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Old July 24, 2010, 10:42 PM
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-Need a good site to buy from, hopefully Canadian and hopefully that does not charge NS HST (15%).
-I want a solid build to play some RTS/Starcraft 2, convert video files for WD Player and play with linux virtual machines
-Already have a copy of Win7
-Hoping to hook it up to my 36" LCD

Hopefully can get this around $900 taxes and shipping included. Taking any suggestions. Thanks!

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Old July 25, 2010, 02:49 AM
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Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box
$179.99

NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - BX80605I5750 In Canada.

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Gigabyte P55A-UD3P - $140.60* (*price match after rebate - usually works if its a big order )

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte P55A-UD3P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI GBLAN CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard - GA-P55A-UD3P In Canada.

[Use this link for price matching]
Buy Gigabyte [GA-P55A-UD3P] Gigabyte P55A-UD3P ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI GBLAN CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA3 Motherboard


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MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC - $209.99* (*Price Match Newegg)

NCIX.com - Buy MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - N460GTX Cyclone768D5/OC In Canada.

[Use this link for price matching]
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127512&nm_mc=OTC-sho6b0tCA&cm_mmc=OTC-sho6b0tCA-_-Video+Cards-_-MSI-_-14127512

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Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX - $75.00 (After Price Match)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30037

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http://www.cendirect.com/main_en/tech_specs.php?rPart_no=EIFB995DO&rSrc=sb

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Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM - $19.99
NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM - SH-S243D/BEBE In Canada.

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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB - $59.79

NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty - WD6401AALS In Canada.

[Use this link for price matching]
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/190346/Western_Digital/WD6401AALS/

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G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - $95.99 (After Price Match)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42745&promoid=1021

[Use this link for price matching]
http://www.memoryhouse.com/products/4828/G_SKILL/F3_12800CL9D_4GBRL/

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Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 - $49.79(After Price Match against bestdirect)
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29812&promoid=1021

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http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/155716/ANTEC/THREE_HUNDRED/

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Whole thing comes out to $831.14 before tax & w/o shipping cost at NCIX. So with tax it is about $955.81. It is going to be hard to find any place that is not going to charge you NS HST of 15%.
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Old July 25, 2010, 09:18 AM
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In my opinion ditch the Antec PSU and get something better, like this: NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-650TX In Canada.

Much higher quality IMO.
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Old July 25, 2010, 09:42 AM
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If you want to save a bit of cash, them get Phenom II Quad + 870G combo...
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Old July 25, 2010, 10:22 AM
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unless wrong, i think he needs max cpu power, so 1156 xeon and giga mobo, say 400 for those? pm with ncix btw
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Old July 25, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Hey guys and thanks for all the suggestions.

I'm interested in your suggestion of NCIX. Could you tell me what you mean by 'price match'? How to I ask them to Price match?

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Old July 25, 2010, 03:36 PM
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There is a price match icon on the bottom of the shopping cart screen.
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any suggestions for a camera card reader? do you guys ever use express rma insurance?
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For a camera card reader, u can have it as an internal or external unit. If you want it internal then you've got 2 ways of doing it, either 3.5in or 5.25in. I would suggest looking at NMediaPC models.

NCIX.com - Buy Nmedia C68 3.5IN USB2.0 Flash Card Reader Silver Black with Front USB - ZE-C68 In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Nmedia ZE-C88 Multifunction Panel with All-in-One Card Reader eSATA Firewire USB2.0 Black - ZE-C88 In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Nmedia ZE-C128 Black Aluminum 5.25IN USB2.0 Card Reader with Front USB Firewire E-SATA & Audio - ZE-C128 In Canada.

All of those would easily suit your needs
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I bought a multi reader for one of my 3.5" drive bays off ebay about 4 years ago. It cost around $6 shipping included and arrived in about 12 days. It connects to one of your mb internal usb hubs. No drivers required just hook it up and use. I also bought one for my girlfriend's computer last year.
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