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Black Friday PC deals

Don't miss huge holiday discounts on pre-built and custom desktop PCs.

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Whether you’re after a blazingly fast PC to elevate your gaming or an efficient all-around system on a budget, this year’s Black Friday deals have plenty to offer. Manufacturers like Dell and Lenovo are slashing the sticker prices on their own branded systems, while online retailers like Newegg and eBay sell custom-built rigs as cheap or sometimes even cheaper than the cost of purchasing and assembling the components yourself.

Top Black Friday PC deals

Samsung Samsung

Get 10% off any order of 4 or more kitchen appliances

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U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular

$25 off Prepaid Smartphone orders $100+

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U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular

$10 off select accessories $49.99+

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Microsoft Microsoft

Up to $20 off Samsung Mobile Accessories

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Microsoft Microsoft

Up to $70 off Samsung Galaxy Watches

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Microsoft Microsoft

20% off Night Ops Camo Label Tee (XOG) with order of Night Ops Controller

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HP HP

Buy select Business Desktops and get the P204 monitor now: $10

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Microsoft Microsoft

Up to $250 off Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, Get Galaxy Buds free

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Office Depot Office Depot

Up to $130 off select Business Machines

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Office Depot Office Depot

Up to 50% off select Furniture and Chairs

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What to consider when buying a PC on Black Friday

Processor: Intel or AMD?

Intel has traditionally led the desktop PC processor market, especially where gaming is concerned. The latest i3, i5 and i7 processors certainly live up to this, delivering plenty of power at a variety of price points. AMD has stepped up its game recently, however, releasing its Ryzen processor line to much critical and commercial success.

Choosing between the brands can be tough, though there are a few general guidelines to help you make up your mind. AMD’s Ryzen chips are typically better at multi-core processing, a fact that helps them outperform many Intel CPUs in the latest games. Meanwhile, Intel’s processors are usually cheaper and more power-efficient, with superior single-core performance compared to similarly-priced Ryzen chips.

Graphics card

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a suitable graphics card for your new PC. First, decide whether you want a Nvidia card or an AMD card. Then, determine the clock speeds, memory bandwidth and RAM necessary to deliver the kind of performance you’re after. The right graphic card for you or your recipient will largely depend on your budget, what the computer will be used for and personal preference.

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