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[Canada Post] ME Bundle - P8Z68-V PRO + i7 2600k + PG2 DDR3 8GB = $509.98 after $15 MIR + free ship

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[Canada Post] ME Bundle - P8Z68-V PRO + i7 2600k + PG2 DDR3 8GB = $509.98 after $15 MIR + free ship

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Thought I would share these decent Memory Express bundle deals (with 'free' DDR3 8GB essentially):

Asus P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard w/ Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor & Patriot Gamer 2 Series, Division 2 Edition DDR3 8GB Kit

$524.98 less $15 MIR = $509.98
= a savings of $129.99 after MIR
8 left on their online store at time of posting *** sold out!!! ***
link: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/P ... O(ME).aspx

Alternately:

Asus P8Z68-V Motherboard w/ Intel Core™ i5-2500K Processor & Patriot Gamer 2 Series, Division 2 Edition DDR3 8GB Kit

$419.99 less $15 MIR = $404.99
= a savings of $109.98 after MIR
6 left on their online store at time of posting *** sold out!!! ***
link: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/P ... V(ME).aspx

MIR ends 6/30 (from Patriot)
link: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Rebates/26 ... 9b9daa.pdf

+ free ground shipping (although with the Canada Post lockout this may delay shipment)

Happy shopping!!!
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i also saw this... what do people think of the 2500k bundle?

the ram looks good... but is it a good match between mobo and cpu? good deal?

thanks
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simsin wrote:
Jun 21st, 2011 11:53 pm
i also saw this... what do people think of the 2500k bundle?

the ram looks good... but is it a good match between mobo and cpu? good deal?

thanks

The 2500k combo is fine so is the 2600k
Koodo $40/8GB
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this is a somewhat hot deal because the rams are actually required at 1.65v which is not recommended on a SB motherboard. There is possibility it may fry the board, which occurs on the p67 boards. For that price it pretty hot, but without the ram its pretty regular sale price .
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rraannddoo wrote:
Jun 21st, 2011 11:57 pm
this is a somewhat hot deal because the rams are actually required at 1.65v which is not recommended on a SB motherboard. There is possibility it may fry the board, which occurs on the p67 boards. For that price it pretty hot, but without the ram its pretty regular sale price .

That's only for running the ram at the rated speed, which is well above the required you need for this kind of system (unless you want to do some heavy overclocking).
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rraannddoo wrote:
Jun 21st, 2011 11:57 pm
this is a somewhat hot deal because the rams are actually required at 1.65v which is not recommended on a SB motherboard. There is possibility it may fry the board, which occurs on the p67 boards. For that price it pretty hot, but without the ram its pretty regular sale price .

1.65V is fine
Koodo $40/8GB
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So I compared and here's what it comes out to for pricematching other places lowest price with ME:

Choice #1:
http://www.vastech.ca/intel-core-i7-260 ... z-cpu.html $297.50
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?s ... cture=ASUS $189.35
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... _-20220558 $86.87 -15% = $73.84
=
$560.69 -$15 MIR = ~$545.69

Difference is $560.69 -$524.98 = $35.71
Not bad...

Choice #2:

Good deal.
http://www.hltechnology.com/one_prod.php?pid=039880 $207.58
http://infonec.com/site/main.php?module ... &id=456736 $176.24
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... _-20220558 $86.87 -15% = $73.84
=
$457.66 -$15MIR = ~$442.66

Difference is $457.66 -$419.99 = $37.67
Good

So it is a pretty good deal for both of those combo's after all, since the PM'ed ram is like half price if you think about it. Just the motherboard may still be a bit expensive.
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rraannddoo wrote:
Jun 21st, 2011 11:57 pm
this is a somewhat hot deal because the rams are actually required at 1.65v which is not recommended on a SB motherboard. There is possibility it may fry the board, which occurs on the p67 boards. For that price it pretty hot, but without the ram its pretty regular sale price .

I have that exact ram running in my i5-750 system along side a 4gb G.Skill Ripjaws kit. The G.Skill is 1.5v ram where as the Patriot is 1.65v. However, they're both running stable at 1600mhz at 1.5v.
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I decided to order one, so it's all OOS now. Hopefully it's good, and I will get it soon despite the postal strike.
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Not a bad deal but I decided to hold off.

NCIX has the mobo and cpu for way less.

Also this ME deal has a mail in rebate and with a postal strike... good luck with that.

I just don't like the ram coming with it. I rather take the NCIX deal without the ram for $498 instead of paying $509.98 + 15 mail in rebate (if it even comes back to you).

Rather spend that money on other ram. I think the ram included isn't really made for the z68. There is better made ram specifically for it.
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harryt wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2011 2:43 pm
Not a bad deal but I decided to hold off.

NCIX has the mobo and cpu for way less.

Also this ME deal has a mail in rebate and with a postal strike... good luck with that.

I just don't like the ram coming with it. I rather take the NCIX deal without the ram for $498 instead of paying $509.98 + 15 mail in rebate (if it even comes back to you).

Rather spend that money on other ram. I think the ram included isn't really made for the z68. There is better made ram specifically for it.

What the hell are you talking about?

An i7 2600k+ P8Z68 Pro costs $532 at NCIX.

An i5 2500k + P8Z68 Pro costs $447 at NCIX.

Neither of the NCIX bundles include RAM.

That is substantially more than this deal from ME.
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Nice, they called me to say that they will ship via UPS. But the ram is not good? Oh well, if not good I can probably sell it and buy something better anyways for this much right?
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komal wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2011 5:22 pm
What the hell are you talking about?

An i7 2600k+ P8Z68 Pro costs $532 at NCIX.

An i5 2500k + P8Z68 Pro costs $447 at NCIX.

Neither of the NCIX bundles include RAM.

That is substantially more than this deal from ME.
Can you understand english? I already told you read my post.

The NCIX bundle doesn't have ram, but it's still a better deal price wise.

I bet most people won't get the $15 MIR on the ram from ME. Since you have less than a week to mail it and have them process it. With the postal strike on for another week your out of $15. So now the ME price goes up by another $15.

You pay $524.98 for 2600K, Asus z68, 8GB cheap RAM

at NCIX you pay $498.99 for 2600K, asus z68

So your getting the RAM for $26 roughly NOT free. Unless you get lucky some how and get the MIR AND! the postal strike goes away.

It might be cheap for 8GB of cheap RAM, but I wouldn't use it for my own needs of raw power. For someone with basic PC needs it's not bad.

Although I don't know why they bundles that RAM as the Z68 preforms much better with other types of RAM made specifically for it.

EDIT: Looks like the price SHOT up now no longer $509.98. It is $534.98.
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harryt wrote:
Jun 24th, 2011 12:18 am
I bet most people won't get the $15 MIR on the ram from ME. Since you have less than a week to mail it and have them process it. With the postal strike on for another week your out of $15. So now the ME price goes up by another $15.

They are shipping by UPS, and the MIR can be mailed within 30 days of purchase so for me that means I have until July 23rd to mail it. Also it's maximum 30 days from purchase to have the letter "postmarked" when you mail it, not how long it takes for them to process it. They can get the letter in 3-4 months, whenever really it doesn't matter. There is no way the postal strike can affect it unless the post offices close also.

As for not getting it at all, I would make a scan of the UPC and all documents as records to show if I eventually don't get anything, so they have no choice but to send the MIR's to me. Hot deal.
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Fantaz wrote:
Jun 24th, 2011 1:12 am
They are shipping by UPS, and the MIR can be mailed within 30 days of purchase so for me that means I have until July 23rd to mail it. Also it's maximum 30 days from purchase to have the letter "postmarked" when you mail it, not how long it takes for them to process it. They can get the letter in 3-4 months, whenever really it doesn't matter. There is no way the postal strike can affect it unless the post offices close also.

As for not getting it at all, I would make a scan of the UPC and all documents as records to show if I eventually don't get anything, so they have no choice but to send the MIR's to me. Hot deal.


You must be really cheap to spend all that time wasted on $15 credit LOL :D

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