True for this Name and its roots, Cyber Monday is a great day to buy computer parts. Whether you’re building a workstation from scratch or upgrading your existing PC, most of the parts you need are now available (unless you’re looking for a graphics card, that is).
What do you want to know
If you are not already familiar with how to make a PC for yourself, you can see our guide here. We won’t repeat too much here, but a good starting point is to use a site like PCPartPicker to make sure all the components you buy will work together.
We have a roundup of most of the components below that you need to build a PC from scratch, but it’s worth noting that graphics cards are uniquely difficult to find right now. Not only are the highest end graphics cards out of stock, some are in stock More Expensive now. If you’re looking to build a complete gaming PC, it may be a good idea to buy most of what you need now, but keep looking for graphics card deals.
Walmart, Newig ($ 185)
If you want to start a mid-range Intel-based PC, this motherboard is our pick as a starting point. It supports LGA 1200 socket type, DDR4 RAM and it comes with built-in Wi-Fi, which saves an extra card on your desktop.
Another Wi-Fi-enabled motherboard, this ASUS TUF gaming model similarly supports the LGA 1200 socket, which supports 10th and 11th generation Intel CPUs.
On the other hand, if you prefer an AMD processor এবং and there are many reasons to do so এই this motherboard supports AM4 sockets for those CPUs. You can get an extra $ 10 discount on this deal with a mail-in rebate, just be sure to file it.
Another AMD-centric motherboard, this ASRock B550 Phantom gaming board supports AM4 sockets, but in smaller mini ITX configurations. This is more ideal if you want to make a less heavy, relatively low cost PC.
This Core i7 is part of the 10th generation Intel CPU. It is compatible with a solid mid-range CPU, the LGA 1200 socket. This model does not come with its own heat sink, so you need to add one of them to your build.
Although this processor is a bit less powerful than the i7 above, it is part of the 11th generation Intel CPUs, Rocket Lake. It still uses the LGA 1200 socket, so you can put it on the same motherboard as our other Intel CPUs that feature it.
For a bit more power, this Core i9 CPU is part of Intel’s 11th generation, but still compatible with the LGA 1200 socket. Unlike the other CPUs above, it does not include heat sync in the package, but will help cover the discounts you will get on this processor.
Amazon, Newegg (MA 495 with code BCMAY22639)
On the AMD side of the market, this AMD Ryzen 95900X is a powerful processor (and, by benchmark, even more powerful than the Core i9 above) that works with the AM4 motherboard socket.
Newegg (use BCMAY22642 at checkout)
Near the bottom of the high-end range of AMD processors, the Ryzen 7 5700G is now $ 40 less if you use the somewhat awkward promo code BCMAY22642. This processor slots into the AM4 socket.
Newegg (use code 93XSD62), Walmart ($ 350)
This Ryzen 7 process has somewhat better performance bumps for a slightly higher price than the above 5700G. At NewEgg, you’ll need to use coupon code 93XSD62, but at Walmart it’s a flat $ 350 no code required.
Newegg (use NECYMTEN29 at checkout)
The pair adds up to a rather powerful 32GB of 168GB RAM stick 288-pin DDR4 memory. It should be more than enough to handle most daily tasks and even most games.
Newegg (Use code NECYMTEN29 at checkout)
If you don’t need enough RAM for heavy-duty work, this pair of 8GB sticks – for a total of 16GB – will have enough DDR4 RAM for light work.
Newegg (use promo code BCMAY22389)
Another pair of 8GB sticks — 16GB total, math fun — this set is basically the same as the top pair. So what makes it worth the extra money? Of course the RGB light made at the top.
Newegg (use promo code BFFRDY73)
Some of the more modern motherboards have a slot where you can pop in a compact PCIe SSD, which gives you huge speed advantage on your computer. This wide 2 terabyte drive can slot directly into that space, if you have one.
Amazon, Good shopping
Since SSD space can be expensive, the best way to upgrade speed without spending a ton of cash is to get a small SSD for your main drive and a large, slow drive for storing files. If you want to go that route, this 500 GB SSDT is cheap and still has plenty of space for Windows, as well as your most used apps and games.
This medium-sized tower case can hold an ATX-sized motherboard, with two 3.5-inch drive bays and a relatively stylish glass panel on the side. If you want to show RGB LEDs in your RAM.
Newegg (use promo code BCMAY22245)
For heavy-duty PC makers, this full-size ATX tower from Lian Li features four 3.5-inch drive bays, a tempered glass side panel and even more. Own RGB LED strip, if every element inside the case is not bright enough for you.
Newegg (use promo code BFCRTX8)
The Corsair ATX medium-sized tower case features tempered glass, two 3.5-inch drive bays, and a sturdy steel frame.
Power supply deal
NewEgg (use promo code BCMAY22662)
The primary concern with the power supply to your PC is going to be how much power all your other components are going to use. This power supply from Thermaltake can output 600W, which should be enough for most basic PCs, but if you are planning to do heavy duty work or gaming on it, you may want to start keeping an eye on the cost. You can get extra $ 10 discount from this power supply by mail in rebate form.
One step above the previous power supply, this cooler master model can output up to 750W on your machine. It doesn’t require any special mail-in rebates or anything else to get the full discount.
On the higher end of the power supply deals we’ve got, this Corsair supply can handle up to 850W, which should be enough for most gaming PCs, even if you have a really high-powered graphics card. If you can get your hands on one, that.
NZXT is a great barrier between buying a pre-built PC and building one yourself. This is one of our favorite options for buying a gaming PC, and right now the company is offering a 10 percent discount across the entire site.
Newegg (Use BCMAY22627 for 100 discount, file $ 150 rebate)
It’s a bit of a misnomer to call it a deal, since the retail price of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is 1,000. This is much more than that, because the demand for graphics cards is high and the supply is low. This is one of the best discounts we’ve seen in recent times when measuring the value of a particular card — and even requires a mail-in rebate for most discounts — but why is it better to find a graphics card that is almost as valuable as an object lesson? There may be alternatives.
For all the above CPUs that do not come with their own heat sink, this liquid cooling module can be a great option. It’s one of our favorite picks for system makers, and yes, it does come with a ton of RGB LEDs.