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Old 01-01-2005, 07:34 PM   #11
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y wasnt alienware on the poll, their damn expensive but awesome

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Old 01-01-2005, 08:00 PM   #12
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Default Re: Favorite Computer Type!

I like building my systems because I know exactly what's inside them. I know the harddrive is a brand I like, exactly what hardware's installed, where to get drivers. I can also control what first goes on my computer rather than sorting though 100s of useless programs I don't need.

Unforunetly, many boards come with everything onboard anymore, so it's harder and harder to tell exactly what you have anymore. I think my KT7A was the last good board that had nothing intergrated. No video, no audio, no NIC...just completely upgradable.

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Old 01-01-2005, 08:27 PM   #13
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Integrated stuff totally suck. But the good point is that if ur hardware fails, u can still use the integrated peripherals to do testing or emergency usage.

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