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last update: August 7 / '17

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 34 - June 2017


"Pike" (June 2017) - Rank 1

CPU
250
92
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1050 (04G-P4-6255-KR)
160
150
Ram
130
Motherboard
260
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
150
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
115
105
Case
60
45
Sub-Total
1217
1182

Speakers

48
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
15
Sub-Total
1345
1310

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
1455
1420

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

130

110
Total
1585
1530


Rank 1, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
327
Graphics card
165
135
Ram
120
Motherboard
Asus Prime B350 Plus (Single graphic card use only)
100
Total
-180
-200


"Terry" (June 2017) - Rank 2

CPU
220
92
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
480
460
Ram
255
Motherboard
260
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
150
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
Case
60
45
Sub-Total
1637
1602

Speakers

70
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1797
1762

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
1907
1872

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

130

110
Total
2037
1982


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
327
Ram
230
Motherboard
Asus Prime B350 Plus (Single graphic card use only)
100
Total
-78
-58


"Percy" (June 2017) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
220
92
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
460
Ram
230
Motherboard
350
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
300
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
Case
180
Sub-Total
1952
1952

Speakers

70
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
90
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2212
2202

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
2322
2322

Monitor

Asus ROG PG27AQ 27" 3840x2160

880
Total
3202
3202


"Grog" (June 2017) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
390
92
Graphics card
Evga FTW GTX 1080 (08G-P4-6286-KR)
750
Ram
270
Motherboard
350
Sound
150
Solid state drive
306
Optical
none
free
Power Supply
140
120
Case
180
Sub-Total
2628
2608

Speakers

70
Mouse
65
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
120
Gamepad (optional)
45
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2993
2973

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
3103
3083

Monitor

Asus ROG PG348Q 34" 3440 x 1440, 144Hz with G-Sync (note the PG35VQ with HDR is coming soon.)
or Asus ROG PG27AQ 27" 3840x2160

1200
Total
4303
4283


"Matthew" (June 2017) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
1000
110
Graphics card
Evga FTW3 GTX 1080 Ti (11G-P4-6696-KR) x2 SLI/Surround/3d Vision
1560
Ram
560
Motherboard
350
Sound
150
Solid state drive
Hard drive
450
175
Optical
85
60
Power Supply
250
185
Case
180
Sub-Total
4870
4780

Speakers

365
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
7
Mouse
65
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
120
Gamepad (optional)
45
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
5537
5457

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
5657
5557

Monitor

Asus ROG PG348Q 34" 3440 x 1440, 144Hz with G-Sync (note the PG35VQ with HDR is coming soon.)
or Asus ROG PG27AQ 27" 3840x2160

1200
Total
6847
6757

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