[Novalug] Build your own box resources
brinkley.joseph at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 08:57:31 EST 2009
I can help you out as a system builder if you want to contact me off list?
every PC i ever built is under 1k and they always preform as good as the 2k+
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
> The question to ask is do you want to go with the latest cutting edge cpu,
> etc or do you want to get a fast box that probably has drivers available
> for linux, etc.
> The current desktop I have I built myself going to a local samll
> computer store and buying the parts. However the price on the latest
> fastest cpu's and their memory are usually pretty high. If you step back
> and buy last years top cpu often the cost is less than 1/4th of the
> current cutting edge one and you do not loose much in preceived
> performance. Then on the other hand the store may have some used machines
> that are a year old at a very competitive price - that is for less than
> you can assemble a machine for.
> I did the conservative thing and bought a motherboard and the matching
> graphics card from the same manufacturer. It was an MSI motherboard it
> still works fine. I needed an athlon cpu because of a specialized
> application I wanted to run on the thing (Amithlon - a linux based amiga
> OS version). Of course I had to buy a mother board that would support
> the Athlon cpu.
> The one fancy thing I did was to buy an aluminum case because they
> cool better. I also purchased some fancy cables with colored leds built
> in (case has a window in it) but the leds stopped working after a year so
> i do not reccommend them.
> One advantage of building at least one computer yourself from assembled
> parts is this: you never have to pay someone else to fix your machine
> PS. It is harder to build a laptop, or even take it apart and get it back
> together without left over parts. :-)
> Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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