Posted 21 October 2007 - 05:27 PM
A custom built PC is best and most durable. They also give you the best bang for your buck.
I've heard, and experienced first hand, some of the crappy parts that commercial computer builders such as Dell, HP, Gateway, etc. For instance my friend had a Dell computer for about a year. The motherboard died for no reason 3 days after the warranty had expired.... Dell support wouldn't even help him since he had no warranty. They sometimes use cheap parts, where people won't notice until it dies, such as the motherboard, power supply, and ram.
Still, sometimes the computers from these commercial companies can have good deals, in which the computer comes with a discount on monitors, speakers, and other things of the sort.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943