Re: Which Dell Dimension ?
> To make it short and sweet, it is recommended to build your
> own system. Dell, HP, Gateway both use sub standard parts,
I dont want to be a PITA here. But one problem we frequently face with
our custom made machines is service. If the mother board on dell
dimension fails, fine, the dell guys takes care of it immediately and
replaces it within the next 2 days. But on a custom built machine, the
money will be coming out of your pocket.. I am not sure how good HP
and Gateway service is but I can vouch that Dell service is very nice
and I would go for it anytime than a custom built machine.
Someone else suggested optilex over dimension. I strongly oppose that.
We have three dell dimension 4550 and two optilex GX 270 in our lab.
These machines run 24/7. The optilex are too noisy and their mother
boards have failed once. The dimension boxes have no problem
whatsoever. So given a choice, I would go with dimension anytime over
Regarding Pentium Vs AMD machines:
The AMDs generate a lot of heat than Pentiums. For a desktop it
probably does not matter. But if you are planning to build a cluster,
I would go with pentiums than amds or have a good cooling system
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi