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

ET3D

TechSpot Paladin
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.

[LEFT]Adjusted for inflation:[FONT=arial][FONT=arial]Core i7 3930K, 16GB RAM, GeForce 680, 120GB SSD + 2TB HDD, two IPS monitors, decent gaming[/FONT][/FONT] keyboard and mouse.[/LEFT]

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.
 

hood6558

TS Evangelist
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.