Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear

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Post by wing » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:01 am

FWIW, I found that CompuSmart (http://www.compusmart.com/) has Samsung drives. This is about the only quiet item it has, it seems.

For some strange reason, its catalogue lists the 160GB S-ATA drive as having a 8MB cache. (Other drives are all listed as having 2MB cache.)

Yamahaha
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Post by Yamahaha » Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:03 pm

Anitec.ca now has Sea Sonic PSU's, among other things.

rocarpen
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Post by rocarpen » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:38 am

Nexus Real Silent fans available at NCIX now:

http://ncix.com/search/?quicksearch=Nex ... Field.y=11

soultaker
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Post by soultaker » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:09 pm

Does anyone know where to buy Gigabyte Silent Pipe Video Cards in Canada?

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Post by rei » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:23 am

http://mirror.memoryexpress.net has some

frontierpc has 6800 for 382

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Post by rei » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:24 am

honorcomp.com in edm has samsung hd

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Post by rei » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:54 pm

Dangeo is where i bought my x800xl silentpipe

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Post by cdplayer » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:26 am

I went to Bigfoot Computers yesterday. I found the folks there to be very helpful and patience. I live in downtown Toronto so going to Bigfoot Computers by car is on the other side of town but well worth the trip. They answered all of my questions off the top of their heads or after checking hardware data via the Internet. I give them a 10! 8)

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Post by zoob » Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:18 pm

Filtech in Toronto (College/Spadina) carries Seasonic power supplies!

I was finally able to pick up an S12-500 locally. :D

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Post by pipperoni » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:36 pm

Bigfoot computers has their stock online so you can browse from home.
(http://www.bigfootcomputers.com)

They are however a little on the pricey side, you can get better deals on the less hard to find things if you shop around. But one plus they do have: they speak english, a rarity amoung computailers in Toronto.

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Post by gbeichho » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:55 pm

Autodeletepro - ADPMODS carries Nexus AND Yate Loons for very reasonable prices. They also sell a lot of cable connectors.

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Post by spolitta » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:07 pm

Elliot wrote:This list is incomplete without Canadian Tire :D

part #41-9333-6
TrimBrite Door Edge Molding
Cars, Vans & Light Trucks
Silver Colour

I used it to trim 120mm fan hole in my Antec 3700AMB, after I cut out the stamped fan grill. The moulding fitted perfectly. It's flexible and self-adhering.

$4
is this still available? nothin is on their website.

Chocolinx
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New Store Soon

Post by Chocolinx » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:20 am

I'll be opening an online store. Although I'm based in the GTA (Toronto).

I'll be carrying ONLY silent parts. Everything from Seasonic PSU's to Zalman Heatsinks and everything in between.

Some other stuff:

Antec
Zalman
Coolmaster
etc.

I want to try and get my hands on Nexus stuff but still working on that.

Most of the stuff I'll be selling though would have been review either by SPCR or other review sites. Not selling any "NO NAMES"

Although my store isn't open, you can email me and ask me for pricing and stuff. The site is www.silenttweak.com <-- Neat name huh? lol came up with it over night. But anyway my email is huongkwun@hotmail.com eventually changing it to something@silenttweak.com The site should be up sometime in Febuary! I'll do local pick ups and I do ship (at the cost of the buyer, but you pay exact shipping fee no more no less)

I'll even service for turning cheap cases in to decent silent cases. Like cut out fan grills and adding air vents for a certain price that I haven't worked out yet.

Anyway hope to see you guys at the site when it's up =P

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Post by gbeichho » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:23 pm

What area of GTA for local pickup?

Too bad you didn't open before X-mas. I just purchased a whole load of stuff.

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Post by Chocolinx » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:35 am

Local Pick: Currently at my house. Here's the opening Plan:

All local Picks avaliable from Monday to Friday

4pm till 10pm

Address:
24 Chalet Rd
North York, Ontario
M2J3V4

Mapquest to see how far it is to you. It's right off the 404 on Finch. I'm getting my company register this Friday, so if there is anything you guys want you can always email me and order by then but the actual site won't be ready till 2nd week of February.

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Post by qviri » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:40 am

Exact shipping fee within southern Ontario makes this sound like a good deal.

SaSH
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Post by SaSH » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:43 pm

http://www.inmax.ca/ on college carries Nexus stuff.

Infonec Computers (www.infonec.com) carries Zalman, Vantec, Coolmaster and a few other notables. They have locations in Toronto, Mississauga and Markham. I'm usual customer in the Mississauga location and they've been good to me. They are not quite a "quiet PC" orientated store so you kinda have to know what you want before hand.

As mentioned before, bigfootcomputers is a good store in the GTA as well (bought my ninja there).

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Post by qviri » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:46 pm

SaSH wrote:http://www.inmax.ca/ on college
... in Toronto, Ontario.

SaSH
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Post by SaSH » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:14 pm

qviri wrote:
SaSH wrote:http://www.inmax.ca/ on college
... in Toronto, Ontario.
Yes, sorry I forgot to add that. All the places I've mentioned are in the GTA.

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Post by Chocolinx » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:03 am

SilentTweak Update:

Here are some prices tell if they seem fair. I'll post a semi-pricelist on Arctic Cooling and Seasonic PSU's soon. Other products will be coming soon.

AC Silentium T1 - T3 // $110
AC Freezer 7 Pro // $35
AC MX-1 (Thermal Grease) // $10

Seasonic S-12 600 // $180
Seasonic S-12 500 // $130
Seasonic S-12 430 // $100

For a small service charge I'll install any part as well. If you're not familiar with installation of these products it's best that you get someone else to do it. (Although I'm pretty sure most ppl on this forum can do it themselves otherwise they wouldn't be on the forum). Hardware Installation sevice is a 1 day service.

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Post by Elliot » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:36 pm

spolitta wrote:
Elliot wrote:This list is incomplete without Canadian Tire :D

part #41-9333-6
TrimBrite Door Edge Molding
Cars, Vans & Light Trucks
Silver Colour

I used it to trim 120mm fan hole in my Antec 3700AMB, after I cut out the stamped fan grill. The moulding fitted perfectly. It's flexible and self-adhering.

$4
is this still available? nothin is on their website.
It was never on their web site. Check the automotive section at your local Canadian Tire.

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Post by spolitta » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:24 am

Elliot wrote: It was never on their web site. Check the automotive section at your local Canadian Tire.
You are right, I just went to a CT in GTA and first they said that they have that part discontinued but they still have some sort of a same molding for cars. I took a look and it was the same product from the same company, it came in two different colors (black and silver) and there was a set of two 27" moldings in each for $4.50. They were a total pain in the butt to install, especially in the beginning, they were so tights and the adhesive was way more than needed. So I think it was a bit different than what people used to get in the past from CT, it has a different part number too.

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Post by .weir » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:34 am

Mysterybyte http://www.mysterybyte.com carries Seasonic power supplies, and Zalman and Arctic cooling products

sthu
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custom enclosure

Post by sthu » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:54 am

Free CAD application [beta version] to design your case / enclosure. Start from scratch. Cool stuff for custom design and manufacturer.

Found it on Protocase website at http://www.protocase.com.

Elliot
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Post by Elliot » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:22 am

spolitta wrote:They were a total pain in the butt to install, especially in the beginning, they were so tights and the adhesive was way more than needed.
IIRC, silver matte molding was a bit softer than the rest of the colours. I don't remember any difficulty installing it.
spolitta wrote:So I think it was a bit different than what people used to get in the past from CT, it has a different part number too.
I dunno. It's hard to tell the difference by looking at the pictures.

N.B. I added some pictures in my original post.

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Post by ceraf » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:25 pm

oops..forgot to read this thread before posting a new one.


oh well... PC Village - http://pcvonline.com

Antec, Enermax, Seasonic, Zalman, and some others.

digitalfeed
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Re: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear

Post by digitalfeed » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:01 am

Because the list was outdated, I went through the websites and updated according to whether the business was still operating.

New Type: http://www.ntcw.com -- Zalman, Thermalright, Swiftech, Vantec, Alpha, Seasonic, Nexus updated Mar 23 03
RP Electronics: http://www.rpelectronics.com -- DIY Electronic supplies
Digikey: http://canada.digikey.com -- DIY Electronics, Panaflo, etc
Bigfoot: http://www.bigfootcomputers.com -- Scythe, Thermalright, Panaflo, Swiftech, Zalman, Alpha & more updated Nov 06 06
QuietPC: http://www.quietpc.ca -- Fortron, Zalman, Nexus, I-Style, PowerSnooze, VIA, AcoustiPak, Molex, Papst, more updated Dec 31 03
MutePC: http://www.mutepc.net -- Koolance, Zalman, Q-Technology, Papst, Akasa, Molex, Noiseblocker updated Dec 31 03
Genitech: http://www.genitechcomputers.com/ -- Zalman updated Nov 06 06
Techniche SilentPC: http://www.silentpc.net -- Silent PC retrofitting: Seasonic, Nexus, Thermalright, Panaflo, Zalman, etc.
NCIX: http://www.ncix.com -- Zalman, Alpha, ThermalRight, Antec, Papst, Panaflo, Vantec, Ahanix updated Dec 30 03
FrontierPC: http://www.frontierpc.com -- Zalman, Thermalright, Evercase, Nexus, Seasonic, NoVibes, Arctic Cooler, Antec, Panaflo, Samsung w/8MB buffer
Vibe Computers: http://www.vibecomputers.com -- Thermalright, Zalman, Swiftech, Panaflo, Antec, Papst updated Dec 31 03
Memory Express: http://www.memoryexpress.com -- Panaflo, Samsung, Thermalright, Zalman, Ahanix/Nikao, Gigabyte Silent Pipe Video Cards updated Nov 06 06
Canada Computers: http://www.canadacomputers.com -- Zalman, Antec, etc. updated Dec 30 03
CIPC: http://www.cipc-info.com -- Antec, Asaka, Panaflo,Papst, Vantec, Zalman.
ByteWize: http://www.bytewizecomputers.com -- Antec, Sparkle, Zalman, Samsung
shopRBC: http://www.shoprbc.com -- Thermalright, Antec, Zalman, Swiftech, Alpha
Atop Online: http://www.atoponline.com -- Samsung, Zalman
Ajump: http://www.ajump.ca -- Evercase, Ahanix, Antec, Sparkle, Western Digital 500GB WD5000KS updated Nov 6 06
myCableShop: http://www.mycableshop.ca --
Canadian Tire: -- TrimBrite Door Edge Molding (see this posting)
Anitec: http://www.anitec.ca/ -- Seasonic, Zalman, Western Digital 500GB WD5000KS
Inmax: http://www.inmax.ca/ -- Nexus
Infonec: http://www.infonec.com/ -- Zalman, Vantec, Coolmaster
Mysterbyte: http://www.mysterybyte.com/ -- Seasonic, Arctic Cooling, Zalman
DirectCanada: http://www.directcanada.com/ -- Scythe, Zalman, more. updated Nov 11 03


No Website/No Longer Retailers

E-Compuvision: http://www.e-compuvision.com -- Vantec, Alpha, Swiftech, Zalman
Tweakbox: http://www.tweakbox.com -- Panaflo, tails & more
Maxibyte: http://www.maxibyte.biz/cat4_1.htm -- Zalman, Q-Technology, Papst
autodeletepro: http://www.adpmods.coml -- Panaflo, Evercool, Thermalright
La centrale informatique: http://www.shoplci.com -- Evercase, Antec, Vantec.
Lux-Design: http://www.lux-design.com -- Panaflo, Thermalright.
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Post by Lawrence Lee » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:04 am

Add http://www.directcanada.com/. They are run by the same people as NCIX and carry most of the same stuff, only cheaper: i.e. Scythe Ninja for $43, Scythe Mine for $42.

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Post by snoopygum » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:52 am

Got some free time on my hands this morning. I've added city information for those that prefer a local storefront.

AB
(Calgary/Edmonton AB) Memory Express: www.memoryexpress.com -- Panaflo, Samsung, Thermalright, Zalman, Ahanix/Nikao, Gigabyte Silent Pipe Video Cards updated Nov 06 06

BC
(Burnaby BC) RP Electronics: www.rpelectronics.com -- DIY Electronic supplies
(Burnaby/Langley/Richmond/Vancouver BC) NCIX: www.ncix.com -- Zalman, Alpha, ThermalRight, Antec, Papst, Panaflo, Vantec, Ahanix updated Dec 30 03
(Richmond BC) Ajump: www.ajump.ca -- Evercase, Ahanix, Antec, Sparkle, Western Digital 500GB WD5000KS updated Nov 6 06
(Surrey BC) Atop Online: www.atoponline.com -- Samsung, Zalman
(Vancouver BC) Anitec: http://www.anitec.ca/ -- Seasonic, Zalman, Western Digital 500GB WD5000KS
(Vancouver BC) FrontierPC: www.frontierpc.com -- Zalman, Thermalright, Evercase, Nexus, Seasonic, NoVibes, Arctic Cooler, Antec, Panaflo, Samsung w/8MB buffer
(Vancouver BC) New Type: www.ntcw.com -- Zalman, Thermalright, Swiftech, Vantec, Alpha, Seasonic, Nexus updated Mar 23 03

MN
(Thief River Falls MN) Digikey: http://canada.digikey.com -- DIY Electronics, Panaflo, etc

NS
(Halifax, NS) Mysterybyte: http://www.mysterybyte.com/ -- Seasonic, Arctic Cooling, Zalman

ON
(GTA ON) Canada Computers: www.canadacomputers.com -- Zalman, Antec, etc. updated Dec 30 03
(GTA ON) Infonec: http://www.infonec.com/ -- Zalman, Vantec, Coolmaster
(Kingston ON) ByteWize: www.bytewizecomputers.com -- Antec, Sparkle, Zalman, Samsung
(Nepean ON) shopRBC: www.shoprbc.com -- Thermalright, Antec, Zalman, Swiftech, Alpha
(Toronto ON) Bigfoot: www.bigfootcomputers.com -- Scythe, Thermalright, Panaflo, Swiftech, Zalman, Alpha & more updated Nov 06 06
(Toronto ON) Inmax: http://www.inmax.ca/ -- Nexus

QC
(Montréal QC) CIPC: www.cipc-info.com -- Antec, Asaka, Panaflo,Papst, Vantec, Zalman.
(Sherbrooke, QC - Online Only?) MutePC: www.mutepc.net -- Koolance, Zalman, Q-Technology, Papst, Akasa, Molex, Noiseblocker updated Dec 31 03

Nationwide
(Nationwide) Canadian Tire: -- TrimBrite Door Edge Molding (see this posting)

Online Only
(Online Only) DirectCanada: http://www.directcanada.com/ -- Scythe, Zalman, more. updated Nov 11 03
(Online Only) Genitech: www.genitechcomputers.com/ -- Zalman updated Nov 06 06
(Online Only) QuietPC: www.quietpc.ca -- Fortron, Zalman, Nexus, I-Style, PowerSnooze, VIA, AcoustiPak, Molex, Papst, more updated Dec 31 03
(Online Only) Vibe Computers: www.vibecomputers.com -- Thermalright, Zalman, Swiftech, Panaflo, Antec, Papst updated Dec 31 03
(USA Online) myCableShop: www.mycableshop.ca --


No Website/No Longer Retailers
autodeletepro: www.adpmods.coml -- Panaflo, Evercool, Thermalright
E-Compuvision: www.e-compuvision.com -- Vantec, Alpha, Swiftech, Zalman
La centrale informatique: www.shoplci.com -- Evercase, Antec, Vantec.
Lux-Design: www.lux-design.com -- Panaflo, Thermalright.
Maxibyte: www.maxibyte.biz/cat4_1.htm -- Zalman, Q-Technology, Papst
Techniche SilentPC: www.silentpc.net -- Silent PC retrofitting: Seasonic, Nexus, Thermalright, Panaflo, Zalman, etc.
Tweakbox: www.tweakbox.com -- Panaflo, tails & more

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