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davidm71, totally cool and to each his own. In this day and age we are all trying to get the most for our money.

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I purchase primarily from Newegg because most of the time they offer free shipping and their warehouse is only one day away and quick for free shipping.
Only one comment on that, and I'm sure you're well aware of the law: if the warehouse from which NewEgg ships is within the state where you purchase, then they must collect sales tax. And sales tax can be anywhere from an additional 8-10%. NewEgg, for example, ships out of Memphis I believe, so products arrive in no time at all to me here in Nashville. But then, the "free shipping" is more than negated by the hefty TN sales tax I need to pay.

Amazon may, as you say, have a narrower selection than NewEgg but I have not found that to be so. And for what it's worth, I pretty much pay the rent at Amazon.

However, I must agree with you that if you are purchasing something really exotic, both NewEgg and Amazon may not be worthy choices.
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Actually Newegg is just a couple states away so no tax and one days drive away. Not that there are always exceptions to that like anything...
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I go anywhere they have what I'm looking for at a better price than anyone else.

Watercooling I pretty much go with PPCs. Same for fans. Yate Loons are hellacheap when you don't do the sleeving. But they don't do that for all the fans they do it for Yates tho.

But most everything else I get from the Egg because their combo deals are generally good enough that shipping is nominal if they charge shipping for the items I buy. Though I have purchased fittings through the Egg too. Which was a shock to me cause I didn't think they'd be the only place to have Black Enzotech 45s. Only after I got them, did PPCs' start offering them and for the same price.

The tubing for my water cooling I can get from Amazon for cheaper than PPCs' but they don't fit the free shipping criteria. The problem with Amazon, is that they don't always have what we as enthusiasts want. Sometimes they have it a lot of the times they don't. I do look but not always.

@davidm... Being that I'm not familiar with 6*** series GPU and CPU combinations, I can't give a truly definitive statement. I've only this bit of logic though, if you turned off everything that you do not need to run, the unused Cores won't activate and impact performance negatively. Thus negating the need to disable them.

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The problem with Amazon, is that they don't always have what we as enthusiasts want.
Where do I go to sign up to become an "Enthusiast". My computers are freaky, funky fast and I am quite enthusiastic about them. And I buy only the best quality components. Tax Free and Free Shipping - and not just sometimes!

Btw, Any of you enthusiasts wanna race? Pink slip for pink slip? You guys might all think you're a bunch of speedy rabbits - but you're no match for a Duck. That's right. No match at all.

Ducks Can Fly!

Ah, but how pedestrian I must appear to the Enthusiast? Buying from Amazon and all that ...
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Where do I go to sign up to become an "Enthusiast". My computers are freaky, funky fast and I am quite enthusiastic about them. And I buy only the best quality components. Tax Free and Free Shipping - and not just sometimes!

Btw, Any of you enthusiasts wanna race? Pink slip for pink slip? You guys might all think you're a bunch of speedy rabbits - but you're no match for a Duck. That's right. No match at all.

Ducks Can Fly!

Ah, but how pedestrian I must appear to the Enthusiast? Buying from Amazon and all that ...
You get your Enthusiast license out of the bottom of a Cracker Jack box. But you have to be special to get the box. That's what my mommy told me, so it must be true.

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Where do I go to sign up to become an "Enthusiast". My computers are freaky, funky fast and I am quite enthusiastic about them. And I buy only the best quality components. Tax Free and Free Shipping - and not just sometimes!

Btw, Any of you enthusiasts wanna race? Pink slip for pink slip? You guys might all think you're a bunch of speedy rabbits - but you're no match for a Duck. That's right. No match at all.

Ducks Can Fly!

Ah, but how pedestrian I must appear to the Enthusiast? Buying from Amazon and all that ...
We were out duck hunting and I seen a duck run on water boy did I scare him
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You guys are so, so unkind. And now I'm out of Xanax to deal with these "issues".

First of all, I'm denied membership due to some arcane rule and then, the absolute Koop De Grass, another insulting comment about Ducks.

It looks like I shall forever be just another Dumb Duck!

Anyway I got my two SSD's conjoined and working nicely together (in what some might actually call RAID). So in my eyes, I'm a Winner!
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Congrats dude. Soon as I can I'll be getting a couple SSD to see what all the fuss is about.

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im in a predicament in the sence of shall i keep my crosshair extreme or keep my crosshair v either way one has to go.
if anyone has seen my other posts ive fixed my chv with a heatgun and it now powers up and runs.
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Ceadderman, if you do (by some stroke of God or an invocation to your local muse) succeed in RAIDing your two SSD's, please do post your results and in the process "have at me". That's the only way I will learn.

"Squonk en Los Endos" Geez, you guys have all this secret stuff going on. Btw, where is the Secret Handshake pic posted.

I am definitely not cool. That much I know. But trust me. I have every intention to one day, before it's too friggin late, to change and become

oh-so-totally C-O-O-L!


But in the meantime, I have my two SSD's conjoined and working together in relative harmony with pseudo-RAID -- and well, yours are in the mail!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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