Hurry! The Vault Door Is Back Open!

Showing off yet another gaming PC that’s inside JaysPCVault, today we have this Ryzen 5 5600X and RTX 3070 build that you’ll have to act fast on. I featured a build from this seller just 3 weeks ago and the build sold pretty quickly, and I have a feeling history will repeat itself with this one again. Let’s take a look before it’s too late…

Favorite Features:

The Total Package – This build has it all whether you’re into gaming, streaming, content creation, coding, design work, etc. I love that they put 32GB of RAM in here, a super beefy 700W power supply to handle upgrades in the future, a 1TB SSD, and even the motherboard has built in WiFi and Bluetooth. This one is going to make my “First Upgrades” section down below a bit boring this week.

Endless Color Options – As you can see from the various pictures, you’ll be able to set the RGB colors of this build to whatever you want. The 4 case fans match up perfectly with the fan on the CPU cooler so it all looks integrated as one and it’s super clean. The black and grey cable extensions match with pretty much any color scheme too, and the entire interior of the build is black as well. These are some great choices aesthetically for a mid to high end build like this.

Same Day Shipping – I personally haven’t seen this advertised before on the website, but JaysPCVault is advertising that he ships out the builds the same day as the order if they are placed before 4PM PST. That’s absolutely huge to see and when you deal with a lot of different sellers on marketplaces, this is a welcomed treat. I hope we see more of this in the future from our top sellers.

Price to Performance Value

An RTX 3070 PC for $1250? That should already paint the picture of the value on this one. You just don’t see that kind of price to performance with prebuilt gaming PCs, let alone a brand new one like this that’s also rocking 32GB of RAM and super clean aesthetics. I do see a $1000 RTX 3070 Gaming PC on Jawa as well with a slightly older CPU, but honestly if that one doesn’t get snatched up I’ll probably be writing about it next week. Both of these are some serious value.

First Upgrades:

As I stated, this is literally the total package. Absolutely nothing jumps out as a necessity for upgrading first, so it’ll come down to where the buyer specifically wants to put more money. You can upgrade to a Ryzen 7 if you need more cores, you could grab a Gen 4 NVMe drive if you want more speed and/or more storage, and the entire build can handle a GPU upgrade if you want to get further into 1440p or 4K gaming.

Conclusion:

I’m starting to love when the vault doors open up to JaysPCVault and I’m excited to see more of what he has to offer. It’s great to see when a seller can consistently sell aesthetically pleasing builds that still have great price to performance, and he even has a good deal on an RTX 2060 Super that I honestly might snag up right now, I gotta go. ✌️

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Built for Speed and Style, A Gaming PC that’s Worthwhile

Introducing the ultimate affordable gaming experience, this is the Ryzen 5 3600 + RTX 3060 White Gaming PC and also the very first sale posting from KSystems. With the latest Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card, this PC is capable of delivering stunning visuals and smooth gameplay, no matter how demanding the game. The powerful and still relevant Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and 16 GB of RAM provide lightning-fast performance, allowing you to run multiple programs and play the latest games. The sleek white design of the PC case will look great in any setup, and it’s certainly worth diving into a bit more.

Favorite Features:

RTX 3060 on a Budget – Depending on who you ask, an $830 gaming PC is considered “budget” by a lot of people. Being able to pack in an RTX 3060 into a “budget” gaming PC is an amazing feat and it’s an incredible value for a first time PC gamer. The RTX 3060 can handle literally any game in 1080p, and it can reach into 1440p for a lot of titles as well.

Sama Z4 White Steel – This is a great case option that I recommend for a lot of PC sellers on the Jawa platform as it usually comes in at a great price for what you’re getting. This full ATX and all-white design looks pretty clean, has some solid airflow in the front panel, and comes with 4 preinstalled RGB fans. It matches perfectly with the other white components in the build and don’t be afraid to install a vinyl strip on the power supply because of the window in the PSU basement

KSystem’s Potential – Honestly this has less to do with this PC specifically, but I have a feeling based on this post that we are going to see a lot from KSystem’s in the near future. The photography skills are absolutely top notch, and the build quality matches a similar attention to detail style of focus. I’m hoping to see another post ASAP!

Price to Performance Value

This is the absolute cheapest gaming PC on Jawa right now that has an RTX 3060 and because it’s such a popular graphics card, I have a feeling this one won’t last on the market for too much longer. The Ryzen 5 3600 is indeed a couple generations old at this point, but it still pairs perfectly with the 3060 and there’s no bottleneck issue happening here.

First Upgrades:

The very first thing I would upgrade is the power supply. The EVGA W1 is one of the worst rated power supplies on the market and honestly you just don’t like to see them paired with any gaming PC over $300 or even at all. It’s not going to explode on the first day you get it, but pairing a W1 with an RTX 3060 is doing a huge disservice to the GPU and I would spend the $50-$70 to get a proper Tier A or Tier B unit and recycle that W1.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the Ryzen 5 3600 + RTX 3060 White Gaming PC is an excellent choice for those who want a powerful and stylish gaming PC without breaking the bank. With the latest Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card, a powerful Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, and 16GB of RAM, this PC can handle any game you throw at it. The sleek white design of the PC case adds a touch of class to any setup. KSystems is an up-and-coming seller that shows promise with this offering. Be sure to upgrade the power supply for the best long-term gaming experience. Don’t miss out on this incredible value!

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The JaysPCVault Has More Goodies

I recently featured one of JaysPCVault’s gaming PCs and we’re back at it again with some serious value. Here we are looking at a Ryzen 5 5600X and RTX 3060Ti build that doesn’t cost the “normal” price of $1250+, but it’s actually sneaking in just under $1000 which you love to see. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in the vault this time.

Favorite Features:

RTX 3060Ti Pricing – We’ll talk about the entire build price to performance in just a second, but when you strictly look at the GPU this is pretty unreal. Gaming PCs with an RTX 3060Ti have no business being under $1000, especially when they look this good. We’ll naturally start to see more of this pricing over the next few months with upcoming GPU launches, but for right now this is very solid value if you want a Team Green build.

Design – No surprise here, but obviously I’m a fan of the aesthetics and part selection on this one. The Montech Air 100 is an excellent mid range case with the preinstalled RGB fans, and the upHere cable extensions and ID Cooling CPU Cooler match up perfectly with the color scheme. I’m also eyeing up the attention to detail with how meticulous the cable combs are placed and I love the passion and craftsmanship on this one.

Built in WiFi/Bluetooth – A lot of new PC gamers still don’t understand the concept that WiFi and Bluetooth are “features” when it comes to desktop motherboards. Unlike laptops, phones, and tablets, not all desktop PCs come with these features included so it’s nice to se when they do. Of course this can always be alleviated with a USB dongle, but having WiFi and Bluetooth built right into the motherboard is great.

Price to Performance Value

Just like I mentioned, the GPU value alone on this one is great. There’s only 2 other RTX 3060Ti builds on the platform for this price right now and they don’t come anywhere close to the aesthetics or value that this one from JaysPCVault has. Also, good luck finding any RTX 3060Ti build from a big manufacturer for anywhere close to this price range, not going to happen!

First Upgrades:

This PC is dialed in and very well balanced. With the 1TB of NVMe storage, Ryzen 5 5600X, and RTX 3060Ti you could easily enjoy this build for years to come without doing anything other then dusting it out every few months. (Please don’t forget to do that) If the buyer ever gets in the mood to tinker and upgrade though, 32GB of RAM would be my first upgrade and then I would follow that up with a GPU upgrade to push further into 1440p gaming. The 5600X will certainly pair just fine with an upgrade, but the Gigabyte P650B will not. Make sure to upgrade that alongside a GPU upgrade if that’s the route you take.

Conclusion:

When I first featured JaysPCVault just 4 short weeks ago they were just getting started on the platform, and now they’re up to a pretty sizeable inventory with 11 sold products/builds so far and a 100% seller’s rating. The style of their builds aligns perfectly with what I typically like to feature on this newsletter, so expect to see more of their builds in the future.

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The Blizzard Isn’t Over Yet

Most of us in the United States got absolutely slammed over the weekend with freezing temperatures and a ton of snow for some, but today’s feature is keeping the storm alive with the “Blizzard” PC from TheCrwster’s Cruising PC’s. This is a budget to mid range brand new build that features the i3 12100F and RX 6600 and it’ll play any game you throw at it in 1080p. Let’s bundle up and take a look.

Favorite Features:

CPU + GPU Combo – The i3 12100F and RX 6600 is one of the best budget choices for a brand new gaming PC right now. This Intel model is much better than what people think, please don’t let the “i3” tag fool you. This combo can play literally any game in 1080p with some pretty solid results and the included cooler on the CPU matches the build’s aesthetics as well!

Winter Vibes – Not only is the light blue and white color scheme a home run for this winter weather, but I absolutely love how the seller took their pictures of the build with some actual snow in the background outside. These are some seriously cozy cold weather vibes and I would personally love to have a hot cup of coffee next to a build like this.

Lian Li 205M Mesh – This is a pretty solid and compact case if you haven’t seen it before. It comes with the 2 RGB fans in the front behind a mesh panel for a good amount of airflow, and the form factor is perfect for someone looking for a true medium/mATX sized footprint. It’s also super clean looking and there’s spots in the rear and up top for extra fans if you want more airflow or RGB.

Price to Performance Value

Again, we don’t have competition at this price range from a huge system integrator company, they don’t belong at this price range. (They couldn’t compete with a lot of the Jawa sellers on here for sure!) In terms of competition on the Jawa platform, there’s only 2 other RX 6600 builds that are cheaper than this one, but those both feature half of the storage and a CPU that’s 2 generations older, this one is the best valued in my opinion.

First Upgrades:

There’s a lot that you can do here, which is a good thing. I would first start with simply adding some extra fans, at least get an exhaust fan in the back. You can add a bright blue one back there to balance out the color scheme, and then you’ll have a more even airflow setup as well with intake and exhaust. After that, you’ll be able to piece things together over time depending on where you need more performance. If you want to upgrade to an i5 or i7 you’ll also want a better motherboard, and you can also upgrade that RX 6600 a bit for when you’re ready to jump into 1440p. (Remember to sell your old GPU here on Jawa to offset the cost!)

Conclusion:

I’m loving the winter vibes on this one and I’m sure someone else will soon too! This is the best RX 6600 value build on the platform right now, and it has the aesthetics and design to match it! To whoever buys this, please take a coffee picture with this build blurred behind your cup, I want to see it! ☕❄️

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Some Great Budget Options from R³ Tech

This PC has sold but a similar one is available from them here!

More and more people are interested in $500-$750 range right now, so I have an option for you that fits there perfectly! This $550 Ryzen 5 2600 and GTX 980 build is a huge hit for both performance and even aesthetics on a budget! Although I’m diving into this one today, I really like this upgraded $750 version that R³ Tech has posted as well.

Favorite Features:

Ryzen 5 2600 + GTX 980 Combo – This CPU and GPU combo is pretty solid for such a low priced gaming PC build. The 2600 allows you to get the full performance of the 980, which is still kicking hard here in 2023. The 980 with 4GB of VRAM can still play pretty much any title you throw at it in 1080p with decent FPS numbers. The seller lists what FPS you can expect in the posting and as you can see he’s measuring with High and Ultra settings, pretty impressive.

Color Scheme – You don’t often see such a color coordinated build around the $500 range, so of course I’m the person that’s going to snipe it out and talk about it. I absolutely love how the seller used white vinyl wrap on the power supply to match the white RGB colors, white/black extensions, and the RGB on the RAM as well. This looks amazing.

Warranty – You don’t always see this when a seller is building with several generations old hardware, but I love that they are including a 60 day warranty on all of the parts. This allows buyers to shop confidently knowing that even though it’s aging hardware, they’ll still be covered if something goes wrong with the seller.

Price to Performance Value:

The current market price of a used GTX 980 is right around $100, so the $550 total build cost makes sense here. There’s a few other GTX 980 builds on Jawa right now for around a similar price point, but I believe this is the best put together one on the platform and you’re also paying for a reliable purchasing experience. Getting a completed system that looks amazing paired with a 60 day warranty is definitely solid value at this budget price.

First Upgrades:

The first thing I would upgrade in a build like this is adding extra storage. 512GB is enough to get you started with applications and a few games, but most people are going to require 1TB at some point. The ASRock B450M/ac motherboard only has one M.2 slot unfortunately, so you’ll need a complete replacement if that’s the route you want to take. Otherwise, feel free to add a beefy 1TB or 2TB 2.5” SSD using one of the SATA ports.

Conclusion:

I’m really liking what I’m seeing with these budget builds from R³ Tech. I think this one has the most value and will sell the quickest, but be sure to check their page out for some other options as well!

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Check Out This Desktop from Jay’s Shop

Today we are checking out one of our newer sellers on the platform to mix things up a bit, and Jay’s Shop is starting off strong with this Ryzen 5 5500 and RTX 3060Ti build along with the other builds that he’s sold so far. For this build specifically, it certainly checks off my boxes with price to performance and aesthetics, but let’s dive a bit deeper into why I think this one is worth your time (and money).

Favorite Features:

RTX 3060Ti – Although it’s stated in the posting that the GPU is used, this is the reason why this build can be priced as low as it is. Brand new RTX 3060Ti builds are still very tricky to get at that $1000 mark, especially for a prebuilt, so I’m personally all for using this as an advantage here. I do appreciate that he also listed that the temperatures of the used ASUS RTX 3060Ti are still well within range (50°C while gaming and 62°C while stress testing) and that ensures that the product is still good to go despite having a previous owner.

Montech Air 100 – It’s no secret that I’m in love with this case. The Montech Air 100 is perfect for both PC flippers and buyers as it includes everything you need for an aesthetic PC at a low cost. The 4 preinstalled RGB fans can be controlled to whatever color scheme you want, there’s adequate air flow for proper cooling, and the footprint is right at that sweet spot mATX medium sized range.

XPG RAM Kit – I don’t typically highlight RAM kit as one of my favorite features, but here in December of 2022 I’m really hot on this product. The all white XPG kit has been going on a ton of sales lately and I’d highly recommend it to any PC builder trying to put together a white system. It not only looks super clean inside builds like this one, but the value of the 3200MHz kit competes with simple black kits as well and I just love how minimal the look is.

Price to Performance Value:

Being priced at exactly $1000 (before shipping from Ontario, Canada) certainly opens it up for some competition. If you compare this one to the big manufacturers like CYBERPOWER or iBUYPOWER, most of their $1100-$1200 builds only contain an RTX 3060, and even compared to the rest of the Jawa competition this is certainly up there. You do need to factor in the higher shipping cost from Canada of course, but right now I’m only seeing 2 other 3060Ti builds for this price point.

First Upgrades:

Per usual, this PC is ready to go right off the bat. However, there are a couple of things I’d consider upgrading within the first year or whenever you get the upgrading itch. Firstly I would probably boost up the Ryzen 5 5500. It’s capable right now for 1080p gaming for sure, but there’s a ton of upgrade potential to a better and faster Ryzen 5 or even a Ryzen 7 model. I would also recommend throwing Windows 11 on there because the seller is only including Windows 10, obviously not a huge deal but that’d be my personal preference. Every other upgrade would be the standard approach depending on if you personally need more RAM, storage, etc.

Conclusion:

I really like the first couple of builds that Jay’s Shop is throwing up on our platform to include this one. An RTX 3060Ti gaming PC priced at $1000 is super competitive and he’s already figured out the photo taking and PC aesthetic game which most sellers are often lacking. I hope this one goes to a new home soon so we can see the next PCs that Jay has to offer!

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This Build is Aging Like Fine Wine

Today’s featured build is sporting a CPU and GPU combo that you rarely see these days, but here’s my attempt at convincing you that this is an amazing build for the price! Both the aesthetics and performance are dialed in and this is a serious budget gaming PC build that you should consider if you’re currently hunting!

Favorite Features:

RX 5700XT – This 5700XT is several years old at this point, but make no mistake this can still crush 1080p gaming here in 2022 and going into 2023. For comparison, the 5700XT is right in between the newest AMD RX 6600XT and RX 6650XT models and also trades blows with the Nvidia RTX 3060. If you see an RTX 3060 or RX 6650XT completed system out in the wild for just $730, you’d obviously snatch that up right away!

Ryzen 5 3500X – I’ve mentioned this before, but the Ryzen 5 3500X is an amazing budget CPU for gamers that are craving pure price to performance value. If you’re strictly interested in PC gaming, then you won’t be limited by the lack of hyperthreading because this is a seriously fast CPU even without it. With 6 cores and 6 threads that can boost up to 4.1GHz, this is a fantastic option for these budget to mid range builds.

Seller’s Upgrade Options – The build itself is locked in and ready to go, but the seller is also offering optional upgrades as you can see towards the bottom of the post. If you’re interested in a PCIe WiFi, or maybe a WiFi + Bluetooth combo, then you can add that right into your order to make it simple.

Price to Performance Value:

Gaming Workstations & Services is already known on the platform for selling price to performance builds, and this is yet another example of why. For $730 you’re getting a solid CPU and GPU combo and it’s not competing with any bigger manufactures because they simply don’t produce builds this cheap. A gaming PC with this same level of performance but with all brand new and current generation hardware would probably run about $300+ more, so you’re saving a ton of money with these previous generation products.

First Upgrades:

The only glaring hole on this one is the RAM kit. A Ryzen 5 3500X should definitely be paired with a 3200MHz or 3600MHz RAM kit, so I would recommend removing the GSkill Ripjaws kit that’s in here as soon as you get the itch to boost the performance. Upgrading from 2400MHz to 3600MHz makes a significant difference with this setup and would be worth every penny. Don’t forget to sell the old kit here on Jawa!

Conclusion:

It’s just no surprise anymore when I see a solid price to performance and aesthetically pleasing build from Gaming Workstations & Services. They are building a household name on our platform and builds like this continue to raise the bar in terms of what gamers can get with their money.

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The Black Friday Deals Aren’t Over!

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are certainly not over because BubbleTeaBuilds is coming in HOT with this Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 2080 build for $900. Not only are the aesthetics dialed in, but for $900 this has some crazy price to performance value if you don’t mind stepping back a generation with the 2080, let’s dive a bit deeper.

Favorite Features:

RTX 2080 – Although a 2000 series GPU might be a turnoff for some people, it absolutely shouldn’t be as this is still a killer card going into 2023. The RTX 2080 compares around with AMD’s RX 6650XT and sits in between Nvidia’s newer RTX 3060 and RTX 3060Ti. When you consider that performance alone, $900 for a completed system is an amazing deal.

Thermaltake S200 – I still haven’t personally used this one, but judging from the photos this looks to be an amazing case in terms of performance and aesthetics. There’s certainly enough room for solid airflow and temperatures, and I love how clean and minimal the overall design is. There’s also enough room at the top and in the front for a radiator, should the buyer choose to upgrade to one in the future!

Free WiFi – The build is fantastic and I could talk more about the specifics, but I also wanted to mention the minor detail that the seller is including a PCIe WiFi adapter card with the build as well. Ethernet will always remain superior, but for those situations where you need to be wireless, you’ll be covered.

Price to Performance Value:

This is absolutely screaming value. You just don’t find RTX 3060 or RTX 3060Ti builds for $900 right now, much less a beautiful completed system like this one. This RTX 2080 is more than capable for most people trying to game at higher FPS on a 1080p monitor, so don’t let the 2000 series fool you here.

First Upgrades:

There’s a lot of options you can take here, but I would personally add more storage first and foremost. The 500GB NVMe is enough to start with, but the motherboard has more M.2 NVMe ports on there that you’ll want to use for bigger game libraries and media in the near future. After that, you can upgrade to 32GB of RAM if needed, and that Ryzen 5 3600 can be upgraded to a 5600X, or even a 5800X3D if you wanted to.

Conclusion:

This is a killer value build from BubbleTeaBuilds and it shouldn’t last long on the market. The older RTX 2080 could delay a purchase for longer than it should, but I wouldn’t anticipate this one being available at this low of a price for a long period of time.

PS, great job on the seller for perfectly laying out all of the key information a buyer would need such as the size of the build, performance tier, recommended resolution, etc. If you’re selling a PC build on the Jawa platform, I’d recommend using this as inspiration for your own build listings because this is fantastic.

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Drop into Al Mazrah with the Forge Hercules!

Warzone 2.0 is finally out now (anyone get a W yet?) and if you’re just now realizing your PC isn’t going to get your desired frame rates, then I have just the build for you! Introducing Forge Computers and their new Forge Hercules build, this is an absolute beauty packing a Ryzen 5 5600 and an RTX 3060Ti. This is a great option for taking advantage of a higher refresh rate monitor, especially in the new titles like Warzone 2.0, Overwatch 2, and Modern Warfare 2! (That’s a lot of 2’s, especially considering this is my 22nd Friday Feature, wow)

Favorite Features:

Performance – Like stated in the estimated benchmark section at the bottom of the post, this build can certainly deliver when it comes to high frame rates. For 1080p with Ultra settings you can expect around 140 FPS in Modern Warfare 2, 200 FPS in Overwatch 2, and 400 FPS in Apex Legends. (Again, those are just estimates)

Streamer Build – With all of these popular end of the year titles releasing, it’s only natural that more and more gamers want to jump into the world of livestreaming. A build like the Hercules is almost perfect for that because you have the higher 6 core count with the Ryzen 5 5600, and you can also utilize the NVENC encoder on the RTX 3060Ti. I would however recommend upgrading to 32GB of RAM if you want to stream, thank me later.

Aesthetics – You guessed it, obviously one of my favorite features about the Hercules is the design and this one is easily Tier S. I love that they built the PC with a power supply that has white cables to save money from buying extensions, the Vetroo V5 cooler matches perfectly with the build, and the built-in RGBs on the Phanteks G360A are simply stunning.

Price to Performance Value:

Per usual, you just aren’t going to find any competitors for a build like this from the bigger manufactures. Those large companies don’t have the creativity to pull off something as beautiful as this one, so let’s skip that comparison. As far as the Jawa platform goes, this one was already rated a “Community Favorite” so you have the assurance that this is a great option! RTX 3060Ti builds are continuing to come down in price right now, but there’s a ton of money in the aesthetic department of this build to make up for it.

First Upgrades:

Like I mentioned in the streaming build section, a build like this would be even better with a simple RAM upgrade up to 32GB. It’s not 100% necessary if you’re just a gamer, but if you have any streaming or content creating aspirations, I would make the upgrade early.

Conclusion:

The Jawa community is spot on with this one, and I completely agree with their vote as a favorite on the platform. The price to performance combined with the aesthetics is really tough to beat, and I’m sure this one will go to a new home soon.

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This Monsoon Will NOW Sell Soon

I know, I know, I already featured this one before, and this is kind of awkward. I wrote about the build we’re looking at today 7 weeks ago and although it was a good value play at the time, its value now is just bonkers. After a few price drops, the Monsoon featuring the i5 12400 and RTX 3060Ti is now down to just $1000 and honestly I don’t think you can beat this build anywhere on the internet right now.

Favorite Features:

Torrent Nano Case – Fractal Design has definitely been on a hot streak over the past 2 years when it comes to their case launches, and this Torrent Nano is one of the reasons why. This case is an absolute beauty and it’s a great form factor for those looking to get into the smaller ITX builds without getting too obnoxious about it. It also features excellent airflow from the front panel/fan and it’ll look amazing sitting on someone’s gaming desk.

CPU and GPU Value – Most people know by this point that I’m a huge fan of AMD graphics cards right now because of their value. Most RTX 3060, 3060Ti, and 3070 builds are way overpriced right now, but with the recent price cut of this build down to $1000 this becomes extremely valuable. The seller listed exactly what settings and benchmarks they achieved, and this setup will get high FPS numbers in any game you throw at it with 1080p and High settings.

Color Scheme – Using the stock Intel cooler is usually a fool’s errand, but when done correctly it can turn out amazing like this one did here. I love when builders match the aesthetic design of the black/blue color scheme of the cooler with the rest of the build, because it allows you to spend more money elsewhere for better aesthetics or more performance. Now for this design, the buyer will indeed be locked into the blue/black color scheme because of the CPU cooler and cable extensions, but I think that’s perfectly worth it for a design like this.

Price to Performance Value:

Good luck trying to find a build that beats this new price. At the original $1300 price point there were certainly some contenders, but now that it’s down to $1000 nothing comes close. Continuing to use the popular Starforge Systems as our punching bag, their cheapest PC comes in at $1150 and it has very similar specs, but the aesthetics are roughly Tier D while Hammy’s build is easily Tier S.

First Upgrades:

Good luck trying to find a build that beats this new price. At the original $1300 price point there were certainly some contenders, but now that it’s down to $1000 nothing comes close. Continuing to use the popular Starforge Systems as our punching bag, their cheapest PC comes in at $1150 and it has very similar specs, but the aesthetics are roughly Tier D while Hammy’s build is easily Tier S.

Conclusion:

There’s no chance that this build will sit long at its new $1000 price point. The 12400 and RTX 3060Ti by themselves are just too powerful for a price this low, and when you combine the rest of the aesthetics of the build it’s game over. If you’re hunting for a $1000 gaming PC before this upcoming holiday season, act fast and snag the Monsoon before the new moon.

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