Case for buying comp now: No chance of DRM-infected bios/hardware. Guaranteed free of the “compensation tax” that RIAA are planning to add to every PC sold in Europe. (they’ve started already in Germany.)
Case for buying the parts individually in 7 months time: Comp hardware gets cheaper with time, so better value in 7 months.
But (and here is the question) How likely is it that ALL computer parts (mobo, ram, cpu etc) will be lumbered with this tax, in the future? I know it sounds pretty unlikely that the RIAA could get a 15% tax put on ALL seperate PC components, but if you had told me 6 months ago that one day there would be a 15% tax placed on all PCs sold…
well, u see my point. so opinions please.
ps - will Dvd-rw’s be commonplace in 7 months? many thanks.