I service alot of laptops. I would hate to build one. Just tearing one down to parts and putting it back together again sucks. I would stick with a pc build. :smile:
Okay this is completely not Christmas related, but it works.
I'm a drafter/designer for a remolding firm. AutoCAD, Revit, 3D animation. What would you recommend regarding tower units to build?
Well we do remold, but it is remoldeling. Sorry..
Molding as in cabinet molds, nevermind.
That's very true. I've built probably 30 computers and it was far cheaper to do back in the 90's. Pretty much about the time Dell came around strong, the tide changed. It used to be about 30% cheaper to build, and you'd get better components but now it's actually a tad cheaper to buy a Dell if you use one of the big coupons:wink:
If you do a lot of CAD and stuff, memory and graphics cards are the biggest areas to be concerned. The Core 2 Duo's are the best option for budget/performance but the new quad cores kill for pure performance. There are hundreds of motherboards and processor models to choose from and it's hard to just give a random list because there are a few different specs to keep in mind like chipset and things like that to make sure they all work together seemlessly.
If you're going to be doing HEAVY CAD work, you'll want to step up to a workstation class computer. If you're just doing floor plans, light drafting and whatnot, it doesn't really matter, so long as you go up to the midrange type machines. Don't skimp on RAM, and stay the hell away from Vista, and you'll be fine.
Yes stay away from Vista unless you feel like being a beta tester for Microsoft. Just the general rule of thumb for most things from MS is wait until the product has been out awhile so they can patch the gaping holes in it.
Yeah I've helped my dad build a few computers and he's commented on the same trend, that building your own computer reall doesnt save you much anymore. The benefit however is that your able to build towards what you need/want in a computer.
The rumor has been confirmed that CompUSA is closing.
Same here. Vista 6 months, no problem.