Giving this one serious thought.....
Base price is $599.99, but is on sale for $499.99. On top of that, sign up for the Best Buy College Student Coupon at: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/global/college-student-deals/pcmcat276200050000.c?id=pcmcat276200050000 (it's FREE) and get another $150 off. YOU DO NOT NEED AN EDU E-MAIL ADDRESS.
Brings total price to $349.99
The CPU alone would cost $200.