The Best Websites for Buying Computer Parts Online

Got an old laptop or desktop and want to upgrade the hard drive and memory without having to buy a new computer? Or maybe you’re getting rid of an old machine and want to build you own dream machine? Either way, you’ll want to find compatible computer parts for the cheapest price.

There are lots of online retailers that sell computer and tech-related items, but there are a few that have consistently provided great deals on lots of computer hardware components. In this article, I’ll mention a couple of websites I use to find good deals on parts. If you have other sites or methods you use, please feel free to post them in the comments!

newegg has always been a great choice for buying all kinds of computer parts ranging from web cams to hard drives to video cards to power supplies to fans, etc, etc. They just have a ton of stuff and geeks love to buy their gear from there. They also have a great return policy, so if anything is not working, you can always return it for free and get another one.

What I like about Newegg is that they have Shell Shocker deals, featured daily deals and eggextra! deals going on all the time. You can find some really cool stuff for cheap with some of these deals.


If you are looking for some hardware, it’s always a good idea to check on Newegg and TigerDirect and buy it from the retailer that is cheaper. They have a really good shipping policy and you can usually get free shipping on orders greater than $100. TigerDirect has been around since the 80’s and they really have some awesome deals.

Another way to find great deals is to sign up for their deal alerts at their retail stores. I happen to live in Dallas and TigerDirect has a local retail store, which means I find even better deals at the retail store sometimes than on the website. If you happen to live near a TigerDirect retail store, then sign up for those email alerts!

crucial is one of my favorite sites because it really helps you if you are not a techie and need help in finding the right parts for your specific system. Before they used to just give recommendations for memory, but now they also will help you find compatible internal hard drives and solid state hard drives. They are not really a hardware retailer, but since most consumers are really ever only upgrading their memory or buying a new hard drive, it’s perfect for finding the right hardware for your system.

I always use Crucial to find the right item and then search on Newegg and TigerDirect to see if I can find that part cheaper there.


If you have a Frys Electronics store near you, you can find some crazy deals on lots of computer parts. They have a huge array of items and they are always having big sales on small and big ticket items, especially in the store. You can check out their ads or follow some deal sites like TechBargains that have a Frys Deals section.

I was recently able to grab a new iPad 2 16GB Wifi for $300 and pick it up at the store when they had a two-day sale on iPads. That’s the cheapest price by far I was able to find! and eBay

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Last, but not least, you can find some good deals on Amazon and eBay if you really hunt for bargains. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get free shipping and get it faster than you might be able to get it on other hardware sites. If you don’t mind buying something used, you can always find great deals on eBay.

What are your favorites sites and places to find the best deals on computer parts? Let us know in the comments. Enjoy!

Comments [4]

  1. I used to buy from TigerDirect almost exclusively. Their website was No. 1 and prices as low as anyone and lower than most. When they bought (was it) CompUSA, they had to start collecting sales tax in Georgia (my home state). That 7% added to the price just made them no longer competitive on prices with and a couple of other outlets. I primarily buy from now. I tried to shop with EBAY and found so many misrepresentations and other dealer problems that I no longer buy from EBAY. EBAY seems to be biased in favor of bad dealers in disputes. It is a no win for customers who get ripped off.

  2. Nice list. I always buy inexpensive laptop power supplies, batteries, fans replacement mobos and other hard to find computer parts from eBay.

  3. After reading positive reviews about Tiger Direct, I recently purchased a product from them. The product was lost and never delivered. The company never offered an apology, but at least they did reverse the credit card charges. Afterward, I bought the product from Amazon and had no problems. Needless to say, I will think twice before attempting to do business with Tiger Direct again.

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