[OT] Custom computers

Paul Looney support at ahsomme.com
Thu Dec 2 12:21:08 EST 2010


Richard,
AnandTech.com has excellent reviews of all the DIY components,  
including processors, boards, power supplies, even cases. Good place  
to start.
Don't forget to leave room for a good SSD!
Paul Looney

On Dec 2, 2010, at 8:43 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> I was looking for a beefy quad core system and my brother convinced  
> me that the cost savings and customizability makes it well worth  
> the time to assemble the parts.
>
> So I'm curious:  How many of you here have built your own  
> computers? Did you go with a barebones, or do it from scratch?  Did  
> you go with Intel or AMD, and why?
>
> I'm leaning toward AMD myself given what appears to be an excellent  
> price/performance value, and will likely build from scratch because  
> I'm picky about the case.
>
> Seems a surprising number of people I know build their own systems,  
> kinda makes me wonder why I ever bought an off-the-shelf PC.
>
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