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Excellent Computer Websites (both foreign and domestic)
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cubanlord



Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Location: In Japan!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Excellent Computer Websites (both foreign and domestic) Reply with quote

I am hoping the MODS will make this a sticky. These sites should help a lot of people. The goal of this thread is to provide browsers with a comprehensive list of sites that deal with electronics within or out of Korea.

Here is my contribution:

(domestic) - http://www.danawa.com
(domestic) - http://www.pops4u.co.kr/
(foreign) - http://www.tigerdirect.com
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Demophobe



Joined: 17 May 2004

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.google.com - The best site on the net. The only one you need, actually, but I'll throw up some more for click-happy folks.

http://www.tweakguides.com/ - application-centered system adjustments for WinXP.

http://arstechnica.com/index.html - not light reading, but useful.

http://www.hardocp.com/ - great review site. The forums are excellent.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/index.php? - a great resource for all matters pertaining to copying CDs and DVDs.

http://www.bit-tech.net/ - Reviews and good forums.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ - Reviews and good forums.

http://www.rage3d.com/ - ATI-centered news and reviews. Good forums.

http://www.techspot.com/ - General news and reviews

http://www.xbitlabs.com/ - News and reviews
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those Cdns who might want to compare to prices/selection back home:

www.tigerdirect.ca

www.pccyber.ca

www.oemexpress.com
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Zulu



Joined: 28 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off the beaten track....

http://www.apple.com/retail/jp/ginza/

http://www.ilounge.com/

http://www.macworld.com/news/

http://www.linux.org/vendor/system/index.html
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suadente



Joined: 27 Sep 2004

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good shop, similar to danawa, but a little easier to navigate:

http://www.omi.co.kr

One of my favorite computer shops in Yongsan, it doesn't always have the best prices, but they're reliable and usually have a good selection:

http://www.hacker.co.kr
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SeoulFinn



Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Location: 1h from Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have any questions about laptops or you want to upgrade them, go here: Notebookforums

So far they cover the following brands:
    Acer
    Alienware
    Apple
    Asus
    Compaq/HP
    Dell
    Fujitsu
    Gateway/Emachines
    Hypersonic
    IBM
    Toshiba
    Sager
    Sony


Unfortunately they do not have Samsung and other Korean brands over there, but you can still learn a ton about laptops from there. Especially about upgrading them.
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cubanlord



Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Location: In Japan!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Great PC building website:

http://www.compuzone.co.kr/
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conor



Joined: 11 Sep 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.pricewatch.com (foreign)
Best way to buy anything related to electronics.

http://www.icoda.co.kr (domestic)
Custom build at a good price.
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ohfamous



Joined: 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off the beaten path

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great sticky. But I can't believe no one listed Tom's. It's the best reviews site hands down:

http://www.tomshardware.com/
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SeoulFinn



Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Location: 1h from Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohfamous wrote:
[...]I can't believe no one listed Tom's. It's the best reviews site hands down:


Are you serious? Shocked I think it was left out on purpose as that site is "well known" of writing garb... eh, biased reviews. I'll leave it to you find out which way the bias goes, but here's a little hint. It might have something to do with AMD, Intel, ATI and nVidia. Wink
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Demophobe



Joined: 17 May 2004

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You bet. Tom's "paid to say this" Hardware is the last place to look.
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rocklee



Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeoulFinn wrote:
If you have any questions about laptops or you want to upgrade them, go here: Notebookforums


I seconded this one. Check out the Sager notebooks, the best money can buy :

http://www.pctorque.com/

I like looking at www.engadget.com (despite the Apple trolls).
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eamo



Joined: 08 Mar 2003
Location: Shepherd's Bush, 1964.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demophobe wrote:
You bet. Tom's "paid to say this" Hardware is the last place to look.


Really? You learn something new everyday.

So how would one know if a website is being paid for good reviews or not? And wouldn't it ruin the reputation of the website to the extent that it would go under. Or is this info just something those 'in-the-know' know.
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hepcat



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Location: Daegu

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about:

for Mac guides, advice, community and news

http://www.macrumors.com/

for software updates:

http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/

and more Mac news:

http://macsurfer.com/
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Demophobe



Joined: 17 May 2004

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eamo wrote:
Demophobe wrote:
You bet. Tom's "paid to say this" Hardware is the last place to look.


Really? You learn something new everyday.

So how would one know if a website is being paid for good reviews or not? And wouldn't it ruin the reputation of the website to the extent that it would go under. Or is this info just something those 'in-the-know' know.


I simply saw a trend to their reviews over time. Look at their advertising; that is a pretty good way to tell where they draw their capital and like any news site, they won't be fast to bite the hand that feeds them. They also tend to stay away from "bum" products from their advertisers. Forums are a great place to find these kinds of things out as well.

This ~next page~
is ~next page~
our ~next page~
review ~next page~
of ~next page~
the ~next page~
latest ~next page~
Intel ~next page~
CPU ~next page~

Loads of ads...

Some sites are biased, but they intend to be. Rage3D, for example, is an ATI supporting site. They do review reasonably honestly, but indeed, they are pro-ATI.

Now, why doesn't it ruin their reputation? Because some people like to read what they want to hear. Anandtech is similar to Tom's, IMO, but leaning toward AMD. At least they don't go so far as to call Intel users "freaks" and "fanboys".
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