Re: Built VS Buy
You can build a very nice system that will meet your needs for $2500. Do you need everything including the monitor, keyboard, sound system, etc? You'll need to do some research to narrow it down to exactly what you want as far as performance and upgradeability in the future. I would probably start off by leaning in the direction of the new Intel Sandy Bridge chips. From there you have to research the motherboards that are compatible.
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, AMD 4200 X2, MSI 7600 GT, 2GB Corsair XMS DDR2 800, Creative SB live 24 bit, Samsung 16x DVD-RW, Seagate 7200.10 250GB sata 3.0 hd, Antec true power 2.0 500W ps, Antec super lanboy anodized aluminum case, Hans G 19" widescreen LCD monitor, Logitech 2.1 speakers, Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse.