Early Black Friday PC deals: Components and accessories

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Get a whopping 40% off on a powerful NVMe M.2 SSD from Crucial. With a storage capacity of 2TB, you’ll likely never run out of space, giving you storage space for dozens of massive games, hundreds of movies, and thousands upon thousands of MP3 files. This NVMe SSD is blazingly fast thanks to its PCIe interface, and has the highest rating on Amazon and with other reviewers.

The 2TB model gets the biggest savings at 40%, but there are also savings to be made on Amazon’s listing page for both the 1TB and 500GB models, too. As an m.2 drive, it will work well with most modern laptops with expandable storage but is also compatible with the PlayStation 5 if that’s your bag, too. You also get a USB m.2 enclosure if you want to use it externally. This m.2 container, for example, is also on sale right now.

Gscale Trident Z5 Neo RGB

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If you’re in the market for some of the latest DDR5 RAM, G.Skill’s Trident Z5 Neo 32GB kit has the same RGB variant at 6000MHz, discounted 16% on Newegg to save $46. The 2x 16GB DIMMs feature customizable lighting and support AMD EXPO (Extended Overclocking Profiles) for memory overclocking, just like Intel XMP, making it match with some of the best DDR5 memory.

This high-performance RAM is ideal for enthusiast level builds, especially if you’re a fan of the multi-colored LEDs on the case. The RGB strip can be customized using the official G.Skill Trident Z desktop software or compatible functions on a supported motherboard. With timings of 30-38-38-96 and some of the fastest memory speeds available with DDR5, this is a great savings for anyone building a modern platform.

ASRock B660M PRO RS DDR4

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To keep budget PC costs down, motherboards using the B660 chipset are often more expensive than their Z690 and Z790 counterparts, especially if you’re picking up a 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU like the midrange Intel Core i5-13600K. wonderful. With ASRock’s B660M PRO RS, the LGA 1700 socket still supports the 12th generation Intel Alder Lake chips and maintains PCIe 4.0 support.

At $30 off to save 25% during Black Friday, this is a great chance to get your hands on one of the best budget B660 motherboards out there. If you have any spare DDR4 RAM from a previous version, you can transfer it to the B660M PRO RS and overclock it up to 5333MHz. Plus, in addition to the built-in RGB lighting, you get additional RGB headers and a addressable RGB header for compatible components, perfect for anyone filling their computers with multi-colored LEDs.

Logitech MX Master 2S

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We got high praise for this wireless mouse in our Logitech MX Master 2S review upon release. It features an ergonomic shape for a comfortable grip with excellent layout of additional buttons, including a secondary scroll wheel for your thumb. The recent MX Master 3S has officially replaced it, but the 2S is still a great mouse with a few flaws besides a lack of storage for the included USB receiver.

When paired with the excellent Logitech Options software, users can customize each button’s custom functions, including a versatile scroll wheel and speed adjustment. With slow scrolling, the wheel behaves in the manner of a standard step and moves smoothly with a faster one, but you can permanently switch between both modes with a press of the wheel gesture button. With a 55% savings of up to $55 during Black Friday, this previous generation mouse ranks among the best wireless mice as a timeless masterpiece.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

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How big is too big? Forget it! This gigantic Samsung Neo G9 screen spans a 49-inch diagonal with a 2K (5120 x 1440 pixels) screen for ultra-fast gaming. Featuring an ultra-fast 1ms response time paired with both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatibility to prevent screen tearing, Quantum HDR2000 displays stunning HDR contrast to complete this stunning package.

The G9 Neo is down 34% to get $800 off during Black Friday, and the G9 Neo likely won’t be around for long, so don’t miss it. Gaming at 240Hz with enough space to fit two standard QHD panels is about as immersive as it gets. It’s still compatible with standard VESA mounts, so if you need to replace an old mount display, the process is very simple. Otherwise, the included stand can be adjusted and raised to your preference.

Silverstone SX300-B

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This PSU from Silverstone is ideal for building a small form factor PC with modest specs, rated 80 Plus Bronze with 300W output. It certainly isn’t for intense gaming PCs but it will feel right at home in a basic little rig. Featuring a single-bar design for 25A at 12V+ and a single 80mm fan for airflow, this power supply is 15% off for your Black Friday SFF PC project.

The cables are fixed in a non-modular design and are not very long, which means you may need accessories depending on your components. Measuring a slim size of 4.92 x 2.5 x 3.94 inches ensures that it will fit in most compact cases and can pair well with a CPU that offers an integrated GPU to reduce power draw. Check out our roundup of the best Mini-ITX PC cases for ideas on what to pick up next.

Alienware Aurora R13

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Alienware gaming PCs are another great way to skip the build process altogether and just jump right into the action. Manufactured with high quality parts and sold with a premium support package for at least one year, you just need a few peripherals. Check out our roundup of the best gaming monitors, and you’ll be up and running with a whopping $550 in savings on this entry-level monitor.

This Aurora R13 configuration features a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F processor with 8GB of DDR5 RAM clocked at 4400MHz, which you can upgrade at any time with additional modules. As for its GPU, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM can handle many modern 1080p titles with medium to high settings but don’t expect 4K gaming.

Built-in Wi-Fi makes wireless simple and frees you from Ethernet cables if you’re too far from your router, and Wi-Fi 6E delivers fast speeds. The 256GB M.2 SSD is enough to get you started, but you’ll soon need the extra space if you’re installing multiple games. Watch this blog for deals on storage.

Seagate Barracuda 8 TB

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Ultra-fast solid-state drives are great for installing your operating system and a few games, but prices tend to go up exponentially at higher storage sizes. You can pick up SATA mechanical drives with tons of space relatively inexpensively, including the Seagate Barracuda with 8TB of space to provide plenty of room for large-scale programs.

At $50 off Black Friday at Best Buy, it’s a great way to expand your desktop computer’s storage space. Just make sure you have a spare SATA cable since Seagate doesn’t include any in the box, but it’s a reputable name that comes highly recommended in our roundups of the best internal hard drives on Windows Central.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master GMA890AV2

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Want to skip the entire build process with a pre-built machine? CyberPowerPC has been in the desktop-ready scene for years, and we’ve even recommended its budget models for playing games like Microsoft Flight Simulator on the cheap. For early Black Friday savings, the Gamer Master GMA890AV2 model is offering mid-range specs with an entry-level RTX 3050 GPU at 33% off.

An AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU with 16GB of DDR4 RAM can handle the recommended specs for games like Overwatch 2, and the dual help of a 500GB NVMe SSD for Windows 11 and a 2TB mechanical hard drive makes plenty of space. for programs. The CyberPowerPC throws in a Wi-Fi card if you’re setting up an office without access to Ethernet, which makes this an attractive option to upgrade in the future.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus phone

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Ranked as one of the best solid-state storage units we’ve ever been pleased with, our initial Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD review had only one complaint: the lack of a 2TB option. Well, great news! Not only is Samsung now offering this massive storage option, but it’s on sale for an early Black Friday deal with a savings of 68%.

If you’re in the market for fast storage to handle 4K video editing or 3D modeling, the EVO Plus has you covered. Featuring Samsung’s 96-layer NAND memory with sequential write speeds of up to 3300MB/s and reads of up to 3500MB/s, it creates the perfect environment for your operating system and your most demanding applications.

AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series

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The Ryzen 7 5700G features integrated Radeon graphics, perfect for budget builds or simply as a backup when swapping out a dedicated GPU. Using the AMD Zen 3 architecture, this APU has a base clock speed of 3.8GHz but can be overclocked to 4.6GHz if you can control the high temperatures with a proper cooler.

Check the breakdown of 5000 series processors and double check the compatibility of your components. The 5700G tops out at PCIe 3.0, compared to the standard 5000 series that supports PCIe 4.0 for a wider GPU selection. The low 65W TDP keeps power low, so you can save cash on a modest PSU and build a very affordable PC with that huge 48% savings.

TP-Link Archer AXE75

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Wi-Fi 6E, the advanced standard in wireless networking, brings a host of improvements to your home if you have compatible devices. Even if you’re primarily using previous generation technology, our TP-Link Archer AXE75 review proves this router is the more convenient option with enough bandwidth and signal strength to provide reliable access in a 2-3 bedroom home.

Slashing its price further with 20% off early Black Friday is the Archer AXE5400, your best bet for a tri-band router with state-of-the-art technology. It reaches combined speeds of up to 5400Mbps across the 6GHz, 5GHz, and 2.4GHz bands, keeping your devices streaming smoothly and keeping gamers safe from lag. Wi-Fi 6E is still reasonably new, but it’s a great option for future-proofing.


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