I built this rig back in September '06, the only upgrades being the video card and case. Currently, I have put about $1500 into it. I'm asking $900 or best offer. I am also willing to part out anything but the Hard Drive and the Video Card.
and if you let me play with those prices i can save up to 100 dollars.
the bottleneck in this system is the cpu. i was thinking 500 but lets see what i can do.
$72 Motherboard: MSI K9N Neo-f AM2 Nvidia 550
$70 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 4-4-4-12
$255 video card: 8800gts 320mb
$70 hd: 320gb Segate Barracuda
$50 cpu: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ AM2 Orleans (2.4Ghz)
$44.96 psu: Aspire 520
$35 cd/dvd burner: Samsung 8X ( blah blah) ( you could easily get one better for 30 shipped)
$40 case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05
( THATS SHIPPED BROS )
saved: $75.54 dollars.
last year that whole computer wasn't worth 1.5k. this is what i got last year ( around the 9th of august)
cpu : e6400
video card: a-i-w x1900
screen:20.1' lcd ( W.S)
speakers: logitech ( forgot what brand)
microsoft wireless mouse + keyboard
2 dvd burners
psu: 500w antec true power psu
mobo: p5b duluxe wifi/ap
hd: 320gb hd seagate
with 900 bucks you could probably build my build with maybe a little bit extra.
with my skills i could probably build computers and sale them on ebay for a living.