List of good on-line computer parts retailers.

This is just a post for my personal benefit, documenting computer parts retailers I use, have used, and generally trust…

When I am buying PC Parts or Hardware – I generally shop around amongst these sites to find the cheapest prices for what I want and the cheapest shipping.  I trust these retailers and I’ve shopped with them all at least once – you should too!

SourceURLMy Notes
Amazonhttps://www.amazon.co.ukSurprisingly, PC parts from Amazon can sometimes be cheaper than anywhere else.
Ebuyerhttp://www.ebuyer.comPretty good prices for all round PC parts. Sometimes competitive/beating Amazon and most other sites.
Scanhttp://www.scan.co.ukGood site. Focused around general PC usage and gaming.
I don't often buy from them now though as prices can be better elsewhere. I am meant to have life-time free delivery after registering for it at a trade show a few years back, but my last order I had to pay for. Maybe my life-time free delievery was time limited? D:
Overclockers.co.ukhttp://www.overclockers.co.ukDedicated to gaming / performance use. Not always the cheapest source. I've built gaming PC's using parts from Overclockers before. They also have a very active and helpful community in their Forums.
CCL Computershttps://www.cclonline.comOriginally I stopped using CCL as they only used the Amtrak courier chain (now defunct) for delivery, and had issues with Amtrak deliveries at the time. I do sometimes still find CCL beats the prices of some other sites.
Dabs.comDefunct - now part of BT GroupDabs no longer exists - but they used to be an excellent source of business-related hardware.
MicroDirectDefunct - now part of Amazon?MicroDirect used to offer competitive prices. It now seems going to their site redirects to the Amazon Electronics category.
Novatechhttp://www.novatech.co.ukDirected more at performance / gaming. Not always the cheapest source of parts.
CPC / Farnell UKhttp://cpc.farnell.comMore directed at general electronics consumption. I hobby with Raspberry Pi's and often buy electronics parts from them. Also sell other electrical goods and appliances. Good community too.
RS Components UKhttp://uk.rs-online.comAnother electronics site for Raspberry Pi and general electronics needs.
Server Casehttps://www.servercase.co.ukDedicated more towards server PC's, retails various case types, pre-built servers and components.
Tier1http://www.tier1online.comFor laptops I typically go for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads. They're sturdy, last a long time and parts are readily available years after a model goes out of production. I can still buy parts for my early 2000's IBM T20.
Tier1 sell refurbished and B-grade machines, which are perfectly acceptable for everyday use.

… I’m sure I’m forgetting a few sites… I’ll update this list as and when I remember them.

Do you have a preferred retailer? Feel free to respond within the comments. Please keep all comments constructive. Personal recommendations are acceptable. Outright advertising spam will be removed.

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