Where do you buy your PC build parts?

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  1. Posts : 34
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    My usual go-to places are Amazon and B&H Photo. I've also gotten parts in the past from Newegg and Staples. I bought my latest part, a data center SSD, from TigerDirect.
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  2. Posts : 2,469
    Windows 10
       #12

    Newegg Microcenter
    I would post the add that prompted me to upgrade to 13th gen but will refrain......due to forum rules
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  3. TV2
    Posts : 2,221
    W10 Pro 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #13

    OvenMaster said:
    My usual go-to places are Amazon and B&H Photo. I've also gotten parts in the past from Newegg and Staples. I bought my latest part, a data center SSD, from TigerDirect.
    Yes Yes. Tiger Direct. That was the site I was thinking of in my 1st post, not Directron. Directron is pretty much defunct now.
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  4. TV2
    Posts : 2,221
    W10 Pro 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #14

    solarstarshines said:
    Newegg Microcenter
    I would post the add that prompted me to upgrade to 13th gen but will refrain......due to forum rules
    Yes, I'm working on a Z790 rig now. I'll check them out. Thanks.
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  5. Posts : 2,469
    Windows 10
       #15

    TV2 said:
    Yes, I'm working on a Z790 rig now. I'll check them out. Thanks.
    I'm using a Z690 Tuff thinking to myself should of gotten a better board...but it works
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  6. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
       #16

    I choose some configurations I like online, print them out, and then bring them to the nearest large computer store with technicians. Then I strike a deal with the shop owner, offering to buy everything from his store in exchange for building the rig. If there's an additional cost for labor and it's low enough, I'll accept it as long as all warranties are honored, and I can bring the PC back to them in case there are any defects, etc.

    From there, they go over the configurations, make a few adjustments to avoid any incompatibilities, etc., then build the machine. If the store is not far away, then it's not difficult for me to bring it back for any replacements, repairs, and upgrades.

    In general, I noted the ff.

    1. Midline CPU, graphics card, and motherboard, especially if there's a nice promo and the higher-ed ones are too costly compared to performance; also, more than enough from the power supply to handle even upgrades, and which should be of good quality;

    2. Enough space and lots for upgrades, such as additional drives, more memory, or a new graphics card;

    3. A casing with lots of space to keep the system cool and clean, makes it easier to remove and replace parts, more than enough USB slots above, in front, and at the back, enough grids for fans (and even things like removable magnetic filters outside grids) and all-in-one maintenance-free cooling systems for those in the tropics; and

    4. SSD for the OS, apps, and data, and at least one hard drive for anything else.
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  7. Posts : 19,883
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.2546 (x64) [22H2]
       #17

    TV2 said:
    Yes Yes. Tiger Direct. That was the site I was thinking of in my 1st post, not Directron. Directron is pretty much defunct now.


    Avoid Tiger Direct! Quite a few years ago they got busted repeatedly for remarking components and just general underhandedness.
    Now, they may have cleaned up their act, but who really knows.
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  8. Posts : 19,883
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.2546 (x64) [22H2]
       #18

    solarstarshines said:
    I'm using a Z690 Tuff thinking to myself should of gotten a better board...but it works


    TUF boards are very good 6 layer boards. In short... quality boards.
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  9. Posts : 7,425
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #19

    In the UK often Amazon and a few other suppliers like Ebuyer
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  10. Posts : 10,647
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #20

    My absolute go-to supplier is Scan (UK).
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