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Old March 19, 2008, 12:27 PM
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hey, sorry if im posting in the wrong place, didn't really find the right place for this.

I'm planning to buy some parts from directcanada , just hope some of you can advise me if im doing anything wrong.

motherboard:
Asus P5K Atx LGA775 P35 DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI 1PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound Gblan 1394 Motherboard

CPU:
Intel core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHZ

RAM:
Mushkin EM PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800

Graphics card:
EVGA Geforce 8800GT

Case:
NZXT Hush Quiet ATX mid tower

Power supply:
Enermax All in One 535W

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB

Cooling:
Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2 Passive VGA Cooler
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro


This all comes down to 904.94 without taxes and shipping, my budget is anything below 1000, and if you want to show me any site that has lower prices then directcanada.
If you have any advice please post, thank you for your help.
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Old March 19, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Looks good! DC is about as cheap as it gets too
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Old March 19, 2008, 12:55 PM
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Got an OS, dvd drive, monitor and such already?
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Old March 19, 2008, 12:58 PM
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I priced out the exact same system on NCIX.COM for you and found the following:
ASUS P5K ATX LGA775 P35 DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI 1PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard To keep this price, you have to check out within 6 days.
In Stock
24495 $128.98 $128.98

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.2GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail To keep this price, you have to check out within 6 days.
In Stock
25412 $128.98 $128.98

Mushkin HP PC2-6400 HP2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-5-4-11 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
In Stock
21095 $55.60 $55.60

EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card
FREE SHIPPING FOR THIS ORDER!
In Stock 27704 $259.99 $259.99
1 x FREE Far Cry (PC Game)
NOTE: Free gifts can only be claimed in this shopping cart and cannot be added after the order is processed. All free gifts and promotions are limited quantity only.
Free gifts will only be honored after order is submitted, but may not be available unless you order right away.

NZXT Hush Quiet ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS W/ Sound Dampening Foam
In Stock
24494 $88.06 $88.06

Enermax All in One 535W ATX12V V2.0 20/24 Pin Power Supply W/ PCI-E SLI Ready
In Stock 15772 $81.25 $81.25

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive 5YR MFR Warranty
In Stock 25667 $69.85 $69.85

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2 Passive VGA Cooler for HD2400/HD2600/HD3850/HD3870/8800GT/8800GTS
In Stock 27878 $31.99 $31.99

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM
In Stock 17225 $26.01 $26.01

YOUR TOTAL $870.71
$10 MIR Mushkin
$30 MIR 8800 - $40.00


Grand Total - $830.71 before Tax and Shipping
I would then compare these prices against DC and then use the Price Compare option on top of it for the items that are cheaper there for the overall best buy.
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Old March 19, 2008, 01:17 PM
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wow thanks for the great help cashekicker, but sorry not to mention the other things i'm getting that makes the price 904.94, i'm also getting Samsung SH-S203B Black Sata DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 Dl 18X/12X Int Dvd Writer Oem W/ Vista Sw , and Linksys WMP54G Wireless PCI Adapter 54MBPS 802.11G. Also yes i already have a moniter (i think 8ms is good for what i play for now) also i got a Home premium CD i wanted to use for my laptop but found out it was horrible for it. Also i don't believe NCIX always approves of the price matching, I also believe it would take them longer to ship, even when their shipping cost way more then directcanada....

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Old March 19, 2008, 01:22 PM
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I would wait until the weekly sales start tonight as well- some of these thigns might be cheaper- don't forget that NCIX price matches too- just click the price match link in your shopping cart and paste in the links for the cheaper goods.
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Adding in those other 2 components
Linksys WMP54G - $49.39
Samsung SH-S203B - $34.88

Brings the total to $914.98

As Babrbarossa mentions the weekly sales start tonight and may make things even cheaper again or may offer some better choices instead.
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Anyone know 100% that NCIX always approves the pricematch EVEN if its fair and legit? And if it effects the time they take to ship everything? I hope so, cause i did it myself, replaced the case with a CM690 (anyone advise me not to change go ahead and post) , cosair 550w, and ended up with 907.70 with all the taxes and stuff added.

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please don't use Vista

Use XP Professional until you need to update :)
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Old March 19, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Tgraszat14 I would, i seriously would but for 2 reasons i can't:

1. I only got a Home premium around to use.
2. Buying a OS will kill my budget >.> (i have to convince my parents to let me buy it)
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