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last update: August 4 / '19

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 mainstream gaming.
Rank 3 is a higher mainstream gaming system.
Rank 4 is a high-end gaming system that reaches a bit into overkill, sometimes 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 or content creation. It may 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 38 - August 2019


"Lucy" (August 2019) - Rank 1

CPU
250
80
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1660 (06G-P4-1161-KR)
230
215
Ram
76
Motherboard
175
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
65
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
195
Case
90
70
Sub-Total
1161
1126

Speakers

30
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
13
Sub-Total
1269
1234

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
1379
1344

Monitor

Acer GN246HL 24" 1920x1080 144Hz

215
Total
1594
1559


Rank 1, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
250
Graphics card
360
Motherboard
190
Total
-65
-30


"Serenity" (August 2019) - Rank 2

CPU
250
80
Graphics card
472
Ram
85
Motherboard
230
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
65
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
195
Case
90
70
Sub-Total
1467
1447

Speakers

80
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
13
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1635
1605

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
1745
1725

Monitor

Acer GN246HL 24" 1920x1080 144Hz

215
Total
1960
1940


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
330
Graphics card
360
Motherboard
190
Total
-152
-132


"TARDIS" (August 2019) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
350
80
Graphics card
630
Ram
160
Motherboard
230
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
260
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
195
Case
190
Sub-Total
2095
2095

Speakers

80
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
120
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2400
2400

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
2510
2510

Monitor

Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ 27" 2560 x 1440 165Hz

715
Total
3225
3225


Rank 3, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
330
Graphics card
410
Motherboard
300
Total
-250
-250


"Enterprise" (August 2019) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
350
140
Graphics card
630
Ram
160
Motherboard
282
Sound
170
Solid state drive
260
Optical
none
free
Power Supply
180
Case
190
Sub-Total
2362
2362

Speakers

80
Mouse
45
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
150
Gamepad (optional)
45
Surge Protection
42
Sub-Total
2754
2754

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
2864
2864

Monitor

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27" 3840 x 2160 144Hz, 4k HDR

2250
Total
5114
5114


Rank 4, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
500
Graphics card
410
Motherboard
380
Total
-112
-112


"Galactica" (August 2019) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
485
140
Graphics card
1600
Ram
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 x2 for 64 gig
320
Motherboard
285
Sound
170
Solid state drive
Hard drive
450
165
Optical
75
Power Supply
260
Case
190
Sub-Total
4140
4140

Speakers

260
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
5
Mouse
45
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
150
Gamepad (optional)
45
Surge Protection
45
Sub-Total
4720
4720

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
4830
4830

Monitor

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27" 3840 x 2160 144Hz, 4k HDR

2250
Total
7080
7080


Rank 5, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
500
Graphics card
820
Motherboard
380
Total
-810
-810

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