Originally Posted by pvtcupcakes
Motherboards might work well to in the store, but CPUs or Hard Drives and other components may not since they'll always work in Linux. Never seen a "Windows-only" CPU before.
Actually there are few external hd's that will not work properly in *nix ( a few seagate and wd's IIRC). Also sometimes the USB to IDE/SATA chip can be incompatible with linux.