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[NCIX] NCIX: Custom Built Computers - $1000 and $700 Gaming Computers

Instructions
1. Add all the parts in the quote
2. Add NCIX Assemble option for $50
3. Checkout!

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It's basically a computer build that works well at the given price points that would cost faaar more with likely inferior parts at Dell or Future Shop. If you add $50, NCIX will build it and give you a one year warranty on it. They ship you all the boxes so all the individual parts keep their warranty as well after that one year.

Note: Remember that NCIX changes its sale pricing every week. Never order on Wednesday morning as their sales go from Wednesday night to Tuesday night. Don't be afraid to ask in this thread to see if a part has gone down in. Prices might be different from what is shown in total as a result.

$1000 Build (Updated February 18th, 2010)
[INDENT]Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower ATX Case - $53.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=29812

Antec 650W EarthWatts PSU - $59.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... omoid=1139

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard - After Price Match it's 139.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=46237 ... e=Gigabyte
http://www.bewawa.com/gigabyte-mb-ga-p5 ... etail.html

Patriot 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 RAM - $99.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=43090
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6820220435

Intel i5-750 2.66GHz Processor - $208.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42499
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6819115215

PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty - $41.09
Scroll down and add Assembly Option on the i7 750 deal as a bundle [ If you can't find it ]

Western Digital 640 GB Caviar Black HDD - $64.36
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=34286
http://www.onhop.ca/catalog/product/10266997

Samsung 24X DVD Writer - $19.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... omoid=1139

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 - After Price Match it's $294.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?&sku=45093
http://www.peonline.ca/main.php/en/product/36311

Total
$983.38 + shipping + 5% to 14% tax.[/indent]

Please be advised that these do not include a keyboard, mouse, operating system, or monitor.


Monitor: Do a search here on RFD for "monitor" and see what the best deal is! You should be able to get a 23" 1920x1080 monitor for about $200.
Keyboard+Mouse: Your local retailer probably has it for like $20 or check NCIX.
Operating System: If you are a student, see if you qualify for free XP, Vista, and soon Windows 7 from your university/college. If you don't qualify as a student for that, you'll be still able to grab it for around $30 - $40 once Microsoft gets the Canadian site up for http://www.win741.com. If you are not a student, you can buy Vista with a Windows 7 upgrade on NCIX or buy it when it hits shelves on October 22nd.

Letting NCIX build it: After you add all the parts into the cart, there will be an option there to let NCIX build it for you. They will even call you if anything is wrong as well as test to see everything is working.

Price Match: Do a quick search on the component prices at Price Canada, Shopbot, or just manually on competing websites. You can do a Price Match by scrolling down and clicking the Price Match button in the cart. NCIX often cites "Below Cost" as a reason for denying though -.-

Credit: Inspired by the following topics:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=366177
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.ph ... tcount=387
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Very Nice. I was looking at the i7 Dell option for under $1000 but this seems to be better.

Thanks
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Are these amd cpu's comparable to the core i7 in terms of speed? I have little knowledge regarding amd cpus.
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Looks more like an ad from NCIX ;)

There is a problem for some .... If they purchase from Dell/HP, they come with OS so the users do not need to purchase ($$$) and install themselves.
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I don't know but to me it still seems like the Dell deal for the corei7 is better, pre build, more ram, os, etc..
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jcdogg wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:35 pm
Are these amd cpu's comparable to the core i7 in terms of speed? I have little knowledge regarding amd cpus.
Yes and no. They aren't technically, but takes advantage of the Core i7s yet anyway. I don't even think the video editting programs and photoshop do, and those are usually the first products to take advantage of new CPU technology.

As far as I know, AMD right now provides best bang for buck in CPUs and video cards. So, uh, buy Canadian? =P

I know there are some really technically savvy people on RFD so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
willy wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:35 pm
Looks more like an ad from NCIX ;)

There is a problem for some .... If they purchase from Dell/HP, they come with OS so the users do not need to purchase ($$$) and install themselves.
I assure you I'm not the hugest fan of NCIX. How much you like NCIX seems to depend on if you have to deal with their staff or not XD That said, there aren't many places that will put together a PC for you with retail parts and warranty it for a year. If you want to buy Windows now, you can add that to the cart. Dell/HP/etc just put that into the cost of the PC, here you choose. I think it's better to just use Windows 7 for free and purchase it when it comes out.
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Firestorm wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:40 pm
I think it's better to just use Windows 7 for free and purchase it when it comes out.
You may want to mention that will be another $150-200 on top !
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willy wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:42 pm
You may want to mention that will be another $150-200 on top !
Free if you're a student because of MSDNAA and Imagine Cup. Not everyone has access to those so I'll put in OS costs too.
jcdogg wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:39 pm
I don't know but to me it still seems like the Dell deal for the corei7 is better, pre build, more ram, os, etc..
Both systems are pre-built with 1 year warranty. The rest is a trade-off. It's $300 difference between the two systems. You can just add 2 to cart instead of 1 for the RAM and you'll have 8GB. OS is free for now, you can upgrade later for the costs specified. I need to look up Windows 7 pricing. The difference is that the 4870 and especially 4890 is far superior to the 4350 video card.

The Dell deal is pretty good too imo. I'd go with this if you wanna play games, the Dell if all you want to do is video editting. This if you want to do both.
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jcdogg wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:35 pm
Are these amd cpu's comparable to the core i7 in terms of speed? I have little knowledge regarding amd cpus.
AMD has no competitors for Intel core i7, but buying Core i7 come at a significant price premium.
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jcdogg wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:39 pm
I don't know but to me it still seems like the Dell deal for the corei7 is better, pre build, more ram, os, etc..
Dell, HP, Compaq, etc, also generally use lower quality parts. Computer case with poor thermodynamics and expandability, crappy power supplies, poor performing chipsets, minimally accessible BIOS, proprietary non-standard replacement parts that cost an arm and a leg to buy, etc, etc...

This is especially true for the budget to mid end systems sector.

To be fair though, these systems are generally aimed at the less computer literate.
People who build their own systems, or choose their own parts and have them built by a company like NCIX generally already know this, and tend to steer away from "name-brand" companies already.
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Firestorm wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 4:40 pm
Yes and no. They aren't technically, but takes advantage of the Core i7s yet anyway. I don't even think the video editting programs and photoshop do, and those are usually the first products to take advantage of new CPU technology.

As far as I know, AMD right now provides best bang for buck in CPUs and video cards. So, uh, buy Canadian? =P
Current software can definitely take advantage of i7.
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sh ... i=3574&p=4
[IMG]http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/core ... /19407.png[/IMG]
But i7 also comes at a price premium.

AMD does provide an excellent alternative in the entry and mid performance sector, and arguably the best bang for your buck there too.
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Homer Jay Simpson wrote:
Jul 5th, 2009 10:50 pm
Dell, HP, Compaq, etc, also generally use lower quality parts. Computer case with poor thermodynamics and expandability, crappy power supplies, poor performing chipsets, minimally accessible BIOS, proprietary non-standard replacement parts that cost an arm and a leg to buy, etc, etc...

This is especially true for the budget to mid end systems sector.

To be fair though, these systems are generally aimed at the less computer literate.
People who build their own systems, or choose their own parts and have them built by a company like NCIX generally already know this, and tend to steer away from "name-brand" companies already.
Obviously, you haven't been working at the corporate world yet ...

'Lower quality parts' ... Those systems use the exactly the same 'low-quality' CPU/RAM/HD/chipset/DVD that we can buy from the stores ...

'Minimally accessible BIOS' ... Any overclockers in the government office, banks or hospitals ... Please raise your hands ;)

Not to mention they come with OS and support & warranty. Also, they work right out of the box. All these are important for organizations ...

Build-your-own is no doubt with high(er)-quality parts but it's definitely not for everyone ....
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Thank you for the information Homer :)

willy, this isn't exactly for corporate consumers...

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