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Old 10-29-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Will is work in the UK?

I live in the UK but have a friend who is holoaday (cant spell) for a month conveniently when im about to buy a new computer and was intrested in ordering the parts to his accomodation. As long as i use a UK power supply would there be any compatability issues, just that i can get what i want in the US for about the sime price in $ as i can in in the uk, which is a lot cheaper
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #2
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Most power supplies have a voltage switcher, which will go between (i think) 110v and 230v - so a lot of the time, that wont be a problem either. There shouldn't be any problem with the parts - Unless you buy a TV Tuner card, in which case you might get a problem with PAL and NTSC - the different video formats..
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Not going to be watching tv through the comp, and the PSU should be ok, this is good
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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Make sure about the PSU though - it should have somthing like:

The red thing on the back..

You might be better off not risking it, though. Get the components from the USA, apart from the PSU - At least, that's what i'd proberbly do.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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Most new PSUS switch between 110 and 230 automatically so you don't need to look for the switch.
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so in fact as long as i have a spare kettle lead i should have it all working fine.
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Most new PSUS switch between 110 and 230 automatically so you don't need to look for the switch.
Ah. You learn somthing new every day!
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My new cooler master has one. It's somewhat hidden, though.
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