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Black Friday: build your PC for music production saving money

Today we focus on building your next music production PC thanks to Black Friday sales

Black Friday 2019 is here and what’s the best time if not now to upgrade your studio PC for music production? Besides the very good deals for plugins, gears, service subscriptions, there is a lot of PC’s hardware on sale; this is why today we focus on building your next music production PC thanks to Black Friday sales.

Take note that we’re going to divide US and EU deals.

Laptops on sale (US)

Apple MacBook Air
Apple MacBook Air deal for Black Friday

If you want a cheap laptop that does everything needed for a music producer and that, maybe, supports even Logic X, on Amazon the Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) is on a special 35 % discount from $ 999 to $ 649.99. Light, compact, fast and compatible with all the major software and hardware like Ableton, FL, Logic X, MIDI keyboards, drum machines and more.

ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop
ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop
HP ENVY 13 Inch Thin Laptop
HP ENVY 13 Inch Thin Laptop

If you’re a Windows user instead, HP and ASUS have one interesting deal for each. The HP ENVY 13 Inch Thin Laptop with its touchscreen 4k display, a super-fast i7 CPU, 16GB SDRAM, 512GB SSD and up to 12 hours of using is surely the best choice for $ 929. For about $ 30 less ASUS ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop offers almost the same specs with a faster SSD but less RAM (8 Gb).

Desktop PC components for music production on sale for Black Friday (US)

Unfortunately, Amazon for CPUs hasn’t such discount prices. Instead, if you have a look at BestBuy you’ll be able to find an Intel Core i7-9700K for less than $ 300. With such a CPU you’ll need a good motherboard and dissipation system. The ASUS Prime Z370-A II and MSI – MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS are what you need. Both are at $ 114.99 and are built for speed and stability. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler is the perfect choice to keep your CPU at low temperature even at high loads; the cooler is 15 % off for Black Friday.

Everything needs to be mounted on a good PC case. The Thermaltake V200 is on a special $ 64 price on Amazon and it already mounts 3 + 1 in the back fans to keep your monster at low temperature.

A good pair of RAM is always needed on your PC. The CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) are on an incredible price of $ 66.99 making you save almost $ 10 from the original price.

Now we need some storage and a basic GPU (you don’t need to gaming on this 😉 ). Run the OS fast with a Samsung – 860 EVO 500GB for only $ 59.99 and use the Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive to store your sample libraries for only $ 49.99. As soon as you need to make music and not play games, the XFX – AMD Radeon RX 550 is more than ok.

You now need a lot of power to run this incredible machine. Luckily EVGA SuperNOVA 850 PQ is at around 25% off.

Making a little sum, for less than $ 900 you have an incredible computing power; it, not only will make all the plugins, DAWs and music production software fly, but you won’t need to change or upgrade your machine for a long time.

PS Components are for a brand new PC. If you want to upgrade yours, make sure the components are compatible with your system.