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Computer Case Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by doogdoog, Feb 29, 2004.

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  1. doogdoog

    doogdoog Thread Starter

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    Aloha,
    What is the difference between a OEM and Retail case? TIA

    Mahalo,
    doogdoog
     
  2. Jtoast

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    OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. They are produced for a middleman to use building his machines to seel to the public.

    Anything OEM generally has a shorter warranty, no documentation and few extras. For example, an OEM harddrive does not come with cables or install software. You get a drive, thats it. For an OEM case, you may or may not get a powersupply for example.


    Retail on the other hand, gives you the full manf warranty, documentation and any extras there may be.


    Unless OEM is significantly cheaper, I usually get the Retail version.
     
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