posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by MarkJS
I have never, ever had that happen. And there isnt a single computer out of the many I have built (it was my side-business for many years) that used
the same source for all the parts. I always
get my CPUs from microcenter, and the rest tends to be a toss up between sites like newegg,
amazon, ebay, etc. I have had to return many of the parts and have done so with zero issue. The only time they can get really finicky is with dead
pixels on monitors, and most have some sort of disclaimer allowing their monitors to contain up to "x" dead pixels before it is considered defective.
I have never even been asked where I got the other parts, nor did I bring it up as I never found it relevant. "This part I bought from you is broken,
I would like an exchange."
Yes, that would be ideal for your motherboard. The size of the motherboard will be dictated to an extent by the case, so that will be another
mitigating factor. There are many good brands out there (Asus, ASrock, Gigabyte, EVGA, and more) but sometimes individual motherboards are a bit of a
dud. Sometimes this will be fixed with an updated "revision." Sometimes not. There can even be an entire chipset series from a manufacturer that
doesnt live up to the quality of their other products.
The way I suggest going about it is to look at what form factor you need, how many full GPU slots you need, how much RAM you need, what types of
connections you need, and get it in the best chipset (denoted by Z77, and other markers) for your price range. This will end up putting you at a
lesser number of boards, and then you can just compare them for specific features that you may want (dual boot, different types of external
connections, amount of SATA slots).
So, what are you working with right now?
edit on 22-2-2013 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)