Hello boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, gamers and trolls! Welcome to the final System Builder’s column for this month. I just thought I’d break the monotony here for one moment by announcing that next month I’m going back to checking out laptops at the same price points I’ve covered this month, just to keep things even. I will also be posting another, less-frequent guide for AMD fans. Now, I know you lot are a little depressed right now but don’t worry! I’ve got some things worked out for you and you may even be surprised at what the Bulldozer platform allows me to squeeze in.
But for now we dive back into the high-end and see what kind of hardware we could get for these two price points. Note that when we get back to desktops in August it will be mostly dominated by the new Ivy Bridge Pentiums and Core i3 processors so if you’re holding out and saving, just hold out for another month more. I promise you, its going to be worth it.