Last month I brought you a series of builds that would best fit your interests without doing some serious damage on your wallet, now I will put together a new build. I will provide a new build every month, going from Budget to High-Performance. The build below is classified as “Budget”, in the price scheme “Budget” will go from $1-$999, “Beast” will go from $1,000-$2,500, and the “High-Performance” build(s) will go from $2,501-$∞.
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5″ SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $109.99
ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $109.99
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition Video Card $124.99
Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor $189.99
Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ 3 Fans $69.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Desktop Memory $46.99
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE $14.99
COOLMAX ZU Series ZU-500B 500W Power Supply $40.99
All this comes at a grand total of $707.92 and of course the shipping and taxes are to be included to put this up to the perceived $800 range, what can you get for that much? A Dell XPS 8500, remember this comes with crapware and Windows 7 which is soon to be obsolete since Windows 8 is around the corner.