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    Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    Hi all, PC went BSOD, auto reboot but could not get into/show bios (no beeps as self build with no internal speaker).
    3weeks later, Rig back from tech repair shop. (Cannot isolate exact fault)

    Lack space and equipment for complete rebuild myself.
    Thus thinking of buying pre-built from www.overclockers.co.uk (and then adding existing hdd's).
    But their prices seem a bit high.

    Any recommendations (recent experience) with a build to order web site?

    Also need to pay with a Spanish direct debit bank card (not a credit card, to ensure they deliver to me/spain and not to the u.k.)
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    We got some from CCL Online a few years ago for work, seemed to go OK and prices were fair. You can pay by debit card too.

    I guess you tried booting without a GPU connected too? I had a failed GPU last year preventing my PC from POSTing.
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    Supposidly the gpu was tested, the tech bloke suspecs cpu/mobo but because the psu is ancient/2009 450W, and I have added hdd's , a new gpu and fans over the years. So I am not confident with psu nor the front panel pcb, (I repinned it to get the asus diags to recognise extra fans etc.)
    but I will rip it out (gpu) and see if mobo lights change.

    If I could really [be] sure that it was mobo/cpu I would get https://www.awd-it.co.uk/intel-i7-87...rd-bundle.html with the +£139 ram option.
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    Hit 1 month of PC/Sven withdrawal and eventually decided to compromise between (a) new pc versus (b) "buying older replacement components" for my rig.
    I.e. Ordered replacement components for all the suspect bits but their specs are closer to a modern PC. (And are hopefully compatible).
    New e.t.a. is 5th to 7th (they cancelled my 1st order which was due 28th to 30th)
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    Still Windows XP? Always loved those Paint Shop Pro screenshots from you. Very nostalgia.
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolf-3d View Post
    (no beeps as self build with no internal speaker).
    had the same issue several times now aswell. a speaker made out of parts from my arduino kit helped.
    HOWEVER, recently bought this https://www.amazon.de/dp/B000PELTVA
    For five Euro, WHATEVER! /shrug


    And as for Website, i usually go to https://skinflint.co.uk/ - they have filters and lots of shops listed (maybe).
    They have also a category ("Systems") for pre-build ones.

    If you need to check compability, recently i was recommended https://pcpartpicker.com/


    bought my 2009 setup via skinflint, was able to buy everything at two shops - only had to order the video card elsewhere.
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamR View Post
    Still Windows XP? Always loved those Paint Shop Pro screenshots from you. Very nostalgia.
    Hope to retain XP & PSP(somehow), but realistically guess it will be linux and win7 dual boot.
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    Re: Recommend some pc build to order sites.

    HOWEVER, recently bought this https://www.amazon.de/dp/B000PELTVA
    For five Euro, WHATEVER!
    FFS would have ordered for the speaker coil, if I had a brain but thought they no longer made them. But then again the tech bloke said he got zero spikes on his oscilloscope for the speaker pins (so no hints there) and I used a paper clip to test the momentary switches & hopefully eliminate the repinned front panel.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/ I used (good site) but still will remain a compatibility skeptic until the new rig hopefully works for a month or so.
    https://skinflint.co.uk/ never heard of/tried them. Not going to look today because Rule-of-Thumb. Order today and the price always seems to drop tomorrow.
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