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Old 05-22-04, 02:21 PM
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Newegg vs Mwave vs International

I am moving to Japan in a couple weeks, and I am planning on getting a new computer. My current one is about 2 and a half years old, but it's kind of flaky so I am salvaging the reliable parts. Anyway, I have narrowed down what I want to get, but I would like to hear your opinions on Mwave vs newegg. Mwave, including the cost of Fedex 3 day looks to be about $20 cheaper than newegg. I also looked at prices at Japanese stores and they are much higher, so I thought I'd buy these parts here and bring them in my luggage. I also plan to get a monitor from dell.co.jp and a new case from some B&M in Akihabara.

Maxtor 250GB SATA (X 2)
Crucial 512MB PC3200 184pin (X2)
MSI "K8T Neo-FIS2R" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754
AMD athlon 64 3000+ retail

I want to get the 20" panel from dell.co.jp, it looks really nice, and I can take advantage of the research my roommate did. I decided it is worth paying the higher dell Japan price in order to not have to hassle with reshipping a big, expensive package internationally. Naturally, dell.com refuses to ship to Japan. I doubt there are any, but if anyone knows any coupons for dell.co.jp, that would be a big help.

And for a case, an Antec Sonata, either from Bic Camera or Yodobashi Camera or some other store in Akihabara.

Thanks for any info/opinions.
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Old 05-22-04, 02:37 PM
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If your motherboard supports PATA I would compare the price of the Maxtor PATA drive with the SATA. There will be a miniscule, if any, performance difference between them. The Maxtor PATA drive has been available for $130-150 lately.

I'd also look at Corsair RAM to compare prices with Crucial.

It would help if you listed the prices so we had some frame of reference.
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Old 05-22-04, 03:13 PM
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I suggest getting a P-P-P-Powerbook.

No -= actually, I prefer Newegg and have ordered from both. Mwave is good though, can't fault them at all. Dell makes a good monitor.
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Old 05-23-04, 02:59 AM
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It may be a bit more expensive in Japan but the hardware is at least a year ahead of anywhere you can buy it in the US. I go to Japan at least once a month and I usually bring something back...I know Akihabara like the back of my hand now (plus I can buy duty free there). Have you really done the analysis on looking at price compared to feature rich technology? Plus if you really take the time and look you can find the deals...I picked up a 20" LCD monitor there for about $1000 less than the same model in the US.
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Old 05-23-04, 09:23 PM
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You can get almost anything you want with just the difference of a few dollars.So no need to get anything unless you got it pretty dirt cheap in US.Akihabara and Shinjuku have a lot of stores.
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Old 05-25-04, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for the info everyone. I got stuff from mwave, but I still need a case. Can you recommend some good stores in Saitama-shi Miyahara-cho or Akihabara or Ikebukuro? I hear Ikebukuro had a kind of mini electric town that I just never went to. All I knew about shopping in Akihabara was to use Liberty for the used DVDs. I like the word@.

I want to find other neat stuff like a USB toothbrush, that will be an impulse buy.
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