Mid-Level PC Buying Guide @ TechSpot

By on November 1, 2005, 4:31 AM
Unlike our high-end buying guide where we are willing to pay for certain premiums, our mid-level PC buying guide puts an equal emphasis on performance and price, ideal for most do-it-yourselfers.

There are two big goals for this guide. The first goal is to assemble a real enthusiast-level computer that will fly along in the office or at the LAN party. The second goal is to make sure you can also pay next monthís rent. With these two goals in mind, Iíll share and explain some of the best choices for hardware and provide links to the best places on the net to score the best deals.

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nimo333 said:
Yea right, that's not mid-level PC, that's a high-end pc. Who needs these processors seriously, only if he is working in Hollywood or in a Game Company (recording stuff). Oh yea, let's not forget the government and hackers who may also seek these processors.
Julio said:
Hmm.. wrong. This is an enthusiast-level high-end PC:[url]http://www.techspot.com/articles/highendpc/[/url]So with that in mind, our mid-level PC takes the same approach with a few notches taken down, which results in more value for the money. Something considerably below these specs, is what we would consider a low-end PC, considerably cheaper, still speedy depending on how you build it, and the applications you want to run. But also more prone to get outdated faster.
omer718 said:
Man this cost more then my rent. Purchase=BankruptcyLOL
Igor_Kirin said:
ok i need to buy a new comp. I want to make it my self but i was out of the game for some time so i do not know what is good and what is not. I am working with a budget around 800 +/- 100. So what i need is a pc that will not be used for some extensive gamiong but for programing. I am using VisualStudio.Net and some other specialized embedded micro programing languages. On a free time i like to listen to music and i need a video card that will suport dual monitor configuration. (the mnonitors are not included in the budget of cpourse). So if you guys with more experiance in this stuff could give me some leads for me to folow so that i can do this by new years. Thank you, and any helo will be greatly appriciated. Julio Franco's platform i think is very good, but i do not need that much memory or 3Dvideo is litle biut to much i think. My email is igor_kirin@yahoo.com if you guys want to drop me an mail. Thanks
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