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Poll: What is the most underrated component? (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Most Underrated Component?

  1. CPU (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  2. Motherboard (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  3. RAM (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  4. Hard Drive (6 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  5. Video Card (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Sound Card (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  7. Case (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. Cooling (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  9. Peripherals (ie mouse, keyboard) (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  10. Other (16 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

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#1 neddamttocs


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:32 AM

Hey OCC, sorry for the delay on the OCC Polls. 


This week we want to know what everyone thinks is the most underrated component in the PC?


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:54 AM

This one was a tough choice. But I chose hard drive because there are a lot of people still that does not realize just how much a change of hard drive can change the performance of a PC.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:57 AM

Power supply?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:59 AM

I'm going with peripherals but I am thinking specifically of sound systems and monitors. I don't think many people recognize the value of good speakers, and so instead just purchase the biggest, loudest looking things and pay however much for it. With monitors I don't think most people understand what the different specs are and how they may matter, so they just buy whatever is the biggest screen is that will fit, and maybe a high-frequency model because that must be better.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:06 AM

I'm going with Paul here....


on a majority of the PCs i see people build and have issues with they use decent components and then buy some cheap power supply as a means to stay on budget...

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:40 AM

Harddrive (solid state) because those who do not have it, don't realize what they're missing while those who do have it don't appreciate as much until they have to work on a platter drive machine again

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:02 AM

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:20 AM

I would definitely go with power supply too. people just disregard it because it usually ends up been at the bottom of the list.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

For me it's the soundcard, I never really look at what is on the mobo or whether I'd need a dedicated one.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'm in for Power Supply. Without a good PSU you can have the best components and it still not run

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:00 AM

I agree with the others that chose PSU.


Building a computer is like anything else in life, you start at the beginning; the PSU.  Without a good PSU, all other components are at physical risk.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

I have to say case, even tho psu is a close second.


I have seen builds of people trying to get the best system available and skimp on the case with insufficient mountings for a decent airflow.

And then they wonder why their temps are so high lol.

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