We're obviously big proponents of rolling your own rig, but if you don't have time or want to recommend a system for a friend or family member (without feeling obligated to provide ongoing support), a case can be made for a pre-built. To that end, you can save a few hundred bucks on a pretty sweet SkyTech Omega gaming PC on Amazon.
The system is listed at $1,699 with free shipping but if you apply promo code 67U5XOFB, it will bring the price down to $1,393.18. What you get for that price is a nice collection of pre-assembled hardware culminating in a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory.
Based on the product page and photos, the other components include:
- Intel Core i7-6700K processor
- Gigabyte GA-Z170-Gaming K3 motherboard
- 16GB of DDR4-2400 G.Skill memory
- OCZ TL100 240GB SSD
- 2TB HDD (7,200 RPM)
- Thermaltake 700W Smart 80 Plus certified PSU
- Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
The system also sports a 120mm all-in-one cooling solution from Thermaltake with a high static pressure LED fan, all of which is tucked inside what looks to be an In-Win 303 case.
Individually, these parts add up to around $1,750, perhaps a little cheaper if you shop around and/or take advantage of sales.
You can grab the SkyTech Omega here (opens in new tab).
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