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last update: April 19 / '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 33 - April 2017


"Pike" (April 2017) - Rank 1

CPU
240
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1050 (04G-P4-6255-KR)
160
150
Ram
120
Motherboard
170
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
135
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
112
92
Case
55
45
Sub-Total
992
952

Speakers

40
Mouse
37
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
15
Sub-Total
1124
1084

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1224
1184

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

130

110
Total
1354
1314


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
-22
-2


"Terry" (April 2017) - Rank 2

CPU
220
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
440
420
Ram
230
Motherboard
170
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
135
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
140
120
Case
55
45
Sub-Total
1390
1340

Speakers

80
Mouse
37
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1562
1512

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1662
1612

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

130

110
Total
1792
1722


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
327
Ram
230
Motherboard
Asus Prime B350 Plus (Single graphic card use only)
100
Total
-37
-37


"Percy" (April 2017) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
240
60
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
460
Ram
230
Motherboard
220
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
306
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
140
120
Case
100
90
Sub-Total
1756
1726

Speakers

80
Mouse
37
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
90
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2028
1998

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2128
2018

Monitor

Asus PB298Q 29" 2560x1080

350
Total
2378
2448


"Grog" (April 2017) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
340
60
Graphics card
Evga FTW GTX 1080 (08G-P4-6286-KR)
560
Ram
230
Motherboard
300
Sound
100
Solid state drive
306
Optical
85
60
Power Supply
140
120
Case
150
120
Sub-Total
2271
2196

Speakers

80
Mouse
50
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
160
Gamepad (optional)
50
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2676
2601

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2776
2701

Monitor

Asus ROG PG348Q 34" 3440 x 1440, 144Hz with G-Sync

1200
Total
3976
3901


"Matthew" (April 2017) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
340
90
Graphics card
Evga FTW3 GTX 1080 Ti (11G-P4-6696-KR) x2 SLI/Surround/3d Vision
1400
Ram
Corsair Veance LPX DDR4 2666 x2
460
Motherboard
300
Sound
100
Solid state drive
Hard drive
525
175
Optical
85
60
Power Supply
205
185
Case
150
120
Sub-Total
3830
3755

Speakers

385
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
7
Mouse
50
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
160
Gamepad (optional)
50
Surge Protection
35
Sub-Total
4542
4467

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
4642
4567

Monitor

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

1200
Total
5842
5767


LAN


"Vex'ahlia" (April 2017) - Rank 2

CPU
Cooling
240
60
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1060, 6 gig (03G-P4-6160-KR)
250
Ram
120
Motherboard
170
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
135
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
112
92
Case
130
100
Sub-Total
1217
1093

Headphones

83
35
Mouse
37
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Sub-Total
1402
1278

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1502
1378

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

130

110
Total
1632
1498


"Vax'ildan" (April 2017) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
340
90
Graphics card
Evga FTW ACX3 GTX 1070 (OC) (08G-P4-6276-KR)
440
420
Ram
230
Motherboard
170
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
525
Blu-ray/DVD
none
0
Power Supply
140
120
Case
130
100
Sub-Total
2065
1995

Headphones

120
35
Mouse
37
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
90
Sub-Total
2362
2292

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2462
2392

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

130

110
Total
2592
2492

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