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2 years ago#1
How much of a benefit is there waiting until black Friday to buy parts for a build.

I'm specifically looking at price drops for 4gb GTX 770, i5 4670k and a SSD.
2 years ago#2
Every year I sit at my computer Black Friday waiting for a good deal.

Every year I am disappoint.

Even Cyber Monday ( the "online" version of Black Friday ) just isn't that good for computer. First of all, you have to understand that the margin on computer parts is not good, the prices generally can't go too low. Second, computer parts aren't as big as electronics. Third, most Black Friday electronics are just last years clearance crap no one wants. Last year I wanted a video card, most of it was low end junk that was dirt cheap but did me no good.
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2 years ago#3
So better off combing through newegg and pcpartpcker looking or some decent bundle deals.

Side Note: Any tips on ensuring you get the MIR's that come with a lot of parts, last round of upgrades I sent away for two of them and they were both claimed to be "never received".
2 years ago#4
send them overnight fedex with a tracking number
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^ this
2 years ago#5
If you're not in a rush, watch each part like a hawk for a few months.
2 years ago#6
Black friday, in my experience, is good for laptops at least. You can get some insane deals black friday.

However, that may not be true of PC parts, as others point out.
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2 years ago#7
I really don't see the 4670k having a drop worth waiting for any time soon.
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2 years ago#8
You might find deals on HDDs or SSDs, but I highly doubt you'll find amazing prices for CPUs and GPUs. I know last year I got my Seagate 3TB HDD for $90 on Amazon, and Newegg also had the same deal.
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