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Favorite component brands?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kwerk, 8 May 2012.

  1. kwerk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2009

    Posts: 5,748

    If you were limited to only buying 1 specific brand of each component for the rest of your life which would it be?

    My go-to brands that I tend to stick with:

    Cooler Master
    Seasonic
    Asus
    Intel
    Samsung
    WD
     
  2. T345

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,740

    Location: Kent

    Gigabyte,
    MSI
    Logitech
    Samsung
    Kingston
    Seasonic
    XFX
    Antec
    And the best one: NZXT!!!
     
  3. Stinger53

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2011

    Posts: 1,535

    Location: Oxford

    Intel
    Antec
    Corsair
    Samsung
     
  4. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,217

    Location: Glasgow

    Gigabyte Corsair and Intel and my personal favourite NZXT
     
  5. T345

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,740

    Location: Kent

    NZXT FTW!!!
     
  6. King Damager

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Nov 2010

    Posts: 16,496

    Location: Swimming in a lake

    My current PC is most Corsair/Asus products.

    I guess I'd go for:
    Case: Lian Li/Silverstone
    PSU: Corsair/Seasonic/Silverstone
    Sound Card: Asus
    SSD: Intel
    CPU: Intel
    CPU Cooler: Noctua for Air, EK for Water
    GPU: MSI/EVGA
    WC for GPU: AquaComputer
    HDD: WD
    RAM: Corsair
    Mobo: This is a horrible one, I like to pick my Mobo's based on Colour, but if I had to pick one I'd probably choose Asus.
    Cooling: Noctua

    Oh, and for peripherals, Logitech.

    Also, it's favourite.

    kd
     
  7. Unicorn

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Dec 2011

    Posts: 4,732

    Coolermaster
    Arctic
    Logitech
    MSI
    ASUS
    Hitachi
    Corsair
    AMD Or Intel
     
  8. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 11,959

    Location: Cheshire

    Usually I look at all the different options and judge them on their merits - but if I had to jump-in to buy some new parts with no prior knowledge then based on previous experience and reputation I would pick the following:

    Monitors: Dell - I've had many Dell monitors, they have all been great and the warranty service is excellent
    SSD: Crucial (though intel would be a close second) - they are fast, reliable and good value
    PSU: Corsair - they use a lot of different OEMs for their supplies (including Seasonic and CWT) and they pretty much always come up with units that are great quality, good value and covered by a good warranty
    Motherboard: Gigabyte (though MSI is a close second) - nice quality components, good features and good warranty service
    Memory: Corsair - This one is less of a strong one - since other brands are great too - but corsair's kits do look nice and their warranty is good
    CPU cooler: Thermalright - My first one was a TRUE, I installed a TRad GPU cooler and recently used a silver arrow, all have been great quality and provided excellent cooling
    Graphics card: Gigabyte - Same reasons as the motherboard
    Headphones: Sennheiser - Excellent sound quality, and they are built to last
    Mouse: Logitech - Great quality mice, comfortable to use and logitechs customer service are fantastic
    CPU: Intel - based on their performance the last few generations)
     
  9. Astro97

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Jan 2010

    Posts: 24

    Gigabyte
    GSkill
    Intel
    Logitech
    Samsung
     
  10. J.B

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,922

    Personally I nearly always go for an ASUS or a Gigabyte motherboard

    For a CPU cooler I must say my Corsair H50 is a brilliant product!
     
  11. Curio

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,030

    Location: Brit in the USA

    Antec
    ASUS
    Gigabyte
    WD
    Gskill
    Logitech
     
  12. kohlditz

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Sep 2005

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: London innit

    My goto brands are:

    Seasonic
    Silverstone
    Gigabyte
    Crucial
    Microsoft | Logitech

    Non exceptional, but all consistently decent.
     
  13. Marmot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,463

    Location: London

    Corsair fanboy.
     
  14. P3N9U1N

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2011

    Posts: 1,036

    Location: Southampton

    Intel
    Corsair
    Gigabyte
    Logitech
    EK
    OCZ
     
  15. Antony101

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2011

    Posts: 4,184

    Location: England

    Crucial and NZXT. Bout it.
     
  16. T345

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,740

    Location: Kent

    Yes!!
    NZXT
    also to add to my list,

    silverstone :)
     
  17. Unicorn

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Dec 2011

    Posts: 4,732

    Might be adding BitFenix to my list if i enjoy these fans and extentions!
     
  18. T345

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,740

    Location: Kent

    Oops, forgot intel and amd
     
  19. soundesciple

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Jun 2010

    Posts: 506

    Location: Hartlepool

    Corsair
    OCZ
    Intel
    AMD
    Samsung
    Fractal Design
     
  20. TaeK

    Associate

    Joined: 5 Mar 2012

    Posts: 74

    Western Digital *
    Corsair *
    Logitech *
    ASUS
    Gainward

    * Will always go for these brands :D