Key Points for Reference
Main points for evaluating potential white-box vendors:
What are their hours (sales, support)?
How long have they been in business?
How large is the company (staff, locations)?
What's the return policy? Warranty?
Can you install your own hardware without voiding their warranty?
How long does it take to get a support person on the phone?
If you're buying Windows, do you get original Microsoft CD-ROMs?
For component price baselines, see NewEgg.com. For technical component information, see any of the following:
Here are some well-known OEMs you might want to try: