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    Build or Buy

    Got a few machines that need replacing for work, do I build them or buy boxes straight in.

    Always prefer to build them in the past but after my amasing 15p an hour payrise I've kinda lost a bit of enthusiasm at work and dont see why I should be savin the company money if I dont get any of what I save lol...

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    if its for work , then just buy and let someone else deal with warrenty issues

    have you a tame dell sales rep ?

    catch them before their end of month and grab a bargain!

    if not then the bog standard HP desktops are fine for most work.
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    No Dell rep, we dealt with them in the past but we've only ever had about 10 machines from them and the 2 servers that are going to my house soon...

    Usually prefer to build as I then know whats in the damned things but I'm kinda past caring, mite build these 2 and then start getting Dell kit in...

    PS, u on MSN today chap?

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    I'm not on it at the moment , but I'll see what I can do
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    • kalniel's system
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    For work, buy, definately. Then you can't be sued if someone's data goes up in flames.

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    Yup, much the same thoughts here..
    For the first few years in the job, the warm fuzzy feeling of self-building and price-beating was great, but now I've got better things to worry about than if a PSU in a workstation goes down, or something.

    I'm not sure the comment about shifting responsibility for data security/backup would stand, but at least you've got a third party to blame and/or call on, if things go pear shaped.

    Buy for work, build for home. Less stressyitis.

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