Is it just me or does it seem that prices on computer hardware seem to be getting out of hand? With $800 video cards, $600 power supplies, $650 memory kits and $1000 processors, building a top end gaming system with all the latest technology will easily set you back $5,000 doing it yourself! If you want that computer built for you then you better be willing to cough up at least $8,000 for the same system in a fancy case that has some clear coated automotive paint on it. This leaves the true gamers and enthusiasts high and dry because Joe Gamer canâ€™t afford to spend $5,000 to $10,000 on a gaming system. If these numbers seem too high to believe run over to Dell and price out a loaded-to-the-gills XPS 710 Desktop PC and you'll be amazed just how high the price goes.
Article Title: In 2006 The PC Industry Shrunk and Prices Went Up
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/437/1/
Enjoy, but remember it's an editorial (just my thoughts and opinions on the industry from my perspective).