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#46    Maureen_jacobs

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

How much is post to the uk from USA?

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

http://ircalc.usps.com/

enter the details of postage here...

Should tell you the price.

It depends on the weight and size of the package.

Hope I helped :)

Edited by TheLogic, 18 March 2013 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

You can probably build a very basic AMD based machine for under $200 if you have the hardware you listed if you use Ubuntu or the like as teh OS.  

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:30 PM

I have a windows 7 OS CD :)
and a few ubuntu CD's


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:35 PM

The socket 2011 processors...wow. Want!


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

View PostTheLogic, on 18 March 2013 - 06:02 PM, said:

http://ircalc.usps.com/

enter the details of postage here...

Should tell you the price.

It depends on the weight and size of the package.

Hope I helped :)

Tyvm

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

View PostMaureen_jacobs, on 18 March 2013 - 07:12 PM, said:

Tyvm

Should be pretty cheap if it is anything like UK's prices.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

View Postalibongo, on 13 March 2013 - 02:24 AM, said:

Is the samsung series 7 gamer any good for games:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-Gamer-700G7A-Laptop/dp/B006TAKNB6 ?I have to get a gaming laptop(due to hospitalisation), unfortunately I am not made of money, what is the best choice?thanks

The graphics card on that is great for a laptop. Check out this site http://www.notebookc...0M.43077.0.html

P.S. I love this thread.

Edited by ExpandMyMind, 18 March 2013 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

View PostTheLogic, on 17 March 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

Does anyone have some suggestions on a pc gaming build to make for a really low budget in the UK?
You can build a high-end gaming pc complete for less than £200, even less if you buy 2nd hand items.You don't need multi-threading, a dual core intel cpu is as good as it gets for gaming, the main expenses will be as good gpu (ebay is a good source and reliable if you use paypal, also DX11 will not be a standard for several years, so you can ignore those cards), and a good monitor which will support 1950 x1080(again ebay can be a good source as most home sellers ask for collection, which cuts down on the bids).Cut to the minimum, with a 2nd hand case, you could build a decent rig for not much more than £150 and be able to play, for eg all the steam games at high specs.Of course, once you have got the building bug, you will want to spend more and more!

Edited by alibongo, 19 March 2013 - 12:32 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:47 AM

Get an old Core 2 Duo and socket 775 motherboard used from someone.  Get some old memory to fit the board at least 4GB if Win 7 is 64 bit or 2GB if 32 bit.  Get a quality PSU, Seasonic makes a 350watt for $45.  Coolermaster has nice cases for under $40  or get a used on  of those as well.  Honetsly, used if fine for many parts, personally I have a used PC Power & Cooling 750 Silencer that has been running for years, a used LIan Li PC-& case I got from a customer when I swapped her into a smaller Lian Li for free, two used Raptor HDDsand a 5750 I got new from a buddy that I built a system for.  Enthusiasts swap out of perfectly good parts yearly and buying their old stuff is a great way to go.

Edited by Merc14, 19 March 2013 - 12:50 AM.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

Can anyone remember the days when upgrading your hardware or messing with your BIOS settings meant failing the Windows Genuine Advantage test?  Or being pestered to go online to Validate before you've even connected a modem or installed any drivers?

Them was the days! lol


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:45 AM

View PostEldorado, on 19 March 2013 - 02:12 AM, said:

Can anyone remember the days when upgrading your hardware or messing with your BIOS settings meant failing the Windows Genuine Advantage test?  Or being pestered to go online to Validate before you've even connected a modem or installed any drivers?

Them was the days! lol

No kidding,  LOL.  They have gotten a lot better.  I have installed my upgrade Windows 8 Pro on new hardware three times now and had to call the last time but they activated for me.   This is the $39.99 special that was for upgrade only.  The first time was a fresh install as I didn't want to do an upgrade, I used teh registry twek, then I bought a SSD and did a fresh install on that and it activated automatically with teh registry tweak and this last time I bought a new mobo, CPU and memory and did another fresh install but I had to call.  They activated over the phone.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

Last time I built my own was when SLI was new(Nvidia's not 3d..... lol son of a I think it's time I upgraded.  I knew I shouldn't of come in this topic got the building bug again :P.

Edited by Jinxdom, 19 March 2013 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

It is quite possible to activate windows legally by subversive means.But who would want to make Bill Gates poorer than he is?

Edited by alibongo, 19 March 2013 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

View PostJinxdom, on 19 March 2013 - 05:37 AM, said:

Last time I built my own was when SLI was new(Nvidia's not 3d..... lol son of a I think it's time I upgraded.  I knew I shouldn't of come in this topic got the building bug again :P.

My first build was on the A8N-SLI Deluxe!  The Core 2 Duo knocked AMD out of the game and the new Ivybridge chips are incredibly powerful yet surprisingly cheap!  My new 3740 is a quad core running at 3.2GHz. Should've gotten and unlocked one as I have the overclocking bug again.  Anyways, I got a i5-3740 quad core for $184, full featured ATX mobo by Asus for $96 and 8GB of DDR-1600 memory for $25.  Top it off with an SSD for $95 and Windows 8 for $39.99 and you get one helluva fast rig for well under $400.  Good time to get the building bug back.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".




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