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#54024 Newegg to start shipping to NZ

Posted by Techworld1 on 08 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

Please don't think that NZ etailers are creaming it over here. I know I'm not. I have the same markup across the board on all NZ supplied goods and its that low that I can make or lose money depending on what the freight cost is.
I don't think the suppliers are creaming it either. It is not cheap to get stuff sent over here. Either a small parcel or a container. Plus they have to warehouse the stuff and pay staff to dispatch and take orders etc etc. And take risks. Do they order a hundred whizz bang graphics cards only for them not to sell and they get stuck with them. There is alot of money tied up in stock, believe me. Goto any etail site, look at what they have 'in stock', try to add that that and then multiple it by 2 or more times per item. Big dollars. Without ordering in bulk, you don't get the discounts available.

There is more to prices often that end users see. Many assume computer retailers are ripping you off. I can guarantee this is one line of retailing you are not being ripped off. Other lines of retail may be ripping you off and creaming it, and maybe I'm just doing this all wrong but I don't believe we are. Some places may be but sites like Pricespy enable to you guys to see who that is. That ability doesn't really exist for many other retail lines.

Having said that, I think Newegg shipping here is a good thing. It opens up more brands and range which is what I think NZ is missing (not pricing).
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#31490 Nihilus (Build Log)

Posted by JoshHunter on 19 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

The family:
Finally I have everything, I was unbelievably excited to get the loop set up.

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The pump assembled with the D5 reservoir top:
Awesome little bit of kit. Filling was really simple.

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I ended up being 1 Monsoon fitting short, so I ordered some XSPC ones instead. The Monsoon fittings have a much better grip on the tubing, however the XSPC ones still work well. The Monsoon fittings are also much easier to loosen and tighten.

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The radiators:
I ended up getting an XSPC EX140 and EX280. I couldn't be bothered waiting any longer for the Alphacool ones to arrive :P The 140 fitted beautifully in the back, however It blocks the top PCI-E slot, meaning I had to move my GPU.

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I was happy with how the radiators fit in my case, my research paid off ><

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Quick-Disconnect drain-line:
This thing proved invaluable when I was leak testing, it made it very easy to empty the reservoir and rearrange things!

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Completed loop order mock-up:
After what seemed to be an hour of staring at my case and tracing imaginary tubing lengths between components with my fingers, I settled on what you see below for my loop order.

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Leak testing:
Leak testing was incredibly tense for the most part, I felt very uncomfortable for the first half hour. I had one leak, and it was between the reservoir and the 90° fitting that connected to the QDC. It was a very small leak, only a dribble, but it proved pretty annoying to fix, and I had to fiddle with it a lot. I suspect it was because the piece of tubing coming from the radiator wasn't long enough, and it was pulling the 90° fitting on an angle, creating a gap in the seal.

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The leak was here:

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Finally I'm finished. Setting up the loop was super fun, and the temperatures are good. The loop has more or less removed to temperature limit for overclocking, and I did a bit of benching this morning. The lame part is that I seemed to have lost the silicon lottery hands-down, and my chip won't do very good clocks at all. It's a huge shame because it means that there is very little tangible benefit to this watercooling loop, hopefully I'll have better luck with an Ivy-E hexacore! Or possibly a Haswell chip, depends how tempting it is I guess.

Overclocking aside, the loop looks great and I'm happy with the noise levels. I have a GTX680 on it's way from the US which I will add to the loop, and I also plan to buy an extra couple of Apaches for push-pull, not because I need push-pull but simply because it will fit.

I'm sorry that this hasn't really been much of a build-log, when I made the thread I had big plans but I just haven't been bothered to take regular photo's and post meaningful updates. Next time I'll just do what I've done in this summary. Thanks for looking :)
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#47711 Grammatically incorrect posts

Posted by TomSahz on 15 January 2014 - 07:04 AM

Yeah, it really doesn't matter, if people don't like incorrect grammar, they shouldn't be on the internet. (Sorry MassaHarri)

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#42381 **** YOU APPLE

Posted by TomSahz on 23 October 2013 - 07:57 AM

Im just surprised its free

Apple usually try and charge you for updates

But at least they have affordable hardware right? Oh.
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#29717 I'm going to build myself a computer case...

Posted by LinuxUser on 09 April 2013 - 06:17 PM

OK, here's the promised photos:
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The cover for the DVD drive hasn't been installed yet, so it was just sitting there for the photo – you're fortunate I managed to get it, because the wind wanted to blow it over.

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Since taking these I've put the first coat of varnish on.

Oh, and when I was getting ready to solder up the broken wires on the USB ports, two more broke. So I don't think I'm going to bother with soldering those up, I'll just figure out something else...
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#48248 Background Display Thread

Posted by Word Of Madness on 26 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

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#47977 Case Display Thread

Posted by aidhanc on 19 January 2014 - 09:49 PM


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#34631 Congratulations Josh...

Posted by Scrypt on 03 August 2013 - 12:30 AM

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#55083 Bad review.

Posted by Word Of Madness on 07 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Honestly, this looks like needy customer syndrome.

The product number listed on their website matches the product they delivered to you. They finally gave in to your neediness and gave you the extras free of charge, then you refuse to remove a negative review.

Alphacity could have treated you better earlier on, but I'm fully on their side here. They have done absolutely nothing wrong. They were not arrogant. You were.
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#39041 Gaming Rig: Heracles - Hardware Completed

Posted by jjknz on 20 September 2013 - 10:05 AM

Mwahahahaha FINALLY.

All my components have arrived HAHAHAHA.
I've been planning this since last year :D
This weekend should be an eventful 2 days indeed ψ(' ∇')ψ

CPU: Upgraded to Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz Socket 1155 Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz Socket 1155
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 2GB x2
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 2x8GB
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-850M 850W
HDD: Seagate Barracude 1TB
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
Chassis: Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX
Wireless: TP-Link TL-WDN4800
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60 v2
Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet 140mm x2
Lighting: Bitfenix Alchemy LED Red 60cm, 30cm
Monitor: LG IPS235P

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Fig. 1 - Mmm Hardware

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Fig. 2 - Dem Cables

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Fig 3. *Rowr*

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Fig. 4 - Window

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Fig. 5 - Lights On, LEDs On, Lid Off

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Fig. 6 - Lights On, LEDs On, Lid On

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Fig. 7 - Lights Off, LEDs On, Lid Off

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Fig. 8 - Lights Off, LEDs On, Lid On

The photos don't do the LED lighting justice, it looks BEASTLY in real life, believe me :P

This was my first build from scratch. I just want to thank everyone who has given me advice and useful information along my journey to creating Heracles. I really really appreciate it and I am so proud to be part of the PriceSpy community. I hope the images show the amount accumulated opinion and research all of us have put into Heracles.
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#38230 Second GTX 670 4GB Card

Posted by TomSahz on 10 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

If you keep using rediculously large fonts just to be annoying then don't be suprised to find that you no longer have posting rights.
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#31028 I'm going to build myself a computer case...

Posted by LinuxUser on 04 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

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#28980 Case Display Thread

Posted by Patrick_T on 14 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Been away for quite some time. But here it is, my new and current loop. Took it down, cleaned the blocks and radiators, and changed the layout and tubing. Push-pull on the 200mm rad is a must.

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Don't mind the poor lighting. lol
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#47479 [Build Log] Tactical Evolution

Posted by James4832 on 10 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

..:: Tactical Evolution ::..

Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger.

I wanted to give myself something to do over the holidays, and my old PC needed an update, so I decided to buy a new PC. Then, I thought, why not put up a build log? So I did, and here is the result. (My first build log, Sorry S0up2up I stole your formatting from Overkill because it looked cool.)

Parts list:
  • CPU: Intel i5 4670K. (Bought from PBtech) - $323.73
  • CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo (Bought from World of Madness) - $45
  • Motherboard: Asus Z87I-Pro (Bought from CL) - $259.95
  • GPU: Asus Geforce GTX 770 2GB (Bought from CL) - $573.85
  • PSU: Corsair HX 650W v2 (Replaced Seasonic G650w from CL) - $185.33
  • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB Kit 1866Mhz CL9 (2x4GB) (Bought from PBtech) - $148.35
  • SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 256Gb (Bought from PBTech at Armageddon Expo for old PC) - $270.25
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 (Bought from PBtech) - $92.00
  • Case: Bitfenix Prodigy White (Bought from CL) - $99.95
  • TOTAL PRICE - $1998.42
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#47448 building a case in a desk

Posted by moosenp3d on 08 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

ill have a new update in a week or 2 , waiting for my 2 heatkiller water blocks to get out of customs , and will have the lutros cable combs showing up in a week .
Got my second pump and tubing then finish some wiring and get some ssd holders made, its getting there slowly

oh and got my uv lights and uv green coolant as well

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#47422 Case Display Thread

Posted by S0up2up on 08 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

Temporary Setup!

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#46336 Google are awesome

Posted by Ralph54 on 15 December 2013 - 06:33 AM

Sounds like an excuse to publicise your birthday....
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#43023 Battlefield 4 Buddies!

Posted by Bealzebubbles on 01 November 2013 - 10:29 AM

I hate couriers. My copy turned up at 6:45am. I was obviously still in bed so I chased him down the street in my pyjamas. Caught up with him as he dropped something off at one of the neighbouring factories (I live in an industrial area. Shut up, it's nicer than people think) before he told me he put it behind a bucket next to my front door.
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#42795 Nominations for Online Store of the Year have begun

Posted by LinuxUser on 28 October 2013 - 11:22 AM

CL won it in 2011 too. I won't be surprised if it is them again. But I'd like to see Techworld get it...
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#41329 Haswell upgrade!

Posted by LinuxUser on 12 October 2013 - 07:49 PM

My CPU and mobo have sold after one week, for $220 and $120 respectively. I have placed an order with CL for an i5-4670K and an Asus Z87-C. So in a few days, I might have some pics for you! And I'll also be selling my graphics cards, but later on after I've got the IGP working as I want it (it'll have far better performance than my pathetic GPU).

I must say that I'm probably going to keep upgrading every two years or so. After a couple of years, hardware is still worth enough to sell readily at a decent price. After four or so years, you wouldn't get anywhere near as much for it, and nor would it be as easy to sell. So you'll probably end out spending the same amount over four years, get an upgrade in the middle, and have an easier time selling your stuff.
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