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Where to buy components/PC's/Laptops

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Let me begin by saying that this is NOT my work but the work of Djinni on MMOChampion computer forums. I do not claim the patternity of the work in here. It is merely a copy pasta of something I think should be here.

 

 

 

  Comparison sites:

http://www.PriceRunner.co.uk - England

http://www.pricewatch.com - USA

http://www.hardware.no - Norwegian (for those of us who don't understand the pupose of .no tld's :P)

http://www.tweakers.net - Netherlands

http://www.shopbot.ca - Canadian Shopbot

http://www.edbpriser.dk - Denmark

http://www.getprice.com.au - Austrailian comparison site

http://geizhals.at/deutschland - This site initially comes from Austria. A lot of other sites that provide price comparisons, actually use this site's database

http://www.myshopping.com.au - Austrailian comparison site. Includes reviews of retailers/webstores.

http://www.Hintaseuranta.fi <- Finnish comparison site.

Wholesale:

http://www.milkhoneyland.com - Ships from China to: US, UK, AUS, Europe

http://www.wholesaledeals.co.uk - British, online.

http://www.wholesalepages.co.uk - British wholesale directory listing.

http://www.dealextreme.com - Poor quality, but cheap, for alot of simple stuff the quality is more than sufficient

Direct Sites:

Austraila:

http://www.mwave.com.au

http://dicksmith.com.au/computers - Retail store, retail prices.

http://www.msy.com.au/default.jsp - (7 day return policy). Ok range, best prices.

http://www.cpl.net.au - Similar to MSY they are a factory(?) outlet, range is considerably better then MSY but prices are generally high if not the same.

http://www.oo.com.au - Austrailian version of Argos. (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

http://www.techbuy.com.au - (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

http://www.pcmarket.com.au - (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

http://www.computeronline.com.au - (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

http://www.centrecom.com.au

http://www.pccasegear.com.au

http://www.scorptec.com.au/ - great range, good prices and are a great store in general.

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Canada:

http://www.ncix.com or http://www.ncix.ca

http://www.newegg.ca

http://www.tigerdirect.ca

http://www.Canadacomputers.com - Has stores.

http://www.Dazmode.com - Watercooling products (though that's all they do).

http://www.Memoryexpress.com - They have 3 shops based in Calgary 2 in Edmonton 1 in BC and 1 in Winnipeg. Competitive pricing and will ship anywhere in Canada.

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Germany:

http://www.alternate.de -

http://www.amazon.de

http://www.mindfactory.de

http://www.notebooksbilliger.de - Mainly notebooks but also has a lot of computer parts.

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Denmark:

http://www.komplett.dk

http://www.Edbpriser.dk

http://www.topdata.dk (if you want it prebuilt)

http://www.pixmania.dk - Ships to Europe

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Greenland:

http://mdc-data.mamutweb.com/ <- Laptops, games, phones, expensive brands, printers, prebuilt's (But no hardware reasonably priced)

http://www.grc.gl/ <-- TV's, Apple computers/phones (sigh), cameras, phones.

http://kontorforsyningen.net46.net/ PC Games (very little sort, Mw1 is still listed as one of the newest games), monitors, pre-built computers, printers.

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Finland:

http://www.jimms.fi - Speciality gear like watercooling bits and dual GPU cards available on order. Half of the webshop is parts that are long sold out or not yet released so pay attention to delivery estimates (which are usually correct).

http://www.multitronic.fi

http://www.verkkokauppa.com - Usually cheapest option, well stocked meaning fast delivery. Sells also all kinds of tech gizmos and toys. Big physical stores around the country for walking in and browsing.

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Ireland:

www.Komplette.ie

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Netherlands:

http://www.cdromland.nl --> ships to NL/Belgium

http://www.alternate.nl --> ships to NL/Belgium

http://www.afuture.nl --> ships to NL

http://www.komplett.nl --> ships to NL

http://www.mycom.nl

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Norway:

http://www.komplett.no

http://www.mpx.no

http://www.Netshop.no

http://www.Multicom.no - Only G.Skill reseller in Norway

http://www.Dustinhome.se - Swedish site, ships to Norway

http://www.PS.no

http://www.Prisjakt.no - ships from sweden

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Sweden:

http://www.komplett.se

http://www.inet.se

http://www.webhallen.com

http://www.dustinhome.se

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United Arab Emirates:

http://gear-up.me

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United Kingdom:

http://www.Novatech.co.uk - Great value, Great support, Free Lifetime Technical Support, Fast Delivery

Delivers to: Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Austria. See for prices: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/hddeliverychargeseu.html

Free delivery with 50+ constructive forum posts

http://www.Overclockers.co.uk - Great Value, Easy to use, Customisable

http://www.Amazon.co.uk - Well known, Fast Delivery, light on technical info

Delivers to: Worldwide see: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...odeId=11072981 for details.

http://www.Dabs.com

http://www.CCLOnline.co.uk

http://www.Maplin.co.uk - Well Known, lots of stores in all major cities.

http://www.Play.com - Cheap

Delivers to: Only deliveres DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, games, books, clothing and sports equipment outside the UK. See http://www.play.com/Help.html?page=del#jump-ec for details.

http://www.Ebuyer.co.uk - Usually very cheap, poor customer service.

http://www.Currys.co.uk - Same company as PCWorld and Dixons. Overpriced, but lots of stores.

http://www.Aria.co.uk - Awesome website for components and custom built pc's, Their gaming Pc's get featured on overclockers and usually get awesome reviews, They overclock all their systems for free aswell

http://www.scan.co.uk

http://www.bestbuy.co.uk

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk - Free delivery with 50+ constructive forum posts

http://www.cyberpowersystems.co.uk - Typical estimated delivery within 14 working days. Order status likely to stay on "Accounting - Pass" for 10 of them, Imports from US, so laptops will have a US keyboard.

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United States:

http://www.NewEgg.com

http://www.ncix.com or http://www.ncix.us- the success from NCIX-canada carries on to the US!

http://www.Amazon.com

http://sagernotebook.com - U.S Laptop site. They work very well.

http://www.tigerdirect.com

http://www.zipzoomfly.com

http://www.frozencpu.com

http://www.xoxide.com

http://www.microcenter.com - Also have alot of stores if you dont wanna wait to order.

http://www.frys.com

http://www.falcon-nw.com - High end prebuilt custom pc's for people who dont trust a normal builder.

http://www.xoticpc.com - For high end prebuilt towers and laptops. nice to compare pricing.

http://directron.com - Can have some good prices, and some cool customization options

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Thank you very much for the link! I will check this out when I need another hard drive!  

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A Caveat with Fry's~

 

Be VERY cautious when visiting a brick&mortar location, and coming across an item that was a return. 

It will have a label and be resealed.

It will often be cheaper.

 

They do not test these items, contrary to the label. (at least the ones in the Phoenix area do not).

 

Also, if you cross ref from the website to the store for stock/availability, follow up with a phone call if it's more than driving a few blocks to check.

Save yourself the trip, and potentially buying what you don't want.

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You need look no further than Newegg.com

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You need look no further than Newegg.com

 

Microcenter has it's perks, assuming you have one nearby.  The retail price is ~5% higher, but the sale prices are often much better.  Plus when you get a DOA, its a helluva lot easier to bitch at someone when they can't put you on hold.

 

But yeah, Newegg.

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Microcenter has it's perks, assuming you have one nearby.  The retail price is ~5% higher, but the sale prices are often much better.  Plus when you get a DOA, its a helluva lot easier to bitch at someone when they can't put you on hold.

 

But yeah, Newegg.

 

Microcenter offers some amazing motherboard + CPU combo deals from time to time (and if you're going AMD pretty much all the time).  Since I no longer have one nearby I'm back to using Newegg for pretty much everything.  I will shop elsewhere if the deal is good enough though.

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Microcenter offers some amazing motherboard + CPU combo deals from time to time (and if you're going AMD pretty much all the time).  Since I no longer have one nearby I'm back to using Newegg for pretty much everything.  I will shop elsewhere if the deal is good enough though.

 

I agree; newegg has very good customer support and return policies, which is important for mail order.  One note of caution is that if you send in a rebate form, they can't exchange anything because the UPC code is tied to the part, so don't send rebates in until you have confirmed it is working, or don't buy using rebates.  You can sometimes determine from the feedback what potential problems exist.

 

I have also taken advantage of Microcenter specials and they are very good when you catch them.

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Deep Surplus is a good backup to Monoprice: http://deepsurplus.com

 

Parts Express for stereo, speakers, and misc stuff: http://www.parts-express.com

 

 

I can confirm to watch what you buy at large retail places such as Fry's. Dig through the stack to look for unopened boxes so you don't get a defective return or a fraudulently switched part. If I'm forced to buy retail, I actually open the package at the register after it's rung up to verify the right parts are in the box. I've yet to get a "new" hard drive that didn't have someone else's files on it, and it's a coin toss if the video card in the box matches the label on the outside.

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Newegg is running a special, basically %10 off everything.  Some of the stuff is very useable there to build systems with.

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just a note here on comp parts, hard ware. If you need bulk items twenty or more. drop me a line. Sometimes I can get for about half the cost.

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Any of yall play on a laptop? I'm a road warrior, and building a pc out of even the smallest desktop would be a pain to carry into a different motel every night

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Most any laptop with a discrete GPU can handle WoT at medium details or better.  Devices with an AMD A8 or A10 APU could probably handle it as well.

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Just wanted to say that memory Express is great for PC parts.   Price match and the Instant product Replacment IPR is great.   I bought a ati 7950 and 1.5 years later is crapped out.  I had the 2 year ipr,  after they tested it and the fan was bad in it they gave me a brand new 7970 as a replacement.   It was great.   Staff actually know about pc hardware very knowledgeable.

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This thread really needs some love. 

PCPartpicker should be on the top of the comparison lists. It's really quite a fantastic site.

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On 6/7/2013 at 4:27 PM, Tenet said:

http://www.pcpartpicker.com

 

Pretty amazing resource, not sure if works outside NA.

 

On 4/3/2016 at 0:05 AM, Sprak said:

This thread really needs some love. 

PCPartpicker should be on the top of the comparison lists. It's really quite a fantastic site.

A quick word about PCPartpicker and one of the vendors they list prices from: SuperBiiz.

I noticed that if SuperBiiz offered a part, it was almost invariably cheaper than the other vendors on the list - sometimes very much so.  This actually struck me as odd, since despite the fact that I'm just now getting into building a desktop, I've heard of Tiger Direct and NewEgg for years, and of course everybody knows Amazon.  So, I Googled a bit to see what I found out.

And I saw some positive reviews and some negative reviews.  The comment that stood out, however, was something I could verify on my own.  One person pointed out that while SuperBiiz often has the lowest nominal price, they also seem to always have the highest shipping price.  PCPartpicker tracks shipping prices and lists all parts as a total price: base price minus rebates plus shipping, and compares that final price for you.

But SuperBiiz's shipping price is never listed.  I checked a few different parts that I had been debating, and in every single case where it seemed like SuperBiiz had the cheaper price, once their (often much) higher shipping fee was added in they never had the cheapest price.  Their final price always came out higher than their competitors listed at PCPartpicker.

So caveat emptor.  Manually check the price every time from every vendor, rather than just clicking that "buy" button at PCPartpicker.

 

EDIT:  This also seems to be the case for OutletPC.

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