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last update: February 16 / '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 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 36 - November 2018


"Margo" (November 2018) - Rank 1

CPU
280
70
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1050 (02G-P4-6152-KR)
130
Ram
120
Motherboard
180
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
115
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
175
Case
75
55
Sub-Total
1140
1120

Speakers

45
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
15
Sub-Total
1260
1240

Operating System

120
Sub-Total
1380
1360

Monitor

Acer GN246HL 24" 1920x1080 144Hz

195
Total
1475
145


Rank 1, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
220
Graphics card
200
Motherboard
125
Total
-125
-105


"Eliot" (November 2018, updated February) - Rank 2

CPU
280
70
Graphics card
360
Ram
280
Motherboard
240
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
115
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
175
Case
75
55
Sub-Total
1595
1565

Speakers

75
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
15
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
25
Sub-Total
1755
1725

Operating System

120
Sub-Total
1875
1845

Monitor

Acer GN246HL 24" 1920x1080 144Hz

195

110
Total
2070
2040


Rank 2, alternate parts; AMD core

CPU
295
Graphics card
200
Motherboard
125
Total
-265
-285


"Alice" (November 2018) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
500
70
Graphics card
Evga RTX 2070 XC (08G-P4-2172-KR)
550
Ram
280
Motherboard
240
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
350
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
175
Case
150
130
Sub-Total
2315
2295

Speakers

75
Mouse
30
Mouse pad
40
Keyboard
130
Surge Protection
35
Sub-Total
2610
2590

Operating System

120
Sub-Total
2730
2710

Monitor

Asus ROG Swift PG27VQ 27" 2560 x 1440 165Hz

780
Total
3510
3490


"Quentin" (November 2018) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
500
140
Graphics card
Evga RTX 2080 XC (08G-P4-2182-KR)
800
Ram
280
Motherboard
290
Sound
140
Solid state drive
350
Optical
none
free
Power Supply
150
Case
150
130
Sub-Total
2800
2780

Speakers

75
Mouse
60
Mouse pad
40
Keyboard
160
Gamepad (optional)
50
Surge Protection
35
Sub-Total
3185
3165

Operating System

120
Sub-Total
3305
3285

Monitor

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

2000
Total
5305
5285


"Julia" (November 2018) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
950
140
Graphics card
1600
Ram
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 x2 for 64 gig
560
Motherboard
290
Sound
140
Solid state drive
Hard drive
350
150
Optical
95
Power Supply
210
Case
150
130
Sub-Total
4635
4615

Speakers

315
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
5
Mouse
60
Mouse pad
40
Keyboard
160
Gamepad (optional)
50
Surge Protection
35
Sub-Total
5420
5400

Operating System

120
Sub-Total
5540
5520

Monitor

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

2000
Total
7540
7520

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