What is Burn-in?

If you're keeping an eye on that status of your custom computer as it's being built, you will notice that the final step in the build process for all of our machines is called “System QA – Burn In”. This step encompasses everything we have to do to take your computer from a beautiful but nonfunctional box of assembled parts to a finely-tuned gaming rig or professional workstation. First is the software deployment. This is where your operating system is installed and updated, then all of the appropriate hardware drivers are installed to ensure that everything on your system works, from your sound card, to your USB ports, and your graphics card(s).

Next, your computer is intensely stress tested using our proprietary testing software suite which puts every component through the sort of real-world work load that your computer might experience over the course of weeks of normal use. The purpose of this testing is to ensure that we catch any potentially faulty components before your machine is shipped out. While some defective parts are completely DOA and easy to spot, it’s actually much more common for bad parts to only give out when put under their first strenuous workload for a few hours. By doing this in our controlled environment, we are able to weed out any troublemakers and ensure your system is running at 100% when you receive it.

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