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last update: December 2 / '20

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 41 - November 2020


"Cook" (November 2020) - Rank 1

CPU
300
80
Graphics card
Evga GTX 1660 (06G-P4-1068-KR)
330
Ram
71
Motherboard
190
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
45
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
120
Case
85
Sub-Total
1221
1221

Speakers

41
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
none
0
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
14
Sub-Total
1326
1326

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
1436
1436

Monitor

Acer GN246HL 24" 1920x1080 165Hz

250
Total
1576
1576


Rank 1, Intel

CPU
275
80
Graphics card
310
Motherboard
180
Total
-55
-55


"Magellan" (November 2020) - Rank 2

CPU
Ryzen 5 5600X
Corsair Hydro Series H60 2018
300
80
Graphics card
470
Ram
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 32-gig
110
Motherboard
190
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Hard Drive
100
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
210
Case
85
Sub-Total
1545
1545

Speakers

250
Mouse
35
Mouse pad
none
0
Keyboard
15
Surge Protection
30
Sub-Total
1875
1875

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
1985
1985

Monitor

Acer GN246HL 24" 1920x1080 165Hz

250
Total
2225
2225


Rank 2, Intel

CPU
275
80
Graphics card
460
Motherboard
280
Total
+55
+55


"Drake" (November 2020) - Rank 3

CPU
Cooling
450
80
Graphics card
530
Ram
210
Motherboard
190
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
135
Optical
none
0
Power Supply
210
Case
150
Sub-Total
1955
1955

Speakers

250
Mouse
90
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
50
Surge Protection
42
Sub-Total
2417
2417

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
2527
2527

Monitor

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A 27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz

430
Total
2947
2947


Rank 3, Intel

CPU
385
80
Graphics card
580
Ram
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 2666 32-gig
130
Motherboard
280
Total
+5
+5


"Armstrong" (November 2019) - Rank 4

CPU
Cooling
550
180
Graphics card
730
Ram
210
Motherboard
390
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
135
Optical
none
free
Power Supply
240
Case
150
Sub-Total
2585
2585

Speakers

160
Mouse
120
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
180
Gamepad (optional)
60
Surge Protection
42
Sub-Total
3177
3177

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
3287
3287

Monitor

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A 27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz

430
Total
3717
3717


Rank 4, Intel

CPU
550
180
Graphics card
650
Ram
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 2666 32-gig
130
Motherboard
385
Total
-165
-165


"Aldrin" (November 2020) - Rank 5

CPU
Cooling
550
180
Graphics card
730
Ram
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro - AMD tuned DDR4 3600 32-gig x2 for 64 gig
420
Motherboard
400
Sound
On-board motherboard sound
free
Solid state drive
Hard drive
135
215
Optical
50
Power Supply
290
Case
150
Sub-Total
3120
3120

Speakers

300
Speaker cable
AmazonBasics digital cable
8
Mouse
120
Mouse pad
30
Keyboard
180
Gamepad (optional)
60
Surge Protection
42
Sub-Total
3860
3860

Operating System

110
Sub-Total
3970
3970

Monitor

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A 27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz
or
ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ - 43" 3840 x 2160 (4k) 144Hz. - Note though this is huge, and not as color accurate as the TUF.
or
Asus PG35VQ - 35" 3440 x 1440 (ultra wide) 200Hz - By far the most expensive option, but being a bit lower resolution than 4k your system will push faster framerates. Also, it has the wider aspect ratio.

430
or
1650
or
3700
Total
4400
4400


Rank 5, Intel

CPU
530
180
Graphics card
650
Ram
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3600 32-gig x2 for 64 gig
300
Motherboard
385
Total
-235
-235

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