This Orange and Blue Could Be For You!

Update: this build sold! But check out all of this seller’s builds here

Gaming Workstations is at it again with another super valuable (and beautiful) budget build. Today’s feature would be a great first PC for someone just jumping into PC gaming, and since I’m writing this during the Steelers halftime, let’s not waste any more time…

Favorite Features:

  • Budget Value for a First Build – Like stated in the intro, this would be such a great option for someone’s first gaming PC. The value you’re getting with a 5600G and 1660 Super is great for the $700 price range, but the aesthetics, cooling, and the rest of the part selection are dialed in as well! This build would pair perfectly with a 1080p 144Hz monitor which most gamers are currently using right now.
  • Custom Color Scheme – Black, orange, and light blue isn’t a color scheme that you see too often, but I absolutely love it here. Not only is the seller perfectly matching the light blue RGB colors with the CPU cooler and case fans, but I absolutely love the Funtin cable extensions matched with the custom paint job of the EVGA graphics card. Looks amazing!
  • Upgrade Potential – Per usual with AM4 builds, there’s a ton of upgrade potential on this build if you’re willing to stay on AM4 and not upgrade to the brand new AM5. The 5600G could be upgraded to a Ryzen 7/Ryzen 9, there’s room for more SSD space, and that 1660 Super could be upgraded as well. (But I wouldn’t do that, because the custom paint job is awesome here)

Price to Performance Value:

As far as prebuilt companies go, most of them aren’t offering builds for this cheap of a price so you’ll have to buy a used build or a commission build. Compared to the rest of the platform and other places online, this is a very tough build to beat in terms of price to performance and especially the aesthetics. The value on this one drops a little bit if you aren’t in love with the orange/blue color combination, but if that’s up your alley then I would pull the trigger.

First Upgrades:

There’s a lot of options that you could do here, but honestly I really like where it’s currently sitting. For a $700 build this is what I would consider perfectly balanced with the CPU, RAM, storage, and GPU, so it really depends on what the buyer’s goals/needs are. Personally, that 512GB SSD would probably get upgraded first to 1 or 2TB, but you could also upgrade the RAM to 32GB, jump up to a Ryzen 7 5700X, or maybe even upgrade the GPU to a current generation model. (You’ll lose the beautiful paint job in the process of that one though)

Conclusion:

Gaming Workstations continues to dominate the platform and this build should sell quickly per usual. With 75 completed sold listings and a 100% approval rating, you can count on this seller to deliver value and I truly hope this one goes to a deserving home. Be sure to showcase it on the desk as well because it’s stunning!

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Don’t Be a Buffoon, Buy the Monsoon

Finally switching away from an all white aesthetic, today we are checking out the Monsoon build from Hammy’s Gaming Emporium. This one is an instant sheeesh; everything from the price to performance, aesthetic, photography, and even the build posting are on point and this one definitely deserves some recognition. Let’s take a look…

Favorite Features:

  • S Tier Parts List – I absolutely love the part selection that Hammy went with for this build. Not only is the Monsoon featuring a fan favorite Fractal Design Torrent Nano, but everything from the CPU choice to the power supply are top notch selections. For the main performance parts, the 12400 and EVGA RTX 3060Ti are great choices, and I love the inclusion of a high end WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe drive as well as a Gigabyte Z690 board that will allow you to upgrade a bit in the future.
  • S Tier Aesthetics – The design and aesthetics are completely dialed in on this one too, as you would expect. I’m a huge fan of utilizing the stock Intel cooler (on the more budget 12th gen chips like the 12100(F) and 12400(F)) and building the color scheme around it. The light blue Asiahorse cable extensions look amazing next to the RGB in the Delta T-Force RGB RAM as well as the RGB’s in the case fans.
  • S Tier Posting – Not only is the built itself great, but the posting to go along with it is about as good as it gets. The photography needs to be commended too as the lighting, framing, and perspectives is perfect, and the description shows the potential buyers everything that they need to know. After a little introduction, Hammy lists out the exact performance the PC can produce in both 1080p and 1440p with the specific FPS numbers and settings listed, and they also included the new/used condition for each individual part. If you’re a seller on Jawa, take notes on this one!

Price to Performance Value:

The value here is solid, especially when you consider how much aesthetics and performance you’re getting for $1220. If you built a PC yourself, you could certainly achieve a bit better with going with a rival AMD graphics card instead (so much value in cards like the 6700XT right now) but you won’t find a prebuilt that looks this good AND performs this good for anywhere close to this price. Corsair is currently selling a lower performing 5600X/3060Ti gaming PC for $1749 that doesn’t look nearly as good, and honestly it just wouldn’t be fair for me to compare this built to any other prebuilt seller right now.

First Upgrades:

Just like last week, there’s not much to do with a build like this. I don’t think anyone should buy a build like this with the intention of upgrading right away because it’s already dialed in, but you do have some upgrade options in the future if you want to. The Z690 motherboard will allow you to upgrade to an i7 if you wish, but the 12400 and RTX 3060Ti are a great combo just how they are.

Conclusion:

This is easily the best listing that I’ve personally seen on Jawa so far. This is the very first product listing for Hammy’s Gaming Emporium so they definitely have experience selling somewhere else, but overall I think this is a fantastic start to their Jawa adventure and I have a feeling we’ll see more of their builds featured in this newsletter in the future!

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A Stacked Spec Sheet by Tustin Systems

Back this week with yet another all white and super clean build, this time it’s a Ryzen 5 5600X + RTX 3070 build from Tustin Systems. This seller is on fire lately and is of course rocking not just the Jawa Verified badge, but the Founder’s badge as well so you know they’re legit. Don’t judge this build just off the CPU and GPU combo though, there’s a lot more to love.

Favorite Features:

  • Entire Spec Sheet – Like I said, there’s a lot to love in this build. The 5600X and RTX 3070 can certainly get the job done for some 1440p gaming action, but I love that there’s also a bigger 1TB NVMe drive, 32GB of RAM, and even a 750W EVGA GQ power supply so you can make upgrades later if you want to. This spec sheet is stacked from top to bottom.
  • Gaming Workhorse – Because of the extra specs, this build would be perfect for people that aren’t just gaming with their PCs, but also getting productivity work done such as coding or content creation. It’s also pretty professional looking if you set the RGBs to white, but then you know it can party with all the colors at night too.
  • Clean AF – Pretty much a requirement for Zach’s Friday Feature at this point, but this is certainly another beauty. I love that Tustin Systems included 6 ARGB fans for not just maximum airflow inside the Lancool 205M, but also it gives complete RGB control to the buyer. You’ll also have color customization on the CPU Cooler fan and OLOy RAM sticks as well. Perfectly done.

Price to Performance Value:

Despite “only” having a 5600X and RTX 3070, there’s actually a ton of price to performance on today’s build. The 3070 doesn’t sound great in a $1375 build, but again, you need to consider the entire stacked spec sheet. If you’re looking for pure gaming performance with the fastest CPU and GPU combo you could certainly find better value elsewhere, but if you’re looking for the total package then this is tough to beat. For a comparison with the new Starforge Systems company founded by some content creators, their $1350 Horizon Pro PC has about similar performance specs but a significantly worse aesthetic presence.

First Upgrades:

There isn’t a single component that needs immediate replacing on this one, but your options are actually wide open. That 750W power supply can certainly handle a beefier graphics card if you want to, but honestly I would keep this system as is and just enjoy its beauty. For a minor tweak, don’t be afraid to cut your own custom PSU extension combs to combine the 2 8 pin connectors going into the graphics card. (Use 24 pin combs and cut them down to 16).

Conclusion:

Tustin Systems has continued selling some really solid looking PCs over the past few months and this one will certainly be added to the mix soon. If you’re on a tighter budget, be sure to review their storage page for some more options as well!

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Ice Cold by Builds by Zef

Sorry for the little absence there on the Friday Features, but we are back today with an absolute freezing gaming PC, nicknamed the Glacier from Builds by Zef. Their description says this build is “the perfect choice for a higher performance and aesthetically pleasing PC” and honestly I couldn’t agree more.

Favorite Features:

  • Extra Ram + Storage – Not only is the CPU and GPU combo on point, as you would expect from Builds by Zef at this point, but the extra components like the 32GB of RAM and 1TB NVMe drive are a huge value add as well. This extra RAM and SSD space not only ensures you can multi task while gaming and keep a ton of them installed, but this build could also be a productivity or content creation workhorse as well. My kind of build!
  • Aesthetics (Obviously) – Easy one. I’m a sucker for all white builds and the Glacier ticks all the boxes for an aesthetically pleasing gaming PC. Not only does this look amazing in it’s stock all white configuration which is displayed in the photos, (amazing photography work by the way) but you can also control the RGBs on those upHere Case Fans to change this to any color scheme that you want.
  • Attention to Detail – The aesthetics can only be dialed in if you pay attention to the small details. I love that the seller used the white cable extensions, the ASUS B550M motherboard with white/silver accents, and the white AIO choice is perfect as well.

Price to Performance Value:

Getting close to that $1200 range does indeed mean that there’s room to move the scale from aesthetics to performance, and if performance is the only thing you’re craving then this probably isn’t the build for you. At $1160 you can certainly build your own PC with a little more gaming performance with a 3060Ti or maybe even a 3070 right now, but this all white build is leaning more towards the aesthetics and if that’s what you’re looking for than the value is there. Cyberpower and Skytech are both offering similar gaming performance with their builds for a bit cheaper, but they aren’t including the extra SSD and RAM and certainly coming nowhere close in terms of aesthetics.

First Upgrades:

The Glacier doesn’t need much attention after purchasing, and with the AM4 platform now officially moving on to AM5 later this month, not a ton of upgrades would make sense right now. If you were looking to upgrade pure gaming performance then you could certainly upgrade the RTX 3060, but I wouldn’t recommend doing that unless it’s a meaningful upgrade to a card like the RTX 3080 or higher. This is an incredibly well balanced build and it’s ready to rock.

Conclusion:

Builds by Zef nailed this one. This 2 person selling combo on the platform continues to satisfy customers with their 100% approval rating and I have no doubt that their next customer that buys the Glacier will be happy as well. If you’re looking for an all white gaming PC that can also be a workhorse when it’s time to get more serious, then look no further.

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12400F + RX 5700XT Build by DreblerBuilds

The build featured in last week’s Friday Feature was snatched up real quick, let’s see if that continues this week with this 12400F + 5700XT build from DreblerBuilds. A unique CPU and GPU pairing like this can sometimes deliver a ton of value for the price, and this one does just that while also adding a good amount of upgrade potential and aesthetics.

Favorite Features:

  • RX 5700XT – Not often seen in 2022 builds, especially with a new 12400F, the RX 5700XT is still an amazing GPU for the price and it competes with GPUs in the RTX 2070 Super, RTX 3060, and RX 6600XT range. This will easily dominate 1080p frame rates, and you can certainly step into the 1440p realm depending on the title, settings, and FPS target that you’re trying to hit.
  • Color Options (Again) This seems to be a running theme lately, (maybe I need to branch out a bit more) but either way I absolutely love the color choices of this build. The white Corsair 4000D Airflow, combined with white cable extensions and white RGB products allows the buyer to choose almost any color scheme that they want to with a ton of flexibility. Blue/white, green/white, and purple/white would all make an amazing choice inside a build like this, and don’t be afraid to spray paint those grey accent pieces on the case to completely dial it in! They are easily removable and a perfect beginner friendly modding project.
  • Corsair 4000D Airflow Like just mentioned, the 4000D is a great modding case because of those grey accent pieces, but it’s also just a solid case option in general. The front panel provides all the air cooling that you’d ever need, there’s plenty of room on the inside if you wanted to add some extra or bigger parts, and the back’s cable management channels are perfect to keep things just as clean back there.

Price to Performance Value:

Again, bigger prebuilt manufactures aren’t offering a ton of value in this sub $1000 range these days. I did run a search on Google for the “Best Prebuilt Under $1000” just to take a peak, and this Skytech Shadow Gaming PC with a 10400F and RTX 3050 popped up, as well as this AVGPC Hellfire II with a 5600G and RTX 3050. It almost hurts to see how many positive reviews these have. I’m sure they are decent builds, but you could do much, much better with something like ours today from DreblerBuilds.

First Upgrades:

For the first time ever, I’m actually going to recommend a motherboard upgrade first, but only because it’ll be both a performance and aesthetic upgrade. I’m personally never a fan of the smaller mATX or iTX motherboards sitting inside a bigger ATX case, (especially a white interior case) and the H610M lineup in general just isn’t that great. If you have any aspirations at all of upgrading the CPU to a better i5, an i7, or maybe Intel’s upcoming 13th generation, I would highly recommend picking up an ATX sized B660, Z690, or one of the newer boards coming out in a few months. The Samsung Evo 860 500GB SSD is also a great starting point for storage, but most people are going to want more and you’ll need a motherboard with an additional M.2 slot as well.

Conclusion:

Please don’t sleep on this 5700XT + 12400F combo. At less than 1000 bucks this not only has the price to performance that I recommend, but also the color design and aesthetics to go along with it. There’s some quick and easy upgrades for you to do right off the bat if you’re interested, and I’m hoping this one goes to a new home soon!

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Insane budget build by Gaming Workstations & Services

Welcome to Zach’s Friday Feature! As a PC building YouTuber and PC flipper, I have built and sold literally hundreds of gaming PCs and now I want to help Jawa users out by highlighting an awesome PC build every week and talk about it.

Hard to believe we’re on our 10th feature already, but this week’s build from Gaming Workstations & Services is definitely worthy of the milestone honor! If you’ve been hunting for a budget/mid-range gaming PC that can play any game in 1080p, you’ll want to check this one out!

Favorite Features:

  • Underrated CPU – Most people aren’t fully up to speed on the Ryzen 5 3500, but if you are then you’ll already know that this is a seriously slept on CPU. Everyone is familiar with the 3600, but this 3500 version is just a touch slower (100 MHz) and doesn’t support hyper threading, which is still a great budget alternative if you’re purely focused on gaming. With 6 cores, 6 threads and a turbo frequency of up to 4.1 GHz, this is still an amazing CPU to pair with a mid range graphics card for 1080p gaming.
  • Color Options – I’ve mentioned this before on the newsletter, but I absolutely love when PC builders give the seller the option on the color scheme. By designing this PC to be all white with RGB products, you’ll be able to select virtually whichever color scheme you want, and this is highlighted on the 2nd photo in the build posting. I personally really like how the red/white and blue/white combos look. Super clean!
  • Budget Price, High End Aesthetics – Aside from the color scheme options, there’s a ton of other details in here to make this $650 build look much more expensive than what it is. The white cable extensions, a case full of fans in every slot, and especially that design work on the power supply are always appreciated. That ASUS TUF 450W power supply is a great model for the price, and the stickers that it comes with take it to a whole new level.

Price to Performance Value:

You won’t find many builds from the prebuilt manufactures priced this low, but in terms of value compared to the entire used market this one is pretty solid. The 3500 and 1650 combo is still great for 2022 1080p gaming action and you may find it for slightly cheaper elsewhere, but I guarantee it won’t have the aesthetic and performance combo that this one does. If you search on Jawa for custom PCs between $600-$700 that are listed right now, this one stands out from the bunch in a big way. (This $639 build and this $700 build would be my next two options in this price range by the way)

First Upgrades:

Another great “feature” about this build is the upgrade potential. For the performance side of upgrading, having a B450 motherboard means that you can scale the CPU all the way up to Ryzen 5000 series chips, and that GTX 1650 can scale along with that as well if you wanted to. (Do be aware that the 450W power supply can only take you so far so that would probably need upgrading as well). The storage could also use a little bit of a boost if needed, 128GB of SSD storage isn’t that much (500GB HDD also included), so feel free to slot in another M.2 NVMe drive. I’d recommend some budget options like the WD Blue SN570 or the Teamgroup MP33 if you’re trying to save some money.

Conclusion:

A Jawa Selling veteran on the platform, Gaming Workstations & Services produced another great budget option for our feature this week. Take a look on his page to see some other builds at the $800 and $900 mark if you want a little bit more power, and also don’t forget to peep that 100% positive review rating as well.

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Storm Trooper Build by PC LAB LLC

Welcome to Zach’s Friday Feature! As a PC building YouTuber and PC flipper, I have built and sold literally hundreds of gaming PCs and now I want to help Jawa users out by highlighting an awesome PC build every week and talk about it.

A brand new seller, PC Lab LLC has entered the chat and they are coming in with an absolute banger of a build this week. Featuring the i7 10700KF and RX 6650XT, this white, black, and beautiful build is a great combination of parts both aesthetically and in terms of price to performance. Let’s dive in!

Favorite Features:

  • Storm Trooper ThemeAlthough the white and black Stormtrooper aesthetic isn’t the most unique idea in 2022, the execution on this design is flawless and it’ll look amazing on top of a desk. (Please don’t put a build like this on the floor!) With the Stormtrooper figure, the white/black extensions, and especially that super clean Hellhound Spectral White 6650XT, this is exactly what you should be striving for if you’re designing a build like this.
  • RX 6650XTLaunched very recently in May of this year, the RX 6650XT is an excellent bang-for-your-buck graphics card and it can seriously crank up those FPS numbers in 1080p and 1440p. Averaging just below the performance of an RTX 3060Ti for significantly cheaper, along with these Spectral White aesthetics, this is one of my favorite graphics cards to use for white systems right now.
  • Thoroughly Tested – Even though this is the first ever posting from PC Lab LLC, I absolutely love to see the veteran move of including multiple screenshots indicating that they successfully stress tested the components. They are using the recommended software for CPU, GPU, and even SSD testing, and all the tests show that they passed and are in working order.

Price to Performance Value:

Builds like this aren’t aimed at crushing price to performance numbers, the builder clearly spent extra money in the aesthetics department on this one and it’s a welcomed treat. With that said however, it’s still tough to find prebuilt PCs on the internet that can beat the value. This attempt at a white and black build is literally the best selling build like this on Amazon, and it’s rocking the slower RTX 3060, half the RAM, and nowhere near the aesthetics of our build today.

First Upgrades:

The only initial upgrade that I would highly recommend on this build is adding more storage. For a $1285 build, most people are going to want more than the 500GB Crucial P5 (great SSD by the way), and it would be very easy to add another 1TB NVMe drive in there or even bigger if you wanted to. The ASUS Prime Z590-A motherboard could handle an upgrade to a newer 11th gen Intel chip, but I don’t think that’s necessary as the 10700KF should be fine for almost everyone and overall this is already an incredibly balanced system.

Conclusion:

Featuring yet another new seller on the platform, this Stormtrooper build is truly a treat to the Jawa platform and I hope someone snags this up soon. The aesthetics are 100% dialed in, the parts are thoroughly tested, and this gaming PC is simply waiting to go to a new home where someone will properly push it to its limit in some 1440p gaming action.

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Divine Gaming PC by BubbleTeaBuilds

Welcome to Zach’s Friday Feature! As a PC building YouTuber and PC flipper, I have built and sold literally hundreds of gaming PCs and now I want to help Jawa users out by highlighting an awesome PC build every week and talk about it.

One of our “Top 5 Jawa Sellers” BubbleTeaBuilds is back at it again, and this time his Divine Gaming PC is gracing us with its presence. This exactly $1000 build (with free shipping) makes our comparisons super easy at one of the most common price points available, and the Divine crushes the competition in both aesthetics and performance.

Favorite Features:

  • Color Scheme Options – The way this PC is put together allows the buyer to rock almost any color scheme that they want to. The white and black aesthetic of every component, paired with the white cable extensions, allow you to flip through the RGB options like the photos do until you’re happy. (Thanks BubbleTea for showing us the individual colors instead of rainbow puke) I personally like the light blue and purple options the most!
  • RX 6600XT – Commonly slept on, the 6600XT is easily one of the best price to performance graphics cards available on the market right now. Beating out the RTX 3060 for less money, it’s a stud for 1080p gaming and can certainly push most titles to 1440p as well depending on your settings.
  • AM4 Upgradeability – This ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard is certainly no slouch and it’s a much appreciated component in the build. Not only does it support some pretty solid overclocking, but with the versatility of the B450 platform you can upgrade the Ryzen 5 3600 to AMD’s latest 5000 series CPUs with a BIOS update. If you just want some higher FPS numbers then the 5600X would be fine, but you could also upgrade to more cores and threads with an option like the 5800X as well.

Price to Performance Value:

Although we aren’t seeing the Ryzen 5 3600 in newer prebuilt builds anymore because it’s a generation old, it’s still a great pairing with the 6600XT. Most $1000 builds from the competition like this one from CyperPowerPC will feature a better CPU like the Intel i5 12600KF, but the RTX 3050 it also has will result in far lower FPS numbers compared to the Divine.

First Upgrades:

As previously mentioned the Ryzen 5 3600 may want to be an upgrade for people looking for faster CPU power. It’s definitely not bottlenecking the 6600XT so you’ll still get plenty of performance, but if you want to scratch the “upgrade itch” and take advantage of the B450 platform, you can upgrade to a 5600X, 5700X, or 5800X. I personally wouldn’t however, and I’d rather spend money on upgrading to a bigger and better NVMe SSD (keep the Patriot P310 in there for a 2nd drive), and I would probably upgrade to 32GB of RAM in the future for video editing/streaming.

Conclusion:

After 99 sold items so far, BubbleTeaBuilds should certainly reach the 100 milestone with this build here. The 100% positive rating speaks for itself, and the price to performance and aesthetics of this PC build do the same thing. If you need a PC for $1000, get this one.

Purple + Black Build by AES Tech Gaming

Welcome to Zach’s Friday Feature! As a PC building YouTuber and PC flipper, I have built and sold literally hundreds of gaming PCs and now I want to help Jawa users out by highlighting an awesome PC build every week and talk about it.

Gracing us with his presence once more, AES Tech Gaming dropped an amazing Purple/Black gaming PC build that we definitely can not skip over this week. This 12400F and RTX 3060 build not only performs in the value department, but the beauty speaks for itself as well. Let’s take a look.

Favorite Features:

  • Beauty – Now I’m personally a sucker for purple and black gaming PCs, the uniqueness and contrast from these colors just look stunning in my opinion, and AES Tech Gaming executed on this color scheme perfectly. Not only do you get the RGB control from components like the RAM, case, and fans (and can change them if you’d like), but he also added some much appreciated purple touches with the cable extensions as well as the vinyl wrap action on the PSU. Just as a side note, you could change this color scheme to be whatever you wanted with a quick swap of the extensions and vinyl, all for around $35.
  • Intel 12th Gen – Always worth mentioning when the price is right, but there are so many builds that are still on the market today around this $1150 price point but aren’t taking advantage of Intel’s 12th generation technology. When paired with Windows 11 (which is activated on this build) the Intel i5 12400F is one of the best chips for mid range builds these days and those 6 performance cores and 12 total threads ensures your frame rates stay high, especially in those CPU demanding titles. (Fortnite, CSGO, Dota, League, etc)
  • Established and Trusted Seller – The 5 total transactions and 100% positive rating don’t paint the full picture for AES Tech Gaming. This seller is a seriously accomplished custom PC builder and seller and the quality in his products speak for themselves. He has consistently used top tier components in his builds (like this one especially) and with his bulk order discounts from selling so much he’s able to keep his prices lower than most people. He’s also known for not hiding cheap parts outside of the main performance components, for example this build is still using a high quality Intel 670P NVMe SSD and an EVGA SuperNova 650GT power supply which are really solid products.

Price to Performance Value:

Like I just mentioned, remember that this total build price isn’t just about the 12400F and RTX 3060. (Which are thankfully both getting cheaper and cheaper these days). This total price however is about the craftsmanship of the build with some serious attention to detail, as well as the high quality component choice in every single category. For some quick comparisons, CyberPowerPC is selling an “Early July 4th Special Build” that’s roughly the same price, except it has a generation old Intel 11400F and a much slower performing RTX 3050. Best Buy isn’t coming close either, their 4th PC on their “Best Selling” list is this Skytech Archangel 3.0 build that’s more expensive but with a Ryzen 5 3600, and it also doesn’t come close in terms of aesthetics. Gross.

First Upgrades:

Honestly I could have left this section out of the newsletter today because this build is as balanced as it gets. No immediate upgrades are required, unless you are specifically targeting something like 32GB of RAM or 2TB+ of storage. It’s also worth emphasizing again that you aren’t necessarily locked to the purple and black color scheme, you could very easily buy some red vinyl as well as some red and black cable extensions to transform the aesthetics for not that much money. (White and black would look amazing as well).

Conclusion:

One of the best custom PC builders on the platform (in my humble opinion), AES Tech Gaming delivered a banger in this week’s build. Amazing and dialed in aesthetics, matched with a perfect balance of the performance parts, this build is certainly one that you should consider if you’re targeting a $1000-$1200 gaming PC. He also has some higher end builds for sale here as well!

Pink & White Build by Gaming Workstations & Services

Welcome to Zach’s Friday Feature! As a PC building YouTuber and PC flipper, I have built and sold literally hundreds of gaming PCs and now I want to help Jawa users out by highlighting an awesome PC build every week and talk about it.

Going with a wild one this week, this beautiful pink and white build from Gaming Workstations & Services easily caught my attention. Not seen too often, this color scheme could be exactly what someone is specifically looking for, and with some solid price to performance value it deserves to go to a good home soon!

Favorite Features:

  • Off-META Color Scheme – We obviously have to talk about the color of this one first, you just don’t see pink and white builds nearly as much as we should and this one instantly inspired me to build my own as well. The Morovol mATX case looks amazing with all of the other pink and white products in there and although this might not be up everyone’s alley, this can be exactly what some people are looking for.
  • Intel 12th Gen – Despite coming in under $1000, this build is still rocking the latest 12th generation Intel i3 12100F and not only does this dominate budget friendly gaming PCs, but there’s also a ton of upgrade options for the future. Intel’s latest generation of CPUs trumps anything that the budget Ryzen lineup has to offer in terms of speed and gaming performance, and if you play more games that rely on the CPU like CSGO, Valorant, Fortnite, etc you’ll get amazing performance with this chip.
  • Water Cooling – Not just the CPU this time, but both the CPU and GPU are water-cooled inside this one! That ID Cooling PinkFlow 240mm AIO is perfect aesthetically for a build like this and it can handle a much more powerful (and warmer) CPU for when you upgrade. The NZXT Kraken G12 + EVGA CLC 120mm AIO combo also looks great inside here to keep the GTX 1080 nice and chilly.

Price to Performance Value:

Hopefully you’re tracking the theme here with the Friday Feature series, I don’t include builds that don’t have solid price to performance. This one is no exception. For $910 you’re getting a very solid deal on a unique aesthetic as well as the Intel i3 12100F, 16GB of Corsair LPX RAM (3200MHz), a GTX 1080 (about RX 6600 performance) as well as water cooling! Comparing against the competition, iBuyPower is selling a Ryzen 5 3600/6500XT build which would perform much slower for $1049, and Lyte is selling an equally priced Ryzen 5 5500/GTX 1650 build which would perform significantly worse as well.

First Upgrades:

This week’s build is pretty balanced and no immediate upgrade stands out as a necessity right off the bat. For upgrading it’s going to come down to what the buyer specifically is in need of, and some options could include an upgrade to a 12400F for more CPU power, maybe more RAM to get bumped up to 32GB, or if they need more storage they could throw another SSD in there so they have room for Warzone or extra local media.

Conclusion:

If you happen to be in the market for a pink/white and super clean gaming PC under $1000, this may be the best option on the internet right now. Gaming Workstations & Services is definitely a Jawa seller that you can trust with their 100% positive reviews (14 totals) and this build is ready to roll and no immediate upgrades are required.