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Best Black Friday CPU Deals 2019

Update (11/30/2019): Black Friday is over, but the great savings on processors continue over at our Cyber Monday CPU deals page. Check out our Cyber Monday tech deals page to see a list of the latest sales on everything from motherboards and processors to PCs. We also have dedicated Cyber Monday deal pages for monitorsSSDsgaming laptopsRyzen processors and Radeon graphics cards

Along with your graphics card, your CPU has the biggest affect on your computer's performance. It's the main component that you build a system around. And the good news is that, because we are in black Friday tech deals season, you can get a new processor at huge discount.

Whatever processor you choose, make sure that you buy (or already own) a compatible motherboard. See below for a list of our favorite CPU deals right now. And, if you find a deal on your own and you're wondering whether to pull the trigger, check out our article on how to tell a CPU deal from a dud.

AMD CPU Deals

Ryzen 7 3800X: was $399, now $329
With a 4.5GHz max turbo speed, 8 physical cores and 16 threads, the Ryzen 7 3800X is a great all-around performer, especially at this lower price.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X: was $234.99, now $199.99
AMD's Ryzen 5 3600X is a 6-core 7nm CPU that can boost up to 4.4 GHz and is, therefore, excellent for building mid-tier gaming systems on a budget. It's still not cheap, but at this price you're getting a lot of performance per dollar.
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Ryzen 5 3600: was $199, now $185 @B&H Photo
The Ryzen 5 3600 comes rocking six cores and 12 threads with a 3.6 GHz base clock and 4.2 GHz boost clock. The Wraith Stealth CPU cooler is included with this model.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 7 2700: was $299, now $139.99 @ Amazon
This level of CPU performance is a bargain at this price, with eight CPU cores and 16 threads. It even comes with an RGB cooler and a free game of (some) choice.
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Ryzen 7 2700X: was $319 now $129 @Microcenter (in-store only)
If you happen to live near a Microcenter, you can grab this epic deal on the Ryzen 7 2700X, which has 8 cores and a boost frequency of 4.3 GHz.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 w/ Wraith Stealth Cooler: was $199, now $114 @Amazon
This package comes with a CPU, Wraith Stealth Cooler, and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass. It has 6 cores and a Max Boost frequency of 3.9 GHz. It's currently on Amazon for 42% off.View Deal

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X: was $899, now $669 @ Amazon
This CPU initially release in 2018. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper is a 16 core processor with a max boost frequency of 4.4 GHz. If you're looking for a CPU with power, this is definitely a contender. It's currently available on Amazon for $679.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 7 2700: was $299, now $140 @Amazon
The Ryzen 7 2700 is an 8 core CPU with a Max Boost frequency of 4.1 GHz. This is a decent CPU for the price. It's definitely not the most powerful on the market, but it would work well in a midgrade machine.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G: was $99 now $94 Newegg
This inexpensive processor features four cores and built-in Radeon Vega 8 graphics that make it possible to play some games at low settings. The CPU can boost up to 4 GHz and the GPU is rated for 1.25 GHz.View Deal

Intel CPU Deals

Intel Core i5-9600K: was $279, now $194 @ eBay
This is a Coffee Lake hex-core CPU with a turbo speed of 4.6 GHz. The i5-9600K usually retails for $279, but you can grab one on eBay right now for 30% off.View Deal

Intel Pentium Gold G5400: was $119, now $59 @ Amazon
The Pentium Gold G5400 is a dual-core processor. It has a processing speed of 3.7 GHz. This CPU is ideal for simple machines and smaller builds. It's on sale right now for 50% off.View Deal

For more savings, check out our list of best black friday tech deals overall as well as dedicated lists of current black friday sales on SSDs, Ryzen CPUs, Intel CPUs / SSDs. We also have a dedicated page of black friday Newegg deals.

  • bigdragon
    Upgrading to a 3700X or 3900X is so tempting right now. Dumping some SATA3 drives for PCIe 4.0 NVMe is also appealing.

    I'm just having trouble committing to buy. My 4930k and SATA3 SSDs work fine. Spending many hours completely reinstalling Windows and all my programs is something I'm really not interested in doing. There's no killer app or experience that my current hardware can't handle. There's no Crysis to motivate me to buy new stuff.

    Desire to upgrade is high. Expected benefits are low and hassles numerous.
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  • allbies1
    I was going to upgrade but I've decided to wait until next year due to no immediate games I need to play atm and even though my knowledge is limited compared to others I think the next gen of GPU's are going to be way more future proof than this generation and hopefully ryzen is forcing intel to step their next cpu gen up a gear as well. The intel cpus don't sit right with me as a purchase right now as someone that only upgrades every 5 or so years and though tempting to get a 3700x; the fact I don't feel good about buying an 8gb vram GPU in 2019 is putting me off purchasing.
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  • gdmaclew
    You have to be really careful about some seller's claims of old price vs. sale price.
    For instance on the newegg.ca web site the Ryzen 7 2700 is on sale right now for $184.99 $Cdn and on Newegg.com for $139.99 $US.
    The "old" price on the Canadian site shows $419.00 $Cdn and $139.99 $US on the US site, denoted by a "stroke-out".
    But that's the initial release price when they first came out last year, not some recent price.
    So don't be fooled into thinking that they are suddenly (and generously) lowering the price.
    However, the price on the Canadian site has dropped from $209.99 yesterday to that $184.99 price today, as well as from $159.99 on the US site yesterday to $139.99 today.
    Both of these are very good price reductions.
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  • compteck27
    gdmaclew said:
    You have to be really careful about some seller's claims of old price vs. sale price.
    For instance on the newegg.ca web site the Ryzen 7 2700 is on sale right now for $184.99 $Cdn and on Newegg.com for $139.99 $US.
    The "old" price on the Canadian site shows $419.00 $Cdn and $139.99 $US on the US site, denoted by a "stroke-out".
    But that's the initial release price when they first came out last year, not some recent price.
    So don't be fooled into thinking that they are suddenly (and generously) lowering the price.
    However, the price on the Canadian site has dropped from $209.99 yesterday to that $184.99 price today, as well as from $159.99 on the US site yesterday to $139.99 today.
    Both of these are very good price reductions.
    You have to really, and I mean really, watch Amazon. I was watching the 2600x as well. It was showing $159.99 then down to $149.99, and now back up to $159.99. When I clicked on the 2700, on that same page, it was showing as $145.99 on a timed Deal with almost 12 hrs left. Great, almost 12 hrs..let's see if Memory Express CC or Newegg matches it ( seemed to had better luck with those places on computer parts) HAH..Amazon bumped the price back to $184.99 on that 2700..same happened to some power supplies. Quote from a rep.."prices fluctuate as stock comes in and goes out" on a timed deal???
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  • gdmaclew
    You have to watch Newegg as well.
    On Monday Amazon was showing the R7 2700x as $209.99 $Cdn and Newegg had "bumped" their price back to pre-Black Friday levels.
    Then not 5 minutes later, Newegg reduced their price back to Black Friday level at $209.99.
    Actually to get a more accurate price level from Newegg, I recorded the price of the 2700x on September 21, 2019. It was $278.99 Cdn. That's the price that Newegg should have used for a "stroke-out" previous price.

    There are lies, damn lies and advertisements.
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