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...

Buyer's Guide - Entry Level, January 2005

We return to the budget computing sector with our Guides and a look at what has - and hasn't - changed since the last Budget...

31 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2005

Video Cards Price Guide: Demystifying December Edition

Check out some the new Price Engine announcement and then browse our video card choices for this week.

24 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/5/2004

Gaming Buyer's Guide - November 2004

Building a computer that is everything to everyone is simply not possible. Since gaming is a popular topic in regards to computer configurations, and with the launch of...

69 by Jarred Walton on 11/21/2004

Price Guides November 2004: CPU and Motherboards

CPU and motherboard prices remain fairly stable this week as a few new toys arrive in the spotlight. Find out what makes a great deal as we sift...

13 by Adam Rader on 11/18/2004

Price Guides November 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

DVD burners are getting faster and cheaper by the day as hard drive prices continue to remain stable. Read on to learn which drives make the final cut...

8 by Adam Rader on 11/6/2004

Price Guides November 2004: Video and Memory

Check out the top picks this week for video and memory components as we continue with our new guide format style.

7 by Adam Rader on 10/30/2004

Price Guides: CPU and Motherboards, October II, 2004 Edition

Technology is changing and so are our Price Guides. Check out our new format and get information on which products stand out this week.

9 by Adam Rader on 10/24/2004

Buyer's Guide - Mid-Range, October 2004

Our latest Mid-Range Buyer's Guide puts a focus on getting the most out of your money. We offer basic recommendations with some alternatives for those interested in content-creation...

54 by Jarred Walton on 10/21/2004

Price Guides October 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

Storage prices are on the rise again, much like many other PC components. Check to see if there are any bargains still left in this week's Price Guide.

2 by Adam Rader on 10/17/2004

Price Guides October 2004: Video and Memory

Video and memory prices continue to hover with no major drops or spikes over the last few weeks. Find out which products hold their spot for top pick...

6 by Adam Rader on 10/10/2004

Buyer's Guide - Entry Level, October 2004

We bring you the latest installment of our Buyer's Guide; this time, opting to include recommendations for Budget Office and Budget Gaming configurations.

53 by Jarred Walton on 10/6/2004

Price Guides October 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Athlon 64 and Intel's Socket 775 are continuing their push to the front. Find out which ones really stand out among a sea of choices.

4 by Adam Rader on 10/3/2004

Price Guides September 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

Storage media gets cheaper by the day. Find out which products give you the most storage capacity for your money.

4 by Adam Rader on 9/19/2004

Overclocking Buyer's Guide - September 2004

This month saw the introduction of a new Athlon 64 board that challenges our ideas of a top overclocking system. While most of the hot new OC technologies...

31 by Wesley Fink on 9/17/2004

Price Guides September 2004: Video and Memory

Memory prices seem to be stabilizing and the same goes for video. Find out which parts make this week's cut.

9 by Adam Rader on 9/12/2004

Price Guides September 2004: CPU and Motherboards

AMD price cuts are over now and things are leveling out. See what makes the cut this week for processors and motherboards.

4 by Adam Rader on 9/3/2004

High End Buyer's Guide - September 2004

The whirlwind is finally starting to settle on Socket 939, Socket 775, DDR2, and PCI Express, and you can actually buy most of the new gear. Our High...

53 by Wesley Fink on 8/30/2004

Price Guides End of August 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

Storage prices are inching their way back up as hot deals and promises of no rebate hassles dry up.

9 by Adam Rader on 8/27/2004

Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - August 2004

This week, we continue with our Buyer's Guides on mid-range systems this time around.

29 by Evan Lieb on 8/23/2004

Price Guides August 2004: Video and Memory

While DDR memory continues its upward price climb the video market from both NVIDIA and ATI seems to be producing more bang for your buck every day. See what...

6 by Kristopher Kubicki & Adam Rader on 8/21/2004

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