Hopefully, if you’re reading this, you are full of Thanksgiving food and glad that you’re not a Detroit Lions fans (like I am). If your mind is now drifting to thoughts of spending money on gifts for yourself or the PC gamer in your life, I’m here to help with a guide to some of the standout deals that are either on now or coming up soon.

Let’s dive right into the guide. Keep in mind that it’s unlikely that you’ll get a discount on every PC component for a new from-scratch build. Instead, this is a chance to pick up one or two components to upgrade or while you wait for deals at other times of the year for everything else.

GPU deals

The 1080p60 champ from AMD

MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X 8G

Price: $280 (after $20 rebate card)
Where:Newegg
When: Right now

The RX 580 has enough power to render most games at 1080p and 60 frames per second. It even has enough horsepower to take advantage of a 144Hz display with a lot of online multiplayer games.

A more power efficient 1080p60 card from Nvidia

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Price: $260 (after $20 rebate card)
Where: Newegg
When: Right now

The GTX1060 is equivalent to an RX 580, but it’s less expensive and uses less power.

One of the best performance-to-dollar GPUs you can buy

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC Edition

Price: $190 (after $20 rebate card)
Where: Newegg
When: Right now

While the RX 580 rarely struggles to hit 60 frames per second at high settings in most games, the RX 570 may require you to turn down the most extreme graphical features, like shadow detail. This is a great deal for an already aggressively priced card.

Computer case deals

A quiet, easy to manage ATX midtower

Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent

Price: $80
Where: Newegg
When: Right now

This is the case I use because it is so quiet, thanks to its three large integrated fans.

A compact ATX midtower case with a view

Fractal Design Define C TG Black

Price: $80
Where: Newegg
When: Right now

This case is slimmer than the R5, but it also has a huge viewing window on its left side that enables you to show off any RGB lighting you’re thinking about popping into your PC.

CPU/mobo deals

An Intel CPU and motherboard ideal for gaming

Intel Core i5-7400 and Gigabyte B250M motherboard

Price: $188
Where: Frys
When: Deal is in stores on Friday

Intel’s Core i5 chips have been providing gamers with a go-to solution for solid performance for years, and the i5-7400 will deliver great performance on almost any modern game.

An AMD alternative that is great for gaming and imaging/video processing

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and MSI B350M motherboard
Price: 
$189
Where: Frys
When: Deal is in stores on Friday

AMD is finally competing with Intel’s Core i5 when it comes to gaming performance-to-dollar, but this chip is also a champ when it comes to video and imaging programs like Adobe Premiere or Photoshop.

Monitor deals

A great 144Hz 1080p display for AMD GPUs

ViewSonic XG2401
Price: 
$208
Where: Amazon
When: Right now

This Freesync display can take advantage of the most advanced features of AMD’s Radeon cards with support for 144 frames per second. It’s an ideal match for that RX 580 deal above.

A big discount on one of the best 4K gaming monitors

Dell UltraHD 4K P2715Q 27-inch LED monitor
Price: 
$400
Where: Amazon
When: Right now

This display started at $700, and it was easy to recommend at that price. Now, at $400, you shouldn’t pass it up if you are looking to upgrade to a 4K monitor for under $500.

Keyboards, mice, memory, and more

16GB of fast memory

G.Skill TridentZ RGB Series 16GB DDR4 3200 RAM

Price: $190
Where: Newegg
When: Right now

This isn’t the fastest memory on the market right now, but it’s a step up from some of the cheaper options. It will enable you to get the most from upgrading to the most recent CPUs.

A durable mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches

Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Price: $88 (after $30 rebate)
Where: Amazon
When: Right now

This is an $80 discount on a solid gaming keyboard that uses the prefered mechanical switches for gaming.

The best mouse for gaming

Razer DeathAdder Elite

Price: $88 (after $30 rebate)
Where: Amazon
When: Right now

Razer’s DeathAdder Elite is my favorite gaming mouse that combines a variation of the best optical sensor on the market with a comfortable, high-performance design.

An upgraded headset for excellent audio and comms

HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming

Price: $88
Where: Amazon
When: Right now

They HyperX Cloud Revolver is an improved headset over the pure Cloud, and now it is in the same price range.

An affordable desktop-speaker set that still sounds nice

Logitech Z313 Speaker System

Price: $25
Where: Amazon
When: Right now

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