Although the PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard has just been updated, it is never a bad idea to get a second opinion.  This time try PC Stats, and their 3 current recommended systems.  Their $500 budget system is based around an Athlon X2 7750 BE with an HD4850 and 2GB of DDR2-800.  The $1000 mainstream features a 3GHz C2D E8400 with an HD4890 and 4GB of DDR2-1066.  Lastly the $2000 performance machine has a Core i7 920, a GeForce 285GTX and 6 GB of DDR3-1600 in triple channel. 

“Not sure what PC hardware is worth getting in these tough economic times? PCSTATS Shoppinglist has recommendations for three price points – $500, $999, $2000 – to help put you on the right path no matter what your budget.”

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