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Old 03-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Overseas hardware compatibily

I live in England and take a trip to America every year in summer for 2-3 months to visit my girlfriend who currently lives over there. I am thinking about purchasing some computer parts (not the case or psu) while I am over there as it would save me alot of money.

I am currently trying to find out if there would be any compatibility issues between US and UK hardware. I am pretty sure they all use the same standards and everything is interchangable as they are identical components but I want to make sure before I go buying anything.

If anyone knows or could give me some insight into this it would be much appreciated.


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Old 03-23-2006, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as I know, the ONLY parts that would make any kind of difference would be keyboard (for foreign languages) and the Power Supply...

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Old 03-23-2006, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The PSU will either auto detect the voltage in a different country or will have a switch to change between them, but as you live in the UK may I reccomend the Hiper Type R 580w?

Also check the prices of each individual component as there may be a couple of components where it could be cheaper to buy in the UK.

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Old 03-23-2006, 03:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wise choice, you'll get stuff ALOT cheaper in the US (no VAT and all).

and like the others say, shouldn't be any hardware incompatibilities that I know of.
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