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November 12, 2007 8:18:33 PM

Hi! It's my first thread and I wanna say Hi to all!

I wanna build a new gaming pc, but I wanna buy all the parts from just one place so I don't have to pay much shipping and duties because I live in Canada. As far as I know TigerDirect.ca has the best offers.
Since the Canadian dollar is now much higher than the american dollar does anyone know a good US store from where I could buy all my parts and have them shipped all at once?
November 12, 2007 8:20:24 PM

Your local computer shop? Tigerdirect.ca is kinda expensive comparatively speaking
November 12, 2007 8:42:58 PM

I don'tknow where you live in Canada but here a few decent Shops :
NCIX(Etailer), Direct Canada(Etailers), or if you live in Montreal or near Ottawa I'd also suggest Microbytes.(BM shop)
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April 7, 2009 6:59:19 AM

Earth365 said:
http://buycanadianpc.lastfuture.com . Sells a PC called System Potential (created by Lastfuture Company: http://www.lastfuture.com ). The System has 3 variants. All of them are outstanding. I bought one recently.

System Potential is designed, built, and sold in Canada only and ships to anywhere in Canada for free if you purchase it at http://buycanadianpc.lastfuture.com .

Before buying this PC, I was a fan of the e-retailers like newegg.ca and tigerdirect.ca. And even before that, I was a fan of HP and DELL. I still think all of them are good, buy for few systems only, not all.


What a ripoff. I just assembled their $1800.00 system on newegg.ca for CAD $1050.00, and I used at least some better parts.
April 7, 2009 7:21:01 AM

Earth365 said:
http://buycanadianpc.lastfuture.com . Sells a PC called System Potential (created by Lastfuture Company: http://www.lastfuture.com ). The System has 3 variants. All of them are outstanding. I bought one recently.

System Potential is designed, built, and sold in Canada only and ships to anywhere in Canada for free if you purchase it at http://buycanadianpc.lastfuture.com .

Before buying this PC, I was a fan of the e-retailers like newegg.ca and tigerdirect.ca. And even before that, I was a fan of HP and DELL. I still think all of them are good, buy for few systems only, not all.

LOL I haven't seen prices like that since I last checked the alienware website, and I think even alienware was cheaper. Earth365 you got robbed.
April 7, 2009 7:21:54 AM

www.Memoryexpress.com is a good place to go, and I think they will assemble one for you too if you are interested, but you pay a little more for that. www.ibuypower.com can sometimes have really good deals too on preassembled pc's and ship to Canada, but IDK what kind of taxes you will have to pay.

Best to just buy the parts and assemble yourself. Only get a prebuilt if you don't know how to plug in wires and use a screwdriver.
April 7, 2009 7:37:45 AM

NCIX assembles for a flat 50 dollar fee. Pretty good rate.

I just priced out similar rigs for someone else on both NCIX and newegg.ca, and I would say they looked very similar. Either of those two would be better than Tigerdirect.ca.
April 7, 2009 5:56:08 PM

Earth365 said:
http://buycanadianpc.lastfuture.com . Sells a PC called System Potential (created by Lastfuture Company: http://www.lastfuture.com ). The System has 3 variants. All of them are outstanding. I bought one recently.

System Potential is designed, built, and sold in Canada only and ships to anywhere in Canada for free if you purchase it at http://buycanadianpc.lastfuture.com .

Before buying this PC, I was a fan of the e-retailers like newegg.ca and tigerdirect.ca. And even before that, I was a fan of HP and DELL. I still think all of them are good, buy for few systems only, not all.


I bought the System Potential Ultra High. Its incredible. I found the tripple antenna wireless adapter very useful cuz my router can make strong wireless signals but neither of my other desktop and laptop PCs have antennas good enough for enjoying full high speed internet wirelessly. Now I can place my desktop anywhere in my house and won't need a long LAN cable to play mutiplayer games without lag.
April 7, 2009 6:41:08 PM

this thread hurts my soul.
April 7, 2009 8:32:07 PM

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Like your other a**hole buddy, you too sounded like you have serious problem in your understanding of computer architecture.

I think it is you who have a serious problem understanding "computer architecture" if you paid that much for one of those PC's. You could build them yourself for half the price using higher quality components.
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And as I said to your other a**hole buddy: if you knew who I am, you would have never dared to comment about my judgement about computer purchasing.

O really? Who exactly are you? A member of the Canadian Mafia? And why would knowing who you are have affected what I think of your suggestion? It was a bad suggestion. Do you own that PC company or something?
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Go do something better in life. Never again bug people who are trying to help others.

I am trying to help the OP too. I am trying to get him the most for his money, you seem intent on getting him the least for his money. You obviously have some serious issues. Go to anger management and get some help.

Edit: LOL I just noticed Proximon and I have -4 ratings on our comments. Earth365 did you go and make like 4 profiles so you could give us negative ratings and make your comments look better than ours? :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
April 7, 2009 9:20:55 PM

Putting all of this childish mumbles aside, I have shopped only at

http://togerdirect.ca and at http://ncix.com

I checked out the prices on http://newegg.ca and they seem to be lower then http://tigerdirect.ca and http://ncix.com due to shipping costs only at sometimes.

Both are good and it depends, usually I go for ncix if they have a special and if I want to do a price match.

Tigerdirect was alright usually takes a while for them to ship to me since I'm in Nova Scotia, but that's ok with me.

If you are planning on building an entire system, try to do this as I did and I saved quite a bit.

NCIX:

Price match all of your parts using sites like http://shopbot.ca and http://www.pricegrabber.ca/
Also these two sites: http://www.bestdirect.ca/ and http://www.directcanada.com/

Make sure the prices are in Canadian and that their in stock, website also needs to be Visa verified. Price matching usually takes a day.

Get the $10 Gift card which will give you free shipping on your entire order. (Ground shipping is done via UPS)

You don't pay PST you only pay GST or HST.

You can add that $5 heavy duty box if you want to make sure your case is safe. Other products most likely will be shipped in another box. (They did that for me)

Insurance is recommended (gives you an ease of mind)

They can assemble it for you for $50

Make sure you order during business days instead of weekends, makes the process faster.

I hope this helps out,

Best of luck
April 7, 2009 10:21:56 PM

Yeah I would recommend going through NCIX.com and price matching as many things as you can.
April 8, 2009 3:42:47 PM

Heyyy guys, I'm new here. I'd appreciate if anyone expert in PC building could answer my question(s):

I am thinking about buying another PC. It should have a very powerful processor and a powerful GPU like GTX 280. I just checked several pre-built desktop PCs (few from DELL, HP, Lastfuture, and Cyberpower etc.) and several PC component sellers' site (like newegg.ca, ncix.com, directcanada.com, bestdirect.com, etc.). I have built 2 desktop PCs myself before. Which one is better? pre-built desktop PC or self-built desktop PC? No, I am not talking about just the price. Both price and quality. Isn't a HP or DELL PC with configuration similar to my Home Built PC expected to perform better? Has anyone performed such testing?
April 8, 2009 3:58:19 PM

holygirl said:
Heyyy guys, I'm new here. I'd appreciate if anyone expert in PC building could answer my question(s):

I am thinking about buying another PC. It should have a very powerful processor and a powerful GPU like GTX 280. I just checked several pre-built desktop PCs (few from DELL, HP, Lastfuture, and Cyberpower etc.) and several PC component sellers' site (like newegg.ca, ncix.com, directcanada.com, bestdirect.com, etc.). I have built 2 desktop PCs myself before. Which one is better? pre-built desktop PC or self-built desktop PC? No, I am not talking about just the price. Both price and quality. Isn't a HP or DELL PC with configuration similar to my Home Built PC expected to perform better? Has anyone performed such testing?


Don't hijack threads :) 

But I have looked into Dell and into Self built systems and I find self built is better, everything is easier to customize in self built and you might even be able to get more performance, with pre built everything is locked with those annoying warranty plastic holders. Save your self the headache and build one yourself.
April 8, 2009 4:02:12 PM

xthekidx said:
Yeah I would recommend going through NCIX.com and price matching as many things as you can.


No offense buddy. But if you are advertising for NCIX.com, please leave this thread. People want to know the truth.
If you are not advertising for anyone, continue what you are doing, you have all rights to say whatever you want to say as long as you are not being deceptive.
April 8, 2009 4:09:50 PM

sassan said:

But I have looked into Dell and into Self built systems and I find self built is better, everything is easier to customize in self built and you might even be able to get more performance, with pre built everything is locked with those annoying warranty plastic holders. Save your self the headache and build one yourself.


Thanks sassan for your reply.
April 8, 2009 5:16:04 PM

Earth365 said:
No offense buddy. But if you are advertising for NCIX.com, please leave this thread. People want to know the truth.
If you are not advertising for anyone, continue what you are doing, you have all rights to say whatever you want to say as long as you are not being deceptive.



Whatever your actual agenda is here, it's not going to work out for you. You have yet to actually say a single word that would indicate your knowledge is anything but superficial, and attacking one of the most respected posters in this forum will not earn you any points.
April 8, 2009 6:06:57 PM

Earth365 said:
No offense buddy. But if you are advertising for NCIX.com, please leave this thread. People want to know the truth.
If you are not advertising for anyone, continue what you are doing, you have all rights to say whatever you want to say as long as you are not being deceptive.

Yeah I am obviously advertising for NCIX, since they are the ONLY company I have mentioned in this thread. Grow up. NCIX price matches, which means you find prices from other places that are better and then they give you that price. Meaning you can get all the best prices around and just order from one Company, who also offers free shipping on the order if you buy certain products. Its common sense, something you seem unfamiliar with.
April 8, 2009 6:11:22 PM

holygirl said:
Heyyy guys, I'm new here. I'd appreciate if anyone expert in PC building could answer my question(s):

I am thinking about buying another PC. It should have a very powerful processor and a powerful GPU like GTX 280. I just checked several pre-built desktop PCs (few from DELL, HP, Lastfuture, and Cyberpower etc.) and several PC component sellers' site (like newegg.ca, ncix.com, directcanada.com, bestdirect.com, etc.). I have built 2 desktop PCs myself before. Which one is better? pre-built desktop PC or self-built desktop PC? No, I am not talking about just the price. Both price and quality. Isn't a HP or DELL PC with configuration similar to my Home Built PC expected to perform better? Has anyone performed such testing?

Start your own thread and we will be glad to give you pointers on your very own system.

But no, just because it has the Dell or HP logo on the side of it doesn't make it any better. In many cases, it makes it worse because OEM manufacturers like Dell and HP will use the cheapest parts they can so they can make the largest profit, and they lock up the bios which means you cannot make any changes. Homebuilds are almost always better. Only time to buy from an OEM is when you are looking for a very cheap budget system, their prices are often tough to beat in that category, or if you are looking for a laptop.
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