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I'm going to be upgrading and giving my cpu/mobo/ram to my wife. I was waiting for bd to release before making my final purchases. I'm most likely getting a 2600k and an asus or asrock mobo. I'm visiting my sister in dallas and they have a microcenter here. I can get the 2600k and the asus v pro mobo for $443 after tax. The same combo is $503 on newegg. Im leaning towards newegg actually because I don't really know how good of an idea it is to fly home a cpu and mobo, and what do I do if I need rma? What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 17
Buy now.
 
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I would say take that deal man. Saving $40 bucks is worth it.
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post #4 of 17
are both orders including tax? that could make a difference in the decision. also, how far do you live from the microcenter in fairfax in case you do have to rma?
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post #5 of 17
Buy now = winning.

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post #6 of 17
Not sure which Asus board you were looking at, but the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel + 2600k comes out to $430.48 after tax at the MC in virginia. Not sure how close you are to that though, I assume not close if you are considering making the purchase on vacation.
post #7 of 17
If you buy now your shooting yourself in the foot. Customer service is moved weeks away from you in that case whereas neweggs turnaround is built for mailing service.
post #8 of 17
I suggest use the chat or call them to ask about their RMA policy.

http://www.microcenter.com/customer_...t/returns.html

If you were to RMA through Newegg you'd have to ship to a distribution center anyways.

I wonder if someone who's done it before can help.

In store returns are generally hassle free
 
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post #9 of 17
Buy now. Can't beat Micro Center deals.
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are both orders including tax? that could make a difference in the decision. also, how far do you live from the microcenter in fairfax in case you do have to rma?
Both include tax. I'm a good three to four hors from Fairfax. I need to decide if $60 is worth the trouble of transporting the stuff on the plane and any possible problems I have after the purchase.
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