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Manufacturer of choice?

Post by Wavid » Tue May 11, 2010 6:59 pm

which company would you buy from? for me,
CPU- AMD
Motherboard- ASUS (ASRock, spun off from ASUS)
RAM- OCZ, Corsair
GPU- Sapphire
PSU- It's gotta be modular, from a respected/trusted manufacturer with enough power.
Case- NZXT
Cooling- CM? Retail seems to be working fine. Should i snag an H50 for a planned Vulcan build? :-k

let's see your guys' picks! :)

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by camaroguy1998 » Tue May 11, 2010 7:44 pm

CPU- AMD(Phenom II)
Motherboard- ASUS (No Question)
RAM- OCZ, Corsair & GSkill
GPU- Sapphire, EVGA, BFG
PSU- It's gotta be modular. Agreed which leaves my choices of Corsair or OCZ!
Case- NZXT, Coolermaster, Antec( I have all 3 and like them all)
Cooling- CM? I have a CM V8 and it works great!

Those are my picks!
ASUS Crosshair V- Formula Z - AMD 9590H2O
16G GSkill RipJaw - CoolerMaster Seidon cooler
Corsair RM750X - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD
ASUS BW-12B1ST BD Burners(X2)
EVGA 560ti SC
ASUS 27" LED LCD monitor
Corsair 600T case

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by lacrossetown » Tue May 11, 2010 8:07 pm

cpu: amd(no question)
mobo: asus/gigabyte
vidcard: asus/atx
PSU: corsair(or silver modular)
case: cooler master
memory: ocz, g.skill
cooling: nutral
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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by Major_A » Tue May 11, 2010 8:07 pm

CPU- Most performance I can afford.
Motherboard- Gigabyte
RAM- Prefer Corsair but I've used it all with little issues.
GPU- Most performance I can afford. Brands don't matter as they usually don't differentiate their products too much for brand loyalty.
PSU- Prefer Corsair but I've used OCZ, CoolerMaster, Antec, HiPro without issues.
Case- No preference. Cases are like shoes what I might like you might hate and vice versa.
Cooling- Anything other than stock.

Throw in another category:
Hard drive- Samsung all the way. They are by far the quietest and coolest running drives I've ever owned.

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by skier » Tue May 11, 2010 9:37 pm

cpu: whatever scores highest in vantage that i can afford
mobo: Gigabyte
vidcard: XFX
PSU: corsair
case: either most space or modability
memory: g.skill/kingston
cooling: whatever i can get my hands on, Rocketfish is amazing for the price
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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by InspectahACE » Tue May 11, 2010 10:01 pm

For me,

CPU- was open to AMD until intel's i7
Motherboard- Asus FTW. (without a doubt)
RAM- Corsair. But I've used others. Whatever offers best perf/reliability.
GPU- Nvidia (EVGA, Asus, or Galaxy)
PSU- Corsair or Antec....open to others
Case- Cooler Master or Corsair
Cooling- Cooler Master..gotta plug my V10 that has done nothing short of fantastic
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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by djpinc19 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:01 pm

CPU- dont care, never had problems with either company
mobo- GIGABYTE
RAM- GSkill, Corsair, PNY, Kingston
GPU- a reputable brand for non-reference cooled models, benchmarks are more important
PSU- something that doesnt suck
Case- Antec, Coolermaster, NZXT, Thermaltake (basically a company that doesnt blow)
Cooling- the awesome ones

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by hnzw_rui » Wed May 12, 2010 7:52 am

CPU- Intel (unfortunately, my old burned up K6 is still fresh in my mind)
Motherboard- ASUS, Gigabyte
RAM- Crucial, Kingston
GPU- Sapphire (ATI); XFX, EVGA (NVIDIA)
PSU- SeaSonic, Corsair
Case- Lian Li, Antec, Cooler Master
Cooling- Scythe
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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by Wavid » Wed May 12, 2010 4:40 pm

for HDD, i'd go with WD all the way, no questions asked. they've given me the best performance and still work about 4 years later.

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by Sporg » Wed May 12, 2010 9:20 pm

CPU- Best bang for the buck at the time you are looking? Right now I'm rocking all Intel systems, but have used AMD in the past. My next build will actually be AMD.
Motherboard- ASUS or Gigabyte
RAM- Corsair, G-Skill, Crucial, Kingston (have placed a ton of PNY in older machines as well and had good luck)
GPU- XFX, EVGA
PSU- SeaSonic or Corsair - Antec as well if they're pumping out good ones, kinda have to keep an eye on their products though
Case- Antec
Cooling- This is another bang for the buck area for me. I use Arctic Cooling in a lot of the budget builds that I do for folks and have had good results.
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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by TexasScott » Fri May 14, 2010 11:51 pm

Cpu--AMD Athlon II X 3,4--Phenom II X 2,3,4..Also like Intel but better bang for your buck right now with AMD
Motherboard--Gigabyte and Asus--love them both-- :shock:
Ram--G. Skill--OCZ--Corsair
GPU--XFX,Sapphire,eVGA
PSU--OCZ,Corsair and Antec--Must be Modular
Case--Cooler Master,Antec and NZXT--
Cooling--Noctua,Xigmatek and the Corsair H50 even though I had to RMA it..It started leaking after 2 months... :drinkers:
HDD's--Samsung F1 spinpoints and WD Raptors


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Cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T [email protected]
Ram: G. Skill Rip Jaws-- 4gigs DDR3 1600MHz
Gpu: XFX [email protected]/1300
Psu: Silverstone 850w 80+Silver--Modular
Cooler--- Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Hdd----2-Samsung Spinpoint F1 320gb IN RAID0
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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by DJ Tucker » Sat May 15, 2010 8:42 am

CPU- Intel (i7)
Motherboard- ASUS and Gigabyte
RAM- OCZ & GSkill
GPU- XFX,EVGA & BFG
PSU- Corsair HX range
Case- Coolermaster HAF 922 & 932
Cooling- Zalman & Coolermaster
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Processor: Core i7 9700k 4.8Ghz (AVX 4.8Ghz) @ 1.248v Barrow 240mm+360mm
Memory: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance LED 2700Mhz 16-16-16-32-1T
Hard Drive: Silicon Power P32A80 128Gb & Sandisk X210 512GB
Video Card: RTX 2070 Heatkiller IV 1950Mhz @ 0.950v
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000i
Monitor: Lenovo L24Q-10 1440P
OS: Windows 10 64 bit Pro
Mobo: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6
Case: Vector VDM01
Peripherals: K70 Lux, M65 Pro, and Void Pro Wireless

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by Wavid » Sat May 15, 2010 3:52 pm

would CM's 932 cases last about 4 generations of upgrading if I decided to buy one this year?

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by Major_A » Sat May 15, 2010 4:56 pm

Unless they decide to change the standard (ATX, mATX, etc...) I don't see why it wouldn't.

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by DaddyRabbit » Sat May 15, 2010 10:14 pm

CPU- Intel (i7) Had AMD and they aren't bad but Intel is a couple of steps ahead in today's market. 6 cores is cool but I have yet to find a mainstream app that uses the 4 on my i7 920.
Motherboard- Gigabyte all the way (Intel as a second, I want stability above extreme overclocking).
RAM- Had problems with Corsair and others, never a problem with GSkill. I will NEVER buy Geil again.
GPU- ATI for now, thought Fermi would change things but proved not so much. Bang for buck AMD/ATi all the way.
PSU- Corsair, CM, Thermaltake
Case- Too many to name and VERY subjective. I like the CM Storm series.
Cooling- I just use the bog standard as I'm not an overclocker. It works fine.
HDD - While Samsung is sweet I love me WDs! (black series).
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
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Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler
8gig (2x4) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600
Powercolor HD5870 PCS+
OCZ Agility 2 240G SSD (boot, programs, games)
WD Caviar Black 1TB (Data)
CM UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W 80+ Silver PSU
CM Storm Sniper
Gateway FHD2400
Win 7 Pro 64bit

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Re: Manufacturer of choice?

Post by nightblood » Mon May 17, 2010 8:40 am

CPU- AMD
Motherboard-Gigabyte
RAM- OCZ,
GPU- no preference
PSU- Antec,OCZ
Case- Antec
HD Seagate

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