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post #11 of 24
Actually there are some quality reviews at Newegg and some fanboism but you need to have enough technical knowledge to tell the real deal from the hopeless...

Most of the name brand companies make decent boards. Certainly some are better than others. Good components and circuit design are important for OC'ing. For just stock operation most any of the mobos will work. There may be minor BIOS or driver issues but there should not be any big deal. Failure of the product down the road has a lot to do with the component quality, assembly expertise and how the hardware is operated.
post #12 of 24
I know what you mean. When i was building my system I purchase a gigabyte 990fx UD-5...DOA. Ugh what a pain it was to dissemble the old system, reassemble the new, test all the parts only to have to reassemble the old one again...well the next day I went back to the store I purchased the board at, and asked for a new board, they didn't have the UD-5, so I got the UD-7..paying extra. Went home did the process all over again..and the board was DOA. Went back to the store, they told me it was my processor..which I knew it wasn't. They gave me a new board..I had them test it before I went home with my processor, which I brought to the store...DOA!!!!!! Again they said it was my processor. Impossible I told them. I asked them to try a new board...and voila it worked..in the end quality control let some boards slip by them. I was very disappointed. Even now, with everything working I am disappointed with my purchase. You live and you learn
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post #13 of 24
Showing 2 to 3 eggs on Newegg is not solely indicative of a bad product, or even bad quality. While there are certainly competent, knowledgeable consumers whom post reviews on the products they purchased, there are far more irate, and ignorant consumers that post as well. Its fairly common for someone to complain about a product if an issue is found, not everyone is going to rave about a product, so naturally the bad reviews will almost always outweigh the good. A great deal of the consumers that post negative feedback on products lack the technical knowledge and diagnostic skills to properly ascertain the true cause of their problems. I am not saying that bad quality products does not exist, I am merely stating that more often than not, someone will complain about a product when they have had a negative experience with it, and in some cases the root cause can be isolated as user error.

I would not suggest basing any purchase based on the consumer reviews that you are posted on Newegg. You are a member of one the best places to talk about said products, and a great deal of the members of this forum have vast knowledge of the products your looking at. I would rather trust threads from OCN on any product over what is seemingly mindless drivel posted on the Newegg site at times.

In terms of quality, there will always be escaping defects from any manufacturing facility. It does not matter how much money you spend or how reputable the brand name is, even the most reputable brands and the highest rated items will have defects. Its the support from the retailer and manufacturer that really makes the difference. Every purchase you make is like rolling a set of dice, you never really know what your going to get.

I always research the product before I purchase it. I read reviews from reputable sites, compare product features, look for quality components (I.E. cheap Chinese caps vs. quality Japanese caps), and lastly look for forum feedback. There is a vast wealth of information on this site, dare I say it, if you took 10% of the information on this site, it would be worth more and be more accurate than all of the feedback posted on Newegg tongue.gif
Edited by Mattb2e - 3/30/12 at 7:39pm
post #14 of 24
Vocal minority. The ones who don't have problems probably won't post reviews. For example, apparently, 100% of MSI motherboards blow up within 10 secondes. Mine has been running strong, 24/7 pumping quite some voltage (1,55 volts for some benchmarks) through my CPU and it's still perfect.
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post #15 of 24
I love my Sabertooth, only with it had the full board block like the Intel boards!
post #16 of 24
as far as the good old days has more to do with pople will tend to rember more positive things then the bad I dont care what manufacture you list humans arint perfect so why do we expect them to make perfect things I judge a manufactue frist oh how well they stand behind what they make
post #17 of 24
The production of PC components has grown by crazy amounts, and honestly I remember alot more problems with quality/incompatibilty in the past. I think it's amazing how good it is now.

Not to mention that I'll bet you the majority of, say, NewEgg RMAs of "defective" products are people who think they're experienced, but they're really not and they lack the knowlege to troubleshoot properly. Read some of the dumbass reviews that so called "high" experience people put on NewEgg.
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post #18 of 24
I belive that becase of the percentage of perfectly good things Ive bought as a open box,,not refurbished 80% of my rig is open box and the same is true with all the builds Ive done
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It's many years that the quality is dead.
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post #20 of 24
if i had a dollar for every frist genaration Pentium that was eather DOA or died with in a year I could affored to get a killer coustom w/c syteem the cpu's level of quality is night and day diffrentmy frist rig I ever built thier wasent AMD
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