When I was buying a completely new PC, this current one I'm using, I used local PC hardware shops here in Croatia. But the thing is we're a 3rd world country at best. People are poor and I built this new PC with the help of DABhand and HG.
The thing is DABhand can just stroll down the street to any of the PC shops they have in the UK and buy whatever he wants. Which is exactly what everyone else living in the civilization can. I can't. There isn't nearly enough hardware diversity here.
Example, I ordered a 3GB version of the GTX770 yet the store could only supply me with a 2GB one from MSI. I'm not complaining, at least not that much, since it is a good GPU and it's really holding its own, but in the end I've spent 1300€/$1500 on a PC and to this day I feel like I would've gotten a much better deal for the same price if I lived somewhere else. He'll it's not even a question of IF, DAB clearly showed me that for the same price I paid for my PC I could've gotten a way stronger one in the UK.
In any case I'm looking for websites as www.overclockers.co.uk/index.php and similar who would hopefully ship to this forsaken land as long as the shipping prices are within boundaries. I wouldn't really mind the cost if I could just for once get what I'm paying for.
I would really appreciate it.