Building your own definitely has its merits... especially if your into the whole hardware thing (which I am). You can put in the best of everything you want and nothing you don't. One of the biggest reasons people build their own is so they can "stick it to the man" and go with an AMD processor.
It's typically not cheaper to build your own system then to buy a comparable one from Dell, but it definitely leaves you with some satisfaction. Just do me a favor and don't use a Dremel to cut little designs into your computer case.
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Coppermine wrote:Well, if you think Dell's tech support is bad, wait till you try Gateway, or... yikes, Compaq and HP.
I have, however, heard that Sony and Toshiba have both great support and PC's. And you're going to pay the premium for it. Dell's probably the best deal you can get out there, but if you want to go top of the line, I'd go with Sony or Toshiba. Or, you can be a Geeky McDorkerson and build your own, but that would be totally un-hip.
if the gaming industry would actually support mac it would be huge. until they do i really have no interest. it's hard enough just to get anyone to support an linux platform. but mac's are pretty cool.
dannyolbb wrote:I don't think this has as much to do with equal opportunity as outsourcing to save money.
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PlayingWithFire wrote:If you are gonna outsource tech-support jobs to India or where-ever they are going. At least find someone who SPEAK ENGLISH. I mean their English writing may be better than me but you can't let costumers listen to 20+ minutes of classical music only to get someone who don't SPEAK English.
I feel better.
[sarcasm]Ouch? Maybe I should run my post through MS Word next time before posting? [/sarcasm]
Seriously though, it wouldn't shock me if they can WRITE English better than I can. But you need to SPEAK in Tech support.
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