Note that we are no longer tracking actual pricing due to the number of dealers and types of hardware. Too much to keep up to date. Average price ranges are given for various common or popular components. You can visit the list of online dealers and comparison shop yourself.
You can get lots of price info from local "free" computer magazines (MONITOR, The Computer Paper) and local online Computer Stores (Ottawa). For our out of date opinion on some components visit the PC Buying Information section.
|Items Reviewed: Sept 13,1999 (reviewed
now and then)
Sorry this list is out of date.
|RAM (Memory)||about $2.00-3.00/MB||Computer Stores|
|CPUs AMD, CYRIX, INTEL||100-1000||Computer Stores|
|MODEM (56K)||50 to 150||Computer Stores|
|CD-ROM / DVD ROM DRIVES (36X-40X)||50 to 150||Computer Stores|
|SOUND CARDS (16-64-128 voice)||30 to 150||Computer Stores|
|VIDEO CARDS (4-8-16MB)||30 to 200||Computer Stores|
|HARD DRIVES (IDE) (4-12 GB)||100 to 350||Computer Stores|
|MONITORS (15"/17")||200 to 500||Computer Stores|
|PRINTERS (Color Ink Jet)||200 to 300||Computer Stores|
|Motherboards, empty (586 class, PCI, 512K PB cache)||100 to 350||Computer Stores|
|Windows 95/98 CD||about $150||Computer Stores|
|Powerbar with surge protection (with surge light)||about $20||Computer Stores|
|Printer Cable (2-3 meter)||about $10||Computer Stores|
|Mouse, standard 2 button||about $10||Computer Stores|
|Keyboard Win95 104 key||about $20||Computer Stores|
|Floppy Drive 3.5"(Panasonic)||about $30||Computer Stores|
|Mid Tower Case with 200-250 Watt power supply||70 to 125||Computer Stores|
|Box of 10 HD 3.5" disks||about $5||Computer Stores|
Computer pricing is often cash discounted. Payment by credit cards would normaly be more (2-5%). Some items may be OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) rather than retail even though it is not noted.OEM means the product does don't come in a nice glossy box and sometimes there may be less software or different warranty or support, ask.
We make no endorsements of any brands or companies mentioned herein.
Note: We do not sell any of this stuff and are not recommending any store or brand by including them in this or any list. This list is for information purposes only. Also, the lowest price is not always the best value.
|All prices are for the National Capitol Region (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) and in CDN$|
For a comprehensive low price list visit PriceWatch. They now have both US and Canadian pricing and dealers listed. Many are mail order. Support your local Canadian dealers. How's that for balance.
WHYFOR Industries Top