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last update: April 19 / '18

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 35 - April 2018


"Nott" (April 2018) - Rank 1

CPU
180
95
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1050 (02G-P4-6152-KR)
280
Ram
175
Motherboard
150
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
225
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
110
Case
55
45
Sub-Total
1280
1260

Speakers

35
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
15
Sub-Total
1395
1375

Operating System

95
Sub-Total
1490
1470

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

175

110
Total
1665
1560


Rank 1, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
230
Graphics card
370
Motherboard
Asus TUF X470-Plus Gaming (Single graphic card use only)
160
Total
-20
-20


"Caleb" (April 2018) - Rank 2

CPU
180
95
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1060, 6 gig (06G-P4-6262-KR)
475
460
Ram
405
Motherboard
210
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
225
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
110
Case
55
45
Sub-Total
1765
1730

Speakers

50
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1905
1870

Operating System

95
Sub-Total
2000
1965

Monitor

Asus VS238H-P 23" 1920x1080

175

110
Total
2175
2075


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
330
Graphics card
370
Motherboard
Asus TUF X470-Plus Gaming (Single graphic card use only)
100
Total
-278
-273


"Fjord" (April 2018) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
250
95
Graphics card
Evga SC GTX 1070 (08G-P4-5173-KR)
695
Ram
405
Motherboard
210
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
450
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
Case
180
150
Sub-Total
2405
2375

Speakers

50
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
90
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
2645
2615

Operating System

95
Sub-Total
2740
2710

Monitor

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q 24" 1920x1080 180Hz

425
Total
3165
3135


"Jester" (April 2018) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
350
95
Graphics card
1225
Ram
405
Motherboard
250
Sound
150
Solid state drive
450
Optical
none
free
Power Supply
180
120
Case
180
160
Sub-Total
3285
3205

Speakers

55
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
35
Keyboard
100
Gamepad (optional)
40
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
3590
3510

Operating System

95
Sub-Total
3685
3605

Monitor

Asus ROG PG348Q 34" 3440 x 1440 100Hz
or Asus ROG Swift PG248Q 24" 1920x1080 180Hz

1200
Total
4885
4805


"Mollymauk" (April 2018) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
350
110
Graphics card
Evga Superclocked GTX 1080 Ti (11G-P4-6393-KR) x2
2450
Ram
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 x2 for 64 gig
810
Motherboard
250
Sound
150
Solid state drive
Hard drive
450
200
Optical
80
60
Power Supply
230
185
Case
180
160
Sub-Total
5260
5175

Speakers

285
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
5
Mouse
100
Mouse pad
25
Keyboard
120
Gamepad (optional)
40
Surge Protection
40
Sub-Total
5875
5790

Operating System

95
Sub-Total
5970
5895

Monitor

Asus ROG PG348Q 34" 3440 x 1440 100Hz
or Asus ROG Swift PG248Q 24" 1920x1080 180Hz

1200
Total
7170
7085

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