If we look at the new PCs bought or built today, we see a bell shaped curve peaking around the $800-$1000 price range. Of course there are the $300 office and internet machines, as well as the excessively expensive $3000 enthusiast computers. The sub-$1000 sweet spot though is where the majority of buyers lean toward. For that amount you can build something quite powerful, and while it won’t have the bells and whistles, it will still have the necessary components to run demanding programs, such as video/audio/graphical design and gaming applications. For under $1000, one can easily get a quad core processor, several gigabytes of RAM, a large hard drive (500GB+), and a video card capable of handling today’s latest games.
Budget gaming PC roundup
Posted on Saturday, Aug 23 2008 @ 17:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Firingsquad has published a roundup of three sub-$1000 gaming PCs, check it out over here.