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So I've been buying wc parts for a long time now, and I'm not sure that all of you know this but I thought I would share, for example whn we are comparing two websites prices, frozencpu and ppc, first off ppc is dramaticaly cheaper, but what some of you might now know that whn u buy and ek Hf you get to select 2 free barbs which fcpu does not offer, same applied when I bought my ek x2 250mm res
just thought I would throw that out thete for budget buyers
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I like to look for the parts I need/want at FrozenCPU. Then I try to find them at other places to buy. FrozenCPU is more expensive, I prefer to buy from PerformancePCs and Jab-Tech, but FrozenCPU has a great selection of items.

Wasnt sure on the free barbs thing, as I try to use only compression fittings.

Thanks for pointing this out.
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Yeah, FrozenCPU has the most complete and comprehensive selection I've ever seen at a single site. However, they tend to run a little higher in cost vs. others...but there are many times you just can't find specific items elsewhere. Regardless, it's a great site to use for comparison shopping, providing examples of components/parts or finding something that you can't find elsewhere.
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i only knew about frozencpu lol
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...Wouldn't happen to be the same tx-jose from Tom's forums, would you??

But yeah, there are many good WC part sites out there...but it's hit or miss who has what. FrozenCPU has the biggest selection by far, but again...price is a little higher on most. Don't get me wrong...they ship fast and are great. I've spend a ton of money there over the years. Just shop around...there are other places to buy. Check the stickies around...many have links to e-tailers.
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post #6 of 21
Yup, my ek ram block was cheaper from ppcs compared to fcpu even with the discount
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Originally Posted by RushMore1205;12416929 
So I've been buying wc parts for a long time now, and I'm not sure that all of you know this but I thought I would share, for example whn we are comparing two websites prices, frozencpu and ppc, first off ppc is dramaticaly cheaper, but what some of you might now know that whn u buy and ek Hf you get to select 2 free barbs which fcpu does not offer, same applied when I bought my ek x2 250mm res
just thought I would throw that out thete for budget buyers

Yes, but ppcs support is crap, and frozencpu's one is pretty awesome.

PPCs would not replace or refund a cheap cpu block which came with a nasty deep cut on the cpu side, and shipped an order of mine to brazil instead of europe, and blamed it on usps.
When it came 2 months later, I found an old ppcs label on it with a brazil address with the new label right next to it.

When I complained that the shipment turned up in brazil a month after they shipped it, they said "BAD CUSTOMER", told me to talk to usps on myself (I'm not from the US, and usps would not talk to you unless the sender files a case with them) and pretty much told me to get lost. "Wait longer" is all that they said.

On the other hand, frozen cpu sent me replacement cathodes and inverters and some peeling barbs, even though it came from them fine, and the cathodes and inverters died because of a bad harness and not because they were bad.

Even tho ppcs is cheaper sometimes (not always), you pay for it when you have a problem.

This is my own experience. They are great when everything is fine. They will ignore you and tell you to get lost if you have any kind of problem.


So price isn't everything.
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Don't forget about Sidewinder computers.

PPC is my go-to company...they've had everything I've needed thus far. (unless it was sold out)
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Originally Posted by mongoloid;12420151 
Don't forget about Sidewinder computers.

I only deal with Sidewinders unless they dont have something in stock or dont carry what I need. Then its on to Frozen followed by PPC.
Yes PPC is cheaper but in this hobby cheaper isnt always better...
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Originally Posted by Lost-boi;12421540 
I only deal with Sidewinders unless they dont have something in stock or dont carry what I need. Then its on to Frozen followed by PPC.
Yes PPC is cheaper but in this hobby cheaper isnt always better...

your right, but when u are shopping for the same exact part, you would thin cheaper is better.

and know im not some guy that you guys are talking about, i have been ocn member for a while, and dont realy go to any other forums besides this
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