Black Friday deals for PC gamers

12:21 PM, Nov 21, 2011   |    comments
Black Friday deals for PC gamers
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The Game Guys on realize that while it's easy for gamers to know what video game gifts they may want, those who aren't into gaming probably have no clue what's good to buy or what's a good deal. That's where the below little list comes in, designed to help those who don't know much about video games look like they know almost all there is come this year's Black Friday.

While all of the deals listed are good, they're all ranked top-three (in order).

Best deals on a budget gaming desktop PC:

  1. iBUYPOWER Gamer Power A585APU w/ 3.1 GHz AMD A-Series CPU, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, ATI Radeon 6480G and Windows 7 Home Premium.  Monitor extra.  ($429.99 at
  2. CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA106 w/ 3.2GHz AMD Athlon II X2 CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, NVidia GeForce 7025 GPU and Windows 7 ($481.39 at
  3. iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 540D3 w/ 3.0GHz AMD Athlon II X2, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 5450 GPU, and Windows 7 Home Premium ($489.99 at

Best deals on a budget gaming laptop PC:

  1. Lenovo Ideapad Y560 Notebook PC w/ Intel Core i7 CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD5700 GPU and Windows 7 Home Premium.  ($699.99 at Fry's Electronics)
  2. ACER Aspire AS5755-9401 Notebook PC w/ Intel Core i7 CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, integrated graphics and Windows 7 Home Premium.  ($699.99 at
  3. ASUS G3 Notebook PC w/ Intel Core i7 CPU, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, ATI Radeon 5870 GPU and Windows 7 Home Premium.  Note: Factory refurbished.  ($799.99 at

Best deals on gamer-oriented PC accessories:

  1. Razer Zerg StarCraft II Edition Messenger Bag ($61.99 at
  2. i-Rocks USB laser gaming mouse ($11.99 at
  3. Galaxy 210 512MB PCI-E video card ($0.00 after rebate at Fry's Electronics)

Black Friday PC game suggestions:

    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim w/ $10 gift card ($59.99 at Target)
    • Battlefield 3 ($39.99 at GameStop)
    • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm ($14.99 at GameStop)
    • Age of Mythology ($4.99 at Navy Exchange)
    • Need for Speed: The Run ($19.95 at A.A.F.E.S.)
    • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty ($29.95 at A.A.F.E.S.)  

And, of course, it's hard to go wrong with a gift card.



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