Best Black Friday deals for Streamers 2017
The deals are dropping, the steals are popping, and my wallet is yelling at me for being too empty. This year, the sales started at the beginning of the month, and have shifted week by week.
As a streamer , I prefer to do my deal shopping online, so Black Friday is my dream. I am going to do my best to point you in the right direction to get the best bang for your buck . Using StreamElements for my overlays helps limit resource usage, but there is nothing against providing more resources for the games.
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To start off, a new monitor (or three) will help bring out the color of my enemies eyes. This Acer 27" 144Hz from Amazon should do the trick. This is currently priced at $199.99, marked down from $279.99 (28% off). As a bonus, Amazon Prime gives you $10 for refilling $100 using a debit card (one time), so make sure to take advantage of that.
With this new monitor (or three), you might be wanting to make things look beautiful. Newegg is selling a Gigabyte GTX 1080 8gb for 499.99, saving you 7% off the list price of 539.99. While this savings isn’t as much as the shiny new monitor, it comes with a copy of Destiny 2, which is valued at 59.99. Adding that on, we are at 16.7% savings, and an awesome game to run on your new toys.
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While we’re getting a few upgrades, might as well toss in a new motherboard. The ASRock X299 Killer on Newegg is going for 189.99, saving you 17% off the list price. On top of this, there is a $30 rebate, so you are upgrading to 31% savings. This motherboard is worth it, giving you built in SLI/CrossFireX support right next to your on-board Wifi and Bluetooth.
Lets face it, at this point I am just retiring my old machine to a streaming PC and building a beast new one for gaming. While my wallet hates me and my family runs out of ideas to buy me for Christmas, I found some awesome storage. For my main games and OS, I am getting a Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD from Amazon. For the many other games that I buy and never play on my steam list (you know you have them too), I am grabbing a Toshiba X300 6TB HDD. The SSD is selling for 89.99, a savings of 40% off the list 149.99. I can practically walk away with the HDD at 169.99, again 40% off the $209.99 tag.
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Adding to the sleekness of this design, I am going to toss in the EVGA CLC 280 Liquid CPU Cooler. This cooler fits both Intel and AMD chipsets, and is 109.99, marked down 21% from $140. This is a closed loop cooler, with RGB that can be synced to with other EVGA RGB parts.
Memory kit & Power supply
To finalize this build, I am grabbing this Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB RAM pack. With the price of $159.99 (27% off the 219.99 list price), I might as well grab two. Alongside this, we could use a Seasonic Focus Plus 850W, fully modular power supply. This power supply is gold certified and sitting at a take-me-home price of $69.99 after a $20 on site discount and a $20 mail in rebate.
I have been able to rack up quite a good PC that will be able to let you game and stream at the same time, getting you an estimated savings of $490. So much you can do with that money, like get some awesome games to stream, or a new microphone. This AudioTechnica 2035 pack comes with a stand, pop filter, xlr cable, and a shock mount for $149.99. Or this Neewer NW700 kit comes with everything you need, for a first time microphone, at $49.99.
Corsair is doing a 20% deal on all their refurbished products, and giving a year warranty on it all. Check it out!!!
What are you looking for this Black Friday/Cyber Monday Tweet us your great finds or dream parts @StreamElements, and use #DealElements to share your what loot you found.