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[Gizmodo] Dell Ditching Proprietary Parts

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One of the best arguments for building your own PCs is that you make the decisions regarding parts, which means you don't have to scrap the whole system or buy sub-standard hardware from the manufacturer when it is time to upgrade. This is especially true for gaming rigs. Dell, one of the biggest offenders when it comes to this issue, has announced that proprietary parts like power supplies and motherboards will be a thing of the past.
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That's pretty cool...and that new XPS case is pretty nice looking.
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My god, about time they figured this out...
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Wall_Socket View Post
My god, about time they figured this out...
They've always known it, but what better way to make money off of people having to re-buy a whole computer instead of just upgrading the parts.
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post #5 of 25
Man, I still resent not being able to reuse this dimension 4300 case.. (It opened up like a door, all the way to a 90 degree angle)

Sweet case...but I had to use a Sct 472 mobo =|
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post #6 of 25
Tis why I built my own instead of buying another Dell customized to order. It was just too expensive to do anything beyond the basic for upgrading the system. I liked my Dells. They were great systems for what I got them for at that time and its been 7 and 8 years and they are still kicking--but hardly worth upgrading or even fixing for this reason (proprietary parts). Once a power supply dies or the mobo or chip goes, its scrapped.

And now that I know how to build my own, I'll never go back. I have no reason to.
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post #7 of 25
Pressure from HP's Blackbird 002, I imagine.
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Seeing name brand PC companies compete in making gaming rigs makes me giggle.
    
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by l V l View Post
Seeing name brand PC companies compete in making gaming rigs makes me giggle.
Especially when they use elaborate water cooling setups and still can't compete with half of us that are using air.
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by korosu View Post
Especially when they use elaborate water cooling setups and still can't compete with half of us that are using air.


They do well in fooling the 90% of the population that is too lazy to take some time and learn a few things on computers!
    
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