1) Performance-PCS (seem to have the best inventory turns at the moment)
3) Frozen CPU (tend to have slightly higher prices)
5) MicroCenter (for local pickup option in a pinch)
I was trying to figure out what stores carry water cooling parts. Performance-PCS seems to have the best inventory and the store is below my state, so I could get my products faster. That EK Supreme HF Full Gold block sold out fast because it was cheaper than the other EK Supreme HF blocks.
Sidewinder I would go next since the store does have a great selection. jab-tech I have great experience with and went out of their way to ship some items that weren't in stock. FrozenCPU is expensive in my book, but they do have a large selection. MicroCenter would only be a last resort, but I just go there and look for parts. I just wanted to see if TFC Admiral rads have arrived in their stores.
Just a note about Sidewinder, they have limited ability to do in store RMA's on Swiftech products. I had a pump DOA and was told they could not handle a in store RMA because they were out of stock but another member posted that they bought a 655 the day I posted they were out of stock. It turns out the "out of stock" story is just what they say because they cannot test the pumps in house. Honesty would have been the best policy in this case. Now they are off my "prefered vendor" list for a while, nothing permenant.
I have had some issues with Performance PC's (custom cable they made shorted and took out my 955) they had to sit on the side lines for a while also. They did make good on the cable repair but denied any, even $1.00 store credit to compensate me for my dead 955.
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