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PCSTATS Shopping List: April Edition - PCSTATS Shopping List: April Edition
Mon, March 31 2008 | 5:42PM | PermaLink Feedback?

The April 2008 PCSTATS Shopping List has been posted! If you're looking for a new system you might want to check out what hardware we're recommending this month. ;-) Shopping list Assistance

$2000 High-End Performance Parts List

April 2008
Avg. Price* Description / Model No. Review
x $299 Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 socket 775 Processor (1333 MHz FSB) Get $ Price Here
x $220 Asus P5N32-E SLI nVidia nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Get $ Price -
x $232 4GB Corsair XMS2 DHX Memory DDR2-800 Memory Kit

Get $ Price -
x $426 BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC nVidia GeForce 8800GTX Videocard Get $ Price -
$180 Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Soundcard Get $ Price -
x $97

500GB Hitachi SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive

Get $ Price -
x $36 LG GSA-H62N SATA Dual Layer DVD-Writer Get $ Price here
x $100 Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Case

Get $ Price -
$156 750W PC Power & Cooling (S75QB) Silencer 750 Quad Power Supply Get $ Price Here
x $320 22" BenQ FP222WH Widescreen 5ms LCD Monitor Get $ Price -
($199) Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Operating System OEM
- Also Consider: Operating System, Keyboard, Mouse, 3.5" Floppy Drive, 56K Modem, Speakers.
$2066 Estimated Overall Price
* All prices are approximations and are listed in $USD for simplicity.
Notes: This Month's High-end System is a little over-budget but could be brought down by excluding the Sound Blaster X-Fi audiocard. Intel's new E8500 Core 2 Duo CPU is the heart of this beast, and we've also given it a 500GB drive and a nice SATA Dual Layer DVD burner, and 4GB of RAM.

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