> I think Dell-PSUs are differentely wired in the mobo-connector or something), I can attest, at least in the case of a Dimension 4700, that the mobo accepted a standard ATX mobo, however the back plate of the case was configured in such a way so that you couldn't install it without sawing it out. Of course, an ATX CPU merely needs a place to breathe and some screws to hold it in place, so all that extra metal had one purpose: To force people to use Dell replacement parts... - Bob Coffman -----Original Message----- From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 5:50 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Corporate PC Preferences? For desktops we usually use a local OEM-brand. These are standard "PC-Comaptible" clones built from generally available standard-parts - it's easier to keep spare-parts doing this. After my first, and only, incident with a Dell-PSU (must use [expensive] Dell-branded PSU in a Dell although the format is same as standard, as standard-PSUs don't work with Dells. > I think Dell-PSUs are differentely wired in the mobo-connector or something), I don't approve brandname-desktops anymore at our department. For portables we stick with HP/Compaq. It's easier with the module bay accesories that way, as those are usually interchangable between models a few years apart. HP/Compaq is a wee bit more expensive, but they also seem to hold together better. HTH. _____ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Snyder Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 3:31 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] OT: Corporate PC Preferences? Just curious as to what people buy for corporate desktop PCs. We have been a Dell shop for a few years, but their handling of the bulging capacitors issue as well as the pain of dealing with their tech support over the phone when we RMA stuff (I have to play "guess who we bought the PCs from") has annoyed me enough to look at other options. The only other big players that I can think of are HP/Compaq and IBM - anyone using their newest stuff that'd care to report on them? Reliability, price and enterprise management are my main concerns. thanks.