My step-dad wants me to put together a new computer for his new dairy (yeah, moo moo lots of cows). I have always been a fan of putting my own stuff together, but since price isn't really that much of a concern I'm wondering if I should just order one from DELL. If not, do you guys have any recommendations on what a durable, reliable, somewhat dirt and employee resistant components I should go with?
If you want pre-built ultra durable work machine (not a gaming machine, but a business machine) that is portable, can take a beating, will handle water being spilled on it, as well as general dirt and grit, check out the Panasonic ToughBook or the Itronix GoBook.
We use these at work and they take a beating..might fit the bill if your Step-Dad wants to have something he can take between the barn, the house, and into the truck for a ride to the auction house. If he wants something that will sit on a counter/desktop, then these aren't the way to go.
Just offering up alternatives to the everyday vanilla computer.