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The BEST Newegg Cyber Monday 2023 Deals on PC Hardware!

Newegg Cyber Monday 2023 sales! These are Logical Increments’ picks for the best Newegg Cyber Monday 2023 deals.

A while after Black Friday caught on, online retailers introduced Cyber Monday in order to get in on the action, with a focus on online shopping. Over time, it became established, and now Cyber Monday is basically just a second Black Friday that happens a few days later!

Newegg has been one of the most consistent sources for Cyber Monday sales on PC hardware, so we’ve focused on them and sifted through the thousands of offers they have up for the event. We narrowed down the choices to just this elite list of what we believe are the 50 best deals of the day. Some of these were Black Friday deals, so if you missed them then, this is your second chance! But there are also new deals here, exclusive to Cyber Monday.

This year’s Cyber Monday sales on Newegg include a good selection of cases, power supplies, and keyboards. The most outstanding discounts are for gaming screens, with some stellar options for really big discounts.

Please note: Some of 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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The 50 best Cyber Monday deals include this mechanical keyboard, slashed from $55 to $20.

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The BEST Newegg Black Friday 2023 Deals on PC Hardware!

Newegg Black Friday 2023 sales! These are Logical Increments’ picks for the best Newegg Black Friday 2023 deals.

Black Friday is the day where a large number of retailers all around the world have the biggest sales of the year. Newegg’s focus on PC hardware makes it one of the absolute best places to find deals for building a computer on Black Friday. We’ve sifted through hundreds of deals to bring you this list of the 45 best deals on PC components, across nearly every important component category. This year has solid deals for both CPUs and graphics cards, which has not happened in quite a while!

But that’s not all—some of the best discounts we found were actually on high-end power supplies and gaming screens. And you’ll find other computer parts discounted nicely in the list below, too.

Please note: Some of 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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Black Friday deals, like 20% off on this attractive gaming monitor, are here!

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What Logical Increments Tier is Required to Run the Most Popular Steam Games?

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(Information on Steam’s top games were gathered for this article from Steam Charts)

Back in January 2020, I crafted a neat little piece discussing the Logical Increments tier needed to enjoy each of the top games on Steam at the time. Fast forward to now, and oh, how the scene has shifted! Back around that period, we were seeing trade tariffs causing a good bump in prices for PC hardware​. As we ventured into late 2020, high demand meant the cost of PC parts kept climbing, and 2021 brought even higher prices—especially for graphics cards due to a cryptocurrency boom. Oh, and let’s not forget, the world was just getting acquainted with Covid-19, adding a whole new level of complexity to tech market dynamics through supply chain issues.

Now, at the tail end of 2023, with prices and availability having normalized in some (though not all) component categories, and just a week left until Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s about time we take a fresh look at what Logical Increments PC building tier you’d need to dive into the most popular Steam games today. Let’s see what changed in the last few years, and whether that ol’ system still has some life in it, or whether it might be worth a little upgrade. Stick around as we unpack the current gaming demands and discuss today’s tech landscape.

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The Raptor Lake (is Barely a) Refresh

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I am always excited by hardware launches! The feeling of fresh, new, unexpected hardware! Progressing technology, things getting faster, or cooler, or cheaper, or all three at the same time. It is wonderful, and it is a feeling I look forward to with each launch…

Intel just launched its Raptor Lake refresh CPUs, adding a (hopefully) fresh coat of paint and renewing its Raptor Lake lineup from last year.

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PC Parts are Headed in the Wrong Direction

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Fig. 1: Our prediction of the only graphics card nVidia will release in the year 2026 (projected MSRP: $20,000)

Greetings. This article was painful to write. Every section hurt, and every section gets progressively more painful. But the truth can hurt, so read on.

The consumer PC world is headed down a bad path:

There is a major focus by PC part manufacturers to produce extremely expensive and overpowered products, with the mid-tiers and the low-end being neglected. There might be no annihilation and havoc in the personal computer sector immediately, but most consumers are unhappy. If things continue as they are, normal PC buyers may choose to opt out, shrinking the market significantly. With fewer and fewer customers in the long-term, some component manufacturers may find themselves facing their own end-of-life.

Come walk with me, friendly reader, down memory lane, and I will show you how we ended up here… and where we might be going next.

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The BEST Newegg Black Friday 2022 Deals on PC Hardware!

Newegg Black Friday 2022 sales! These are Logical Increments’ picks for the best Newegg Black Friday 2022 deals.

Black Friday is the day where a large number of retailers all around the world have the biggest sales of the year. Newegg’s focus on PC hardware makes it one of the absolute best places to find deals for building a computer on Black Friday. We’ve sifted through thousands of deals to bring you this list of the 57 best deals on PC components across nearly every important component category. And, yes, if you act fast enough that they aren’t out-of-stock, there are worthwhile deals on graphics cards and CPUs this year!

But that’s not all—some of the best discounts we found were actually on cases, keyboards, and mice. And you’ll find other computer parts discounted nicely in the list below, too.

Please note: Some of 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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Intel 13th-gen CPUs: Revenge of the Raptor!

What a fantastic month it has been, with so much new hardware available! But what is this? It is Intel, who decided to add even more spice with their new Raptor Lake launch! Woohoo!

Potential CPU buyers had already had their options improved when AMD launched Zen 4 earlier this month, and from Intel’s timing, price, and performance, it is clear that this is a response. How good are the new choices from Intel?

Let us take a look.

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