Whether you're looking to improve your current PC build or put one together from scratch, a good power supply unit (PSU) is extremely important to add to your list. Luckily, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on the horizon, you don't have to go far to find a good deal for some of the heavy-hitters out there in the PSU world.
Typically, the most ubiquitous deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday encompass games and other peripherals like mice, keyboards, and headsets, but you can still find a decent selection of power supplies out there, too, if you look hard enough. Retailers like Newegg, Amazon, and even Walmart ere some of the best places to check.
If you've added a power supply to your "to-buy" list, here's what you can expect from 2018's cavalcade of deals, sales, and bargains on the horizon in terms of power supplies based on what we've seen in the past year or so.
What to expect from power supply deals on Black Friday/Cyber Monday
Last year, there was a veritable cornucopia of different deals on power supplies, centralized mainly at Newegg and Amazon. Both retailers offered a series of decent deals on brands ranging from Corsair to EVGA, with Thermaltake and Seasonic sprinkled in for good measure. Newegg's deals heavily relied on rebates, while Amazon's deals were simply percentages off the normal price.
It's safe to say we'll likely see the same varied deals for 2018, as both retailers continue to offer similar prices year after year during their Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, as you can see from 2016 as well as 2017. There should be a decent selection of PSUs with varying wattage and modular and non-modular options that you can choose from depending on your prowess with putting together your own computer builds. No matter your preference, this year should be chock-full of similarly attractive offers as well.
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday power supply deals from last year
Corsair RM850X 850W - 80 Plus Gold, Modular: The RM series from Corsair is fully modular and comes with a 80 Plus Gold certification. At 850W, this model provides more than enough juice for most builds, including some SLI systems. Last year it was on sale for $90 (after rebate), a savings of $60.
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W - 80 Plus Gold: For the RGB enthusiasts that must have absolutely everything RGB, Thermaltake has you covered. It was on sale for $90 (after rebate) last year, a savings of $30.