Hardware brand names

By spencer22l
Nov 24, 2008
  1. I want to learn about middle + high class brand names for
    hardware for a PC
    I know a few real famous ones that are real expensive, and not much =(
    I'm new to computer and want to learn =)

    CPU - AMD, Intel

    Mobo - Asus, Gigabyte, MSI

    RAM - Corsair

    HDD - Seagate, WD

    ODD - ???

    VGA - HIS

    PSU - Seasonic, Enermax, Thermaltake

    Case - ???

    This is all I know =(
    I heard that Intel is better at overclocking or something than AMD.
    But AMD is cheaper.

    Asus and Gigabyte are pretty equal and MSI a little bit cheaper.

    I dunno anything about ODD, mine's LG just cus I got my comp done
    when I was in Korea.

    VGAs, mine's a Geforce but its some another Korean brand only in Korea;;
    I actually wanted a Radeon. I heard that nowadays Radeons are cheaper and better, is it true? like Radeon 4850, 4870, 3850, 3870, 4670 are the ones used for gaming I think.

    PSU is the most important part of a PC right, and those are the ones I know.
    That are real good power supplies.

    I have no idea about case although it's another real important part for cooling and stuff...

    So please tell me some decent brandnames for parts ; like i know super expensive famous ones but not so much of good but not so famous ones; =(
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Here are some decent brands, apart from the ones you've already mentioned:

    Motherboards: XFX, eVGA, ABIT, Foxconn, Biostar (TForce series)

    RAM: A-DATA, Crucial, OCZ, Patriot, Buffalo, Kingston, G.SKILL, GeiL, PQI, Super Talent

    HDD: Samsung, Hitachi

    ODD: Pioneer, Lite-On, Plextor

    For ATI: Sapphire, Visiontek, Gigabyte, Force3D, ASUS, MSI, Diamond, PowerColor

    For NVIDIA: eVGA, XFX, BFG, MSI, Leadtek, ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac, PNY, Galaxy

    PSU: Akasa, BFG (except ES-800), Antec, BGears (Straight-power series), be Quiet!, Corsair, Cooler Master (Real Power series), Enhance, Etasis, Fortron FSP, Gigabyte (Odin Pro & Odin GT series), Mushkin, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, Sapphire, Seventeam, Silverstone, Sparkle, Tagan, XClio (StablePower series), Zalman

    Cases: Antec, Cooler Master, Lian-Li, NZXT, Silverstone, Thermaltake
  3. spencer22l

    spencer22l TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Thank you again for sharing your knowledge!
    I've learned so much from you^^
    My next PC is gonna be the best !
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Nice one Rage. I must say, that is an excellent list of quality power supplies. (EDIT: Forgot Enermax though!) The power supply is the most important part of any computer in my opinion, because if it's not a good one, it can damage or kill the whole system.
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