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Buying from USA to UK Help

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June 29, 2005 5:23:52 PM

HI, i am going to get some components (motherboard ect) from a USA store, will there be a problem with Components from USA is UK or a problem with USA brought components and UK brought Components.

Thank you

the turk

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June 29, 2005 6:02:02 PM

If you're asking if a CPU bought from the UK will work on a mobo bought from the US (and things like that), then product compatability aside (i.e., appropriate mobo for that cpu), yes they will work. Caveat to that is power supplies. USA uses 120v, most of the rest of the world uses 230v. Most PSUs work at both voltages, but not all, so that's something to know before buying.

If you're asking about customs/VAT/import/export issues, then I don't know the details, but it can be done.

Mike.

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June 29, 2005 6:22:17 PM

thanks thats all the info i needed,

thanks for the help

the turk
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June 29, 2005 10:03:48 PM

All the components will be fine, but as kinda stated a PSU from the states will expect - I think - 110V.

Most of them have a little switch on the back for switching between 110 and 240V, so make sure that's set correctly or a nice bang and a new PSU will be coming your way.

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June 29, 2005 10:05:51 PM

Also, is this an on-line store? I haven't found one that delivers to (or even acknowledges the existence of) anywhere outside the US.

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June 29, 2005 10:05:58 PM

lol, (nice PUN)

the turk
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