>> I was looking at this,
> and it seems to me one does not actually save much
> by putting together a computer one's self.
> I guess PC manufacturers get hard disks etc at such a discount
> that more than makes up for the wages of Chinese girls
> screwing the thing together.
>I have a homegrown one humming in my front room and I simply could not
haven that off the shelf. It's not so much about money than about
fulfilling your own specs. my box has a mini-atx board with everyhting
onboard including SATA-RAID and graphics, 1 GB ECC RAM and 2 80 HB SATA
disks in RAID 1 all in a slimline case.
not cheaper than commercial, but my spec.
>>>Also, building it is fun.
>>> As in SM?
>which is fun, right?
and I don't have to mess with yucky preinstalls
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