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 May 2004: CPU and Video

Interested in knowning the next Intel price cuts? See what processors and video cards we recommend this week.

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/11/2004

Intel's 1066MHz Front Side Bus; See you in the Fall

Here is some good news that doesn't invovle Tejas or Jayhawk!

22 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/10/2004

Price Guides May 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

Considering a DVD burner or a new hard drive? You couldn't have asked for a better time to buy...

14 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/2/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: High End System - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our eleventh Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for high end systems this time around.

32 by Evan Lieb on 4/30/2004

Price Guides April 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Still holding off for Socket 939 or Socket 775? Take a look at what we recommend this week instead...

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/27/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our tenth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for mid-range systems this time around.

24 by Evan Lieb on 4/22/2004

Price Guides April 2004: Video Cards and Memory

Memory prices are rocketing out of control, NV40's debut did little to change prices for video cards.

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/18/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level Guide - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our ninth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for entry level systems this time around. There have been...

22 by Evan Lieb on 4/17/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Overclocking System - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our eighth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for overclocking systems this time around. There have been some...

30 by Evan Lieb on 4/8/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: High End System - March 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our seventh Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for High End systems. Not much has changed for high...

43 by Evan Lieb on 4/2/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - March 2004

This week we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our sixth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for Mid-Range systems this time around. So, let's take a...

22 by Evan Lieb on 3/24/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level System - March 2004

Today, we do the first refresh of our Buyer's Guides to see how much has changed in the last 28 days. Read on to find out our thoughts on...

33 by Evan Lieb on 3/17/2004

Price Guides March 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Looking to buy a new motherboard or processor? Find out what we recommend and when we recommend you should buy it...

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/15/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Overclocking System - March 2004

Today, we release the Overclocker's version of our Weekly Buyer's Guides with a slightly new format. Read on to find out our overclocking components picks for this week...

33 by Evan Lieb on 3/10/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Cutting Edge System - March 2004

Today we release the Cutting Edge version of our Weekly Buyer's Guides. Read on to find out our cutting edge components picks for this week...

41 by Evan Lieb on 3/3/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System

This week, we are publishing our Buyer's Guides on mid-range systems. Read on to find out more...

22 by Evan Lieb on 2/26/2004

Price Guides February 2004: Magnetic and Optical Storage

This week we take a refresh on some storage news as well as our weekly recommendations for IDE, SATA and DVDR storage devices.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/25/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Budget System

This week we are relaunching our Buyer's Guides due to popular demand. Read on to find out more...

50 by Evan Lieb on 2/17/2004

Price Guides February 2004: Memory and Soon-To-Be-Obsolete AGP Video Cards

We cleaned up our memory section just in time for this week's guide. We have some interesting news relating to memory supplies, as well as a comprehensive analysis...

20 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/10/2004

Price Guides February 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Hot on the heels of the Prescott NDA, we have a full analysis of last weeks price drops, as well as weekly recommendations and upcoming chipset analysis.

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/3/2004

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