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Old 08-01-2001, 01:40 AM
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OFF TOPIC - Anyone got a connection for computer equipment

Dear fellow MBers -
Can anyone help a poor doctoral candidate with the purchase of a new computer? - No im not asking for money, but rather if anyone has any connections or sources for getting parts cheap.
Im trying to narrow down what I want, but i think im gonna go with the AMD athlon - 1.2ghz with the 266 fsb seems about the best price point.

Anyway - not to ramble - if you can help out, I'd really appreciate it. You can reach me at gja@optonline.net directly, or reply here, whatever is more convienient for you-

Best Wishes and take care,
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Old 08-01-2001, 02:20 AM
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Your best bet is to look at the "hot deals" forum at <www.anandtech.com>. Most of the "techies" there swear by www.newegg.com Great service and prices.
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Check out the auctions for dot coms that have gone belly up. Their very new stuff is going for a song, at least here in Silicon Valley.
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Old 08-01-2001, 05:53 PM
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Try the following link - they've always got good deals.

http://www.computoredge.com/
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Old 08-01-2001, 07:05 PM
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whatever you do, use www.resellerratings.com to read what people have experienced with online computer places.

I have used www.buy.com tens of times without incident. I have also used www.mwave.com and have not been able to beat their prices and service anywhere.

When you build, go for the Asus motherboard. I haven't heard one issue with them and peripheral stuff.

I had some trouble with my ABIT KT7A-RAID board and SB Live!, and ethernet card, and my HP printer.
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Old 08-01-2001, 10:10 PM
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Check these guys out, they heve some great deals on used 500mhz gateways and dells. ask for Ed.


http://www.mwcopier.com
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Hi George:

Try Tiger Direct. I have had good luck with them in the past. They are a very large mail order outfit. Thier address is www.tigerdirect.com

They have some wonderful deals at times. Now is a good time to purchase, memory prices are really low. Throw a lot of memory at it and it will run better.

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