A few weeks ago, our Editor Loyd Case issued a challenge: For the Bang for the Buck system, build a Core i7-based PC for $1200.
Here's the thing, though. We could have gone much cheaper on some of the parts, but who wants a 320GB hard drive or a weak graphics card? Who wants onboard audio or a tidbit of memory? Who wants el-cheapo Core 2 Duo parts when the Core i7 920 is so affordable?