[CentOS] [OT] DirectDial.com ....
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.
> 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).
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