Build An 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, Quad Core System For $595!
All you need to do is to stop down at your local computer store and ask the salesperson for a quote on a massive gaming, enthusiast, or prosumer computer system in order to suffer cardiac arrest. If you wanted to locally purchase at your bricks and mortar dealer a top of the line Intel Quad Core system with a full 8GB of RAM so that your 64 bit Vista or XP would be able to access undreamed of horizons of memory, as well as storing one full terabyte, which is 1,000 gigabytes, or one million megabytes of information on the hard drives, get ready to shell out $1,500, $2,000, or maybe much more.
There is no need to choose between getting the computer system of your dreams and paying the rent this month if you are wise enough to do some comparison shopping and seek out great deals on what are likely the same components that would be incorporated into the local build which carries that gargantuan price tag. Here is the current pricing for the various chosen components from newegg.com:
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model HH80562PH0568M - $180
- Two of pqi POWER Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model MAD44GUOE-X2 - $140
- MSI P31 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - $55
- SAPPHIRE 100234VGAL Radeon HD 3450 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - $41
- Two of SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $140
- ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A/A5/CARBON/B/CPC - $14
- Linkworld 3230-18 c2228u Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply - $25
This is a completely mind-blowing computer system which is more than capable enough to handle absolutely anything you can throw at it, and is future proof for at least three years of evading that nasty crawling obsolescence which has most likely already encompassed the computer system you're using to read this Hub!
There are a few areas where you could even go much further towards the ultimate dream system, depending on your preferences. If you are into video gaming and would like some super fast frame rates on high resolutions, you might want to exchange the Radeon HD 3450 for a ASUS EN8800GT/HTDP/512M GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card which would only add $89 to the total price. Similarly, you may want to go with a more heavy duty quality power supply such as the SeaSonic SS-500ES 500W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply which adds only $66, or a DVD burner such as a Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R Burner Black IDE Model AD-7200A-0B which adds $8. Even if you wanted to substitute all of these high quality components for maximum performance, you would still be spending about $750, and that's an incredible deal any way you look at it! Sure beats paying two grand at your friendly neighborhood dealer!