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Build Your Own Computer
jamesJAMESjames Jun-09-01 03:16 PM
Im building my own computer (AMD Athlon) and want to know what the beste website is... So far ive checked out TCcomputers.com but they okay, and neocomputers.com which rocks...but those the only good ones ive found...Please list some links or something...LOL

1. RE: Build Your Own Computer
lbyard Jun-09-01 09:26 PM
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I buy most of my computer parts, etc. from distributors (wholesale); however, when I built the two computers used as examples, etc. for the How to Build Your Own Socket A Athlon or Duron Computer Article (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/1.htm) the cases came from TechStore (http://www.techstore.com/solutions/default.asp) and the motherboards came from Bunta (http://www.bunta.com/). Both vendors shipped promptly and packaged the merchandise properly. The rest of the stuff came from my favorite little distributor (a secret). I also bought some of the parts for the How to build Your Own Athlon Computer (Slot A), from Bunta. One item from Bunta for the Slot A project was defective. Bunta handled the RMA (Returned Merchandise Authorization) in a satisfactory manner. Remember the old adage: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. There is more to choosing a good vendor than the world’s lowest price. Check ‘em out. A search with the vendor’s name on http://www.google.com/ may produce positive or negative reports from other buyers. See http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/buymb/intro.htm for more advice. I hope that helps. Larry

2. RE: Build Your Own Computer
jamesJAMESjames Jun-09-01 09:49 PM
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First off...Any hints to your secret...LOL...Whats the difference between socket a or 7 or whatever?

3. RE: Build Your Own Computer
tockert Jun-14-01 06:00 AM
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I have had good luck getting parts from www.aberdeeninc.com. quality parts, and they let you know if they are in stock. I have also ordered parts from www.compgeeks.com and had good quality from them also. Most of their stuff is older, new overstocks and refurbished things. Cheap prices though. Check prices on www.pricewatch.com to see who has the cheapest prices. I have put three computers together in the past three months and beat the name brand stores by hundreds.

4. RE: Build Your Own Computer
lbyard Jun-14-01 08:34 PM
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I did exactly that when I was shopping for my digital camera... checked pricewatch. I then searched google.com with the vendor names. All of the really cheap ones I checked had terrible reputations to match. Apparently, there are a lot of sleazy outfits in the Internet photography biz. I ended-up buying it from Circuit City (don't say it, please) because in the long run I wanted to put my hands on one before shelling-out $650 (of course, the person in the store didn't know squat about digital cameras). I went back to the Internet to shop and check prices when it was time to buy accessories and paid a little more to get them from cameraworld.com. However, as I have not done anything serious with cameras in about 30 years, I wasn’t sure what I needed and placed the order by phone. The salesrep knew his stuff and did not try to over or undersell me. They had the merchandice in stock, shipped promptly, and packaged the stuff extremely well. Highly recommended. Larry

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