Thanksgiving sales and the PC Gamer Rig
How much money could you save by buying the PC Gamer Rig this week, thanks to the various Black Friday bargains that are going around? Are PC components even included in any of these seasonal fire sales?
To find out, we've done the shopping around for you.
Yes, Black Friday was technically yesterday, but the whole phenomenon is a relatively new one on these shores and I'm really only just starting to be aware of it. Besides, it seems to be more of a week long event than just one now, and this weekend is really when the bargains are to be found.
So if you're looking to build or upgrade your PC before Christmas, today could be the best day to do it.
A reminder – the PC Gamer Rig is our desktop for the average gamer. It's not the fastest PC you can build, or the cheapest, but it is the one that we think is the best possible value and will comfortably play any game now and in the foreseeable future for £1000/$1500.
As thorough as I've been in deal hunting, though, I'm fairly sure you can find some better. Any tips for other readers gratefully received in the comments below.
What's in the Rig?
Intel Core i5 2500K
Crucial Ballistic Sport/G.Skill Ripjaws X
GeForce GTX 560Ti
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
OCZ ZS 650W
Which is a wonderful $47.10/$98.73 less than last week.