Over at Best Buy, you can nab an Intel 9th generation Core i5-9400 processor for just $129.99. We don’t recall ever seeing it go for this low—elsewhere, you’re looking at spending around $190 and up on this chip, making this an excellent Cyber Monday CPU deal.
The i5-9400 is essentially the same as the i5-9400F, one of the best CPUs for gaming if you’re on a budget, except the i5-9400 offers integrated graphics. Even if you’re using a discrete GPU—and you should be, for a gaming PC—having integrated graphics slots this just above the 9400F in terms of value. It’s also nice to have a integrated graphics as a backup, in case your discrete GPU gives up the ghost, and you can use Intel’s Quick Sync video hardware to help offload video encoding and decoding.