Want to build a new PC? ARS Technica published a new system guide this week which can help you a bit to pick the right components.
System recommendations are harder to do than most people think, but we've diligently worked to keep our guides up-to-date with the most mouth-watering hardware. Our last regular update saw us going dual-core across the board, and there are a few more changes this month.
Keep in mind that we're not going to just choose the cheapest or highest-quality stuff and throw it together and call it a system. Rather, our guides are meant to reflect real-world issues. For example, we'll tally up prices for you based on what we glean from our own online comparison shopping engine, not vendors that we have special deals with or, even worse, MSRPs. Real-world prices, baby..