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Very cool indeed

As has been mentioned, I am presently in southern China. At this precise moment, I am using WiFi in a Starbucks in central Shenzhen, just over the border from Hong Kong, recuperating from the heat and humidity outside, and taking an immense dose of caffeine to fight my jetlag.

The Pearl River delta is at this point in history the workshop of the world, particularly in terms of electronics manufacturing (although the goods with the high capital costs tend to still be made in Taiwan, Korea, and elsewhere). Much of the manufacturing tends these days to be done in places like Dongguang (a little further upstream) but Shenzhen is where you go if you want to buy the stuff.

I shall have a lot more to say on this (and lots and lots of photos) later. But for now, here is a picture of some graphics cards with really big fans that I took in a truly immense electronics market a few minutes ago.


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This will no doubt make Perry happy.

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5 comments to Very cool indeed

  • Julian Taylor

    And we wonder why, with the exception of Aria and the Tottenham Court Road computer fairs, its almost impossible to find a source of good reliable cheap computer components in the UK. A friend of mine recently returned from Mumbai where he bought me 4x 1Gb memory sticks for a G5 and a Mac 128Mb Radeon 9800 Pro, all for under £10.

  • James Versluys

    Do you mean Admiral Perry?

  • Sophia

    I get all the bits for my computer from here http://www.ctidirect.co.uk, they do the large Manchester Bowlers Computer fair, the largest in Europe or so it says !!, and they also do the same prices on their website now. So maybe there alternatives to the ones mentioned above

    Have fun x
    Sophia

  • Sophia

    I get all the bits for my computer from here, hmm the link didnt work before hehe http://www.ctidirect.co.uk(Link), they do the large Manchester Bowlers Computer fair, the largest in Europe or so it says !!, and they also do the same prices on their website now. So maybe there alternatives to the ones mentioned above

    Have fun x
    Sophia

  • Hey, i go to that Bowlers Computer fair regularly, and I’ve never knew there is a site for it .. is the site http://www.ctidirect.co.uk ?

    Regards,
    Chris