TechSpot PC Buying Guide - June 2008

By on June 28, 2008, 5:14 AM
The Buying Guides are back!
Whether you are a first time builder seeking guidance or a seasoned enthusiast lacking the time it takes to compare the seemingly endless pit of hardware available, we've got you covered. Our buying guides provide an in-depth list of today's best hardware, ranging between three unique and yet typical budgets.

[URL=http://www.techspot.com/guides/102-buying-guide-200806/page2.html]Entry Level Box (<$1,000)[/URL]
As the title implies, this is not a top-grade machine, however, it is (in our opinion) the best system $800 can buy. This box should prove to be a sufficient solution for running even the newest games on the market, albeit with a bit of the eye-candy tuned down.

[URL=http://www.techspot.com/guides/102-buying-guide-200806/page3.html]Mid-range Enthusiast's PC (<$2,000)[/URL]
Our Enthusiast's PC incorporates a flavorful blend of both the Budget Box and Luxury System, making this the most harmonious of builds. The targeted total for our mid-range system was around $1,600 or less, thus remaining within the grasp of the average Joe. Essentially, it is a fully-loaded PC minus some of the trinkets and bobbles, offering the majority of those reading this confidence that it will plow down nearly anything shoved in its path.

[URL=http://www.techspot.com/guides/102-buying-guide-200806/page4.html]High-end Luxury System[/URL]
Here we have a screaming edge system lacking any virtual price cap. Every component in the Luxury System guide was thoughtfully scrutinized in order to offer you the most for your greenback. If the additional dough didn't bring about a justifiable performance leap, it didn't make the cut. Let's face it, almost nobody wants to choke up 150% more money to see a 3% increase in umph.
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