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Offline negrita

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Self Build computers
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:40:21 PM »
Hi, I want to build my own computer here in Thailand (I used to do it for a living in the UK).

 I want to buy an MSI Z77 Mpower M/B and a core i5 3570K.

 I've tried the IT centre but no luck. Are there any web sites in Thailand where you can order kit???
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Self Build computers
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 01:50:25 PM »
I've tried the IT centre but no luck.


You probably mean "IT centre" at Klang Plaza Chomsurang. I seldom even bother to look there!

There are plenty of web shops, just most of them are in Thai, and not so easily understood.

Before I go shopping for computer parts I always look up the website of J.I.B. first to get an idea about the prices and what could be available in their shops at IT Plaza (used to be Nor'East City Department Store) and The Mall. They cover most of what's available in Thailand. See also that thread:

http://koratfart.com/good-deals-guide/shopping-for-computer-parts/

They got the Core i5 3570K for 7,050 THB. Your MSI Z77 Mpower goes there for 7,590 THB.
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Re: Self Build computers
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 03:40:02 PM »
Thanks Johnnie BUT no I mean I asked at JIB in the IT plaza (1st floor nearly opposite the escalator) and was told they didn't stock the motherboard (I didn't ask about the CPU since it's no good without the M/B. You have quoted two prices where did you get them from?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Self Build computers
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 03:50:54 PM »
You have quoted two prices where did you get them from?


As I explained from JIB's website. Just click on their company name. It's marked in red now:

Before I go shopping for computer parts I always look up the website of J.I.B. first to get an idea about the prices and what could be available in their shops at IT Plaza (used to be Nor'East City Department Store) and The Mall.


It does happen, that they've run out of stock at one of their three outlets in Korat. Then I go and ask at another outlet, usually at The Mall. Or ask them to give me a call when they've restocked it. Another possibility is to directly order it to have it send to you by mail. Just use their website to order.

http://www.jib.co.th/web/
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Re: Self Build computers
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 04:12:10 PM »
Thanks again . Looking at the prices - they are asking full retail I can pick up the M/B for around the equivalent of 6000 Baht in the UK. But of course by the time I've added the airfare....... Maybe I'll wait till I go back. I still have my 10 year old+ top of the range (was then) pentium and my ABIT m/B.

By the way you don't know where I can get a ziff to sata connector for a small 60 gig samsung HDD locally? I have tried most of the shops in the IT Plaza

I fitted it in my g/f's acer netbook to replace the SSD (too slow and too small) and now it won't spin up so I want to connect it to my big computer so I can analyse it (my guess it it got too hot couped up in that little case).

Finally if you are ever looking for any IT odds and ends just ask I have some bits lying around.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Self Build computers
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 04:41:25 PM »
By the way you don't know where I can get a ziff to sata connector for a small 60 gig samsung HDD locally? I have tried most of the shops in the IT Plaza

I fitted it in my g/f's acer netbook to replace the SSD (too slow and too small) and now it won't spin up so I want to connect it to my big computer so I can analyse it (my guess it it got too hot couped up in that little case).

There are some smaller shops in IT Plaza, where you can get all kinds of cases for HDDs to operate externally via USB or eSATA. I would look for one like that.

Finally if you are ever looking for any IT odds and ends just ask I have some bits lying around.

If you got parts over, I could use an LGA 775-socket CPU: Pentium-D, Celeron-D, Core2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core etc. as I still have a brand new M/B lying around and some cases of "prehistoric" PCs I would like to get going with more power and faster RAM. I like to fix those up at little or no cost and give them to kids around here for learning. Though today you can't earn a smile unless you got some new and expensive notebook or tablet computer for them.

There are plenty of shops in IT Plaza where you can get 2ndhand PCs at very low prices.
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