Originally Posted by jinja_ninja
I don't think its stupid at all. It uses good ideas and cost-saving decisions to build a very very capable rig. Just because they didn't only buy the most expensive equipment, doesn't make it a bad machine.
Actually, the sort of rig I was thinking of would have actually been cheaper in certain areas (and much more expensive in others, like the UPS and monitor). I'm not the kind of guy who buys the most expensive stuff on the market as soon as it comes out (my rig should be evidence of that), but I definitely think that machine could have been more well-rounded.