We all know the importance of owning a high quality power supply, the single piece of equipment that determines a PC's stability and how much headroom exists for upgrades. This is one area you don't want to skimp on, and that's why Black Friday is the perfect time to shop for an upgrade.
The trick to buying a power supply is not to pay for way more wattage than you need while still not selling yourself short. However, Black Friday deals make it easy to go overboard. If you're looking for a beefy PSU to handle a high-end configuration, the Thermaltake Toughpower 850W is on sale at Newegg for $70 after mail-in-rebate. This modular unit is 80 Plus Gold certified, has flat modular cables, and delivers up to 70A over a single +12V rail.
For less demanding setups, the Corsair CX600 600W is marked down to $50 at Newegg. This one boasts 80 Plus Bronze certification, has extra long and fully sleeved cabling, and a thermally controlled fan that only runs when it needs to.
All of our favorite deals
Corsair CX600 600W 80 Plus Bronze: $30 after $20 rebate, Newegg : 80 Plus Bronze, long cables,
Corsair RM750 750W 80 Plus Gold: $75 after $25 rebate, Newegg : 80 Plus Gold, fully modular, zero RPM fan mode
Corsair RM850X 850W Gold: $85 after $25 rebate Newegg: Fully modular, zero RPM fan.
Cosair CS550M 550W 80 Plus Gold: $40 after $20 rebate, Newegg: Fully modular, Active PFC
Thermaltake TDP-0750M 750W: $55 after $25 rebate, Newegg: 80 Plus Gold
Thermaltake DPS G 750W: $60 after $30 rebate, Newegg: fully modular, 80 Plus Gold
EVGA 600W: £46, Amazon £9 off: 80 Plus, intelligent fan for near silent operation, 3-year warranty
Corsair CS650M 650W modular: £65, Overclockers UK (save £30)
Corsair Builder Series CX750 750W: £60, Amazon £30 off: 80 Plus Bronze, single +12V rail, long cables
BeQuiet 850W Dark Pro 11: £190, Amazon £15 off: 7.1 surround, folding noise-cancelling mic, 40mm drivers, Dolby Headphone software
Antec TP-550C 550W: £60, Scan £10 off: 80 Plus Gold, dual +12V rails
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