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Chances of my ordered components from being defective?

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October 3, 2012 6:19:34 PM

So i'm about to order my components in a few days and i've been wondering about the chances of at least of them being defective. So, what are the chances?
a c 104 à CPUs
October 3, 2012 6:21:31 PM

What are your components?
Anonymous
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October 3, 2012 6:28:29 PM

The parts i'm planning on ordering are...

- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache
- Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
- Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory
- Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo (cpu cooler)
- Asus GTX 560 Ti
- WD 1TB Black Desktop Drive
- Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive
- Corsair TXM 650W Modular PSU

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October 3, 2012 7:07:57 PM

The parts most likely to be DOA or defective are, the video card, motherboard, HDD and the Ram. How ever in the 12+ years I have been ordering parts/building PC's I have yet to get one that didn't work, or that was DOA/defective, so the chances are very slim. You also need to note that PC parts are built on a Massive scale so expect defects here an there, which are rare in them self's :) .
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October 3, 2012 7:10:48 PM

I've been building my own systems for 15+ years, myself, and have never had a DOA or defective component.

It happens, but not often (certainly not as often as Newegg "Feedback" would lead you to believe).
a c 188 à CPUs
October 3, 2012 7:24:30 PM

I have had a single HDD bad but that is it.
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October 3, 2012 8:17:00 PM

I've had a dead refurbished GTX470, spent hours before I finally believed that it was DOA. I had one I could compare it to, and the replacement was fine. Other than that out of maybe 50-60 other components i've ordered over 10 years there has been nothing.
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