Following up on last week's Best Budget PC Guide, today we have midrange systems with roughly twice the cost. Of all the systems types to configure, the midrange market can be the most difficult. With budget systems you're often limited in what you can do by price constraints while at the high end the best components are usually pretty clear cut choices; for midrange builds there are many factors to consider. One of the core questions you always need to answer is: what do you want to do with the system? Office PCs will often have a different goal than something for a student, and there are many ways to adapt a particular system to fit the needs of the user. We have two...

Price Guides December 2003: The Year in Component Prices

As the year draws to a close, we took this opportunity to reflect on CPU, Video Card, Memory and Motherboard trends from the last 12 months. Without further ado, let us...

5 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/25/2003

Price Guides December 2003: Holiday CPU & Motherboard Guide

This week was a flurry of news; we will touch on Intel's Prescott announcements, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition's REAL pricing, ATI's AMD core logic announcement, and SiS's return to...

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/7/2003

Price Guides November 2003: Video Cards and Memory

Over the last couple weeks we saw the retail debut of GeForceFX 5700 and 5950. Today we take a full analysis of how the new IBM manufacturered GPUs...

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/23/2003

Price Guides November 2003: CPU and Motherboards

Intel and AMD's "official" price cuts came 2 weeks after we started seeing changes, but prices are still on the move. NVIDIA, VIA, SiS, AMD, ALI and Intel...

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/2/2003

Price Guides October 2003: Video Cards

Need some hot video card deals? With all the video card madness happening lately, we thought we would take a weekly update with just NVIDIA and ATI video cards...

28 by Kristopher Kubicki and Howard Johnson on 10/18/2003

Price Guides October 2003: CPU and Memory

Unfortunately, the Athlon 64 launch negatively effected the pricing on Athlon XP chips. This week we take a look at AMD and Intel CPUs, plus DDR memory.

19 by Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 10/13/2003

Price Guides September 2003 IDF Edition: CPU, Motherboards and Video Cards

How have DX9 announcements affected video cards? Will Intel’s Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and Athlon 64 alter upcoming CPU prices? XT/SE, K8T800, nForce3, XGI and more new...

17 by Anand Shimpi & Laura Johnston on 9/18/2003

Price Guides August 2003: CPUs, Motherboards, Memory and Video Cards

August and July brought us several new products, including DDR500, single channel nForce2 motherboards and 256MB incarnations of ATI and NVIDIA video cards. Fortunately for us, we have...

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/26/2003

Sometimes Weekly Price Guides: Motherboards and Video Cards

It's been a more than a week since the last guide, but a volatile motherboard and video card market has prompted us to put out a quick look at...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 6/16/2003

Weekly Hardware Price Guides: May 2003 Edition

The last few weeks have been full of new activity including new products from ATI, Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. Check out recommendations and feel free to use our...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/26/2003

Price Guides: Past, Present and Future

We are very proud to become the first independent review site with our own RealTime Price Engine. Never wait for a price guide again!

1 by Anand Shimpi & Laura Johnston on 5/5/2003

Weekly CPU & Memory Price Guide: March 2003 1st Edition

New AMD, Intel and DDR news has spun prices and performance charts in circles. Take a look at this weeks analysis of whats going on in the Memory...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/23/2003

Weekly Motherboards & Video Price Guide: February 2003 2nd Edition

GeForceFX makes an slightly dissapointing debut on our guides as pre-orders are starting to pop up in various places. KT400 and KT333 boards dropped in price as we...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/24/2003

Weekly CPU & Memory Price Guide: February 2003 1st Edition

Just to spice things up a little this week, we are going to take a look at CPU's and Memory rather than the traditional CPU's and Video Cards. ...

1 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/6/2003

Distributed Computing FAQ Update

Whether you are new to the concept or have been contributing for several years, this FAQ Update tells you everything you need to join TeAm AnandTech and the many...

0 by Andy Hui on 1/26/2003

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - January 2003 1st Edition

This week we are taking a brief look at CPU's, Motherboards, Video Cards and Memory! We finally have perfected our price engine, so get ready for the most...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 1/23/2003

January FAQ Update

A FAQ roundup for the last few months of 2002, this is an introduction to a large number of FAQ articles.

0 by Andy Hui on 1/4/2003

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: December 2nd Edition

This week we have seen a large drop in price on both the AMD and Intel fronts. We went through a lot of trouble to provide more ATI...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/18/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - Motherboards & Memory: December 2002 1st Edition

Welcome back! The holiday season has got many of us hunting for deals left and right. Check out this week's guides for more deals than you can shake...

1 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/10/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: November 1st Edition

The ATI/NVidia wars are heating up! Even though the ATI cards have been on the market a while now, vendors are now just starting to pit them against...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/3/2002

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