So I need to put together a new computer and I've been looking for computer parts. My usual MO is to go to Amazon and look at the ratings breakdown. If more than, say, 60% of reviews are 5 stars then I consider the product safe.
But then I started looking closer and something doesn't add up. For example I was looking at a new monitor. The ratings say that only 36% of the ratings are 5 stars. Okay. But there are 14 ratings and 8 of them are 5 stars. ????? That's much greater than 36%. Furthermore it says 19% of the ratings are 1 star but there's only ONE rating with a 1 star rating.
Is Amazon manipulating the ratings to favor certain products and discourage other products? I wouldn't put it past them.
Could compare the ratings to the same part and the ratings on NewEgg.com? More time consuming, I understand, but might give you a bit more clear idea of the good/bad.
Used to do a full system rebuild every 2 years when I was gaming regularly. Since I don't really PC game any longer, it's been 5 years or so since I build a new rig. NewEgg was usually my go to for PC parts.