First deals on PC hardware for Black Friday: components and accessories

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Crucial SSD m.2

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Get an incredible 40% off this powerful NVMe M.2 SSD from Crucial. With 2TB of storage, you’ll likely have a hard time running out of space, giving you storage for literally dozens of massive games, hundreds of movies, and thousands upon thousands of MP3s. This NVMe SSD is blazing fast due to its PCIe interface and enjoys a top rating on Amazon and with other reviewers.

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

G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo RGB

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If you’re looking for some of the latest DDR5 RAM, G.Skill’s Trident Z5 Neo 32GB Kit has an RGB variant with the same 6000MHz speed, reduced by 16% at Newegg for a saving of $46. 2 x 16 GB DIMMs have customizable lighting and support AMD EXHIBITION (Extended Overclocking Profiles) for memory overclocking, just like Intel XMP, pitting it against some of the best ddr5 memory.

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


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By lowering budget PC-building costs, motherboards using the B660 chipset are often more affordable than their Z690 and Z790 counterparts, especially if you’re picking a 13th-gen Raptor Lake CPU as the excellent mid-range. Intel Core i5-13600K. With ASRock’s B660M PRO RS, the LGA 1700 socket is still compatible with previous generation 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake chips and maintains PCIe 4.0 compatibility.

Discounted $30 for 25% savings on Black Friday, this is a fantastic opportunity to grab one of the Best cheap B660 motherboards. If you have spare DDR4 RAM from a previous build, you can move it to the B660M PRO RS and overclock it up to 5333 MHz. Plus, in addition to integrated RGB lighting, you get additional RGB headers and an addressable RGB header for compatible components – perfect for anyone fill your PC with multi-colored LEDs.

Logitech MX Master 2S

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We had high praise for this wireless mouse in our Logitech MX Master 2S Review at launch time. It features an ergonomic shape for a comfortable grip with a great arrangement of additional buttons, including a secondary thumb scroll wheel. the modern MX Master 3S has officially taken its place, but the 2S is still a fantastic mouse with a few downsides aside from a lack of storage for the included USB receiver.

When combined with the excellent Logitech Options software, users can customize the functions assigned to each button, including the versatile speed-adaptive scroll wheel. With slower scrolling the wheel behaves as standard and smoothes out with faster scrolling, but you can permanently switch between both modes with a press of the wheel gesture button. With a saving of 55% equivalent to $55 during Black Friday, this previous generation mouse is among the best wireless mice like a timeless masterpiece.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

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How big is very big? Forget it! This mammoth Samsung Neo G9 monitor spans a 49″ diagonal with a 2K (5120 x 1440p) display for ultra-wide gaming. Boasting a super-fast 1ms response time combined with both NVIDIA G-Sync and support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to prevent screen tearing, the Quantum HDR2000 advantage displays gorgeous HDR contrast to complete this incredible package. Go big or go home, right?

Dropping 34% for a staggering $800 off on Black Friday, the G9 Neo probably won’t be around for long, so don’t miss out. Gaming at 240Hz with enough space to fit two regular QHD panels is about as immersive as can be. It’s still compatible with standard VESA mountings, so if you need to replace an older mounted monitor, the process will be a breeze. Otherwise, the included stand can be adjusted and raised to your preference.

Silverstone SX300-B

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This power supply from Silverstone is ideal for building a small form factor PC with modest specs, rated 80 Plus Bronze with 300W output. It’s certainly not designed for a hardcore gaming PC, but it would feel right at home on a basic mini platform Featuring a single rail design for 25A at 12V or more and a single 80mm fan for airflow, this little power supply is 15% off for your next SFF Black Friday PC project.

The cables are fixed in a non-modular design and aren’t overly long, which means you may need extensions depending on your components. It measures a slim 4.92 x 2.5 x 3.94″ in size which is guaranteed to fit in most compact cases and would pair nicely with a CPU that offers an integrated GPU to reduce power consumption. Check out our summary of the Best Mini-ITX PC Cases for ideas on what to choose next.

Alienware Aurora R13

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Alienware gaming PCs are another great way to skip the building process entirely and get right into the action. Built with high-quality parts and sold with at least a 1-year premium support package, you only need a few peripherals. Check out our summary of the best gaming monitorsand you’ll be ready for action with a whopping $550 in savings on this entry-level kit.

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

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for simple wireless networking and the freedom of Ethernet cables if you’re too far from a router, and the Wi-Fi 6E standard offers fast speeds. The 256GB M.2 SSD is enough to get you started, but you’ll soon need extra space if you install multiple games. Keep an eye on this blog for storage deals.

Seagate Barracuda 8TB

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Super-fast solid-state drives are great for installing your operating system and a handful of games, but prices tend to go up dramatically at higher storage sizes. You can pick up mechanical SATA drives with monstrous amounts of space at a relatively cheap price, including this Seagate Barracuda with 8TB of space for large software.

With a $50 Black Friday discount at Best Buy, it’s a great way to expand the storage on your desktop PC. Just make sure you have a spare SATA cable as Seagate doesn’t include one in the box, but they are a trusted name that comes highly recommended in our roundups. best internal hard drives in Windows Central.

CyberPower PC Gamer Master GMA890AV2

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Want to skip the construction process entirely with a pre-built machine? CyberPowerPC has been on the ready-to-use desktop 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 offers a mid-range spec with an entry-level RTX 3050 GPU at 33% off.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU with 16 GB DDR4 RAM can handle recommended specs for games like surveillance 2, and a double helping of a 500GB NVMe SSD for Windows 11 and a 2TB mechanical hard drive provides plenty of space for software. CyberPowerPC even adds a Wi-Fi card if you’re setting up a desktop without Ethernet access, making it an attractive option that you can upgrade in the future.

Samsung 970 EVOPlus

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Ranked as one of the best solid-state storage drives we’ve had the pleasure of testing, our Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD Review I only had one complaint: the lack of a 2TB option. Well, fantastic news! Not only is Samsung now offering this mammoth storage option, but it’s also on sale for a Black Friday early sale at a 68% savings.

If you’re in the market for fast storage to handle 4K video editing or 3D modeling, the EVO Plus has your back. Featuring Samsung 96-layer V NAND memory with sequential write speeds of up to 3,300MB/s and 3,500MB/s reads, it creates the ideal environment for your most demanding operating system and applications.

AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series

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The Ryzen 7 5700G features integrated Radeon graphics, ideal for a budget build or simply as a backup when swapping out a dedicated GPU. Powered by AMD Zen 3 architecture, this APU is base clocked at 3.8 GHz, but can be overclocked to 4.6 GHz if you can handle the high temperatures with a suitable cooler.

Consult our breakdown of 5000 series processors and double check the compatibility of your components. The 5700G is capped at PCIe 3.0, compared to the standard 5000 series which supports PCIe 4.0 for a wider GPU choice. Its low 65W TDP keeps power consumption down, so you could save money on a modest PSU and build a very affordable PC at this whopping 48% savings.

TP-Link Archer AXE75

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The cutting-edge standard in wireless networking, Wi-Fi 6E, offers a range of enhancements to your home if you have compatible devices. Even if you primarily use previous generation technology, our TP-Link Archer AXE75 review proved this router to be the most affordable option with enough bandwidth and signal strength to provide reliable access in a 2-3 bedroom home.

Dropping its price even further with a 20% savings during the early Black Friday period, the Archer AXE5400 is your best bet for a tri-band router with modern technology. A combined speed of up to 5400 Mbps on 6GHz, 5GHz, and 2.4GHz bands is enough to keep your devices streaming smoothly and gamers safe from lag. Wi-Fi 6E is still reasonably new, but this is a fantastic option for the future.

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