June 21st, 2004, 11:35 AM #41
I think you are wrong in this to an extent.
Originally Posted by contoursvt
Very few people build their own machine. I have in the past, but for PCs I now use Boxx. I can't take the risk of having downtime and they offer one day turnaround for complete system replacement.
The majority of pc users are far better suited to getting a commodity system from Dell or god forbid, Gateway.
As far as Apple being a one-shot source of replacement parts, this is only true of parts like the motherboard which in all honesty rarely have issues.
June 21st, 2004, 11:40 AM #42
My Apple G4 Cube motherboard has died on me 4 times, before I finally got frustrated with Apple's lack of support, and bought one off of ebay for parts, basically modded the hell out of it, upgraded the G4 CPU, RAM, HD, DVD-ROM, video card, and even case... before that, I had an Apple IIGS that basically made me swear off Apple's due to it being so problematic.
What you experience is what you experience. There's no "wrong" or "right" to it. It just is something you experience.
And for the record, I build 100% of my PC's, and my last two have been around for some serious work and hours. About as much as my coveted Cube, in fact.
Still as far as PC vs. Mac ammo goes... who cares. Use what you can use/afford/like.
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