How much does it all cost?
It's all good and well us saying what components to use but this time we thought we would give you an idea on the cost of the individual components. All prices are listed in US dollars and sourced from our price comparison website, DealTime. Prices change constantly so make sure you check for updated pricing.
The only item that we couldn't find a price on through our price comparison website was the XP-120 cooler so we have included the price of the XP-90 instead.
THE PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon 64 3800+
Price Range - $560.00 - $846.00 @ DealTime
Best Price - $610.00 @ ZipZoomFly
THE MOTHERBOARD - ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Price Range - $182.00 - $265.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $178.00 @ Compuplus
THE GRAPHICS CARDS - Dual nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra (BFG)
Price Range: $480.00ea - $738.00ea @ DealTime
Best Price: $499.99ea @ ZipZoomFly
THE MEMORY - OCZ 3200 Platinum Rev 2 2-2-2-5 1GB Kit
Price Range: $260.00 - $289.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $259.95 @ Atacom
THE HARD DRIVE - Western Digital 74GB Raptor
Price Range: $175.00 - $266.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $175.00 @ ZipZoomFly
THE DVD BURNER - Pioneer (DVR-A08XL) DVD±RW Burner
Price Range: $120.00 - $154.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $119.99 @ Tiger Direct
THE POWER SUPPLY - Zippy 500Watt Power Supply
Price Range: $117.50 @ DealTime
Best Price: $117.50 @ Newegg
THE CPU COOLER - XP-90
Price Range - $58.99 @ DealTime
Best Price: $58.99 @ Newegg
THE GRAPHICS CARD COOLERS - NV Silencer 5
Price Range - $28.49ea @ DealTime
Best Price: $28.49ea @ Newegg
Now that's the main components that we have here today but we have ran into a problem. We don't have a case, speakers, keyboard, mouse or monitor.
So out of some personal recommendations we would draw your attention to the following items which we have personally used and approved of:
THE MONITOR - Apple 23" Wide Screen LCD
Price Range - $1750.00 - $2376.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $1750.00 @ CTI
THE SPEAKERS - Logitech Z-5500 Computer Speakers
Price Range - $255.00 - $400.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $255.00 @ Compuplus
THE CASE - Lian Li V2000
Price Range - $239.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $239.00 @ PC Toy Land
THE MOUSE - Logitech MX-510 Mouse
Price Range - $29.00 - $61.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $29.99 @ Compuplus
THE KEYBOARD - Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard
Price Range - $20.00 - $31.00 @ DealTime
Best Price: $28.99 @ Newegg
So how much does the ultimate performance computer cost at the time of writing?
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