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Ars System Guide June 07

Ars Technica have released the June 2007 version of their excellent system guide, with their build recommendations for Budget, Hot Rod and God Boxes. I pay most of my attention to the Hot Rod, which would be the price point where I'd be spending my cash if I was building myself a new rig.

I am thinking about it, too... I'm gaming on the work laptop right now and it's fine, but I get the feeling that in six months, it's really going to be struggling. It only has a gig of memory, which is starting to suck when I run hefty applications like SQL Server. This is the hidden drawback of laptops - upgrades cost a TONNE compared to desktop machines. Getting 2 gig for my Dell Precision M90 is nearly $AU1000, which is pretty much highway robbery.