As the 2022 Black Friday Sale Week begins, numerous OEMs and online retailers have started offering incredible discounts that only happen once a year. They offer excellent value for anyone looking to get into PC gaming for the first time, or someone looking for a cheap upgrade to their existing builds.
Additionally, these five offerings aren’t specific to a build with a specific frame rate goal in mind. The following offers are worth buying only because they offer great value for anyone who wanted to buy them but were turned away due to higher prices.
This article dives into five of the best gaming PC deals that are just too good to ignore this 2022 Black Friday Sale.
5 gaming PC deals worth checking out for this Black Friday sale
1) AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core AM4 desktop processor (for $147.99 at Newegg)
If ever there was a CPU that was highly recommended not only in budget builds but also in the premium mid-range category, it was the Ryzen 5 5600X. Based on AMD’s Zen 3 architecture, this processor matched Intel’s offering at a significantly lower price point.
Its modern architecture also allowed the processor to consume no more than 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power), which was unrivaled in this segment. Because it’s a 6-core processor with 12 multitasking threads, this CPU is a versatile contender for almost any task that’s thrown at it.
In addition, RYZEN 5 5600X comes with Uncharted Bundle included on Newegg. Don’t miss out on this Black Friday sale.
2) Gigabyte G24F 2 24″ SS IPS 1080p 165Hz 1ms Monitor (for $149.99 at Newegg)
1080p is still the most popular resolution choice for gaming, and there’s a good reason for that. They’re significantly cheaper than 4K and 1440p monitors, with some compromising on detail compared to the other two.
Gigabyte has had good discounts on Black Friday sales in the past. With G24F, they give you a 165Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time, all wrapped in a color-accurate IPS panel that offers 95% DCI-P3 and 125% sRGB color accuracy. The display can appear oversaturated with 125% sRGB, but this can be slightly reduced in the settings.
In terms of connectivity, the monitor offers HDMI 2.0 ports and DisplayPort 1.2, which provide enough bandwidth for 1080p at up to 240Hz and 144Hz respectively.
3) MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 (for $539.99 at Newegg)
The RTX 3070 was inflated in price shortly after its launch. However, the card struck a good balance between 1080p and 1440p gaming. Gamers who want to run competitive games at high frame rates and don’t mind playing at 1080p resolution can easily expect this card to overwhelm any game at the same resolution.
The card is also more than capable of running games at 1440p. With triple fans and 8GB of video memory, it doesn’t run hot and has enough room to also crank secondary settings like shadow quality to maximum.
At $539, the card is the lowest it’s been in 30 days, making it a great value in this Black Friday deal.
4) SAMSUNG 870 EVO Series 2.5-inch 1TB SATA III V-NAND Internal SSD (for $79.55 at Newegg)
Nowadays, a magnetic hard drive is never optimal for the overall performance of a PC. With newer and more demanding games and applications, it’s only logical to assume that older hard drives can’t keep up with the bandwidth demands. For this reason, all builds recommend an SSD, if not an NVMe drive, as a bare minimum.
Samsung’s Evo 870 offers good read and write speeds, making an HDD feel dated, while not lagging significantly behind an NVMe drive in performance. At $79.55, this SSD is one of the lowest prices. It also offers a noticeable increase in performance over traditional drives. Therefore, it is an excellent offer for this Black Friday sale.
5) G.SKILL Ripjaws V-Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (for $89.78)
One of the best selling RAMs, the G.Skill Ripjaw is available for a discount on Newegg. Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of the most important aspects in determining a game’s frame rate. Hence, it is necessary to get yourself a good pair of RAM sticks.
The CAS latency for these RAMs is 16, which is considered good for gaming. With 32GB of RAM, your build is also future-proof. With most AM4 motherboards and processors supporting a 3200MHz frequency, compatibility is not an issue and as such this offer is well worth considering for this Black Friday sale.
The above five parts have been chosen from a wide range of PC components that are essential to a good build. While there are still many factors to consider when building a PC or even upgrading it, the Black Friday Sale not only provides motivation but also an opportunity to get started.