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Hi, I was looking for some advice on purchasing parts in Canada.

 

Recently, my local PC Hardware store went out of business.  In the past I would go to them with a part list and ordered through them.

They acted on my behalf when any issues came up; they dealt with the claims and in some cases did the repairs I could not.

 

When it comes to ordering online, I am a bit behind the times.  I still prefer a person at the counter but that's no longer available. While being a long time consumer of LTT content on YT, I came here.

Is there a preferred online Canadian Retailer that is generally considered reliable and honest?  Practical pricing, decent shipping with fair warranty/repair practices?

I am not opposed to using Amazon and relying on Product Warranty for issues but was curious on others preference based on experience.

 

 

Currently, I'm upgrading from my old P8Z77-V LK with a i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz

to a Asus: X570 Crosshair VIII Hero with either a R3 3300x or R5 3600x and I don't have that knowledgeable and loved local PC Guru to assist.

At least that's the plan. My PC is strictly for gaming and when I need to, streaming in which I use the NVenc on a GTX 1050ti GDDR5 4G

 

My lesser question in regards to the hardware, the difference between the two CPUs. It worth it?

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, l3ugsy said:

Hi, I was looking for some advice on purchasing parts in Canada.

 

Recently the my local PC Hardware store went out of business.  In the past I would go to them with a part list and ordered through them.

They acted on my behalf when any issues came up; they dealt with the claims and in some cases did the repairs I could not.

 

When it comes to ordering online, I am a bit behind the times.  I still prefer a person at the counter but that's no longer available. While being a long time consumer of LTT content on YT, I came here.

Is there a preferred online Canadian Retailer that is generally considered reliable and honest?  Practical pricing, decent shipping with fair warranty/repair practices?

I am not opposed to using Amazon and relying on Product Warranty for issues but was curious on others preference based on experience.

 

 

Currently, I'm upgrading from my old P8Z77-V LK with a i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz

to the an Asus: X570 Crosshair VIII Hero with either a R3 3300x or R5 3600x and I don't have that knowledgeable and loved local PC Guru to assist.

At least that's the plan. My PC is strictly for gaming and when I need to, streaming in which I use the NVenc on a GTX 1050ti GDDR5 4G

 

My lesser question in regards to the hardware, the difference between the two CPUs. It worth it?

 

 

 

For Gaming the r3 3300x is good value for money. But since you are wanting to stream I would recommend the R5 3600 to give you that extra boost when your streaming as those extra cores will help with video editing and streaming.

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6 minutes ago, l3ugsy said:

Hi, I was looking for some advice on purchasing parts in Canada.

 

Recently, my local PC Hardware store went out of business.  In the past I would go to them with a part list and ordered through them.

They acted on my behalf when any issues came up; they dealt with the claims and in some cases did the repairs I could not.

 

When it comes to ordering online, I am a bit behind the times.  I still prefer a person at the counter but that's no longer available. While being a long time consumer of LTT content on YT, I came here.

Is there a preferred online Canadian Retailer that is generally considered reliable and honest?  Practical pricing, decent shipping with fair warranty/repair practices?

I am not opposed to using Amazon and relying on Product Warranty for issues but was curious on others preference based on experience.

 

 

Currently, I'm upgrading from my old P8Z77-V LK with a i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz

to a Asus: X570 Crosshair VIII Hero with either a R3 3300x or R5 3600x and I don't have that knowledgeable and loved local PC Guru to assist.

At least that's the plan. My PC is strictly for gaming and when I need to, streaming in which I use the NVenc on a GTX 1050ti GDDR5 4G

 

My lesser question in regards to the hardware, the difference between the two CPUs. It worth it?

 

 

 

I use Memory Express for most of my PC hardware needs. They are really good guys, the will match pricing to major online retailers like amazon or newegg (conditions apply). If you do not have a memory express close to you, you can order products online from them as well. Its a great way to support local in this time.

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600X GPU: Reference 5700XT (Asus) Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X470-F RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200C16 PSU: Corsair RM850X White

Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB Storage: 500GB WD SN750 M.2, 500GB Samsung 860 Evo SSD, 1TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD Case: NZXT H500i White

Keyboard: Asus ROG Strix Flare (MX Red) Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Monitor: HP Omen 25 144hz 

 

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Memory Express only has the federal taxes. Good service too.

 

For me it's saving 10 %

Desktop: 11700k @ stock, 32gb ddr4 @ 3000, 3080Ti, Maximus XIII.

 

Laptop: Dell G3 15 - i7-8750h @ stock, 16gb ddr4 @ 2666, 1050Ti 

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Thank you for all for replying.  I did go to the memory express sit, but ran into an issue with the specifications. 

 

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX77770

On their website, the specifications print, 4 x DIMM DDR4-1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2666 MHz, Unbuffered RAM, 128GB Max

 

Where as the Asus Website, https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-Crosshair-VIII-Hero-WI-FI/specifications/

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

 

While im not looking to OC, the absence of 3200/3000/2933/2800 had me questioning if it was an posting error or a different board.

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52 minutes ago, l3ugsy said:

Thank you for all for replying.  I did go to the memory express sit, but ran into an issue with the specifications. 

 

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX77770

On their website, the specifications print, 4 x DIMM DDR4-1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2666 MHz, Unbuffered RAM, 128GB Max

 

Where as the Asus Website, https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-Crosshair-VIII-Hero-WI-FI/specifications/

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

 

While im not looking to OC, the absence of 3200/3000/2933/2800 had me questioning if it was an posting error or a different board.

 

What about the part that says "/3200/3000/2933/2800" right after the O.C. speeds?

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Newegg, Memory Express and Canada Computers are the general options when it comes to online. I would check those before going to Amazon, unless there is a clear price advantage.

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46 minutes ago, Slayerking92 said:

 

What about the part that says "/3200/3000/2933/2800" right after the O.C. speeds?

That's on the Asus website, not on the Memory Express website where I plan to purchase it.

I did send them an email to confirm but I don't know how backed up or staffed they are, all things considering.

Was hoping someone with more experience with the site could help.

 

Memory Express Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (Wi-Fi)

- 4 x DIMM DDR4-1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2666 MHz, Unbuffered RAM, 128GB Max

 

Asus Website Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (Wi-Fi)

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory

 

Both respective links are above.  I'm asking because I ran into this issue with video cards, same name, different features.

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