In response to "mike beck" regarding users response to those that use PC-Cheaps system boards:
Mike, in some instances, unfortunately, you are correct. To this I must confess.
I can say however, that folks here don't go to lengths to bash "existing" equipment but we do suggest that "PC-cheaps" is not ones best system board.
Many times, a user reports that they are looking into buying a low end board such as these. To this, most reply to try for another type of system board.
I myself, post advisories on items that can actually cause threat to life and limb but I do not advise "not" to buy something thats just problematic.
However, many folks post that they seek an opinion on a particular board.
If the user suggests that a system board utilizing PC-Cheaps is being considered, I and many others try to advise them why "not" to consider them.
IMHO, these lower end system boards are intended for the "uneducated" user that assumes all system board chipsets perform equally. Such a user would/could be easily impressed by the number of options available. In the end, they all come to the realization that "all-in-one" system boards are often problematic and a down right bear to upgrade.
I would ask "yard-don" for a price comparison of all system board available to him. Please list the prices of such boards and the exchange rate.
I suggest your vendor might be taking advantage of you and your situation.
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