Up For Debate - What gaming goodies did you get for Black Friday 2021?

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Nov 28, 2021 12:00 PM

It’s still technically Black Friday - because we live in a world where days no longer matter apparently and Christmas starts on November 1st - and with Cyber Monday around the corner that usually means the end for the weekend sales (again, usually). Either way, we wanted to know what gaming goodies did you get for Black Friday 2021?

For PC gamers, Black Friday usually means 2 things: cheap games, and cheap hardware. The latter has been a bit different this year due to all the shortages, meaning ‘cheap’ deals usually just mean a small discount on already-inflated prices. Luckily, video games don’t suffer the same issues, and you can usually bag a few for some pretty awesome discounts.

So whether it was games, hardware, both, or neither, tell us what you managed to get for a bargain! As is the nature of sales events like this, not all deals will still be available at the time of writing, but it’s worth letting us know anyway in case the deals are still going on and we can all benefit from them!

We’d also love to know if you usually use these sales to buy hardware/games for yourself or for others in the coming holidays, as Christmas is coming up this year and once again it isn’t looking great for PC gamers. So the best we can do is work with what we can now.

What do you think? What gaming goodies did you get this Black Friday 2021? Was it mostly games? Or hardware? Or both? Where did you get them? And who did you get them for? Let’s debate!

Did you bag any deals this Black Friday 2021?

What gaming goodies did you get for Black Friday 2021?

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16:55 Nov-30-2021

had a few gpus in mind but not paying $500 over MSRP. got a new tv, computer chair, desk, wall mount for the xbsx.

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04:31 Nov-29-2021

I only bought 1 Display port cable that can go up to 8k 60hz for like 20 bucks to use the freesync feature of my monitor because for some reason it comes with regulas HDMI 2.0 and well that thech is not supported

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04:32 Nov-29-2021

also regarding the freesync tech i did not notice a change compared to regular vsync

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10:05 Nov-29-2021

That is the point though, disabling vsync should boost performance and reduce input latency.

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14:10 Nov-29-2021

gsync however is like a miracle to me. My new monitor unofficially supports it, and when enabling my lag in games is 99% gone :)

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21:24 Nov-30-2021

maybe i should do a more thorugh testing or maybe it is that i suck at playing fast paced games

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00:31 Dec-01-2021

@magnumunguia


I dont know if it works for freesync like it should work for gsync.


However, you also have an nvidia card, so i think you should have gsync as well.


But since i enabled gsync for fullsreen it really have worked making my games less laggy

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14:37 Nov-30-2021

I think it's a limitation of HDMI technology, and manufacturers saving money lolz,


my monitor which has DisplayPort and HDMI, can only do 100Hz and G-Sync on DisplayPort

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00:39 Nov-29-2021

Amazon deals in Australia weren't that great, and most sales are for foreign stocks so shipping fees killed them. Local stores had better deals on SSD, RAM, monitors and audio gear. Most store nowadays price-match anyway so Amazon has a hard time penetrating Aussie market

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23:46 Nov-28-2021

Nothing since 90% of black friday deals are a scam. Better off just buying what you want during a regular (actual) sale.

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09:02 Nov-29-2021

There are plenty of items where price trackers show black friday prices being the cheapest (though often, of course, not by much compared to previous sales). If you're smart about it - it's still a big sale, lol

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23:35 Nov-28-2021

People have money after 2020 and 2021? What even is this, a crossover episode??

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21:52 Nov-28-2021

A friend of mine asked me to help her look for PC parts to upgrade her potato a couple weeks ago. I picked out an SSD for her and some RAM sticks, told her to wait for Black Friday deals. Turns out (on Amazon) there was a price spike on both items and it states on the website that its 13-22 % off respectively.... even though they're more expensive than two weeks ago. Black Friday's no longer about savings, its about duping people to buying stuff at a particular time so they can raise prices.

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23:48 Nov-28-2021

It was always about duping people. You're probably only noticing it now.

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09:04 Nov-29-2021

Use price trackers. At least here in the UK there were plenty of really good deals on SSDs where the historical price was the lowest it's ever been on them (not necessarily by much, but still lowest. For example, a 2TB SSD I bought in the summer was £140 back then and £133 during the black friday sale - still the best price, but not a huge deal better than it was on a Prime Day sale)

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16:51 Nov-30-2021

i saw the same thing a few years back. they will increase the price and then put it on sale to get people to buy it. best buy is notorious for doing that on a bunch of items.

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19:47 Nov-28-2021

I ordered a new monitor, will sell my current one (already have a buyer) and add a bit extra. From 100 Hz VA 34'' 21:9 to 170 Hz IPS 32'' 16:9. Maybe I'll miss the ultrawide aspect but higher refresh rate/response time, IPS and more vertical screen space is worth the small difference in price I'll pay. The discount on the new monitor isn't really black friday levels of crazy, only 15%, but still I technically got it during black friday.

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04:33 Nov-29-2021

wow i did not know there were 170hz refresh rate monitors

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10:06 Nov-29-2021

There are 390 Hz monitors (1080p though). For 1440p I think the highest is 240 Hz.

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19:36 Nov-28-2021

I feel like every year the deals are getting worse and worse. On amazon it's like they're only really lowering prices of trash nobody wants so they can get rid of it.

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13:10 Nov-28-2021

I dont wait for "deals" i usually buy stuff when i need it. Just because something is cheaper doesnt mean you really need it.

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16:01 Nov-28-2021

Same thing

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04:34 Nov-29-2021

things are cheaper if you dont buy them xD

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09:08 Nov-29-2021

It's not a crazy concept to also have a need/want for something and then wait for a sale or just a good price that you're willing to pay. I always need more storage, but I usually just buy on a sale (and check price trackers to see that I'm indeed paying the lowest price).

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