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Winged Creature
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(11-16-2016, 08:14 PM)

Originally Posted by BadWolf

This is probably too much to ask but could you possibly put together an NCIX (or another place that assembles) bundle that you think is good?

I don't really need anything super high end, if it can run most console ports at 1080p (or there about) and good/decent FPS then I'd be happy. That pcpartpicker bundle kind of sounds like overkill lol.

This was the system I built, I didnt include the GPU since I had one gifted to me.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/z64yVY
Quick
(11-16-2016, 08:14 PM)
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It was a three-store trip for me when that deal went down.

EB Games to pick up two cheap used games because I didn't have any games to trade in at the time; then to Best Buy and FS to pick up Battlefield and COD.

I already had Black Flag at the time.

There was a lineup for each store, but having been able to reserve both games, I went right to their Customer Service desks to get each game, pay for it, and I was out of the store in about 10 minutes or so (a few others were also able to reserved them).
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(11-16-2016, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dazzler

I remember that Saturday morning, it was glorious. Lining up outside Future Shop with three of the dustiest games I could find

Shortly after, there was an offer to upgrade to the next gen versions of these games for $10 each, which helped a lot of people pad out their early next gen libraries

Trade deal of the century.
m23
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(11-16-2016, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dazzler

I remember that Saturday morning, it was glorious. Lining up outside Future Shop with three of the dustiest games I could find

Shortly after, there was an offer to upgrade to the next gen versions of these games for $10 each, which helped a lot of people pad out their early next gen libraries

That was a glorious day. I managed to get a copy of each game which I then upgraded at the launch for Xbone. Also got AC Black Flag signed by the creative director I think it was while in line at Future Shop waiting to get my xbone.

RIP Future Shop.
BadWolf
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(11-16-2016, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Winged Creature

This was the system I built, I didnt include the GPU since I had one gifted to me.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/z64yVY

Thanks :)
killroy87
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(11-16-2016, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

It was a three-store trip for me when that deal went down.

EB Games to pick up two cheap used games because I didn't have any games to trade in at the time; then to Best Buy and FS to pick up Battlefield and COD.

I already had Black Flag at the time.

There was a lineup for each store, but having been able to reserve both games, I went right to their Customer Service desks to get each game, pay for it, and I was out of the store in about 10 minutes or so (a few others were also able to reserved them).

Yup, that was a glorious day. And extra hilarious considering they lost just as much money as you would have guessed, and it was one of the most dim-witted promotions I've ever heard of.
ReddishGUI
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(11-16-2016, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by m23

That was a glorious day. I managed to get a copy of each game which I then upgraded at the launch for Xbone. Also got AC Black Flag signed by the creative director I think it was while in line at Future Shop waiting to get my xbone.

RIP Future Shop.

Kept their last flyer in plastic sleeve...

Go ahead judge me.
Winged Creature
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(11-16-2016, 08:21 PM)

Originally Posted by BadWolf

Thanks :)

Np, add a GTX 1060 to that build and you'll get 1080p 60fps with no problems. If you want 1440p go for the 1070.
meerak
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(11-16-2016, 08:26 PM)
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Sorry if this is well known or what but I just realized controllers are only 60 bucks at Walmart (at least here in Edmonton) instead of 79 million or whatever they charge at Best Buy.

Maybe these are old controller models they are clearing? Still a nice deal.
MikeRahl
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(11-16-2016, 08:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Quick

I wasn't very big on buying games as a teen, funny enough. I just rented them from Blockbuster or I'd get them as presents.

Speaking of past good deals, I remember when Future Shop and Best Buy had a trade ANY game for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, or Battlefield 3.

I was able to reserve COD and Battlefield 3 online, one for each store, before they shut down online reservations for them. lol

What prompted that anyways? I always wondered what the hell was going on. Only thing I could think of was they were just getting into trade ins and wanted to bolster their stock, but I imagine 90% of the games they got were worth pennies.

I stood in line at the location on Pembina in Winnipeg while my wife was overseeing an exam. The one requirement was that the game had to be retail. I took a bunch of games and ended up giving one to someone who tried to trade in a bundled God of War game.

After that I went to Brandon with my wife (we were going anyways) and picked up the 2 I missed in Winnipeg.

This happened right before the PS4 launch as well, so I didn't even open then because EBgames had a deal on where you could upgrade the games for $5 I think it was.
Marakh101
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(11-16-2016, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReddishGUI

Anyone else got multiple "Change your password" emails from Sony?

Yes, got it multiple times about a month ago until I updated my password.
Moltenix
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(11-16-2016, 08:39 PM)
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EB must've been able clear out a good chunk of those cheap used games that no one in their right mind would ever buy that day.
killroy87
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(11-16-2016, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by MikeRahl

What prompted that anyways? I always wondered what the hell was going on. Only thing I could think of was they were just getting into trade ins and wanted to bolster their stock, but I imagine 90% of the games they got were worth pennies.

The story I heard, and this could be 100% wrong, I have no recorded source on this, is that it was just the idea of some marketing dude at Future Shop, and somehow, someway, it made it through every gate keeper to the point of execution. The intention was to boost trades (which were, and I think still are, awful), and have the games act as loss leaders to get people in the stores. As you could expect, they lost a metric ton of money, and were flooded with truly terrible games. I think the people at FS and BB considered it a massive mistake almost instantly.

Again, that could be completely wrong, I can't remember where I heard this.
Grimsen
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(11-16-2016, 09:03 PM)
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Good times.

That FS deal, and the EB trade-up deal that came after, were GOAT deals. We're probably never going to see anything like that again.

Iamcorrupt
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(11-16-2016, 09:05 PM)
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It begins! I was charged this morning for Moon.
Crazymoogle
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(11-16-2016, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grimsen

Good times.

That FS deal, and the EB trade-up deal that came after, were GOAT deals. We're probably never going to see anything like that again.

They even took the kid? Incredible
TheGamingBox
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(11-16-2016, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Iamcorrupt

It begins! I was charged this morning for Moon.

what does it say for order progress?
Grimsen
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(11-16-2016, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crazymoogle

They even took the kid? Incredible

No, I traded some junk for the kid at Futureshop.

EB wouldn't trade up for a boy, so I was stuck with a girl.
Crazymoogle
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(11-16-2016, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grimsen

No, I traded some junk for the kid at Futureshop.

EB wouldn't trade up for a boy, so I was stuck with a girl.

Edit:

Lucky you, girls start out as easy mode. Grow up faster, I hear, more sense in shorter time. Boys are animals by comparison, usually some kind of raccoon.

Of course girls turn into Demon's Souls later but you can always resurrect right
Last edited by Crazymoogle; 11-16-2016 at 10:05 PM.
etta
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(11-16-2016, 09:11 PM)
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What I miss most about Futureshop is their Christmas flyers. Always awesomely decorated for the holidays, the red color being their own helped. Best Buy's blue doesn't work with their crappily decorated holiday flyers.
😔
Smiley90
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(11-16-2016, 09:50 PM)
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I've got a "spend 25 dollars on amazon.ca, get 25 dollars in statement credit" from my CC. What's the best I can spend 25 dollars on? It's gotta be either a boardgame or a PS4/3DS game.
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(11-16-2016, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Smiley90

I've got a "spend 25 dollars on amazon.ca, get 25 dollars in statement credit" from my CC. What's the best I can spend 25 dollars on? It's gotta be either a boardgame or a PS4/3DS game.

$25 PSN card, save it for Black Friday sale.
CuthbertAllgoodz
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(11-16-2016, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grimsen

Good times.

That FS deal, and the EB trade-up deal that came after, were GOAT deals. We're probably never going to see anything like that again.

I abused that deal so much that my launch PS4 cost me 220$. I got 260$ back for it at EB yesterday.
Quick
(11-16-2016, 10:06 PM)
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I've never sold or bought anything from Kijiji before, and I'm thinking about selling off my Surface RT on it.

Anything I need to know before I put up an ad?
ReddishGUI
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(11-16-2016, 10:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I've never sold or bought anything from Kijiji before, and I'm thinking about selling off my Surface RT on it.

Anything I need to know before I put up an ad?

Expect the worse
Crazymoogle
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(11-16-2016, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I've never sold or bought anything from Kijiji before, and I'm thinking about selling off my Surface RT on it.

Anything I need to know before I put up an ad?

Typical sales advice:

- Provide positive details, don't hide obvious problems but don't go crazy explaining problems (if you write more text explaining problems than details, rewrite it)

- Be FIRM on your price. Say so! $XXXX FIRM. That way when someone (inevitably) tries to bargain with you, you can politely throw it back in their face. Expect a lot of dumbshit offers nonetheless.

- Avoid scams, no shipping anything, you want cash and nothing else

- Meet in a public place or near a police station, at least if you get robbed there is a dozen people in the Starbucks as witnesses

- Don't waste time on reschedulers, if somebody changes times on you, just move on, they weren't serious.
LifeLike
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(11-16-2016, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I've never sold or bought anything from Kijiji before, and I'm thinking about selling off my Surface RT on it.

Anything I need to know before I put up an ad?

I've bought a brand new Surface Pro 4 and many other things on Kijiji. I always sell stuff on Kijiji.
Either way I almost provide or ask for a receipt but it depends what you are buying or selling obviously.
Ventara
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(11-16-2016, 10:30 PM)
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Just had the Canada Post deliver the Mini NES I ordered from the Source. Glad they came through.

Edit: Are we talking about the great deals of days gone by? That FS deal was pretty good, but having to stand in that long line diminished it a bit, though I was able to pick up some games before the deal and go back to "price-protect" it.

The best deal imo was when FS/BB and EB had that trade in certain games for $40. It was a pretty big list and EB had that 50% bonus trade in towards certain games. It was especially crazy at EB since there weren't any restriction at the time. You could walk in with 3 $40 games, and walk out with $120 credit and a $60 preorder, which you could easily move. And there was a nice selection of $15 games at EB that you could trade in for $40 at FS/BB. I just went back and forth buying and trading, lol. Good times.
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Quick
(11-16-2016, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReddishGUI

Expect the worse



Originally Posted by Crazymoogle

Typical sales advice:

- Provide positive details, don't hide obvious problems but don't go crazy explaining problems (if you write more text explaining problems than details, rewrite it)

- Be FIRM on your price. Say so! $XXXX FIRM. That way when someone (inevitably) tries to bargain with you, you can politely throw it back in their face. Expect a lot of dumbshit offers nonetheless.

- Avoid scams, no shipping anything, you want cash and nothing else

- Meet in a public place or near a police station, at least if you get robbed there is a dozen people in the Starbucks as witnesses

- Don't waste time on reschedulers, if somebody changes times on you, just move on, they weren't serious.

Keeping these in mind for sure, especially anything related to my safety.

Originally Posted by LifeLike

I've bought a brand new Surface Pro 4 and many other things on Kijiji. I always sell stuff on Kijiji.
Either way I almost provide or ask for a receipt but it depends what you are buying or selling obviously.

What I'm concerned about I guess is if there's actually any interest in it. I've seen a few ads for it already within the larger scope of the city, but not in my area specifically.

Fingers crossed.
Tapejara
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(11-16-2016, 10:37 PM)
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Still some codes left from my earlier post. Apparently it's now first come first serve for whatever's left.
etta
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(11-16-2016, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tapejara

Still some codes left from my earlier post. Apparently it's now first come first serve for whatever's left.

I'll take Call of Juarez if it's still available.

Oh wait is it the PC version? If so, don't send it. I'll take it if it's the Xbox version.
Gibbles17
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(11-16-2016, 10:44 PM)
Picking up my Pro from EB after work today. Just want to make sure I have the transfer process right:

-Pay full price for Pro minus the trade-in value for the 5 game deal
-Xfer data from OG to Pro
-Wipe/factory reset OG
-Bring OG to EB for refund of the trade-in value

Hyped for FFXV. Wish I had had Prime when I first preordered it, Amazon standard shipping is total ass. Expecting to get the game >10 days after release, bleh.
Tapejara
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(11-16-2016, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by etta

I'll take Call of Juarez if it's still available.

Oh wait is it the PC version? If so, don't send it. I'll take it if it's the Xbox version.

Yeah it's the Steam version.
NamikazeBurst
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(11-16-2016, 10:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tapejara

Still some codes left from my earlier post. Apparently it's now first come first serve for whatever's left.

I took Call of Juarez. Thanks!
Takuan
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(11-16-2016, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick





Keeping these in mind for sure, especially anything related to my safety.



What I'm concerned about I guess is if there's actually any interest in it. I've seen a few ads for it already within the larger scope of the city, but not in my area specifically.

Fingers crossed.

Expect to be low-balled even though you clearly state "FIRM" in your ad. It's not worth engaging with these people, just delete the e-mail.
Lulzwagon
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(11-16-2016, 11:01 PM)
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So according to a friend Shopper's is gonna have Watch Dogs 2 for $50 Saturday. Is that a thing?
gzero
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(11-16-2016, 11:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gibbles17

Picking up my Pro from EB after work today. Just want to make sure I have the transfer process right:

-Pay full price for Pro minus the trade-in value for the 5 game deal
-Xfer data from OG to Pro
-Wipe/factory reset OG
-Bring OG to EB for refund of the trade-in value

I did a backup of everything (minus "apps") on my OG PS4 to a USB stick, deactivated and did a factory reset, and then traded it in at the same time as I picked up the Pro. Restored from backup on the Pro when I got it home. The whole process went smoothly.
Moltenix
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(11-16-2016, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gibbles17

Picking up my Pro from EB after work today. Just want to make sure I have the transfer process right:

-Pay full price for Pro minus the trade-in value for the 5 game deal
-Xfer data from OG to Pro
-Wipe/factory reset OG
-Bring OG to EB for refund of the trade-in value

Hyped for FFXV. Wish I had had Prime when I first preordered it, Amazon standard shipping is total ass. Expecting to get the game >10 days after release, bleh.

Make sure they refund you the correct trade-in value. Don't get ripped off by taking 175 + 50 like some people have. It should be 210+50+games or at the very least ~201+50+games.
Clive
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(11-16-2016, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lulzwagon

So according to a friend Shopper's is gonna have Watch Dogs 2 for $50 Saturday. Is that a thing?

Seems that way. (page 4)
Gxgear
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(11-16-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

I've never sold or bought anything from Kijiji before, and I'm thinking about selling off my Surface RT on it.

Anything I need to know before I put up an ad?

You can cut down non serious inquiries effectively by putting down a disclaimer like 'lowballers ignored'.
Tapejara
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(11-16-2016, 11:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by NamikazeBurst

I took Call of Juarez. Thanks!

It's a great game. Enjoy!

Originally Posted by Clive

Seems that way. (page 4)

I wonder if any other games will be on sale besides Watch Dogs and Battlefield. Wouldn't mind picking up Titanfall 2 at that price.
Iamcorrupt
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(11-17-2016, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheNintendoBox

what does it say for order progress?

Moon is shipped have a tracking number and everything, the copy of sun I ordered for a friend has yet to ship, but I ordered that on the 12th so just a few days ago

Originally Posted by Lone_Prodigy

Wall of shame from the old thread:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/misc.php...sted&t=1187123

oh shit, I actually missed top 10? I think I've been top 10 since I was active like thread 3 or 4
etta
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(11-17-2016, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

oh shit, I actually missed top 10? I think I've been top 10 since I was active like thread 3 or 4

Damn, Chewie 674 posts.
600 of which probably about controllers.
Luigi87
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(11-17-2016, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

oh shit, I actually missed top 10? I think I've been top 10 since I was active like thread 3 or 4

You got lax and I made my move!
PFD
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(11-17-2016, 12:19 AM)
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ahdurian
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(11-17-2016, 12:21 AM)
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does anyone know if there is a vert-stand for the Pro as of yet?
i know the OG had one, but not sure if that fits the Pro.
don't want to end up scratching/damaging the Pro to try to make the OG one fit if it's too small
Sora_N
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(11-17-2016, 12:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

oh shit, I actually missed top 10? I think I've been top 10 since I was active like thread 3 or 4

Well you beat me lol.

I've been so busy this year honestly.
ALLseeingEYE
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(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by BadWolf

Thanks :)

Hey Badwolf,
If you have a specific budget in mind, feel free to shoot me a PM. I do a lot of Custom PC builds, and will help you get a great machine, for the best price possible, if you want some help.

But for now, I've made a few adjustments to his build. I would recommend upgrading your CPU to the i5-6600k, as it is a lot more powerful, and also I was more choosy with the parts and got the whole thing below $1000.
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3WG7vV


For GPU, I would recommend a GTX 1060 6GB, but an RX470 is also a solid Choice if you want to save a bit of money. The GTX 1060 6GB will absolutely crush 1080p, and is a great priced card. The RX470 isn't quite as awesome, but also has a great price, and is definitely a great 1080p card.

Here is a full build I would probably more recommend if you want to keep it as cheap as possible.

$869 - Without Video Card
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/WJxnd6

$1194 - With GTX 1060 6GB
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/DTWWf8

$1099 - With RX 470 4GB
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/6f7fhq


Make sure you ask NCIX to price match everything. Also, go through every part listed here, and make sure NCIX has it, and it's in stock. If it's not in stock, don't let them choose random parts, as they will add expensive piece, that will cause the price to jump a lot.
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kevin1025
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(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lone_Prodigy

Wall of shame from the old thread:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/misc.php...sted&t=1187123

...that's a lot of posts from me.

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