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08-14-2003, 06:39 AM
I'm looking at upgrading my computer, and i'm lost at what to get. i've been looking at the 3D BOXX, since i'm a PC user, and it looks to be the best thing out. i needed some info if anybody has used or knows of anybody who has used the BOXX. thanks for the help!
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08-14-2003, 04:18 PM
Search this board for "boxx". They are a respectable manufacturer, one of the best in the industry. Their computers are good quality and non-propriatary. They have good tech support. My impression from working with them is positive overall. They are rather expensive compared to building a machine yourself though.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10853 - a user account of experience with them.
08-15-2003, 01:12 AM
Its a thread in alienware, but has comments about boxx.
Boxx has excellent experience in the DCC and Cg industry building stable and capable workstations.
The work with industry partners to better their systems and knowledge. (Even now capable of shipping systems WITH licences of 3d software).
They've got extremely good customer support, and will work with you on a problem...even if it wasn't theirs to begin with.
An excellent company with a well deserved rep.
Maybe they'll start shipping zip drives with black bezels now :).
They also frequent this forum. True fact.
08-15-2003, 08:01 AM
i appreciate your help. but i'm still unsure of what i should do. i'm making sure not to jump into anything. but i need some input on either building my own machine, or buying the Boxx. i want what is going to be the best buy for my money, but is going to be best for 3D Graphics. once again thanks for your help. :thumbsup:
If you talking bestbuy for MONEY, and you want to invest in time/research then building your own system will ALMOST always be the best option. But make sure you do your reasearch right, and you have always the risk of running into (the Law of) Murphy...
But you can't go wrong with Boxx either...
08-15-2003, 01:16 PM
Building your own system will always save a nice chunk of change.
If your a competent system builder, can troubleshoot your own issues, and diagnose your own problems, then you'll be fine.
If you can't do the above...then building your own system might actually end up costing you more. Returns, tech support, computer support (dropping the machine off somewhere to get fixed), lost work, etc etc.
Its easy to build a computer...hard to get them to work.
08-15-2003, 04:22 PM
thanks for all your inputs. you guys have really helped me out. :beer: but if anybody has any more opinions, it will still help out.
08-15-2003, 09:10 PM
They do frequent this forum. Last time I mentioned a problem we had with their workstations I got a call from their support a couple of days later.
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