"The objective is to put together a gaming system with excellent performance for less than $2000 USD. At the time of writing, the expected cost is around $1800 USD. With the holiday season in full swing, I'm pretty positive most of the components will be available with some sort of discount for even greater savings. If you chose to follow the guidelines of this build, you will end up with a future-proof gaming system that offers great performance and PCIe 4.0 compatibility. In terms of aesthetics, I'm going for that timeless tower look with subtle RGB accents. The system will have a clean yet sophisticated design, and more importantly, it will run cool and very quiet."