The aptly named LinuxHardware has been running a series on creating a great Linux machine, and the pictures are finally in. This is a great series to introduce you to building a Linux box with no hardware problems.
Or, for a second opinion, check out the newly updated PCPer Hardware Leaderboard.
“So, where’s the value and justification for buying a system similar to this one, that costs about fives times more than a budget system but has similar performance in several benchmarks? I think the best way to look at this is one component at a time. After all, you could build your own system by taking pieces of the ultimate workstation and mixing it with pieces of the budget workstation. This could end up costing you much less but provide nearly the same performance in the applications you run. As we always say around here, you should build the system that meets your needs.”
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