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Thread: Cheapest US shop For PC Components?

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    Hi all,

    Who is the cheapest US online vender for PC components in the US? I found and they seem to be the cheapest around. Where you you guys buy your components from?

    These are the specs that I'm going to buy this week,

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+

    BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC 512 MB GDDR3 PCIe Graphics Card

    Thermaltake VA8000SWA Armour Aluminium Super Tower - Silver

    Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard

    Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache

    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Silver)

    ThermalRight XP-90C (Socket 754/939/478) Heatsink

    Mushkin 2GB DDR XP4000 Redline Extreme Performance Dual Channel Kit (2x1GB)

    Thermaltake W0049RUC PurePower ATX 2.01/EPS SLI 680W Power Supply

    Do these specs look good to you?

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Newegg. But use to find out specifically for your parts. Although I wouldn't spread my business around too much. Maybe 2 shops at most. Don't forget to add in s&h. And if the shops in your state tax will be added.

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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    wtf? you win the lottery or somethin?

    nice lookin, but let clocker give you some advice about the RAM
    can't remember what the issue was with those gigastix, but you may be better w/ 4x512MB

    nice HDD, I have one myself
    S.M.A.R.T. reports mine as hotter than hell (50-53C)
    but thermistors report it as just fine (30-33C)
    so don't have a coronary, as I did, if you install Everest and it reports a meltdown

    haven't actually been up close & personal with Thermaltake PSUs
    me likes Antec

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Please disregard the following paragraph.
    Apparently Mushkin has replaced the power whore EPs with a less demanding version.

    Is yours the Mushkin designed to run at 3+ volts?
    If so,make sure the motherboard supports the higher RAM voltages.
    I think Mushkin also asks for active memory cooling with these.

    I've never tried the stuff (athough the DFI board does offer the increased volts) so I've no idea if they are great or not.
    Last edited by clocker; 01-10-2006 at 09:51 PM.
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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    pricewatch can get unsiderable results sometimes. I remember looking for a ATI Radeon 9500 Pro about 4 years ago and the 9500 Pro links kept going to pages with "9500" or "9500 Pro off brands with half the pixel pipelines".
    I was looking for an official ATI Retail 9500 Pro and never found one untill I used Newegg.

    That reminds me, computer price changes are annoying. I spent $200 on that puppy then, and now we are here 4 years later and you can find em for $50) $300 can get ya a card 6 times faster too.
    Last edited by Wolfmight; 01-17-2006 at 12:25 AM.

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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    fry's (if there's a store near u)

    and there's always ebay

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121
    Hi all,

    Who is the cheapest US online vender for PC components in the US?
    Shopping by price alone can be a big mistake.
    In case of a problem, after sales service becomes important also.
    RMA policies, speed of order processing and physical condition* of the parts are all intangibles that matter at least as much as price alone.
    Newegg is excellent, as is Performance-pcs...I'm sure there are others but I've not dealt with them personally (Tiger Direct, Monarch, etc.)

    *One of our distributors is notorious for shipping parts that look like they crossed the ocean in the bilge of the ship...crumpled/flattened boxes, visible water marks and the like.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg


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