Want to build a computer

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  1. Fred J

    Fred J Guest

    Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    the components? Fred
    Fred J, Nov 14, 2003
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    Mark Guest

    Don't go to FRY's



    "Fred J" <> wrote in message
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    > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > the components? Fred
    >
    >
    Mark, Nov 14, 2003
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  3. Fred J wrote:
    > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > the components? Fred
    >
    >

    Swap meets, eBay, etc. Are you talking about state or the art or just
    'working' components? I've made many of my best buys from state
    surplus-but never anything that's state of the art. I'm talking $5 for a
    15" monitor or a Pentium that might contain an 8GB HD or 8X CD-ROM. If
    you buy in lots you can get them even cheaper-but you're apt to get
    trash mixed with the gems. (I've gotten a lot of 10 Pentium's for $15.
    All had working CD-ROMs, 8 had working HD's-but only 3 were larger than
    4GB.) It's a good source if you like to just 'play around' or to build
    'basic' computers you can sell cheap (most of mine go for $150 or less,
    complete with monitor)-but not if you're looking for performance.
    Calvin Crumrine, Nov 14, 2003
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    mark mandell Guest

    "Fred J" <> wrote in message
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    > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > the components? Fred
    >
    >

    Computer expos like the one I recently attended. But I still wound up
    spending about $600 since they're all new components and fairly decent
    too(i.e., P4 on a MSI motherboard, 256 MB., 80 gig HD, ATI Radeon video
    card, modem, etc.).
    mark mandell, Nov 15, 2003
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    Diehard Guest

    www.pricewatch.com and www.newegg.com


    "Fred J" <> wrote in message
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    > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > the components? Fred
    >
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    Diehard, Nov 15, 2003
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    Michael-NC Guest

    Ditto. Those are the only 2 links you may need.

    "Diehard" <> wrote in message
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    > www.pricewatch.com and www.newegg.com
    >
    >
    > "Fred J" <> wrote in message
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    > > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > > the components? Fred
    > >
    > >

    >
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    Michael-NC, Nov 16, 2003
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    Flagg Guest

    try these guys: http://directron.com/
    "Fred J" <> wrote in message
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    > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > the components? Fred
    >
    >
    Flagg, Nov 16, 2003
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    Night_Seer Guest

    Michael-NC wrote:
    > Ditto. Those are the only 2 links you may need.
    >
    > "Diehard" <> wrote in message
    > news:Fkrtb.1549$...
    >> www.pricewatch.com and www.newegg.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "Fred J" <> wrote in message
    >> news:adatb.36187$...
    >>> Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices
    >>> for the components? Fred


    I am about to put one together, and I only used www.newegg.com, as I
    would rather get everything from one place, and their shipping and
    handling charges are usually VERY cheap (not to mention their product
    pricing is VERY competitive. I've only seen it more expensive on a few
    things, but S&H usually kills the lower price anyways (lots of things at
    newegg are usally free to ship...I got a case for free shipping...A
    CASE!)

    --
    Night_Seer
    Night_Seer, Nov 17, 2003
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  9. Fred J

    Michael-NC Guest

    "Night_Seer" <ecamacho4 at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Michael-NC wrote:
    > > Ditto. Those are the only 2 links you may need.
    > >
    > > "Diehard" <> wrote in message
    > > news:Fkrtb.1549$...
    > >> www.pricewatch.com and www.newegg.com
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Fred J" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:adatb.36187$...
    > >>> Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices
    > >>> for the components? Fred

    >
    > I am about to put one together, and I only used www.newegg.com, as I
    > would rather get everything from one place, and their shipping and
    > handling charges are usually VERY cheap (not to mention their product
    > pricing is VERY competitive. I've only seen it more expensive on a few
    > things, but S&H usually kills the lower price anyways (lots of things at
    > newegg are usally free to ship...I got a case for free shipping...A
    > CASE!)
    >
    > --
    > Night_Seer


    What's better is they will usually take stuff back without a restock charge.
    First class store, all the way. I have a cool free pen and a couple free
    T-shirts from them as well.
    Michael-NC, Nov 18, 2003
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  10. Fred J

    Night_Seer Guest

    Michael-NC wrote:
    > "Night_Seer" <ecamacho4 at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Michael-NC wrote:
    >>> Ditto. Those are the only 2 links you may need.
    >>>
    >>> "Diehard" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:Fkrtb.1549$...
    >>>> www.pricewatch.com and www.newegg.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Fred J" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:adatb.36187$...
    >>>>> Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best
    >>>>> prices for the components? Fred

    >>
    >> I am about to put one together, and I only used www.newegg.com, as I
    >> would rather get everything from one place, and their shipping and
    >> handling charges are usually VERY cheap (not to mention their product
    >> pricing is VERY competitive. I've only seen it more expensive on a
    >> few things, but S&H usually kills the lower price anyways (lots of
    >> things at newegg are usally free to ship...I got a case for free
    >> shipping...A CASE!)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Night_Seer

    >
    > What's better is they will usually take stuff back without a restock
    > charge. First class store, all the way. I have a cool free pen and a
    > couple free T-shirts from them as well.


    You know, I didn't realize they gave away those free tshirts, or I could
    have gotten one...I should pay a little more attention :)

    --
    Night_Seer
    Night_Seer, Nov 18, 2003
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  11. Fred J

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    "Michael-NC" <> wrote in
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    > What's better is they will usually take stuff back without a restock
    > charge. First class store, all the way. I have a cool free pen and a
    > couple free T-shirts from them as well.


    I've got the silver pen, black t-shirt and hat. I want to get the
    thanksgiving desk ornament

    --
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    DeMoN LaG, Nov 18, 2003
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    Eirik Guest

    Calvin Crumrine <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > Fred J wrote:
    > > Would like build my own computer, where could I get the best prices for
    > > the components? Fred
    > >
    > >

    > Swap meets, eBay, etc. Are you talking about state or the art or just
    > 'working' components? I've made many of my best buys from state
    > surplus-but never anything that's state of the art. I'm talking $5 for a
    > 15" monitor or a Pentium that might contain an 8GB HD or 8X CD-ROM. If
    > you buy in lots you can get them even cheaper-but you're apt to get
    > trash mixed with the gems. (I've gotten a lot of 10 Pentium's for $15.
    > All had working CD-ROMs, 8 had working HD's-but only 3 were larger than
    > 4GB.) It's a good source if you like to just 'play around' or to build
    > 'basic' computers you can sell cheap (most of mine go for $150 or less,
    > complete with monitor)-but not if you're looking for performance.


    Have a look at www.guide2-cheap-computers.com <-- you might find some
    interesting reading over there... what to components you can save
    money on and such things...

    ~Eirik
    Eirik, Nov 27, 2003
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