Some of our Hardware Staff members have accepted the task to list several Intel & AMD custom spec builds in 4 various but common price stuctures. These builds have been personally built by our staff members and are known to deliver performance and value.
Anyone can quote the latest and greatest new release parts which may be the talk of the internet, but are they the best "bang for the buck?" We strive to deliver the best performance with the least amount of wreckless spending.
Our goal is for 4 price points:
1) Under $600.00 general computing tasks & less demanding games.
1) $800.00 budget minded gaming machine & general task machine.
2) $1200.00 Main stream gaming machine / Photoshop & Video Editing
I have assumed for a system like this that you would be intending to overclock it hence the aftermarket cooler and the K edition of the cpu. If you do not want to overclock then go for the non k edition and stick with the normal cooler you will save yourself $100
Please Note that an SSD is entirely optional and not getting one will save you $109.
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB @ $109.99
SSD: OCZ vertex 4 128GB @ $ 109.99
NOTE TO AMD BUILDERS: For those who are heavy into Photoshop / Auto Cad / Video Editing & Modeling you may want to consider substituting the quad core Deneb above for the Hex core (6 cores) CPU here:
The hex core will offer gamers no advantage for some years to come but in the above mentioned applications they can be utilized.
AMD Phenom II x 6 Black Edition @ 3.3ghz for $199.99
Comments on Retailers and Prices: All links above are from Newegg.com as they have the premier website for spec info and excellent customer service. Prices shown will change often as manufacturers promote new products, the prices shown are for evaluation purposes and may not be accurate at time of viewing.
Dont forget to compare prices at etailers like:
***goharddrive.com for a source of more affordable hard drives in an effort to escape the escalated prices caused by 2011 flooding in Tailand; I personally have used this vendor alot and have found them to be a good source of dependable & affordable drives!
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