PC Hardware Warranty Comparison Guide

Written by  Tuesday, 08 May 2012 15:03
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Making the best quality hardware is pointless without the best hardware warranty – no company is immune to acute device collapse and catastrophic failures, whether initiated by other devices or a result of prolonged decay and eventual death. We know – it’s tough to talk about your dead components, but it’s an important part of moving forward; the process is tough, but well-defined: Acceptance, grieving, thermalpaste, gaming.

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Device failure sucks. Troubleshooting is a painful process and may point to a zapped motherboard, bent pins, faulty memory, or a collapsed video card. Warranties serve as a backup and tend to be of 1, 3, or 5 year durations (which are absolutely planned to be within ‘average’ parameters), and as Google’s HDD test showed, failure rates in hardware tend to be highest at the 3-month and 3-year marks.

 

ASUS, Corsair, EVGA, and other gaming-brand hardware manufacturers might claim to have the strongest community, but unless these companies offer the staying-power of a solid warranty, it’s tough to be loyal.

We’ll compare the best motherboard, video/graphics card, power supply, RAM, SSD/HDD, CPU (and coolers), and case warranties in this guide.

As an add-on to this guide, new and intermediate builders may want to check out our "Common PC Build Mistakes" article.

Note: The guide has been split into multiple pages for decreased load times and ease of sorting.

Note 2: This is a very big guide - we are human and prone to error, so please, if you see any errors at all, point them out in the comments and we'll correct them immediately.


Last modified on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 12:57

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