I couldn't call this a budget gaming PC because its not, however the price shown isn't accurate for just the PC build, if you don't include the monitor, keyboard and mouse it drops about $1000. Everything I chose was after extensive research and in my opinion are the best value parts meaning the most bang you could possibly get for your buck. The case is the only thing that I think I over payed on; however this case is awesome to work in and looks amazing. I want my games to look amazing and load ultra fast and this delivers. I'm not a fan of SLI so I wanted to avoid that, RAID 0 on the SSD's so everything loads ultra fast, stays relativity quiet and never gets hot, I play every game I come across at all max settings and max AA at 1440p and the G-sync monitor keeps everything buttery smooth. Frame rates never drops below 50 in any game I play and average 85-90 FPS. This was not my first choice for a mobo would have liked something fancier with all the bells and whistles, but I had to cut costs somewhere, and for the price this one far exceeds anything else available for up to $100 more. It does the job great since I'm not a big overclocker... I just game.... If your looking to cut costs on this build go with a cheaper case and stick with just 1 SSD or 2 smaller ones for RAID 0. I recommend these Savage SSD's though, great performance for the money. If your on a tight budget this will be pricey for you, but if you want to be able to max out any game on the market so it looks amazing but not lose any performance for the lowest cost... this is it.