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The Best PC Builds. Our title is practically self-explanatory. Unlike the System Builder Marathon, these configurations are not chosen by Tom's Hardware's editors. They are submitted and selected by our forum members based on defined pricing tiers. Every so often, we ask the community for its help picking parts based on performance and features for the price.

With Fall soon upon us, and Ryzen available to compete with Intel at every budget category, the time has come to ask Tom's Hardware members to once again submit their Best Builds. We're raising the stakes this time around, and will be sending members with winning submissions Newegg gift card good for $100.

We are accepting submission in each budget category until Thursday, September 14th. After the submission period will but the top builds to a Community vote. The builds with the most votes in each category will be crowned the Best Build.

This thread is for the $1,250 budget category. Please only submit builds within the $1,250 budget category to this thread. All other builds will be disqualified.

Please make sure to follow the ground rules below. Any builds over budget will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:
  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
  • Do not go over budget.
  • Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
  • Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
  • Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
  • Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
  • Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
  • Provide links to the Amazon or Newegg product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums.



Here are links to all seven build categories:

$500 Budget Build
$750 Budget Build
$1000 Budget Build
$1250 Budget Build
$1500 Budget Build
$2000 Budget Build
$2500 Budget Build


Good luck and may the best build win!
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More about builds 2017 250 budget category
  1. Ice Cold 3000
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($130.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba - P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1259.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-29 19:29 EDT-0400

    Base Total: $1249.82
    Shipping: $9.98
  2. The Balance
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1249.69
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-29 11:52 EDT-0400

    Base Total: $1239.71
    Shipping: $9.98
    Total: $1249.69

    Total without shipping : $1239.71
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 LED Turbo (Red) 66.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($121.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($509.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1243.92
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-22 21:02 EDT-0400
    Edited to remove shipping costs, in compliance with contest rules
  4. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZC4CxY

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Alpine 11 Pro Rev. 2 36.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus - H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Plextor - M8Pe 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.00 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Turbo Video Card ($714.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool - D-Shield ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($40.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1246.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-24 17:55 EDT-0400
  5. 1080p Build #144

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.89 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen MAX 97.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($449.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Zalman - Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Enermax - REVOLUTION X't 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Base Total: $1241.82
    Shipping: $6.98

    Total: $1248.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-13 22:22 EDT-0400

    P.S.: pretty much wanted to swap the case for a masterbox 5t for 9 bucks more, but you know the rules sigh
  6. The Enthusiast:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($113.89 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($158.44 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($444.84 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1247.11
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-23 11:03 EDT-0400
  7. Kabuto

    Highest GTX 1080 clockspeed at its pricepoint...No compromises on quality...solid upgradability

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($76.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($121.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AORUS xtreme edition Video Card ($569.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1240.98
    Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00; Shipping: $8.98 not considered.
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-24 06:47 EDT-0400
  8. "GTX 1080 in mini ITX for under $1250"
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($117.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($142.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Base Total: $1242.93
    Shipping: $5.98
    Total: $1248.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-31 09:22 EDT-0400
  9. The Carry On

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($117.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($127.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: MyDigitalSSD - BPX 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($78.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1256.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-23 14:43 EDT-0400
    Minus Ship: <11.98>
    Build Cost: $1,244.92
  10. "Mommy What's A Console?"

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Black 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card ($294.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1230.45
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-23 19:53 EDT-0400
  11. "Artic Fox"

    Good medium range gaming rig with upgrade head room.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($115.55 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($119.60 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($444.84 @ Amazon)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1234.08
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-23 23:29 EDT-0400
  12. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.14 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Turbo Video Card ($714.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool - KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - BQ 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Deepcool - XFAN 120 44.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1249.06
    Prices DO NOT include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-24 08:51 EDT-0400

    "This build maximizes performance in graphically intensive workloads (without SLI) while being able to hold its own in cpu intensive loads - for the price. The case fan included should be used on the Hyper212 EVO since it comes with brackets to mount an additional fan."
  13. Back in the Village

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid Pro 280 64.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.97 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card ($419.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1270.76
    Less Shipping: $24.96
    Base Total: $1245.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-13 23:07 EDT-0400
  14. Crush the competition.

    This one has a lot of punch in a little package.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($121.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($87.97 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.92 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.89 @ Newegg)
    Base Total: $1246.64
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-24 13:57 EDT-0400
  15. $1250 Bang-For-The-Buck Beast

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SanDisk - Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($25.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($524.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($40.77 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - BQ 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master - Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($12.05 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1259.63
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-24 17:04 EDT-0400

    Shipping Cost: $11.97
    Actual Build Cost: $1247.66
  16. Budget 4K Gaming Sleeper

    4K Gaming is mostly GPU bound so the Ryzen 5 1400 will do fine. For 4K gaming you should have at least 16GB of RAM, and you can get another 16GB in the future with the one available slot. You can overclock with the B350 motherboard and the 250GB SSD can store several games. Upgrading to more storage is easy. This comes in a "sleeper" case and nobody will ever think you have a GTX 1080 Ti in there.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($163.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($739.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($18.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.89 @ Newegg)
    Base Total: $1247.64
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-09 23:33 EDT-0400
  17. RAMed up your glass
    A workstation build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($68.06 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY - Quadro P600 2GB Video Card ($178.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Azza - Titan 240 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1247.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 19:07 EDT-0400
  18. Provost's Pick 8/25/17

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($215.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($443.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill - CULLINAN ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1223.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 19:26 EDT-0400
  19. Blinded by the White

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($151.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Apevia - X-MIRAGE (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1248.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-12 15:10 EDT-0400
  20. Category 7
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($40.88 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB D5X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1252.78
    Minus Shipping: - $2.97
    Base Total: = $1249.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-30 14:17 EDT-0400
  21. EDSHOT MASHIN

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($138.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Turbo OC Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($40.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1241.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-11 04:02 EDT-0400
  22. TG for the sake of TG

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB D5X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Azza - Titan 240 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: Seagate 1TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST1000DM010) ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1250.81
    Minus Shipping: $0.99
    Base Total: $1249.82
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-30 23:08 EDT-0400
  23. "Change for some McDonalds"


    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CrzLZ8
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CrzLZ8/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($323.98 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($37.78 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($108.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($79.90 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - BX300 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.78 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.52 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($485.98 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($91.57 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA - 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.52 @ Amazon)

    *PRICE BEFORE SHIPPING & TAX***Base Total: $1247.31

    Total: $1364.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-01 12:16 EDT-0400
  24. I'll take AMD 6 core build for $1250

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X370-A ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($126.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SanDisk - Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Toshiba - P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1252.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-03 23:41 EDT-0400

    Base Total: $1247.91
    Shipping: $4.99
    Total: $1252.90
  25. Cougar i7-7700K-1080

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($23.89 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z270M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($57.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: MyDigitalSSD - BPX 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Turbo OC Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar - Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1241.72
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 05:55 EDT-0400


    Base Total: $1234.73
    Shipping: $6.99
    Total: $1241.72
  26. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($140.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($58.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($564.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Azza - SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1258.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-13 21:48 EDT-0400

    Base Total: $1249.91
    Shipping: $8.98
    Total: $1258.89
  27. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming K3 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.75 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card ($294.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($141.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.83 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1235.49
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-04 19:32 EDT-0400

    Base Total: $1238.51
    Promo Discounts: -$10.00
    Shipping: $6.98
    Total: $1235.49

    Not a hard core gaming rig. More for casual gamers and processing videos.
  28. Big White

    Best bang for your buck gaming/streaming/productivity rig out there!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($30.95 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($143.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($53.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.45 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB D5X Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: DIYPC - P48-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.97 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill - 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1263.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-09 22:18 EDT-0400
    Base total: 1249.33
  29. Red Striker

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 CPU Cooler ($37.33 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z270 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($117.82 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - Gold 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.86 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GAMING X 4G Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: DIYPC - Solar-M1-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.97 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)

    Base Total: $1174.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-09 15:45 EDT-0400
  30. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB D5X Video Card ($534.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($46.99 @ Amazon)
    Other: SAMA Maxcool-W ($39.79)
    Other: Apacer AS340 PANTHER 2.5" 240GB ($78.99)
    Total: $1255.21
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-12 21:27 EDT-0400
    Base Total: $1248.23
    Shipping: $6.98
  31. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($544.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1230.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-12 18:33 EDT-0400

    Base Total: $1232.93
    Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
    Shipping: $17.97
    Total: $1230.90
  32. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1248.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-13 12:28 EDT-0400
  33. The Classic
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($126.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.95 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.90 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1237.77
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-14 09:29 EDT-0400

    I went for a simple black and white theme with this. I considered going for a 1080 ti or 7700k/1700 but I felt the sacrifices that had to be made to do so wouldn't be worth the extra performance.
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