Best Black Friday PC parts deals
Today's Black Friday PC parts deals are an excellent opportunity to upgrade your PC for less. For sure, finding the best graphics card on sale, or even in stock will be tough, but most other elements of building or improving your PC are much cheaper today. If you are tempting to dive into something ready-made tohugh, we have a guide to the best Black Friday pre-built gaming PC 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.
- Amazon: Big price crashes on SSDs, CPU, cooling and much more
- Newegg: Specialist is roicking cheap RAM, motherboards and much more
- Best Buy: Often overlooked in this market but actually packed with deals
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'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 5GHz under the right conditions.
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.
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, 16-thread processor to easily handle modern games on its own with impressive results. If you're buying from Newegg, be sure to use promo code BCMAY22642!
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor | $70 off
This computer processor is so good, our review even called it "overkill" for some gamers and content creators. The biggest hit against it was the price, but right now it's down the lowest we have ever seen.
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.
You can check if this RAM is compatible with your build right on the product page. It has overclocking headroom and wide compatibility with DDR4 motherboards. Plus the price ain't too shabby either.
VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4-3600 32GB | $20 off
This 32GB kit comes with dual 16GB sticks. You get a combined speed of 3600MT/s and some snazzy RGB lighting to boot!
Neo Forza FAYE 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3600 | $70 off
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.
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB hard drive | $35 off
The cost per terabyte ratio here is fantastic. It's not necessarily the fastest hard drive on the market or the largest capacity, but if you need to expand your storage and don't want to pay a fortune this is the Black Friday deal for you.
Seagate FireCuda 530 PCIe 4.0 SSD | Up to $115 off
The FireCuda 530 SSD offers read speeds up to 7,300MB/s thanks to PCIe 4.0 technology. If your PC supports it, this is a great upgrade for gamers and power users who can't stand lengthy load times.
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.
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.
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB SSD | $20 off
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 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 3,500MB/s and 3,000MB/s for read and write, respectively.
Samsung 980 500GB SSD | $15 off
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
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
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
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 T7 1TB portable SSD | $40 off
The T7 is a super fast portable drive with read and write speeds of 1,050 Mb/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively when using USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. Is shock resistant, can survive being dropped, and has advanced heat control with dynamic thermal guard tech.
Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SSD | $50 off
The Samsung 870 QVO series of SSDs are a steppingstone 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.
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.
If you were hunting for a solid deal on a monster SSD for your PC this Black Friday, you should probably look no further. This deal from Samsung offers a massive 20% off the asking price, with huge 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds in a standard 2.5 inch SATA form factor.
Lexar Professional 1667x 256GB SD | $40 off
The Lexar Professional 1667x SD card steps things up to UHS-II with read speeds up to 250MB/s. It has a U3 speed rating and V60 video rating, making it suited for UHD content.
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Pro USB 3.2 flash drive | $20 off
Need a bunch of storage in something that fits on a keyring? The SanDisk Extreme Pro USB stick has 1TB of storage and can hit read speeds up to 420MB/s.
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.
Hyte Revolt 3 ITX case (white) | Up to $50 off
The Hyte Revolt 3 ITX case in a white finish is available for as low as $100 as long as you don't mind adding your own PSU. If you'd rather include a modular 700W Gold SFX PSU, the price goes up to $200, with a $50 savings.
Hyte Revolt 3 ITX case (black) | Up to $50 off
The Hyte Revolt 3 ITX case is also available in a black finish. You can get a case without an included PSU for $100 (which is $30 off), or you can get one with an included modular 700W Gold SFX PSU for $200. That's a better deal, saving you $50.
The NZXT H510 Flow is the latest version of NZXT's popular mid-tower case. It's the same H510 that we reviewed favorably, but it comes with a mesh front panel that allows for considerably more air to be pulled through to cool what's installed.
LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic | $16 off
The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is a fantastic PC case. You can cram it full of components and even a custom water-cooling loop for one impressive-looking build. We reviewed the Lian Li O11D Mini, and this larger version is just as good.
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50 ADD-RGB 4F | $11 off
This is a mid-tower case with a tempered glass side panel, can support up to 370mm long graphics cards, up to a 360mm radiator for a custom loop or AIO cooling, and has plenty of fan mounts for considerable airflow. It's well designed with magnetic filters on the top, front, and bottom of the case.
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
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.
Mother of all boards
There's so much to appreciate with the NZXT N7 B550 motherboard. It's one of the best B550 chipset AMD motherboards around, rocking plenty of expansion, numerous I/O headers, and excellent cooling support. It also allows for NZXT components and accessories to connect directly without a controller hub.
ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming 4 | $50 off
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: Cooling
You're going to need some serious cooling for more powerful PC components, but thankfully Black Friday also discounts CPU coolers, fans for cases, and more.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid LC240E RGB | 25% off
This is the most affordable AIO in this promotion from Cooler Master, but it still comes rocking a 240mm radiator, two 120mm fans, and support for AMD AM4 and Intel LGA1151 sockets.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB V2 | 21% off
This is a little fancier than our budget deal above, coming with the same 240mm radiator and two 120mm fans, but with added RGB to the water/pump block unit.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB V2 White Edition |
This is exactly the same as the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB V2, except it's in white. If you're bored of having all your components in the same black color, here's a little something different.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 Illusion | 21% off
Now we're getting into the premium territory with far more expensive RGB fans that have lighting within the central hub, as well as the outer frame. Not only that, but the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 Illusion comes with a translucent RGB water/pump block, which looks awesome.
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360 Illusion | 21% off
This is exactly the same as the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 Illusion but with a 360mm radiator and an additional 120mm fan. You'll only really need something like this if you plan on overclocking an Intel Core i7, i9 or AMD Ryzen 7, 9 processor.
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 (650W, Gold) | $60 off with rebate
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.
Corsair CX Series (650W, Bronze) | $35 off
If you don't need too much power and just want something to supply stable, reliable power to your PC, look no further than the Corsair CX650. It's semi-modular, meaning you only need to connect the cables required, is rated for 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
ASUS ROG Strix 550G PSU (550W, Gold) | 29% off
Did you know ASUS made power supplies? Well, you do now as the fully modular ASUS ROG Strix 550G is on sale for Black Friday. It's a 550W PSU with an 80 Plus Gold rating for efficiency. The PSU uses premium Japanese capacities, has a zero fan mode, and it's a dual ball-bearing fan for enhanced durability. It's also backed by a 10-year warranty.
Corsair CX750F RGB (750W, Bronze) | $10 off
This is quite the special PSU from Corsair in that it has RGB lighting. Yes, now even your PSU can light up your room. Like the CX650, this is 80 Plus Bronze certified, but this unit goes a little further by being fully modular and rocks an RGB fan that can be hooked up to iCUE and synchronized with all your other Corsair products.
Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 V2 | 42% off
The Cooler Master MWE range of PSUs is fully modular, which makes them ideal for clean PC builds. This 550W model is ideal for lesser-powered gaming PCs that don't have the latest RTX 30 series GPUs from NVIDIA. Even though it's $55, you get a 5-year warranty from Cooler Master.
Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 V2 | 38% off
Bumping up to 650W, you'll be able to use a GPU like the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 to create one powerful gaming PC. You get the same 5-year warranty here.
Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 V2 | 38% off
750W is the new sweet spot for modern gaming PCs with the latest from Intel or AMD, as well as NVIDIA. The 750W model is also backed by the same 5-year warranty.
The C series of power supplies are great for supplying clean and reliable power to all your components. We reviewed the NZXT C650 and gave it high marks for being a Seasonic build, coming with a 10-year warranty, and having a fully modular design.
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.
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.
HP Omen 30L prebuilt gaming PC | Extra 10% off
Really want to save on a graphics card this year? Upgrade to the one you want in a prebuilt desktop like this where they don't overcharge you for it. It's the best way to avoid scalpers and over-priced eBay listings. Plus, with HP if you spend at least $1,000 you can use code WINTER10 to save 10%.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.