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The holiday season is the perfect time to build your first or next gaming PC. With excellent deals and discounts, you can get all the components you need for just a fraction of the price. From cases and motherboards to processors and beefy graphics cards, Den of Geek has everything you need to build a powerful gaming rig while also saving a bit of your hard-earned money.
Here are the best components and PC deals to keep in mind this holiday:
be quiet! Pure Base 600 PC Case w/ Window – $142.40
This case is incredibly versatile, so you can build your PC to your specifications. It also comes with two pre-installed coolers and is also optimized for water cooling technology. The Pure 600 is also designed to insulate sound, perfect for those who want a quieter rig. Oh, and it features a tempered-glass window on one side so that you can show off all your components!
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard – $232.99
Inspired by supercars, MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon bears a unique carbon fiber look and feel that accents its high performance design. This motherboard supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen/Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Desktop Processors.
GIGABYTE B450 Gaming X Desktop Motherboard – $94.99
AMD Ryzen 3000-Serus GIGABYTE AM4 motherboards are ready to support the latest AMD Ryzen 3000 Processors and are backwards compatible with AMD Ryzen 2000 and 1000 Processors. With a rich list of features on GIGABYTE AM4 motherboards such as Ultra Durable Armor for PCIe/ memory slots, USB Type-C interfaces on select boards, refined audio quality, high speed Ethernet, and the latest standard WIFI design, GIGABYTE AM4 motherboards are perfect for users looking to build the best AMD platform systems.
ASUS Prime Z390-A LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Motherboard – $174.42
Designed specifically for 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors, this ASUS is made for today’s most high-end systems. It’s also quite nice to look at, with built-in RGB lighting and is designed to run at cooler temperatures than its competitors. The ASUS Z-390 also offers excellent audio quality for all your gaming and streaming needs.
Intel Core i9 9900K 8-Core CPU – $471.99
One of the most important components of your PC is the processor, and if you’re building a mid-range to high-end gaming rig specifically, you’ll want a CPU that will be able to handle whatever you throw at it. The new 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors the first unlocked mainstream desktop processor. When paired with Intel Optane memory, accelerates the loading and launching of the games you play. With up to 5GHz and 16-way multitasking, take your creativity to the next level with the power you need to create, edit, and share.
Intel Core i7 8700K 6-Core CPU – $384
The Intel Core i7 8700K’s most important feature is that it’s made with overclocking in mind — that is, running this component at higher speeds than originally intended by the manufacturer, boosting your computer’s speed significantly. The Intel Core i7-8700K is also a good choice for those users who want to make live streaming a big part of their gaming schedule. This CPU offers up to 137 fps while streaming and recording. It’s also a great processor for those who want to jump into virtual reality experiences.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core CPU – $324.99
As one of the top CPUs on the market today, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is fully-equipped to handle the best of PC gaming and so much more. Streamers, gamers, and those who simply demand the best from their PC’s most important components will find that this powerful processor offers everything they need.
Patriot Viper Elite 16GB DDR4 RAM – $220
Say you’re running a high-intensity game at its highest graphical fidelity and also plan to stream it at 4K resolution and 60 fps. You’re going to need a lot of RAM! Patriot’s Viper Elite memory modules are designed with true performance in mind. Built for the latest Intel platforms, the Viper Elite series provides the best performance and stability for the most demanding computer environments. The Viper Elite series utilizes a custom designed high performance heat shield for superior heat dissipation to ensure rock solid performance even when using the most taxing applications.
PNY CS900 1TB SSD – $89.99
The PNY CS900 M.2 SATA Solid State Drive is the ideal solution for a SATA III solid state drive (SSD) upgrade from a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) in an existing computer. It is designed to be an easy and cost-effective HDD replacement to help realize faster boot times, quicker application launches and better overall system performance. With no moving parts, it is highly durable, less likely to fail than traditional HDD’s, and supports up to 3 years of warranty.
PNY CS3030 500GB SSD – $61.99
The PNY XLR8 CS3030 M.2 NVMe SSD is an excellent choice for an NVMe upgrade from a SATA based solid state drive (SSD) in an existing NVMe enabled PC or MAC computer. The CS3030 drive is designed to be a high performance SATA SSD replacement to help realize faster boot times, quicker application launches, and better overall system performance. Do more in less time with NVMe; boot up, power down, and load applications up to 6 times faster than with SATA based SSD’s.
SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable External SSD – $144.99
The ruggedized SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD delivers high‐speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds. This makes it perfect for saving and editing hi‐res photos and videos. With an IP55 rating, it also stands up to rain, splashes, spills and dust.
be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W PSU – $107
Here’s one component you don’t want to cut corners on. Without a high-quality power supply, you run the risk that your rig simply won’t run or worse: that it’ll fry your system. So go with the be quiet! Pure Power 11, which is perfect for powering a demanding machine and is virtually silent while doing it.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU – $1,449
If you’ve been paying attention to the world of video game graphics recently, you know that the main topic of discussion is ray-tracing, which has completely revolutionized the way systems render light and shadow, making games look more realistic than ever before. On top of its ray tracing capabilities, this Nvidia card is also optimized for all your live streaming needs.
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Super GPU – $399
The new GeForce RTX SUPER Series has even more cores and higher clocks, bringing you performance that’s up to 25% faster than the original RTX 20 Series and 6X faster than the previous-generation 10 Series GPUs. It’s time to gear up and get super powers.
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming GPU – $335
Combining a mix of black and gunmetal grey with a classy brushed metal backplate, this masterpiece provides you premium design with magnificent and smooth RGB light effects on the outside. The new MSI GAMING card is designed to amaze you! The 7th generation of the famous MSI TWIN FROZR Thermal Design brings the most advanced technology for ultimate cooling performance. It features the new TORX FAN 3.0 combined with groundbreaking aerodynamic feats. This means stable performance and a silent experience are guaranteed thanks to low temperatures.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA GeForce GTX 1660 GPU – $209
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 represents one of the ultimate modern graphic card solutions for those who value reliability as much as power. This model’s three Windforce fans achieve the difficult task of keeping this card cool even as you maximize the considerable power of the GeForce brand.
be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler – $86.89
Dark Rock CPU coolers have long been category leaders, and now the significantly upgraded Dark Rock 3 is even more powerful. This virtually inaudible single-tower CPU cooler puts famous be quiet! SilentWings technology in your PC where it really counts. They are excellent for overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms.
Alphacool Eisbaer AIO CPU Cooler – $108.34
For PC builders interested in installing water cooling in their rigs, the Alphacool Eisbaer easily meets the cooling demands of an overclocked system, which means you won’t have to worry about your components overheating. We should note that installing water cooling systems in your builds isn’t for beginners, but once you’re at that level of comfort, these cooling systems do look damn cool in your build.
HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $109.99
The HyperX Alloy FPS RGB is a great-looking, high-performance keyboard designed to make sure that both your skills and style are on full display. The exposed LEDs on the keyswitches amp up brightness of the RGB backlighting which can be customized with the easy-to-use HyperX NGenuity software to make your stream really stand out. The Alloy FPS RGB has a small footprint geared for space-constrained setups so you’ll get room to maneuver without having to ramp up your mouse sensitivity. This keyboard has a solid steel frame and features stunning customizable RGB lighting effects. Its Kailh Silver Speed keyswitches are designed to be ultra-responsive, perfect for games where every second and reflex counts.
HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB Gaming Mouse – $46.75
The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse maximizes both style and substance, providing pinpoint accuracy thanks to its state-of-the-art Pixart 3389 sensor, and spectacular 360° RGB lighting effects with its unique light ring. Pulsefire Surge’s native DPI settings can go to 16,000 DPI for legendary precision, and responsive Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks ensure that your inputs will definitely register. Customize your Pulsefire Surge’s lighting, DPI and button functionality with powerful Ngenuity software.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset – $85
HyperX Cloud Alpha’s groundbreaking Dual Chamber Drivers design gives audio more distinction and clarity by reducing distortion. The dual chambers separate the bass for cleaner, smoother sound. Cloud Alpha has premium red memory foam, an expanded headband and softer, more pliable leatherette, an aluminum frame, detachable braided cable and noise-cancellation microphone. Multi-platform compatible with in-line audio controls on PC, PS4, Xbox One and other platforms with 3.5mm ports.
ViewSonic ELITE XG350R-C 35″ LED Monitor – $699.95
For RGB enthusiast gamers that hunger for wide-screen immersion, the XG350R-C is the only curved 35-inch UWQHD monitor that delivers a highly responsive gaming experience, with RGB backlights that can sync with multiple PC hardware partners. A 100Hz refresh rate, ClearMotion blur reduction, HDR10 support and Sonic sound modes, make losing yourself in large-scale worlds and simulation games a certainty. Perfect for multi-tasking, cinematic movie watching or immersive gaming, Elite game modes adapt to any viewing scenario.
Acer Predator 27″ HD LCD Monitor – $398
Fasten your seatbelt: Acer’s Predator XB271H Full HD display is about to turbocharge your gaming experience. This monitor combines jaw dropping specs, TN panel that supports 144Hz refresh rate, delivering an amazing gaming experience. Also, featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to eliminate screen tearing which provide gamers the epic gaming experience and help to secure the victory. Plus, built-in eye protection and ergonomics allow you to press forward into battle without fatigue.