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Do computer parts usually go on sale for Labor day weekend?

Cole...

3 months ago

Hi,

I'm trying to complete a build this week. I'm considering if I should wait until this weekend to see if the parts go on sale. Does anyone know, do computer parts get labor day deal discounts or do they usually stay the same? I would love to complete my build soon and get the show on the road.

Any other random advice for saving money on parts?

In case it helps, you can view my build at:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Cole.../saved/

Thanks!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure if that board has out of the box compatibility for the latest Ryzen. With a little tweaking you can get this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $197.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $195.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $136.98 @ Newegg Business
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $223.38 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C ATX Mid Tower Case $132.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $85.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1342.93
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1272.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 10:02 EDT-0400

The MSI Armor runs a bit hot, so I swapped that out; the Rocket SSD has high endurance and good performance (equivalent of Corsair MP510) so you can save some money there. Motherboard I swapped for a good budget X570 board, ditched the thermal compound in favor of a budget heatsink that will far outpace the stock one, and the P2 PSU is currently an excellent deal. If that deal runs out consider the G1+ to still save a bit of money.

Worth noting neither your planned motherboard nor the Tuf has a USB-C front panel header. You'd need some kind of adapter if one exists, or a different board with such a header.

As far as sales go, they don't necessarily follow along the holidays. The P2 rebate I mentioned earlier is one such example. There may be a few sales on SSDs or something, but I doubt there will be much of anything for Labour Day.

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