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    Where to buy Components / PC's / Laptops

    Last Updated: 30/03/2012

    Ok, so I've noticed that alot of posts are from users who don't really know where they can buy hardware. Or which sites/stores are reliable.

    Below I will attempt to compile a list of sites that you should be able to buy from without worrying "Am I actually going to get my items delivered?" or "Am I paying a reasonable price?"


    Please feel free to post comments on sites, or additional ones that aren't listed.

    Comparison sites:
    http://www.PriceRunner.co.uk - England

    http://www.pricewatch.com - USA

    http://www.hardware.no - Norwegian (for those of us who don't understand the pupose of .no tld's :P)

    http://www.tweakers.net - Netherlands

    http://www.shopbot.ca - Canadian Shopbot

    http://www.edbpriser.dk - Denmark

    http://www.getprice.com.au - Austrailian comparison site

    http://geizhals.at/deutschland - This site initially comes from Austria. A lot of other sites that provide price comparisons, actually use this site's database

    http://www.myshopping.com.au - Austrailian comparison site. Includes reviews of retailers/webstores.

    http://www.Hintaseuranta.fi <- Finnish comparison site.



    Wholesale:
    http://www.milkhoneyland.com - Ships from China to: US, UK, AUS, Europe

    http://www.wholesaledeals.co.uk - British, online.

    http://www.wholesalepages.co.uk - British wholesale directory listing.

    http://www.dealextreme.com - Poor quality, but cheap, for alot of simple stuff the quality is more than sufficient


    Direct Sites:
    Austraila:

    http://www.mwave.com.au

    http://dicksmith.com.au/computers - Retail store, retail prices.

    http://www.msy.com.au/default.jsp - (7 day return policy). Ok range, best prices.

    http://www.cpl.net.au - Similar to MSY they are a factory(?) outlet, range is considerably better then MSY but prices are generally high if not the same.

    http://www.oo.com.au - Austrailian version of Argos. (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

    http://www.techbuy.com.au - (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

    http://www.pcmarket.com.au - (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

    http://www.computeronline.com.au - (unvetted, require customer feedback?)

    http://www.centrecom.com.au

    http://www.pccasegear.com.au

    http://www.scorptec.com.au/ - great range, good prices and are a great store in general.
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    Canada:
    http://www.ncix.com or http://www.ncix.ca

    http://www.newegg.ca

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca

    http://www.Canadacomputers.com - Has stores.

    http://www.Dazmode.com - Watercooling products (though that's all they do).

    http://www.Memoryexpress.com - They have 3 shops based in Calgary 2 in Edmonton 1 in BC and 1 in Winnipeg. Competitive pricing and will ship anywhere in Canada.

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    Germany:
    http://www.alternate.de -

    http://www.amazon.de

    http://www.mindfactory.de

    http://www.notebooksbilliger.de - Mainly notebooks but also has a lot of computer parts.

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    Denmark:
    http://www.komplett.dk

    http://www.Edbpriser.dk

    http://www.topdata.dk (if you want it prebuilt)

    http://www.pixmania.dk - Ships to Europe

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    Greenland:

    http://mdc-data.mamutweb.com/ <- Laptops, games, phones, expensive brands, printers, prebuilt's (But no hardware reasonably priced)
    http://www.grc.gl/ <-- TV's, Apple computers/phones (sigh), cameras, phones.
    http://kontorforsyningen.net46.net/ PC Games (very little sort, Mw1 is still listed as one of the newest games), monitors, pre-built computers, printers.

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    Finland:
    http://www.jimms.fi - Speciality gear like watercooling bits and dual GPU cards available on order. Half of the webshop is parts that are long sold out or not yet released so pay attention to delivery estimates (which are usually correct).

    http://www.multitronic.fi

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com - Usually cheapest option, well stocked meaning fast delivery. Sells also all kinds of tech gizmos and toys. Big physical stores around the country for walking in and browsing.

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    Ireland:
    www.Komplette.ie

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    Netherlands:
    http://www.cdromland.nl --> ships to NL/Belgium

    http://www.alternate.nl --> ships to NL/Belgium

    http://www.afuture.nl --> ships to NL

    http://www.komplett.nl --> ships to NL

    http://www.mycom.nl

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    Norway:
    http://www.komplett.no

    http://www.mpx.no

    http://www.Netshop.no

    http://www.Multicom.no - Only G.Skill reseller in Norway

    http://www.Dustinhome.se - Swedish site, ships to Norway

    http://www.PS.no

    http://www.Prisjakt.no - ships from sweden


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    Sweden:
    http://www.komplett.se

    http://www.inet.se

    http://www.webhallen.com

    http://www.dustinhome.se

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    United Arab Emirates:

    http://gear-up.me

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    United Kingdom:
    http://www.Novatech.co.uk - Great value, Great support, Free Lifetime Technical Support, Fast Delivery
    Delivers to: Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Austria. See for prices: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/hddeliverychargeseu.html
    Free delivery with 50+ constructive forum posts

    http://www.Overclockers.co.uk - Great Value, Easy to use, Customisable

    http://www.Amazon.co.uk - Well known, Fast Delivery, light on technical info
    Delivers to: Worldwide see: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...odeId=11072981 for details.

    http://www.Dabs.com

    http://www.CCLOnline.co.uk

    http://www.Maplin.co.uk - Well Known, lots of stores in all major cities.

    http://www.Play.com - Cheap
    Delivers to: Only deliveres DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, games, books, clothing and sports equipment outside the UK. See http://www.play.com/Help.html?page=del#jump-ec for details.

    http://www.Ebuyer.co.uk - Usually very cheap, poor customer service.

    http://www.Currys.co.uk - Same company as PCWorld and Dixons. Overpriced, but lots of stores.

    http://www.Aria.co.uk - Awesome website for components and custom built pc's, Their gaming Pc's get featured on overclockers and usually get awesome reviews, They overclock all their systems for free aswell

    http://www.scan.co.uk

    http://www.bestbuy.co.uk

    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk - Free delivery with 50+ constructive forum posts

    http://www.cyberpowersystems.co.uk - Typical estimated delivery within 14 working days. Order status likely to stay on "Accounting - Pass" for 10 of them, Imports from US, so laptops will have a US keyboard.


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    United States:
    http://www.NewEgg.com

    http://www.ncix.com or http://www.ncix.us- the success from NCIX-canada carries on to the US!

    http://www.Amazon.com

    http://sagernotebook.com - U.S Laptop site. They work very well.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com

    http://www.frozencpu.com

    http://www.xoxide.com

    http://www.microcenter.com - Also have alot of stores if you dont wanna wait to order.

    http://www.frys.com

    http://www.falcon-nw.com - High end prebuilt custom pc's for people who dont trust a normal builder.

    http://www.xoticpc.com - For high end prebuilt towers and laptops. nice to compare pricing.

    http://directron.com - Can have some good prices, and some cool customization options


    Remember when ordering from a site not local to your country that your delivery may also be subject to customs charges, which the site has no control over, and which must be borne by you.
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    http://sagernotebook.com/ U.S Laptop site. I have a sub $1000 laptop and my friend just got his $3500 gaming laptop. They work very well.

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    http://www.tigerdirect.com/
    ON the US side of things.

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    Komplett.se as listed
    http://www.inet.se
    http://www.webhallen.com
    http://www.dustinhome.se

    All for general tech stuff. Complete pre-built or just single parts. Or TV's or whatever. Listing the most obvious ones.
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    After 15 years of building custom pc's i can vouch for alot of sites.

    www.zipzoomfly.com
    www.frozencpu.com
    www.xoxide.com
    www.microcenter.com <---also have alot of stores if you dont wanna wait to order.
    www.frys.com
    www.falcon-nw.com <--high end prebuilt custom pc's for people who dont trust a normal builder.
    http://www.xoticpc.com/ for high end prebuilt towers and laptops. nice to compare pricing.

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    Has anyone tried buying a pc or laptop or various components through ASDA, Wal-Mart or any of the main supermarkets? (I know they occasionally have the odd good deal but yeah never done it)
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    What do people think about ordering components from outside your own country? Especially in europe area (Finland). Was wondering shall it be worth it in case you get damaged or broken parts and have to return them (how does it work, does it work at all and do you have to pay for the process?).

    Any good sites that ship over europe with competitive prices? http://www.Novatech.co.uk, for example, seems to be shipping to Finland for £31.00 delivery fee up to 31,5kg, which to me sounds quite reasonable. Any clue of what would be the total weight of components for a complete system (without peripherals), say, including one hdd and an ssd?
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    tweakers.net/pricewatch/
    Dutch comparison site. With links to most online stores and prices updated daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    What do people think about ordering components from outside your own country? Especially in europe area (Finland). Was wondering shall it be worth it in case you get damaged or broken parts and have to return them (how does it work, does it work at all and do you have to pay for the process?).

    Any good sites that ship over europe with competitive prices? http://www.Novatech.co.uk, for example, seems to be shipping to Finland for £31.00 delivery fee up to 31,5kg, which to me sounds quite reasonable. Any clue of what would be the total weight of components for a complete system (without peripherals), say, including one hdd and an ssd?
    It will of course differ from one order to the next.
    ------------------------------To come-----------------------
    Typical/Approximate weights for each component are as follows:
    CPU:
    Mobo:
    GPU:
    Fan/Heatsink:
    HDD:
    RAM:
    Case:
    ------------------------------To come-----------------------
    I know Novatech will pay for shipping costs everywhere they ship too for returns/repairs IF the problem is NOT a user error. (Most decent stores will do this, they value customer satisfaction (IE: Repeat custom) more than the cost of shipping) Their live chat is also very useful in this respect.

    I shouldn't imagine that a complete tower would weigh more than 20kg. Certainly not more than 28kg.

    As for ordering outside your own country, usually I wouldn't reccomend it, you get all sorts of issues like power compatability (especially when ordering from the U.S) Fortunatly within the EU most companies provide both UK and EU standard power connectors, but if you feel its nesercery, then make sure its from a company that isn't prone to problems in their own country at least. (Fortunatly Novatech is one of those that has a very good reputation, and is very helpful.)
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    pixmania.com? Also, hardware.no is a good site for Norwegians trying to find low prices for specific parts, or finding if specific parts exist at all anymore.

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    For the UK, Ebuyer, Novatech, and Scan are probably the best ones.

    Nice list, will make it simpler for people who don't already know where to get good deals

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    Denmark:

    Komplett.dk
    Edbpriser.dk
    topdata.dk (if you want it prebuilt)
    pixmania.dk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    tweakers.net/pricewatch/
    Dutch comparison site. With links to most online stores and prices updated daily.
    Pretty much the best site if you are dutch. Also, if you make an account you can make a wishlist with the components you want, and the site will calculate the cheapest way to buy (could be 1 or multiple shops, it will have a filter if you want it at 1 shop or want it shipped or picked up etc etc )

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    Norway - NO

    Netshop.no

    Multicom.no - Only G.Skill reseller in Norway

    Dustinhome.se - Swedish site, ships to Norway

    PS.no
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    Aria.co.uk

    Awesome website for components and custom built pc's

    Their gaming Pc's get featured on overclockers and usually get awesome reviews

    They overclock all their systems for free aswell

    U.K based btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    pixmania.com? Also, hardware.no is a good site for Norwegians trying to find low prices for specific parts, or finding if specific parts exist at all anymore.
    I haven't listed Pixmania (UK) as I've previously had a bad experience with them, First they got the order wrong, then they took another month to send out the correct component, now they just spam my inbox with email that just gets deleted within 3 seconds of seeing the "From:". Unless more than 2 people tell me otherwise I won't be reccomending them.
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    http://directron.com/ Another US
    Can have some good prices, and some cool customization options
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    add http://www.pricewatch.com/ as a compartison site.

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