I'm about to get myself a new PC. I need it so that I can run vmware and some Vm's etc but also so that I could do my music composition on it (i.e music production software and software sound modules), watch dvds etc. So it needs to be able to handle what's thrown at it.
I was going to either build one like I usually do or get an HP one. Both have similar specs, however the custom build has got better components and greater horsepower on the PSU.