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devanity
August 1st, 2007, 05:58 PM
I'm looking for an online computer hardware providers (shipping at least in USA) supplying basic computer hardware separately. Please share your experiences with different providers, list pros and cons, etc.
Thank you!

Sayers
August 1st, 2007, 06:10 PM
Newegg : They ship in california so for me in North-East it's a little expensive. However they have great prices.

Frak
August 1st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Fry's (http://www.frys.com/) : Had good experience with them so far.

Malh
August 1st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Newegg is where I order all of my hardware needs. They're almost always the cheapest and they have a large selection.

jkeyes0
August 1st, 2007, 07:05 PM
Some of the providers I've bought from:

Newegg: http://www.newegg.com
ChiefValue: http://www.chiefvalue.com
ZipZoomFly: http://www.zipzoomfly.com
Mwave: http://www.mwave.com

devanity
August 1st, 2007, 07:50 PM
Some of the providers I've bought from:

Newegg: http://www.newegg.com
ChiefValue: http://www.chiefvalue.com
ZipZoomFly: http://www.zipzoomfly.com
Mwave: http://www.mwave.com

Which one do you like best? Pros, cons?

teet
August 1st, 2007, 08:05 PM
I mainly buy from 3 online places.

1. Newegg: They seem to consistently have good prices and good selection. I usually check them out first. I've only ever had one problem with them, and it really wasn't with them, it was with UPS (package went from memphis to atlanta 3 times...I live in missouri).

2. TigerDirect: I've bought a lot of stuff from tiger direct. You can get some insanely cheap stuff, but it usually requires you to do the rebate thing. I built a computer ~18 months ago and filled out 6-7 rebate forms. I eventually received every single rebate (~$115 in total). However, I have heard horror stories about people not receiving rebates. Now a days, I don't mind spending an extra $5-10 to not have mess with rebates.

3. ZipZoomFly: This is my number 3 source. Their selection isn't as great and their prices are often higher. However, I still have to check them out because they're sometimes cheaper. For example, I recently picked up some RAM from them because they were the cheapest (they offered free shipping).

-teet

macogw
August 1st, 2007, 09:12 PM
Newegg is where I order all of my hardware needs. They're almost always the cheapest and they have a large selection.

what they ^ said

jkeyes0
August 1st, 2007, 09:23 PM
Which one do you like best? Pros, cons?

Personally? Newegg is the best. If I understand correctly, the same company that owns Newegg owns ChiefValue, so the prices run pretty similar (shipping usually makes the difference between the two).

They're all pretty close, but Mwave is the one I have the least experience with.

devanity
August 2nd, 2007, 04:47 PM
Thank you for all the answers! I will try newegg, seems like the best one.

hockey97
August 2nd, 2007, 05:36 PM
Hi, I thought this would be a good place to ask this question.

I want to build a computer from ground up, well you know like buy the motherboard , and cpu.

Right now my compupters are close to out of date.

I need 3 computers at least, I want one to be a server,

but I plan on getting a quad core from amd, but don't know what motherboard is good for that quad core amd ??

also If you have 2 graphic cards in 2 pci slot's would the image render be faster?? or will you have more color's??

thought this question would fit this subject since it's about hardware.

Frak
August 2nd, 2007, 07:51 PM
Hi, I thought this would be a good place to ask this question.

I want to build a computer from ground up, well you know like buy the motherboard , and cpu.

Right now my compupters are close to out of date.

I need 3 computers at least, I want one to be a server,

but I plan on getting a quad core from amd, but don't know what motherboard is good for that quad core amd ??

also If you have 2 graphic cards in 2 pci slot's would the image render be faster?? or will you have more color's??

thought this question would fit this subject since it's about hardware.
Get a foxconn motherboard, only if you have SLi will multiple cards help (Foxconn makes SLi boards), and I'm pretty sure, the beta driver fron NVidia will kinda support SLi, they are working on it though.
And most important of all, don't buy ATI cards yet, they are very poorly supported ATM. Dell and other companies are pushing for them to release better drivers for GNU/Linux.