OEM Hardware

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dlovely, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    What are your opinions on purchasing OEM hardware such as HD's etc... Im considering buying a WD special edition HD and for the price you can't beat it but what about it being reliable?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    They are suppose to put 'OEM' with new computers. I don't think there is any difference in quality.
     
  3. ultraviolet7

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    i buy a lot of OEM hardware and i've never run into the quality being any different than the retail version.
     
  4. Gouk

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    OEM hardware is usually in no fancy packaging and comes with no software

    I personally go for OEM stuff coz its cheap and if you know what your doing, you wont need instructions or the out-of-date driver cds you get with retail stuff.

    in the case of cpu's, oem cpu's come without a stock hsf (well amd anyway)
     
  5. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    oem is cheaper but i dont see any quality difference
    its the same thing
    diff packaging...no cd's n that
     
  6. Dlovely

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    Ya i figured with a hard drive OEM you can't really go wrong considering i dont need fancy packaging to hook one up etc... i could see not buying OEM when it comes to mobo's or cpu's but the other stuff is pretty much straight forward. I knew it was products meant for new PC's but never understood how it could be distributed by so many people considering its not in the original PC it was intended for.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Microsoft call it piracy but a lot of people are doing it........openly.