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By Jacob Ridley 25 November 2021
Whether you’re treating yourself or buying for a PC gamer in your life, we’ve found some great deals at Newegg.
Newegg is to PC gaming what Bed Bath & Beyond is to bed lining and food mixers. It’s our go-to for PC parts, peripherals, whole PCs, and lots more. That’s why it’s a great place to look for Black Friday deals, whether you’re looking to grab a whole new system, or upgrade the one you’ve already got.
Everyone’s kicking off Black Friday early this year, it seems. That gives you ample opportunity to bag a deal, and with Newegg’s Black Friday price protection, you aren’t even at risk of being undercut later when the price plummets.
In fact, most of the deals we’ve outlined below fall under Newegg’s Black Friday Price Protection plan.
Newegg’s Black Friday Price Protection takes the danger out of shopping early this Black Friday. If you purchase a product with the Black Friday Price Protection badge on it from October 14 to November 21, 2021, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the price protection scheme. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything, it just means if the price of that item decreases on or before November 30, 2021, Newegg will automatically refund you the difference to your payment method. 
Below you’ll find the deals personally curated by the PC Gamer team, full of products we’ve used and happily recommend. Check them out.
ABS Master Gaming PC | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i5 10400F | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,599.99 $1,399.99 at Newegg (save $200)
This sort of $1,400 mark seems to be the sweet spot for RTX 3060 Ti-based gaming rigs this Black Friday deals season. We have seen better systems with more powerful CPUs, but if those deals go out of stock again, the six-core, 12-thread Core i5 10400F will still see you right.
ABS Master | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i5 11400F | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,699.99 $1,499.99 at Newegg (save $200)
This RTX 3060 Ti gaming PC isn't the cheapest machine around, but it does come with three free games from Intel and Nvidia. Plus it looks the part and comes with out-of-the-box components, so some might prefer that to the more pre-built systems around. Worth considering then, with a decent discount. 
ABS Master | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i5 11700F | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,799.99 $1,599.99 at Newegg (save $200)
Packing a tasty 11th Gen Intel chip, this is going to be a great machine for productivity as well as gaming, and will even take on the likes of Metro: Exodus at high graphics settings up to 1440p. You're also getting a nice amount of storage to keep your library downloaded on.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD | 17.3-inch | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i9 11980HK | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD | 4K IPS | $3,649.99 $2,749.99 after a rebate at Newegg (save $900)
This is worth making the most of considering it's a machine with an RTX 3080 and an 11th Gen Core i9 chip. That's topped with a gorgeous 4K IPS screen, and boatloads of RAM—so great for multitasking any high-res antics. Plus lots of space to store all your games, and their high fidelity textures. This really is a steal for under $3,000, too.
Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,399 $1,949 at Newegg (save $450)
No immense 4K screens here, only 1080p, but who needs super high resolution when you can have speed? This RTX 3080 and Intel 11th Gen lappy is topped with a 300Hz panel and more ram than you could shake a… stick at. Right now, at under $2K, it's worth a look.
Gigabyte A5 X1 | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3070 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 1080p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,799 $1,599 at Newegg (save $200)
This is the cheapest RTX 3070-based laptop we've found so far, and the rest of the package makes it one of the finest, too. The AMD CPU is an eight-core stunner and the 240Hz screen is a pro-move as well. Our only issue is the slightly miserly 512GB SSD, and that's hardly a deal-breaker.
Gigabyte G5 KC | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core i5 10500H | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,199 $999 after at Newegg (save $200)
We love an RTX 3060 gaming laptop with a discount, and for under $1,000, this is almost as good as it gets. That GPU and CPU combo will make for great 1080p, high-refresh gaming, and while there's not a huge amount of storage, those can be easily upgraded. As can the battery, and you can even add in a HDD if you so fancy.
MSI GP66 Leopard | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 1080p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,299 $1,799 with rebate at Newegg (save $500)
For a laptop with an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Intel CPU, this is an absolute steal. Not only do you get a smashing 240Hz screen to cater for the sky-high framerates it'll be pumping out, you also get a good amount of storage, too.
MSI GF65 Thin | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core i7 10750H | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,299 $1,049 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $200)
A decent CPU combined with an RTX 3060 for just over a grand, you can't go wrong really. With a nippy 144Hz monitor, and 16GB of ram keeping it chugging along, you can bet it'll see you right for most gaming as it's been one of our favorites for a while. Plus, it's eligible for Black Friday Price protection.
MSI GL66 | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,499 $1,099 after rebate at Newegg (save $400)
We've two GL66s on this list: this one with an RTX 3060, and the one below with an RTX 3050 Ti. Of course, we like this model for its more powerful graphics, especially at only $100 more, but it also offers a decent array of specs to keep you gaming with high frame rates, including an eight-core/16-thread CPU. That'll do wonders for working or editing on this laptop, and puts this laptop ahead of the GF65 below in our books.
MSI GL66 | 15.6-inch | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | Intel Core i7 11800H | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,299 $999 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $300)
A laptop with a great CPU and a pretty nippy current-gen GPU for under a grand is not to be taken lightly. It's a step-down in terms of GPU to the laptop above, which isn't ideal if you're purely gaming on this machine, though it comes with far more storage space and a better eight-core CPU for more editing and productivity smarts.
Intel Core i5 12600K | 10-core (6P+4E), 16-thread | 125W TDP | $319.99 $299.99 at Newegg (save $20)
This chip is brand new, but Newegg has already slashed $20 off its retail price. Stunning. This is a seriously impressive chip too—it runs circles around even the 11th Gen Core i9. The only downside here is a higher platform cost, as only the more premium Z690 chipset is currently available to purchase.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB | 2x 16GB | 3200MT/s |  CL16 | $134.99 $99.99 at Newegg with code: BCMAY22393 (save $35)
16GB may be more than enough for the vast majority of modern games, but when the pricing of 32GB kits is this cheap, it seems rude not to go big. This is a quality kit that works with Intel and AMD platforms, and with a CAS Latency of 16, it's no slouch either. Apply the promo code: BCMAY22393 at the checkout for an extra $5 saving.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | eight-core, 16-thread | 105W | $449 $359.99 at Newegg (save $39.01)
Saving $34 on a Zen 3 CPU is no bad thing, especially when that nets you a speedy 8-core processor that will eat up your games and more creative apps. AMD is still competitive with Intel, despite the great advances it has made with Alder Lake, so don't discount this chip because of that. Also, as a platform, AMD is the more affordable option right now.
WD_Black SN750 SE | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $139.99 $94.99 at Newegg (save $45)
This Special Edition take on the SN750 supports PCIe 4.0, although the throughput of 3,600MB/s is only just better than the best PCIe 3.0 drives. It is however a decent price for a 1TB SSD that offers strong 4K read and write performance. Not the fastest drive around, but at under $100, it's not a bad deal by any means.
Seagate FireCuda 530 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $249.99 $189.99 at Newegg (save $54)
The FireCuda 530 is one of the fastest drives around but is held back somewhat by its high price. With the SN850 and 980 Pro offering roughly the same performance but for a lot less, it's been hard to unreservedly recommend Seagate's drove. This $54 saving helps on that front, and if you're looking for some super speedy storage, this won't disappoint. 
ASRock Phantom Gaming PG Velocita motherboard | B550 | AM4 socket | ATX | $219.99 $159.99 at Newegg (save $60)
We recommend the closely related Mini-ITX version of this board as one of the best AMD motherboards for gaming, and the same goes for the larger ATX model. This is definitely a more reasonable motherboard for an AMD Ryzen gaming PC, and it offers a decent number of USB ports with a touch of RGB flair.
Super Flower Leadex III | 80 Plus Bronze | Fully modular | 5-year warranty | 850W | $129.99 $84.99 at Newegg (save $45)
Super Flower used to be responsible for making some of the best PSUs known to PC gaming under the guise of another well-known brand, but nowadays it's going along in the US as Super Flower. That still means a lot in terms of quality, too, as the company has proven again and again. This 850W model specifically is plenty for modern GPUs, and a good buy at this price.
Intel Core i5 11600K | six-core, 12-thread | 125W | $299.99 $229.99 at Newegg (save $70)
Of all the 11th Gen chips, it was the Core i5 11600K that stood out to us as a good deal for gamers. That said, it's recently been replaced by the more capable Core i5 12600K, though you can't find that for anywhere near as cheap. Bonus here is you can also save cash on a cheaper motherboard, so it's all-round a great pick for a budget PC.
EVGA Z20 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4kHz polling rate | per-key RGB lighting | $174.99 $64.99 at Newegg (save $110)
This EVGA keyboard is a bit of a steal at that price, as it's one of the more recent arrivals from the company and fully mechanical. That said, it has tracked at this price for a few months on Amazon, but that doesn't make it any less of a deal today if you're in the market.
Shure MV7 podcast microphone | USB and XLR | $249 $219 at Newegg (save $30)
Our Jorge loved the Shure MV7 when he reviewed it, and we're pretty sure you will too. It's widely compatible with heaps of hardware thanks to its dual-USB and XLR connectivity, and while this isn't a massive saving on this mic, we didn't expect to see it drop in price at all this Black Friday.
Aorus FV43U | 43-inch | 4K | VA QLED | 144Hz | $1,099.99 $849.99 at Newegg (save $250)
That 4K Aorus above is great for desktop gaming, but if you want to go bigger then this 43-inch monitor is a good fit. You lose out on the quality IPS of the smaller screen, but instead, you get a VA with Quantum Dot. A decent enough trade-off if you want to sacrifice a little for scale. Note this is an open box deal.
Gigabyte M27Q | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | 170Hz | $359.99 $279.99 at Newegg (save $80)
Flick through the specifications of this gaming monitor and you'll be surprised to see how much is on offer at this price: 170Hz, FreeSync Premium, IPS panel, 0.5ms response time. All good stuff, and there are tons of really positive reviews for this one online, including this one from our sister site Tom's Hardware, which makes it look like quite the deal. 
Samsung 4K QLED (2021) | 65-inch | Quantum Dot | $1,699.99 $1,197.99 at Newegg (save $502)
This Samsung 4K QLED is actually a pretty good fit for gaming. You know why? It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, and for a TV its response time isn't all too bad at 13ms either. Nice.
Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he’s not writing about GPUs and CPUs, you’ll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.
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Hitman 3 hits Game Pass and Steam, adds new mode – Rock Paper Shotgun

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It’s a big day for splendid sandbox stealth stabber Hitman 3, now entering its second year of content and support. The developers, Io Interactive are going hard out the gate by adding the new Elusive Target Arcade mode and bringing VR support to PC. It’s also ending Epic exclusivity today, hitting not only Steam but Game Pass too, with the full trilogy coming to Microsoft’s subscription service. Busy busy.
So. Lots going on. Let’s start niche. After VR support debuted on PlayStation, Hitman now lets you jack in with cybergoggles on PC too. You too can see through a murderer’s eyes and murder with a murderer’s hands. It works with a variety of Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift and Quest goggs, as well as several sorts of VR controllers. See Io’s VR page for more info on systement requirements and supported hardware, including a warning of some controllers that “may not offer the best experience”.
Far more accessible is Elusive Target Arcade, a new mode based on the controversial Elusive Target mode. While those murders were fleeting, only available on certain days, these are permanent. You can’t permanently flub them either, you only get locked out of a contract for 12 hours if you blow it. They’re more complex too, with each contract comprising a chain of targets. Io are starting out with three Arcade Contracts that’ll hit 11 targets across 10 locations, and plan to add more contracts later in the year.
Stores! Hitman 3’s year of Epixclusivity is now over. It’ll hit Steam today at 6pm GMT (10am Pacific), for one. That Steam page will only go live once it’s actually out. And the entire trilogy is due to hit Microsoft’s Store and Game Pass at 1pm GMT, so it should be there rrright nnnow (I see different availability in different Microsoft apps and storefronts, which is unhelpful). A good Game Pass get.
Releasing Hit 3 as an Epic timed exclusive after the previous two were on Steam was a big stupid mess, especially when the import servers were busted at launch. But I do understand that Io are now an independent studio (after Square Enix ditched them) and that Epic offer giant sacks of cash. Did you suck it up, reader dear, are have you been waiting for this day?
See the Year 2 patch notes for more details, including info on carrying over progression between versions, a few bug fixes, store timings, and other odds and ends.
This is only the start of Year 2. Plans for the rest of the year include a new map, raytracing support, and a new mode with roguelike elements, named Freelancer.
In our Hitman 3 review a year ago, Brendy said: “As a final act, Hitman 3 is as capable and pleasing as its trilogy-siblings. As a trilogy, it is one of the most fun-loving games of the previous decade. It is like Ian himself – reliable, dry-humoured, uniformed. The best murderer money can buy.”
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Stellaris 2 Release Date: PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC, Switch – Game Revolution

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Grand strategy games are in relatively short supply, which is why Stellaris is such an important title. Even better, Paradox’s 4X game is one of very few available on modern home consoles. Will the same be true of Stellaris 2? Is a sequel actually in development, and will it release for Switch in addition to Xbox and PlayStation?
What is the Stellaris 2 release date?What is the Stellaris 2 release date?
Paradox Development Studio has yet to confirm Stellaris 2, so there is no release date set. In fact, there’s no confirmation that Stellaris will get a numbered sequel at all. Assuming it does happen, we can expect to learn more about a launch date after the game is announced.
For now, it seems the team at Paradox is still focused on the original game. After all, it took almost three years for Stellaris to move from PC to home consoles, hitting PS4 and Xbox One early in 2019. The Series X/S version only arrived in March of last year.
That time hasn’t been spent solely on porting, either. The team has released several DLC packs and expansions, including the Nemesis expansion which released last year. Development is ongoing, and fans can check out the latest details over on the official Stellaris forums.
Given that Stellaris eventually landed on consoles, a PlayStation 4, PS5, or Xbox Series X/S release would make sense. Of course, it could be a matter of timing, since it took so to release console ports before.
Admittedly, a Nintendo Switch release for Stellaris 2 is very unlikely. Stellaris isn’t on the Switch, and it’s doubtful that Nintendo’s handheld could run it properly. And, again, Stellaris 2 hasn’t been confirmed, so who knows if we’ll even be playing the Switch by the time it might release.
Stellaris 2 doesn’t have a release date or any known platforms, as the game itself hasn’t been announced. Until we hear otherwise, the crew at Paradox Development Studio will continue its ongoing work on the Stellaris that does exist, which is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Series X/S.

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Nvidia: Quantitatively Speaking Still Overvalued – Seeking Alpha

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Graphics Chip Maker Nvidia Reports Quarterly Earnings

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This is my first article about NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). I readily admit that I do not fully understand the specifics of the company and what investors see hidden in it. Therefore, at this stage, I offer a comprehensive, quantitative analysis of the company’s fundamental value.
The easiest way to get a first idea of the adequacy of the company’s current price is to look at the dynamics of its capitalization in the context of the dynamics of key results. As a rule, this allows you to identify persistent regressions.
Based on the long-term relationship between the revenue TTM absolute size and the company’s capitalization, NVIDIA’s current price is somewhat overvalued:

NVIDIA market cap vs revenue

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The same is true for the relationship based on the EPS TTM absolute size:

Nvidia market cap vs EPS

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On the other side, over the past seven years, NVIDIA has shown a direct relationship between the rate of revenue growth and its P/S multiple. It should be noted that there is no similar qualitative relationship between EPS and earnings growth rate. In my opinion, this means that the rate of revenue growth is now a key driver of capitalization.

Nvidia P/S vs revenue

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In the context of the last model, the company is now also overvalued. But more importantly, the expectation of a decrease in the revenue growth rate indicates a potential decrease in the P/S multiple in the coming quarters.
So, having determined that revenue is a key driver of company capitalization, we can build a general model that determines the company’s balanced price:

Nvidia modeled price

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Nvidia modeled price

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Under this approach, NVIDIA’s modeled capitalization is lower than the actual one within about two standard deviations. And the nearest forecast also does not justify the current price of the company.
Using elements of machine learning, I analyzed many options for comparative assessment of NVIDIA through multiples. As a result, I found only three models that allow a more or less reasonable judgment of the relative value of the company. To my surprise, all of these models are based on growth-adjusted multiples. This suggests that growth is a determining factor in the level of NVIDIA multiples.
A comparative valuation of NVIDIA through the forward P/E (next FY) to growth multiple indicates that the company is undervalued by 18%. But the quality of this model is not high enough:

Nvidia comparative valuation via PEG

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Nvidia comparative valuation via PEG

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Considering the EV/Revenue to growth multiple, NVIDIA seems expensive:

Nvidia comparative valuation via EV/Revenue

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Nvidia comparative valuation via EV/Revenue

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The same is true for the EV/EBITDA multiple:

Nvidia comparative valuation via EV/EBITDA

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Nvidia comparative valuation via EV/EBITDA

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Judging by the proposed multiples, I cannot make an unambiguous conclusion. The only thing that can be stated is that the company’s growth rate is a determining factor in the level of NVIDIA multiples. The slowdown should significantly reduce the level of its multiples.
When predicting NVIDIA’s revenue for the next ten years, I proceeded from the average expectations of analysts. According to consensus forecasts, in the next decade, the company’s annual revenue will exceed $160 billion.
NVIDIA’s operating margin has reached 35% in the last quarter. This is close to the historical maximum of the company. But the model is based on the assumption that the operating margin over the next 10 years will gradually decline to 30% in the terminal year. This is a standard approach based on the likely increase in competition.

Nvidia operating margin chart
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Here is the calculation of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital:

NVIDIA WACC

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Some explanations:
Here’s the model itself:

NVIDIA DCF model

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The DCF-based target price of NVIDIA’s shares is $233, offering 12% downside. At the same time, in my opinion, I considered a relatively positive scenario for the future development of the company.
Looking at NVIDIA in the context of free cash flow, I want to draw your attention to one important indicator – the free cash flow yield. It shows how much the company generates free cash flow per dollar of its market price.
Free Cash Flow Yield = Free Cash Flow TTM / Market Capitalization
I compared this figure of NVIDIA with other technology companies and closest competitors. Alas, the company’s figure is the lowest:

Nvidia vs other tech stocks free cash flow
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The free cash flow that NVIDIA generates for every dollar of its capitalization is about 1%. This is lower than the US 10-year treasury yield. I don’t even compare with inflation. In general, this is a wake-up call for an investor.
From October to November last year, NVIDIA’s share price rose nearly 80%. During this period, two gaps were recorded. These gaps have defined strong support levels. And the first of these levels seems to have already been broken. In my opinion, before the level of the second support is reached, it is premature to talk about the completion of the correction.

Nvidia technical Chart

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I do not share the optimism of those who believe that NVIDIA is an extremely attractive investment at its current price. I won’t jump to conclusions about the company’s long-term potential just yet, but it’s highly likely that the decline will continue in the short term.
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