[CentOS] [OT] DirectDial.com ....

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Sat Sep 17 14:03:38 UTC 2005

On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 09:06:33AM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III enlightened us:
> Chris Mauritz wrote:
> >William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>.... does anyone onlist have any 1st-hand experience (good or bad) w/
> >>DirectDial.com for procuring computer components ? Thanks in advance
> >>:-). I am interested in them as a potential source for parts to build an
> >>Opteron box running Linux, probably CentOS, to bring this slightly on
> >>topic ....
> >>
> >
> >Never heard of them.  For building whitebox systems, I've always had 
> >pretty good luck with Newegg.com or Monarchcomputer.com.  Their prices 
> >are usually nearly the lowest and both provide a good variety of gear 
> >and have decent customer service.  Also, if you just want to buy cheap 
> >whitebox rackmounts rather than build them from scratch, I've also had 
> >good luck with pogolinux.com and 8anet.com.  If you need help 
> >integrating the system, shoot me an email off list.
> >
> >Cheers,
> I like both NewEgg & Monarch, but neither has the mbd I am looking for 
> (Tyan Tomcat K8S, S2850G2N), so off into the weeds ....

I've always had good luck with Insight.com. They beat CDWG hands down every
time on price and service. Their non-educational prices don't seem to be too
bad, either, and they've got the board you're looking for. You might include
them in future searches. They're usually a little more expensive than
NewEgg, but in the end they don't screw you as bad on shipping (i.e. 2 items
does not mean $shipping_cost * 2, it's $shipping_cost + a little).




Matt Hyclak
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Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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