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Where are u guys buying your parts from ?
Canada Computer Parts and Electronics for me...but i'm always looking for better deals

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Old 07-01-2014, 03:56 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I am using direct canada since it is free shipping. Is canada computers free shipping as well?
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 1366/1150/1155/1156/2011

ASUS H97M-PLUS mATX LGA1150 H97 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 DVI HDMI Motherboard

Intel Core i5 I5-4690 Haswell 3.5GHZ Processor LGA1150 6MB Cache Retail

Corsair HX 650W PSU

Cooler Master N200 mATX / mITX Tower Case Black 1X5.25 3X3.5 4X2.5 USB3.0 *No PSU*

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64Bit SP1 DVD OEM

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr 2GB

Cruxial MX100 128 GB
What do you guys think? Planning on ordering the parts sometime next week or the week after
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:16 PM   #104 (permalink)
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I am using direct canada since it is free shipping. Is canada computers free shipping as well?
They ship but i don't think it's free...not sure because i have a store nearby that i buy from
I searched Direct Canada to do some comparisons for parts i want and i gotta say i was pretty disappointed...everything was anywhere from 20-50 bones cheaper at Canada Computers...and a lot of the stuff i need wasn't even available at Direct
I would look into Canada Computers if i were you...you might be pleasantly surprised at the difference...check to see if there is a store in your area and bypass the shipping
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I have looked, the few things I checked were more at Canada computers but I am getting the graphic card and power supply from Canada comp since direct Canada's choice is a little limited in those areas
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I used NCIX Shadow. Free shipping for just about all of the products I bought from them.
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I am planning on going with the MSI GeForce GTX 660. Do you think it would still be okay? I don't want to spend 3 bills on the graphic card alone right now. Also my motherboard is a mini atx, is it okay to go with a mini case or shold I go with mid tower, I have the same heatsink as you
Definitely go with a mid-tower case just to be safe because if you plan on upgrading your card down the line it may not fit into the mini case. Especially if you plan on doing a SLI setup. The Evo 212 is a massive heatsink as well.
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I used NCIX Shadow. Free shipping for just about all of the products I bought from them.
thanks bud, i'll check it out

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What do you guys think? Planning on ordering the parts sometime next week or the week after
i agree with Nites about the Mid Tower...gives you room to expand

the only other suggestion i would have (and keep in mind this is coming from a "noob" builder) is to go with a 4GB video card...from what i've been reading, it seems most games are already utilizing all of the 2GB cards..so i would go with a 4 just to be on the safe side

prices at Canada Comp are as follows...

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr 2GB...$309

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr 3 4GB...$369

imho, $60 is worth paying for a card that you'll be able to use much longer when it comes to gameplay
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Picked up my mouse today...or i should say Rat

The Mad Catz R.A.T. 9...completely adjustable, wireless and just looks all around badass...i picked up the Glossy Black with customized red plates to match my Deadpool theme
Hey, it's all about paying attention to detail right ?











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thanks bud, i'll check it out


i agree with Nites about the Mid Tower...gives you room to expand

the only other suggestion i would have (and keep in mind this is coming from a "noob" builder) is to go with a 4GB video card...from what i've been reading, it seems most games are already utilizing all of the 2GB cards..so i would go with a 4 just to be on the safe side

prices at Canada Comp are as follows...

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr 2GB...$309

MSI GeForce GTX 760 Twin Frozr 3 4GB...$369

imho, $60 is worth paying for a card that you'll be able to use much longer when it comes to gameplay
From what I have been reading I think a 2 gb card should be good for me, if anything in a year or two iwhen prices go down I'll buy another geforce gtx 760 2gb card and put it in SLI, I think I will be good
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There were some really good deals on NCIX for Canada Day and I ended up ordering everything I needed. All CPU's are on sale Shadow so if I were you I would have a look at that. Only thing I changed from my original post was that I ordered a coolermaster v650 power supply, Corsair Vengence 8gb ram and I ended up going with a mid tower case. Can't wait for all the parts to arrive
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There were some really good deals on NCIX for Canada Day and I ended up ordering everything I needed. All CPU's are on sale Shadow so if I were you I would have a look at that.
thanks for the heads up ...checking the website now

my i7 Quad Core 4770K is still $10 cheaper at Canada Computers...but i'm going to check other parts as well

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That mouse you got looks like a transformer
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That mouse you got looks like a transformer
that's what my son in law said when he first saw it
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I've been a busy boy today...went over to Canada Computers to finish off my shopping list

Picked up...

2 Samsung Pro 128GB SSDs
1 WD Black 3TB 7200 HD
i7 4770K Quad Core
Corsair HX850 Power Supply
Samsung External DVD
Logitech G930 Wireless 7.1 Headset


Ordered...

Corsair Vengence Red 16GB @ 2133 MHz
MSI GTX 780 Ti
LG 34UM65 UltraWide 21:9 Monitor

Started to put it together today....








I modded my 2 SSDs to match the theme
All i have to buy now are braided cable extensions...still trying to decide on red or white
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looks sexy, can't wait for my parts to come in, should have everything in by next thursday and I'll start to put it together on friday (no work)
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Got all my parts yesterday and put everything together today, too bad the RAM was on back order so I am going to have to wait till the end of this week for that to come in, everything is ready to go just waiting for the ram now
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Got all my parts yesterday and put everything together today, too bad the RAM was on back order so I am going to have to wait till the end of this week for that to come in, everything is ready to go just waiting for the ram now
congrats and ya, waiting is a pain

took my scooter up to Markham yesterday to pick up some Bitfenix braided cable extensions (red)...Markham was the only store with them in stock...only one they didn't have was an 8 pin black (motherboard) so looks like i'll be going to ebay to get it...picked up a couple strips of LED lights while i was there as well (damn they were expensive)

waiting for my Ram and Video card and Monitor...hopefully they'll be in by the end of the week
Markham had my monitor on display and i gotta say i was blown away when i saw it out of the box ...can't wait
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I've been a busy boy today...went over to Canada Computers to finish off my shopping list

Picked up...

2 Samsung Pro 128GB SSDs
1 WD Black 3TB 7200 HD
i7 4770K Quad Core
Corsair HX850 Power Supply
Samsung External DVD
Logitech G930 Wireless 7.1 Headset


Ordered...

Corsair Vengence Red 16GB @ 2133 MHz
MSI GTX 780 Ti
LG 34UM65 UltraWide 21:9 Monitor

Started to put it together today....








I modded my 2 SSDs to match the theme
All i have to buy now are braided cable extensions...still trying to decide on red or white
i got the same headset, its good
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:54 AM   #120 (permalink)
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That's one beast of a machine Shadow. "Horsepower" is all I have to say.
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