trythil wrote:Did you ask for eight USB 3.0 ports, or just specify that USB 3.0 ports be present?
Many motherboards these days do not ship with eight USB 3.0 ports; they'll have (say) 2 USB 3.0 and 6 USB 2.0, or some other combination. (There's 212 motherboard listings on newegg.com that satisfy that criterion.)
There do exist motherboards that have eight USB 3.0 ports, but you have to specifically order it. (There's 8 listings on newegg.com that satisfy that criterion.)
ZephyrStar wrote:No, I wouldn't say you got scammed. Though, for 1600 euros, I'd like to see what he did build you, then I might be able to properly comment.
Most motherboards out there only have a couple of USB 3.0 ports. The controller chips are expensive, so the manufacturers opt to do a combination of the two. You don't need a USB 3.0 port for a mouse, keyboard, microphone, and many other things, those do just fine on USB 2.0. Even my Wacom tablet is on a USB 2.0 port. Where you will find USB 3.0 handy is for external hard drives, dumping flash/SD cards, anything that requires transferring of large amounts of data. If you're worried that you might not have enough USB 3.0 ports, you can always invest in say:
I kinda want that Anker myself.
ZephyrStar wrote:Yeah, that's about right. We're talking euros here as well, so I know that computer gear is generally more expensive over there than it is in the US in particular, if we were talking $1600 USD, I could probably do better, especially on the speeds of some of the parts (for example the ram, I'd use 1600 instead of 1333, and probably at least 16 gigs of it).
He did use quality parts, so that's what matters. I've used these brands in the past with good results, especially the Kingston and Corsair, and you can't beat the WD Black drives. I have 4x 1TB WD Black, been running without a hiccup for going on 5 years now.
That's a pretty solid build for what you were charged, I don't think you need to worry.
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