TechSpot's Mid-Range PC Buying Guide

By Julio Franco
Nov 16, 2006
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  1. A lot has happened in the PC industry in recent months and much more is shortly to come. The good news is however that as we approach this holiday’s season, it is indeed an excellent time to buy a new PC.

    Intel Core 2 Duo processors have become firmly established and prices are beginning to drop across the board. Not only that, but Kentsfield (quad-core) has made its appearance already and while it doesn’t offer much in terms of gaming performance, it also means that dual-core processors are here to stay. Microsoft is just about to release Windows Vista to the public, and what should be the last batch of DirectX 9 GPUs have been released by Nvidia and ATI. In addition, Nvidia has announced its GeForce 8 series which should start to fill store shelves eventually and drive the prices of DX9 cards even further now.

    The guide this month will be in the $1200-$1800 bracket. This mid-range is the happy meeting of performance and cost, where you can really get the most for your money.

    Please leave your feedback here. Thanks!
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Nice article Steve and Julio! Computers seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper :D !
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    That's a nice article, but one part doesn't make much sense to me.

    Is the author claiming the e6300 is multiplier unlocked, and can only be multiplier unlocked with a high end board? AFAIK, only the intel "extreme" processors are multiplier unlocked.
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    Thanks but this article was done by Paul and Julio.

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