One way to sidestep the inflated price tags attached to graphics cards is to buy a prebuilt system. It's not as fun as building your own, but you can potentially save a few bucks by going that route. If that's the direction you want to go, one such option is the ABS Bearcat Barrage with a Core i7-7700K processor and GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card tucked inside.
The system is on sale today at Newegg for $1,450, down from its $1,700 list price. In addition to the Core i7-7700K CPU and GeForce GTX 1080, it also has:
- 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM
- 240GB solid state drive
- 2TB hard drive
- 24X DVD burner
- 600W power suppy
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Keyboard and mouse
We did a quick price check on the individual components and came to roughly $1,850, including the cost of Windows 10, or $1,750 without. That's based on the GeForce GTX 1080's MSRP ($699).
The price gap lessens if you price search and take advantage of mail-in-rebates, but overall this is a solid collection of parts for the money.
You can grab this deal here (opens in new tab).
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