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    Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    Apart from Scan where else makes decent gaming builds?

    Has anyone ever used any of these places?
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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    Aria offer competitive builds component wise, but not seeing any build logs on the Aria forums i can't say how they stack up build wise (wiring and so on) compared to Scan.

    There are also a few horror stories on the Aria forums thanks to CL regarding pre-builts. (read: Megahlems bouncing around inside a case).

    Edit: I've never bought pre-builts.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post

    Edit: I've never bought pre-builts.
    My first time buying one.
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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    My first time buying one.
    Sorry i just meant i've not bought pre-built from Aria/Scan.

    Is there a certain spec/build you have your eye on?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    http://www.chillblast.com/home.php

    a few people i know have never had a bad thing to say about chillblasts pre builts.

    Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack
    off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    OcUK,Aria and Novatech also make PCs too.


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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    looking at a Sandy Bridge setup, would build my own but too busy to mess about.

    I would rather poke my own testicles with rusty, hot pokers than use OcUK
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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    looking at a Sandy Bridge setup, would build my own but too busy to mess about.

    I would rather poke my own testicles with rusty, hot pokers than use OcUK
    TBH,why don't you get a CPU,Motherboard,RAM and cooler bundle from a retailer and then assemble the rest of the PC yourself.

    I only mentioned OcUK since some people swear by them. Of course, no doubt some swear at them too!


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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    I bought my current PC from yoyotech, they do pre-built or build at home. Thats how I ended up on hexus actually by using yoyotech's forums, when they used to be on here.
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    I forgot about YoYo, I have used them before and I liked them.
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    I forgot about YoYo, I have used them before and I liked them.
    They have a shop off Tottenham Court Road.


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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    Scan would have been my first choice but YoYo do look pretty decent too.
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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    I know people who have bought gaming boxes from YoYo, and they speak well of them. Not the cheapest but good components.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    i know they are not popular but i have bought hardware off OCUK before, and i have never had a problem.
    also if you can build it your self, you will save money
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.col View Post
    i know they are not popular but i have bought hardware off OCUK before, and i have never had a problem.
    also if you can build it your self, you will save money
    Thanks for the reply but have you read the rest of the thread?
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    Re: Prebuilt PCs - Gaming

    As it looks like Scan don't want my business for some reason, I will be probably going to YoYo as their builds do look pretty decent.

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