With so many PC hardware deals during Black Friday, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to put together to get the best gaming PC for the least money. So, we have put together two Black Friday gaming builds (one for $605 and one for $1,132) that capitalize on some of the best Black Friday deals of 2016.
And now, the builds:
$605 Max 1080p Gamer Build (Save $190 via Black Friday sales)
For those with mid-range budgets, this will handle any game smoothly at 1080p with settings maxed out. Serious value here.
GTX 1060 3GB, $170 (normally $200)
The GTX 1060 3GB is an excellent value to max out graphically demanding games at 1080p (and most at 1440p). This EVGA card is compact, and is on a nice sale.
i3-6100, $105 (normally $120)
Even though the i3-6100 is only a dual core, it is hyperthreaded and powerful enough to keep up with the GTX 1060 3GB in current games.
BeQuiet Pure Rock Slim, $15 (normally $25)
The Pure Rock Slim is very quiet, and will keep the CPU much cooler than the stock heatsink.
ASRock Z170 Pro4S, $60 (normally $90)
The ASRock Z170 Pro4S is nice value motherboard at its normal price. At this price, it’s a great deal. It supports overclocking unlocked i5s or i7s, for future upgrade potential.
Good, cheap DDR4 RAM. The single stick gives you room to upgrade later.
250GB SK Hynix SL308 SSD, $60 (normally $70)
A high performance SATA SSD for a nice price. Beats most other value SSDs in performance.
2TB Seagate, $60 after promo code ESCFFGG34 (normally $70)
Inexpensive storage. Get more or less depending on your needs.
Corsair CS-M 650, $50 (normally $100)
A good quality, quiet, gold efficiency modular power supply.
Rosewill Blackhawk, $40 after $20 rebate (normally $70)
A roomy case with lots of airflow. A great deal for $40.
Grand Total: $605
$1,122 1440p/VR Super Gamer Build (Save $232 via Black Friday sales)
This build will max out current games at 2560 x 1440 resolution, and will handle VR very well. It also includes a lot of upgrade potential, and high quality parts that will last many years. The parts chosen are high-performance, but not so high that the price increases exponentially. It will also look really nice, with a black and white color scheme.
MSI GTX 1070, $380 after rebate (normally $420)
A very nice GTX 1070 with a high quality heatsink. This will run cool and quiet, or allow you a good amount of overclocking. Customizable RGB lighting. Just make sure you use the $20 rebate!
Intel i5-6600K, $220 (normally $235)
All the gaming power any game needs. The i7-6700K is a little faster, but only a little.
Cryorig H7, $30 (normally $35)
A nice heatsink and a great value at $30. Plenty of cooling power to keep an i5-6600K cool while remaining nearly silent.
MSI Z170A SLI, $90 after $10 rebate (normally $130)
A full featured, aesthetically pleasing Z170 motherboard. Supports overclocking the i5-6600K, if you’re feeling adventurous. 12 Phase power, M.2 PCIe SSD support, and space for a second GTX 1070 if you want to upgrade in the future.
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4-3000, $80 (normally $95)
High speed, high capacity, low price.
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, $130 (normally $150)
3TB Toshiba P300, $70 (normally $100) after promo code BFFLYER05
Plenty of inexpensive storage. Quiet. Feel free to get a larger drive if you want more space, or don’t buy it if you don’t need the space.
Corsair RM750X, $70 (normally $120) after promo code EMCFFGJ36 and $25 rebate
A very high quality power supply. Usually silent, quite efficient, and extremely stable. More than enough power for this build. Would support future CPU upgrades or even a second GTX 1070.
Such a gorgeous case. This build is mostly color coordinated with it, too. It’s going to look good. The S340 is also available in Black, if you don’t like that much white.
Grand Total: $1,122