Don't know, it all depends on the next version of Windows and Mac OS
It might be your video GPU then. The onboard video GPU on motherboards are usually pretty weak.
THis is mine,
AMD Phenom Quad Core 2.4GHz
4GB DDR2 667Mhz
ATI HD 3870
Vista Home premium.
Picture of my Rig: Link
Never again I have had "lag" problems on my computer like I used to with a generic Compaq, HP desktop computers. (Which I used to have). But yeah I pretty much threw thousand dollars at tigerdirect and bought some good parts. I wanted a computer that would increase my productivity, becuase waiting for "lag" throws your precious your productive time right out the window.
Nice rig but three things: a) that wiring looks reasonably messy, is it safe? b) did it really cost thousands of dollars? c) do you always leave your case open, or was it for the purpose of this photo?
I built myself a 2.66GHz Core2Quad, 4GB RAM, G41 Mobo for around $600 NZD. It's running Windows XP. I'm still struggling to get my head around how something that *should* be cheaper could cost more.
Well that photo was taken when I was assembling the computer, so I dont leave the case off, I dont know about the wires, they are a hassle becuase there is so many, some a huge. Some too short, some too long.
When you consider you have to buy all this,
Vista Home Premium
sales tax (In canada its 15%)
It comes to a little over a thousand CAD in Canada. YOu can price all this stuff here www.tigerdirect.ca and see how cheap you get it.
Did you use cheap parts? I avoided cheap parts. I bought the average priced parts. The computer tower case itself was $150, and vista $259 so thats like $400 just for starting! lol
I got the following:
- Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz
- 4GB SuperTalent RAM
- 250GB Western Digital HDD
- Asus G41 Motherboard
- AlphaTech Case (NZ company, extra fan was included)
- Cooler Master 460W PSU
I didn't get a DVD-RW drive. I pulled one out from my old computer temporarily, to install an OS/the motherboard drivers.
I didn't get an OS. I had a copy of Windows XP from a really old computer, and also installed Linux.
Shipping was free.
It cost $645.12 NZD.
Looks like you saved maby $300 - $400 from not buying an OS and paying shipping, you can get if your lucky a OEM copy of Windows, sometimes their sold out. My case there were sold out, so I had to buy the full version. CD drives not sure how much those are, but I guessing probably close to a hundred. Which is good if you can resuse parts all the better, myself, I actually didn't buy may cd drive and SD, Flash Card reader either, I pulled mine out of my HP compaq.
there are lots of software that aren't available in windows so far. infact most scientific and number crunching calculating software for accounting and science are available in linux and theyre not in windows. software in wondows works in linux as i knew it as long as theres WINE application.
Maybe Linux won't become mainstream if Microsoft embraces open source, which they probably won't