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post #1 of 18
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I got scammed from a website the other day. I dont want this to happen to anybody else on OCN. So I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread stating where and where not to buy. If you would like to add to the list please state what catagory they should be under, and what location they are located (US, UK, Canada, etc.). Ill start with what i know. If you place a site under "where not to buy" please state why. Only computer related sites will be added to the list!!! Thanks!

WHERE TO BUY

Modding/Watercooling/Aircooling

------ United States ------

- FrozenCPU
- CrazyPC
- Performance-PCs
- CyberDruidPC
- Xoxide
- DangerDen
- SVC
- Jab-Tech
- PetrasTechShop
- SideWinders

------ United Kingdom ------

- WatercoolingUK

General Hardware/Software/Other

------ United States ------

- TankGuys
- Newegg
- TigerDirect
- NCIXUS
- ZipZoomFly
- ClubIT
- Directron
- Buy.com
- Amazon
- Frys
- VioSoftware

------ United Kingdom ------

- TekHeads

------ Canada ------

- MemoryExpress
- NCIX
- DirectCanada

WHERE NOT TO BUY

------ United States ------

- Nexfan: Charged card, 3 weeks later not answering emails, and phone calls. Items not shipped.
Xavier i7
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WD 500GB + 1TB Storage ASUS DRW-2014L1 20x DVD±RW (LS) Windows 7 Pro 2x Samsung 23" P2350 
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WD 500GB + 1TB Storage ASUS DRW-2014L1 20x DVD±RW (LS) Windows 7 Pro 2x Samsung 23" P2350 
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Logitech G15 Rev.2 Corsair HX850W CM 690 II CM Storm Sentinel Advance 
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post #2 of 18
where to buy

ClubIT - USA
DealExtreme... tho may take awhile - Hong Kong
SVC.com - USA
Directron.com - USA
Buy.com - USA
Amazon.com - USA
Geeks.com - USA
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks mini, ill update when i get around to it
Xavier i7
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 3.6 ghz EVGA X58 SLI A1 2x BFG GTX285 SLI 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB + 1TB Storage ASUS DRW-2014L1 20x DVD±RW (LS) Windows 7 Pro 2x Samsung 23" P2350 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev.2 Corsair HX850W CM 690 II CM Storm Sentinel Advance 
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Xavier i7
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 3.6 ghz EVGA X58 SLI A1 2x BFG GTX285 SLI 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB + 1TB Storage ASUS DRW-2014L1 20x DVD±RW (LS) Windows 7 Pro 2x Samsung 23" P2350 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev.2 Corsair HX850W CM 690 II CM Storm Sentinel Advance 
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post #4 of 18
Add WaterCoolingShop (UK), although I haven't bought from them they are residents here on OCN.
    
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Core2Quad Q6600 MSi P35 Platinum Gigabyte 6850 OC 1GB 6GB Corsair XMS2 
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Core2Quad Q6600 MSi P35 Platinum Gigabyte 6850 OC 1GB 6GB Corsair XMS2 
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32GB SSD & 1.66TB mixed Win7 64 bit Acer P225HQbd 21.5" Corsair GX650 
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Lian Li PC-K58B Lancool 
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post #5 of 18
add jab-tech, they're awesome for pc mod stuff and water cooling

also, how could you forget petras?

and then sidewindercomputers I hear is good.

great list you got going +Rep
quad core madness
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60GB OCZ Solid 2 SSD Samsung SATA 18X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 3007WFP-HC + 2x 2007FP in PLP 
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60GB OCZ Solid 2 SSD Samsung SATA 18X DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 3007WFP-HC + 2x 2007FP in PLP 
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Ducky Shine Blue, MX Red Corsair HX620 620W Lian Li V1000 Plus Black Razer Mamba 2012 
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
omg, i did forget petras! ill update now!
Xavier i7
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i7 920 D0 @ 3.6 ghz EVGA X58 SLI A1 2x BFG GTX285 SLI 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB + 1TB Storage ASUS DRW-2014L1 20x DVD±RW (LS) Windows 7 Pro 2x Samsung 23" P2350 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev.2 Corsair HX850W CM 690 II CM Storm Sentinel Advance 
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Xavier i7
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 3.6 ghz EVGA X58 SLI A1 2x BFG GTX285 SLI 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500GB + 1TB Storage ASUS DRW-2014L1 20x DVD±RW (LS) Windows 7 Pro 2x Samsung 23" P2350 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev.2 Corsair HX850W CM 690 II CM Storm Sentinel Advance 
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post #7 of 18
tekheads.co.uk, good shop, bit expensive but good got my mobo from there
Phoenix
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WD Blue 1TB USB.  Corsair Hydro H55 AIO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung 23"  iiyama 15"  Logitech K120 Aerocool 1150W 
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Phoenix
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Intel 4770K ASUS Z87-K EVGA Geforce 1060 6GB SC 12GB Corsair Vengnance  
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WD Blue 1TB USB.  Corsair Hydro H55 AIO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung 23"  iiyama 15"  Logitech K120 Aerocool 1150W 
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post #8 of 18
Water cooling:
Danger Den

HW

geeks.com
frys/outpost
buy.com



software:

vio software


Just a few places I have been that I didn't see on the list
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post #9 of 18
CANADA

www.memoryexpress.com
www.ncix.com

These are my two first choices whenever i get gear. I think NCIX is pretty much the only company in canada that gets in EK blocks really early.
My System
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My System
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexgheseger View Post
www.directcanada.com is usually cheaper then ncix, even if directcanada is out of stock ncix will always price match them anyways.
i7 on the cheap
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i7 on the cheap
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Intel X25-M 160GB LG GBW-H20L Windows 7 Ultimate Acer GD235HZ 23.6" 120HZ 
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