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      19th Mar 2011
Win 7 is the biz (in my opinion and most of the folk here who use it) it really is rather good.

It's much easier to sell parts than a complete unit, I know this from experience.

 
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      19th Mar 2011
Thats good. I've just googled it and it has Home Premium, Ultimate and a few others. Which one is the best value for money?

I've stuck my whole system up on the for sale bit here with the option of it going for parts, which I imagine it will end up doing.

 



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      19th Mar 2011
Win 7 is fantastic, been using since the RC was released. Home premium is fine.

 


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      20th Mar 2011
http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bundles/

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming...roductId=44001

Theses might be of interest for comparison of prices,

 

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      20th Mar 2011
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Cheers, very interesting.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bundle...roductId=44083

and

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...39&subcat=1802

appear to be almost identical, except for the motherboard, for 75 less.

That said, the MSI motherboard doesn't fill me with confidence.

 



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      21st Mar 2011
Just priced up the overclockers bundle. 405 individually, 449 for bundle.

Am I paying 45 for the overclock? Could I not do that myself and save 45?

 



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      21st Mar 2011
Your paying the premium for a no hassle OC, its all tested etc. You can of course do it yourself if you wish.

 


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Cheers, very interesting.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bundle...roductId=44083

and

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...39&subcat=1802

appear to be almost identical, except for the motherboard, for 75 less.

That said, the MSI motherboard doesn't fill me with confidence.
Nowt wrong with MSI stuff.

Also find out what volts they use for 4.5...

 


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      21st Mar 2011
45 quid to change a few BIOS settings? Your choice but be aware an overclocked system purchased by a forum member from OCUK didn't work and he had to wind it down to stock speed. So I'd say an overclock is not guaranteed.

You may be wise to read this thread before purchasing:

Good ole Overclockers (again)

I've never been keen on MSI motherboards, have had two go faulty on me in the past, I'd choose Asus; Gigabyte; EVGA but that's just my personal preference.

I would agree MSI do make good graphics cards though.

On Saturday I ordered a 2Tb HDD from Scan for 58.45 (I get free postage at Scan) and it arrived about an hour ago. I even got an e-mail telling me it would arrive between 10:40 and 11:40. Now that's what I call service.

Kustom PC's; Aria; E-Buyer also all recommended by me.

I've said it before and I will say it again though - in around ten years buying stuff from OCUK I had only one small problem and negotiated two rma's which were sorted out painlessly and quickly.

But I have read so many complaints about them in the last year it's made me wary.

But, to be fair, I hope I'm presenting both sides of the coin here.

 
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      21st Mar 2011
Blimey that has put the fear of God into me!

Haven't used OCUK for about six years, since I built my current computer. Must have nose dived!

Cheers for the heads up, don't feel like being buggered around by anybody.

 



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