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Old September 19, 2008, 05:22 AM
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I just did a bit of homework and by going through the price match at NCIX you could end up with this;


P5Q-E
Price Match (PM) to PC Village = $163.95




Q9550
PM to PC Village = $329.95




Corsair HX1000=$229.99 (cheapest as is)




GTX280
PM to DirectCanada=$418.85




WD SE16 640=$72.99 (cheapest as is)




XP PC2-6400 4GB
PM to DirectCanada=$127.20



OCZ Vandetta 2=$29.99(cheapest as is)




S-Flex SFF21F
PM to A-Power Computer=$13.99






AC MX-2=$3.99(cheapest as is)




Samsung SH-S223F
PM to Best Direct=$23.36




Antec1200
PM to DirectCanada=$164.30




Acer P243WAID
PM to BlueSquare Computers =$388.58



G5
PM to Canada Computers=$42.99




XP OEM=$99.99(cheapest as is)


Total=$2110.08 No rebates figured in!
W/O) monitor=$1721.50

Savings=$125

That's without GST or shipping but hopefully they will still have the $5 shipping.
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Old September 19, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Wow! Thanks for that help Freq! My only concern is ordering it all from 3 or 4 different places...the shipping costs and possibly more taxes on the other sites could add up in the final price. But I will go through and take a look and try to figure it all out as final. That's a lot of savings just by price matching.

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Old September 19, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Damn nice pricematching FreqE1 but I'm wondering why only PC2-6400 ram for such a quality build? Anyways I was bored and thought I'd recheck all your prices and you've certainly done your homework. BTW nice fan choice, I absolutely love the S-Flex 1600rpm's and the next time those bad boys go on sale for $9.99 I'm going to buy a bunch. GL with the build
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Old September 19, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Damn nice pricematching FreqE1 but I'm wondering why only PC2-6400 ram for such a quality build? Anyways I was bored and thought I'd recheck all your prices and you've certainly done your homework. BTW nice fan choice, I absolutely love the S-Flex 1600rpm's and the next time those bad boys go on sale for $9.99 I'm going to buy a bunch. GL with the build

The price seemed right for the dual channel RAM. I'm already spending a bit more than anticipated. Is PC2 6400 not a good choice?
P.S. good to hear another testimonial to the S-FLEX

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Old September 19, 2008, 08:23 AM
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PC6400 is good ram it's just not OC ram. as long as you don't overclock your CPU above 400FSB you will be fine. The Current FSB of that processor is about 333 and with the mulitplier the 9550 has of 8.5 the only way your going to need PC8500 Ram is if you want to OC beyond 3.4Ghz...and in retrospect that CPU can handle that no problem so yeah you should get PC8500 Ram if you will OC at all.
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Old September 19, 2008, 08:28 AM
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So if I OC even only to 3.0ghz I should get a different RAM? Would the PC2 6400 work OC'ing it to 3? I don't want to go any higher than 3 if I do OC at all.



Edit: Wonder if I did something wrong...my price match with NCIX comes to $2,197.29 without rebates figured in.
Here's what I have matched:

ASUS P5Q-E
Matched to PC Village at $163.95

Q9550
Matched to PC Village at
$329.95

EVGA GTX 280
Matched to Direct Canada at
$449.40
(more because PM doesn't include MIR?)

Mushkin XP PC2-6400 4GB
Matched to Direct Canada at
$127.20

Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F
Matched to A-Power at
$13.99

Samsung SH-S223F
Matched to Best Direct at $23.36

Antec Twelve Hundred
Matched to Direct Canada at
$164.30

Acer P243WAID
Matched to shop.gloria.ca at
$390.96
(Couldn't find it at BlueSquare computers?)

G5
Matched to Direct Canada at
$46.80
(Couldn't find cheaper?)


Vendetta 2
Matched to Direct Canada at $29.90




I have close to the same price matches but I'm almost $100 over Freq's estimate, haha what did I do wrong?

Non price matched items:

PSU: $249.99
HDD: $99.99 (doesn't give me the $72.99 option.)
XP: $99.55
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste: 7.95

Also for their shipping, I can't find the rates for shipping through NCIX, I'm going crazy with all these different prices and changes ahh it's all confusing. That could be another $100 on top of that. The total cart weight is 75 lbs, does anyone have a rough idea how much that would cost to ship from NCIX to Ontario? hehe.

With tax (5% GST for Ontartio) and rebates figured in it equals: $2247.15 before shipping.

One thing about NCIX's price match. How does that work exactly? I mean I requested the price matches in my cart and then waited a few days with nothing happening. Do you have to check out first? What happens if you check out and then they say "No we can't match that price" and you're stuck paying their price for it?

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Old September 19, 2008, 09:20 AM
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If your only going to OC to 3.0 then PC 6400 is fine 3.0GHz is only 353FSB X 8.5 Multiplier and the FSB of your ram is 400 so your good.
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Old September 19, 2008, 09:56 AM
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For those items from NCIX that are listed as more expensive than Freq's list, you have to add them into your cart from the sale page. They don't automatically give you their cheapest price, you have to find it. Also, their pricematch only goes into effect once you place an order. And they have a $5 shipping promo on right now.
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Old September 19, 2008, 09:59 AM
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For those items from NCIX that are listed as more expensive than Freq's list, you have to add them into your cart from the sale page. They don't automatically give you their cheapest price, you have to find it. Also, their pricematch only goes into effect once you place an order. And they have a $5 shipping promo on right now.

Right, I listed the links and prices of the lower prices in the cart price match feature., and the cart total after the price match is what I have posted here. You know how it shows Before PM and After PM at the bottom of the cart.

That $5 shipping promo, is that $5 for each item or $5 in total for the whole cart?

P.S. I must thank you guys again for your continuing help. I must be driving you nuts by now haha.

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Just one thing, you could reduce the cost a lil more and go for the 4870, It is a pretty card too..

Oh yea and Sugar deserves an award for his continuous help in this forum, he helps just about anybody, and I've learned a lot from him too, that is why I'm more active here..
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