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View Poll Results: Reliable Online Sites
http://www.aquatuning.us 8 3.08%
https://www.frozencpu.com/ 66 25.38%
http://www.jab-tech.com/ 6 2.31%
http://www.jr.com 0 0%
http://www.koolertek.com 2 0.77%
http://www.newegg.com 82 31.54%
http://www.ncix.com 21 8.08%
http://www.performance-pcs.com 55 21.15%
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ 15 5.77%
http://www.svc.com/ 3 1.15%
http://www.xoxide.com 2 0.77%
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post #21 of 136 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 11:04 PM
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I've used both Frozencpu and Performance Pcs. Both ship out product quickly and pack everything well. Both have responded quickly to issues I've reported with products I've received and sent replacements speedily and with no drama. I wouldn't hesitate to order from either company... I just go with whomever has stock.

I've also ordered watercooling products from Hellfire PC listed on Amazon, and that guy is pretty awesome as well.

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I have ordered from all but 3 websites on your list. I have never had any problems with any of them. wink.gif
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In terms of prices, the least expensive is Performance-PCs with coupon (7.5% right now for $250+). Their extensive catalog makes them a one-stop shop so you save on shipping. Sidewinder and Jab-Tech are also very good and near comparable in pricing, cheaper overall on the items than PPC but more expensive on shipping. I think Jab-Tech has their facebook coupon running for a very long time now. I find FrozenCPU to be the most expensive, but I hear they give exceptionally good service. FrozenCPU has free shipping all March and that makes for fantastic deals if you price-shop and and item at FCPU only being slightly more expensive. For my particular order, I calculated that I would save more on their 5.1% order and eat the shipping than have free shipping, since you can only apply one code. Sadly, they're out of GT AP15 fans right now, I was just about to order a whole bunch from FCPU.
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I'm not really sure how to vote.

svc.com has a somewhat limited selection, but they really do ship same day. I live in northern Oregon and they are located in California. If I place my order on Monday and select the cheapest USPS option I will get my order on Wednesday. Their prices are often very competitive with other sites. I guess the biggest advantage is that if you live on the west coast shipping will be cheaper than if you order from the other sites. I've called and talked to them a couple times and they have been honest and up front with me. They even told me not to wait for them to get an item in stock and suggested competitor sites that I could get it from.

frozencpu: My only complaint about frozencpu is their shipping. It seems like they overcharge for shipping, at least in my opinion. There have been times when they have been the only one to carry an item that I need but they will charge outrageous shipping for it (for example, a couple fan clips for a thermalright heatsink, together weighed less than an ounce but they wanted twice the price of the clips for shipping). I've never had to contact them about anything.

performance-pcs: Great selection, competitive prices (especially with the coupons), fair shipping. I generally don't order from them unless I have to though because they are located about as far away as they could possibly be (Florida) from me (Oregon) which means higher shipping costs.

jab-tech: average selection. Prices vary. For some items they are really cheap, for others they are just average. It seems like their shipping prices have gone up recently but that could just be my imagination.

sidewindercomputers: Decent selection, good prices generally. They were slower in shipping my most recent order than I would have liked. For example, I ordered a gpu block from them on a Friday, USPS didn't actually get it until Monday, and it was delivered on the following Friday. Same day shipping would be nice. It also seems like they wait for USPS to pick up their packages whereas SVC drops them off the same day which can save a whole day.

So yeah, that's a quick summary of the sites that I have ordered from. I've never had a problem with an order with any of them. I prefer svc mainly because their shipping is so cheap because they are located about 12 hours from me, but because their selection is a lot more limited than other sites I frequently shop around.

Basically, they will all get your order too you. It's your job to shop around and find the lowest price and cheapest shipping. Sometimes its worth it to pay a higher price to get cheaper shipping.

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Oh, I should probably mention that you can get 5% off at jab-tech using the coupon code "facebook". It's been that way for years.

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Should have been a multiple selection poll so I didn't select any. Not sure where you are located but I'm in Canada. First I try NCIX as I get free shipping and good prices. Then I'd try Dazmode. Then Aquatuning. Then FCPU. Then PPCS. The only reason I put PPCS last was due to their shipping prices. Their shipping prices are almost twice what everywhere else when it comes to shipping to Canada.
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Performance PCs is the way to go!!! Awesome Customer service..I ordered over 400$+ worth of stuff...Quite Reliable ..

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My first go-to place is FrozenCPU and followed closely by Performance PC for the selection.

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Bump for new users and people buying things biggrin.gif
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