Originally posted by Dynysi
Budget at the moment is around $2000 - $3000
With $2000-$3000 you can do so much better then a shuttle system.....build from scratch and you'll save yourself a huge headache down the line in case you feel like you wanna upgrade.
Honestly, if you can wait, put off getting a system till AMD and Intel release their next gen processors. AMD's K10 core they have in development is planning to be even more efficient then the conroe with single threaded apps (off-topic, I'm sorry) but the conroe's gonna be out later this year.