1) Are these parts are compatible with each other?
2) Is it worth paying the extra $50-75 dollars to allow the "Pro's" build the computer for you?
3) I am currently living in Canada, and planning on purchasing this system this week, I have built it on Ncix.ca
(Canadian Website) and the Total cost with tax is $1784,73.
I then built this same computer on Ncix.com (USA Website) and the Total cost was $1546.73, I noticed that tax wasn't taken into action because of "No sales tax: (Outside of California)". I was also able to throw in the "Additional insurance with ExpressRMA" just to insure my parts are secure, and still keep it under $1600! I can have this order shipped to "Ship Happens" (http://www.myshiphappens.com) and can do a quick run down there to pick it up!
4) The BIG question is, is I heard that 2 days after being in the USA, you can take back $800 dollars worth of items back to Canada, without paying tax. Since my price is $1600 dollars, I am wondering if they would charge me tax at the border. Bringing the cost to the same amount as on the Ncix.ca website.
the d14 cooler is 49.99 this week. get it now
most of the stuff can be price matched. find the lowest prices, find the item at ncix, throw it into the cart, then start price matching. promo codes and MIRs usually cannot be price matched unless its the same rebate
as for the SSD, id wait since ncix sells the sandisk extreme 120gb for 89.99 a lot of the time for their extreme deal of the day. wait out for that. if the samsung gets to around 99.99, then id get it