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.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G | $79 off
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!
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.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM | $15 off
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.