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Best UK Site for Pc parts?


New Member
Oct 28, 2011
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I was wondering to all the UK Powerup guys what's the best site to buy PC parts?
Not just the cheapest because (I assume) I could probably just go to Ebay and get parts really cheap, but best for price, customer service, postage, etc.

Cheers :)

...Also If anyone has a pc check off list for building a pc... that'd be GREAT.

Edit : Sorry if this has been done before!
Jul 26, 2010
1,655 (0.61/day)
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Processor Phenom II X4 B50 @ 3.7GHz
Motherboard Biostar TA790GX 128M
Cooling Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm , 6x120mm, MOS-C1
Memory 2x2GB Kingston HyperX 1066 @ 800 4-4-4-12
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 5830 800/1000 @ 885/1225
Storage 320GB, 400GB, 500GB, 1.5TB
Display(s) Hannspree HF259
Case CM 690
Power Supply OCZ 850W
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark06: 18545/5219 CPU Mark 7.0: 3911.2 Cinebench R10: 11826/3359 x264 HD 2.0: 75.6/23.9


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May 7, 2009
5,626 (1.79/day)
London, UK
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Motherboard Asus P7Z77-V Pro | Asus AM1I-A
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Memory Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB CL8 1600MHZ | Corsair Vengence 2x4GB CL9 1600MHZ
Video Card(s) Gainward GTX 780 Phantom GLH | PNY GTX 750Ti
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB + 4TB WD Red | 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Display(s) Samsung S27D390H + Asus VE276Q | Headless
Case Fractal Design R5 | CM Elite 110
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Power Supply EVGA Supernova 850 G2| Corsair CX430M
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ebuyer is best for warranty and customer support
Apr 10, 2010
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System Name Jaspe
Processor i7 3820 4.4Ghz
Motherboard BIOSTAR TPower X79
Cooling Thermalright Archon Rev. A
Memory 16Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1866mhz
Video Card(s) AMD 290X
Storage Crucial M500 WD 600Gb Velociraptor
Display(s) AOC Q2778VQE
Case In Win GRone
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Signature 650
Software Windows 10 Home
In no particular order: Scan.co.uk, Aria.co.uk, Ebuyer.com and also Ginger6.co.uk; but I mostly use Scan.


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Apr 20, 2007
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Memory 32GB DDR3 Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz {8x4GB}
Video Card(s) MSI 1070 Gaming X (Samsung)
Storage 512GB Samsung 850 Pro (Boot)|1x 512GB Crucial MX100|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NB PK-3, 2x Corsair AF140}
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Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
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the ONLY sites i used more then a handful of times are Novatech, Ebuyer, Aria, KustomPc, Kikatek, DABS & SCAN.

I have used awd-it a few times and they have been more then helpful when i ran into trouble with a 5850 that was DOA. - Mind you there are some negative feedback online about awd-it but ive ordered from them on more then one occasion and never had any problems.

Id be somewhat weary of SCAN, they do stock a lot of hardware, but their support can either be great or just fucking down right awful depending who picks up your case.

If a man named Micheal.W replys to your support query then do whatever you can to skip ahead and speak directly with the support manager because that guy will just stonewall you at the first possible oppotunity and he will keep doing it till you genuinely believe deep inside that you have no nope.

I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with him on multiple occasions. Avoid at all costs....

OCuK have a pretty bad reputation in general from the getgo, but people are saying theyve changed since they were bought out by CaseKing.de - Id still wait for a load of positive reviews before shopping with them.
Aug 7, 2008
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Wakefield, UK
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Cooling Antec Khuler 920
Memory Kingston HyperX Savage 4x8GB @ 2400MHz
Video Card(s) 2x AMD Asus HD7950 DirectCU II 3GB
Storage Sandisk X110 128GB + Mushkin Deluxe 240GB
Display(s) Iiyama ProLite X2775HDS-1
Case Silverstone FT02
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Phoebus
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i
Mouse Steelseries Ikari Laser
Keyboard QPad MX-50
Software Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
Scan is the best.

Aria, eBuyer, ChilledPC, WatercoolingUK and Specialtech are all good.

Like FreedomEclipse said, OcUK are pants (i hate them) but they might be on the improve now.


4,000th post! Means for celebration. Or is it a time to reassess how long i've spent on here?
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Nov 29, 2009
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System Name Asus K50-X5DAB \\ Orange!
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Motherboard Laptop \\ ASRock z77 Extreme4
Cooling Laptop \\ H100i
Memory 1x1GB + 1X2GB \\ 2x4Gb 1600Mhz CL9 Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) Mobility Radeon HD4570 512mb \\ Zotac 660Ti OC 2Gb
Storage 250Gb \\ Samsung 840 250Gb + Toshiba DT01ACA300 3Tb
Display(s) 15.6" 1366x768 \\ LG 22EA53VQ
Case Laptop Chassis \\ NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange
Power Supply Power Brick \\ Corsair CXM500w
Don't be afraid to try Amazon for peripherals, they sometimes have cheap stuff
Apr 16, 2011
665 (0.27/day)
coventry UK
System Name Gwafwar
Processor i5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz
Motherboard Msi p67a gd45
Cooling EK H30 HF240
Memory 16Gb Hyper X 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) Palit GTX970
Storage 840 250Gb 6TB on 3 drives
Display(s) 3x 27" 1080p Lg's
Case Coolermaster 690 II pure black
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply FSP 80+bronze 800W
Mouse Saitek X65-f HOTAS
Software Win7 ultimate 64,
I've use novatech a lot, there online chat system is pretty good, And although i have never had to return anything I did have a suspect motherboard (turned out to be a bent connector pin when i checked) But they were more than helpful.

Aria have always been pretty good.

Watercooling UK are also good for bits, the delivery can seem a little slow at times, it normally takes 48 hours for them to pick the stock.

All the above companies are excellent with packaging.

The one i would avoid is eclipse computers. Even tho there pretty big, and i live in coventry (their location). I have had loads of problems with returns. They even lost a full hard disc and the paperwork. You have to fight them to get anything returned and that's going into the store. So i certainly wouldn't want to use them online.

Also If anyone has a pc check off list for building a pc
Start with CPU.
Motherboard (matched to cpu)
Ram (matched to motherboard and cpu)
Hard drive. (matched to motherboard)
Graphics card.

Case (matched to graphics card and motherboard size)

Power supply (matched to all components)


Basically you build from the cpu up.


i5 2500K socket 1155
P67 / Z68 motherboard socket 1155, DDR3 ram, Sata conectors, ATX
Corsair vengeance ram DDR3 1600Mhz
Sata hard drive sata3 6Gb/s
graphics card PCIe 16x

Case to fit all components. mITX uITX ATX mATX FullATX

Power supply needs to be worked out using a PSU calculator depending on your system

DVD/cd needs to work on the motherboard SATA or IDE.
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Jan 16, 2012
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I generally go with who's cheaper from dabs, ebuyer, watercoolinguk, novatech, cconline, aria, watercoolingUK, specialtech, eclipse, scan, amazon, ebay.

I never buy from OCUK purely because they cost more at the time I come to purchase something but that may change...

Dabs aren't the cheapest but when I buy from them I know I will not have a problem at all with anything.

Aria have stonewalled me too often so I try not to buy from them but they are the only UK site to stock Mushkin Ram. Scan are schizophrenic so will only by from them as a last resort.

Eclipse never been a problem but touch wood never needed to go back to them.

Dabs/Ebuyer.watercoolinguk, amazon, novatech have always been great for support. Dabs the best by far.
Nov 8, 2009
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Bolton, England.
System Name Zeus
Processor I7 4790K Devil Canyon
Motherboard Asus Maximus VII HERO
Cooling Corsair water for CPU
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengance 2400
Video Card(s) Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Gainward GLH Gold Sample.
Storage Samsung Evo 850 - 500G + data drives
Display(s) 27" illyama G2773HS 120hz 1ms - HTC VIVE - LG OLED 55B6V TV :)
Case Chenbro Gaming Bomb2
Audio Device(s) Onboard + Yamaha cinema amp v657rx + Samson Meteor Desk Mic
Power Supply EVGA 750W Defender
Mouse Logitech G700
Keyboard Roccat Rykos MK Pro K/B loosing LED's every day, replaced them all.. :)
Software windows 10 ultimate x64
i don't rate Scan anymore, i used them for 15 yrs and found myself going back a lot more than usual for replacements. personally i think they re-shelf items over and over and also buy cheap dodgey refurbs or so and sell them new, they did start out pirating blobby discs and ps1 hax from there older small shop. naughty naughty.(20 yrs ago)
i started using Aria, because this shop was local also. never returned anything yet, but beleave they are fantastic rma.


scan do have better choices of GFX, but aria offer nice good no bother cheap monitors, pixel checked.
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