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What PC can you buy for the price of your first PC?

By ET3D
May 5, 2013
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  1. When I moved from the Amiga to the PC in late '94 I spent quite a few on that PC. Just the 16MB of RAM cost me the equivalent of $700. So I took a look at one of the local PC chains for a pre-made PC with about the same price.

    Not adjusted for inflation I could buy today: Core i7 3770K, 16GB RAM, GeForce 660 Ti, 120GB SSD + 2TB HDD, IPS 1080p monitor, decent gaming keyboard and mouse.

    Adjusted for inflation:Core i7 3930K, 16GB RAM, GeForce 680, 120GB SSD + 2TB HDD, two IPS monitors, decent gaming keyboard and mouse.​

    Of course if I chose the components myself I'd choose differently, but then, I'd never spend that kind of money on a PC these days.
     
  2. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Addict Posts: 240   +58

    Don't forget $500 CD burners (2x speed), now 52x are $20 and they also burn DVDs. We've come a long way in 20 years - I'm sure that people looking back to 2013 from 2033 will laugh at how slow our PCs were. If they still make PCs after the World Financial Wars of 2014, 2018, & 2020.
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    My first pc was a Gateway(keep the peanut gallery quiet.) Its was around $1700 back in 99'
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    Mine cost about $600 four/five/six years ago.
     

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