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DonP
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Post by DonP » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:40 pm

Just for everyone's info..
Scythe Samurai now available from overclockers.co.uk for circa 30 GBP inc VAT.. not bad me thinks. From what I read in other threads it actually sucks air off the heatsink so it would be good for use with an out blowing duct.

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Post by toiletduckuk » Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:41 pm

anyone know where you can get Sorbathone (or any good thick foam for silencing) in the UK?

*edit* okay, this is insanely expensive on mcmastercarr, so nevermind :)

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Kustompcs.co.uk

Post by davidstone28 » Tue May 11, 2004 10:25 am

Thought I'd do a quick post about my experiences with http://www.kustompcs.co.uk

I ordered a variety of bits and bobs - Nexus 120mm fan, AcoustiPack Sontata sound dampening material, grommets, blank CDs etc - all arrived the very next day and packaged in a huge PC sized box for just £2.50+VAT postage!

They even amended my order (I wanted to add another item after the original order was placed ) to save me having to pay additional postage.

Email queries were dealt with courteously and promptly.

Excellent service.

:)

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Post by mahkum2 » Thu May 20, 2004 4:30 am

Thought I'd do a quick post about my experiences with http://www.kustompcs.co.uk

I ordered a variety of bits and bobs - Nexus 120mm fan, AcoustiPack Sontata sound dampening material, grommets, blank CDs etc - all arrived the very next day and packaged in a huge PC sized box for just £2.50+VAT postage!

They even amended my order (I wanted to add another item after the original order was placed ) to save me having to pay additional postage.

Email queries were dealt with courteously and promptly.

Excellent service.
Yes, I too had a good experience shopping with them. Their delivery rates are very reasonable indeed and I hope it stays that way. Highly recommended.

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Post by gazebo » Mon May 24, 2004 12:29 pm

Don't be too sure about ordering from Mcmaster from the UK. Despite their site offering worldwide shipping and no minimum order, this was the reply I got when I tried to order some sorbothane.

We decline to bid on your inquiry. Our export business is very limited and we prefer to do business only with established manufacturing concerns.

:roll:

Bid? Inquiry? I thought I'd made an order. :cry:

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Post by pod03 » Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:17 am

I have always found Paul from KoolnQuiet very helpful and am very happy with the system he supplied (see http://www.silentpcreview.com/article164-page1.html).

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Post by DonP » Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:58 pm

FWIW.. since people have been complaining about JVC motors on Spinpoints I thought I should mention that I recently ordered a 1614N (160G 8M cache PATA) from www.overclockers.co.uk and it had a Nidec on it.
Having said that - I'm not sure I like overclockers that much any more - first they don't know how to charge my credit card (it takes them two days to do it) - and then the couriers take days to deliver - when they quote next day. And the package arrived pretty beaten. Haven't tried the drive yet :!:

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Post by CoolGav » Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:53 am

I haven't had problems with Overclockers recently. My very firsat order took a week to arrive, which wasn't good. My second order I messed up my 3-digit security code - my Mastercard has got a guage right through them! I phoned them up and all was okay. Since then I['ve ordered a few times and had next day delivery. I think all 4 of my SP1614Ns have come from them, and although they were before this whole JVC/Nidec thing started so I've never looked - but they're all quiet! The parcel's aren't fantastically packed, but mine have come without any dents or holes (perhaps it the London couriers?). And the drives are always given loads of bubblewrap.
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Post by Lliam » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:17 am

www.xcase.co.uk sell the compucase 6920 Image
Although I haven't bought from them

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Post by Dave404 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:51 am

I saw these guys http://www.whispertec.com/index.html mentioned in another post once, but they don't seem to be in this list. Don't know how good their fans are, but they seem to have stuff I haven't seen elsewhere. Apologies if I've missed an earlier posting.

An update to last year's post - Evercase still sell direct to Joe Public, but the price quoted is a bit out of date or else doesn't include VAT and shipping. My 4252 with some extras cost me about 43 quid including shipping. A vanilla 4252 + shipping would be about 30+Vat=35. Still well worth the money however!
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Post by DonP » Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:39 pm

Dave404 wrote:I saw these guys http://www.whispertec.com/index.html mentioned in another post once, but they don't seem to be in this list. Don't know how good their fans are, but they seem to have stuff I haven't seen elsewhere. Apologies if I've missed an earlier posting.
Hmm - that site is pretty cool - I was annoyed when Savastore stopped stocking the 5400rpm Spinpoints - but it seems these people stock them too, and at a respectable price
Thanks for this.

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Post by IdontexistM8 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 10:41 am

Has anyone found the best place to buy decent 2.5" drives? The choice seems pretty limited.

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Post by davidstone28 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:44 am

Haven't used this seller before, but it's one of the few places available in the UK that sells the Panflos:-

http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/

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Post by HaloJones » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:02 am

davidstone28 wrote:Haven't used this seller before, but it's one of the few places available in the UK that sells the Panflos:-

http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/
I bought a Comair Rotron 172mm 24v fan from Dorothy. Very reliable, good service.
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Post by merlyn » Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:19 pm

IdontexistM8 wrote:Has anyone found the best place to buy decent 2.5" drives? The choice seems pretty limited.
i got mine from dabs but i just saw them at overclockers, must be very recent because they definately weren't there a few weeks ago.

anybody know where to get seasonic psu's without buying a case?

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Post by Spod » Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:30 am

Kool'n'quiet - http://www.koolnquiet.co.uk - do Seasonic PSUs.
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Post by Aleksi » Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:49 pm

http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk

Has been mentioned before, but I really have to recommend this one. Very good service! Shipping costs for 4 fans to Finland was 2€.

You can hardly send a christmas card for that price here.. :roll:
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Post by streety » Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:53 pm

Aleksi wrote:http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk

Has been mentioned before, but I really have to recommend this one. Very good service! Shipping costs for 4 fans to Finland was 2€.

You can hardly send a christmas card for that price here.. :roll:
Yeah, I bought a few panaflo's from her a couple of months ago. Very good service. This was before she got her own domain name but I can't exactly see that making much difference.

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Post by Cams » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:56 am

Just like to say that I ordered an all the components to build my new system from [url=http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/]Kustom PCs with shipping to Luxembourg and got excellent service. They even took my VAT no and shipped my parts free of VAT. Shipping costs were very reasonable and I would use them again at the drop of a hat. Emails were responded to quickly and courteously.

As for scan.co.uk, they don't ship outside of the UK, nor does scan.nl ship outside of the Netherlands. What is it with these unhelpful companies?
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Post by DonP » Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:17 pm

Has anyone seen any 2400+ 1.35V XP-Ms?
Must be mobile, must be 1.35V.
www.cpucity.co.uk used to stock them but they don;t any more. They do have 2500+ 1.45V jobbies though.

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Post by inti » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:22 am

I have bought a box of Sorbothane sheets. The sheets are large: 0.5m x 0.5m, 3mm thick, black, durometer 30 on the Shore OO scale - so the softest and stickiest in Sorbothane's normal range. When I've finished my project I will probably have a few sheets spare to sell to any SPCR members in the UK. At this size Sorbothane is costly and needs a big package to send it: I'd be looking for £40 per sheet +£8 shipping per parcel. Anybody who is interested is welcome to PM me.

See here for Ralf Hutter's Sorbothane drive mounting mod: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... c&start=51

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Post by BenW » Thu May 12, 2005 10:18 am

Anyone know the cheapest place for 120mm Nexus fans in the UK?

I see Kustom PCs have them at £12 each and having used them i would love to do business with them again after my recent experience with OCUK - terrible

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Post by pingcrosby » Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:52 am

Just bought a Seasonsic S12 500W from http://www.xcase.co.uk.

Cannot recommend them enough .. great price, service and attitude.

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Post by perplex » Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:43 pm

where can i buy a notebook drive adapter cable needed for desktops?

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Post by Tibors » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:31 pm

perplex wrote:where can i buy a notebook drive adapter cable needed for desktops?
http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=12#p2003
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Post by inti » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:23 am

If you ever need a heatsink for a chip or something, you might find one at this surplus outfit if you are lucky:
http://www.mainlinegroup.co.uk/mless/ma ... _sort=8104
I bought a handful of heatsinks from them recently, service was excellent, and the heatsinks are brand new and as described.

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S12-430 as Scan

Post by bredbored » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:56 pm

S12-430's are now at £40 inc vat at Scan;

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... tID=256335

Bargain!

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Seasonic Reductions...

Post by CplJellyfish » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:56 am

bredbored wrote:S12-430's are now at £40 inc vat at Scan;

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... tID=256335

Bargain!
Sadly looks as though this deal has ended, but see

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Seasonic.html

Reasonable reductions on S12-430, S12-500 and S12-600.

Just ordered the S12-500 for £67.50 + VAT, best price I could find.

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Re: S12-430 as Scan

Post by DonP » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:42 pm

bredbored wrote:S12-430's are now at £40 inc vat at Scan;
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... tID=256335
Bargain!
Bummer.. I was waiting for it to get back in stock before ordering it.. but now it's at 62GBP.. but.. not all is lost - the 380W model is now down to 42GBP.

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Post by CoolGav » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:46 am

I was just going to post up saying that Scan have the S12-380W at £42.29 inc VAT. I've just ordere 2 of them after my OEM 350W Seasonic (from Kool & Quiet) blew me away with its lack of noise! Guess I was beaten to it. I was on the lookout for a SFX PSU (MATX size) which scan had an FSP 300W. My old 180W FSP SFX just died. Not that I use the 80mm fan, I remove the cover and pop in a 120mm! GLad I found the Seasonics!
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