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AJM-2K4
12-09-2004, 10:25 PM
I'm building a new system and obviously want to buy at the lowest price. Right now I'm looking at eCost for most of my components as they seem to offer the lowest prices. Just wondering if anyone was any experience with eCost.com and if there are better (ie cheaper) ways to obtain new PC parts?

R_Target
12-09-2004, 11:48 PM
I get stuff from zipzoomfly and newegg. SVC is good for fans and what nots. Check out reseller ratings.com before you fork over your ducats to a strange company.

crazyivan1970
12-09-2004, 11:51 PM
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com)

Jagdgeschwader2
12-10-2004, 12:05 AM
In addition to the above try cooler guys as well for cooling components.

www.coolerguys.com (http://www.coolerguys.com)

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

darius779
12-10-2004, 12:57 AM
newegg has never let me down.

Tully__
12-10-2004, 02:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
http://www.magnum-pc.com <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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clayman_52
12-10-2004, 02:31 AM
Ya ... Newegg and Zipzoom (old GG) haven't ever let me down. I've probably built 50+ systems through them. Atacom, Monarch (no sales tax in CA and free shipping at times), MultiWave and Magnum PC have been good to.

Coolerguys though ... man, their the best for accessories and all things fan related. Love those guys.

mortoma
12-10-2004, 08:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AJM-2K4:
I'm building a new system and obviously want to buy at the lowest price. Right now I'm looking at eCost for most of my components as they seem to offer the lowest prices. Just wondering if anyone was any experience with eCost.com and if there are better (ie cheaper) ways to obtain new PC parts? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Man I just sold an Antec 430 watt power supply that had hardly been used to a guy here in the forums. It cost me $105.95 with tax and I sold it to him for almost half of that. I had it posted in here for a while.

I still have eVGA FX 5700 Ultra video card that does not work with my old Asus mobo ( circa 2000 ) and I'm parting with it for about $120.00 if you or anybody is interested. This card is brand new and only been in my sytsem twice for short periods. I bought one from my brother for $200.00, didn't work, talked to eVGA tech support, they couldn't get it to work ( although it worked for my brother perfectly ). And then they decided to send me this brand new one only two weeks ago after I return RMA'd the original.
It's in it's retail box with everything hardware and software-wise that you get when you buy one in a store. Brand new!!!! It still would not work for me but it will work for 99% of the people out there. I just have a weird conflict with this particular card with my mobo!!!

ZG77_Nagual
12-10-2004, 08:07 AM
newegg mostly. Stay away from multi-wave.

Halo_819
12-10-2004, 09:24 AM
Try www.zipzoomfly.com (http://www.zipzoomfly.com) they have great prices and alot of times shipping is free!

musickna
12-10-2004, 09:25 AM
Also NewEgg and ZipZoomFly - mostly NewEgg. Excellent return policy & hassle-free customer service there as well as good prices.

JG51Beolke
12-10-2004, 09:39 AM
www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) and www.frozencpu.com (http://www.frozencpu.com)

Da11en47
12-10-2004, 11:21 AM
www.alphapcstore (http://www.alphapcstore). com free shipping too!

Da11en47
12-10-2004, 11:23 AM
http://store.alphapcstore.com/ ooopss

AJM-2K4
12-10-2004, 01:27 PM
mortoma I think I found your post too late, I sent you a PM yesterday but I guess you've already sold the PSU. As for the 5700, I can't help you there. I'm upgrading to the 915 chipset and will be buying an eVGA 6800GT PCIe if I can find one of the ****ed things (Monarch is backordered until the 29th).

to everyone else, thanks for the links. I'll do some comparison shopping today. I hadn't come across zipzoomfly or magnum-pc yet so hopefully they will come in handy. eCost features Canada Post's borderFree and can guarantee there landing prices which makes things easier for us Canadians. I've been using cooler guys to find information on parts but wasn't considering purchasing through them until I read your glowing reviews http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Thanks again,

Oilburner_TAW
12-10-2004, 04:07 PM
I've used zipzoomfly, newegg, magnum-pc, and monarch. All are great to work with. I would check prices at all places...newegg used to be the best in prices (among established/reputable retailers) but in the last 6 months or so they have been really edging up the prices..so shop around. Also, for cases and monitors, i strongly recommend buying locally. Cases-shipping can kill you (if you find free shipping then no big deal). Monitors-shipping can kill you but more importantly it's nice to be able to take it back to a store for service, etc.. vs having to mail it somewhere (you can run into big $$$$ real quick on warranty work, which always requires that you pay shipping).

good luck..

ps- I would recommend posting on some forums like the ones at arstechnica.com, hardocp.com, and amdmb.com . These are all enthusiast websites and these guys are always on the cutting edge of where the good deals are and more importantly, who the good retailers are.

AJM-2K4
12-10-2004, 04:50 PM
Thanks Oliburner!

Spinnetti
12-10-2004, 07:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by R_Target:
I get stuff from zipzoomfly and newegg. SVC is good for fans and what nots. Check out reseller ratings.com before you fork over your ducats to a strange company. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same choices for me, especially zipzoom... these are my two favorites. May be other good ones, but these are very reliable and provided great service the few times I had problems...