Good computer component shops (UK)

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  1. Kyuzumaki
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    I normally use www.microdirect.co.uk www.overclockers.co.uk
    are there better places??

    Want to upgrade my AMD 64 3200+ to a dual core 4800+ but neither
    companies have them
     
  2. Sinkhead

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    Scan are good but only if you're in when they deliver... Dabs is also good but a bit more expensive.

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    ebuyer.com

    good site

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  4. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    You tried amazon.co.uk?
     
  5. Javacat

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    I use Komplett most of the time, along with Overclockers and Dabs. I also occasionally use SaverStore. I avoid ebuyer like the plague.
     
  6. Kyuzumaki
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    Thanks for suggestions. Just been poking around the sites. Seems nobody stocks AMD Athlon x2 4800+ [​IMG]

    But plenty of 4200+ ones which will be a decent upgrade just wanna reduce the bottleneck on my 7800
     
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  8. KarmaUK

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    cclonline.com is the best site I've used, and I've used most. The 4800 is a tough CPU to find and it's holding the price on both retailer sites, (where found), and eBay, I think it's due to over estimating the 2-3% performance the 1mb L2 gives you over 512kb models thus making it considered the best CPU for 939s. Get a bargain off eBay, and don't forget that Opterons fit 939s, (I assume you have a 939 and not AM2 or you'd be looking for a 6000+), 165-180 are all DualCore, and they overclock a little better. [​IMG]

    Can I just add www.overclockers.co.uk are way too overpriced, they had pre-ordered X1800XTs at about £370, cclonline had mine sent on the release week for £305, although it may have been luck. [​IMG]
     
  9. kellyan95

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    Overclockers is always what I see being used by UK members of PC forums
     
  10. Kyuzumaki
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    Yeah it's a socket 939 my pc is now 3 and a bit years old.. Not bad really it still plays most new games but the 3200+ is definitely bottlenecking my 7800GS. I had assumed the opterons were not as fast as the Athlon x2's was that wrong??
     
  11. KarmaUK

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    Exactly the same core, same dye etc, but Opterons all have 1MB L2, (1MBx2 dualcores), and are better samples as they are intended for server use and high load usage, and that's why they overclock a little better, (in most cases).

    So yeah, your wrong in thinking dual core Opterons are slower than the X2. [​IMG]