When it comes to finding sales on PC hardware, Black Friday always marks the beginning of the absolute best of them. Whether you’re looking for a new CPU, a new GPU, or something else, you’ll almost never find better deals than you will right now.
To that end, here’s a list of the best deals I’ve found on both CPUs and GPUs for Black Friday 2019.
Update: As Black Friday is now over, the deals on this page are (probably) no longer valid.
Best Black Friday GPU sales
PNY RTX 2080 Ti 11GB XLR8: When it comes to picking up an RTX 2080 Ti, they’ll generally run you upwards of $1200. But, right now you can pick up PNY’s RTX 2080 Ti XLR8 for quite a bit less than that thanks to Black Friday. For connectivity, it’s bringing you 3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, and 1x USB Type-C. Unfortunately, it’s not boasting any RGB lighting. At over 12-inches long and packing 3 fans for cooling, the XLR8 is definitely a big GPU, so make sure it’ll fit in your case. If 4K is your goal, the RTX 2080 Ti is the undeniable best choice.
ASUS RTX 2080 Super 8G EVO: While it’s definitely not the highest-end option, ASUS’s RTX 2080 Super 8G EVO is an awesome deal for a 2080S. It’s not boasting any major RGB lighting – there’s a bit – nor does it have the sleekest design. But, at the end of the day, it’s an RTX 2080 Super and that’s what counts. For connectivity, it’s loaded with 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI. Being just 10-inches long and 2.5-slots tall, this card will fit in all but the smallest cases.
EVGA RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming: With rebates considered, EVGA’s RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming is the cheapest RTX 2080S you can get this Black Friday. Over at Newegg, they’re currently offering a $20 rebate card which brings the price down from $689 to $669. Its design is fairly basic in terms of modern GPUs and it does not feature any RGB lighting. It’s giving you 3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, and 1x USB Type-C for connectivity. Being a 2-fan card, its smaller profile (10.62″) can fit in most cases with ease.
XFX RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra: One of the most impressive GPUs of the year has definitely been AMD’s RX 5700 XT. XFX’s Thicc III Ultra variant is right up there with the best and when you consider pricing it’s hard to even consider other options. It’s also one of the most unique looking cards released this year with a matte black finish, round edges everywhere, and plenty of chrome-like accenting – it’s more reminiscent of a classic car than a typical GPU. As far as connectivity goes, you’re getting 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI. This card is a little longer at 12.4-inches, so make sure your case has enough room.
MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G: The GTX 1660 Ti is an all-around solid graphics card for 1080p gaming. It’s more than capable of handling (mostly) anything you throw at it while putting out 60fps. MSI’s Gaming X 6G is, in my opinion, one of the absolute best-looking options with its hyper-sleek design and clean, not excessive, RGB lighting. It also happens to be one of the top performers, so that’s a bonus. Not only that, it’s one of the few options on sale this Black Friday. It’s giving you 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI in regards to connectivity. It features a very compact, sub 10-inch (9.72″) design that will fit in practically any case.
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 590: Okay, so the RX 590 isn’t the newest GPU on the market. But, it’s definitely not the oldest. Released in late 2018, the RX 590 was effectively the successor to the RX 580. It’s faster, but not by a huge margin. Today, the RX 590 makes for a great 1080p gaming GPU. This one from PowerColor is one of the few on sale for around the price of an RX 580. In terms of connectivity, it’s giving you 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, and 1x DVI. It’s fairly compact at just 10.04-inches long and will fit in almost any case.
Best Black Friday CPU sales
The bulk of the best deals on CPUs this year are coming from AMD’s lineup. Intel does have a few CPUs on sale, like their i5 9600K, but that’s about it. It’s nothing compared to what AMD has on offer this year, and you’ll see that below.
AMD R7 2700X: The absolute best deal on a CPU this year (if you’re a gamer) is found on the R7 2700X at Amazon. You’re saving about 50% on the regular price which is a HUGE difference. If you’re trying to build a gaming desktop on a limited budget, this sale opens the door for a MASSIVE upgrade to what your options would have been. The unlocked 4.3GHz 8-core/16-thread R7 2700X is quite comparable to the new R5 3600 in terms of performance when gaming.
AMD R5 2600X: The next best deal is undeniably the R5 2600X. Right now, you’re saving about 20% which brings the price down to that of an R3. That’s an insane deal and opens the door for some very powerful budget builds. Although the R5 2600X isn’t quite as powerful as the newer R5 3600, it’s really not that far off. The R5 2600X is a 4.2GHz 6-core/12-thread CPU with full overclocking capabilities. When you consider the current price differences with the Black Friday sales, it’s hard to even consider the 3600.
AMD Threadripper 1920X: While it’s not necessarily a gaming CPU, AMD’s Threadripper lineup makes for top-level workstation builds. Right now, the 4GHz 12-core/24-thread 1920X is on sale for less than the price of a typical Intel i7. You’re saving just shy of 40% which is absolutely massive with an MSRP of $399. If you’re trying to build a solid workstation without obliterating your wallet, this is an incredible CPU option. These CPUs support quad-channel DDR4 RAM configurations as well as packing a whopping 38MB of its own cache memory.