That system is priced at $1,867.07. I then went to Newegg and priced components as close to that as I could figure out (not really possible since the P67 motherboards are all off the market for a while). I assumed the three Scythe Slipstreams were the SY1225SL12M versions, didn't include the AcoustiPack, and changed the OS from OEM to full. Of course, there's also the difference in labor, build quality, testing, tweaks, warranty, etc.. The price from Newegg for the components is $1,428.36. A difference of about $440. Now, this isn't the SPCR system. But, a $440 difference for what looks like a very nice, quiet computer seems very reasonable.
That IS very resonable.
Anand's reviewer must have done the math wrong. He had 2500K, 8GB RAM, SSD, Asus P8P67 pro and ATI 5770. How on earth did he get to "a little over $1,000 in parts " ?
? I think he needs to retake that trip to newegg. I did the math and got to 1500+ and not even including dampening kit or shipping.
I feel really bad about agreeing with him without checking for myself first.
I think they should be notified about it, so they can change their review and give Puget an Editor's Choice Award, as they suggested they would if the price difference was "a couple of hundred" lower. Well as it turns out its $500 lower.