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
Best Buy’s ad says this processor will drop to $359.99 for Black Friday, so while the $380 price is a discount, you should wait a bit for the larger drop. Keep checking on it because I’m sure it won’t last long at that discounted rate.
Graphics Card Black Friday Deals
MSI’s Mech version of the RX 5700 XT has a dual-fan design and sharp silver shroud. No matter what, it’s a great way to crush 1440p gaming and dabble with 4K. It’s currently $20 off at Best Buy.
Motherboard Black Friday Deals
Black Friday RAM Deals
Be sure to have a look at our dedicated collection of the best Black Friday RAM deals for more savings.
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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