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 Guide, January 2006: Storage

There are many hard drives with mail-in rebates and plenty of exceptional DVDR's at fair prices.

4 by Haider Farhan on 1/17/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Video Cards

This week we are noticing quite a few deals from eVGA while the ultra high-end graphics cards are appearing to be a bit more reasonable.

16 by Haider Farhan on 1/9/2006

Mid-Range to High-End Buyer's Guide, January 2006

All Santa gave you for Christmas was lots of cash, and you're looking to spend it, right? We have recommendations ranging from $1000 to $3000 in our latest...

67 by Jarred Walton on 1/2/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Motherboards

Just as the end of 2005 comes to a close, we're here to bring you the latest update on your rig's main component, the motherboard. Read on to find...

10 by Haider Farhan on 1/1/2006

Price Guide, December 2005: CPUs

The socket 939 Opterons are back in stock on sale for extremely tempting prices while we await a new series of processors from both AMD and Intel.

10 by Haider Farhan on 12/24/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Storage

Check out this weeks price guide for your storage pricing needs as the holiday shopping season nears its end.

12 by Haider Farhan on 12/17/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Video Cards

We have found many video cards this month to have mail-in-rebates. The 6800 Ultra cards are very close to their EOL, while the 6800 GS cards are fairing exceptionally well.

24 by Haider Farhan on 12/9/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Motherboards

Motherboards featuring the i975X chipset are expected to launch into the market sometime this week. The new GeForce 6150 nForce 430 boards have finally dropped in price, Read on...

9 by Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: CPUs

Our latest CPU guide includes details on AMD and Intel's solid pricing on the latest dual core processors, Opteron, Xeon and budget based Sempron and Celeron D's.

6 by Haider Farhan on 11/26/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: Storage

In this month's issue of our storage guide, along with many other suggestions, you will find new pricing updates and deals we think you may want to know about.

22 by Haider Farhan on 11/19/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: Video Cards

You will find a new addition to the GeForce 6800 line of cards, the 6800 GS. With the recent release of the X1800 line from ATI, we're also picking up...

20 by Haider Farhan on 11/13/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: Motherboards

We have Socket 939 motherboards at very reasonable prices and the costs of the Socket 939 and their Socket 754 counterparts are exceptionally close. Take a look at this...

15 by Haider Farhan on 11/5/2005

Price Guide, October 2005: CPUs

In this October 2005 edition of our CPU price guides, we look at Intel's steady but solid dual core pricing, the recent drop in AMD's X2 prices, and a...

37 by Haider Farhan on 10/29/2005

Price Guides, October 2005: Storage

Our latest Price Guide has details on the Seagate's 7200.9 drives. SAS drives are also starting to become more common.

17 by Jarred Walton & Haider Farhan on 10/15/2005

Entry Level Buyer's Guide, October 2005

The quest for the best bang-for-the-buck continues. How low can we go without sacrificing necessary features?

35 by Jarred Walton on 10/14/2005

Price Guides, October 2005: Video Cards

The card to buy this week is the X800GTO². We've got some analysis on this card, plus some details on GeForce 6600GT's allocation, X800GT/GTO, and tidbits about ATI's...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on 10/1/2005

Mid-Range Buyer's Guide, September 2005

Looking for a system that will last you several years? Our latest Guide for a complete system should help you out!

56 by Jarred Walton on 9/19/2005

Price Guides, September 2005: Motherboards

Chaintech news, ULi's M1695 and new boards from MSI, ASROCK and Biostar!

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on 9/16/2005

Price Guides, August 2005: Labor Day CPUs

New "E6" Venice chips, Turions, Socket 939 Opterons, and more dual core chips than you can shake a stick at inside!

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on 9/4/2005

Price Guides, August 2005: Storage

500GB hard drives are now available in the retail channel. We also have details on SAS, LightScribe and new Western Digital SATA IO drives!

14 by Cara Hamm on 8/28/2005

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