Earlier this week, I heard on the radio that the maximum is going to be lowered to EUR 1480 by Januari 1st, 2004. I was planning on getting a new computer under this construction, but I wanted to wait a few months (we still have a loan from the wedding to pay off). However, things being what they are, we decided to buy that new system before then.
Motherboard: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
Case: Cooler Master WaveMaster
Processor: Intel P4 3GHz
Harddisk: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9, 120 GB
512 MB RAM
Terratec Aureon 5.1Sky (Yes, I know the mobo has an integrated 5.1 soundcard, but that one only has a digital output, and I want a digital input as well!)
Graphics card: Asus V9520/TD
Monitor: Philips 107B40 17" CRT
Pinnacle PCTV Deluxe (USB device, acts as a TV card, does hardware video compression)
Conceptronic graphics tablet
Logitech Cordless Desktop Deluxe
Yakumo Hypersound 124 (128 MB USB memory stick doubling as an MP3-player)
Scanner: Mustek Bearpaw 1200 CS
DVD Burner: Plextor PX-708A
CD-RW burner: Plextor PlexWriter 52/24/52A (Yes, I know that the DVD burner can burn CD-RW as well, but I like to have 'em both.)
Odds and ends: Power supply (350W), Headset, DVD-ROM, Win2000 Pro.
All in all, the system costs EUR 2216 -- which means I only 'pay' less than EUR 1300 for the complete system! I have to assemble everything myself as well, which I've never done before. Looking forward to doing that too!