Ending today, Dell Home offers its Dell XPS 8700 Intel Haswell Core i7 3.4GHz Desktop PC bundled with the Dell 23" S2340L 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Monitor, model no. E2313H, for $1,248.99. Coupon code "F?1B57MDNF8TCW" drops it to $1,198.99. With free shipping, that's $230 off list and the lowest total price we could find. The desktop features an Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 12GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 1GB graphics card, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, media card reader, wireless touchpad, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
There's a less expensive way, and then there's the way that works for you. The two may not be the same.