View Full Version : what company do you buy comp parts from?
2003-02-16, 12:00 AM
im looking for a good place to by video cards... and i want to know where do you guys buy parts from and do you have good experiences with that certain company?
2003-02-16, 12:04 AM
a good place to start is
its a fairly comprehensive list of companies that buy in bulk and sell computer parts dirt cheap. You can find video cards $50 under the list price.
2003-02-16, 12:10 AM
Fry's, Best place in the world.:)
2003-02-16, 12:12 AM
woah 9700 pro for $280!!!!
yeah but can i trust this site?
2003-02-16, 12:12 AM
newegg.com has the best prices, hands-down
in all my searching, i have not found more variety with such great prices
2003-02-16, 12:50 AM
what the hell ??? they have the ram chip I want for 50 bucks !!! other places want 140 for it !:jawdrop: .
Is this place trustworthy?
2003-02-16, 01:34 AM
if you're talking about the stores on pricewatch, then yes. I have bought a lot of stuff from using price watch and I have never had a problem.
2003-02-16, 01:39 AM
Don't forget some of those places are OEM, others are retail. I buy from NCIX.com, mainly because its Canadian (though i havent bought in a while). When I buy again, i'll shop around for the best places, not just one place. If you use something like pricematch, read policies and everything first, just to be safe.
2003-02-16, 11:53 AM
newegg has always been trustworthy with me
my friend ordered all the parts to build his top of the line comp from newegg for about 900 bucks
2003-02-16, 11:58 AM
yep i built my comp from various sites from pricewatch.com. I mostly use newegg. GameVE also seems to be a nice site. And like others have said most of the items are OEM meaning they come with all the same stuff in the box but its a white box like say dell would recieve to put in their Pc's. So far i havent had any problems with a pricewatch site.
2003-02-16, 12:01 PM
Yeah, pricewatch.com is a great site, and very trustworthy. I have ordered lots of hardware from there and they all work fine and smoothly. Thanks.
2003-02-16, 02:41 PM
I reccomend www.ncix.com they are very reliable, they have friendly service, and also a price match feature where they will match the price from another website. I buy all my components from them, and if you are buying a new computer with most of the compnents from them they just keep reducing the prices on all of the components.
2003-02-16, 03:47 PM
Monarch computers has an automatic 6 month warranty on all mbs and combos just cause you bought it from them.
2003-02-16, 03:58 PM
Monarch or Newegg.
I have alot of faith in both sites, I have ordered somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 seperate components from NewEgg and an entire system from Monarch. Also I recommend checking http://www.resellerratings.com/ before you purchase components online, especially if you plan on using Pricewatch.
2003-02-16, 05:18 PM
whoa these prices are very nice. I know where to go when building a computer.
wish I had found this out sooner cuz I bought my ram today. good deal though 40 bucks for a 256 chip after rebate so I was pretty happy now I'm planetside ready
2003-02-16, 07:48 PM
I look around for the best deal but, I'd rather buy form a retail store just incase something is wrong I wont have to pay to ship it back to them. I have bought stuff online and haven't had a prob with anything yet. So find the best deal and do what you thing is better.
2003-02-16, 08:00 PM
Watch those Sunday morning ads. Best place for a lot of stuff.
2003-02-16, 08:18 PM
www.pricewatch.com - to find low prices
www.resellerratings.com - to see if the cheap site you find on pricewatch is actually valid
www.newegg.com - a good site (especially for RMAs)
www.googlegear.com - another good site with some cheaper shipping options that newegg (such as ups)
2003-02-16, 08:19 PM
IMO never ship UPS, I have had a mb destroyed by them. Go with Fed Ex.
2003-02-16, 10:38 PM
I actually bought from best buy today 48$ for a 256 chip of ram
If your near one those stores check them out. Good prices on everything
2003-02-17, 12:25 AM
i ordered a new videocard tonight and a 512mb ddr ram. I was limited on cash so i got:
Radeon 9000pro 128mb version
512mb DDR (1 512 card so i have another dimm socket when i upgrade to 1gb)
I got both from newegg.com nice site. And dont forget to check tigerdirect.com they are extremely trustworthy and have some decent prices on some stuff.
 the reason i chose the r9000 is because I found a nice article done by techtv comparing it to a gf4 ti4200 both tested were 64mb models and the r9000 kept up with the gf4 until 4x anti aliasing was turned on then the r9000 lagged slightly behind.
2003-02-17, 09:10 AM
I used googlegear for my latest rig. The prices for retail are the same as a lot of other outlets' prices for OEM. I used to use mwave.com and newegg.com, but I'm going to googlegear first until I find someone that beats their price and still gives good service.
2003-02-17, 11:13 AM
newegg and googlegear are both in CA though. :( I wish there was something good on the east coast, things would get here much faster!
2003-02-17, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by Derfud
I reccomend www.ncix.com they are very reliable, they have friendly service, and also a price match feature where they will match the price from another website. I buy all my components from them, and if you are buying a new computer with most of the compnents from them they just keep reducing the prices on all of the components. The link here is to the Canadian site for those of you who checked it. To get the prices in US Dollars, click the US flag in the upper left corner. :) Much better.
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