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Price: £585 shipped.

How is this possible at this price? Prebuilt.

I went onto overclockers.co.uk and it seems around the same price, if not cheaper to buy from these guys. ???

http://www.cougar-extreme.co.uk/comp...ms/nvidia.html you have to configure your own model.
Edited by antd - 5/29/08 at 3:24pm
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post #2 of 10
I'd say the intergrated monitor speaker is worth the £585 by itself.
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oops, edited.

But seriously, it seems more expensive to buy the parts separately...
Edited by antd - 5/29/08 at 3:27pm
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That equals $1,152 USD. On newegg, I put those exact parts (except for the case) into my shopping cart and it came out to be $691. Add 50 or so for the case and you are at $740. They are making over $400.
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Originally Posted by anony283 View Post
That equals $1,152 USD. On newegg, I put those exact parts (except for the case) into my shopping cart and it came out to be $691. Add 50 or so for the case and you are at $740. They are making over $400.
Hardware prices in the UK are higher than the US, so that isn't really a valid comparison.
    
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exactly...

Sounds about right... Anyways, also, you can save more dosh if you buy from ebuyer, scan, or novatech. OcUK tends to be quite expensive
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crazypip666 View Post
Hardware prices in the UK are higher than the US, so that isn't really a valid comparison.

you think? they are trade so they dont pay vat so thats -20% off the uk price and if you remove the vat we are cheaper.

i love it, people think the exchange rate means everything is half price in the states.

ddr3 ram

uk £155, £185 with vat

us $410 or £200

on that as a eg we are still cheaper with vat.
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I love overclockers - I find their prices quite good
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Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post
you think? they are trade so they dont pay vat so thats -20% off the uk price and if you remove the vat we are cheaper.

i love it, people think the exchange rate means everything is half price in the states.

ddr3 ram

uk £155, £185 with vat

us $410 or £200

on that as a eg we are still cheaper with vat.
I don't think the exchange rate means everything in the US costs half the price it costs in the UK, I'm just saying that in general, hardware costs more in the UK than in the US. One example of something costing less in the UK than the US doesn't mean much. $190 £108 before VAT ($214).
    
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Originally Posted by crazypip666 View Post
Hardware prices in the UK are higher than the US, so that isn't really a valid comparison.
Get a "middle man" in the US. Ship all parts to him, have him ship all parts to you. Saves money, even with the extra shipping.
    
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