edward said:Hi Skunkpipe,
Earlier in this thread i told you what I paid for the stuff in my Uvem. If you think I paid twice the going rate for kit, I'd be grateful for your sourcing another four new 300 GB Seagate SATAs for about £180 (or perferably 400GB Seagate SATA drives for me for £320-ish), I'll drive out to Wokingham and collect them. Alternatively, you could deliver them and I'll show you what I'm talking about.
I'm sure there are plenty who would bite your hand off if you were dishing out RME HDSP 9632 sound cards at £195 a pop. Of course if £195 will buy us a better card, please tell us what it is and why you think it is better.
My cheque book throbs in anticipation.
Hmmm I see a shift in prices to try and gain the upper hand in an arguement here.
How much is the RME9632, £350 as stated by you earlier and others on this thread or the £195 you're now quoting. £100 for a Gyration? try £75 (in fact I sold of my latest batch for £69.99 each inc vat), how much for the PSU? (SilentMax IIRC - I won't tell you how much I get those for ) the rest of the prices for your component list that added up to 'over £1500' also looks a little OTT to me which was nicely convenient for the discussion at that time. And anyway if I sold you a PC of that spec for £3K, hell yes I'd be happy to sell you a 300Gb HDD at whatever price you wanted. I'd be interested in the complete component list so I could price one up for myself....
More fool me and anyone else for questioning the VFM of the UVEM. I don't think anyone said it was bad. I think there is some question mark over whether it is considered good value. Of course owners will think it's good value for money, the ferver with which they defend that is apparent and admirable, but how much of that is testament to the greatness of UVEM and how much of that is some of the owners justifying their purchase to themselves? Who knows who am I to say.
And what about the rebuild? What does that entail. I'm genuinly very interested to know. If this is part of the special service UVEM service, it might be an idea for some of the other specialists to take on board and see if they can match UVEM 1 for 1 on the services provided.