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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Build your dream PC for less with these Black Friday deals


PC hardware has seen inflated prices over recent years, thanks to a variety of factors affecting the market. Things are starting to stabilize, and we're expecting some good deals to come out of Black Friday. If you're wanting to upgrade your current PC with a new graphics card or to build an entirely new rig from scratch, now's as good a time as any to browse around for some deals.

Black Friday PC part deals:

Whether you're in the market for a new motherboard, some storage, or everything in between, we've rounded up some killer deals right here for you to consider. As always, it's best to decide on what to upgrade inside your PC and what will be the best upgrade to go for.

Choosing the right PC components doesn't just depend on the price. For instance, you'll need to make sure a discounted motherboard will work with your CPU, likewise with a CPU deal to your existing motherboard.

Where to find the best Black Friday PC part deals

Black Friday will likely see plenty of deals on PC parts, from graphics cards to processors. If the deals haven't started already, we'll be keeping tabs on any new ones as they pop up right here. But where can you go and find some deals? Amazon is one of the more popular destinations, but you must be wary of third-party listings and inflated prices.

Best Black Friday PC part deals: Cases

There's no point in spending all the money in the world on fancy hardware if you don't have a PC case in which to install it all. This is where our shortlist of chassis comes into play. Mid-tower size is best suited for most PC builds. ITX cases require Mini-TIX motherboards, which are usually more expensive, while full-tower covers your large behemoth cases.

Best Black Friday PC part deals: Motherboards

The motherboard is the heart of a PC, acting as the bridge between all your installed hardware. This is one of the most important parts of the PC, and it's easy to mess things up if you choose the wrong one. If you already have a CPU at the ready, choose a motherboard that supports it. If not, go with whichever supports the CPU you plan on purchasing.

Gigabyte B550 GAMING X | $50 off

$100 at Newegg

The B550 chipset is perfect for most AMD processor PC builds, and this Gaming X model from Gigabyte has everything you need. There's full support for up to DDR4-4733, 3000 series AMD APUs and 5000 series CPUs, two M.2 slots, and PCIe 4.0.

ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming 4 | $50 off

$120 at Newegg

If you're planning to stick with a 10th or 11th Gen Intel CPU (or buy one at a discount), you'll need a Z590 motherboard. The ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming 4 comes with an 8-phase power design, support for up to DDR4-4800 RAM, PCIe 4.0, plenty of SATA and USB ports, and three M.2 slots.

Best Black Friday PC part deals: Processors

The central processing unit (or CPU for short) is the brain of the PC and handles all the tasks that need processing. It's what determines whether you'll be able to run software and games with little issue. The more powerful (and expensive) the CPU, the fewer restrictions will be in place. It's best to spend as much as you can here to save upgrading sooner rather than later.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | $40 off

$342 at Amazon $384 at Walmart

AMD's 8-core mid-range processor is on sale at the lowest price we've seen to date. This CPU has 16 threads for some impressive performance numbers in benchmarks and games. While it doesn't come with a cooler, you can boost this puppy upwards of 5.00GHz under the right conditions.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | $86 off

$484 at Amazon $737 at Walmart

This is one of AMD's most powerful consumer-grade desktop processors. We reviewed the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and found it to be an incredible CPU for gaming and productivity. The 5900X isn't too far behind with 12 cores and 24 threads, boosting up to 4.8GHz. Again, no cooler included.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G | $45 off

$314 at Amazon $329 at Walmart

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G is a special CPU since it contains an integrated GPU. This doesn't sound much for those who used Intel CPUs before, but this is no ordinary GPU. It's Radeon graphics that allow this 8-core and 16 thread processor to easily handle modern games on its own with impressive results.

Best Black Friday PC part deals: Graphics cards

The GPU is the most important component of PC gaming. Without one, you're left with whatever comes with the CPU — and not every CPU comes with integrated graphics processing. Like the CPU, spend what you can here to make sure you have the best available to your budget. You're still going to have issues finding GPUs right now as demand far outpaces demand, but we'll be sure to post any deals we find right here.

Best Black Friday PC part deals: RAM

RAM is what's used by the system to store data for quicker access. Even the fastest SSDs aren't as quick as RAM. 8GB is recommended as the minimum for Windows and Linux, though we'd recommend 16GB if you plan to play games. Your CPU will have the maximum speed it can support. Modern CPUs may work with 3200MHz DDR4 or 4800MHz DDR5 modules, so double-check before buying.

Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DDR4 32GB | $34 off

This 32GB kit comes with dual 16GB sticks. You get 3200MHz performance, as well as a black finish that fits most builds.

$119 at Amazon

Neo Forza FAYE 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3600 | $70 off

$100 at Newegg

This DDR4-3600 (PC4 28800) kit from Neo is perfect for modern Intel and AMD PC builds. If you're not going with DDR5, 3600MHz is the sweet spot for the last generation of memory. This kit offers a capacity of 32GB with two 16GB modules and a latency of CL18 (full timing is 18-19-19-39) at 1.35v. For peace of mind, the RAM is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Best Black Friday PC part deals: Storage

You're going to need a place to store not only the OS but also software and games. We'd recommend using the fastest SSD your motherboard supports. If it's a new motherboard, you'll likely be able to install an NVMe PCIe SSD with speeds of up to 7,000MB/s. Say farewell to loading screens.

Crucial P2 | Up to $60 off

Crucial's reliable P2 internal M.2 SSDs are all on sale for Black Friday, with the best deal coming in the form of the 2TB model. However, all sizes from 250GB and up are on sale.

From $35 at Amazon

SK hynix Gold P31 | 15% off

The SK hynix Gold P31 is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB sizes. Each is available with an extra 15% off at Amazon when you check the coupon code on the product page. You'll save the most money on the 2TB model, though 1TB and 500GB are also looking quite attractive.

From $60 at Amazon

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB SSD | $20 off

$160 at Amazon

Want the best PCIe 4.0 storage has to offer? You want to look at the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. This range of M.2 SSDs is among the fastest on the market, but this speed comes at a cost. This 4TB model is on sale for $150, allowing you to pack it full of PC games with transfer speeds of up to 7,000MB/s.

Samsung 980 1TB SSD | $40 off

$100 at Amazon

Samsung makes some excellent storage solutions and the 980 is a great range of PCIe drives. This 1TB PCIe 3.0 model is $40 off and can hit speeds of up to 3,500 and 3,000 MB/s for read and write, respectively.

Samsung 980 500GB SSD | $15 off

$60 at Best Buy

The 980 from Samsung may not be the range-topping PCIe 4.0 drive that offers ridiculous transfer speeds, but you don't need all that extra bandwidth if all you're wanting to store are some files and games. This 500GB 980 SSD is still rapid at up to 3,100MB/s, but it's also more affordable too.

Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD | $30 off

$65 at Amazon

The Samsung 870 EVO is the company's answer for flash storage for the masses. These drives can hit up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s in read and write, respectively.

Samsung 980 PRO 250GB SSD | $10 off

$80 at Amazon

This is it, the big one. The Samsung 980 PRO offers ridiculous transfer speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and 5,000MB/s for read and write, respectively. Just make sure you have a spare M.2 PCIe 4.0 slot.

Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD | $8.50 off

$47 at Best Buy

If you want to get the most GBs of storage for your money, older mechanical SATA drives are where deals are to be had. This 2TB HDD from Seagate is just $47, a full $237 cheaper than the 2TB SSD from Samsung below. there is a downside to HDDs like this though, namely speed and noise/vibration from the motor.

Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SSD | $50 off

$180 at Best Buy

The Samsung 870 QVO series of SSDs are a stepping stone between more powerful and fast NVMe SSDs and mechanical HDDs. You get the same SSD technology here but at a more affordable price. These drives can still hit speeds of up to 560MB/s, which is more than good enough for games and file storage.

Crucial X6 external SSD | Up to $50 off

Crucial's X6 external SSD is capable of read speeds up to 540MB/s, but it's small enough to slip into your pocket. Save on 500GB and 1TB models at Amazon.

From $45 at Amazon

Crucial X8 external SSD | $90 off

Need faster transfer speeds? The Crucial X8 is happy to oblige with read speeds up to 1,050MB/s. Save $50 on the 2TB model for mass storage.

$190 at Amazon

Best Black Friday PC part deals: Power supplies

The power supply unit (or PSU for short) is the most important part of the PC. It's what delivers stable power to all your components, converting alternating current (AC) to regulated direct current (DC) in the process. If you buy a cheap PSU from an unknown brand, you run the risk of damaging your components.

CORSAIR RMX Series RM650X (Gold) | $60 off with rebate

$65 at Newegg

Corsair makes some solid PSUs, and its RM650X has just the right amount of power to handle the latest CPUs and GPUs. It has an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating and comes with a 10-year warranty. It's also semi-modular for easy cable management. This is a rebate offer, so remember to follow through with the promotion.

Seasonic PRIME 600 (Titanium) | $128 off with rebate

$112 at Newegg

Seasonic manufacturers PSUs for other brands, including NZXT but its own family of power plants are also worth considering. Take this premium (and fanless!) PSU with a Titanium 80 Plus rating for efficiency. It's quiet, powerful, and comes with a 12-year warranty.

When do the Black Friday PC parts deals begin?

Deals can be expected to start on Monday, Nov. 22, running through the week in the run-up to Black Friday. We'll see the full brunt of promotions on Nov. 26, but retailers are attempting to get ahead by guaranteeing prices right now.

Don't be shy if a product you've been after for some time is now available for less as the retailer may guarantee the price throughout Black Friday, so you won't feel left out. Just watch out for the guarantee messages to be sure you're not going to see a lower price closer to Black Friday.

via November 23, 2021 at 04:21AM by Rich Edmonds, Khareem Sudlow,