Whether you're just looking for something that can surf the Web or you want a quad-core, water-cooled NASA-certified supercomputer, buying a new PC can be pretty daunting - and expensive. But let's face it - you want to play some games, but like pretty much every other average gamer you don't have cash falling out of your pockets. That's where Game Informer comes in. Game Informer decided to price out two computers, one in a reasonable price range with respectable specs and another that's one step up in each category. The price difference versus performance difference may surprise you.
Game Informer researched each of the parts that they chose all over the net to make sure they were good quality and reliable. Of course, there are a lot more options out there than they have listed. Because of that, they only picked out one or two parts for each category, one for their base PC and the other for the upgraded PC. Game Informer is about to throw a lot of PC specs at you, so get your Google out for questions. When it comes time for you to do this yourself, make sure to always keep the golden rule of buying in mind: research, research, research.