Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Forum Admin wrote:They're both great tools -- just that PCs are lower cost, typically.
In my experience, if you buy/build a PC of similar quality and performance to a typical Mac there won't be that much of a price difference. The PC will be a little less expensive, but not by enough for a decent holiday in the sun! :lol:
I think there's quite a bit of difference between buying and building. If you buy, a PC of equivalent power will cost you a little less, but perhaps not so much to be worth the hassle.
But if you build one, especially by using perfectly fine second-hand parts or less than bleeding edge components, the savings are potentially huge, also because you'll be able to pay for the power the parts you need (graphics cards, say, not big priority for audio).. You put in some knowledge , skills and time, and parts have a tendency drop in price in a way disproportionate to the their performance as soon something a trifle better appears on the market. So you can get an awesome bit-crunching machine for much less than buying new, definitely saving more than enough for a decent holiday in the sun. Or at least a charter :)
I guess you can do the same with Hackintosh but I have no direct experience of that.