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Old November 17, 2008, 07:56 AM
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One this is, I don't want to buy from many places, the three i mentioned I prefer. And I have a mem express in town, even though prices on some of their stuff is high.
but I'll check out shopbot.ca

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After going to shopbot, after searching up a couple of items, i keep seeing pc village as having great prices. I for one have never heard of them and do not know how reliable they are, can anyone tell me a bit about them and if they have had good (or bad) experiences with the site?
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Old November 17, 2008, 09:08 AM
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Came up with a revised build lol. Lots of time to figure things out with alot of options.
CM690 - 99.99
Q6600 - 227.99
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R - 146.99 - went back to this board because i was unsure of the other one, and this one seems to be getting good reviews on newegg. and i was able to fit it in the budget
G.Skill 4GB DDR2 800 - 55.37
MSI 9600GT - 116.99
WD 640GB - 89.99
Corsair VX550 - 99.99
Noctua NH-U12P
Samsung SH-S223Q - 31.99
MX-2 - 8.08

which comes out to 987.40 after taxes, so im under budget, and then add in shipping costs and gas for mem express and you probably hit 1000-1020 :)
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Old November 17, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Also should I get the
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
or
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R

Possibly even a EVGA 750i non FTW board?

Such a slight difference in name it got me quite confused, they are the same price, were as the UD3R is on newegg for 146.99 and the DS3R is 149.99 at mem express.

Sorry about so many questions, It's just when it comes to budget motherboards I get a bit confused. To many models.

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Old November 17, 2008, 10:43 AM
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UD3R doesn't support crossfire, the DS version does. The UD3R board is also supposed to be the next revision of the work done with the DS board.

I've never used pc village so I can't help you there. You can try putting the system together on ncix.com and use their price matching feature to try pulling the best prices together. Just be sure your not trying to price match to a company that's selling cheap but doesn't have any items in stock. Companies have been known to go out of stock and then drop the price on their items.
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Old November 17, 2008, 10:58 AM
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yeah, almost guaranteed i wont be needing crossfire. but i guess it is a good option to have.
but they are basically the same otherwise?

as for pc village and shopbot, i searched q6600 on it and it comes out to 199.95 on shop bot, but when i go to pc villages site by clicking the link supplied by shopbot, it says that pcvillage wants 248.95 for the q6600, with a $20 instand rebate coming out to 228.95, where as the one i found is just one dollar cheaper on newegg. And when I searched Q9450 shopbot says pc village is selling it for 324.95, and when I click that link pc village is not only out of stock, but they actually want 379.95. shopbot fail? Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q9450 2.66 GHz Quad Core Processor (1333 MHz 45NM) Socket 775 (12MB L2 Cache) - BX80569Q9450 -- pc village q9450 link
shopbot search link : Q9450 - Price Comparison - Canada's Cheapest Prices

as for that ncix price matching, i might go do that now, and see how it works, as ive never used the price matching before, nor have i ordered anything from ncix :)
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