Everyone always says if you're going to get a new desktop computer, you should build it yourself. Then they act like that's a super cheap proposition. Well, it's not. You can definitely get a powerful PC at a relatively inexpensive price, but we're still talking about hundreds of dollars here. And then you have to put it all together. A-whole-nother chore that takes at least a YouTube video or two to figure out.
If you're intimidated by the idea of building your own computer, don't be. For one thing, the process is so streamlined these days it's basically like adult Lego. All the pieces fit together in specific ways, and it's surprisingly hard to break stuff. If you're more worried about the price, then we've got the answer for you right here.
Black Friday is a great time for electronics, sure. Everyone wants a new smart home device or 4K TV, but it's also a great time for PC internals. Motherboards, RAM, processors, graphics cards, SSDs, and more will all drop in price on Black Friday. We've got a roundup of some of the best deals we've seen and the best locations to keep an eye out.
Black Friday's Best Deals on Computer Parts:
The main retailers you'll most likely be using for computer parts are Newegg and Amazon. Those online stores are just where you're bound to find the best prices. Best Buy will also be a good spot to search for low prices.
Black Friday Processor Deals
Intel's Core i7-10700K is a great mid-tier processor for Intel motherboards, allowing you to get more done throughout the day, as well as enjoy some downtime with PC games. At this discounted price, it's an even sweeter deal.
Graphics Card Black Friday Deals
Motherboard Black Friday Deals
This B550 ATX motherboard brings a high-end build with aluminum heatsinks, 2.5Gbps LAN, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, PCIe 4.0, and overall excellent performance for AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors.
Great motherboard for 3000 and 5000 Ryzen processors. Has dual-channel unbuffed DDR4 slots, pretty good VRM for the price, and support for an M.2 NVMe solid-state drive. It's a Micro-ATX board, so will be better suited for small form factor cases.
With an AM4 socket and PCIe 4.0, this motherboard is great for 3rd-generation AMD Ryzen processors. Has fanless VRM and a chipset heatsink for an optimized thermal solution. Supports HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort, and two M.2 NVMe SSD slots. It also has USB 3.2 Gen 1 on the front with other USB-C and USB-A ports.
This motherboard supports the 8th and 9th-gen Intel Processors, has support for dual-channel DDR4 RAM, and it's Intel Optane ready. Can support heatsinks and heatpipe with an advanced thermal design. Even has some RGB in there along with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C header and space for dual M.2 SSDs. This is one of several Gigabyte Intel motherboards on sale at Newegg.
Black Friday RAM Deals
Be sure to have a look at our dedicated collection of the best Black Friday RAM deals for more savings.
Two sticks of 8GB. These are B-Die, which means they'll be really good for you if you intend to overclock your RAM. This is also the lowest price ever for this RAM.
The kit comes with four 32GB sticks. This is a crazy amount of RAM, but I guess you could consider it future proofing. The price itself is an all-time low that is very unique.
TEAMGROUP's T-Force Delta RGB kit here comes with two 8GB modules, totaling 16GB of DDR4 clocked at 3200MHz. It's the sweet spot for most PC builds, including gaming rigs and 16GB of the stuff will allow you to run all your favorite apps and games.
Crucial Ballistix RGB series is great for boosting the performance of your PC, especially when it's overclocked to 3200MHz. 16GB of it is more than enough for gaming, productivity, and everything else in between.
Not a fan of the red? This black version is more subtle and also costs a little less. This is largely due to the removal of the RGB lighting, but if you're not too fussed about lighting effects inside your PC, this is a great secondary choice.
Should you require more than 16GB of lit RAM, there's always this runner-up choice that boasts an additional 16GB of capacity. That's right, this is a 32GB kit with RGB lighting, fast speeds, and an aesthetically pleasing design.
Black Friday HDD & SSD Deals
Storage (be it a HDD or SSD) is incredibly important since it's what will hold your OS, apps, games, and more. We've spotted plenty of Black Friday deals that you can find right here.
Intel's PCIe 3.0 1TB M.2 SSD is pretty fast, but not quite as fast as more expensive SSDs. That's on purpose since this isn't overly priced and can be considered a solid mid-tier NVMe drive. $83 is a great price for such a 1TB SSD.
The Gold S31 is a 2.5-inch SATA SSD with 1TB of storage space. It comes with a five-year warranty, strong durability rating, and excellent performance. Save about $71 right now at Amazon.
We have seen Best Buy's Black Friday ad. While it is focused on a whole lot of things that aren't internal PC parts, there a few scattered deals worth paying attention to. This is one of them. If your motherboard can support it, this SSD has read/write speeds of 2,400 MB/s and 1,950 MB/s respectively. The $95 price is actually lower than Best Buy's advertised Black Friday price.
Our top pick for an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is currently seeing a big sale thanks to some advance Black Friday savings. Get 1TB of storage for just $150 at a bunch of major retailers.
The 2TB model of Samsung's 970 EVO Plus Solid State Drive is another stellar pick that's on sale today. At 50% off its original price, you'll be snagging the best deal to ever reach this popular SSD.
Uses latest technology. Has read/write speeds of 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s respectively. Has hardware-based encryption and a three-year limited warranty. Uses SATA interface for up to 6 GB/s but is backwards compatible with older versions.
This drive isn't the fastest SSD on the market, coming in at 500 MB/s and 350 MB/s for read and write, respectively. Where the Kingston A400 series really shines is the price. This 240GB internal SSD is a great upgrade from a hard drive and doesn't cost too much, especially with a 26% discount.
We're big fans of the Western Digital Blue series of internal SSDs. They offer good value with capable read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s, respectively. This range is a great middle ground between budget SSDs and some leading options from Samsung.
Allowing for data transfer rates of up to 2400MB/s, the Crucial P2 range of NVMe drives are perfect for those who want something a little faster than a SATA SSD, but don't wish to part with a lot of cash. This module is 250GB, making it ideal for an OS boot drive.
This P2 500GB SSD is the same as the 250GB version above, but comes with double the storage capacity. If you have a few games or apps you'd like to store, this would be a better buy.
This is the big one, not only in terms of capacity but also in speed. Read and write figures come in 3400MB/s and 3000MB/s, respectively. It's also backed by a 5-year warranty.
Black Friday CPU Cooler Deals
Your CPU isn't going to be working as intended if you cannot keep it cool enough. We've rounded up some of the best discounted CPU coolers on the market.
You can find NZXT's excellent collection of all-in-one (AIO) CPU water coolers on sale right now at Newegg for Black Friday. This promotion covers the M, X, and Z series, allowing you to pick and choose a cooler that best suits your PC build.
PC parts and the people, like us, that need them are sort of a niche audience on Black Friday. Our deals won't be at the top of any ads, but they will be there. You have to keep an eye out yourself. Watch the Amazon Black Friday sale for more information, too, because Amazon will have plenty of sales and price-matched deals from other retailers.
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