Last Updated: January 7, 2021
The biggest tech deals are typically found on the big sales events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day (which we'll get to further below and explain). But the good news is you can indeed find PC hardware deals at any time throughout the year.
Sure, most deals aren't going to be worth it, and can sometimes only appear to be a good deal (when in reality it really isn't discounted by much - if at all). However, if you keep your eyes peeled and do your research on what the typical price is for any given product, you can find the occasional legit deal that's worth considering.
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Here's where to find the best PC hardware deals throughout the year based on your country. Apologies if your region is not included as I'm simply listing the countries that I am familiar with in terms of hardware stores.
Best PC Hardware Deals in the USA:
Best PC Hardware Deals in Canada:
Best PC Hardware Deals in the UK:
Best PC Hardware Deals in Australia:
Other Resources for Finding Deals
When Are the Biggest Hardware Deals of the Year?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have long been, and continue to be, the two biggest tech sales events of the year. Unless the world ends, 2021 will be no exception. If the world does end, make sure to have played and finished the freakin' miracle that is Half-Life: Alyx beforehand otherwise GabeN will restrict access at the gates to gaming heaven. But I quite dramatically digress.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Since Thanksgiving in 2021 will be on November 25th, this year Black Friday will be on Friday November 26th, 2021.
When is Cyber Monday 2021?
This year, Cyber Monday will be on Monday November 29th, 2021.
What Time Do Black Friday Sales Start?
It depends on the store, with the earliest being midnight on Thanksgiving (the Thursday before) for certain eCommerce stores like Amazon, and the latest being late afternoon on Friday for certain physical (AKA brick and mortar) stores.
Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: Which is Best for PC Parts?
Historically, both deal days are on par with each other in terms of having the best deals on PC hardware, accessories, desktops, laptops, and so on. I've been running this site for years now, having payed close attention to the sales each year, and I honestly can't split them as they are both worth checking out for PC related deals.
Certain categories tend to have better deals on one day vs the other, but it depends on the year and there's no telling in advance which day will be better for which type of component etc. For example, last year I found no standout difference between which categories of parts went on sale on Black Friday vs Cyber Monday - they both had plenty of discounted CPUs, SSDs, motherboards, RAM, etc etc.
Some deals from Black Friday also either continue on through Cyber Monday (including the Saturday and Sunday in-between) or they return and pop-up on Cyber Monday. That's because many retailers effectively treat Black Friday and Cyber Monday the same, and sometimes lump all their deals into one big long weekend (or week) of deals.
Which PC Parts Go on Sale During Black Friday?
For us tech lovers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including the Saturday and Sunday in-between, are good opportunities to upgrade our setups for less. However, you must be relatively quick and know what you're looking for beforehand. Don't go into Black Friday too blind, and have a good plan of attack because the best deals probably won't last long.
But in terms of which PC parts typically go on sale, you get a bit of everything on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, from CPUs to cases, monitors to motherboards, PSUs to GPUs, storage to slick accessories - it's all fair game. Discounts on prebuilt desktops and gaming laptops are also worth looking out for if those are what you're considering instead, and it's also a prime time to pick up a new monitor on special.
Anyway, on the big day check back to this very page if you want my opinion on the best deals of the day - I'll be updating this page and listing any good quality PC components and accessories that are legitimately discounted and that I would consider buying myself if I was hunting for a particular category of product. Goes without saying, but some deals will be much more worth it than others. Watch this space (like, literally) or follow our Facebook page where we'll announce when this updated deals page goes live starting just after midnight on Black Friday 2021.
Is Amazon Prime Day Good for PC Deals?
Is Prime Day as good as Black Friday for tech deals? No, but these days Prime Day is hard to ignore as the deals seem to get better each year and the past couple years were decent for PC-related stuff. Nothing too crazy, but decent discounts here and there on quality parts and accessories. So if you're building a PC around that time (mid year), or just looking to upgrade for slightly cheaper, it's worth keeping an eye on Prime Day.
When is Amazon Prime Day in 2021?
Each year Amazon announces the date that Prime Day will be on a few weeks or so before the event, so at this time nobody knows when it will be. Last year it was in October, but the previous year it was in July. This year in 2021, Prime Day could fall during any month around the middle to middle-end of the year. We shall see.
I'm Julz, creator of BGC. In my teens I learned game programming as a hobby in my spare time, which led to a keen interest in the hardware side of things as well. I then started this site to share what I was learning about DIY at the time, and through years of trial and error and slow reiterations in the quality and depth of content, over time the site has evolved from a very rudimentary little blog with only a handful of pages into a relatively in-depth resource for PC builders and gamers that has helped many gamers and power users take the plunge to build their first PC with confidence to reap the benefits of doing so.
My fav games of all time are the immortal OOT, Perfect Dark, MGS1, MGS2, GE007, DKC2, and HL1, but since trying VR for the first time a few years ago I've been completely fascinated by it and the limitless possibilities it presents. Once you experience the greatest virtual reality experiences available today like Half Life Alyx and Saints and Sinners just to name two, if you're like me you'll feel pretty freakin' excited about the future of gaming and entertainment as a whole.
PS: After a long hiatus from hobbyist game dev, I recently made a return and am excited to say I'll soon be announcing my first official game release - an immersive story-driven VR Sci-Fi Adventure powered by Unreal Engine. When the time is right I'll be announcing the first sneak peak trailer on my Twitter if interested.