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Title: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: Rotten Johnny on June 01, 2011, 12:59:33 PM
I need to replace some DDR2 RAM (Corsair XMS2-6400 4-4-4-12) and get another 4GB of DDR3 RAM for my two Asus Workstation boards.   Happy to go with Kinsgton, a little reluctant to get more Corsair given two chips have proven faulty.  Which are the best stores (brick & mortar or online) to enquire?
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: LAV on June 01, 2011, 01:03:45 PM
Slight hijack  :) any recommendations on where to buy RAM (at a fair price) for the HP Microserver? A friend in Pta. is looking for some.
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: GearSlave on June 01, 2011, 01:14:41 PM
I tend to avoid the Brick & Mortar shops. These are the online guys I've used in the past:

www.prophecy.co.za
www.rebeltech.co.za
www.sybaritic.co.za
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: BWS on June 01, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
I tend to avoid the Brick & Mortar shops.

Computermania is Dry-walled  :P
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: johnc on June 01, 2011, 09:07:38 PM
I find http://www.jump.co.za (http://www.jump.co.za) quite useful when looking for specific items.
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: The Godfather on June 02, 2011, 08:06:58 AM
I tend to avoid the Brick & Mortar shops. These are the online guys I've used in the past:

www.prophecy.co.za
www.rebeltech.co.za
www.sybaritic.co.za
wootware.co.za (http://wootware.co.za) is around the corner from us here in somerset west. The friendliest of guys, professional setup and very good prices too. They offered to do a swap out on a motherboard for me even though it wasn't supplied by them, just to make it more convenient for me!
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: Andrew on June 02, 2011, 03:02:30 PM
PC International also has quite a good name up here in Jhb. Based in Randburg.
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: johnc on June 02, 2011, 11:50:22 PM
wootware.co.za (http://wootware.co.za) is around the corner from us here in somerset west. The friendliest of guys, professional setup and very good prices too. They offered to do a swap out on a motherboard for me even though it wasn't supplied by them, just to make it more convenient for me!

Somerset West is THE BEST!!!

Nice to hear good stuff about wootware. I like the name - sort of expect them to sell footwear.  :D
I'm planning on buying some RAM from them and maybe a SSD.
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: Neil on June 06, 2011, 12:35:28 PM
well i was looking at buying a DDr400 for a friend, i have bought a pc through pc international and i was very impressed!
their prices are good, but i found ram cheaper at matrix computers - based all over the country, shop around - see what you find
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: Rotten Johnny on June 06, 2011, 01:02:12 PM
Ended up getting the RAM directly from Rectron.  Matrix stores strike me as stocking the realy cheap and nasty end of just about everything PC related.  On the one occasion I did buy something from them (a card reader) it was real cheap and nasty and had to be taken back cause it wouldnt work reliably. To be fair I've never tried buying anything like a branded mobo or RAM from them so I've no idea whether they'd be in a position to supply. 
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: johnc on June 11, 2011, 05:18:43 PM
I tend to avoid the Brick & Mortar shops. These are the online guys I've used in the past:

www.prophecy.co.za
www.rebeltech.co.za
www.sybaritic.co.za

How would you rate these companies? I'm about to buy some stuff from Rebeltech.
Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: GearSlave on June 11, 2011, 07:21:22 PM
I've ordered from all of them and have had no issues at all. Most of my purchases were from Rebeltech, great bunch of guys.
Title: Re: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: Skeeter on June 11, 2011, 07:53:03 PM
Prophecy and Landmarkpc for me...both these places have real pc enthusiasts running the show, they not just in it to sell things...they are passionate.

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Title: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: johnc on June 11, 2011, 09:04:46 PM
Why are there no online computer stores that accept payment by credit card?
Even among those that say they do.
Some might... but then make it impossible eg: only for amounts less than R1500... or you have to pay in USD... or they charge 10% more than the other stores.

There are many online stores that sell other stuff with good prices, good service and accept credit card at no additional charge.
Grrrrrr  >:(
Title: Re: Re: Best places to source RAM - JHB area
Post by: Skeeter on June 11, 2011, 09:09:53 PM
Credit card is very risky for small business as you can get shot down in a heartbeat. Happened to Renegade eXpress, the best online shop in SA around 2004.

In your case you could do an EFT using your credit card...

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