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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    The company gets enough posts here with their memory and the good prices they offer on that or dont you bother reading those?[...]
    You would know that if ou have ever been a victim of it.
    Indeed I do. And that is why I read those comments threads like these. I am interested in reading other people's experience with the company, because I know that my experience is only a tiny insignificant sample (less than 10 orders in the last 10 years between my own builds and the few I've done for my friends, with one return to manufacturer RMA) and may not representative of the average service people are getting (although I do think it's worth as much as any other people's experience). I would be utterly outraged if I ever received any RMA-ed good (as new) for instance (story that some people have claimed they've experience). However, price is something that speaks for itself: it doesn't matter if it is a favourite E-tailer (let alone one with OcUK's reputation), if the price is far more expensive than other reputable e-tailers, wouldn't you just move on to alternative stores? Does it really matter if the price is 2x, 5x, 100x more expensive then? [What is done here is pretty much overpricing with a twist]

    @Richdog: You claim that you want comments and views from 'hardware buyers and overclockers' and you are looking for a discussion. Yet based on your replies, you are only giving the option a 'nigh-on unbelievable and outrage' point of view. The view that this whole 'stunt' is of negligible importance is an on-topic opinion (however much of a minority it might be). With all due respect, you are not helping the discussion (if that is what you really want) by shutting down arguments put forward as to why it may not be a big deal, instead of explaining as to how this affect hardware buyers and overclockers in a manner that should cause an outrage. I take overclocking and retail stores seriously, so I am asking you how will this affecting me and other enthusiasts in ways that should cause concerns?
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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    We are doing this for the customers who are not maybe quite so knowledgable as you chaps and want the confidence that they can buy and be able to hit such speeds and if they need help they can simply call our tech guys to be walked through setting it all up.
    So customers who are apparently tech savvy are in fact

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Richdog View Post
    Saracen what on earth does the fact OCUk are still in business have to do with one single incredibly bad idea? Did anyone say they were incapable of running a business? I appreciate youre attempt to be aloof and diplomatic and all "moderator-like", but your post reads like a complete wishy-washy cop-out, regardless of your views on OCUK.

    This thread was created because this offer was incredibly ill thought-out, and many here who are experienced overclockers and hardware buyers have found it nigh-on unbelievable that they could pull a stunt like this, and want to comment and air their views. If you don't like to read about it fine, but don't make out others are somehow ridiculous for wanting to discuss it, that's what this section is about... discussing retail outlets and silly offers like this one. Hell, the thread on OCUK has now reached 4 pages (100 posts per page) and is still raging on with people expressing their views, and OCUK have left it open. By your way of thinking why should we ever moan about anything? Lets just keep quiet and not post, whether it's of interest to us or not eh?
    You say it's an ill-thought out idea. But if it is (and I'm not saying it isn't), it's OcUK's problem, isn't it?

    My problem isn't with this thread. It's that people keep bitching about OcUK. Well, if they're so bad, don't go there, don't use their forums. But why keep moaning about it here. It isn't as if this is the first thread, is it? It crops up again, and again and again, with the same old moans.

    You say OcUK have a thread moaning about it. Fine, moan there. Why moan here?

    And I'm not attempting to be aloof or moderatorial. If that post was a moderating post, I'd have closed this thread. But like others here, I'm entitled to an opinion and I'm entitled to express it.

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by davidcrofter View Post
    Didn't you actually say you had previously worked for OCUK at some point or moderated the forums Saracen?? Or was that somebody else??
    Moderator, yes. Worked for, no.

    And I have far better reason for not liking OcUK than most, which is one reason why I'm sick and tired of them being brought up here all the time.

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And I have far better reason for not liking OcUK than most
    come on... tell us the gossip... did they stab you in the back mafia style (which by the looks of their forum seems likely - nothings worse than wannabe gangsta nerds...)

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    What happened is in the past. Do I really sound as if I want to talk about it .... or them?

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    What happened is in the past. Do I really sound as if I want to talk about it .... or them?
    Talking about it will help you... don't keep it bottled up, let it out my son... its ok to cry

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    ..... only joking, please don't ban me
    Spoilsport. Can't I please .... just a likkle bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Spoilsport. Can't I please .... just a likkle bit?
    OK go on then, but only a likkle bit*

    *only joking, please don't ban me

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Done it. Got it out of my system.

    Didn't hurt a bit, did it?


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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    OCUK are only going to loose what little respect they have with experienced users with this stunt, while I think it will work for those starting out on computers who are naive enough to think this is a good deal, and will give them the OC they desire it will in my opinion in the end be just another nail in OCUK's coffin.

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Done it. Got it out of my system.

    Didn't hurt a bit, did it?

    No, not at all, I have to say it went very smoothly... maybe it was even... slightly pleasurable... I would recommend that everyone tries it sometime before they die

    oh wait... you're not talking about the cyber sex are you?

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    You say it's an ill-thought out idea. But if it is (and I'm not saying it isn't), it's OcUK's problem, isn't it?

    My problem isn't with this thread. It's that people keep bitching about OcUK. Well, if they're so bad, don't go there, don't use their forums. But why keep moaning about it here. It isn't as if this is the first thread, is it? It crops up again, and again and again, with the same old moans.

    You say OcUK have a thread moaning about it. Fine, moan there. Why moan here?

    And I'm not attempting to be aloof or moderatorial. If that post was a moderating post, I'd have closed this thread. But like others here, I'm entitled to an opinion and I'm entitled to express it.
    Welcome to the nature of forums, in my years as member and moderator myself i've also seen threads repeated ad infinitum... it just can't be helped. It's as certain as life and death. If your previous bad experiences with OCUK have left a sour taste in your mouth and a dislike of all threads OCUK-related, Microsoft/Firefox have handily provided you with a back button, which may not only prevent you reading it, but also prevent you wasting valuable finger energy typing lengthy replies on a subject you apparently care nothing for.

    As for why moan about it here? Well, I like Hexus forum and it is probably the only major UK tech forum where you can actually speak your mind without having to worry about draconian censorship or posts getting deleted every 3 seconds like you do on a certain other forum. It's also a shopping and retail section specifically designed for discussing... yep you guessed it... problems with retail outlets, which OCUK happen to be.

    Seriously i'm not meaning to start an argument and as always my posts have a firm element of tounge-in-cheek, but you must surely understand by now why people make threads on this sort of thing here, no matter how indignant it makes you feel. People love to talk about OCUK in the same way people love to talk about anything controversial in a subject close to their heart,it's been happening for countless years and will likely be for countless more, unless of course the Hexus admins issue a blanket ban on any thread of this nature, which is probably a bit unlikely.
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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Looks like the thread on the ocuk forums has been deleted lol.

    Also there is meant to be another website offering the same guarantee overclock on the Q6600 not sure which site tho.

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Scan are doing it now I think heh
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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    at the same price as standard tho

    waiting for a q9450 myself.

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