We'll I am convinced that computers are made by human beings and these creatures constantly add to some historical record written to a harddrive that may crash---but it is often erased and reformatted.
So I depend on the "historians" of ArsTechnica.com to tell me what a reliable computer system is before I try to build a new computer---or add new parts to my computer. I used to depend on PC Magazine but these guys are
too commerical now which means they represent a virtual person we call a corporation (so they write articles for virtual people) while the folks of ArsTechnica (for the time being) are human beings who may or may not be incorporated.
So my question (that I am sure you are not wont to answer this late in the game) to you is, "What brand of hard drive and motherboard are you using?"