've tried works wonders. SteamLink sucks in comparison - more latency, I couldn't solve the stuttering (no stuttering with the Shield) and it's only 1080p, vs 4K HDR with the Shield.


I'm planning on buying GTA LCS for it since I loved it on my PSP so much.

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18:47 Nov-24-2018

I try to convince anybody looking for a good TV box to grab a shield. Well worth the money, but most people are just using for Netflix/Videos. Hard to sell people on a $150 dollar Netflix device :P But for game stream or Emulators and stuff, you can't compare. Even after all these years it's still top in the market, which is hard to come by.

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21:36 Nov-24-2018

For me it's worth the money just as a TV GUI replacement. I can now just buy any 4K HDR TV and pay attention only to the display panel itself, without paying extra for the OS or fancy "features". And I won't have to pull my hair out every time I use a TV - TV GUIs are pathetic...sooo slooooow.... The Shield is snappy! :)
After all, I've never used my TV as anything other than a large display. For all I care it could just be a large monitor with a single HDMI port xD

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17:39 Nov-23-2018

Got myself Detroit Become Human for PS4(30 euro) and Cooler Master ck550 mechanical keyboard (71 euro) . And a ... toaster. Not really good deals here. They are upping prices before blackfriday and the discounted price even with 50% off is the same as normal price.

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17:26 Nov-23-2018

For anyone in Britain , OCUK have a sale on AMD HEDT CPUs



  • Ryzen Threadripper 16-core 32-Thread 1950X - £529.99

  • Ryzen Threadripper 12-core 24-Thread 1920X - £299.99

  • Ryzen Threadriooer 8-core 16-Thread 1900X - £248.99

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17:07 Nov-23-2018

my wallet is flatter than my girlfriend's chest so I got nothing

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17:36 Nov-23-2018

This took courage.

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19:31 Nov-23-2018

Man you atleast got balls to say that loud!

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06:12 Nov-25-2018

You must have a super awesome girlfriend

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17:00 Nov-23-2018

50€ God of war and Detroit become human

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16:35 Nov-23-2018

AG352UCG6 Black Edition for no less than 849 EUR.


"But ..but, that's the full price", you say? Well yes, but there was hardly anything good on sale and I wanted to gift myself something anyway.

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14:49 Nov-23-2018

Not a single good deal, bland and poor sales as usual here in Finland. Price tampering is also still way common, say something goes on sale for -100€, they also raise the base price by 50€. GG

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14:30 Nov-23-2018

Impact Winter on steam, my pc build is already done lol. Maybe get a ps4 pro around christmas.

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13:49 Nov-23-2018

all of the things i found were just them raising the price before the deals so when the sale hits its regular price.

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13:43 Nov-23-2018

got an xbone x for £330

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14:01 Nov-23-2018

That's pretty decent, where was that?

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14:35 Nov-23-2018

Was up for a pretty short amount of time on a site I've never heard of for 25% off, took the plunge. Still seeing a few X's around on google for £350 that include games.

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16:49 Nov-23-2018

Hmmm well good luck lol

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13:34 Nov-23-2018

Got my very first mechanical keyboard. Corsair K70 Lux from 169€ to 90€. Thought is a fair price and after over 10years with my microsoft keyboard I said it is time for a change. Got also half price AC: Odyssey. I was thinking for a monitor as well but couldnt find a 1440p in a fair price.

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14:01 Nov-23-2018

Odyssey is a great game.

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13:13 Nov-23-2018

I was expecting some major GPU deals, but the best ones are @ the MSRP promised price... oh yeah, a REAL DEAL...

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13:17 Nov-23-2018

What card you looking out for?

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14:23 Nov-23-2018

something like a GTX 1070, hoping to drop below its MSRP & get close to sub-300 $ (260 - 280$), but not much luck in my country.
And observing other GPUs like the RX 570/580 or the GTX 1060, I would not call those deals too... these are barely lower than their MSRP from 2 years ago, this aint a bargain

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14:58 Nov-23-2018

Why not going for the RX 590 with 3 games ?

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15:45 Nov-23-2018

RX 470 to 590 is not worth it.

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18:11 Nov-23-2018

Nvm, looks like there's actually people that think spending 300$ for a 30% improvement is worth it lol

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22:15 Nov-23-2018

no no, I agree with you, its definitely not worth it (I just ignore downvotes ;D)
Right now going from the RX 470 (with witch I can still play every new game at decent frame rate), I need something with 50 -to 60 % + improvement at least! The VEGA cards are not gonna drop any time soon, the RTX cards are bulcrap for the price, the only logical choice right now was either get a super sweet deal on a GTX 1070 (or ti) OR wait for the next gen 2019 cards

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12:58 Nov-24-2018

Exactly. I'm also planning an upgrade soon and I know for a fact I want at least 1070/Vega 56 performance, anything below that is just not enough of an upgrade. I want a 50%+ boost across ALL workloads. Luckily 1070s are getting cheaper and cheaper.

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13:23 Nov-24-2018

Here's a +1

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Can They Run... |

| High,
Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Palit Super JetStream 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB Edition 32GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D Compact 6GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
60% Yes [5 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
33.3333% Yes [6 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB