Can I pre-download the Collector's Edition?

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I am picking up my collector's edition tomorrow morning. Can I download the client tonight, pick it up tomorrow and add my key to my account so I already have it installed?
Same client, no? I have heard conflicting answers.
No.
Same client. But you wont get perks. Those are unlocked w/ your key.
Yes you can. I don't have the DL link, though. Someone else will come along with it.
CE is the same client as normal edition.. only difference is the extras that come with it.
Yes you can. Either have someone link it, or use your starter edition.
It's the same client, Gane, you just won't have the in-game items (the banner sigil, the armor dyes, the angel wings, and the stuff for WoW and SC2) until you input your CE code.
Since I'm one of the 18 people that is typing a proper response right now..

Your account and the client are separate. The client is the same for everyone, you can pre-download it, however to install it you will need your key. The key defines what type of account you will have.

Pre-downloading simply saves you the time of loading it from the DVD.
It's the same client as the standard edition, so just download and install the standard client and you are good to go.

CE stuff is activated on your account, not downloaded and installed.
so...since the first question has been cleared up.....where can i download this client please???

is it the same client as the open beta client?
I am picking up my collector's edition tomorrow morning. Can I download the client tonight, pick it up tomorrow and add my key to my account so I already have it installed?
Same client, no? I have heard conflicting answers.


Yes there is a blue post about this. You will need to call to add CE thou.
I have a feeling no one in this thread has actually done this? Not seeing an official blizzard download link anywhere. It does not appear on your account unless you purchase digitally.

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