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 Post subject: Links o Plenty (Ultimate Links Thread)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:46 am 
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Have a link or two to share? This is the place. I will update this post periodically with everyone's contributions, catergorized appropriately. If you find any errors and/or broken links, please shoot me a PM or email.

These links have been compiled without prejudice. Please decide for yourself how useful each one is and whether they are biased or not. With the vendors, be sure and research thoroughly before buying. Having a vendor listed in this thread does not necessarily mean that they are reliable.

Review Sites
3dChipset
3dGameMan
3dXtreme
8Dimensional
Ace's Hardware
AMD Board
AMDZone
AnandTech
ArsTechnica
Beyond3D
BigBruin
Bjorn3d
ClubOverclocker
Daily Rotation
ExtremeOverclocking
ExtremeTech
FiringSquad
FrostyTech
GameSpot
GamePC
Gear.IGN
GotFrag
Guru3d
HardCoreWare
HardOCP
Hardware Analysis
Hardware Zone
HardwareLogic (I write reviews for this site - Paul Lilly)
Hexus
HotHardware
InsaneTek
The Inquirer
LAN Addict
LegitReviews
LostCircuits
MadShrimps
MBReview
MaximumPC
Motherboards.org
Neoseeker
OCPrices
OCTools
Overclocker Cafe
Overclockers
PCGamer
PC Perspective
PCStats
Rabid Hardware
Rage3d
Sharky Extreme
StorageReview
SystemCooling
The Register
Tech-Report
Tech Power Up!
TechARP (Formerly Rojak Pot)
Tom's Hardware
Trusted Reviews
Tweak3d
TweakTown
ViperLair
XBitLabs

Once you've looked up your hardware and are ready to buy, dive into the following:

DEAL SITES, COUPON CODES
AllTechDeals
BensBargains
DealCatcher
Deals2Buy
FatWallet
GotApex?
SlickDeals
TechBargains
XPBargains

PRICE COMPARISONS
BizRate
DealTime
Froogle
MySimon
PriceWatch
PriceGrabber

VENDOR FEEDBACK
ResellerRatings
Epinions

COMPUTER PERIPHERAL VENDORS
CaseCooler
ChiefValue
ComputerHQ
CrazyPC
CyberGuys
DealSonic
Directron
eXcaliberPC
FrozenCPU
FuturePowerPC
GameVE
Geeks
InfotechNow
Intrex
Jab-Tech
Monarch Computer
Micer
MWave
Newegg
Outpost (aka Fry's Electronics)
Performance PCs
PlasmaMods
Plycon
Silicon Valley Compucycle (SVC)
Sidewinder Computers
TigerDirect
UltraProducts
VoyeurMods
Xoxide
Xtreme Gear
ZipZoomFly (Formerly GoogleGear

NON-US COMPUTER PERIPHERAL VENDORS
AdpMods (CA)
Anitec (CA)
Argon Computing (UK)
Auction Depot (CA – bids in USD)
AutDirect (UK)
BigfootComputers (CA)
ByteWizeComputers (CA)
BTE Computers (CA)
Canada Computers (CA)
Dabs (UK)
Dangeo (CA)
EBuyer (UK)
Kelkoo (UK)
Komplett (UK)
KustomPCs (UK)
MemoryExpress (CA)
MeshComputers (UK)
Ncix (CA)
Novatech (UK)
OEMExpress (CA)
Overclockers UK (UK)
PC Canada (CA)
PCUpgrade (UK)
PCW Component Center (UK)
PCWorld UK (UK)
Planet Micro (UK)
PriceNetwork (CA)
Real-PC (CA)
Tiger Direct (CA)
SavaStore (UK)
Scan Computers (UK)
Simply (UK)
TechFever (UK)
VFXWeb (CA)
Whisper Computers (UK)
XCase (UK)

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
Digi-Key
Mouser
Newark

MODDING SITES
CaseModGod
The Best Case Scenario
ModTheBox (Canadian based)
MNPCTech (Modding Supplies)
MVKTech (GPU BIOS Resource Center)
PimpRig

MISC
3dChipsetSpecs (A WEALTH of video card specifications – very extensive)
Broadband Reports (formerly DSLReports) (Broadband Info/Tools)
Commport (MaximumPC’s former forum home with chat)
CPU Decorder Ring (A WEALTH of CPU information/specs)
DPreview (Digital Cameras)
Dilbert (Office humor)
E-Tronics (Electronics Vendor)
First Adopter (Site for early tech adopters)
J&R (Electronics Vendor)
Jinx (T-Shirts)
Penny Arcade (Geek oriented cartoons - may contain adult language)
ThinkGeek (All kinds of cool geek stuff)
TinyURL (Make long links manageable)
Offline T-Shirts (T-Shirts)
WikiPedia (Community created/maintained encyclopedia)

ANTIQUATED LINKS
DriverGuide
Fraw.org
FreeDOS
OldVersion
TinyApps
XLR8YourMac

Not the 'hands-on' type of person and prefer a prebuilt machine? No problem. Have a peek below:

PREBUILT COMPUTERS
ABS Computers
Alienware
CyberPower
Dell
Falcon-Northwest
Gateway
Hewlett Packard / Compaq
IBuyPower
PlanetComputers
VelocityMicro
VoodooPC

Highly useful apps:

FREE SECURITY
AdAware - spyware scanner
AM Browser - (IE shell with tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker, formerly known as CrazyBrowser)
AntiVir Personal Edition
AVG Free Edition - antivirus scanner (recommended)
FireFox - (alternative browser) Maxthon Browser – (IE shell with tabbed browsing, ad hunter)
Spybot - spyware scanner
ZoneAlarm - firewall
Windows Defender (Microsoft’s free spyware scanner, currently in beta)

TWEAKING INFO/UTILITIES
Adrian's Rojak Pot (Various articles, awesome resource)
AnswersThatWork – Task List (Repository of Task List Programs)
Ask Marvin (Internet tweaking tips, Canadian based)
Bios Optimization Guide)
BlackViper (Optimization Tips)
CCleaner (Cleans temp files, history, cache, etc)
Computer Glossary (Tons Of Computer Terms)
Corsair’s System Building Guide
Download.com (Various Apps)
FlyakiteOSX (Transforms WinXP into an OSX lookalike)
Folding at Home (Distributed Computer – cure diseases!)
FunWithXP (A Boatload Of Windows Links!)
MajorGeeks (Various Apps)
MechBgon (System Building Guide)
Pinouts (Hardware pinouts, cable schemes, etc!)
PSU Calculator (Calculate required wattage)
RaceLineCentral (Optimizations Tips)
SnapFiles (Various Apps)
Software Patch (Various WinXP Updates/Patches)
SourceForge (Various Apps, Open Source)
SpeedFan (System Vitals Info)
The Free Country (Various Apps)
Tucows (Various Apps)
Tweak Guides
TweakXP

BENCHMARKING/BURN-IN/SYSTEM INFO
3dMark01SE (System Benchmark, somewhat dated)
3dMark05 (Video Card Benchmark)
3dMark06 (Video/System Benchmark)
Everest (Complete system information, has memory benchmarking)
HD Tach (Hard disk drive benchmark)
Memtest86 (RAM stress tester)
PCMark04 (System Benchmark)
Prime95 (CPU Stability)
SiSoft Sandra Lite (Complete system information, some benchmarks)
Super Pi (System Benchmark)

LINUX/OPEN SOURCE
Distro Watch
Freshmeat
IceWalkers
Linux Gamers
Linuxgames
Linux.org
Linux-On-Laptops
Linux Weekly News
OpenOffice (Free MSOffice Alternative!)
OS News

IMAGE HOSTING
ImageCave
ImageShack
PhotoBucket *Recommended
TinyPic
VillagePhotos

And finally, the number one link that should be in everyone's arsenal:

GOOGLE


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:03 am 
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the links that one4yu2c listed are pretty good and here is another good site, www.mbreview.com


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Anandtech


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:35 pm 
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WARNING: Shameless Self Promotion

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http://www.firingsquad.com is a good site... Use them all the time.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:08 am 
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i was wondering, why this post got all cut up and stuff (one i origianly made)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:08 am 
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http://www.storagereview.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:16 am 
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http://www.silentpcreview.com
http://www.maximumpc.com :)
http://gear.ign.com
http://hardware.gamespot.com
http://www.dpreview.com (Digital Cameras)
http://www.broadbandreports.com (not really a hardware review site, but I thought I'd toss it in there)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:45 pm 
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http://www.pcper.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:55 am 
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GamePC


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:56 am 
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yes, i use most the sites listed above for info
here is another one that i use from time to time

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell


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Link post vastly updated (second down from top).


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add to linux

www.linuxiso.org


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and to modding

www.casemodgod.com


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For Bargains: You can't predict it but Woot.com has some good tech deals periodically.


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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php

Your best source on the Net for high end system builds and cutting edge computer modification hardware. We are the originators of custom, fully sleeved power supplies and other components covered in Techflex sleeving. Our company prides itself in using only the finest materials and providing you superior workmanship that is unmatched by any other company. If you want the absolute best in custom computer hardware Mods, look no further than Performance-PCs.com. If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, then send us an email of the specs for your Dream System or to request a component that you wish for us to carry. You will always get a prompt and courteous response!

They have some very nice modular power supplies. Nothing looks more attractive than a modular PC Power and Cooling 510 Deluxe. Of course it's 280 bucks but it looks so pretttyyy. Image


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xkegsx wrote:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php
Your best source on the Net for high end system builds and cutting edge computer modification hardware.


VERY impressive reseller rating - LINK. I'll gladly add the above to the links. Any discounts offered for MaxPC members? ;)


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http://www.chiefvalue.com Online Merchant. Very competative prices with NewEgg and Zipzoomfly and great service.

http://www.hothardware.com Pretty decent site for testing out new gear, although not very updated.


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xkegsx wrote:


WOW


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Tons of UK vendor sites added.


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