A Good - Cheap online hardware store
Can someone suggest a Good - Cheap computer hardware store online?
I am in the U.S, btw.
Experienced webmasters have a good chance to pass it on.
Apple, where else can you get a dual 64bit architecture for a mere $3000?
*ducks and runs*
Apple sounds like a great idea - and you can even run linux Applications on MacOS X, right? :)
You should be able to recompile most of them to run on the PPC, at the least. If you take a bit of time to learn C/C++, you may even be able to do some of the legwork yourself.
And there are several companies that do ports of PC games to OSX.
before we run amuck and offtopic into the PC vs MAC debate.....
try www.pricewatch.com - good prices from many different suppliers.
newegg.com rocks. Even has that Mac stuff...whatever that is. :)
Nice, Oilman. I tend to use Google & then Overture when I'm actually shopping because I figure if the folks are bidding on the term, they should be selling it. Found a great 'widget' last time I was researching to buy a product that way.
Also consider Ebay - though use their feedback system, pay attention to customer satisfaction, etc - I've heard you can get some good deals.
If Ubid.com is still around - it was a huge computer auction site that's been around for at least 4 years (if it's still there...).
I think that about does it for the 'big ones'...then of course, in the ads themselves, it should be fairly easy to find smaller suppliers.
Direct from Manufacturer, there are Compaq, Dell, Emachines, Gateway...(just off the top of my head).
I've used Ubid, too, and saved quite a bit of money. For brand name shopping, I like the price aggregators - epinions, bizrate, mysimon, etc. You can often find some real deals if the item is offered by many vendors.
I doubt you'll find anything better than NewEgg for most if not all of your PC hardware needs. Pricewatch is nice, but there are a lot of fly-by-night online retailers to watch out for. Make sure you cross reference any great deals against www.resellerratings.com.
Also, check www.fatwallet.com and www.techbargains.com. Good resources for sniffing out hot deals, especially their forums. Often PC companies, Dell in particular, will have some screamin' deals on hardware, but you have to act fast.
Last word of advice; just go with newegg. Even if you find a lower price, saving a buck or two isn't worth the risk of a LOT of hassle.
I'm partial to Tiger Direct, and googlegear.com. But, heh, pretty much all my computers as such are from eBay; I just buy memory, etc from retailers.
Who needs new stuff, anyway? I just negotiated a sweet deal to colocate an old Sparcstation IPX to run my personal website off of. :) 80MHz, 64MB ram, but more than enough...