Originally Posted by keakar
ok you have convinced me that it is really only 20-25% of the cost of computer, but still way too much $ all together for a good system when you add monitor into it your talking $2000 which IMO is getting out of hand. a good top end system should only have to cost you $1000 but now you just get a basic average system for that price.
it's the same way with gas, as long as we keep buying it the prices will never go back down to reasonable levels.
computer components only become reasonably priced when they are having trouble selling them. thats why the brand new quads are so cheap, nobody was buying them.
People complain about the cost of a hot computer so they expect sub $1000 systems and then throw a fit when stuff breaks under normal everyday use.
Just be glad you know how to build one, because a HOT alienware costs $3000 by the time its worth half a crap and you still get some not top line parts.
Yes its expensive but thats technology... Top line audio equipment isn't cheap, a Ferrari isn't cheap, nothing when you want the best is going to be cheap.