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The build listed is okay, though there could've been some better deals and you could've price matched to competitors to get better pricing!
You should cancel your NCIX weborder (find the "Edit your order" link, have your order held, then cancel it), and then place it again with price match. Find the price matches by searching the product part # at www.pricebat.ca. Price matching is done in the shopping cart. Copy the competitor site URL and type in the price.

I'm an NCIX shopper so if there's anything else you'd like to ask, feel free smile.gif

I find this case (no price match needed, NCIX is the only one that has it) better for the price and features.
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Shoot FAIL on me man!! :X

That is a good build either way ... not like you are crunching HUGE FILES and compressing tons of files LOL !!!! Good job! you going to love that cpu and GPU ... i have an old build with it and loved it played everything i wanted 1080p very playable man!!! good stuff!!!

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The build listed is okay, though there could've been some better deals and you could've price matched to competitors to get better pricing!
You should cancel your NCIX weborder (find the "Edit your order" link, have your order held, then cancel it), and then place it again with price match. Find the price matches by searching the product part # at www.pricebat.ca. Price matching is done in the shopping cart.

I find this case (no price match needed, NCIX is the only one that has it) better for the price and features.
** will help with your after market cooler you were talking about this is a good idea for you OP
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The build listed is okay, though there could've been some better deals and you could've price matched to competitors to get better pricing!
You should cancel your NCIX weborder (find the "Edit your order" link, have your order held, then cancel it), and then place it again with price match. Find the price matches by searching the product part # at www.pricebat.ca. Price matching is done in the shopping cart. Copy the competitor site URL and type in the price.

I'm an NCIX shopper so if there's anything else you'd like to ask, feel free

I find this case (no price match needed, NCIX is the only one that has it) better for the price and features.
Wow, I haven't looked at that case, if it'd be for me, I'd get one; my friend wanted some blue LED's

I price matched some stuff, got some stuff from sales, I'll keep that website in mind, I usually just use www.shopbot.ca; and prices are tax included! (5% since I live in QC and somehow I don't need to pay provincial taxes )

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Shoot FAIL on me man!! :X

That is a good build either way ... not like you are crunching HUGE FILES and compressing tons of files LOL !!!! Good job! you going to love that cpu and GPU ... i have an old build with it and loved it played everything i wanted 1080p very playable man!!! good stuff!!!

** will help with your after market cooler you were talking about this is a good idea for you OP
Well, he will upgrade in a few months, add a second 5770 I'd suppose and maybe I can push him to watercool everything

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Now anybody has good ideas for and after-market cooler? I have about 32$ left, but I could probably stretch to another 50$ on top...

I have some fans that I'll pass over to him so that's covered.
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post #14 of 19
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Sorry for double post;

I found this Corsair A50 cooler for 20$... Anybody have any experience with it?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1343
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It will mount blowing upward only without special mounting. CM 690 II has top fans so this may not be as much of a problem, it's not as optimal though and would not perform as well.
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Any better alternatives?
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It will mount blowing upward only without special mounting. CM 690 II has top fans so this may not be as much of a problem, it's not as optimal though and would not perform as well.

For $20 though, will perform way better than the stock heatsink. Just order up a Crossbow kit by Xigmatek and you are good to go. You could probably find it cheaper, I just did a quickie search. This allows you to use the Intel mounts which allow any orientation you want.
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post #18 of 19
No one else in Canada sells the Xigmatek kit; it is overpriced on Newegg. At that point it would be more cost effective to get that Mugen 2 which performs way better.
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Ok, the budget left for the cooler is about 60$ or so; so the Xigmatek isn't a bad choice... just extra 10$ shipping
Mugen 2 performs better than the A50?
I stopped looking at the reviews after I got my watercooling stuff
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