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Old 09-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #31
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If i were to get a desktop. DIY is always what i will do.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:39 PM   #32
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I think this is a pointless discussion as tablets has it's purpose and DIY PCs have it's own purpose.

A more relevant discussion would be tablet vs netbooks and maybe down the road, tablet vs laptop.
At the moment, the tablet is targetted at people who wants mobility, who wants to do simple things. It can't even do everything that a laptop or desktop can do with a full OS, let alone real PC gaming.

Yes DIY/PC is slowing down a lot because the price difference now between a DIY/PC and a branded one is small. And most people would get a branded one anyway, because they can get better support. And also because laptops and netbooks are so cheap that a lot of people get that anyway to do normal daily functions.
I bought DELL PCs for my family members a couple of years back because I got tired of troubleshooting for them. If they have a problem, they call DELL and it get fixed. I don't have to travel to their place and fix it. I rather spend my time on my own PC..

DIY PC will be around as long as PC gaming exist. Not all of us can afford to go and buy a Alienware hardware to play games.
PC gaming might be killed by console gaming eventually.. that is when DIY PC might die.

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:56 PM   #33
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This is like the time when some people were trumpeting of "the death of PC gaming" all over again.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:10 PM   #34
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What rubbish is this?
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #35
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TS, are you on some new "geek" drug ??? hahaha bollocks..

+1 to this thread to be dumped into the bowels of electro hell....
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #36
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I think TS need to wake up his xxxkxxg idea...

Yeah tablet is nice and all,
But DIY pc can never die...

Its like tablet is virtual Sex.
DIY is physical sex.... you can never have enough of DIY...
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I think TS need to wake up his xxxkxxg idea...

Yeah tablet is nice and all,
But DIY pc can never die...

Its like tablet is virtual Sex.
DIY is physical sex.... you can never have enough of DIY...
Thumbs up, +1
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:34 PM   #38
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stupid thread.

+1 before close
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #39
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Lol tablets.

Stupid little things.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #40
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ppl who use pc for extensive gaming, word processing etc will still be using pc

however those who use for only web surfing which is the majority may be switching to tablet
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #41
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DIY computer is a hobby....do you see any type of hobby die off.

It might slow down in sales at the moment until a new technology/device attract the die hard DIY hobbists. IMHO.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #42
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decline maybe...it wun die
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:01 PM   #43
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the real charm for IT geeks is the ability to program android applications / games. The software side of IT has emerged. IT geeks will now concentrate on software part by DIYing their own android applications.

correct me if i'm wrong but most of the OS u speak of are still developed on a desktop first. either way, software and hardware are separate things. not everyone enjoy sitting in front of lines of computer codes, but i know many of us here enjoy looking at lines of temperature reading, voltage readings and opening up new boxes of new hardware like little kids. its something you will never in ur own world understand

i like to call DIY art, and art will never die out.
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correct me if i'm wrong but most of the OS u speak of are still developed on a desktop first. either way, software and hardware are separate things. not everyone enjoy sitting in front of lines of computer codes, but i know many of us here enjoy looking at lines of temperature reading, voltage readings and opening up new boxes of new hardware like little kids. its something you will never in ur own world understand

i like to call DIY art, and art will never die out.
yeah!!! like sex!! never die!!! woooohooooo!!!
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #45
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Enough fun for the day.

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