Just buy a Dell?
over the past few years, i've built several computers. most of them have/had major issues with HW. when I tell people about the combos, they are described as "quality", "stable", "excellent" choices. yesterday. my parent's new Core2 6400, Intel g965 (from intel), 1G ddr2 800 just failed. won't post.
the computer that has what others tout as the most stable mobo, with intel approved ram and intel built CPU, has failed after about 40 days of intermittent use.
with all the HW failures and conflicts, i'm wondering if the only good solution is to buy premade? in the past year i've had a handful of HW conflicts (PCI cards that don't work on some mobos, RAM that doesn't work on some mobos, SATA cards that don't work ...)
what would the most stable, most failure resistant HW be? clearly going all-intel was a bad choice. Do I need to spend $300 on a server mobo to get something that'll last more than a year?
I know exactly how the PC works. I understand the OOO, superscalar and superpiplined designs. I just don't understand how the PC doesn't work as shown in so many cases.