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Black Friday deals for PC gamers

6:14 PM, Nov 24, 2010   |    comments
Black Friday deals for PC gamers
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The Game Guys on news10.net 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. CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2055 w/ 3.1 GHz Athlon II X2 255, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 5450 and Windows 7 Home Premium.  Monitor extra.  ($399.99 at NewEgg.com)
  2. HP Desktop PC with 20" HD LCD Monitor w/ 2.6GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-core CPU, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 4200  GPU and Windows 7 ($549.99 at Staples)
  3. HP Desktop PC with 25" HD LCD Monitor w/ AMD Athlon II 4X Quad-core CPU, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD and Windows 7 Home Premium ($799.99 at Costco)

Best deals on a budget gaming laptop PC:

  1. Gateway NV53A24U Notebook PC w/ 2.1 GHz AMD Athlon II X2 CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD, ATI Radeon 4250 GPU and Windows 7 Home Premium.  Note: Factory refurbished.  ($399.99 at TigerDirect.com)
  2. HP DV7-3160US Notebook PC w/ 2.5GHz AMD Turon II CPU, 4GB DDR2 RAM, 500GB HDD, ATI Radeon 4530 GPU and Windows 7 Home Premium ($549.99 at Fry's Electronics)
  3. Toshiba Q885 Notebook PC w/ 2.53GHz Intel i5 CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, NVidia GeForce GTS 360M CPU and Windows 7 Home Premium  ($977.99 at Fry's Electronics)

Best deals on gamer-oriented PC accessories:

  1. Cyborg R.A.T. 5 gaming mouse ($69.99 at Fry's Electronics)
  2. World of Warcraft edition Creative SoundBlaster USB gaming headset ($79.99 at Fry's Electronics)
  3. i-Rocks KR-6820E-WH backlit gaming PC keyboard ($26.99 at NewEgg.com)

Black Friday PC game suggestions:

    • World of Warcraft ($4.99 at K-Mart & GameStop)
    • World of Warcraft Battlechest ($9.99 at K-Mart & GameStop)
    • Bejewled Deluxe 2 ($9.99 at Best Buy)
    • Supreme Commander 2 ($9.99 at GameStop)
    • The Sims 3 ($19.99 at GameStop)
    • Fallout: New Vegas ($29.99 at GameStop)

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

- Game Guy Barry White bcwhite@news10.net

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