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Every single time I've bought anything AMD or ATi, except for the one time I got an Athlon 64 3200+ years ago, atleast that didn't break down in less than a year lol.. In fact, I'm typing this on my laptop which is an AMD-powered piece of crap I wish I'd never bought rolleyes.gif
post #312 of 376
I was stubborn and tried to stick with OCZ Vertex drives thinking I'd help the underdog somehow or an american company or, pffft dunno what I was thinking. Lost more data (and did more windows installs) in a year than I had in the previous ten.
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i got an acer monitor about 2 years ago and opened it up plugged it in (brand new). the thing was covered in dead pixels the whole thing was destroyed took it back. got another one free still using it today ha ha biggrin.gif
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post #314 of 376
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i got an acer monitor about 2 years ago and opened it up plugged it in (brand new). the thing was covered in dead pixels the whole thing was destroyed took it back. got another one free still using it today ha ha biggrin.gif
That's not a bad purchase you got a new on free. At least it wasn't your first motherboard that was DOA; that happened to me. ಠ_ಠ
post #315 of 376
Bought a Xeon E5503 mistacking it for a E5506. That was a surprise finding 2 less cores then I was expecting. Also the most expensive dual core I have ever bought. Just bought a refurb cpu from the Egg and it arrived with bent pins. Still trying to decide if I am going to send it back.
post #316 of 376
HEC orion psu to replace a dead no name that lasted 4 years. the new orion blew up after a week or so and took everything except ram -_-

DON'T BU CHEAP PSU

i only made the mistake once, now i only buy antec and corsair
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i only made the mistake once, now i only buy antec and corsair
You know, it's the OEMs that matter, not the people selling the power supplies, right?
post #318 of 376
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You know, it's the OEMs that matter, not the people selling the power supplies, right?

ERMAGHERD ARI UO SIEREOUS? -_- yes i know lol
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ERMAGHERD ARI UO SIEREOUS? -_- yes i know lol

So why dont you buy Seasonic? I mean if you know, then you should also consider Seasonic.
post #320 of 376
A Leadtek motherboard back in the days of the Athlon XP and when Leadtek was still making motherboards. It worked fine for about six months, when one of the substandard Chinese capacitors on it finally failed. I still remember watching it go "poof!" in smoke and sparks. It then took all of the other caps down, one by one, each one blowing up after the previous one, and catching on fire briefly a couple of times. I never had a board fail so spectacularly.

Incredibly, neither the CPU nor any of the PCI cards were damaged by the blow-up. I picked up a new motherboard and the CPU (a Palomino 1600+) ran at the same 1.81 GHz in it that it did in the Leadtek.
     
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