Sticky for the UK

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Sticky for the UK

Post by Bat » Mon May 12, 2003 2:30 pm

We have stickies for Canada and Australia. Now we have one for the U.K.
I shall edit this post from time to time, trying to keep it reasonably up to date. Please contribute any additions you think are useful. Some brief comments on the suppliers might be worth having too.

[EDIT by ADMIN: Much thanks to Bat for his initiative and long work on this thread, and now to Spoon Boy for his thorough update on Aug 24, 2012 -- This is exactly the kind of effort from members of the community which makes the SPCR forums great! 8)

http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/ Cases and everything for air-based and water-based cooling. Fans include Yate Loon, Nexus, Noctua, Zalman etc. (2010-02-14)

http://www.halcyonics.co.uk Zalman heatsinks, Nexus PSUs, iStyle damped cases... (Dead? 2010-02-14)

http://www.koolnquiet.co.uk Barebones systems based on Via epia;
fans, Innovatek liquid-cooling, Via C3 and Epia, passive heatsinks, soundproofing... (outdated and obsolescent in 2010)

http://www.wetandchillychips.co.uk Manufacturers of watercooling kits and parts.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk Heatsinks, fans, watercooling... Fortron-Sparkle FSP400-60PFN 400W PSU �64.63 inc VAT cheapest in UK? (1 Nov 2003)

http://www.overclock.co.uk All the things you'd expect, plus wetandchillychips kits (but not parts) slightly cheaper than buying them from the makers.

http://www.over-clock.co.uk All the usual, plus cases with watercooling pre-installed and lots of watercooling parts (including blocks from Dangerden and Innovatek)

http://theoverclockingstore.co.uk Normal things plus Eheim pumps, Maxxxpert watercooling, other watercooling things.

http://www.quietpc.com Mostly Zalman products.

aquatics-online.co.uk
Water pumps: look in the "powerheads" section. (Note: the home page tries to put a voice through your speakers, but this link takes you to a silent page listing the pumps.)

http://www.thecoolingshop.co.uk Air and water cooling

http://www.cpemma.co.uk/links.html A page belonging to cpemma, an SPCR member. Links to suppliers of electronic components and a few of computer parts, and to some news/review websites including this one. Each link has a useful little description by it, like this one.

http://www.dabs.com Very big, general computer stuff. Usually decent prices, but their Fortron PSUs cost a lot.

Price comparison sites (not quiet-specific):
http://www.pcindex.co.uk (was good in 2003, near-useless in 2010).
http://uk.kelkoo.com
http://www.google.co.uk/products
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Post by pingu666 » Sat May 17, 2003 6:13 am

a lot of places in the uk :D
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Post by ez2remember » Mon Jun 02, 2003 3:42 pm

http://www.ebuyer.co.uk

Found them to offer the best prices in the UK.

Couple things stand out including Antec Sonata & Lanboy.

Update:
Also http://www.mini-itx.com/store/

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Post by quicklyshop » Tue Jun 10, 2003 4:08 am

We also offer Products to UK market Check out http://www.quicklyshop.com

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Post by futureweaver » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:16 am

Evercase(UK) are at http://www.evercase.co.uk/, and are happy to sell one-offs. You have to phone to get prices, except for the special offers. I've just ordered an ECE4252 (without PSU) from them for £18 + next-day shipping £8.
[size=75]MSI KT4V-L; AMD XP 2500+ with Thermalright SK-7 / 24V Panaflo M1A @12V / Arctic Ceramique; Sapphire 9100 with NB32J / 24V Panaflo L1A @5V; Maxtor 6E030L0 & Samsung SP1604N; Evercase 4252 with 2 x 24V Panaflo M1A @12V; Nexus 3000.[/size]

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Post by futureweaver » Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:38 am

Machine Mart have a nibbler for £7 inc VAT http://www.machinemart.co.uk/product.asp?p=040212700. Other useful tools too, and good prices.
[size=75]MSI KT4V-L; AMD XP 2500+ with Thermalright SK-7 / 24V Panaflo M1A @12V / Arctic Ceramique; Sapphire 9100 with NB32J / 24V Panaflo L1A @5V; Maxtor 6E030L0 & Samsung SP1604N; Evercase 4252 with 2 x 24V Panaflo M1A @12V; Nexus 3000.[/size]

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McMaster Carr - $5 shipping to the UK

Post by futureweaver » Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:49 am

Mc Master Carr, vendors of fan mounts, grommets, and other useful things, will ship to the UK by USPS Global Priority. It takes 4-6 days and costs $5 for a small bag (10in x 6in), $9 for a large one, weight up to 4lb. This is competitive with UK mailorder charges and makes them quite usable.

You MUST specify USPS GLOBAL PRIORITY $5 SMALL BAG in the "Special Instructions" field. They actually sent my fan mounts UPS Express, but admitted it was their error and refunded the difference.

See this post for part numbers of items which have been of interest to SPCR members.
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Re: McMaster Carr - $5 shipping to the UK

Post by futureweaver » Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:00 am

britannica wrote:
futureweaver wrote:Mc Master Carr, vendors of fan mounts, grommets, and other useful things, will ship to the UK.....
Useful info, - thanks. Did you get stung for import duty/VAT etc ??
No. That doesn't happen unless the declared value exceeds £18, so you're usually ok under $25.
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Post by DonP » Sun Oct 05, 2003 7:41 pm

I know it's been already mentioned but it looks like www.kustompcs.co.uk have just expanded their range of quiet bits..
I noticed the following items were recently added:
Nexus NX3500PSU (350W 120mm fan jobbie.. don;t know how quiet though).
ZM-80C-HP
Heatlane Zen NCU1000 P4 Fanless Cooler - big mofo cooler.. about 65 gbp

also some fans.. vibration dampeners 'n stuff

Ciao!
DonP.

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Post by ez2remember » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:34 am

DonP wrote: Heatlane Zen NCU1000 P4 Fanless Cooler - big mofo cooler.. about 65 gbp
DonP.
Nice, I can't believe it's finally available in the UK. I'll wait for Mike's review first. I think he has already played around with it.. :P

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Post by pangit » Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:54 am

Whatever you do don't touch Coolcasemods. Not that they have much in the way of silencing products, but the other day I tried to buy a mobo from them, and after 2 weeks of nothing, I rang them up to be told this item had been discontinued. (BTW, this was at 9.30am and I had to wait 5 mins while he booted up his PC!). They had already debited my credit card, so said they would credit it back again. I've just checked their website and they still haven't removed that mobo, and it still has a "buy it now" button. This is in spite of me emailing them to remind them to take it off.

Their website states that it is "under new management" which in this case seems to mean "under incompetent management". Steer clear!
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Post by ez2remember » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:44 pm

It seems the prices are high too..

The SunBeam PSU case mod cost ~£3.50 @ ebuyer.co.uk, but they are charging £15 for it.

"Prices don't always have to be high in the UK" :wink:

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Post by DonP » Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:46 am

DonP wrote:..www.kustompcs.co.uk have just expanded their range of quiet bits..
...Heatlane Zen NCU1000 P4 Fanless Cooler - big mofo cooler.. about 65 gbp
Seems it's now 58gbp.. probably in response to the fact that overclockers now offer it for 53 gbp. They also have a Scythe Kamakaze for 41 gbp. 41gbp!? I thought they were supposed to be cheaper than the Alpha 8942T (currently at 36gbp).

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Post by Stephen7372 » Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:43 am

smartdrive 2002
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Post by moving shadow » Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:55 pm

just to add that www.simply.co.uk are offering the Antec Sonata for £85 inc del, cheapest price i have seen yet:) The site is a bit of a maze, so just seach for sonata in the search box at the top of the site, and it should find it :D

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Post by the_bfg » Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:13 am

Breaking news - got a fast reply from Kool'n'Quiet here in the UK when I asked them about the Seasonic Super Silencer 400 (the highest SPCR ranked PSU) this morning:
Hello Martin

Thank you for your e mail.

Yes. These are due in the UK around 8 Dec. The SS-400AGX is the Super Silencer 400. This will come in a retail box with 3 year's warranty. I don't have any firm prices but it will be around £75 retail. Seasonic are fixing the European retail prices.

I'll e mail you when I have firm delivery dates/ prices.

Thanks again.

best regards, Paul Haussauer - Kool 'n Quiet
I for one will be ordering it the minute he has stock!

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Post by davidstone28 » Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:31 am

Great thread.

Over the years, I've ordered stuff from the many hardware vendors, but the following are my preferred vendors because of service, delivery speed, quality etc

www.overclock.co.uk
www.dabs.com
www.thecoolingshop.com

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Post by moving shadow » Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:52 pm

davidstone28 wrote:Great thread.

Over the years, I've ordered stuff from the many hardware vendors, but the following are my preferred vendors because of service, delivery speed, quality etc

www.overclock.co.uk
www.dabs.com
www.thecoolingshop.com
i got to agree with thecoolingshop.com being recomended, i think they are one of the only UK pc sites offering free delivery, well free delivery when u spend over a fiver :D

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Post by paulus » Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:01 am

Theoverclockingstore.co.uk closed a few months ago :cry:

http://www.watercoolingshop.com/catalog/ we mainly sell watercooling equipment from xice, coolingking and dangerden.

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Post by Bat » Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:41 pm

Looking unhappy, paulus. Was theoverclockingstore yours?
You say "we" of watercoolingshop. That sounds as though you should ask MikeC to give you a "vendor" tag.

Welcome to the forums.

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Post by paulus » Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:10 am

Looking unhappy, paulus. Was theoverclockingstore yours?
No I didnt own it but It was a good shop. The owner was a nice guy.

Thanks for the welcome

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Post by Mad Ad » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:31 pm

britannica wrote: PCNextday (next working day delivery guaranteed)
guaranteed LoLoL ... yeah - As long as the wind is blowing the right way and assuming their stock pickers have actually reached the grand state of being awake while they work.

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Post by trodas » Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:24 pm

I has a good experience with
http://www.coolercases.co.uk

And some shops no longer exist/working, like PClincs, so they should be edited and removed :wink: :twisted:

http://www.komplett.co.uk
http://www.lightcomputers.com
http://www.maplin.co.uk
http://www.microdirect.co.uk
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Post by m2 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:40 am

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Post by Stephen7372 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:41 am

what are ned's ?
Most people in the UK don't live in Manchester :wink:

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Post by DonP » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:35 pm

I accidentally found a source for SilenX bits in the UK:
www.soadvanced.com

I'm not recommending either SilenX or SoAdvanced.. just mentioning the above site.. it's the first source of SilenX bits I've seen in the UK. They stock PSUs and fans.

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Post by shathal » Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:52 am

Great stuff :mrgreen:

Silly thing is, of course (Sod's law), that I've had to go through the painful process of finding these sites myself.

D'oh.

Reminder to self - next time, CHECK SPCR for site-collections FIRST :D.

(Now has a place to point UK-ppl to, at least, for their quiet cooling needs) :).

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