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What Price Range is considered to be Budget?

OK I'm putting this here as it has to with Building Rigs.

 

Now reading reading this Forum during the last few days, I'm getting shocked on what some Posters are calling Budget items, such as Processors and dGPUs. Like ~$300 to ~$400...

 

Come on guys these are not Budget Components at all. Rather should be thought of as High End, or starting there.

 

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The whole term is a bit misleading because both $400 and $400 000 can be budgets. I paid about $1100 for my current system and would consider it a budget system. Don't get too stuck on some arbitrary definition and just stick to your own budget instead.

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4 minutes ago, whm1974 said:

Posters are calling Budget items, such as Processors and dGPUs. Like ~$300 to ~$400...

And I felt that was high-end/mid-range for both respectively when I built my first computer...

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The word "budget" just means the amount of money you're willing to spend. 

 

In reference to inexpensive parts, it's all a matter of perspective. Someone who thinks a $2000 build is the norm might find a $1000 PC a budget build.

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1 minute ago, Fasauceome said:

The word "budget" just means the amount of money you're willing to spend. 

 

In reference to inexpensive parts, it's all a matter of perspective. Someone who thinks a $2000 build is the norm might find a $1000 PC a budget build.

Well for $1,000 we could put together a complete System, including a Display, KBM, and of course if needed a Printer-Scanner.

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1 minute ago, whm1974 said:

Well for $1,000 we could put together a complete System, including a Display, KBM, and of course if needed a Printer-Scanner.

You could do the same for $500, but that's all besides the point.

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budget = allocated funds

i think it's being confused with "best bang for buck"?

 

think the best bang for buck rig is somewhere in $800-1200?

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4 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

budget = allocated funds

i think it's being confused with "best bang for buck"?

 

think the best bang for buck rig is somewhere in $800-1200?

I completely agree with this, anything below tends to be barely cheaper and way worse, anything higher tends to be way more expensive, and barely better.

 

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Budget is 30% of the price of the most expensive.

For CPU and GPU under $200 is budget. under $100 is super budget.

A budget system is the lowest you can do which are the minimum performance you can tolerate.

I consider budget system around $500-$1000.

$300-400 is super budget, non gpu, office systems.

 

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www.pcpartpicker.com has really major issues with with correctly showing Vendor's actual Stock and Prices. Are there other such Sites that are more up to date with Vendors?

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I remember I bought 1070ti founders edition at $449. It is like the high end card at that time.

 

The GTX 1060 6GB is $299. and I believe this card occupied a significant portion in the PC gaming markets.

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3 minutes ago, JoshY47 said:

I remember I bought 1070ti founders edition at $449. It is like the high end card at that time.

 

The GTX 1060 6GB is $299. and I believe this card occupied a significant portion in the PC gaming markets.

I'm sure that at the time the GTX 160 6GB didn't go for ~$300 at the time.

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12 minutes ago, whm1974 said:

I'm sure that at the time the GTX 160 6GB didn't go for ~$300 at the time.

I think the founders edition for GTX 1060 6GB is actually $299.

 

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database

 

So compare with GTX 10 Series, the 3060Ti is between the price of 1070 and 1070ti. (Founders edition price) Neatly cut from Jenson Huang.

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11 minutes ago, whm1974 said:

I wouldn't buy a Founder's Edition dGPU.

Normally I wouldn't either, unless I like the appearance, customers would go standard edition for previous years.

 

Until the custom cards bring higher costs than the founders edition, which is the situation for majority of RTX 30 series

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