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last update: November 9 / '16

Welcome to "rabb1t's systems page". This page is dedicated to those who would like a full system recommendation. The date listed next to the system name is when the system was first designed. I will change the builds about every 2 to 3 months depending on price and part changes. Build names are chosen in order to help people ponder a specific parts list over several months time.

A note on my recommendations:

The systems have references to "rank". Each rank is a bracket in terms of power and performance. As you increase rank you will increase your power as well as allowing for higher settings and higher resolutions, increasing your enjoyment of your games.

Rank 1 builds will be what I'd recommend as a minimum for gaming. A rank 1 build will be the lowest cost while not sacrificing too much in performance. For those in an area of the world where (newer) tech is more expensive this will likely be the build you want to look at the most.
Rank 2 is what I'd recommend as the best choice for good gaming on a tighter budget.
Rank 3 is a solid/higher mainstream gaming system.
Rank 4 is a higher-end gaming system that reaches a bit into overkill, featuring multiple graphic cards and possibly some bleeding edge technologies. This will offer the absolute best gaming experience and is an ideal choice for the gamer who wants it all without going into total overkill.
Rank 5 is an extreme system with a focus on gaming as well as general entertainment. It will feature multiple graphic cards or other bleeding edge technologies. This will offer the best gaming experience as well as going beyond into other entertainment.

As you can see, systems become more powerful and more expensive as you increase rank. Note that these systems are all gaming systems, and as such, parts selection is based on gaming performance. Items that frequently have rebates will show their common post-rebate price in green. Also note that these prices do not include any tax or shipping fees that may apply. You may wish to highlight and print the build you are doing for future reference. Global prices may not include rebates and may vary from prices in the U.S. Options for graphics have been included in some ranks to reflect price point scaling differences in the global market. Note that these options may be lower in price, but will also be lower in power. A single more powerful card (compared to dual lower cards) is always the better option.


Generation 32.1 - November 2016


"Pike" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 1

CPU
240
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1050 (04G-P4-6255-KR)
160
Ram
78
Motherboard
Asus Z170M-PLUS (single GPU only)
130
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
135
Optical
Asus DVD/CD burner (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS)
20
Power Supply
120
100
Case
55
45
Sub-Total
938
908

Speakers

40
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
15
Sub-Total
1063
1033

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1163
1133

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

140

120
Total
1303
1253


Rank 1, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
150
Graphics card
165
135
Ram
97
Motherboard
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 (Single graphic card use only)
75
65
Total
-211
-251


"Scanlan" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 2

CPU
240
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
460
Ram
160
Motherboard
150
140
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
135
Optical
Asus DVD/CD burner (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS)
20
Power Supply
120
100
Case
55
45
Sub-Total
1340
1210

Speakers

70
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1505
1465

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1605
1565

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

135

115
Total
1740
1680


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
CPU cooling
190
60
Ram
97
Motherboard
130
115
Total
-73
-88


"Tiberius" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
240
60
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
460
Ram
150
Motherboard
155
145
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
240
Optical
150
Power Supply
120
100
Case
110
Sub-Total
1685
1655

Speakers

70
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
130
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
1985
1955

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2085
2055

Monitor

Asus PB298Q 29" 2560x1080

380
Total
2465
2435


Rank 3, alternate parts

Graphics card
ASUS R9 390X (STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING)
600
Total
+140
+140


"Grog" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
340
60
Graphics card
Evga FTW GTX 1080 (08G-P4-6286-KR)
680
Ram
150
Motherboard
300
Sound
90
Solid state drive
240
Optical
150
Power Supply
120
100
Case
110
Sub-Total
2240
2220

Speakers

70
Mouse
50
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
130
Gamepad (optional)
60
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2620
2600

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2720
2700

Monitor

BenQ XR3501 35" 2560x1080

900

800
Total
3620
3500


Rank 4, alternate parts

Graphics card
ASUS R9 390X (STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING)
600
Total
-80
-80


"Matthew" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
340
150
Graphics card
Evga FTW GTX 1080 (08G-P4-6286-KR) x2 SLI/Surround/3d Vision
1360
1280
Ram
150
Motherboard
300
Sound
100
Solid state drive
Hard drive
240
175
Optical
115
Power Supply
200
175
Case
110
Sub-Total
3240
3135

Speakers

390
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
5
Mouse
40
Mouse pad
35
Keyboard
130
Gamepad (optional)
60
Surge Protection
35
Sub-Total
3935
3830

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
4035
3930

Monitor

Asus PG348Q 34" 3440x1440, 144Hz with G-Sync

1300
Total
5215
5230


LAN


"Vex'ahlia" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 2

CPU
Cooling
240
60
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1060, 6 gig (03G-P4-6160-KR)
250
Ram
78
Motherboard
Asus Z170M-PLUS (single GPU only)
130
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
135
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
100
Case
130
100
Sub-Total
1143
1093

Headphones

100
15
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
15
Sub-Total
1328
1278

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1428
1378

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

135

115
Total
1563
1493


"Vax'ildan" (Updated November 2016) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
340
150
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
460
Ram
205
Motherboard
Asus Z170M-PLUS (single GPU only)
130
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
240
Blu-ray/DVD
none
0
Power Supply
120
100
Case
130
100
Sub-Total
1775
1725

Headphones

130
15
Mouse
40
Mouse pad
20
Keyboard
100
Sub-Total
2080
2030

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2180
2130

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

135

115
Total
2315
2245

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