Originally Posted by ChiTownButcher
Really? Who is Barrow an OEM for and dont say Bitspower because we know that was an internet lie.
China steals designs and infringes on patents from the rest of the world and then build low grade knock offs for less money. Meanwhile the innovative companies get driven out of business and the consumer suffers.
Just look at what damage T-Fake has done to this industry. I would rather make the choice pay a few $ more for quality and innovation now than save a buck and not have a choice in a few years.
That's a nice straw man you have there.
Errant, unethical behaviour is hardly limited to Chinese companies / government. US companies have been at it for decades, and the State backs them up - one of the CIA and State Department's biggest activities has always been alleged to be industrial espionage / sabotage, as was partly confirmed by Wikileaks cable disclosures. The actions this week regarding Huawei are those are of a rogue state (the US that is).
Some of Tt's actions are pretty indefensible, but only a tiny fraction of their product portfolio could be considered plagiarism or copies. Moreover, they're Taiwanese, not Chinese, so there is that.
Also, the only things Barrow 'copy' are some of Bitspower's tube fittings, and then there are some subtle differences, and finish is significantly better on the Bitspower ones, so anyone that can afford them will still buy them. Virtually everything else they do are original designs. Again, Bykski do original stuff. Both companies make generally high quality products that are much better value for money than many brands.
Finally, since you obviously consider Taiwan & China one and the same thing, virtually all quality PC component OEMs are either Taiwanese or Chinese. Couple of smaller South Korean ones. But outside of CPUs, GPUs, memory and a few small specialist outfits in EU & US, CH and TW have the market completely sewn up and have had for pretty much 15 years.