Buying a Desktop

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  1. Bzevey

    Bzevey New Member

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    What are some good websites to create a desktop from parts or have the system put togethor and fuck dell, hp, and all those other shit computers
     
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  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I Second the newegg link.

    Probably the safest site to purchase from, and good prices.
    Don't make the mistake of saving a few bucks from
    someplace else, you could wind up regretting it.
     
  4. Bzevey

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    I purchased my last computer 4 years ago damn near from Cyberpowerinc.com and its still running today but i want to turn that into my server and have a new desktop..plus i have a good running laptop
     
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    I have a computer tech diploma now working on a graphical design degree so will need something farely nice
     
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    If you can build your own.. I'll be the third to tell you newegg.com

    Some other sites:
    zipzoomfly, tigerdirect.

    I highly recommend newegg though.
     
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    I personally love zipzoomfly, have spent several thousand there and never regretted it.


    I alternate between it and Newegg, depending on what gives me the better deal.
     
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    Newegg :bigthumb:
    TigerDirect :down:
     
  9. JaJae

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    I use zip a lot as well. I don't have to pay tax on zipzoomfly. Newegg has a warehouse in NJ so I get hit for 6%. It makes zipzoomfly cheaper on just about most items for me.

    They ship just as fast and often have better deals. Their site is just a pain in the ass. And I've personally dealt with newegg customer service on numerous occassions and it makes it more than worthwhile to go to newegg if it's gonna cost me a dollar or two on my order.

    I've spent a total of $10,000k plus on newegg and probably $2k plus on zip for both personal and business. For business I always go with newegg.
     
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    I've ordered from zipzoomfly and was happy. I've never used zipzoomfly customer service, however.

    Newegg, however, has HORRIBLE customer service. I hate those bastards.
     
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    Hah, I've called them numerous times and loved them.

    I ordered once and my shipping address didn't match my credit card address and so they didn't ship. I called them. They apologized and said they had to verify. While I was on the phone with them they put my camera out on the next truck for delivery. They refunded my 2.99 rush shipment fee and got it to me sooner than if they hadn't had the problem with the credit card. This was when the clearly marked it on their site that they don't ship to addresses not on the credit card. I thought I had changed my address to my school address before I ordered so it was my fault.

    I was very happy with their service when I talked to them. I've called them about 3 times I'd say and each time I was pleased.

    I RMA'd an item to Zip. It went smoothly was done through only e-mail. No phone. Followed their simple guidelines and got refunded quickly.
     
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    I will agree that Zip's site is a PITA. If you're trying to browse offerings in a certain price range, without knowing exactly what you're looking for, it can be a pain.

    It's especially true when I get a relative calling me and asking me to upgrade their computer, or build them a new one, and just give me a general price range. For that, I usually just browse newegg, see what's out there, check benchmarks and read reviews and talk with people who have had the products, and then check the price on Zip.

    Usually the price difference isn't negligible, but I've saved $100+ on individual products before due to specials and the like.
     
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    I do the same thing. I often feel bad using newegg's layout and database and then sending my business elsewhere.
     
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    :hsugh: letting your personal experience influence others decisions again eh?
     
  15. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Those guys have a good rep too, and some great deals on complete computers.
    But if you're looking to build it yourself, newegg is it.
    Ewiz.com also has a great rating, but newegg is better in my experience.
    I've had ewiz make a pretty stupid mistake on me, so I'm cautious with them now.
     
  16. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've had to use their customer service a couple of times, and
    it went very smoothly. I recently purchased 2gb of memory,
    only to change directions on the build I was doing.
    They took the memory back and gave me a full refund, no hassles at all.
     
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    read the fucking first post, dipshit. He *ASKED* for opinions.
     
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    I had an issue with NewEgg and trying to get a video card RMAed. On one side, they were telling me the RMA # was 100% valid, yet the other department actually in charge of proccessing my refund saying it wasn't. It took them probably 2 weeks to finally get it sorted out.

    I've had other, decent, experiences with their customer support, though.
     
  19. JaJae

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    Just used zipzoomfly customer service.

    I ordered a part over a week ago. The website showed it in stock when I placed my order. I waited a week and it was showing my order was still processing so I called. Did the whole wait on the line forever thing quite a few times and left a couple messages when it sent me to their voice mail.

    I called this morning 10 minutes after they opened and spoke with the operator. She looked up my order for me with a disgruntled tone. After hearing her one finger type my order number into the computer for about 10 seconds (8 key strokes) she told me the part was discontinued.

    Nobody returned my two voice mails and the person I talked to wasn't very pleasent nor did she seem very capable of doing her job. Let's just say I'm a little annoyed. I would have had this part almost a week ago if I ordered from newegg and paid the extra few dollars.
     
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    newegg is good
     
  21. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You know with most people, you might think that the name
    Jollyogre would be an oxymoron....:rolleyes:
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    Once again, the thread stops making sense when Emmet and Jolly notice each other from across the forum. It's kinda like Crips and Bloods busting out their glocks and shooting at each other in the middle of an otherwise enjoyable block party.

    Which is to say...this particular argument isn't even intelligible, much less reasonable. Best I can tell is, Emmet noticed that once again Jolly posted the one dissenting opinion in the whole thread, which while justified is still far too stereotypical for comfort, and got all up on Jolly's janx about it. It bugged me too, but at least I had the resignation to say "fuck it."
     
  23. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well, I can't speak for Jolly, but I can say that
    this is purely ball busting on my part.
    I meant for my comment to be fairly funny, in an ironic sort of way.
    And I thought it was.
     

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