- Hi Richard,
I own and built G40 serial #4, and G3020 #4. I used the machined and gold plated sockets on both.
They are just fine and I am glad I did as I had one bad chip on the G3020. It was easy to change out.
There are arguments all around on both sides of the issue.
As you said yours were a good high quality part, you will be fine.
As your history with your builds I am sure your completed project will be a work of art and the sockets will
add to your service ease if ever needed.
Its nice to see you again,