BYO Month: The $̶1̶8̶0̶0̶ $1300 Build Guide!

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edited December 2023 in PC Build Guides

Written by Sean Mekinda

BYO Month is here again! Last Friday we put together a guide featuring some of the best BYO month deals, recommendations, and past build guides. But that got us thinking. What if you put all that together for a build guide full of on-sale recommendations?

You get a high-powered, fully custom PC for nearly $500 off!

The Build:

Processor/Motherboard: Intel Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor & ASUS Z590-PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard - $299.99

We open with an absolutely fantastic processor - the Intel i7-11700K - and a free motherboard. When purchased together, you save $250, making the Z590-PLUS completely free. That's a DDR4-ready motherboard with 3 M.2 slots, 10/100/1000MBps internet speed, and built-in WiFi 6 included with a killer 8 core, 16 thread processor.

Graphics Card: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Eagle Overclocked Triple Fan 8 GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card - $544.99

At $155 off, Gigabyte's take on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 is a fantastic way to break into the world of next-gen gaming, especially with NVIDIA's impressive ray tracing track record. Plus, the Eagle features a triple fan design, so you'll be able to draw even more power from the card without fear of overheating.

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - $92.99

The only thing better than 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM is that same RAM on sale. G.Skill's Ripjaws V 32GB kit is not only enough RAM to handle anything and everything a daily user could throw at it - from gaming, to video editing, to live streaming - it's also $119 off. That's over 56% savings!

Storage: Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P1T0B) - $114.99

1TB of M.2 SSD storage is a lot of lightning-quick space. And thanks to our CPU and motherboard, we save an extra $5 bringing this fantastic SSD down to only $114.99. But if you're worried that 1TB just won't cut it, classic HDDs are also on sale!

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - $199.99

A build this powerful deserves to look nice. EVGA's fully-modular 850 Watt PSU is not only going to be able to handle everything we have hooked up to it, it'll ensure that you're only using the cables you absolutely need and give you a bit more freedom in how you want to organize your cables so you don't have a mess blocking your view and airflow.

Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic EVO Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black - $179.99

Lian Li is well known for their thoroughly designed, incredibly stylish PC cases and the 011 Dynamic EVO is no exception. The case can be fully reversed - flipped to work on both the right and left sides - all without sacrificing its meticulously crafted, unrestricted airflow.

Total normally: $1819.83

Total during Micro Center's BYO Month: $1352.94

Total Savings: $466.89

The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder:

Price listed is from time of article release - click here for the most up-to-date pricing. All prices may not be accurately reflected in the Micro Center PC Builder.


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