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Gaming PCs under $1k: Black Friday makes gaming more budget-friendly at Newegg

If you’re looking for an affordable gaming PC for Black Friday, you might want to check these out.


Image: GameCrate / Newegg
Image: GameCrate / Newegg

With a vast majority of games hitting PC before consoles nowadays, it’s never a bad idea to have some gaming capabilities at your desk. While most PCs can run games like Minecraft or Fortnite, if you want to play something more AAA and new, it’s a good idea to have a little more power under the hood. Black Friday has some great options to solve that problem for you.


Over on Newegg, there is an absolute metric ton of sales going on, from peripherals to internal components. But, most people just don’t have the time to build their own rigs anymore. Pre-built can still get the job done, especially if you’re looking for a Black Friday deal.


We found a few options that will handle modern games and not break the bank this week.


MXZ has an amazing mid-level gaming PC available for only $849 right now after a $200 discount. This computer will light up your desk with plenty of RGB fans visible inside and outside of the case.


But, it also rocks an AMD Ryzen 5 5500, RTX 3060 12GB, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. This level of computer should handle more recently released Game of the Year nominees like Baldur’s Gate 3 with very little issue on mid-range settings. Plus, you get an $80 promotional gift card for buying it.


Maybe you want a little more power though. For not much more at $979.99, maybe you’re looking for a bit of an upgrade to play those modern games on higher settings. Skytech has a perfect PC for your needs.


While MXZ’s PC will do the job, the Skytech Blaze High-Performance Desktop comes in with an Intel Core i7-11700F, an upgraded RTX 3060 Ti, and a slightly beefier PSU at 600W. Yes, it’ll definitely play that game you’re thinking of right now.


Similar to the other PC, there is also a deal. This time, however, if you use the code ZIP111 while using Zip as your payment method, you get 11% off, which would make this bad boy only $872.19. No gift card deal though.


But, wait, what if those just aren’t in the budget? Maybe you spent all of your extra Black Friday money on a Tupperware set this morning. You need a gaming PC that can handle itself and not feel the need to take out a loan. IPASON has a great deal on something with quite a bit more power right now at $469.


Sure, you might not be playing Starfield on max settings here. But, this PC has an AMD Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe, 550W PSU, and RGB fans.


The graphics on this PC utilize the AMD Radeon Vega 7. But, this is more of an upgradable machine for your needs. Aside from that, you get a $50 promotional gift card with this purchase.


Check out the rest of the gaming PCs over on Newegg for Black Friday. They have a PC (or laptop) for nearly any budget. Also: with Cyber Monday coming, the deals may change, so grab them while you can.


Or, you know, you could just have Newegg choose the perfect PC for your needs with their Gaming PC Finder. It even shows you the sales currently going on for the computers that it recommends.


Disclaimer: GameCrate is published by and is a subsidiary of Newegg Commerce Inc.


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