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I built an amazing gaming PC for just $830 on Cyber Monday, and you can too

Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 5 3600X (Image credit: Windows Central)

I've put off building a PC for some time, but I've gradually put together a list of PC parts to buy in case any of them went on sale for Cyber Monday. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the vast majority of the parts on my list went on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All of the deals add up to savings of hundreds of dollars on my PC build, so I couldn't really resist, could I? Full disclosure, I actually bought my parts through Amazon UK since I live in England, but this is a similar build made out of parts on sale or for good prices in the U.S.

Cyber Monday sales make a gaming PC much more affordable

At about $850, this build delivers solid performance powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT and the Radeon RX 580. It's more than powerful enough to handle my workflow, which consists of general browser usage, 2-D photo and graphic editing, light video editing, and some casual PC gaming.

The best part about this build is that thanks to Amazon's Cyber Monday deals, I saved $450 on it. That's a chunk of change and enough to grab quite a bit of tech to go with the PC in the form of accessories, games, or other parts. I might also save it for a rainy day or to upgrade some parts later.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.