Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:12 PM
every manufacturer on occasion will send out a lemon. its possible it was damaged in transport to, no computer part is invincible. I dont tend to stop trusting a brand unless I get and or see lots of bad parts from them, or if I read bad reviews on it and the first part I get doesn't work. For example, I do a lot of computer repairs on computers with ECS and MSI boards that are defective, so as hence, when I look for another board, I avoid those brands. that is an example of seeing multiple bad parts. or, for example I just ordered a openbox ASrock motherboard off newegg that was garenteed to work, but new only had so-so reviews, nothing special. I got the board, and its defective. Now that being said it was openbox, so I have to allow some leeway for that, so I might order from them again, but I will only order brand new (that way theres no leeway for failure) and only if the board in question has a good review rate. there are some other factors, for instance, I tend to like BIOSTAR motherboards for generic, around the house computers (they dont have the cooling necessary for high performance) but Im about to give up on them because I can't get any customer service from them. Good quality only goes so far, if theyre customer service isnt good enough to answer a basic question, then you got to wonder how they will handle it when you do have a lemon you need to replace.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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