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Best place online for computer parts?


#1 Will   Official CAG Asshole CAGiversary!   6110 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Had an external HD crash on me.

Long story short, its possible the HD has a bad control board so Im looking to find one. Never really shopped online for parts like that. Checked ebay and someone has something close but for a different model.

Any help is appreciated.

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#2 StrangeBrew   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   116 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

Newegg and Amazon usually.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

Newegg and Amazon usually.


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#4 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42682 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

Have to third Amazon and NewEgg.

I've built a complete PC and bought numerous other items from both those sites and they've been great.

Reviews on NewEgg are usually invaluable to determine great items from crap.

#5 Will   Official CAG Asshole CAGiversary!   6110 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

Much appreciated for the replies.

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#6 gambit444   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

I thought it was common knowledge that it was tiger direct or new egg. Amazon is harder to browse.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

1. Newegg
2. Amazon
3. TigerDirect

#8 ofacto   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   723 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:07 AM

I don't think any of those major retailers sell HD controller boards. If you can't find it on eBay, you'll have to take it off another hard drive of the same model. Are you trying to save the data on the HD? Have you tried connecting to a desktop computer?

#9 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42682 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

OP, please clarify what you mean by "controller board" in regards to the hard drive.

#10 TTGSteve   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   223 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:12 PM

Newegg & Amazon. You can do TigerDirect, as well, but I've heard some bad things about them in the past.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

I've never had a problem with Tiger Direct but I primarily use them when I need something now since there's a warehouse store near me. Newegg usually has slightly better pricing combined with better shipping deals (more free shipping) and no sales tax for me here in Illinois. But, as a retail merchant, Tiger Direct is fine in my experience.