If you’re looking for some of the best deals on PC hardware this Black Friday, we’ve got you covered. While November is still a few months away, we’ll be updating this article frequently to make sure you always know the biggest and best holiday deals for your PC and computing needs. You’ll be able to find everything from mice, keyboards and other accessories, to video cards and more right here. For now, take a look at how you can prepare for the big event, and check out some retail links that should hold you over until Thanksgiving.
What Deals to Expect
If you’re reading this article it probably means you own or plan on picking up a gaming PC rig this holiday. It also means you’re probably looking for the biggest and best PC deals on Black Friday. Let’s get right to the deals with these links that will probably change as we get closer to Black Friday, but for now you can start finding deals at the online retailers linked below.
How to Prepare for Black Friday
Black Friday takes place on November 25, 2016 and looks to be one of the biggest shopping days in recent history. To make sure you’re ready for the big day, your first order of business should be to determine what it is you want to purchase this holiday. Are you in the market for a new monitor to take advantage of the 4K output of a high-end gaming PC? Perhaps you’re just in the market for a new video game to improve your existing gaming PC.
Whatever you need, make a list now and add to it as you come up with more items you want to buy. Once you have a decent list, start adding the costs of those items. It’s good to not only know what you want to buy, but also know how much you’ll be saving. If you can get an Nvidia 1080 for 50 dollars off, that’s a decent deal but not as good as a 980ti for 350 dollars. The amount you’re saving should heavily influence what you buy on Black Friday.
It’s also important to have a budget planned out in advance. Save money every month between now and November, then plan out exactly how much you can spend and still be okay. Don’t spend everything you have. Instead, set a few different limits. Let’s say you have 500 dollars saved up for Black Friday. Set your first limit at 350 dollars. Once you reach that limit, evaluate what you’ve purchased. Do you have a good haul or are you still missing a lot of items? If you’ve got a good haul already, save the extra 150 dollars for shopping later on down the line. Even if you don’t have everything you want, can you get everything by spending only 150 more dollars? If not, it may still be best to stop at 350.
Be sure to check out our PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Black Friday deals to pick up a second console or maybe even shop for a friend.