Choosing A Cheap Desktop Computer

May 23rd, 2008 admin Posted in Desktop Computer Articles No Comments »

How To Choose A Cheap Desktop Computer?

Cheap desktop computers are actually pretty easy to put together or find for yourself if you know what to look for. Cheap desktop computers are on the lower end of the current range of desktop PC's and Computers. They are away from the cutting edge and benefit from well-tested technology. They can also be put together for you, or by yourself from a mix of computer components that you, the consumer, can select from various online sources and retailers.

The main objective when choosing cheap desktop computers is to get the best-valued but not-quite-cutting-edge components on the market. Although low price is the primary concern here, I recommend keeping current and up-to-date with parts. Where it's necessary, I'll point out alternative discount computer accessories and components as well as the pros and cons of those decisions.
Often the most expensive part in cheap desktop computers is the computer processor. The fastest, most cutting edge processors can be more than $1000, but for a quarter of the price you can get one that is only 15-20% slower and allows you to put money into other components of the computer. Currently I would recommend at least an Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Athlon 64 X2. Intel Core 2 Duo go for anywhere between $150 - $550, while AMD Athlon 64 X2 go for anywhere between $100 - $250.

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