Where do you shop for Computer Parts?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Greatbam, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Greatbam

    Greatbam Junior Member

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    I usually go with newegg and amazon. I have got a few things from buy.com as well. I used to use pricewatch.com ages ago but I haven't done that forever!

    Anyone use www.pricewatch.com.

    I also used to use www.cnet.com for price comparisons but now I think I have been mostly been using google for that.

    I have almost gotten to the point that I sometimes just skip even searching and just go to amazon for some stuff because they are usually the lowest or closest to the lowest.
  2. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    I used to get my cases, fans, and cathodes from Xoxide when I was a 1337 gamer. I've also had good experiences with Tigerdirect.com. Newegg is good when you can catch something on sale.

    Now that I'm an apple fanboi, things are a little different. On my old 13" MacBook, I ended up replacing the screen and battery from parts on eBay. Even more recently I've had to replace the charger on my MBP. Apple wants $80, but I was able to find a genuine Apple on on eBay for $32 bucks. If you know exactly what you're looking for, eBay can treat you nice.

    If I was going to sit down and build a new computer, I'd probably check Newegg first to see what kind of deals they're having, but ultimately source most of the parts from Amazon since they usually have the best prices.
  3. Mr. Ali

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    Amazon first
    Newegg if amazon does not have the item i want

    I would never make Newegg my first choice for computer parts due to the fact that they will not give you a prepaid label to ship defective items back (please let me know if this policy has changed recently).
  4. mistawiskas

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    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    Generally Newegg, but http://pcpartpicker.com/ is pretty awesome. Just make a build or copy one from buildapc.reddit.com and it will list a bunch of retailers and you can sort by price.
  6. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Amazon or Newegg. And if I'm desperate for parts same-day I drive up to Microcenter.
  7. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Mostly Newegg, but I might buy something like a router at Walmart or Best Buytme.
    For little knick-knacky stuff like cables and fans there's SVC. I might look at mWave.
    For watercooling and more boutique-esque stuff there's FrozenCPU, Petra'sTech Shop, SwiftTech, and Directron. I visited the Directron HQ in Houston while visiting a sister. It was a little bit of a letdown because the brick & mortar public store was mostly cases.
  8. MSP

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    Walmart, sure. But Best Buy? I'd have to be pretty desperate to darken their door for anything.
  9. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    That I call them "Best Buytme" isn't sufficient indication of my relative preference?
  10. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    Newegg almost exclusively. sometimes ebay
  11. krod

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    newegg, also amazon but not so much now because they don't like shipping to a DPO address, back when I built exotic shit, frozencpu.com