As with most products in the United States economy, a little extra money buys you a lot more quality (up until the very latest offering). The same applies to computer components. The increased reliability, as well as performance, always offset the extra cost. A component failure costs both the buyer & seller. Although component failures can't be eliminated, they can be minimized by using top quality components. Since ACT would rather build & sell computers than spend time repairing them, only the best components are used.