Alrighty, well I mean I have a good ammount of money to toss up ~8-900. Could I get a beastly rig built for this price (mainly for UT3, which I hear you need atleast 3.4MHz to play)? I have a local lan center that would do the build after I have the parts so I know it would be properly built.
Preliminary UT3 System Requirements
Graphics: Geforce 6 series
Graphics: NVIDIA 6800GT/Ultra or 7800GT/GTX SLI
For $900 you could get a pretty decent pc yes. Just make the video card #1 on the list like I said that is where people make the mistake.. Thats right on the borderline for the newer intel stuff but you could get a cheaper core 2 duo intel processor with 2gb of ram.
Like a e4400 allendale core 2 duo processor $125
Get a mobo like for $100 or so
2gb ddr2 800 ram for $65
Get atleast a 8800gts 320mb meant for gamers in mind like I said dont be skimpy on video card. The 640mb is alittle bit more..
279.99 for the 8800gts 320mb
get a good powersupply since its a dual core you dont really need but 650watts to be more than adequate. 700 would be more future proof but you wont need but 650watts and for a 650 watt it will be around $125 for a HIGH Quality brand you dont want to skimp on this either..
Harddrive will be like $75 for a 320gb which is a steal.
Get a case whatever price you want from cheapo to high end..
dvd combo drive can be bought for $30 from samsung..
all that can bring you right at $900 or less depending on what case and other stuff you chose..