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We're searching for the best Black Friday deals on graphics cards, CPUs, RAM and more, and will update this story as we find them.

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It can feel daunting having to sort through thousands of deals on PC components and pick the one or two actually worth buying. I also can't be alone in searching for something on Black Friday but not knowing exactly what it is I'm looking for. If you're in the same boat right now, I'll do my best to help you out with a collection of PC upgrade deals—hand-picked by yours truly.

Below you'll find a selection of deals on the latest PC components that I personally feel worth highlighting. It's a trimmed down list, and even more selective than our best Black Friday PC gaming deals (opens in new tab) roundup. That said, we're curating, not collecting, deals this Black Friday weekend and on into Cyber Monday (opens in new tab). That means we're intent on only showing you those deals actually worth buying anywhere on PC Gamer.

It's a great time to buy an upgrade for your PC. That's especially true if you're looking to expand your storage with a speedy new SSD or buy a bigger, better RAM kit.

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Gigabyte Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,635MHz boost | $299.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,635MHz boost | $299.99 $259.99 at Newegg (save $40 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
This doesn't sound like such a crazy price from the Newegg listing, but trust me, it's one the best we've seen in, literally, years. The original version of this card launched for $379, competing with the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060. Today, the slightly faster RX 6650 XT version is less than the price of most RTX 3050s. Let that sink in for a moment. And it's a triple-fan cooler from a trusted manufacturer.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X | 16-core | 32-thread | Other Ryzen 7000-series also on sale | $799 $554 at Amazon (save $245) (opens in new tab)
If you're wanting to build a new hotness AMD Ryzen PC, jumping in one of these CPU deals is a great way to start. Just make sure you've scoped out everything else you need to go with it, mostly an AM5 motherboard and DDR5 RAM. It also sounds like these Zen 4 prices won't stick around forever, so if you're interested then now's the time to pull the trigger.

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WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s writes | $134.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s writes | $134.99 $124.99 at Newegg (save $10) (opens in new tab)
The updated SN850X isn't hugely different from the non-X version, but it does have a slightly different SanDisk controller and slightly higher performance. The big thing though is that it runs much cooler, so you don't really need a heatsinked version. It's also cheaper than the older drive right now, too.

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Teamgroup T-Force Vulcan | DDR4 | 16GB (2x8GB) | 3,200MHz | CL16 | $52.99 (opens in new tab)

Teamgroup T-Force Vulcan | DDR4 | 16GB (2x8GB) | 3,200MHz | CL16 | $52.99 $42.99 at Amazon (save $10) (opens in new tab)
It might not look like a major saving but even $6 off a $53 kit is money well saved. It seems like only yesterday kits like this were selling for double, even triple, this price. The best bit is this sort of kit is universally good for any DDR4 machine, be it powered by an Intel CPU or an AMD one. Sure there are faster kits, but this 3,200MHz one will allow your CPU to work at a great pace.

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ASRock RX 6800 XT Phantom | 16GB GDDR6 | 4,608 shaders | 2,310MHz Boost | $639.99 (opens in new tab)

ASRock RX 6800 XT Phantom | 16GB GDDR6 | 4,608 shaders | 2,310MHz Boost | $639.99 $514.99 at Newegg (save $125 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
When they first launched, the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT went head-to-head and could barely be separated. That means, so long as ray tracing isn't right at the top of your must-have list (it really shouldn't be) then opting for the cheaper AMD card is possibly the smarter choice. This ASRock RX 6800XT is now back in stock again at Newegg with a further $20 rebate taking it to just a shade over $500.

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MSI Mech RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,669MHz | $324.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mech RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,669MHz | $324.99 $249.99 at Newegg (save $75 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
Again, the smart money is buying AMD graphics cards at the low end of the GPU market. The RX 6650 XT is essentially a new and improved version of the RX 6600 XT, which is both cheaper and faster than the RTX 3060, despite losing out on the memory front. Don't be fooled by that 12GB vs. 8GB thing. And you're not going to get a more powerful card for under $250.

GPU hierarchy

If you're struggling at all figuring out where the different graphics cards stack up against each other, we've put together a handy rough guide to GPU hierarchy (opens in new tab) over the last generation or so of cards. It's crafted around our own 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark figures, or the average score taken from UL's own database for older cards we don't have up to date testing for.

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Super Flower Leadex Platinum SE | 1200W | 80+ Platinum | Modular | 10-year warranty | $349.99 (opens in new tab)

Super Flower Leadex Platinum SE | 1200W | 80+ Platinum | Modular | 10-year warranty | $349.99 $189.99 at Newegg (save $160) (opens in new tab)
If you don't know Super Flower, it's the brand that used to power a lot of high-end, recommendation-worthy power supplies from EVGA. Nowadays they're pushing more of their own brand in the US, and this is a high capacity, high efficiency PSU worth investing in for today's powerful GPUs. The only thing is it doesn't support ATX 3.0 for the new 12VHPWR connector, but for the price we can overlook that.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | Eight-core | 16-thread | 4.7GHz | Zen 3 | $449 (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | Eight-core | 16-thread | 4.7GHz | Zen 3 | $449 $234.08 at Amazon (save $214.92) (opens in new tab)
It might be a generation old now, but this is still one of the best CPUs money can buy. And you needn't spend a whole lot on the Ryzen 7 5800X anymore. With this tasty discount it's going for less than the cost of a Ryzen 5 5600X at launch, yet you'll net yourself eight speedy Zen 3 cores to throw at gaming and more. Sure, the new Zen 4 chips have had their own price cut, but they require a whole new motherboard and memory combo to go with a new CPU. The 5800X will slot into almost any existing AM3 setup, and there are a whole lot of those out there that could do with an upgrade.

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NZXT H1 Version 2 | Mini-ITX chassis | 750W SFX PSU | 140mm AIO cooler | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

NZXT H1 Version 2 | Mini-ITX chassis | 750W SFX PSU | 140mm AIO cooler | $399.99 $199.99 at Amazon (save $200) (opens in new tab)
The 'Version 2' up there in the specs is the important bit, as it denotes this is the mini-ITX chassis that doesn't present a fire risk. The previous one did, but this stellar case is the perfect base for any small form factor build. It comes with a powerful mini PSU, a full bespoke 140mm water cooler for the CPU, and is a joy to build in. My office machine currently resides in one of these happily running an RX 6800 XT GPU. You'd struggle to find an equivalent SFX PSU at this price, let alone this sort of setup. Genuine bargain for any small form factor builder.

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SK hynix Platinum P41 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s reads | 6,500MB/s writes | $259.99 (opens in new tab)

SK hynix Platinum P41 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s reads | 6,500MB/s writes | $259.99 $169.99.99 at Amazon (save $90) (opens in new tab)
This deal on this impressive SK Hynix Platinum P41 might be the cheapest 2TB PCIe 4.0 we've found far. It's a fine SSD with excellent performance. At $169.99, you won't find a faster SSD at this price. 

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XFX RX 6700 XT Speedster SWFT309 | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz Boost | $519.99 (opens in new tab)

XFX RX 6700 XT Speedster SWFT309 | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz Boost | $519.99 $349.99 at Amazon (save $170) (opens in new tab)
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This card has dropped another $60 for Black Friday, and that makes it the cheapest we've seen the RX 6700 XT drop to so far. It's a genuine upgrade over the standard RX 6700, and I'd happily take this over the RX 6750 XT and save some cash.

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MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,618MHz | $549.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,618MHz | $549.99 $369.99 at Newegg (save $180 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
We wouldn't normally be recommending the RX 6750 XT, after all it was the only RX 6x50 card that didn't make a lick of sense. It was only a slightly faster version of the RX 6700 XT but for a chunk more cash. This one, however, is a slightly faster version for a chunk less cash. And if you want a frame of reference from the last gen, it performs at a similar level to the RTX 2080 Ti. A former $1,200 GPU.

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MSI Mech RX 6600 | 8GB | 1,762 shaders | 2,491MHz Boost | $279.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mech RX 6600 | 8GB | 1,762 shaders | 2,491MHz Boost | $279.99 $189.99 at Newegg (save $90) (opens in new tab)
MODERN GRAPHICS CARD UNDER $200 ALERT! Yes, it's finally happened, a proper modern 1080p GPU dropping below the magic $200 mark and one that's not far off the performance of graphics cards that are twice the price. The RX 6600 is the current budget darling, and is only a shade off the performance of the RTX 3060 in standard rasterized gaming.

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AMD Ryzen 5 7600X | 6 core 12 thread CPU| 5.3GHz | Zen 4 | $299.00 $248.99 at Amazon (save $50.01) (opens in new tab)
Do you need any more CPU for gaming than the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X? Almost certainly not. With six Zen 4 cores running at fully 5.3GHz, it's got all the number crunching grunt you need for high frame rates. Very few games will benefit from a CPU with a high core count. So, why spend more?

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Corsair Vengeance | DDR5 | 32GB (2x 16GB) | 5,600MHz | CL36 | $224.99 (opens in new tab)

Corsair Vengeance | DDR5 | 32GB (2x 16GB) | 5,600MHz | CL36 | $224.99 $144.99 at Amazon (save $80) (opens in new tab)
If you've just bought one of Intel's latest 12th/13th Gen chips, or AMD's Ryzen 7000-series, you could pick a motherboard with support for the latest memory tech, DDR5. These offer better bandwidth for lower voltage than most DDR4 kits, but admittedly the gains for gaming are fairly slim. Still, if you're committed to a high-end build, this Vengeance RAM kit will see you right.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | Eight-core | 16-thread | 4.7GHz | Zen 3 | $449 (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | Eight-core | 16-thread | 4.7GHz | Zen 3 | $449 $229 at Amazon (save $220) (opens in new tab)
It might be a generation old now, but this is still one of the best CPUs money can buy. And you needn't spend a whole lot on the Ryzen 7 5800X anymore. With this tasty discount it's going for less than the cost of a Ryzen 5 5600X at launch, yet you'll net yourself eight speedy Zen 3 cores to throw at gaming and more.

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Gigabyte B550I | Mini-ITX | B550 | Wi-Fi 6| $209.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte B550I | Mini-ITX | B550 | Wi-Fi 6| $209.99 $199.99 (save $10) (opens in new tab)
So, it's not an amazing discount, but if you want a good mini-ITX motherboard, Gigabyte makes 'em. This has all the good stuff you need, with a pair of NVMe PCIe 4.0 slots, Wi-Fi 6, and support for AMD's latest AM4 processors. 

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NZXT H1 Version 2 | Mini-ITX chassis | 750W SFX PSU | 140mm AIO cooler | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

NZXT H1 Version 2 | Mini-ITX chassis | 750W SFX PSU | 140mm AIO cooler | $399.99 $199.99 at NZXT (save $200) (opens in new tab)
The 'Version 2' up there in the specs is the important bit, as it denotes this is the mini-ITX chassis that doesn't present a fire risk. The previous one did, but this stellar case is the perfect base for any small form factor build. It comes with a powerful mini PSU, a full bespoke 140mm water cooler for the CPU, and is a joy to build in. My office machine currently resides in one of these happily running an RX 6800 XT GPU. You'd struggle to find an equivalent SFX PSU at this price, let alone this sort of setup. Genuine bargain for any small form factor builder.

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Corsair 4000D | ATX | Mid Tower | $104.99 (opens in new tab)

Corsair 4000D | ATX | Mid Tower | $104.99 $89.99 at Newegg (save $15) (opens in new tab)
Built into this case before and it's a dream to build in. My own PC is also stuffed inside the slightly larger 5000T, so you could say I'm a fan of the style. This case also used to house one of our PC Gamer test rigs (not a test bench, but a pre-built rig for testing certain games). There are absolutely cheaper cases out there, so you could save some cash here, but I'm a proponent of at least making your PC look the part.

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Super Flower Leadex III | 750W | 80+ Gold | Modular | 10-year warranty | $129.99 (opens in new tab)

Super Flower Leadex III | 750W | 80+ Gold | Modular | 10-year warranty | $129.99 $89.99 at Newegg (save $40) (opens in new tab)
Super Flower have been making excellent PSUs for years, but you might now only be really noticing them all over the place as they've started to really push their own brand items in the US more recently. This 750W PSU leaves a little room to grow if you want to upgrade your GPU down the line, and it's also fully modular which makes installation and a tidy build much easier.

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G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB (opens in new tab)

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB | DDR5 | 32GB (2x16GB) | 6,000MHz | CL36 | $209.99 $189.99 at Amazon (save $20) (opens in new tab)
This is probably the DDR5 kit I'd actually buy right now. Yes, it's partially because I'm a sucker for flashing lights needlessly stuck to my PC components, but also because it's a darn quick kit with a decent CAS latency in the mid-30s.

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G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB (opens in new tab)

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB | DDR5 | 32GB (2x16GB) | 6,400MHz | CL32 | $249.99 $219.99 at Amazon (save $30) (opens in new tab)
G.Skill have been really pushing their DDR5 RAM kits. This isn't quite one of the company's sub-30 CAS latency kits, but it's pretty darn close. And with a speedy 6,400MHz effective clock it's definitely the choice of high-end gaming systems with some budget to spare on performance.

The SN850X is even cheaper than it was earlier. It's our favorite SSD for gaming (opens in new tab) and it's at its lowest price ever. There's no excuse not to pick it up if you've found yourself managing game installs or finally want to live the fast-loading SSD life.

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WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s writes | $134.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK SN850X | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s writes | $134.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $35) (opens in new tab)
The updated SN850X isn't hugely different from the non-X version, but it has a slightly different SanDisk controller and higher performance. The big thing, though, is that it runs much cooler, so you don't really need a heatsinked version. It's also cheaper than the older drive right now, too.