This PC is the ultimate gift this holiday season. This system is perfect for anyone. Why? Because you get to choose how to upgrade it for whoever you want to give this to (give it to your grandma. Give it to your kids. Give it to your dog. Give it to your pet lizard. Give it to your lampshade. Give it to yourself. Give it to Thanos so he doesn't make half of humanity cease to exist). The parts have no markup, so adding in any component results in no extra charge. By default, this PC with its 6 core Ryzen CPU and RX-550 graphics card can run games at 720P resolution (keep reading, it CAN 4K game). Thanks to its Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, you won't encounter ANY lag when browsing emails or watching videos (unless your internet sucks. We can't fix terribad ISPs*). Combined with a sweet case with a thermal reader on the front, you'll feel like some kind of cyber warrior with the power of heat dissipation on your side...or something. While the 4GB of RAM isn't a lot, you can upgrade up to 32GB with product options below, all at MSRP with no service markups. The beefy 750 watt power supply can handle any graphics card for any kind of gaming. Note that the parts in this system can handle any upgrade without bottlenecks, so pick an upgrade below and HAVE FUN! The default setup will let you see your screen, do any CPU-intensive tasks, and do light gaming on demand. Also you can run a 4K monitor, just don't try 4K gaming...unless you upgrade the GPU to an RX-570** or better.
1) Apevia X-Dreamer 4 ATX case with LCD temperature display and blue side window
2) AMD Ryzen 5 1600X cooled by Cooler Master's MasterLiquid LC240E RGB
3) ASRock AB350 PRO4 ATX Motherboard
4) Patriot Memory Viper Elite Series DDR4 4GB RAM (1x4GB) @2133MHz (we recommend upgrading)
5) Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD
6) Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified power supply
7) Windows 10 Pro, licensed
Note: If the storage is too low, you can purchase additional hard drives and solid state drives in "extra add-ons" on this site. No, those items are not marked up, they're sold at MSRP. We don't charge extra when it takes 8 minutes to install an extra drive (and that's when the dwarven technician installing the drive is drunk. If they're sober it takes 3 minutes). Hard drives are slower, but provide much more storage at much lower prices. Solid state drives are a lot pricier, but magnitudes quicker. If you have a lot of programs that take a long time to load up that you use often (and you know the ~180GB of free space on the M.2 SSD won't be enough, after Windows 10 OS installation and partitioning), we recommend selecting an SSD that gives you a comfortable amount of space for all your drives. The motherboard has one additional M.2 slot, just to let you know.
Also note: 4GB of RAM is fine for checking emails and watching short YouTube videos. 8GB is recommended, it's enough for gaming, casual use, and comfortable for most people. 16GB is a lot, and best for VR, hardcore gamers, and if you can afford it, it's great for anyone that loves multitasking. Take that pattern and double it to 32GB, and that's the amount you buy if you have no sanity. Technically you COULD get 24GB but that's an odd amount that fits a niche crowd. Oh and by default, if you get 16GB of memory or more, your speed on the memory will increase by about 500MHz. That doesn't really mean all that much, especially on an AMD system, but we thought we'd just tell you. If you let us know that you NEED as much RAM speed as possible (and you get the 4GB or 8GB selections), we'll be sure to get the 2400MHz speeds instead of the default 2133MHz speeds, despite AMD not knowing very well how to take advantage of it.
GPU Breakdown: There are a lot of GPUs to pick from. So we'll make it easy for you. The GT 710 (not picked by default, but it will drop your final price by about $61) is underpowered. Great for viewing the screen, not so great for gaming. All other GPUs are good for any kind of gaming. Anything past the RX 560 can do VR. This includes the RX 570. They can also do some form of 4K gaming. The RX and Vega cards are better for content creators, while the RTX and GTX cards are better for gamers. The RX 550, 560, 570, and 580 cards, in that order, go from okay, better, great, and pretty darn great. The Vega 56 is amazing, the Vega 64 is amazinger (because screw grammar). The GTX 1070 is fantastic for gaming. The GTX 1070TI is faster than the 1070, but some people don't like it because you can't overclock it. If you're not technical though, you might get more mileage from the TI version. The 1080 is a 4K gaming machine. the 1080TI has more memory and it is faster. Much faster. The RTX 2070 is the newest GPU on the market. The 2080 is a beefier and faster 2070, and the 2080TI is the beefier and faster 2080. We ranked them in order from AMD's Radeon to Nvidia, then from worst to best, price excluded. If you have questions about which GPU would be best for your use case, feel free to contact us. We usually respond within 12 hours, unless ale goes on sale. DWARVES LOVE ALE.
Please note that if you select a different GPU, the image of that graphics card will pop up, so you can see it in all its glory! Small side note, the GTX 1080 that you'll see is MSI's GTX 1080 GAMING 8G, but what you'll get is the slightly faster GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G. The GAMING X just didn't have very detailed pictures. Both looks almost identical, save for what the box says. Also there ARE varieties of each GPU that might have rainbow lights or more fans (or less fans), so contact us if that's something you're into and we can make an option so you can have a end-of-the-year item that will shatter your perception of "ugh, why are computers so slow and boring and corporate-looking?". We get it. Corporate-looks kinda suck.
*Can you imagine if we ran an internet service? Dwaven Custom Specialty Internet. All fiber optic wiring. CAT8 Ethernet cables. 802.11AD wifi. Routers that look like upside-down tarantulas with all the antennas. That'd be awesome.
**Prepare for Stuttersville.