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Best PC Gaming Builds with Newegg Black Friday 2017 Deals
High Performance Gaming PCs at Budget Pricing via Black Friday Deals
Hello everyone. Will here and today, I am going to be putting together a parts list for 2 gaming PCs that are very similar in performance from Newegg’s Black Friday deals. These deals will be available from November 20, 2017 through November 25, 2017 and are some pretty good deals. There are a few parts that I chose not to use or added just because I feel they are better bargains even at normal, everyday pricing. So, let’s do this.
Intel Core i7-7700 Gaming PC Build
First up is the Intel gaming PC. This build starts with the Intel Core i7-7700K at $299.99 which is around $40 off of normal retail. I know, I know this is last generation but with the Core i7-8700K processors being in short supply and high demand, this is the best top end Intel product available. Even the Core i7-8600K processors are hard to come by and if you can get your hands on one, you will be paying a couple hundred dollars above MSRP. So, I went with the Core i7-7700K because it is a fantastic gaming CPU and if more than capable of multitasking as well as content creation and other productivity programs. The i7-7700K offers great gaming performance at its base clock of 4.2GHz on 4 cores and 8 threads and that performance can be greatly increased with overclocking this processor to around 4.7 or 4.8GHz. The i7-7700K does not come with a stock cooler but you can purchase the Corsair H60 Hydro Series all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for just $49.99 through Newegg’s Black Friday deals. This is a fantastic deal as well and is about $20 below the current selling price (I paid $79.99 for mine). Yes, it is a single 120mm cooler but it offers adequate cooling for the 7700K keeping temperatures at around 33 degrees Celsius at idle and around 75 degrees Celsius at full load. Next the motherboard I will be going with is the ASUS Prime Z270-A motherboard at just $99.99. This is a good board for the price. It doesn’t give you anything too fancy but with the Z270 chipset, it allows you to overclock your 7700K and the RAM. Speaking of RAM, there isn’t a lot to choose from as far as deals go given the current state of RAM production and availability. However, Newegg will be offering ADATA 2400MHz DDR4 RAM in a set of two 8GB modules for just $136.99 which isn’t a great deal but considering prices of RAM today, it is a good deal. It will definitely get the job done. For storage, Newegg will have a Patriot Burst 2.5” 120GB SATAIII SSD for just $39.99. Now, I know it is Patriot but come on, it’s a decent SSD, at 120GB SATAIII for just $40. That’s not a bad deal no matter how you slice it considering even some of the lower end SSDs are going for $55-$60. For the graphics card, I went with the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Windforce OC. This is a fantastic card and the Black Friday price of $399.99 put it back at the MSRP which hasn’t occurred for several months now. So, not a fantastic deal but you are getting a graphics card that comes with 8GB of GDDR5 Video RAM and base clocks of 1586MHz and 1771MHz in boost mode. The 1920 CUDA cores will give you great performance in any of today’s triple A games and will do you well for probably at least 2-3 more years. To power this system, I went with the Corsair RM750X, 750watt power supply. Corsair makes some of the better, more consistent, and more reliable power supplies on the market so, you cannot go wrong with this. Then, when you consider it is 750 watts for just $79.99, it is indeed a decent deal. Finally, to house all of these components of this Intel Core i7-7700K system, I have chosen the Cooler Master MasterBox 5 ATX Mid Tower case. This case has a nice side window to view these beastly components and enough space to make working in easy. This case is just $44.99, which is a budget case but not budget options.
How much does it cost?
So, how much does this build cost? Well, with the parts listed above, you will get this system together for just $1201.91. Now, there are mail in rebates involved for a few of these deals. So, taking that into consideration as well as taxes (if applicable), you will probably get this system together for just around $1400 which still isn’t too bad for the performance you will get.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Gaming PC Build
Next, I am bringing you the AMD Ryzen build from the Black Friday deals. At the heart of this build will be the Ryzen 7 1700X process. This processor comes in at just $279.99 with the Black Friday deals and will give you the same performance as the Ryzen 7 1800X for $40 less. The Ryzen 7 1700X comes with a base clock of 3.4GHz and turbo clock of 3.8GHz. None of this will matter though, as you will be wanting to overclock this CPU and can probably get around 4.4GHz on an air cooler and maybe upward of 4.6GHz to 4.8GHz with a liquid cooler. This processor gives you 8 cores and 16 threads which is a lot of compute power for gaming and especially productivity taskings. The motherboard I chose from the Newegg Black Friday deals is the Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming motherboard which comes in at $79.99. It’s a Gigabyte board with the X370 chipset for A320 budget board pricing. The significance of this board is that you can overclock the Ryzen 7 1700X and at a budget price. To cool the CPU, I am going with the CoolerMaster Hyper 212X air cooler for just $29.99. This should give you enough cooling to push the processor to 4.2GHz. However, if you want more, I’d go with the Corsair H60 all-in-one liquid cooler mentioned above in the Core i7-7700K build. With the water cooler, as stated before, you can easily get to 4.5GHz which will give you great performance for quite a value. Now, as with the 7700K above, the rest of the components remain the same with the RAM, storage, graphics card, and the case. You will get equal or nearly equal performance as the Core i7-7700K and I don’t feel you will notice a difference in the performance unless you benchmark things but to the naked eye, you will not be able to tell the difference.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 for under $300 on Amazon
How much does it cost?
So, how much does this build cost? Well, with the parts listed above, you will get this system together for just $1004.92. Now, there are mail in rebates involved for a few of these deals. So, taking that into consideration as well as taxes (if applicable), you will probably get this system together for just around $1200 which still isn’t too bad for the performance you will get.
Some honorable mentions really quick for the Newegg Black Friday deals:
- MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X for $399.99
- Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Keyboard for $49.99
- Zotac GTX 1060 6GB for $239.99
- MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming 4GB $239.99
- Gigabyte GTX 1080 for $499.99
- EVGA 450BT, 450-watt power supply for 11.99 after mail-in-rebate
- Cryorig H7 Tower CPU air cooler for $28.90
Digital Foundry In-depth Review of 7700K and the Ryzen CPUs
Conclusion and Thoughts
So, there you have it. The most affordable, highest performance gaming PC you can build with Newegg’s Black Friday deals. So, get out there and take advantage of these deals and build you a beastly PC. Comment below and let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you next time.