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Thread: How much worse is an oem product versus retail




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    I wouldn't say that OEM is worse than retail at all.
    You get what you pay for, without the added cost of "frills and ribbons".
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    Birdkiller,
    If you're getting OEM materials with full factory warrabties, then stick with your supplier. I can't talk about business practices in Oz, but here in the States it is hard to find any OEM item with a real warranty. Most offer a 15 or 30 day guarantee that basically covers DOA and that's all. Unless it's a verifiable defect in workmanship, the end-user will normally be stuck holding the ball on the purchase.
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    It has a 15 day return policy, and a 2 year warrenty

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    Then grab it.
    Guess I'm gonna have to change my suppliers for components. :)
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    Vendors seem to vary widely regarding warranties.
    And of course there is a lot of differences to be found in that regard from one component/manufacturer to another.

    I think it all goes back to the old adage; an informed consumer is a better consumer.
    The more you know about the products offered and the vendor, the better choice you are likely to make.
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    Thanks for the imput guys, oh by the way has any of you checked the package out that I'm looking at? Please check it out for me. I would like someones imput on the package, if it is a good deal or not, and which mobo to get. Thanks again. I put the link in an earlier reply to this subject.:cheers:
    Asus P5N32-E SLI mobo
    E6600
    Zalman 9700 led Heatsink
    Thermaltake Extreme Spirit NB heatsink
    Corsair XMS2 PC2 8500 (2gigs)/with fans
    Ocz Gamestream 700 watt psu
    Geforce 7900gs oc Video card
    Half a tarabyte hard drive space
    Thermaltake Saprano case

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    I'd go with the EPoX board. Biostar tends to deal with system makers and are not really designed for all-out performance. Also, it loses a PCI slot for a useless CNR riser, and the EPoX board gives you the full complement of 6 PCI slots to use.
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