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GlockBY
01-28-2005, 12:33
Hello everybody,

I am going to build a PC in about a month from now. I think I can handle the task and was wondering what are the best places to get parts from. If you have any links to good how-to sites it would be nice too.

Thank you very much

SamBuca
01-28-2005, 12:39
newegg.com

Cross-X
01-28-2005, 14:10
cyberguys.com

tous
01-28-2005, 14:37
GlockBY, I second newegg.com They have the stuff I want, ship it fast, it works.

A thought, stay away from rebates, especially on TigerDirect unless you don't mind lending them your money for six months. They say '8 to 10 weeks' but they leave out the fact that the '8 to 10 weeks' starts '30 to 40' weeks after you submit the rebate request.

-=DFOX=-
01-28-2005, 16:34
www.newegg.comm just built a new system and got it all from them, about 1000.00 worth, got it all in 3 days. Everything went great.

bobby_w
01-28-2005, 19:11
NewEgg

www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com)

A thought, stay away from rebates, especially on TigerDirect unless you don't mind lending them your money for six months. They say '8 to 10 weeks' but they leave out the fact that the '8 to 10 weeks' starts '30 to 40' weeks after you submit the rebate request.

I have used TigerDirect several times and have not had any problem with rebates. They come from the OEM so the problems are with them and not TigerDirect. Got a great deal on a 17" LCD TV and got the rebate in 4 weeks.

Stephen
01-28-2005, 23:13
Another vote for New Egg. Just be sure that what you order is correct as they do charge a 15% restocking fee.

The shipping is usually fast and items are well packed.

saber41
01-29-2005, 00:07
Did someone mention newegg.com j/k ;f

I've also been very satisfied with newegg

Medievaltech
01-29-2005, 02:55
I agree with everyone else newegg is by far the best.
easy link (http://newegg.com)

Bronson7
01-29-2005, 08:54
NewEgg, hands down.
Bronson7

DeadMansLife
01-31-2005, 22:22
TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com)

mjs
01-31-2005, 22:27
If I had to buy it all from one place: Newegg.com.

But I usually buy ram from mushkin.com and occasionally pick up certain items at dell.com, outpost.com or mwave.com.

I know many others that are happy with tigerdirect.com, but I haven't bought anything from them, yet.

Plus, it never hurts to search pricewatch.com to see if anyone has what you need at a lower price.

IndyGunFreak
02-01-2005, 03:00
It really depends on what I need and Price...

http://www.newegg.com
http://www.tigerdirect.com
http://www.aberdeeninc.com
http://www.monarchcomputer.com

Had good experiences with all of them.

IGF

GoGlock
02-03-2005, 22:33
I usually check www.pricewatch.com first. Newegg does come up with some items but there are others. Beware of the "fly by night" places too.

David_G17
02-04-2005, 09:11
1.) newegg
2.) tigerdirect

only thing i don't buy online are computer cases. they can be expensive with shipping, and if it's wrong, shipping back would cost a fortune. YMMV.

G22-Joe
02-05-2005, 09:18
Originally posted by GoGlock
I usually check www.pricewatch.com first. Newegg does come up with some items but there are others. Beware of the "fly by night" places too.

I second this. I always go to PriceWatch first, to check on prices, and shipping costs. Most of the time the prices listed are with shipping, if the selling site provides a general shipping cost.

Most of the time I end up buying from NewEgg, as they will have most of the items in stock, and ship very fast. Not to mention they offer an extended warranty for just a few dollars more, worthless of course on good memory, yet you never know when a CD/DVD drive or HDD will just kick-over. I had a Lite-On CD-RW that crashed right before the $6 extended warranty did, I called, and they sent me info to ship it back to them. Once I provided the tracking number, they sent me a new Lite-On that same day. So I was out a total of $18 (warranty, shipping of busted unit, and new unit warranty) for a $55 dollar up-dated model Lite-On, that can now also play DVDs bside burn CDs.

If you buy a few items from NewEgg, and build a small history with them, then you can even call them and let them know you found XXXX cheaper on PriceWatch at YYYY store, and they will either meet it or beat it.

All of my computers are built from 80-85% parts from NewEgg, all looked up from PriceWatch.

PriceWatch.com (http://www.pricewatch.com)
NewEgg.com (http://www.newegg.com)

Sinister Angel
02-05-2005, 11:49
Pricewatch! and then to makesure you have a decent company, go to www.resellerratings.com

That's just how I do it anyway.

GlockBY
02-11-2005, 13:28
Thanks a lot for all the replies.

I probably will go with Newegg.
Any sites out there with how-to's, and component compatability?

Thanks

Cinic
02-11-2005, 14:18
When I was building my first rig, I just googled the obvious terms and came up with a few how-to's.

The manufacturer websites should have comments about compatibility. Or if you google your specific selections you could probably find information regarding incompatibilities.

mjs
02-11-2005, 14:22
Originally posted by GlockBY
Any sites out there with how-to's, and component compatability? Tomshardware.com has a lot of info. Manufacturers usually have their own sites with specs, manuals, FAQs, forums, etc... which can be helpful.

fastvfr
02-11-2005, 14:44
If you want your components shipped via free second-day FedEx, then ZipZoomFly (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Home.jsp) is the way to go, for sure.

All my experiences, and all my client's experiences in the last six months with New Egg have been far from satisfactory.

Three weeks is the average time from the CC order to receipt of the shipment, due to "Warehouse Issues" these days, and that just isn't right at all. The quickest order took 18 days; the LONGEST from directron, ZZF, Atacom ect. was 9 days.

Draw your own conclusions.

BTW, the problem is definitely with NewEgg, as the 'account info' for the order stays stuck on "Stage 2: Filling Order In Warehouse!" for a couple of weeks; call to ask about it and you'll only get some BS about a Major Malfunction in the Warehouse department...;Q

Anyhow, caveat emptor and all that, right?

Good luck.

PS. BTW, Directron has several primers for new builds on their site.