Welcome to the second edition of the System Builder’s Guide for this month, and today we’re moving up to the mid-range segment. Prices seem to have settled a bit for these budgets, and it’s been relatively easy to keep things under control with no loss to performance. Unfortunately, the old cookie-cutter Intel build for R15,000 no longer applies – that’s now moved up to R20,000, although you could certainly make that build a lot cheaper if you make some sacrifices here and there. Continuing my shift from last week’s guide, both of these systems also have solid state drives with no mechanical storage anywhere. That’s not a cheap decision to make by any means, but it’s probably for the best as we move away from platter storage as your main system drive.