When people hear budget they dont realize that what we mean is value. The PC will still destroy anything you throw at it on close to max settings
To a certain extent, I suppose. The word budget is used incorrectly when it's used in the context of building cheap. A budget is simply a fixed amount of money. The value comes from an experienced builder's ability to research parts, prioritize performance -- i.e., use the budget wisely.
But as far as destroying anything at max settings, budget still has a firm place in the equation, alongside value.