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In our last system builder marathon, we tried to use up all of the $2,000 in our mid-range PC budget. Because of our readers’ feedback, though, this time around we have done things a little differently. We’re paying less attention to our budgetary limit and concentrating only on bang-for-the-buck components that should provide the biggest dividends.
As a result, our new mid-range system is under $1,400, but holds up well — and in some cases even beats — the $2,000 system we assembled in the previous system builder marathon. (Of course, prices have come down a lot since then.) In any case, here are the components we’ve selected for the new mid-range system, and their current prices: