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BrutalGreen June 26, 2012 12:05 PM

Griezz check your inbox plz.

Griezz June 29, 2012 11:39 AM

So I check with TigerDirect about assembling the system that I'm considering. They tell me that system assembly is a flat $75 fee, $125 if there is an O/S to install as well..

Umm.. yeah...

I'm a little nervous about assembling the system myself, but to pass on a $125 fee, I think I can manage.

great_big_abyss June 29, 2012 01:00 PM

If you haven't bought yet, consider this:

The Bitfenix Prodigy is probably the coolest (cred wise, not temperature) small form factor case out there. You'd need to switch to an mATX motherboard, but it will fit a fullsize video card. This case really is the pimpest case currently available, though.

http://cdn.overclock.net/4/4d/4d422c...x_Prodigy.jpeg
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/LP/ima...igy_GTX690.JPG
This is the case with a GTX690 installed (upper HDD tray removed) demonstrating it will take a fullsize GPU (double slot...forget about the ASUS DirectCUII.

The caveat is that you WILL have to run an mITX motherboard, and you can forget about ever doing a crossfire/SLI setup with this case. Other than that, this thing is a work of art.

Bitfenix Prodigy at NCIX
ASUS P8Z77-I mini ITX motherboard at NCIX. This thing has all the VRMs needed for some serious overclocking

Linus Tech Tips - Bitfenix Prodigy

JJThomp July 2, 2012 08:21 AM

For $1650 you could do much better components wise... Where do you live? NCIX does have a bunch of stores and you can price match to them. Pretty much every single part you can get cheaper except for maybe the vertex 3.

Griezz July 3, 2012 08:58 AM

I live in the Toronto area. I was going to write that there is a Tigerdirect not 5 minutes from myplace, while Newegg and NCIX seemed to be in another province. However, I just found out that there is indeed an NCIX outlet that is 2:biggrin:0-25 minutes away. Looks like I need to go recheck figures. :)


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