A computer for your review
Ok, so I talked up how you only needed a cheap computer. I'm surprised nobody ever challenged me to show them this computer. I mean, I could have been lying the whole time and what I thought was $500 would actually be $2000. So I challenged myself to make the computer. I went to Newegg and selected parts to create the best cheap computer I could. Granted, it can be improved slightly. I only spent maybe 10 minutes browsing for parts.
So the results? I must report that my previous estimation of how powerful a $500 computer would be was not accurate. In fact, a $500 computer is MORE powerful than I previously estimated! Vertical sync in Half-Life 2 at normal quality should be a piece of cake for this baby.Behold this amazing computer!
This computer is hella powerful. The case is quiet with a big fan. The motherboard is flawless Abit. The video card is a steal at $92. It has a 64 bit processor that has a power to price ratio like no other. An entire gigabyte of RAM just because I could fit it in. And of course the awesome 80 gigabyte Seagate SATA drive with the $40 DVD burner. This should run Windows just fine and run Linux at insane speeds.
Final cost? $534.98
Tomorrow I'm going to spec out a $1000 computer. I have a feeling it's going to get a little nutty in here.