|i recently way way out on a limb and tried a small, Utah-based custom computer company called Geekbox (www.geekbox.com) - - while I would stay the hell away from them if you are in a real hurry, they built me the most solid, quality machine I've ever had the pleasure of using. And then I needed another computer, and was lazy and cheap (at least I didn't get a freakin' Alienware... that would have just been blasphemously stupid) and ordered from ibuypower. So far, two USB ports don't work, the compact flash card reader is just plain broken, and the SATA cable associated with the second HD was bent so that it would fall out of the mobo if someone sneezed in the room. |
short answer: if you're opting for an online custom build company, and you don't want to waste your cash, do as much online and offline research as you can. If you don't want to deal with all that, do what you want, but please don't buy a mac.