questionswhat's the best place to buy computer parts?

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Newegg and Tigerdirect both have good deals. I also check out prices at ComputerGeeks. I've built quite a few over the years, but lately complete systems are reasonably priced if you shop around. It used to be fun building my own, but I've gotten old and lazy! Sometimes a complete system off the shelf is hard to find without paying an arm and a leg if you're looking for a super computer - just depends on your needs/requirements.

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The best place to buy your new Intel CPU is Microcenter. If you have one near you, their in store price beats pretty much every e-tailer.

I'm a huge NewEgg fan, though. Pretty much everything else comes from there when I'm building a new machine for myself. I did discover a new place to look for stuff recently - http://3btech.net/ - they have posted a few good deals here recently and I did my normal background check on them (resellerratings, etc) and they have a great reputation. I haven't bought anything from them yet, but I'm sure I will eventually.

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Usually what I do is go to newegg for reviews, but check other sites like amazon, tigerdirect, frys, and etc. for the same part since I might be able to save on some taxes.

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I agree with @ojulius, TigerDirect and Newegg was my answer.

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@oahceasgnikgneas: Yep, if you can get free shipping and pay no sales tax, you can save some money if your talking about a big dollar purchase. And even if you do have to pay for shipping, shipping can be a lot less than what you would pay in sales tax.

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I used Tiger Direct until I moved and had to pay tax then switched to Newegg but I also buy from mwave and buy.com every now and again.

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@durkzilla: I discovered them (3bTech) about a couple of years ago, had an issue with a motherboard and they replaced it right away. Very happy with their customer service.

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I'm sour of Newegg. I recognize that they have good deals, but their return policy is not very good. I bought a new router from them, received it, and discovered that it didn't work.

I had to pay return shipping and a restocking fee.

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Thanks for all the suggestions, this has helped me out too! I've been looking for repair parts for my Acer laptop, and now I think I can actually find what I'm looking for! http://www.acerparts.ca

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