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  €dstowe 15:15 28 Sep 2004

When it comes to my next PC I intend to:

My situation isn't accounted for in the list of choices.

Being very particular (faddy?) I have my machines built for me by a specialist builder to my own requirements.

I've answered build myself as that is what fits most closely.

  wallbash 15:35 28 Sep 2004

Similar postion. As i share the study, the latest magic box was built to my specs, thinking more about elimating ( trying) the noise factor.Speed was not even considered. non game player.The next one, will improve in further on the last!

  norman47 16:06 28 Sep 2004

I always build my own, have done for over 7 years.

I also do quite a good part time business constructing PCs to individual requirements. This is great fun as you are not banging together the same bog standard computer time and time again.

  €dstowe 16:15 28 Sep 2004

If it's quiet you want, my latest machines are in Antec Sonata cases with the QuietPC soundproofing kits and Zalman heatsinks.

I have ten of these and the only noise in the whole studio with these switched on is a gently hum. I am getting the other machines replaced very soon.

Very pleased with them.

  picklsey 18:16 28 Sep 2004

just got a nice quit one (shop bought)the price was right.will add more to it as i go along.didn,t know about the antec sonata cases or i might have changed my mind.

  [email protected] 18:34 28 Sep 2004

"I have my machines built for me by a specialist builder to my own requirements."

Dosen't this fit into 'Buy a brand new PC' option?

  Noelg23 18:43 28 Sep 2004

I have been building PCs for 5yrs now and the latest I have has 5 fans encased in a Antec Plusview 1000 case with a side window and a 550w cant go wrong on this baby...have had it since Jan 2004...hope to upgrade sometime soon (more like Xmas time or even New year at this rate...)

  €dstowe 18:45 28 Sep 2004

Not sure about that because they are built as I want them by my father, not a commercial concern.

I am very specific about my requirements for the machines and, I suppose, I would build them myself if I had the time. I am familiar with the insides of computers and have put them together in the past.

  €dstowe 18:46 28 Sep 2004

My reply above was in response to [email protected]

  It's Me 12:16 29 Sep 2004

That's interesting about the Sonata cases being quiet. I had read about them but didn't quite believe the ads. My Mesh sounds like there is an air conditioning unit working in the room.

  €dstowe 13:42 29 Sep 2004

Most quiet modern computer I've (not) heard.

Of course, it needs the soundproofer to make it VERY quiet.

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