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2 years ago#1
Do you generally stick with the same brand with each build? - Results (101 votes)
Yes.
30.69% (31 votes)
31
No. If I can find a better deal, I switch brands.
69.31% (70 votes)
70
This poll is now closed.
Such as Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and Asus, EVGA, MSI, etc for mobos, video cards, RAM, etc.
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2 years ago#2
Depends I do a ton of research but it's hard with all the stupid fanboy BS to actually decide what's best these days. Honestly I do tend to stick with what I know works. Still If I hear overwhelmingly positive things about a brand at the time I'm building then I just go with that if the price is right.
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2 years ago#3
Indeed, IMHO research serves you well and brand loyalty generally doesn't. I also do a lot of reading before buying parts, usually opting for those with the best bang for the buck ratio and brand never really factors into it.

That being said, the majority of motherboards I've owned over the years are from Asus, going all the way back to my Pentium II box. They've always served me well and I do have a fond appreciation for their gear... might be the subliminal conditioning though.
2 years ago#4
depends on what im buying. old build had a cooler master case, intel mobo, intel processor, msi gpu, g skill ram, WD HDD, corsair PSU.

new build is going to be intel processor, msi (or gigabyte if the one i'm looking at goes on sale) mobo, msi or asus graphics card, corsair ram, case, and PSU, xigmatek cooler, and seagate HDD (and whatever ssd i can get for cheap that's fast)

found out that intel mobos suck, so i changed brands there, but the rest is really just aesthetics/price at this point.
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2 years ago#5
Only had one build so far. Next time I rebuild, I might gravitate to the brands I used a bit but if someone's offering something just as good or better for a lower price, I can see myself going with them instead.
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2 years ago#6
I've done a couple builds now, and I do tend to stick with the same brand(s) because they work. I also do alot of research before buying a product.
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2 years ago#7
I always use nVidia for my graphics cards and Intel for the processor, but beyond that I'll use whatever decent brand is most affordable.
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2 years ago#8
I tend to stick with amd because of price on the processor, but I do like the price on the amd cards tho. If intel gets a little cheaper, then I would definitely go with them. Brand wise along the lines of asus and such? Doesnt matter. Whatever gets me the most bang for my buck.
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2 years ago#9
With the exception of Asus motherboards and Seagate hard drives, I'll go with whatever is best for my money. My builds have always been Intel, but that was because I did no research (pentium 4) or they were better than the competition (Core 2 Duo, 3570k). I'm liking MSI graphics cards though.
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2 years ago#10
I stick with brands I trust if they are competitive. I won't switch brands for a small 5% savings for instance. If performance or price is much better on a different product line, I'll get that.

HDD's, RAM, and Disc based ROMs, and cases, I don't really care.
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