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Sub-$600 general purpose PC, complete with Blu-ray support

One thing that's become clear to me from comments and emails that I receive is that readers want me to strike a balance between high-end stuff and the more affordable lower-end solutions. Today I'm going to outline a high-quality yet affordable PC that's up to the job of handling Blu-ray.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes outlines the components for a high-quality yet affordable PC that's up to the job of handling Blu-ray.

Intel Pentium E2200 dual-core

You can read Kingsley-Hughes's full description of his ""="">sub-$600 general purpose PC on ZDNet's Hardware 2.0 blog.
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Foxconn G33M

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2GB (2 x 1GB) of Kingston 240-Pin DDR2 800/PC2 6400 RAM

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DIAMOND 3450PE512SB Radeon HD 3450 512MB

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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA drive

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Lite-On DH-401S

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GIGABYTE GZ-X5BPD-500

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