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  1. 1. So is Your PC built or bought?

    • Custom Built
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All the parts were bought in a store, so in a sense, it's store bought ....

... sorry, another 'just had to say it' LC moment. :)

 

All our pc's are custom built. In the past it was mostly just cheaper, and these days it's not only (usually) that, but because even if I bought a store-bought one, I'd end up tweaking it constantly (or frustrated that it wouldn't let me) and so I may as well custom-build in the first place. :)

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Somehow I figured out how to jumble this nonsense into a working rig. Took me like an hour and talking to someone on my other computer to figure out my monitor cables weren't in good enough. I think I hold the record for longest time put into assembling a computer. :'(

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Store bought, and upgraded some since then. Added RAM, better graphics and sound cards, and second hard drive. Been over seven years since I built my own PC, and after some quick research I decided I was too lazy to build another.

 

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Next PC, which is hopefully a long way off, will be a custom build though.

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I haven't bought a computer (with exception of laptops) in over ten years ... my first custom rig was about 7 years ago.

 

Since then I've built three other computers for me, and over a dozen for friends and family.

 

I wouldn't even recommend a factory box to my mom (who literally does nothing but web surfing and e-mail).

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I had mine built to my specifications, (metallic finish with a big button that glows blue with POWER written on it, which will play Kotor 2, dvds, and stuff) They upgraded the motherboard and graphics cards when building it so it's better than how it was when I stated paying for it... I know that because the number is of a higher value. :)

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My current PC is a heavily modified store bought. My next PC will be a custom built job.

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I started with an Antec P180 case.. and then I added the things I wanted.. just like Lego.

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Custom, obviously :)

 

 

 

Companies like Dell or HP always skimp in on details they dont think youll notice to maximise their profit. And high-end premades like BoXX charge you $10 000 for hardware worth $5000 for no reason.

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Custom.

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totally custom, though not high-end. i typically rotate parts out giving the ejectees over to my wife's rig. i now have a son with a computer, so he'll join the musical pooter parts parade soon (his box is probably the strongest, minus my video card and HDD).

 

the next "rotation" is going to happen soon. my wife complained that her CDs are no longer being recognized, and she's already had PATA controller issues... she'll get my stuff, and i'll get new. i'm still torn on AMD X2 or core2 duo. particularly with AMD about to release their core2 competition, which means high-end X2s will drop drastically in price, again.

 

oh, and NO VISTA... :)

 

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Companies like Dell or HP always skimp in on details they dont think youll notice to maximise their profit. And high-end premades like BoXX charge you $10 000 for hardware worth $5000 for no reason.

But mine is an IBM. AN IBM!!11!!one!1

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I originally started building my own when the crappy 286 I bought new blew out its parallel port and couldn't be upgraded--nonstandard parts and a small desktop case that relied on a backplane board for add-on cards. Couldn't afford a whole new rig, and my ex wouldn't approve anyway (hated computers), so I bought it in pieces over time and smuggled them home. My kids got their first computer via 'rotation'--good word, by the way--I couldn't let all those spare parts lie around now, could I? First rig I built was a 386. And I don't know how I ended up with that closet-full of parts, honest.

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I don't know why people are so against Vista. So far its been the most stable OS I have used yet.

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custom built, two and a half years ago. was pretty high-end then (bougth second best of available parts to get a slightly better price/performance ratio :wowey:), and is still usable for nwn2.

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I don't know why people are so against Vista. So far its been the most stable OS I have used yet.

 

 

An 85% performance loss using high-end 3D software is a pretty strong reason not to use it.

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An 85% performance loss using high-end 3D software is a pretty strong reason not to use it.

Its performing better than XP, but then again the only 3D software I use tends to be games. :wowey:

Murphy's Law of Computer Gaming: The listed minimum specifications written on the box by the publisher are not the minimum specifications of the game set by the developer.

 

@\NightandtheShape/@ - "Because you're a bizzare strange deranged human?"

Walsingham- "Sand - always rushing around, stirring up apathy."

Joseph Bulock - "Another headache, courtesy of Sand"

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My friend was testing it with built-in transaction management and the operations that were taking tens of milliseconds in XP, were taking about a second in Vista. But then, it is a Vista Home Premium vs XP Pro.

This statement is false.

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My computer was built to my specs by a local IT shop. I hadn't been keeping up on technology so I let them put one together for me. My next rig will be custom built, but I'm waiting to see what comes of the new Intel and AMD processor families. My circumstances have changed yet again so now I can save up for the big upgrade and get all top-end stuff when I finally go for it.

 

Vista will wait. XP Pro is more than sufficient for now and I can run it for months at a time without stability problems. Perhaps by the time there's an SP2 for Vista I may be ready to consider it. I'm limited to running in 32-bit mode with XP Pro so ultimately I'm going to move to a 64-bit capable OS.

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I've had custom build computers since 1996.. I don't trust companies to build anything or install anything for me - I'm a degenerate control freak when it comes to computers..

 

Still, I buy a new one so rarely that when it's time to upgrade I feel like I'm starting all over again (getting to know the market).

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