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custom PC

reminded by the dell thread.  Is there some company that will assemble a total custom PC?  I seem to remember one. Something with m .... but I forget.
artful dodger
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

For the highend I think Dell has mostly left Alienware alone.  But if you need really custom, maybe with strange hardware or such, I don't know.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I got one from ... I don't know about 'custom' but they let me choose the components from a selection.
Christopher Wells Send private email
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
errr, not zip. i mean Monarch Computer

which, after some search, apparently went bankrupt...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
There must be several companies that do that. says they do "Custom Quiet PC".
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Why not spec one out and buy the components from  It really is pretty darn easy.

You can also purchase a custom unit from Puget Systems.

After building a computer recently, I'll never go back to Dell or the other companies.  Simply no comparison when it comes to performance and features.
Grinder Send private email
Thursday, May 10, 2007
As has been said, just buy the parts. If you're buying a high-end PC it is no more expensive. It's with cheaper PCs that economies of scale work in favour of the pre-assembled.
Stephen Jones Send private email
Thursday, May 10, 2007
>>> Why not spec one out and buy the components from  It really is pretty darn easy. <<<

The Scott Mueller "Upgrading & Repairing PCs" book is a good reference for this kind of thing.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
I used Puget Systems <> to help me build a custom PC for video editing and home theater. Their selection of components is great, and the staff very knowledgeable. I'm extremely happy with this system; everything is put together great and has been rock solid. They provided me with all the manuals, discs, cables, etc. for all the parts as well. Try getting that from Dell ;)
Former COBOL Programmer
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Call these guys -- AWESOME to deal with:

Micro Wise, Inc.

You'll be better served if you simply call them -- no 1-800-hold, talk to a live human...

(248) 350-0068
Thursday, May 10, 2007
I am very happy with the custom computer that I got here:
Productive Coder
Saturday, May 12, 2007

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