I've been postponing the purchase of a new PC until system requirements came out for Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and a few other games. Prices seem to be getting close to where I want them, but it occurs to me that Black Friday is less than two months away. I've never been in the market for a new PC around this time of year before - are there really any good deals for current models on or around Black Friday?
I don't want to buy some POS or a discontinued model that will need a ton of upgrades, but I also don't care about having the absolute latest and greatest machine. I'm not the type to insist on having all settings at maximum - I survived Fallout 3 and currently play LOTRO on an old 3GHz P4 w\ GeForce 7600 AGP video card, for crying out loud - but I don't want bottom of the barrel either.
Historically speaking, are there some decent Black Friday deals, or should I just jump on something now if I see a good price? Are there any video cards or CPUs in the pipeline that are supposed to hit the shelves between now and then?
I'm sure you might find some, but you might get your face stepped on at the store