In the past I've alwayts built my own machines, but at the moment my lack of spare time and the hefty discount Dell gives Honda Employees resulted in me going for a Dell. Welcome to Shuttertalk.
A Dell, yummie!! And, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay?
I've heard from a friend, that AMD chips run faster with DDRAM than Intel with DDRAM2, which would convince me to buy an Athlon. but so far it's only a rumor, that I haven't confirmed in any way.
Paid under $900 delivered and tax included.
And Yes, I have read good things about the Athlons... but just can't break my habit of using Intel.
Tell me if you come up with any good systems...my photos are in 1 large folder - I know I have to fix that - but haven't done it yet.
Building your own is good to get what you want but for cost effectiveness it isn't. PC's are so cheap now it isn't funny. Dell is supposed to have an excellent warranty but aren't components proprietary? Maybe on some cheaper models?
I can't believe how much LCDs have dropped in price too! You used to have to drop half a paycheck to get a 19" LCD - these days they're practically giving them away with their systems...
now how can i build my own powermac? i never have heard a person saying...oooh i built a G5 with this and that...why? anyone knows?
I recently dismantle an imac, (old, purple one) and there is not much to it.