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Considering the Vendors

After you get an idea of what you want to put into that case, you need to start thinking about which vendor you want to use to obtain the various parts. However, there is a problem. Every vendor thinks it has the best product out there (and may stretch the truth to make it so), reviewers often have biases that affect their reviews, product data sheets have inconsistent and conflicting information, and it’s not possible for you to hands-on test every part. Getting the parts can be the hardest part of your building experience because there is always that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you’re not getting a very good deal, that you’re leaving things out that your budget won’t allow you to get later, or that ...

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