Three Benjamins gets you a pre-built rig for general computing chores
If you need a high-end gaming rig or a machine that can tear through content creation chores like a chainsaw through butter, move along, there's nothing to see here. However, if you need a general purpose system for scrolling through Facebook, firing off emails, typing up reports, and that sort of thing, keep reading. Boutique builder CyberPowerPC has teamed up with Newegg to offer the "Everyman Quad Core (EQ100)" PC for $300.
Arriving just ahead of Father's Day, the EQ100 sports an AMD Sempron 3850 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, AMD Radeon 8280 graphics, 500GB SATA 6Gbps hard drive (7200 RPM), 24X DVD burner, 500W power supply, USB gaming keyboard, USB gaming mouse, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The system comes inside an Azza EOS-206S gaming case.
"CyberPowerPC shares our vision for affordable quad core computing and is among the first U.S. system builders to pioneer using the AM1 platform, together with Newegg. These systems include the right set of features you need for day-to-day computing and has effectively launched Everyman Quad Core revolution," said Roy Taylor, VP Global Channel Sales at AMD.
Other features include a GbE LAN port, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two PS/2 ports, headphone/microphone ports, VGA output, HDMI output, and a 1-year warranty.