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

U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular

Get $25 off any prepaid smartphone $100+ order

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U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular

$10 off select accessories from $49.99 and above

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Office Depot Office Depot

Free next day shipping on qualifying $45 order

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20% off one regular priced items when you opt-in to emails

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Save over 50% on select chairs and free delivery on all sale priced chairs

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Up to 40% off select furniture and free delivery on all sale priced furniture

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Dell 27" Full HD LED monitor was: $249.99 now: $179.99

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10 Ream Paper Case was: $59.99 now: $34.99

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Office Depot Office Depot

Save over 30% on Laser Printers

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Office Depot Office Depot

Free delivery on all ink and toner

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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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