Re: jaws/new computer

The pre-built/build-it-yourself debate tends to get a little nasty 
sometimes, so before that happens, just a reminder that both methods have 
their merits and disadvantages. I had one built for me once and it was a 
disaster. Others have clearly had good experiences with that. I've run 
pre-built systems for the last three years and been extremely happy with 
the results. Others have had nightmare stories.

Bruce

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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, John Miller wrote:

> Well, when you get one from gateway or some similar place, far as I know,
> you get the hole system, but building my own or having them built, I use my
> old monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers, not to mention I can have it
> built to my specs and not stuck with what they give me and I find that I pay
> even having them built for me, about 1 third of what I would with the same
> thing at gateway. Also, I found me a sound blaster live card I liked and
> have brought it with me through the last 2 computers, it's actually the
> sound blaster live platinum which I find works great with jaws. I suppose if
> you don't like any toys and you just like a basic machine it might be close
> in price to have one built as from gateway or some one, but I like a lot of
> stuff, my memory card reader, I like a CD/DVD writer as 1 CD drive and I
> like a basic one too for copying and all, also now a lot of new computers
> don't come with floppy disk drives, those of us that build computers still
> put them in and that helps with JFW, I know it can be requested but you'll
> pay for it. Another thing I find, if you have one built, it's all generic
> parts, if you need something fixed or want to add on to it or upgrade it,
> you can have just anyone do it where as Gateway, Dell, and other companies
> make it so you have to use their stuff for the most part so that can be a
> pain especially if it's out of warranty and they want to charge you just to
> talk to you. As for sound cards to recommend, I'd say the sound blaster
> cards are all good, pretty much anything these days, only one I've had
> trouble with is the onboard card, VIA AC-97 but beyond that, I had an old
> turtle beach card here that worked very well, my sound blaster card in this
> one and the other one in my backup computer is good.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joy" <happyhappyjoyjoy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:59 PM
> Subject: Re: jaws/new computer
>
>
>> How do you know what will and won't work with jaws?  Are there any certain
>> types of soundcards that shouldn't be used?  A long time ago I checked
>> into
>> having one built and the cost was comparable to one from Gateway, so are
>> there any benefits to doing so?
>
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