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Favorite component brands?

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

  1. Straz

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Mar 2005

    Posts: 816

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Gigabyte, everything I have had off them has been rock stable never any issues, never had to RMA.

    Corsair, service is great but had a few products go wrong, still top notch.

    Oh and Intel, miles ahead of AMD since 939 in stability... In my opinion.
     
    Last edited: 8 May 2012
  2. Fire_fly

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Jan 2012

    Posts: 3,796

    Location: Derbyshire

    Gigabyte
    Corsair
    Samsung
    EVGA
     
  3. paullewis323

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2012

    Posts: 301

    Location: NW UK

    EVGA
    INTEL
    LOGITECH

    :D
     
  4. macca672

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,109

    Location: Leicester

    EVGA
    KFA2
    ASUS
    MIONIX
    INTEL

    these are my favourites at the minute
     
  5. True_Scotsman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,818

    Location: Glasgow/The Netherlands

    Corsair
    Asus
    Logitech
    Crucial
    Samsung
     
  6. smithy83

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 May 2007

    Posts: 947

    Corsair
    Samsung
    Intel
    Logitech
    Gigabyte
    OCZ
     
  7. Buchanan0204

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Jun 2010

    Posts: 5,158

    Location: Scotland

    OcUK Value :D
     
  8. Helios1234

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Jan 2008

    Posts: 6,412

    Location: London/Camberley

    Case: Lian Li
    PSU: Enermax
    Sound Card: Asus
    SSD: Samsung
    CPU: Intel
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright/Noctua/Alpenfohn
    GPU: ASUS/MSI
    HDD: Samsung
    RAM: Not partial to any particular brand
    Mobo: ASUS
    Monitor: Dell
    Peripherals: Logitech/Razer
     
  9. jeff6475

    Banned

    Joined: 21 Nov 2011

    Posts: 1,279

    Gigabyte
    Corsair
    Samsung
    NZXT
    MSI
     
  10. lukext

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2006

    Posts: 965

    Location: North West

    Gigabyte
    Dell (monitors)
    MSI
    Corsair
    Logitech
    Western Digital
    Crucial (SSDs)
     
  11. Stas823

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2012

    Posts: 1,150

    Location: In a house

    CPU:AMD (can't beat their pricing )
    GPU:Nvidia (asus kind)
    Mobo:got an asrock but probably also asus
    HDD:maxxtor/seagate
    SSD:no thanks!
    PSU: budget (CiT) expensive (antec)
    Case:Zalman? But lots of cases are nice
    Monitor:hannspree
    RAM:AMD (they make ram too!)
    Peripherals:TP-link/ any comfortable mouse/keyboard
    Sound:x-fi / plantronics (good and well priced headsets)
     
  12. Krono5

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,091

    Case: Corsair
    PSU: Corsair
    Sound Card: Asus
    SSD: Corsair
    CPU: Intel
    GPU: EVGA
    HDD: WD
    RAM: Corsair
    Mobo: Asus
    Cooling: Noctua
    Peripherals: Logitech

    Not necessarily because they're the best now, but in ten or twenty years I know all the above brands will still be making quality products.
     
  13. Unforgiven

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2006

    Posts: 106

    Case: Corsair
    Monitor: Dell
    PSU: Corsair / Seasonic
    CPU: Intel
    Mobo: Gigabyte
    Cooling: Noctua
     
  14. Antony101

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2011

    Posts: 4,184

    Location: England

    Not sure why I put NZXT a favourite, I just like all there products. I'm not sure why everyone praises their customer support though. I've sent the maybe 11 emails for customer support and never recieved even a confirmation email back.
     
  15. moogle

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Nov 2006

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: London

    Cases: Silverstone, Fractal - Decent built cases
    CPU: Whichever the Best Performer is
    GPU: NVIDIA and within that EVGA or Zotac - Have had ATi before but they have failed and I know it's not their fault but I stick to what has worked best for me.
    HDD: Samsung, Hitachi - Still have a Deskstar that I bought in 2002 working away.
    Mobo: ASUS - Have tried MSI and Gigabyte but the BIOS they had didn't have as many options and the board layout wasn't as good. Plus the name puts me off them as well. They'd have to get a really really good review score on a majority of reviews for me to consider trying one of them again.
    RAM: Crucial, GSkill, Corsair
    PSU: Seasonic, AKASA, Corsair - Have had Coolermaster PSU's before but their standby wattages were pretty high compared to these others so they're off my list.
    Monitor: Samsung or Dell - Have a HannsG monitor but that has failed so many times during it's warranty I'm never getting one again. The Samsung I had failed right near the end of it's warranty too but they got it repaired and it's been strong ever since. My 2004 15" Dell monitor has taken a beating and been left in the shed (cold) for some years and still works fine, also my mates Dell monitors have never had a fault in their 7 years of service. I can see why Dell monitors cost alot now but it's worth it if you want things to work.
     
  16. ThomasTheTankEngine

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jan 2010

    Posts: 2,141

    I like to think I hold no loyalty towards any particular manufacturer. I buy whatever components that seem best at the time, and try not to let the brandname or manufacturer have too much influence.

    I try an avoid fanboyism, but I will blacklist manufacturers if they've sold me something **** in the past. I don't like creative, apple or budget gpu brands.
     
  17. cobbly123

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Nov 2011

    Posts: 517

    Location: Cumbria

    Asus
    ocz
    xfx