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Old January 5, 2012, 05:40 PM
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I have a friend who wants to get a new computer but doesn't want to build it himself. He's using the ncix pc builder and so far we've come up with the following build:
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Any suggestions? Any Ideas on how to save some cash?
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Old January 5, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Make sure he knows that PM is key for getting the best price. Might only be a total of $100 or so, but just a quick glance of the smaller items shows a lot of them to be a good 10 - 15% more than they should be with either PM or even just the sales that are currently on at NCIX.
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Needs a bigger PS IMO to SLI 570's along with everything else. Also does he really need a 2600k? Hyperthreading doesn't benefit gaming much. Also I think there are a lot of better SSD deals on NCIX right now.
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Old January 5, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Needs a bigger PS IMO to SLI 570's along with everything else. Also does he really need a 2600k? Hyperthreading doesn't benefit gaming much. Also I think there are a lot of better SSD deals on NCIX right now.
Well the ssd was one of the better deals on the pc builder. We are using the PC builder page because he doesn't know the first thing about computers. he wanted the computer for gaming and design.
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Old January 5, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I have a friend who wants to get a new computer but doesn't want to build it himself. He's using the ncix pc builder and so far we've come up with the following build:
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Any suggestions? Any Ideas on how to save some cash?
Don't use PC builder on NCIX. Just gather all your parts manually. It's cause most of the prices there are sold in full price, but if you get them one by one, you can get it for the sale prices. The first item you have was for 360. It's on sale for 300... so....

Edit: **320. I swear, I just saw it 300 somewhere. Like sswilson said, look for a cheaper one and PM.
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Old January 5, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB - Intel - BX80623I72600K
PC-Canada.com - RR-B10-212P-G1 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Asus P8Z68-V PRO w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI at Memory Express
GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB) at Memory Express
Buy the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 at TigerDirect.ca
Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more : Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX MID-TWR BLACK W/O WINDOW
Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more : CoolerMaster Silent Pro M850 Modular 850W 80+ Bronze 135mm Fan Power Supply - Single 12V Power Rail
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PC-Canada.com - ST2000DM001 Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 Hard Drive
Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD-Writer, SATA w/ Lightscribe Black at Memory Express
Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps - CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY - CT064M4SSD2

I saved money for every single item in your build by the way. If the link isn't NCIX, then all you gotta do is price match it after checking out in your cart.

Your price plus tax was 2468.29.
My items after tax was 2051.66. And then you have some mail-in rebates too.
I even upgraded your PSU to a Modular 850W. And got you a high quality 120GB SSD.

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Common consensus is that CM don't do good PSU's.. Look at Seasonic based ones. (Antec, Corsair, xfx etc)

145 for the corsair TX looks good there.
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