Case King Buy Overclockers UK

"Overclockers UK have been bought out by a German company..."

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Overclockers UK Buyout

It seems that a recession takes its toll on a lot of things from our pockets, government pockets to the economy, and some of the changes are good, some are bad, and some are indifferent, some companies merge some go bankrupt some split into pieces some some disappear all together and this news seems to be that of a merger...

Afinum portfolio company Caseking, has purchased Overclockers UK for an undisclosed sum (estimated to be €50 million), the purchase is to be financed through a mixture of cash and long term loans.

A little about OCUK:

Founded in: 1999

Current Staff: Aprox 40

Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Now call me pessimistic, but after the buyout of a British firm by a foreign one (i.e. Cadburys by Kraft) there tends to be a shedding of staff, a re-structuring of the business, and a drop in quality. This may not always the case, but we will leave you to make your own minds up about this. Lets hope they plan to expand the current business rather than just penny pinch. OCUK has a cult following with many loyal customers so it will be interesting to see how this transaction effects them in the long run.

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25-01-2012, 12:34:59

hi guys and galls,
just a quick silly question, when installing a new motherboard where do you put the little o-ring fibre washers?,do you put them under the screw head or on top of the stand offs. are they to stop you damaging the mb when you tighten the screws down. also the brass standoffs are they conductive? i cant remember. told you it was a stupid question. any replies would be most appreciated
best regards darren

25-01-2012, 14:41:01

the mounting hole are designed to be in a place that wont short out the board and also assist in grounding it. Back in the day I remember those washers and used them but they are not 100% needed. and if used they go between screw head and mobo. Just try and get all 9 under the mobo between board and stand-off lol

25-01-2012, 15:02:43

yup, they not required now, i remeber when i got them with my asus striker II extreme and im still using the washers in the same rig today :lol:

26-01-2012, 07:20:29

thanks for the replies guys,much appreciated

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