QOTD: How Much Did Your Computer(s) Cost?

Yesterday we found out that when it comes to sales of computers costing over $1,000, a whopping 91 percent of that goes to Apple.

Of course, the obvious argument is that many PCs cost under $1,000, while most Mac computers cost over $1,000.

Personal opinions of Apple computers aside, many of you chimed in and said that you've spent more than a grand on your PC, except that you chose to build it yourself instead of buying it built from a business.

This brings us to today's QOTD: How much did your computer cost? Please feel free to tell us about your gaming desktop, your laptop for work or school, or even about your entire server farm that you're running in your basement.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Tech-Boy
    Mine Costed right around $850 for just the tower.
  • Tech-Boy
    Tech-BoyMine Costed right around $850 for just the tower.It has a x4 940 at it's heart, and a gtx 260.
  • thiswillkillthat
    Mine is a 2.93 GHz 17" MacBook Pro. I bought it refurbished, so $2250.
  • redgarl
    1500$ Tower alone... I tend to spend less on the cpu, motherboard, memory and more on the case, sound card, storage and HTPC options.

    I don't spend more than 300$ on graphic cards anymore. For exemple, my last build got 2 4850 OC in crossfire... and I paid 165$ for both. That was a terrific deal.
  • shening
    1200-1300 $ plus upgrades overtime so i'd say around 1500,but my PC >>>>>>>>> ANY Mac anywhere around that price.
  • mj_mahyar14
    This is an upgrade cycle for me, so only $400 for motherboard, CPU and ram.

    I usually do it this way. New system... upgrade... new system.
  • mj_mahyar14
    Well my pc cost $1825 just for the case part. Custom built by me!

    Specs are i7 920
    EVGA X58
    6gb Dominator
    EVGA GTX 285 2GB
    X-fi soundcard
    2 hdds in raid 0
    and mush more

    with the accesories and the monitor and keyboard it was $2440.
  • gosefroba
    13 inch macbook pro 1500 bucks
  • 1ce
    Mine's an laptop from 2006 that cost $1300 Canadian at the time...yeah it needs to be replaced with a capable desktop. Laptops have come down in prices so much since 2006. I recall I paid around average, it was not a high end machine.