My system is built with components I feel offer the best performance at the best price. And here is the basic story of my system. I bought a 386sx/16 way back when that was an entry level system. I needed a bigger hard drive, then a faster modem, then a faster motherboard, then, then, then.... Every original component has been upgraded/replaced about a dozen times and the CPU double that. Will it stop? No. I have a better system than I could buy for the money and I know it top to bottom. The only question - what is next?
Whats inside as of 2014-12-26!
James' System (Windows 7 Pro X64)
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler
Mainboard: MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (4x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video: MSI ATI R9 270X GAMING 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Monitors: ASUS VE248Q Black 24inch Widescreen LCD @1920x1080x32bit

Acer  B193Bbmdh Black 19inch @1280x1024x32bit
Drives: Samsung  850 EVO-Series 250GB (SSD)

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200 RPM in Vantec NexStar CX

Samsung 750GB Spinpoint F1 in Thermaltake A2396 USB 2.0 External
DVD±RW: LG DVD Burner GH24NS95 24X
Sound: On board (less problems that the SoundBlaster IMHO)

Boston Acoustics BA635 Speakers
Case: SilverStone  Redline series RL02B-W-USB ATX Mid Tower
Case Cooler: Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm 76 CFM Fans
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO550W Bronze
KeyBoard: Logitech Ultra-thin Illuminated

Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n52
Mouse: Logitech USB G5 Laser Mouse Pic
Controllers: Kensington USB Expert Mouse Pro
Power: Smart Strip Power Strip
Holly' System (Windows 7 Pro X64)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (@3.0ghz) AM3
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
Mainboard: ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Card: ASUS Western Digital SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (4x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 6870 OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Monitors: Samsung 225BW 22inch Widescreen LCD @1680x1050x32bit

Samsung 940BX 19inch LCD @1280x1024x32bit
Drives: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM
DVD±RW: Samsung WriteMaster SH-S203B 20X
Sound: On board (less problems that the SoundBlaster IMHO)

Logitech X-140 5 watts 2.0 Speakers
Case: hec 6XR8 ATX Mid Tower
Case Cooler: Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm 68 CFM Fan
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W
Flash Reader: Sabrent CRW-UINB 65-in-1
KeyBoard: Logitech Standard
Mouse: Logitech Standard
Power: Smart Strip Power Strip
Laptop (Windows 8.1 X64)
Laptop: HP Pavilion g6-2235us
Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)
Raspberry Pi (Raspbian "wheezy")
Mainboard/CPU/Memory: Raspberry Pi Model B 512mb
Case: Protective Enclosure Black
Hard Drive: PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Network Connection: Edimax EW-7811Un 150M 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter
Power Supply: PowerGen Dual USB 3.1A 15w Travel Wall Charger
Shared System Items
Router: LinkSys EA3500 Firewall Router
Switch: Netgear FS605 Switch
Printer: Brother DCP-7064DN
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