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Old 09-28-2015, 05:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Places to get parts Thread.

Hears a site that has a good reputation hear in the UK but its expensive. Excellent customer service but its supposed to be a nightmare to return too.

Award winning supplier, performance hardware & systems - Scan.co.uk
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Every one knows E-Bay, Amazon, Geeks, Newegg.....

Yet I want to start a thread for every one to include places you buy parts for your mods, tools, ECT.

Feel free to add your Link and I will update it so people have a good shopping list to get places.

Xoxide.com - Custom ATX Computer Cases, PC Mods, Computer Case mods, and Modded PC Cases
Xoxide is a place to get some pretty nifty mod parts for computers and gaming consules.

Harbor Freight Tools ‚Äď Quality Tools at Discount Prices Since 1977
Has good prices on tools, sometimes cheeper then amazon and E-bay. best thing is you can go in store with there online coupon and pick up same day for online prices. I love getting my prescion tools here.

Used Dell Servers, Dell Servers, Used Servers
Great place ot get used systems, from desktops to servers. they have QC items reasonably cheep.

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http://www.frozencpu.com | 1.877.243...ation Supplies
Computer modding / overclocking parts, as well as additional cooling and such.

Electronic Components and Parts Search | DigiKey Electronics - Electronic Components Distributor
Parts and pieces and components for electronics.

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Electronic Components from Rapid - the Electronic Parts Specialist | Rapid Online
ultra cheap suppliers

Farnell element14 | Electronic Component Distributors
one of the world's largest distributors of electronic components

RS Components | Electronic and Electrical Components
RS Electronics / componets

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http://www.pololu.com/
A geeks candy store. Keep a tight hold on your credit card while shopping there.
Power, regulators, odds and ends parts. Crimping tools, header pin (M/F), header housings. Great prices and service. Fast shipping. I buy from there a lot and highly recommend them.

http://Adafruit.com Industries, Uniq...onics and kits
All kinds of geeky goodies. Home of the Arduino in the US. Also has Pi systems.
Lots of odds and ends for the prototyping crowd. Is owned and operated by a young lady that has an EE from MIT so she knows her stuff. Decent prices and top drawer service. Has a lot of tuts on everything they sell in case you get something and get stuck on a project. I buy from there and recommend them.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/
If it lights up using leds, they got it. The component led section alone is worth a look. I use the ridged strips, AD1's, and the Dream Chaser led strip to name just a few. A recent price increase on the AD1's drove the price up from 1.99 to 2,99 each. Still a bargain as they are bright and come in assorted colors. Great service and really fast shipping. I use them a lot and highly recommend them.

Futurlec, The Electronic Components and Semiconductor Superstore
Ribbon cable, headers, a lot of weird odds and ends.
Caution: They sell in lots. You get the per item price and the order is per lot. BE CAREFUL. I placed an order not knowing this and wound up with a bill for 149 when it should have been half that. My failure to pay close attention got me more crap than I'll ever need. Halfassed service and really slow shipping. Use at your own risk.

RTL Fasteners - Hobbies, Radio Control, ( R/C or RC ), locknuts, metric screws, servo screws, socke
screws, socke
Screws, nuts, washers, and tools to drive them. You come out ahead cost wise if you get the kits. American standard and metric. Make sure before you place your order you find the total cost discount page. Saves you a few bucks. Superb service and incredibly fast shipping. I buy from there and recommend them.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/Pick Parts, ...- PCPartPicker - Searches for parts from all the major sites with a price comparison on each current site AND a historical pricing graph for each part per store. Very cool for finding a good deal from the major sites.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If in the UK I have bought from Scan.co.uk many times and find them great.
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http://pcpartpicker.com/Pick Parts, ...- PCPartPicker - Searches for parts from all the major sites with a price comparison on each current site AND a historical pricing graph for each part per store. Very cool for finding a good deal from the major sites.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Added to the OP for you - normal users can only edit posts for a 24 hour period.
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I am liking the results of this post.. am amazed at hwo cheeper i can get things over seas vs local
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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You have to be careful when shopping from overseas vendors. What you think is a bargain gets jacked up when your purchase goes through customs. You're responsible for customs charges.

I buy RC goodies from an outfit called HeliPal based in China. They offer express shipping through DHL. The shipping cost is a little higher, but there's no customs fee surprise BS and you get it in your hands in 4 days. With UPS you may (and most likely will have to) pay an unexpected customs fee when the driver comes with your package. With DHL by the time the gear goes up on the plane, it's already cleared customs. I've had random inspections on a few of my packages. But no delays. I'm usually hot in to a project when I place an order for a part so the expedited shipping is worth the extra cost.

DHL does all their customs brokering in house while UPS farms it out. You get a better deal with DHL.

Bottom line is you have to shop carefully. Make sure you look at overseas vendors web sites in US currency. Read the checkout text closely. If you don't the price may be more than expected and you get left holding the bag on customs fees.
And if the government here has their way online purchases will have tax added to them. Local online buying is already headed in that direction.
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You have to be careful when shopping from overseas vendors. What you think is a bargain gets jacked up when your purchase goes through customs. You're responsible for customs charges.

I buy RC goodies from an outfit called HeliPal based in China. They offer express shipping through DHL. The shipping cost is a little higher, but there's no customs fee surprise BS and you get it in your hands in 4 days. With UPS you may (and most likely will have to) pay an unexpected customs fee when the driver comes with your package. With DHL by the time the gear goes up on the plane, it's already cleared customs. I've had random inspections on a few of my packages. But no delays. I'm usually hot in to a project when I place an order for a part so the expedited shipping is worth the extra cost.

DHL does all their customs brokering in house while UPS farms it out. You get a better deal with DHL.

Bottom line is you have to shop carefully. Make sure you look at overseas vendors web sites in US currency. Read the checkout text closely. If you don't the price may be more than expected and you get left holding the bag on customs fees.
And if the government here has their way online purchases will have tax added to them. Local online buying is already headed in that direction.
Thanks for the tip.

I used to buy form a japan company all my electronic goodies, and even recycled computers and networking parts. I never had a delay, except one package which was a hardware firewall I belive a bulldog ( might be wrong on name but big red 24 port firewall/router) which took 4 aditional weeks to get to me due to customs.

Right now I am looking for a good dependable recycling center which will ship and has what I need
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So....FrozenCPU is belly up now (for sure this time it sounds like)...so here's ones to replace it (will modify the OP as well):

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Computer Liquid Cooling & Premium Air Products, Parts, Kits & Accessories | Sidewinder Computers
PC Water Cooling - ModMyMods.com - PC Watercooling Parts and Accessories
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:19 AM   #19 (permalink)
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So, I have another place to get parts....

local thrift stores...

People throw away electronics and donate them all the time, if your savey with a soldering iron, or a de-soldering station, then you can get a lto of parts.

I am saying this because I just picked up two Direct tv DVR, and not only did i get 1tb hdd also cool i/o parts....
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https://www.dazmode.com/store/
Another PC DIY site.

HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more! - Monoprice.com
Great place to get cheap quality cables.

https://www.massdrop.com/
Get certain voted items for bulk price /basically/.
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