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  • 91% (54)
    Yes
  • 8% (5)
    No
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post #21 of 46
Alphacool. Danger den.
post #22 of 46
At least the MicroCenter near me has some water cooling components in stock. I bought my first pump there a Swiftech MCP-35X and when I was doing my first loop I was able to get a few fittings there to get the build finished. There are nothing wrong with big chain stores and if they are willing to fill a hole in the market then why not support them and shop there? That is if they carry the brands I want. Cause for some reason Microcenter has a bunch of old GT280 blocks and odd things like that. But then they have quite a few black bitspower fittings and a few xspc radiators.
post #23 of 46
The problem is.the customer base.
I bet you there is less than 50 guys who WC their rig in the entire city of Montreal.

I am in Edmonton, a city of 1 million. And when I go to the computer store, if I ask for WCing parts, they tell me I'm the only one in Alberta who does that.
Now, I know that's not true, but it shows you how few people do it.

N.Y. doesn't have a WCing store. So I don't know why you think Montreal can hold that market.
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post #24 of 46
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Thats why I'm asking. If we don't ask we never know. I don't know how many OCNers are from MTL, am I the only one I don't think so.
post #25 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

The problem is.the customer base.
I bet you there is less than 50 guys who WC their rig in the entire city of Montreal.

I am in Edmonton, a city of 1 million. And when I go to the computer store, if I ask for WCing parts, they tell me I'm the only one in Alberta who does that.
Now, I know that's not true, but it shows you how few people do it.

N.Y. doesn't have a WCing store. So I don't know why you think Montreal can hold that market.

FWIW, FrozenCPU is in Rochester NY I believe. I don't know that it's open as a retail store, might be more of a warehouse I think, but I do know that they do accept walk-in customers as I know of more than a few people who have been there and bought stuff instead of having it shipped.

And then there's Performance PCs with a store in Palm Bay FL.

I wish there was some place near enough to me that I could drive to. The closest for me would be the nearest Microcenter, but even that's almost 200 miles away.

I would strongly suggest if you did open a store selling watercooling products, that you also sell via the web to help make it worth it.
post #26 of 46
I'm sure a few setups in any shop to give an idea would go along way - at what cost really if your retailer ? Hardly thumb.gif

It might be that a buyer would ask for it to be done for them, this is where the retailer would be able to claw back costs
post #27 of 46
I would buy things at such a shop , obviously factoring in that I wouldn't be paying postage. Having said that the only real shop suppliers in the UK are PC World and Maplins and I seriously doubt they would sell WC parts as it is a niche market. Theres only one small PC shop in my home city (York UK) and they only have limited range of parts as they concentrate more on repairs and callouts - that's where the money is.
post #28 of 46
hello york lived up there for about 2yrs - monksgate bishopsgate .... biggrin.gif

I would certainly like to see setups in a store - PC world are big enough and have their own workshops, so well feasible thumb.gif
post #29 of 46
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hello york lived up there for about 2yrs - monksgate bishopsgate .... biggrin.gif

I would certainly like to see setups in a store - PC world are big enough and have their own workshops, so well feasible thumb.gif

York is a computer No Man's Land. A few weeks ago I wanted a Bluetooth USB dongle and couldn't find a shop that sold one on a Sunday. PC World had a rack which was supposed to have them - at £15 mad.gif - but none in stock!
post #30 of 46
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Bumping this back up. I really want this question to be answered by the maximum num of peeps.
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