I am hardware snob where I like to build my own systems that I can count on. 1. ASUS motherboard 2. ATI Video Cards 3. Any high-end 2ns ram 4. carbonite backup offsite. Buying backup drives is stupid, they fail all the time. 5. My Iphone but I want a HTC. 6. I own a ibook but I'm going to invest in a hp envy. You can have 16GB run any vm you want and raid 0 with two harddrives. 7. Samsung monitors, they are easy on the eyes and rma is really fast. 8. Honda Element, its not sexy but it does a very good job. For stuff that I just need to work I buy from these people. They are crazy cheap and their stuff almost always works.