In the June issue, we debuted a new section of the magazine: Blueprints. Here’s how it works. We’ve built three rigs at three approximate price points: Baseline, Deluxe, and Ultra. Baseline gets you a powerful, no-compromises rig, suitable for gaming and content creation at 1080p. Performance gets you more, and Ultra gets you into six-core, dual-GPU territory.
These rigs are lab-tested and editor-approved, and we’ll update them every month. Feedback is, of course, welcome, and we’re in the middle of a debate as to whether to include a lower price range into the lineup. Tell us what you think!
Note: Updated 6.20.2012 with the builds from the August 2012 magazine issue.
Fractal Design Define R3
Corsair TX750 V2
Intel Core i5-3570K @3.4GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
EVGA GeForce 560 Ti 448
8GB Patriot Gamer DDR3/1600