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NETGEAR PR2000 TREK N300 TRAVEL ROUTER - Specialtech - £19.10 plus £4.79 P&P
There seems to have been a price rise on this travel router but Specialtech currently have kept the old price. Postage is extra (from £4.79) - so total cost of £23.89 inc p&p and VAT. Edit: Pric… Read more
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mr keys

Major flaw. This creates a new sub net mask for any wireless devices … Major flaw. This creates a new sub net mask for any wireless devices attached to it. eg. if your network is 192.168.1.xxx any wireless devices are 10.xxx.x.xxx Thus you can not see any wireless devices on your network. It does this automatically during the setup process to avoid conflicts with the wired network.No manual mode to set up wireless on the same sub net mask! WTF were you thinking Netgear.

mr keys I have this and this facility is perfect for when you want to share a hotel's wifi between a few of your devices. Some hotels only let you connect a limited number of devices or charge by device, so this overcomes this. It also means your devices are NATed so you get a bit extra security.

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As a follow up Mr. Keys, I have downloaded the user manual and on page 56 and 57 it does explain in detail that you can either configure the DHCP server to issue IP addresses within the range you need so that other devices on the network are visible or indeed you can disable the DHCP server completely and allow another device on the network to act as the DHCP server and issue IP addresses. Hope that helps

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I don't have the device yet but surely you can turn the DHCP server off or configure the DHCP server to distribute addresses within the same range (though without conflict)?

Major flaw. This creates a new sub net mask for any wireless devices attached to it.
eg. if your network is 192.168.1.xxx any wireless devices are 10.xxx.x.xxx
Thus you can not see any wireless devices on your network. It does this automatically during the setup process to avoid conflicts with the wired network.

No manual mode to set up wireless on the same sub net mask!

WTF were you thinking Netgear.

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Yes, I am cross I missed that Amazon deal!

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Intel i5 3570k 3.4Ghz lgpa1155 + £3.86 p&p £96.59 with code @ specialtech
Use the code "black50" for this price! Although it's the older 1155 socket, this has to be a quality price for this processor!
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Out of stock

I got this processor a while back. good price at 100quid for anyone who got one.

no stock

Oh wow, great deal.
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Antec AIO Kuhler 1250 240mm CPU Watercoooler @ £40.24 + delivery with discount code "black50" @ Specialtech
This is a very good price for the 240mm watercooling CPU AIO
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Now showing as £80

Hmm. kept repeatedly spazzing up when trying to pay and now says out of stock. lame.

cheapest postage is 6 quid. still good price though.
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Zalman 550W 80+ Gold PSU £56.33 @ Amazon sold by Specialtech.
Good price for a semi modular Gold PSU. Amazon directly selling for £48, 1-2 months wait though.
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Anyone know the oem on this one?

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rawhead

Is that better thank … Is that better thank this?http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-003-SFI've got a bog standard 500w that's started making a row...Need a new PSUhot



That's a much better psu tbh. Superflower are making the best psus on the market at the mo

Is that better thank this?
overclockers.co.uk/sho…-SF
I've got a bog standard 500w that's started making a row...
Need a new PSU

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Lian Li 5.25" Multi Media I/O Port Panel Black : BZ-U02B £8.75 @ specialtech
Lian Li 5.25" Multi Media I/O Port Panel Black : BZ-U02B £4.25 + post + vat = £8.75 Reduced from £14.99 + post + vat. Typically £17 ish + post from elsewhere
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Been after one of these for ages and, I'm pleased to say, they also have these in silver for those of us who still own unfashionable aluminium cases of that persuasion:

also in silver

Ridiculously good price for a panel of this quality, pity about the postage cost but when you look at the alternatives from the likes of Startech at around £20 there's no comparison.

[Edit] Actually, you can choose 1st class recorded when you come to pay, which brings the overall price down to £7.99
Hot.
Edited by: "marktime" 12th Oct 2010

I have more panels on my Lian Li case (PC-V351) and motherboard rear panel than I'll ever need but otherwise that's a pretty decent price.
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AC Ryan AluBox LAN +USB2 SATA2 drive enclosure @ specialtech
Connect to PC via USB2.0 USB2.0 480mbps / compatible with USB1.1 the simplest and fastest way to get more harddisk onto your PC / notebook connect to directly to network via LAN 10/100 LAN 10/100mbps… Read more
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steviecross;8836921

Does this allow ntfs formatting of disks to be seen over the network



Unsure, not shown in the items description.

Does this allow ntfs formatting of disks to be seen over the network

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Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard - Tempest Blue UK Edition £51.41 Delivered
Pricy for a keyboard, I know, but if you are a fan of Razer hardware, then this is the one for you ! Ususally £70 + You can get it cheeper, if you get free shipping by posting a lot on their forums..… Read more
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Computerman;6144558

price is ok, but you can get it cheaper on Ebuyer £49.98 … price is ok, but you can get it cheaper on Ebuyer £49.98 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/123101 and then add any filler item to get free delivery



Nice one! Didn't check there :thumbsup:

price is ok, but you can get it cheaper on Ebuyer £49.98 ebuyer.com/pro…101 and then add any filler item to get free delivery
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DFI LP DK X58-T3EH6 Intel X58 - £159.23 @ SpecialTech
The first CPU with a built-in memory controller of Intel, Core i7, running with X58 chipset of completely new configuration, will further improve performance of personal computers. X58 motherboard unv… Read more
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Lol

SpoonyBoy;5776272

trying saying that when your drunk



THAT :thumbsup:

trying saying that when your drunk
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Thermaltake CPU cooler £22.45 Delivered 1st class recorded delivery @ Specialtech
The MiniTypTM 90 - Universal design, application for Intel LGA775, AMD K8 & AM2. - 6 heatpipes and all copper structure provides best performance. - Silent RX Type Flow fan, 2200rpm, 18dB… Read more
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I always find that by the time it's necessary to upgrade the processor it's time to build a whole new machine and pass the old one on to someone who needs it. Sounds like a good deal!

I have this cooler, and on the LGA775 motherboards you have to mount it with actual nuts and bolts and an adhesive gasket. It is cool and quiet, but that install is one thing keeping me from doing a processor upgrade - I don't want to have to re-mount that cooler.
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XFX HD 4890 1GB - £203.45 delivered @ Specialtech
OcUK £229.99 + delivery Novatech £216.19 + delivery Scan £233.92 + delivery Ebuyer £219.99 + delivery Imagine the experience created by pairing the most lethal and powerful weapon the industry has to… Read more
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All the 4890's atm feature the same cooler. Infact they are all indentical cards, with differing bundles/warranties and the card art

Btw love your avatar :-D

Good price, but XFX loves loud fans lol
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XFX 8800GTS Alpha Dog G92 Chipset 512mb £94.45 Delivered @ Specialtech
Nice price for the gtS model! Remember, the 512MB GTS is faster than the 8800GT !! (The 320MB GTS is slower that an 512 MB 8800GT) ** Last ONE ! ** Ignore the cold votes, they are from people who do… Read more
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All gone now!

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Klyken;3887451

Its a good price and would of been a nice upgrade from my G80 320mb GTS, … Its a good price and would of been a nice upgrade from my G80 320mb GTS, but it seems to be one of those products affected by the chip underfil http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/751/1045751/nvidia-55nm-parts-bad



Yikes! Though if it's faulty, you can allways RMA it.

Its a good price and would of been a nice upgrade from my G80 320mb GTS, but it seems to be one of those products affected by the chip underfil

theinquirer.net/inq…bad

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** Only 1 left ** (went to out of stock when I added to my cart ! Cleared my cart and now back in stock! Be quick !)
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Asus Geforce GTX 260 896mb £155.45 Delivered @ SpecialTech
Sweet price for this card! Cheeper for those with free delivery at specialtech. (S.t. forum members) Note quite as fast as a 4870, but uses much less power when in low use. Model ENGTX260/HTDP/896M/A… Read more
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the 8800GTS are also out of stock

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I agree. Not much on offer that wasn't on offer before christmas

djfluff;3886503

How 'bout 2 of these instead ?? Would beat the pants of the 260 ! only … How 'bout 2 of these instead ?? Would beat the pants of the 260 ! only 89.99 eachhttp://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=5029&cat=0&page=



Unfortunatley that would mean upgrading my mobo too.

Don't plan on doing that until the I7's come down in price.:)

I have to say good offers on PC Components are few and far between at present. I was expecting great things in the sales but I have been very dissapointed up to now.:x

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How 'bout 2 of these instead ?? Would beat the pants of the 260 ! only 89.99 each
specialtech.co.uk/sps…ge=
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/files/detail/8800-GTS-PVT88GYDF4.jpg
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OCZ NIA Neural Impulse Actuator - £83.58 Delivered @ specialtech
Play games with your brain! OCZs Neural Impulse Actuator (nia) marks a new era in gaming. Rather than being a substitute for a mouse, the nia is a pioneering new peripheral to be used in conjunction … Read more
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My mate has one of these, as far as I am concerned it is more hype than anything. Cannot seem to get it work properly at all, definitely no replacement for a mouse/keyboard. Shame really, I expected great things from it, but using it just makes you feel clumsy.

This was a month or so ago, whether there is new firmware/software yet that fixes this I have no idea. Personally I will be waiting for next gen devices like this, maybe even the generation after that.

"In Theory" . . . you can configure this device to detect a specific command (thought) and translate that to an action on screen (computer command).

I would not rely on this as a solution for anyone disabled as I supect the use of a kyb and mouse would be necessary.

This technology is moving forwards, but is it there just yet - I don't personally think so.

My advice: Dont buy this to solve a problem, buy this as a GADGET only.

Shima

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adchesney;3561909

Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed … Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed from the neck down…I wonder if this can be configured to act as a mouse - any ideas?



According to ]a review on play.com:

"I have just navigated myself to this page using this device after just 5 minutes of training. I really wasn't expecting it to be so simple to use yet so powerful. I can't wait to see what I can achieve once I've been using it for a week... "

So yes, probably!

majoringram

adchesney;3561909

Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed … Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed from the neck down…I wonder if this can be configured to act as a mouse - any ideas?



I wouldn't think so, but maybe a head tracker? Can he move his head round quite a bit? That combined with voice input might work?

Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed from the neck down…I wonder if this can be configured to act as a mouse - any ideas?
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Alphacool NBX-i Northbridge Watercooling Block ONLY £2.50!!! @ Specialtech Banned
This is a specialtech offer for an Alphacool NexXxoS NBX-i northbridge watercooling Block, I came across it in the ***Summer Sale*** section seemed a very good offer. The fittings are 1/4" female thre… Read more
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what does it do and how do i cool it?

whats the nothbridge in my motherboard?

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And sorry everybody i know thats a very noobish mistake not to put the postage costs!

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£9.03 p&p? I was ordering somthing else this morning and postage came to £4 something... when i saw this i sent them an email and they said they could add it on for just the extra cost of the item no extra postage Even if it was nine quid postage thats still not a bad deal considering it goes for £17 + P&P. Maybe if you order it on its own its expensive postage but im sure youre just no changeing to the cheaper postage option.

tcorbyn;2792492

I know what a mini ITX case is, i have built systems in them before. You … I know what a mini ITX case is, i have built systems in them before. You could get that heatsink if you dont mind getting the dremel and doing a bit of modding to get it into shape. If not i forget the brand but there was another cheapo nb heatsink. I don't think watercooling would be necessary for such a basic system for starters you wouldn't fit it all in the case and it would probably cost more than the PC is worth.



Sorry, wasn't being patronising - I only learnt about mini ITX last week! (so I'm sure there's a fair number that haven't come across it).

As it goes, I've just ordered a 2.5" hard drive...this should free up a bit of space above the northbridge allowing me to get a larger heatsink in there - thanks for your comments.

BTW re the original deal - they're charging £9.03 postage!
:w00t: freezing (no pun intended) unless you';re ordering a whole load of other stuff.

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HankMcSpank;2792342

Like I say, I have a mini-ITX case...if you don't know what that means, … Like I say, I have a mini-ITX case...if you don't know what that means, the case is about 8" square! http://boxcarsolutions.com/ebay/images/m300_1.5ghz_002.jpg The hard disk sits inverted above the Northbridge fan (to a plate running across the case), meaning I can't get a bigger fan in there and *definitely* not a northbridge passive cooler - water cooling seems a good option.



I know what a mini ITX case is, i have built systems in them before. You could get that heatsink if you dont mind getting the dremel and doing a bit of modding to get it into shape. If not i forget the brand but there was another cheapo nb heatsink. I don't think watercooling would be necessary for such a basic system for starters you wouldn't fit it all in the case and it would probably cost more than the PC is worth.
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Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler £23.90!!! £29.48 incl delivery!
These thing is massive! its only just come out and ebuyer and others are charging £45 alone for the cooler! Ive got one in my cart now to check out
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Damn it! Was half way throught the checkout and it went up to £55

Bloody hell, thats massive! Will it fit in most ATX cases?

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Wouldn't surprise me if this snapped the processor off it's hinges.

hows this compared to the likes of thermalright, noctua and xignatek - the 3 current best in silent cooling. I remember thermalright made a monster heatsink before and it didn't perform as well as it should, so I'd suggest to wait for reviews first.

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That looks like a joke, where's the un-photoshoped photo?
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.13Ghz Retail CPU just £130.38 delivered!
Manufacturer Intel Corporation Product Number BX80570E8500 Product Line Core 2 Duo Product Name Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz Processor Product Model E8500 Processor Core Dual-core Clock Speed 3.… Read more
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Never shopped there myself crossbow

Now, £122.88 delivered / £123.60 with Special Delivery.

Anyone shopped at Specialtech before? Are they any good?

mitch92uk;2575460

Don't you mean this



sorry bout that was just looking quickly must of got the wrong one thanks for the correction.

wonder if it work in my vostro 200 replacing my E6550 and is it worth upgrading to this

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Don't you mean this

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/796/q3mm6.gif
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Skt775 1333FSB - £129.52 !!!
Attention all systembuilders ! Superfast 45nm CPU. A steal at this price. Sooo tempted to get one, but really can't justify it. Manufacturer Intel Corporation Product Number BX80570E8500 Product … Read more
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I think Intel have price cuts coming very soon which will bump this down to the price of the E8400 as they’re introducing an E8600 at the top of the range.

djfluff;2339441
I want one ! But nothing I do currently stresses my e6600, so I can't convince myself to buy one

I was thinking of E8500 + NorthQ Siberian Tiger you could get Uber performance for under £200 !
(scan have them on todayonly for £70!)

http://www.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/773910-a.jpg

Jez, can't believe getting cold votes. This is at least £30-£40 cheeper than anywhere else.


if you dont need it then just dont bother, i mean sure its cool to have it but it'll cost you in the long term.

Doesnt matter, theyre all sold out now

It's getting cold because certain idiots on the site vote on things they don't have a clue about.

it's the same with all technology on here. Hot/cold means nothing when the voters are yokels.

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I want one ! But nothing I do currently stresses my e6600, so I can't convince myself to buy one

I was thinking of E8500 + NorthQ Siberian Tiger you could get Uber performance for under £200 !
(scan have them on todayonly for £70!)

http://www.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/773910-a.jpg

Jez, can't believe getting cold votes. This is at least £30-£40 cheeper than anywhere else.
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Peak 8GB SDHC Card Class 6 22.5MB/s (Fast!!!) £32.33 (free p&p for cpu3d members)
Superquick SDHC (not SD!). Have received mine from these guys and must say it loves up to the over 20MB/s (read) spec. Wrote a 175MB file in around 20 seconds (write spec ~10MB/s). Fantastic - why bu… Read more
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Out of stock

Can anyone confirm these work in an Eee, with them having silly issues with 8gb sd cards and such.

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adamg

4-6 MB/s is a huge difference, especially for the likes of people with an … 4->6 MB/s is a huge difference, especially for the likes of people with an EEE PC running Vista and depending on these cards.



Its actually a 4->12 difference, as there is no class higher than class 6, so all cards faster than 6mb/s are classed as class 6, so even more of a difference!

This would be fantastic for an EEEPC!

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robo989

This deal is nothing special, play.com do a similar card for the same … This deal is nothing special, play.com do a similar card for the same price if you use a 5% code you can get it even cheaper and they also do free delivery + 4% quidco.It might be a class 4 though, even so I doubt people really care.



Class 4 = 4 mb/s write speed.
Class 6 = 6mb/s or higher write speed.

This particular card has a write speed ~ 12mb/s, i.e. 300% faster.

I care, because its seconds of my life that get wasted while I wait for things to transfer!

To put it into perspective, this Peak card would take 11 minutes to full, while the Play card would take 33 minutes to fill!

robo989

This deal is nothing special, play.com do a similar card for the same … This deal is nothing special, play.com do a similar card for the same price if you use a 5% code you can get it even cheaper and they also do free delivery + 4% quidco.It might be a class 4 though, even so I doubt people really care.



4->6 MB/s is a huge difference, especially for the likes of people with an EEE PC running Vista and depending on these cards.

This deal is nothing special, play.com do a similar card for the same price if you use a 5% code you can get it even cheaper and they also do free delivery + 4% quidco.

It might be a class 4 though, even so I doubt people really care.
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OCZ Evostream 600W (modular) Power Suppy £62 Delivered
This is half price at specialtech at the moment. One for people building top end PC's, not for those on a tight budget :) Ie if you were planning to go 8800 SLI .. Next best price I could find is £10… Read more
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I use the OCZ Modstream. Solid as ****. Badass power supply but the PSU cables are very thick and hard to turn around corners. It looks the **** too with a zinc coated outer casing and UV cables.

[SIZE=2]A little about OCZ, just so you know. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]I recently bought a OCZ power supply the OCZ 600W stealthxstream which was incredibly loud despite the "whisper quiet" marketing claim. Seemed like a jet was taking off in my room. I then discovered loads of other people complaining about the noise levels on OCZ PSUs. Seems like some of the fans are stuck on full blast.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]My PSU came with a 3 year powerswap guarantee which I wrongly assumed meant they would pick up and replace at their cost. In actual fact if you PSU is faulty and you want to RMA it via OCZ as I did, you will have to send it back to the Netherlands and if you want tracking with that the Post Office will charge you a little over £30 to do it. Took about 20 days to get mine replaced - they said it should normaly take half that time but mine got delayed as people were on holiday and DHL are ********s. You can of course RMA via the supplier but OCZ usually upgrade your PSU for the trouble of sending it to the netherlands so I went that route - I now have a OCZ 700W Gamexstream.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Both PSUs were rock solid with my Intel c2d 4300 overclocked to 3ghz and my ATI 1950pro, 3 HDD & 2 optical drives but even the replacement is louder than I'd like. Seems like a quality product though.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The RMA guys at OCZ were excellent but the Netherlands was bad news. [/SIZE]
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Oh yea, you can get free shipping , making this only £55, by posting in the specialtech forums ! Details here :
forum.overclock3d.net/sho…562
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Corsair Twinx XMS2-8500 2GB Kit TWIN2X2048-8500C5D - £178
This is a 32% saving on these badboys Part number : TWIN2X2048-8500C5D Speed : XMS2-8500 Size: 2048MB Latency : 5-5-5-15 Organisation : 2 X 240 DIMMs EPP, SLI Certified
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I have used SpecialTech. Got some great deals from them.

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yes i have bought from them before and all was fine.

D_I_K_

People here seem to like them, even more than … People here seem to like them, even more than Scan]http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=83809]http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=105490



Thanks for the links, seems a bit more encouraging.

It's a site I've never heard of and no-one's ever posted it on this forum before...