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Hello everyone

UK SHOPPING:

I haven't upgraded for 5 years! Now I have decided it's time - does anyone know a site that offers interest free finance? I;m after MoBo, CPU, RAM, SSD and graphics card.. Scan want 19% APR... eBuyer no longer offer finance.. companies like AlienWare overcharge ridiculously..

so my question is.. anyone know of a better option? i want it on finance over 1 or 2 years spending approx £1000

Thanks :)
 
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looks for like i5-2500k/i5-3550k, Z77 board, 8gigs or something of DDR3 1600mhz or more and a GTX 670 build.

and last but not least 128gb SSD if u got money for that, i t hink that would be what would be a good upgrade if u wanna game ^^

maybe something like this?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4...hz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-34x-

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus...-6gb-s-d-sub-(vga)-displayport-dvi-i-hdmi-atx

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-...an-blue-pc3-12800-(1600)-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-...8mhz-gddr5-gpu-1019mhz-boost-1079mhz-cores-13

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/128g...e-mcx-nand-flash-read-520mb-s-write-320mb-s-2

i5-3550k/p8z77-v pro/8gb/gtx670 power edition oc/128gb ssd that's around €791 than there is also budget for case, psu or anything else u want or think u need.
 
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Ye that's what I was thinking, pretty much...

But where to buy ?????

Scan want 19% APR!!!
 
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Stay away from credit. Its a scam to keep people poor
 
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lol credits fine - if i can get it interest free!
 

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If you are going to take on loan to upgrade then you cannot afford the upgrade. Besides, the 6600 is still pretty decent
 
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is this a tech forum or a life mentoring service?

i know what I can afford! but thanks for the input :banghead:
 

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is this a tech forum or a life mentoring service?

i know what I can afford! but thanks for the input :banghead:
Its a family here, not just a tech website. If you know what you can afford then how come you are willing to sell your freedom to those bankers in exchange for new toys? Not very wise, is it?

If your credit rating is good, you can arrange an overdraft facility with your bank or a new one with typically 0% interest for a year or so.
 

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Its a family here, not just a tech website. If you know what you can afford then how come you are willing to sell your freedom to those bankers in exchange for new toys? Not very wise, is it?

If your credit rating is good, you can arrange an overdraft facility with your bank or a new one with typically 0% interest for a year or so.
You know, I bought my wife's engagement ring on 0% interest for a year. Not because I couldn't afford it, just that I didn't want to spend that much all at once. Once the ring was paid off (3 months,) I cancelled the account. Not everyone who uses credit is poor or is spending money that they don't have. There are plenty of people who are fiscally responsible. ;)
 
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And as a family, we would rather donate equipment than recommend financing.

Although, I can't disagree too much with interest-free financing.

I used to do my computer builds with my income tax money, but now I have to pay in :(

If you weren't in England, I could sell you some really cheap gear.
 
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lol i have savings - but i don't want to lose a huge chink of it all in one!

i'd like to SPREAD the cost!
 

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lol i have savings - but i don't want to lose a huge chink of it all in one!

i'd like to SPREAD the cost!
That's what I like to do as well.
 

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www.novatech.co.uk have excellent customer service - and I can say that after many, many purchases. This is a really important factor when choosing where to buy.

I don't see them offering credit, but if you call them, perhaps they can offer you a deal?
 
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my opinion your system looks good. why not overclock it some?
 
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Or you could sell pieces or your current system to help finance the upgrades
 
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Not sure if Amazon UK has the same deal but in the US their storecard has decent financing options. $150 gets you 6 months no interest, $600 gets you 12 months no interest, and they have a 24 month one. I've financed many items through them, never had a problem.