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Best place to buy computer parts?

#1 saadman   Roll the hard six CAGiversary!   270 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:25 PM

Hey CAGs, I'm looking to upgrade my computer with a new motherboard, processor, power unit etc... Where would be the best place to look for cheap deals on parts like these?


#2 coolcps   ! now change my title10/6 CAGiversary!   1000 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:28 PM


#3 RavingGoat   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   34 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  


Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:31 PM

2nd vote for newegg

#4 Rodster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1785 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:34 PM

Third vote for Newegg.com, they usually have the best prices and free shipping on lots of items. They also have the BEST customer service department. Newegg use to be Egghead Software. p.s. I've built several systems and usually buy all of my parts from there because their prices are so good.

#5 Dr3X3N   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   39 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:35 PM

yea newegg is awesome and i just bought 8gb of ddr2 pc6400 for 190 with tax/shipping.

#6 thelazyone22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  


Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:38 PM

Unless you can find an insane deal somewhere else, say CompUSA though I've heard the % offs are terrible, Newegg is the way to go.

Too bad their prices get killed by CA tax. Wish they'd move their warehouse or whatever it is to freakin somewhere else already.

#7 necrojustice   is fighting Tyson CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  


Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:42 PM

I use newegg mostly and zipzoomfly.com for some things.

#8 ofacto   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   723 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:42 AM

Since your location says Canada, and since newegg doesn't ship to Canada, you can try NCIX, http://www.ncix.com/.

Even though I'm in California, I've ordered a couple of items from them before. They seem to have competitive prices and pretty good customer service.

#9 SnotRocket   $20? To much! CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  


Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:32 PM

Recently buildt my machine 2 months ago, I used newegg, buy.com and clubIT. Sometimes buy.com is more than newegg but they have a 10% off coupon which destroys neweggs price. Check for which sites charge you tax, for me neweggs charges NJ taxes, but I had shipped to work in NY to work around that. For the best FINAL price shop around, free shipping and taxes are all things to think about.

Also don't forget that you most likly are spending 1k+ so use fatwallet cash back program, I made about $15 in cash back just on computer parts. $15 isn't much but it helps justify getting that better whatever you want.

#10 Drnick   Champion Cheapass CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:24 PM

I have to highly recommend newegg.com for their superior customer service... (I know some people, myself included who ordered rockband and never got it would be to differ)

but as far as computer parts go, they are 2nd to none. Tigerdirect.com also has some great deals and I've never had an issue with them, so if you can't use newegg.com for some reason, go to tigerdirect

I've also had great luck with a place called mwave.com, found them using froogle for a few had to find parts and they were great as well.
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#11 Terrax   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:32 PM

Compare prices on Newegg.com and TigerDirect.com

I recently built a new gaming rig. I compared prices on both sites. TigerDirect had much better rebates (5 different rebates totaling around $130) than NewEgg so I went with them. But depending on what you want to buy, both sites are generally pretty close in price, have real fast shipping and good customer service.

#12 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3427 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:57 PM

most sites don't ship to canada- but tigerdirect.com does

edit: sharkyextreme.com is worth checking out