High Performance, High Price
Big Budget, High Performance Gaming PC Build
Customer had a big budget in mind for a top spec gaming pc. They wanted a low-key black and white glowing aesthetic so it wasn’t too distracting having it in the living room. This is the breakdown in parts.
Cost and Parts
How much did this build cost?
- Geforce 1080ti £970.02
Absolute beast of a graphics card. Hefty pricetag too. Current price on Amazon. Ended up making a deal for a pre-owned card saving around £350. With white metal backplate included
- EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 £94.99
Fully modular PSU, great quality and enough power to really push the whole machine.
- 1TB Samsung Evo m.2 SSD £154.99
Currently on offer during the black friday sale until 29th. Hard to find a better SSD for this price.
- Sahara P35 Black Tempered Glass Case £79.99
Nice looking case with tinted black tempered glass sides. Needed for a more subtle look as customer was going to have this in the living room and didnt want anything too bright or overpowering. Nice cable management options and comes with RGB fans and controller.
- Corsair H115i AIO Cooler £114.99
Great All in one cooler, better aesthetic options available but great performance and keeps CPU cool even when overclocking
- CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x £119.00
I've built many gaming rigs with this CPU and performance wise it's amazing. Can't beat the price too.
- MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON £119.98
Gaming motherboard by MSI. Nice RGB options, great for overclocking and every extra feature you could need.
- Shakmods Sleeved cable extensions. £11.99
Purely for appearance but these options really push any pc build to the next level. 100% not needed but I love them
- Corsair Vengance RGB DDR4 £99.48
Went for a total of 32GB RGB DDR4 Ram (although will only be left using white for this build) although if you are going for a bright full rgb build i'd really recommend the rgb pro.
- HyperX 480G Fury RGB SSD £85.58
For extra storage 2 RGB SSD drives. Never used them before but once you get the awkward wiring sorted they look good.
Note: Cost of parts when built, some may have been on offer or changed since. Click the links to see current prices.
Pre built or custom built
Building a PC part by part will always work out cheaper than an off the shelf solution. Companies have to make their money somewhere and it’s usually in little substitutes you wouldn’t think about. Like a small SSD for programs and large HDD for storage. Cheap power supply and case or stock cooling options.
This is however a big budget PC, have a look at a similar option off the shelf. An option from Stormforce.
Cut corners where you can, or upgrade later
The prebuilt option, to it’s credit has most of what our build has as well as a much more powerful (and expensive CPU) with the CPU jumping up by around £400-500 more than our Ryzen 5.
But the custom built option has a full aesthetic build with GPU backplate, RGB fans & SSDs, Sleeved cables and a solid AIO cooler. As well as the secondary storage being SSD and not HDD.
The total price difference: £1,159.35 (including build fee)
This isn’t a like for like comparison but both machines will perform the same level and that difference in price is too big to ignore.
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