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Postby Tulatin » Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:00 pm

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Postby digum » Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:10 pm

:wink: Enjoy NewEgg while you can. They are like Walmart use to be before Walmart ran everyone else out of buisness. They may be Walmart for all I know. The prices are cheep, delivery is fast and returns go without question, just like Walmart used to be.
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Postby apac » Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:47 pm

I just finished building my machine. I did a lot of price searching on, and then looked at as well to compare prices. I actually got better prices at than at, at least for the parts that I needed. A lot of other things are cheaper at newegg. But check out, they were very easy to deal with, everything was as it was discribed, brand new and factory sealed, and they gave me free 2nd day shipping. Had all my parts 3 days after clicking submit on my order!
Abit IS7
2.4GHz P4
1GB Corsair DDR400
PNY nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 128MB
80GB Western Digital Caviar
160GB x2 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA
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Postby joemc911 » Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:57 pm

Pricewatch is my choice for searching for the best price, but beware that you are reading everything they are advertising. I am currently trying to get a Motherboard/CPU combo and I want an 800 FSB, but the search chooses companies that are selling a mobo capable of 800 but a CPU that is 533 FSB. It's not them trying to scam, but more a limitation of the search engine. Overall you just can't beat it for finding good deals without doing a lot of surfing.

Googlegear is a great retail site that I purchased many pieces for my last system from.
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case
1 x OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
Kingston HyperX 8GB (4x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
LG UH08LS10 Blu-ray Disc Combo Drive
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Postby Ripshod » Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:15 pm

In the UK you can't go wrong with:-
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Postby 2Broke! » Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:22 pm

For cool lookin tower cases try
I currently own the Aspire Turbo X-Dreamer 10-bay Tower Case w/ 350Watt Power Supply, looks great with all the neon case fans and the cold cast cathlode light! Also try and
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Postby Tramp » Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:18 pm

buyxg is ok ... ive used them before .... the problem they have is in the shipping department and getting ahold of them ... if you are in a rush to get the components i would suggest newegg ... however if you don't mind waiting a bit and know EXACTLY what u want ... you can prolly save a few bucks at

btw don't pay for any higher shipping options or for express delivery ... it does not make a difference.
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Postby BIGMAN131307 » Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:43 pm

Black Wolf wrote:Well if you live in the states you have a lot of differnt internet sites to choose from which have very good prices.

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Postby woofers4 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:37 pm

newegg rocks! I have also been very pleased with my dealings with (formerly googlegear)
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Postby bruhthaKuga » Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:55 am

You don't have to put your address, However, if you put your city or state someone may see your request that lives near you and know a place that does have good prices. I live in NJ and there is a Computer Junk Yard where you can get some things cheap if you haggle good.
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