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last update: July 13 / '14

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 26 - July 2014


"White rabbit" (July 2014) - Rank 1

CPU
225
Graphics card
155
145
Ram
Corsair Vengance 8 gig kit DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27 timed
95
Motherboard
125
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
130
Optical
Asus DVD/CD burner (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS)
20
Power Supply
120
Case
50
Sub-Total
920
910

Speakers

45
Mouse
50
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
18
Surge Protection
15
Sub-Total
1073
1063

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1173
1163

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

160

140
Total
1333
1303


Rank 1, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
130
Graphics card
190
170
Motherboard
Asus M5A78L-M LX (Single graphic card use only)
57
47
Total
-128
-148


"Bones" (July 2014) - Rank 2

CPU
225
Graphics card
Evga GTX 760, Superclocked, ACX (OC) (04G-P4-2768-KR)
290
280
Ram
Corsair Vengance Pro 16 gig kit DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27 timed
170
Motherboard
190
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
130
Optical
80
60
Power Supply
120
Case
50
Sub-Total
1255
1225

Speakers

90
Mouse
80
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1490
1460

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1590
1560

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

160

140
Total
1750
1700


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
180
Motherboard
135
115
Total
-100
-120


"Scotty" (July 2014) - Rank 3

CPU
225
Graphics card
390
370
Ram
Corsair Vengance Pro 16 gig kit DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27 timed
170
Motherboard
190
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
250
Optical
80
60
Power Supply
160
Case
120
Sub-Total
1585
1545

Speakers

90
Mouse
80
Mouse pad
35
Keyboard
120
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
1950
1920

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2050
2020

Monitor

Asus VN247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 x3 for triple monitor - 3x1 config, minimum 5760x1080 total resolution

510
Total
2560
2530


Rank 3, alternate parts; single monitor

Graphics card
Evga GTX 760, Superclocked, ACX (OC) (04G-P4-2768-KR)
290
280
Monitor
Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080
160
140
Total
-450
-460

Rank 3, alternate parts

Graphics card
Asus R9 290 (R9290-DC2OC-4GD5)
(Triple monitor via Eyefinity.)
410
390
Total
+20
+20


"Spock" (July 2014) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling (Optional)
315
60
315
50
Graphics card
590
Ram
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 gig kit DDR3-2133 11-11-11-27 timed
180
Motherboard
210
Sound
120
Solid state drive
250
Optical
80
60
Power Supply
160
Case
120
Sub-Total
2085
2055

Speakers

90
Mouse
80
Mouse pad
35
Keyboard
120
Gamepad (optional)
45
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2495
2465

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2595
2565

Monitor

Asus VN247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 x3 for triple monitor - 3x1 config, minimum 5760x1080 total resolution

510
Total
3105
3075


Rank 4, alternate parts

Graphics card
Asus R9 290X (R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5)
(Triple monitor via Eyefinity.)
550
530
Total
-40
-60


"Kirk" (July 2014) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling (Optional)
315
95
Graphics card
Evga GTX 780, 6 gig, ACX Cooler (06G-P4-3787-KR) x3 SLI/Surround/3d Vision
1770
Ram
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 gig kit DDR3-2133 11-11-11-27 timed x2 for 32 gig
360
Motherboard
210
Sound
120
Solid state drive
Hard drive
500
190
Optical
80
60
Power Supply
160
Case
120
Sub-Total
3920
3900

Speakers

340
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
5
Mouse
80
Mouse pad
35
Keyboard
120
Gamepad (optional)
45
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
4585
4565

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
4685
4665

Monitor

ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080, 144Hz, x3 for triple monitor - 3x1 config, minimum 5760x1080 total resolution, Nvidia 3D Surround ready
Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080 x1 for non-gaming apps (optional)

810
160

810
140
Nvidia 3D Vision 2
Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision 2 kit
Extra glasses (optional) (in case you want to watch 3D Blu-ray with a friend / loved one.)
150
90
Total
5895
5855


LAN


"Riker" (July 2014) - Rank 2

CPU
225
Graphics card
Evga GTX 760, Superclocked, ACX (OC) (04G-P4-2768-KR)
290
280
Ram
Corsair Vengance 8 gig kit DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27 timed
95
Motherboard
Asus Z97M-PLUS (single graphics card use only)
125
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
130
Optical
Asus DVD/CD burner (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS)
20
Power Supply
120
Case
130
120
Sub-Total
1135
1115

Headphones

60
Mouse
80
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
15
Sub-Total
1315
1295

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
1415
1395

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

160

140
Total
1575
1535


"Picard" (July 2014) - Rank 4

CPU
315
Graphics card
390
370
Ram
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 gig kit DDR3-2133 11-11-11-27 timed
180
Motherboard
165
Sound
X-Fi on-motherboard
free
Hard Drive
250
Blu-ray/DVD
80
60
Power Supply
150
120
Case
130
120
Sub-Total
1660
1580

Headphones

60
Mouse
80
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
120
Sub-Total
1945
1865

Operating System

100
Sub-Total
2045
1965

Monitor

Asus VN247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 - Ideally you want three for Nvidia Surround, however, triple monitor may not be ideal for LAN travel depending on the situation.

170
Total
2215
2135

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