To give you a really honest opinion - I used to really favor building my own, but if you're not the ubergeek type and really don't want the hassle of dealing with returns, driver issues, etc. it makes way more sense to just go to DELL and get a new PC.de784 said:Looking for a new PC where what do you guys suggest? Wife wants to have some one build it not to fond of that idea just looking for some ideas.
Vista tends to grow on you. I wasn't real sure about it at first, but now that I've been using it for a year or so it's very nice. A little hard finding the right drivers for certain things, but otherwise it's a very stable platform and relatively easy to work with.GreatLakes said:I've been involved in computers since 1978, and worked in the IT field for almost 25 years. I used to build my own, but parts are getting so expensive, it's actually cheaper to buy one already built. I bought an Acer (which I never would have considered in the past), with an Intel Core 2 Quad processor. All the parts are generic, nothing is proprietary. So when things go wrong I can buy parts off the shelf, rather than have to rely on any one vendor. It's been rock solid stable. I recommended it to a buddy of mine and he bought one also. No problems, works great.
I'm still running Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, which is something else I thought I'd never do. I was going to remove Vista, and install XP Pro on it as soon as I got it. But I decided to give Vista a try, and I'm still using it. I turned off a lot of the Vista eye candy, and gave it the look and feel of standard Windows.
de784 said:Looking for a new PC where what do you guys suggest? Wife wants to have some one build it not to fond of that idea just looking for some ideas.
Ah, well then you definitely should go the pre-built route. These days, building your own machine is only cost effective when you start building servers and ultra high powered gaming machines that require their own refrigeration units. Hell the cost of a stand alone copy of Vista Ultimate is higher than some PC's you can get these days with Vista already preloaded!de784 said:looking for something for all around purpose for the every day stuff and then to do some gaming.
Nice find! Optiplex is Dell's high-end system.dangitdoug said:I found a good deal on ubid.com.
512 mg ram
120 gig hard drive
Windows XP Pro
I get it tomorrow via UPS.