[ILUG] [OT] Hardware Shopping
Declan de Lacy Murphy
decdelmur at iol.ie
Tue Aug 14 13:55:06 IST 2001
IT Direct in Parliament street are very good - especially on price, ring
them for most up to date prices.
I've always found them very good.
On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 13:19:06 Raf wrote:
> Heya guys. Having had too much time on my hands recently, I've decided
> that my next machine will be a DIY type job. I know lots of people here
> have had experience with that, so basically I'm wondering where the
> cheapest place to get (decent) components is? Scan always look good for
> for processors and motherboards but does it really work out after
> including shipping cost and converting the money into punts? I know
> have pretty cheap memory atm (Pc133 256mbs for 70!) so thats probably
> where I'll get the RAM.
> So where would you recommend?
I specced out a reasonably good machine at the weekend for my brother
(use: mostly 3d rendering).
From Scan it came out at IR£870 (incl. VAT & delivery)
From IT Direct it came out at IR£1040 (incl. VAT)
Peats was looking slightly more expensive on most of the components so I
didn't bother getting a final price from them.
This was KT7A, 1.2GHz Athlon, 768MB, 40GB, DVD, CD-RW, GE-Force 2MX,
SB512, floppy, 300WPSU, Case, No monitor.
I know some people have had problems with both Scan and IT Direct, but
I've not. I haven't ordered often from Scan, but IT Direct are just around
the corner from me and I get stuff there regularly (and they were dead
helpful, friendly and efficient when I had to get a DVD-Drive replaced).
They have 256MB PC133 for £50.
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