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We have been serving the Bay Area since 1969 with Computer Repair, Components, Networking Cables, Audio/Video, Soldering for business/home. Open 7 Days a Week!
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DVDs|Hard Drives|Hard Drives|Hard Drives|Software|Software|Software|Monitors|Monitors|Monitors|Memory|Motherboards|Fax|CD-R|DVD-R|Components|Audio Video|Calrad|Cables|Creative Laboratory|Audio|Components|Calrad|3D Printer Supplies|Computer Repair|Repair|Cables|Solar|APC|Networking|LASER ENGRAVING|Phone|Serving Monterey Bay Area Since 1969|Build To Order Computer Systems:|Networking|Cables|Laser Engraving|Phone|APC|Serving Monterey Bay Area Since 1969|Build To Order Computer Systems:|Computer Repair Components Networking|Cnc Equipment & Tooling
AMD, APC, Amd, Apc, Asus, Belkin, Corsair, Creative Labs, D-Link, Intel, Kingston, Linksys, Logitech, Microsoft, Netgear, Novell, Nvidia, Plantronics, Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, upgrades
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Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz
Consumer Electronics, Computer & Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware & Supplies, Computer Network Design & Systems, Computer System Designers & Consultants, Computers & Computer Equipment-Service & Repair, Construction & Building Equipment, Electronic Equipment & Supplies-Repair & Service, Machine Tools
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Parking: Lot, Private


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The staff were very friendly a...

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They took the time to listen to my questions and I left with the the equipment I needed to get me up and running. This is by far the best experience I have had in a computer store and I love that it is local.



Beware Return Policy

As someone who has built PCs for himself for several decades, I've purchased here before. On Monday 8-9-2010 at around 6:45p, I attempted to return a heatsink and fan that I purchased for around $20.

When I purchased this heatsink, the salesman had assured me that it would give me the same performance as the stock Intel heatsink/fan, and they didn't have anything better to offer me anyways. Unfortunately this one didn't even reach that minimal level. It ran hotter than the stock Intel. The PC shut down from heat several times in just a couple days.

Even though I had most of the packaging and even offered to take a store credit, the reason given was that I didn't have the cardboard insert. I wasn't dissatisfied with the product. It simply didn't work as advertized.

I bought a heatsink from Fry's for around $30, where the selection was several dozen times greater. I didn't see one that looked as poorly designed/cheap as the one Santa Cruz Electronics sold me either. The one I purchased from Fry's gave me more than 5 degrees C lower temperature during load (even more during idle). Also, I'm guessing that Fry's would have refunded my money even with the missing packaging.

I don't want to piddle over $20 but shouldn't the local place you run to in an emergency have quality products? I'm unlikely to purchase here again.