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Brand Obsessions and Item Stashing

View Poll Results: What Brands Do You Obsess About?

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11. You may not vote on this poll
  • HP

    3 27.27%
  • Acer

    1 9.09%
  • Intel

    5 45.45%
  • AMD

    5 45.45%
  • Microsoft (Not Software)

    2 18.18%
  • Logitech

    4 36.36%
  • Corsair (PSU Line)

    2 18.18%
  • Antec (PSU Line)

    0 0%
  • Seagate

    2 18.18%
  • Western Digital

    4 36.36%
Multiple Choice Poll.
  1. #1

    Brand Obsessions and Item Stashing


    Ok, so I've updated my spec tab in my profile, then I took a look around my room / office and found that I didn't have a small collection of devices. Ranging from a large collection of items from HP, to Acer, to Logitech.

    Actually made me start to think, do we inherently obsess about certain brands and then then to stash them.

    For the record, at the time of this post, I currently have, 3 HP printers, 1 HP DVD Writer, 1 Acer Monitor, 1 Acer Netbook, 1 logitech webcam, mouse, keyboard, and speakers.

    I can't help but notice that I think I have found my most majorly bought brands for electronics.

    So here's the dish to you guys, and it's also a poll too

    What brands to you own most of, What are they, and why you obsess about them.

    P.S. - For HP, to me I feel that they produce high quality parts, and components. For Logitech, similar to HP on a manufacturing stand, but for them, it's the products they offer and they what the consumer wants.

    P.S.S. - For internal hardware, I obsess about Corsair PSUs, Western Digital HDDs, and AMD / ATI CPUs and GPUs.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Obsess? Nah, but I am a fan of WD so I voted that.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    I own older Compaq (Originally XP) and HP (Origanally Vista) Computers that are still in use today and were upgraded to the next version of Windows, the only hardware issues I have had are with external hard drives drives, 2 WD & 1 HP drive.

    Also the HP computer was purchased in late 2008 and today runs both Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview flawlessly.

    Last year I built my own computer that is listed in my system specs and so far I have had no problems either (knocks on wood).

    Also I prefer Canon Printers over HP ones as I haven't had any issues with a Canon one + better quality and software is not as bloated as HP.

    PS: I added an imaginary check mark beside imaginary Nvidia in the poll as I own both brands plus both AMD and Nvidia are the only 2 GPU manufacturers ATM and both have a huge market share.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    the only hardware issues I have had are with external hard drives drives, 2 WD & 1 HP drive.
    You mean the drive enclosures? That's a completely different story than the drives themselves.
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  5. #5


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    As to freely choose. I always wait for any Intel new product that makes PC system architecture keep changing though I will not always buy one.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    You missed the none option



    I have personal preferences, but wouldn't call them obsessions. If something is clearly better than something else, even if it's from a brand I like/trust - I'll use that instead.

    ie:

    I prefer MS as an OS
    I prefer Intel for CPU's
    I prefer Asus for Mobos and GPU's
    I prefer Corsair for PUS
    I prefer Crucial for SSD
    I prefer Samsung for HDD's
    I prefer Razor Mice
    etc

    But I'm not obsessed about any of them.

    MS and intel are a combo that are unlikely for me to switch from.

    But I'm thinking about Gigabyte or MSI for GPU replacements.

    I'd switch to a different SSD manufacturer if a new model suits me better.

    If I need a new PSU, I'm open to options - as long as it suits my needs and is well made.

    I think Razor quality is poor - but a few models have suited my style than others.


    You get the point. I'm just not a fanboi
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  7. #7


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Acers seem to breed at my place.

    Currently there are five (2xP4 desktops, 1x1.4Ghz Centrino laptop (deceased), 1xCore 2 Duo 2Ghz laptop, and this i7 laptop).
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  8. #8


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    the only hardware issues I have had are with external hard drives drives, 2 WD & 1 HP drive.
    You mean the drive enclosures? That's a completely different story than the drives themselves.
    Nope the drives themselves, the HP died within 1 year and the WD externals contained the cheap green drives which failed within 6 months of each other although one was about 3 yrs old and the other newer USB 3 RMA'd within the 1 st year, The caviar black internal ones are the most reliable WD drives (have 2 of them too) and trouble free.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    the only hardware issues I have had are with external hard drives drives, 2 WD & 1 HP drive.
    You mean the drive enclosures? That's a completely different story than the drives themselves.
    Nope the drives themselves, the HP died within 1 year and the WD externals contained the cheap green drives which failed within 6 months of each other although one was about 3 yrs old and the other newer USB 3 RMA'd within the 1 st year, The caviar black internal ones are the most reliable WD drives (have 2 of them too) and trouble free.
    I have more problems with Blue, than Green. I don't really have the budget for a black. But when I build my new computer, or gut the HP I'm going to be getting I'm gonna up to a black with SSD. If all else I'll be going full out all custom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Acers seem to breed at my place.

    Currently there are five (2xP4 desktops, 1x1.4Ghz Centrino laptop (deceased), 1xCore 2 Duo 2Ghz laptop, and this i7 laptop).
    lol I know the feeling. Technically speaking, we have 5 HP printers throughout this house. I also love HP of their environmental pact and free recycling for their ink cartridges.

    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Obsess? Nah, but I am a fan of WD so I voted that.
    I love WD drives, Nothing but success from them. Plus I can't argue with their awesome warranty and RMA service should I need it.
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  10. #10


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    I prefer Intel CPUs and MS OS.
    Using a Gigabyte motherboard, but will check others before buying the next one, like mine though.
    Corsair PSUs, but will look at other quality ones.
    Intel and Crucial SSDs, mainly because they co-own a nand producing company.
    Seagate HDDs, had a couple WD die on me so they are off my list for now.
    Corsair RAM.
    Logitech keyboards.
    Have a Dell desktop and laptop, Acer desktop, toshiba laptop and my custom rig.

    Locked into my CPU and OS, will add to my SSD list, any new desktop will be custom, laptop likely Dell but not definitely.
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