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#1 Red_Move

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:30 AM

Hello.
I am looking for a custom pc.
Could you source the parts from somewhere that ships to the UK. I'm unsure about the price range but if the parts are reasonably priced I will consider. I'm looking to play the games of today and tomorrow. E.g Skyrim, MW3

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

ebuyer is a UK site that would work. I'm not sure about their prices though.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 AMD - This is an AMD motherboard taking both AM3 and AM3+ CPU's. AM3+ is the upcoming Bulldozer "FX" processors, the AM3 is the current generation. This motherboard will allow for both SLI and Crossfire. 156.51

CPU: Here you have quite a bit of choice. The current top-of-the-line AMD CPU is the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3 GHz (153.84). That is a six-core CPU, but, unless you do media encoding, six cores may not be much of a performance increase over a quad since few games are optimized to take advantage of it. The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz (103.96) is also a fine choice. The new Bulldozer CPU's are drop-in upgrades, meaning you don't have to do anything aside from pulling out the old and putting in the new, that's it. If all you want is a CPU so you can power the system until the FX CPU's are out, you can get the AMD Athlon II X4 640 Socket AM3 3GHz (72.93).

Case: Here you have two options based on how you use the PC. If you are more of a mid-level gamer who doesn't want the huge graphics cards or multi-GPU setups, a mid-ATX tower will work. The Antec 300 Three Hundred Case (49.88) is one such case. If you do want the large graphics cards, the NZXT Phantom White Full Tower Case (105.47) is good.

RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Module - I suggest getting two of these for a grand total of 8GB. Over the next few years, you may need the extra RAM, but if you are keeping costs down, you can make do with just a single stick. 32.34

Power supply: If you only want a single graphics card, the Corsair 600W GS Series PSU (67.84) is a nice choice. If you want SLI or Crossfire, the Corsair 700W GS Series PSU (76.45) or the Corsair 800W GS Series PSU (80.72) are suggested.

Hard Drive: Western Digital 750GB 3.5" - This should be plenty of space. 40.89

ODD: Sony Optiarc AD-5260S - This is a standard drive. 14.91

Graphics Card: Here you've got choices. The XFX HD 6850 1GB (117.99) is a solid mid-level graphics card. The HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB (209.99) would be a high-end graphics card and the next step up. The Sapphire HD 6970 2GB (256.00) is the fastest single GPU card AMD has, but is only slightly more powerful than a 6950.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM- You need this. 67.07

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

Those parts sound cool but incomparison to newegg saver is so much more costly

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:39 AM

Those parts sound cool but incomparison to newegg saver is so much more costly

NewEgg is one of the cheapest online site to buy from.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:00 PM

Newegg is also US only, as are most other retailers that sell computer parts to US residents. Even Canada needs their own special Newegg site to order from, and even that doesn't have the same price nor selection. Overclockers UK is another site you can try. You can also try Amazon UK.

I'm sure you're aware of this, but you do know there are export controls, licensing agreements, currency valuations, and tax differences between the United States and the United Kingdom? You will most likely never find Newegg prices at a UK retailer.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:10 PM

The only way i know is using the service PriceUSA.

http://www.priceusa.com.au/

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:21 PM

That's an Australian company, not a UK company and you would be paying eight percent of the order price (No mention of US sales tax) along with delivery protection and possibly return protection. I'm not sure, but there may also be tax implications due to customs and importing. The price for importing from the US could be high, remember, we don't include tax in our prices so that would also have to be added. For ease of use, and to ensure a more hassle free experience, I would go for UK retailers.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:08 AM

That's an Australian company, not a UK company and you would be paying eight percent of the order price (No mention of US sales tax) along with delivery protection and possibly return protection. I'm not sure, but there may also be tax implications due to customs and importing. The price for importing from the US could be high, remember, we don't include tax in our prices so that would also have to be added. For ease of use, and to ensure a more hassle free experience, I would go for UK retailers.

I know it's a Australian compnay, just a suggestion if you want order Newegg items :thumbup2:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:00 AM

I understand tax and all that malarky. I could order from that australia site and get my family over there to ship it to me. It would be significantly cheaper because I won't have to pay shipping costs :)

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:48 AM

I understand tax and all that malarky. I could order from that australia site and get my family over there to ship it to me. It would be significantly cheaper because I won't have to pay shipping costs :)

It would be cheaper because shipping to Australia is only 5% plus extras.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

Hi, if you live in the UK you don't want one that ships to the UK you need to source the parts in the UK.. :P

I've just built my first PC and sourced most of the parts from Scan. http://www.scan.co.uk/ there's also Tekheads http://www.tekheads.co.uk/ and Overclockers UK http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

Now these are the ones I've used personally so I can at least say that I've had no problems with them.. There's a lot out there but it's nice to have someone recommended.

Scan especially I like and they have a today only tab at the top of there web page worth keeping your eye on. 5 / 10 saving here and there all helps..

Also they do an insurance scheme you know bend the CPU pins drop the mobo worth a look.

Ebuyer I've used those as well no problems either and free postage at times.

But if your spending lots of money then I'd pay for Scan's next day delivery well packaged lot of contact as to state of delivery and a time for delivery within a set one hour period and not been missed for me.. :P

enjoy shopping Ian

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:59 PM

I've heard good comments about the service of Scan.

>Michael 
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