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Old 02-28-2005, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I live on the east coast of Canada and was wondering where a good place is to build and order a computer from? 3 years ago i bought a computer from a local computer store (Avalon Software) and spent over $2000 on it, at the time i didn't know much about computers but now i'm pissed at what they gave me.

Pentium 4 2.4 GHz ddr333(at the time one of the newest processors)

ATI Radeon 9000 (tried to sell me integrated graphics with my motherboard, but i told him i wanted to play graphic intensive games, so he gave me a Radeon 9000(must have been collecting dust in their storage room) and told me computer graphics designers use it, so it must be good,LOL)

Asus P4PE Mobo ( Total piece of garbage, trying to get new Bios or update it is like trying to find the Lock Ness Monster.....if i could only speak Korean i'd call them up and tell them how much a piece of Sh*T their motherboard is.

I wanted a Sound Card and a DVD-writer but it seems they didn't even put either one in there, so i was left with onboard sound and no ability to burn DVDs.......LOL

ANYWAYS thats just a few things that went wrong with my first "building a computer experience". SO my question is other than Dell computers online what other companies are out there that i can take a look at? Please do not say Alienware or companies like that. Remember i live in Canada and i don't have $3000 to spend on Alienware system.
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www.newegg.com
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Haven't been to newegg in a while but they ship to Canada now?

Madwad you have a few options.

OEMExpress.com and Tigerdirect.ca are options but they are kinda shady

NCIX.com is a good one but they are in Vancouver.
... come to think of it, besides OEM and TD I don't know any Eastern Computer companies.... all western.
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If you want comfidence in your purchase go with www.newegg.com. but www.pricewatch.com will give you all the shady places to purchase from if you want to save a couple of bucks
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Trying to build a cheap computer online in canada is kind of hard to do,Newegg.com don't ship here and if they did it would cost just as much as going to a store and buying it,The only really big place to order online stuff for canada is www.tigerdirect.ca And by the time you buy from there and pay for shipping you could probably go to the local store and get it cheaper.
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oh yea.

CDW.ca (manitoba)
Insight.ca (ontario)

I deal with them in my office. They have good prices and are pretty reliable.
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On the Western side Memoryexpress.com is the shiznit for parts. They charge get about 5-10% cost and backup their warrenties very well... since the serial numbers are their ids in the system you don't even need a receipt if something goes wrong.
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i thought newegg didn't deliver to canada...i was on here ther other day and it said no interantional order including canada. *shrugs*

i live in ontario and i ordered from www.anitec.ca it's out of vancouver and they've got a pretty decent selection of stuff. graphics cards a bit pricy i think, but mobo's and processor's are pretty competitve. i forget how long it was for shippin'...i just picked standard cause i didn't want to spend the extra cash, i know i didn't die waiting for it though....
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Originally posted by jinexile
Haven't been to newegg in a while but they ship to Canada now?

Madwad you have a few options.

OEMExpress.com and Tigerdirect.ca are options but they are kinda shady

NCIX.com is a good one but they are in Vancouver.
... come to think of it, besides OEM and TD I don't know any Eastern Computer companies.... all western.
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Tigerdirect.ca isnt shady, and NCIX.COM is great.
I order from both of these stores, tiger 3 times and NCIX once.
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yea newegg doesn't ship to canada if so they changed it from yesterday and today.
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