Well, the two most frenzied days of the year are upon us once again – Black Friday and following that Cyber Monday. More than for perhaps any other Internet shopping niche, those two days are important for gamers. After all, gamers are known for anxiously following every new game, system or peripheral all year long and then chatting about them all throughout social media, on forums etc. That enthusiasm is not lost on retailers as they scramble to put their Black Friday and Cyber Money deals before the gaming public. Most online retailers are selling their specials in packages including computer, games, free shipping and discounts on gaming peripherals. Some even offer free shipping once a minimum purchase has been made. (The amount of the purchase differs from store to store depending on the amount of the purchase.)
For any PC or EON laptop under $3000, Origin PC offers a 500gb Samsung 850 EVO SSD hard drive, as well as free copies of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Just Cause 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Included in this offering is free shipping and a $50 gift card. Purchases over $3000 from Origin PC gets this entire package and games plus professional CPU overclocking and $100 In-Game Credit across select Trion Worlds Titles and a CHROMA Keyboard or a $100 Amazon Gift Card. (Overclocking is the action of increasing a component’s clock rate, running it at a higher speed than it was designed to run)
Speaking of overclocking and the extra speed gamers need, Alienware’s Black Friday special includes several overclocked and amped up gaming systems. Included is Alienware R15 which is a laptop with an optional graphics amplifier. It also features a 6th gen Intel Core i7 Quad-core processor, 16 GB Dual Channel DDR4 running at 2133MHz. Savings on this system is more than 50% off.
Next up are Velocity Micro’s Black Friday offerings. Here the key word is “free” – free shipping on all systems, free instant coupons, free upgrades and game bundles and even a free t-shirt and drawstring bags. One of Velocity Micro’s Black Friday deals includes the award-winning Velocity Micro® Raptor Signature Edition. It features Haswell-E Processors, X99 Motherboards, and DDR4 Memory!
Cyberpower PCs let’s Black Friday shoppers take $500 off on several systems ranging in value from $1200 – $1800. Free shipping is included for most of its gaming systems including the X99 which has an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU and on the low end an AMD 8-Core which has an AMD FX-8320 Processor.
IBuypower has several pre-built systems gamers may want to check out such as the Chimera CX-9. This powerful laptop is customizable to fit the individual gamer’s needs. It has a 1TB 7200 rpm HDD. IBuypower also understand the power of the word “free” for all shoppers. It is offering everything from free upgrades to free shipping to free monitor’s (after mail-in rebates).
Even major retailer Amazon is getting into the act. It will be running its Black Friday sales until the 28th. And it hasn’t forgotten gamers either. Its offerings are mainly in the realm of games such as Borderlands: The Prequel for PC, Outlast, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more.
Yes, PC gamers are a force to be reckoned with and retailers are keenly aware of this. Gamers will be out in full force on Black Friday and Cyber Monday making sure they are not excluded from all the great bargains. For the stalwart and resilient gamer who can navigate through the maze of deals there will be many rewards this Friday and next Monday.
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