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Postby kingofheck on Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:35 pm

This is kind of off-topic, but maybe you folks could help me:

Does anyone have any recommendations as to where to buy
various hard-to-find parts for PC's? I am looking for things like:
PCI brackets, Drive cages, Drive screws, Port adapters (like
parallel to centronics), etc.

I found alot of places by searching with google, but most of these
places seem to be too small to be listed in the usual review/ratings
sites. I would like your opinions as to what places are good, reliable,
have fair pricing, etc.

Thanks for your input!

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Postby burninfool on Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:44 pm

www.tigerdirect.com
www.outpost.com
Do you live near a Fry's?
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:00 pm

Do you live in the LA area? There are always a couple of vendors at this event that carry those type items.

Hey, TCAS, do you ever go to these. I go to the ones in Costa Mesa every couple of months.

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Postby TheWizard on Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:38 am

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Postby Justin42 on Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:47 am

Fry's if you need it locally (although lately I've been having iffy luck with stuff.. I had to find a TINY fan for a drive enclosure and Fry's only had 1 on the shelf hidden in the wrong section, maybe was a fluke but scary if you can't find something there! ;) )...

I've had good luck with Cyberguys (www.cyberguys.com). They have all sorts of random things. Shipping kind of screws up any REAL cheap stuff (if you need a $2 cable, expect to pay $10 after shipping and tax [in CA]) but if you NEED it they probably have it...
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Thanks for the help guys!

Postby kingofheck on Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:19 pm

Thank you for your opinions! :D

burninfool & CowboySlim:
I live on the east coast, so I'm pretty much stuck
with CompUSA and RadioShack.
I don't think there's a Fry's around here...

burninfool:
I'm not a big fan of TigerDirect and their shipping is a little expensive.
I checked out Outpost, but they don't have everything I'm looking for;
but thanks for your input...

TheWizard:
I'm so behind the times;
I've been reluctant to go on EBay (I don't quite trust it...)

Justin42:
CyberGuys looks pretty good; I'll give them a try. Thanks!
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:11 pm

If you want small parts, screw kits, gender changers, etc., my best results have always come from this place...

http://www.cyberguys.com/

Cyberguys has usually had the hard-to-find stuff. I wouldn't buy PC parts like vid cards or mainboards from them, but for hard-to-find SCSI cables, adapters, and wires, I've gone with them.

Other notable places for hard-to-find parts include Ebay. Ebay isn't a place you can't trust, it's some of the sellers. Know what you're looking for, what its true value is (so you don't get ganked) and the record of the buyers and sellers you do business with, and you'll be fine. I've been on Ebay since 1998, and managed to avoid issue.
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Postby Ian on Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:39 pm

LoneWolf wrote:If you want small parts, screw kits, gender changers, etc., my best results have always come from this place...

http://www.cyberguys.com/



I was going to suggest them as well. They have all kinds of stuff.
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Postby kingofheck on Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:05 pm

Ian wrote:
LoneWolf wrote:If you want small parts, screw kits, gender changers, etc., my best results have always come from this place...

http://www.cyberguys.com/



I was going to suggest them as well. They have all kinds of stuff.


Well, since many folks recommended CyberGuys,
I placed my order with them. As expected, the
shipping was kind of high since I'm on the east coast.
Everthing went smoothly, except one item was
damaged on arrival. They said they will replace it,
and not to worry about sending back the damaged part.
OK! =D> Thanks again guys!
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