Any better sites then ebuyer for buying pc parts

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Found 29th Mar 2008
decided i may as well spend £150 on parts and build my own pc then buy the one off aria

i managed to get a complete pc for £150 delivered off ebuyer

should mention i dont need a cd or dvd drive and i dont need a hard drive or mouse or keyboard

any links or suggestions be great
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In my opinion ebuyer are just about the best overall when it comes to component prices.You may get a few quid off a certain part from another site,but when you factor in delivery costs etc,it often still works out cheaper to buy from the one place with the free delivery that ebuyer do.

Over the last few years we have built(when I say we I mean my OH!) 4 pc's for ourselves and 2 for other people and the parts always came from ebuyer,except for the odd item,such as a particular graphics card that they did not sell.
If eBuyer is offering you the best bang for the buck as the Americans say, go with them. You should be comparing them with places like, Aria, Scan, Dabs, CCL, Planet Micro, PC Nextday, Tekheads and Overclockers though - oh and Saverstore.

Personally I usually use Aria and Scan the most. Not sure why, but they seem the most tech savvy to me, and that is a quality I like.
You could try going to a computer fair, there are loads of them all over the country. There are usually 50 or 60 stands (depending on the fair) selling all sorts of computer parts

See MicroMart magazine for a full list, micromart.co.uk/

They do list some on the Micromart site but not sure how up to date the list is
micromart.co.uk/sho…ts/

I go to these people below a lot, as I live in the Midlands, although they do shows in London and the North:
theshowguide.co.uk/

These fairs usually cost a couple of pounds to get in, but you can easily save that by buying a couple of things. The stands sell motherboards, hard disks, CPUs, memory, graphics card, network devices, PC cases, printers, printer paper, media (blank DVDs and CDs) and much much more.
thanks for your help guy's
Novatech is another good place to get pc parts from.
PhearFactor;1796995

If eBuyer is offering you the best bang for the buck as the Americans … If eBuyer is offering you the best bang for the buck as the Americans say, go with them. You should be comparing them with places like, Aria, Scan, Dabs, CCL, Planet Micro, PC Nextday, Tekheads and Overclockers though - oh and Saverstore.



To this list (which is grea :thumbsup:t, although personally I would never use saverstore), I would add ]Kustom PCs and [URL="www.novatech.co.uk/"]Novatech[/URL]. Also, depending on what you are wanting to buy, it can also be worth checking out the likes of Amazon and Play, etc. as sometimes they have stuff at competitive prices, especially when you take delivery into account.
all i want is the following maybe someone can recommend a kit
cpu
case
psu (or case with an inbuilt psu)
memory
mobo
not sure if i need anything else
if you live anywhere near manchester or are visting it soon go to aria i think there are the cheapest if you can COLLECT
i managed to build one with the bits above that you needed for £94 from them (+£9 del if you cant collect)
MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 MOTHERBOARD #25643 £ 22.95 £ 22.95
Corsair 1GB PC2-4200 Value Select #23536 £ 12.75 £ 12.75
Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200 1.6GHz (Retail 775) #30241 £ 29.65 £ 29.65
Arianet Syphon MIDI case #27733 £ 14.92 £ 14.92

VAT £ 14.05
Total £94.32

Shipping £ 9.20
was the above specs from aria m8 thats not bad so id just need a psu and maybe a better case
nope the case includes a 400W PSU and yes its aria + the case aint that bad
can i search for all the above just by using the numbers
should be able to use the # no.
my brother built his PC using mostly ebuyer and [url]www.dabs.com[/url] . He struggled to get an antistatic mat for a while though and had to go to ebay in the end for that
LOL.... been building comps for years and NEVER USED AN ANTISTATIC MAT!!!!

never damaged anything etc....
Can anyone recommend a very quiet psu 350w or higher as cheap as possible ?
jackt010;1797544

LOL.... been building comps for years and NEVER USED AN ANTISTATIC … LOL.... been building comps for years and NEVER USED AN ANTISTATIC MAT!!!!never damaged anything etc....



How do you know ? ;-)
hmmm cos nothing has gone boom.... errored randomly etc...... except my brain
jackt010;1797716

hmmm cos nothing has gone boom.... errored randomly etc...... except my … hmmm cos nothing has gone boom.... errored randomly etc...... except my brain



So what are you saying, your very lucky or that we don't need to use anti static straps etc?
nightswimmer;1797068

To this list I would add ]Kustom PCs and … To this list I would add ]Kustom PCs and [URL="www.novatech.co.uk/"]Novatech[/URL].



I'd second Kustom PCs, also have a look at ]Komplett
i personaly say that u dont need antistatic mats as long as ur not wearing socks n' rubbing them up and down the carpet!!! just act noramlly and its fine.... i normally do the pc upgrades on my bed with no problems
jackt010;1797092

MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 MOTHERBOARD #25643 £ 22.95 £ 22.95 Corsair … MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 MOTHERBOARD #25643 £ 22.95 £ 22.95 Corsair 1GB PC2-4200 Value Select #23536 £ 12.75 £ 12.75 Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200 1.6GHz (Retail 775) #30241 £ 29.65 £ 29.65 Arianet Syphon MIDI case #27733 £ 14.92 £ 14.92 VAT £ 14.05 Total £94.32 Shipping £ 9.20



Okay, your going to need to add some sort of visual output to that, like a PCI-E graphics card because the motherboard doesn't have on-board graphics as far as I can see.

The Intel Celeron is really a bobbins chip, spend £10 more and get an E21* series Pentium Dual-Core like this: ebuyer.com/pro…248, much better bang for the buck.

Personally I always use a good quality case and PSU in builds. Although it may not seem necessary it is just as important as any other component. A case using 120mm fans is best for silence, and a PSU that is branded also comes in handy because they are less likely to blow up on you heh.

- edit -

Personally I would go for something like this:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/phearfactor/speceb1s.jpg

Although I have only added 1GB of memory, I was working to you £150 budget. Personally I would get 2GB as most people will be using Vista by next year and Vista works so much faster with another 1GB. It is about £12 more. The motherboard has on-board VGA with an additional HDMI output. The case and PSU is basic, but comes with the fans included and the power supply is fully compliant with your motherboards needs. Last but no means least, the processor. It is a good processor, you can over-clock them quite a lot also, which you may or may not look into in the future hehe.
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