> Finally, you'll want to consider the ultimate reliability of a PC. With a
> Sun you're getting all workstation-grade components which could lead to
> less down-time and quicker repairs (if you have a hardware maintenance
> contract). Not that a PC is unreliable, but if you choose a PC, by all
> means get a "workstation-grade" variety. I lean towards Micron (don't
> forget the SCSI hard drives!) but definitely pick a top-tier brand.
Also consider that with a PC you can often replace a failed component with
a quick trip to the local computer store. That's a lot harder on a Sparc.