I've always stuck with Intel or Samsung SSDs. I have an Intel X25-M 160GB still going to this day, which was replaced by a Samsung 960 Pro 1TB. Since Intel gave up the high end, I'm all Samsung till further notice and plan on a 990 Pro 2TB.
The failure rate for CPUs sorta took me by surprise. I worked at a PC hardware store many years ago, and I don't recall ever seeing a D.O.A CPU. I figured that the companies must have been extensively testing them beforehand to weed-out any dead ones.