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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Hint hint: DirectCanada IS NCIX (subsidiary)

Just buy off NCIX, they have the same items. Pricematch to DirectCanada's prices if they're lower, or other Canadian stores. Also due to the newest NCIX sale, shipping is $4.99 flat rate nationwide.

There's a nice combo on NCIX (not available on DirectCan) with an Athlon II x2 and an MSI 785G motherboard that might suit you, I think it's around $105 for both
NCIX stuff is all more expensive......

edit: What do you guys think of the HDD? The parts in general really, what do you think?
post #12 of 16
That's why they offer price match, you can price match down to other stores prices (store must be in Canada, item must be in stock) in your shopping cart

Plus if you're local to Vancouver or Toronto, pick it up at a store! No shipping and you get it sooner

And there are a lot of good deals that are unbeatable by even price match. here's that CPU + mobo combo I was talking to you about earlier. Same PSU is also $5 less. NCIX has that same RAM kit in stock and you can price match it to the DirectCanada price.

You can trust me with my NCIX advice, I shop there
Edited by xd_1771 - 6/17/11 at 4:49pm
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
That's why they offer price match, you can price match down to other stores prices (store must be in Canada, item must be in stock) in your shopping cart

Plus if you're local to Vancouver or Toronto, pick it up at a store! No shipping and you get it sooner

And there are a lot of good deals that are unbeatable by even price match. here's that CPU + mobo combo I was talking to you about earlier. Same PSU is also $5 less. NCIX has that same RAM kit in stock and you can price match it to the DirectCanada price.

You can trust me with my NCIX advice, I shop there
How do I do this price matching stuff then? Can you order online and then pick it up at like the Aberdeen location? Thats probably the one you go to right?

I live about 15 minutes away so that WOULD be super super awesome.

edit: That mobo doesnt have integrated graphics it seems. The specs also say 6 SATA ports but in the images I only see 2.

edit2: If they dont have stock at their retail store, will they bring it over from their warehouse for pickup?

How will this all work?
Edited by EventHorizon - 6/17/11 at 5:17pm
post #14 of 16
You should chuck in a Phenon II and a low end GPU, 5670 or less.

I built something very similar for my parents:
-Same Board
-Same PSU
-5670
-Phenom II x4 955
-4GB 1600MHz ram
-Hitachi 500GB HDD

I was really impressed with its performance at 1280*1024 (The res of their monitor), So it should last them a while.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 6/17/11 at 5:32pm
 
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post #15 of 16
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You should chuck in a Phenon II and a low end GPU, 5670 or less.

I built something very similar for my parents:
-Same Board
-Same PSU
-5670
-Phenom II x4 955
-4GB 1600MHz ram
-Hitachi 500GB HDD

I was really impressed with its performance at 1280*1024 (The res of their monitor), So it should last them a while.
They dont need a discrete. I think the athlon II should be fine...the phenom is a bit expensive.

edit: What is the difference between athlon and phenom? Obviously there must be some huge advantage for the x4 athlon II to cost the same as a phenom II x2.

Also, what is the difference between 555, 560, all that numbering stuff? Of course they represent the "grade" but what exactly differentiates them and makes one better than the other, if at all?
Edited by EventHorizon - 6/17/11 at 5:39pm
post #16 of 16
Clock speed is the only change between model numbers. The difference between the phenom and athlon is the cache too.
     
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