Different manufacturers in one gaming pc

Hey guys :)

I build a gaming pc recently and I have a question .. Is having different manufacturers for the parts a bad thing ?

or dose it effect the performance badly ?
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  1. 90% in this forum get random parts from different manufacturer. whatever is cheaper/gives best performance :)
    5% fanboy
    5% hipster
  2. no, that is what most (of those who know about pc parts) do.

    even those branded pc's have parts from different manufacturer
  3. Mix and match brands all you like!

    I have an Asus motherboard, G.Skill RAM, and a Gigabyte GPU, my PC runs 100% fine.
  4. just make sure you do your research, make sure the parts are compatible.
  5. hhmmmm .. cuz a vendor told me today that parts need to be all from the same company :(

    ok what do you think of these build .. which one is better ?

    -------------------------------------------
    i5 3570k

    z77x-d3h gigabyte

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC 2 GB

    650w power supply

    kingston 8 gb 1600mhz

    kingston ssd 120gb

    WD caviar black 1tb

    Cooler master hyper 212 evo

    ------------------------------------------

    -OR-

    ------------------------------------------

    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DispayPort PCI-Express Video Card (N680GTX LIGHTNING)

    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)

    AS Rock LGA1155 DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 Quad CrossFireX and Quad SLI A GbE ATX Motherboard Z77 EXTREME4

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128 SATA_6_0_gb Solid State Drive MZ-7PD128BW

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    ???
  6. #2 hands down.... includes better quality parts

    how much is your budget? are you in us/canada?
  7. I don't think it's possible to have everything from one manufacturer.
  8. AMD Radeon said:
    #2 hands down.... includes better quality parts

    how much is your budget? are you in us/canada?


    my budget is 1300$ and i'm nit from US or canada :)
  9. all from the same company huh? if you happen to see the same guy, tell him that you love nvidia GPU's, so ask him to build you one with everthing from nvidia, from cpu down to mouse.
  10. Cons29 said:
    all from the same company huh? if you happen to see the same guy, tell him that you love nvidia GPU's, so ask him to build you one with everthing from nvidia, from cpu down to mouse.


    he works at a gigabyte shop XD
  11. Yeah but you can't even have all gigabyte :lol:
  12. Cons29 said:
    all from the same company huh? if you happen to see the same guy, tell him that you love nvidia GPU's, so ask him to build you one with everthing from nvidia, from cpu down to mouse.


    Though he could probably be smart and hand you a Tegra based tablet :lol:

    My computer is a monument to brand diversity, Only similar brand components are the case and (most of the) fans (Coolermaster), and the water-cooling (XSPC, which will change soon).

    I think the closest you could get to building a machine all from one brand would be ASUS, they seem to have fingers in every pie in the industry.

    Of those two builds, I would go with the 2nd.
  13. Good luck finding an ASUS CPU for your ASUS mobo :lol:
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