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Components From Abroad

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#1 benny269


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:11 PM


Been meaning to sort out a PC build for well over a year but never seem to get round to it. I have a rough idea of what I want and had a list of parts about 6 months ago which needs revision. I'm also about to go to Florida and was wondering if there's any implications in buying PC components from abroad for use in the UK. I would still buy the same parts, I just happen to know that a lot of the prices are cheaper there, but will there be any power/voltage/warranty issues?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by benny269, 01 July 2008 - 05:14 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:55 PM

Pretty much the only thing you have to worry about is the power supply. It either has to have a switch on the back for 120V (US) or 220V (UK). Newer models have what is called a "Switching" power supply that automatically senses the voltage and makes the necessary adjustments. You just need to get a plug adapter

Edited by garmanma, 01 July 2008 - 06:55 PM.

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