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Buying Computer Components

Find out about buying individual computer components such as memory, disk drives, and modems.

Common computer components include memory, disk drives, internal or external CD/DVD or ZIP drives, modems, mice, monitors, speakers, etc.

Before you buy, be sure to check Marketplace and the UCSD Bookstore Computer Center for your computer component needs.

Any supplier that sells standard computers and related products can usually sell the individual components. Brand sources, such as Dell, Compaq Direct, or IBM, may sell only their particular brands of components.

When you have decided what you want to purchase, please see How to Buy Computer Hardware.

Note: If you are adding components to a computer that is considered equipment, please see How to Add Accessories to Existing Equipment.