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Old 10-10-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
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Good place to buy hardware?


I need some parts for a few computers the wife is getting on me to fix or get rid of. I'm also seriously considering building my own gaming system.


Any recomendations for places to buy from?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Here every one belong to some different country !

So u should tell from which country u belong to . such that any one who belong to ur country can help u out !


-jack
 
Old 10-10-2004, 12:35 PM   #3
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Ah damn, I forgot to put that in.

I'm in the US.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:53 PM   #4
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I highly recommend Newegg. Great prices, amazingly fast delivery, top quality merchandise. Other than the ancient Dell that I have and my laptop, all my computers have been built entirely from components purchased from Newegg.

One really helpful feature that Newegg has is that in addition to multiple, detailed photos of the equipment and the full technical specs from the manufacturer, they also have reviews and ratings from their customers who've purchased the same item. Obviously you should not make a decision based solely on those comments, but as a general rule of thumb, if you've narrowed your choices down to A and B, and you can see that A has only a few mixed reviews while B has dozens of uniformly positive reviews, it might be worth considering B rather than A.

Check it out, and have fun shopping -- J.W.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:16 PM   #5
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I've been totally pleased with purchases from www.tigerdirect.com.

Shopping locally, I've found friendly helpful service at the MicroCenter store. Big stock and their prices are comparable to a lot of online prices--especially if you consider shipping charges!
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the site, it's exactly what I was looking for.

I'm also trying to convince the wife to let me build my own box, now I just have to decide to stick with Intel or give AMD64 3500+ a shot. I'm going to get into so much trouble with this site.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 07:06 PM   #7
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My first desktop was a P3 667meg 512 512 sdram, the last 3 desktops were all AMD, the latest is a 64bit 3200+ with 1024 of 3200 DDR. My laptop has a 3.02 P4. And I agree with others newegg has good prices. If you are thinking of a gaming machine take a look at "cyberpowerinc.com" you can configure it just the way you want and I think abit cheaper than going out buying the parts separately.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:10 AM   #8
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I second newegg. Great prices. also, www.pricewatch.com might have some good stuff
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:13 AM   #9
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NEWEGG!!!
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:19 AM   #10
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I would suggest Fry's. While Newegg has a good reputation, it's not on par with Fry's. I bought a combo of Athlon Sempron 2400+ with a very stable mobo for $50 from Fry's.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:27 AM   #11
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OK you should try Price Grabber (www.pricegrabber.com) to find the best prise for your parts! It will show the lowest price in any store!
 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:58 AM   #12
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but if newegg is within 1 dollar of the lowest price, pay the extra dollar and go with newegg. htey have excelent shipping and are very reputable.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 08:56 PM   #13
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I agree with nuka_t! Use Price Grabber (www.pricegrabber.com, and look for NewEgg =)
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:30 PM   #14
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ive also had good results with newegg.
 
  


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