If your into building your own homebrew type systems.. (which I assume you are) there's an ebay shop that might be of interest..

Sorry for this being a bit of a plug, but I've seen so many people pay stupid prices for ICs on ebay that I felt someone needs to point out where you can get reasonably priced chips..


** Best to ask for NOS (New Old Stock) rathan than pulls (if possible) and check they use anti-static precaution and Anti-static foam.

Hope this proves useful .

** They also make bespoke kits if asked and prices xcan be negotiated for discounts.