Posts in Category: hardware sales

Buying Used PC Hardware: A Beginner’s Guide

Beginner's Guide to Used Hardware

If you’re close to the ‘Destitute’ level on our main chart—or even within spitting distance—new hardware prices can seem insurmountable. But what if you didn’t have to pinch pennies waiting for a sale? What if you could have a powerful—if slightly dated—system for a fraction of the cost?

Thankfully for you, there’s a surprisingly huge market for used hardware online! eBay is obvious, but forums like /r/hardwareswap are tight-knit, self-policing communities of enthusiasts eager to swap silicon. It’s also quite safe: PayPal is the most popular payment method, with their Goods and Services option offering buyer protection in the event of fraud.

That being said, not all used components age as gracefully as others. We’ve created this guide so you can shop wisely.

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Our Picks of the Best 2018 Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals on PC hardware

We’ve spent many hours and sleepless nights going through the best PC hardware deals from Newegg, Amazon, and others for Cyber Monday and Black Friday:

Newegg’s Cyber Monday Deals – We’ve gone through every single deal on Newegg for Cyber Monday (all roughly 3600 of them), and narrowed them down to our 77 top recommended discounts.

Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals – Just like on Black Friday, Amazon’s offerings pale in comparison to Newegg, but there are a few promising offers here.

3 Cyber Monday PC Builds – Three full example PC builds (for $525, $1260, or $3260) using only parts discounted for Cyber Monday.

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Five Great Deals on Gaming PC Components Right Now

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The market for PC components has been a wild ride in recent years. With the cryptocurrency craze driving component prices through the roof throughout most of 2017 and 2018, PC building took a hit and left enthusiasts seriously considering prebuilts (shudder).

But the crypto bubble has popped and other market influences are pushing prices down – for now. Prices for GPUs, the core components gobbled up by cryptocurrency miners, have generally come back down to MSRP, and after a supply shortage that drove up prices, RAM is finally sinking to around 2016 levels. Add to that a diverse market of storage options (HDD, SSD and the newer M.2 drives), as well as other supply improvements that are driving down prices, and you have significantly reduced costs for building a PC.

How long will it last? The latest generation of high-end Nvidia GPUs might be experiencing a string of card failures and low supply is nudging prices up. Meanwhile, US tariffs are pushing some manufacturers to raise prices. The time might be right to start building a PC—or begin looking for an upgrade.   

We’ve put together a list of some PC components that provide great value going into the holiday season:

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Christmas 2017 PC Hardware Buying Guide: What to Know

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Christmas is just around the corner, and incredible sales are undoubtedly coming. If you haven’t been following the PC building scene for the past year or two, then some things may seem daunting at first. For instance: What’s up with crazy high RAM prices? And why are some CPUs and graphics cards out of stock?

If you’re planning to build a new PC this Christmas, then there are some important things to know about. Consider this your Christmas 2017 PC hardware shopping guide.

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Newegg’s Cyber Monday 2017 Deals – Cases

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Newegg’s 2017 Cyber Monday Case deals! Elementary, my dear Watson? No, not even Sherlock Holmes’ Casebook has a collection as fine as this! Small cases, big cases, cases as big as a house. Cases with windows, cases with doors, cases with 500 LEDs. All you have to do now is pick one with you preferred colour scheme.

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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Newegg’s Cyber Monday 2017 Deals

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Black Friday has come and gone, and the shopping madness has abated… or has it? Well, computer enthusiasts knows that for PC parts, a second round of deals is available on Cyber Monday, the Monday immediately following Black Friday. This year’s Cyber Monday has some spectacular deals, many of them even better than the Black Friday deals! Happy shopping!

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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