With the continued price war between AMD and Intel, ATI (now AMD) and NVIDIA we, the end users, have been blessed with lower than ever hardware prices; the proof of is the article we are writing here today. For a mere 315 euro we were able to pick up a complete system at Dollarshops.eu.
Here’s what we got for €315:
- AMD Athlon 3800+ AM2 CPU
- Jetway M26GTM with onboard 6150 VGA Motherboard
- 1Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory
- 320GB Sata HDD
- Casetek V.Pandora ATX Mid Tower Case
- Sirtek 310W Power Supply
- LiteOn HH Lightscribe 20X DVD Writer
Optionally for an extra € we added the following options and check their impact on performance:
- Upgrade to 2Gb DDR2 +€30
- Upgrade VGA NVIDIA 8600 GT 256Mb +€96
Dollarshops.eu offers a nice service, they build the system with the components you choose and send it to you with registered postal service, all this costs a mere €15 on top of the price of the system, seeing as the shipping charges alone easily match this price, they are building the systems for free.
The system by default comes without OS installed, on request you can buy the OS of your choice and have it installed by them. We asked them to preload with Windows XP.Packaging
The box arrived few days after it was sent out, they used the original cardboard box of the case, a Casetek branded product.
Let’s open the package ->