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the guys who live in US are so so so so lucky while I'm in Canada.

No matter what pruduct I purchase, performance pcs/frozen cpu/sidewindercomputer/jab tech/aquatuning will charge me AT LEAST 30 bucks as shipping fee. If I buy a large item such as 1 or 2 480/560 radiator(s) or some tubing, the fee goes to 60+.

The only canadian stores NCIX/dazmode have much less choices. And they are somewhat overpriced.

In addition, I need to wait at least 5 days if I choose Express or 10+ days if I chooes regular shipping method.

Just want to know which store do you ppl live in canada choose?
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I buy my parts straight from Canada Computers down the street, great prices and section is pretty good. They don't have modding stuff or liquid cooling though, mainly just a general computer parts store.
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I usually use NCIX myself. Occasionally Anitec or A-power will have a better deal, or EXPC, but generally NCIX is where it's at.

If you're dead set on getting US-sourced parts, get a PO Box in a border town and have stuff shipped there.
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DirectCanada.com has pretty decent shipping. They just had free shipping on orders over $50, always free on orders over $300. Great prices, too. Ordering out of country shipping IS lame, considering we're like the US' little brother. I live on the border, though, so I ship it to the States and go get it. But I agree with you for the most part.

What REALLY chaps my grits, though, is just general shipping. Had to RMA a CX430 to Corsair the other day I got for an HTPC. Received it, capacitors or something were shot because they whined when the computer was off and it was audible and annoying. They messed up, I got a bad product. It cost me like $45. To ship it back to them cost $25. Unbelievable.
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I buy my parts straight from Canada Computers down the street, great prices and section is pretty good. They don't have modding stuff or liquid cooling though, mainly just a general computer parts store.
Yes I agree. I always buy video cards/cpu/memory from CC, but here's watercooling thread you know..........
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I think OP meant about buying water cooling parts, not those general computer parts.

Well ya... I've recently ordered some parts from FrozenCPU and Performance-PC stores. It takes like over 2 weeks for package to arrive and (if I got unlucky) I may get additional customs fee charge to it, which pissed me off... (shipping+customs fee) ridiculous? So, think before placing an order now.
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Yes I agree. I always buy video cards/cpu/memory from CC, but here's watercooling thread you know..........
Woops, I go by thread name because I look at all the threads through the front page.
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DirectCanada.com has pretty decent shipping. They just had free shipping on orders over $50, always free on orders over $300. Great prices, too. Ordering out of country shipping IS lame, considering we're like the US' little brother. I live on the border, though, so I ship it to the States and go get it. But I agree with you for the most part.

What REALLY chaps my grits, though, is just general shipping. Had to RMA a CX430 to Corsair the other day I got for an HTPC. Received it, capacitors or something were shot because they whined when the computer was off and it was audible and annoying. They messed up, I got a bad product. It cost me like $45. To ship it back to them cost $25. Unbelievable.
Oh, forget about RMA. Unless you have free shipping RMA.

Sometimes RMA shipping fee is higher than the item itself, especially ship to US
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Woops, I go by thread name because I look at all the threads through the front page.
never mind.
btw, you from china?
I saw chinese characters in ur portrait
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They love the Canadian technicolor dollars
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