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      26.10.2014 17:48

      Advantages

      • "Large selection of components"
      • "Good customer support"
      • "Easy to use site"
      • "Good pricing"

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Great experience. Recommended.

      I wanted to buy a custom laptop and pcspecialist was the only web store to offer such a great range of components at a fair price.
      I was also extremely satisfied by the fact that they delivered in less than a week. Furthermore the packaging was excellent.
      The machine itself seems to be great so far and works as a charm.

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      26.10.2014 11:17
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      Advantages

      • "Made in England!"
      • "Live progress and status of build"
      • "Overall cost"
      • "Choice and price of warranty a clincher"
      • "Google Certification"
      • "Beats any High Street build"
      • "Quality components are assured"
      • "Custom building is a breeze"
      • "Website has ALL the information you need"
      • "Website is supremely easy to use"

      Disadvantages

      • NONE

      Why go elsewhere! No one out there does it better.

      Stumbled across PC Specialist a few months ago when I was on the lookout for a desktop PC on various websites such as Ebay, Ebuyer and the like. Backwards and forwards I went between them and PCS and quickly came to the conclusion that it was a no-brainer and,even though I dislike the saying, it sums it up nicely. Other sites as well, such as Cougar Extreme and Dell's Alienware, just didn't do it for me due to the lack of flexibility, cost and warranty.

      Before I ordered the build, I listed every chosen component from my 'Saved Quote' and systematically went through as many websites I could and competitively priced each one. The reason for this was to see how the overall cost would rate against PCS if I were to build the entire system myself and was gobsmacked with the results.

      FORGET IT!!

      PCS was most definitely the way to go unless you really do want the challenges and setbacks that can befall a self-build. Don't get me wrong on this because I was seriously considering a DIY project to keep the cost within my budget but found that, in reality, this wouldn't be necessary. In addition to that, I'm a busy lad and also my wife was very apprehensive as to whether I would be up to the task so, all in all, the right decision was made.

      One nice touch I didn't expect was, as the build was progressing on a live basis, the full name of the people involved with each stage was shown, indicating that it was being 'signed off' so full marks there.

      I didn't mention in my bullet points delivery so well done to DPD for a 'Before Noon' drop-off to an awkward multi-storey block of flats.

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      26.10.2014 10:28
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      I will definitely recommend this company.

      Pc specialist provided me with the system that i like to build in a laptop within the reasonable price. The laptop arrived on time which is great.

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      24.10.2014 18:42

      Advantages

      • "Offer the latest technology"
      • "Self-configuration allows for many combinations"
      • "Quick and professional turnaround"
      • "Configuration page very well structured"
      • "Large selection of components"

      Disadvantages

      • "Promotional PCSPECIALIST logo on the front cover"

      Great service, big selection, latest tech, fair prices

      The main reasons why we've ordered from PCSpecialist were the large selection of PC components (especially cases), the currentness of the technology (no one else offered the NVIDIA GTX 980 at that time), the fair prices and the fact that their configuration page allowed for more combinations in comparison to the competition.

      The PC came in time and was packaged professionally. All manuals, installation software, additional components and spare parts (Cables and screws) came in a nice box.

      If there's one negative thing to say it would be the PCSPECIALIST logo they glue onto the front cover. I don't recall that I have agreed on that but I simply might have overlooked the small print. I have ordered that specific case (Fractal Define R4) for it's clean design (sporting a black, brushed aluminium front). But the worst part is, that it's not even centred correctly.

      That said, it's the service, the quality of the build and most importantly the overall performance and stability of the machine that outweigh this eyesore on the otherwise great looking case.

      At the end of the day you look at the screen rather than stare at the PC itself.

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      24.10.2014 12:38
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      Advantages

      • "set up was easy"
      • "responsive communication"
      • "easy to use web site which explains the jargon"
      • "customise own PC"

      Disadvantages

      • "build time was longer than expected"

      So far a good experience.

      So far so good, the PC has only been installed for 2 days! I have used PC specialist before and found the whole process very user friendly. My PC performs as expected and the set up was quite straight forward.

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      24.10.2014 12:28

      Advantages

      • "Driver and Windows Recovery Disk"
      • "Feature Full"
      • "Met Hardware Expectations"
      • "Simple to use Website"

      Disadvantages

      • "Build Time"

      Great Purchase

      PC specialist provided me with the system I asked for, albeit taking a while. The system arrived well packaged in a large box with padding protecting the laptop box inside.

      The laptop itself came without the battery in the back. It makes no difference to me, I'm sure they had their reasons.

      The laptop fired up in seconds, had a little bloatwear but booted into a setup wizard. This showed me they hadn't just created me a local PC account meaning the PC was fresh.

      I work in IT and I like to set up all my systems, so a clean Windows installation was always on the cards for me but I ran with the PCSpecialist build for a short while. Having had the chance to get around to reintalling a clean version of Windows 8.1 Pro, the license on the base of my new laptop worked fine and I then had to use my initiative to get the drivers from the driver CD. (I opted for a second hard drive over a DVD Drive)

      All devices are working as they were showing that all devices were set up correctly in the first place.

      I took the liberty of adding a second mSata drive to my laptop so I now have 2 mSata, 1 Kingston SSD and 1 750GB Hard Drive. The laptop is having no problems with dealing with all the drives, even when I plugged in my External hard drive with 6 more partitions full of data. Thankfully PC specialist put USB3.0 in their laptops, otherwise I'd have been up all night sorting my data.

      All in all, I'm very pleased with the purchase, especially since I got a better finance option along with a better laptop for not much more money when I looked elsewhere.

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      22.10.2014 23:53
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      • "Great communication"
      • "Fast delivery"

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      Great store. Highly recommended

      The communication was great and the item was delivered in record time. Seamless and very nice transaction

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      20.10.2014 14:10
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      Advantages

      • "Documentation enclosed very useful and relevant "
      • "Great packaging"
      • "Excellent build quality"

      Disadvantages

      • " this slows boot time by a few seconds."
      • "PCSpecialist have flashed the BIOS so their logo appears at post"
      • "No assurances of a quick delivery so had to pay extra to make sure i got it quickly."

      I wouldn't hesitate to use PCS again in the future even after using them twice.

      Very fond of PCS, use them twice now and would again in the future. Build quality and cable management is fantastic. Haven't had any issues, only had positive experiences. Really great service.

      Would have gave full marks, however i felt pressured into paying extra for a faster build time due to the forums saying that standard build time can be several weeks and i did not have the time to wait. After paying the extra though, build time was rapid.

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      20.10.2014 09:31
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      • "Well packaged"
      • "Good price"
      • "Quality Build"
      • Convenient

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Quality PC builds

      We required a new CAD pc for technical 3D drawings, very easy to customise machine to required specification, competitive price and fast turnaround time. Recommended

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      20.10.2014 09:09
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      Advantages

      • "track your order all the way througg the process"
      • "build your own pc without the worry of actually building it yourself"
      • "competitively priced"

      Disadvantages

      • "build process time can be lengthy"

      Fantastic company would highly reccommend to anyone looking for a new pc or laptop.

      Fantastic company and service, The website was very easy to use each component was explained so even someone with very little pc experience would be able to order. Very happy with my order and the service recieved.

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      16.10.2014 18:09
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      • "great quality of products "

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      great service will recommend to friends in future

      overall happy with product i received from them,easy set up process with all the information i needed included. great delivery service.

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      16.10.2014 17:01
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      Advantages

      • "Machine performance"
      • "Contact/updates of order"
      • "Speed of delivery"

      Disadvantages

      • "USB-2 slots disabled"
      • "Screws slightly damaged"

      Speedy service, consistant communication.

      After almost eight years of faithful service, my old PC finally gave up the ghost, in the form of its power supply exploding. On a Saturday morning, this was not the way to start one's weekend. However PC Specialist made the entire ordeal much more tolerable. Their easy to use custom PC building tool allowed complete freedom of selection for parts, and they offered an express build service, ensuring that I would have my PC within 3-5 working days. With the order placed on Saturday, I was kept constantly in the loop about the status of my order; informed of its building completion, testing phases, and finally delivery. I was given an estimated delivery window of an hour which was very helpful; nothing is worse than knowing you're due an order but only knowing it will be with you some time between "7am and 7pm"; spending the whole day at home is not enjoyable.

      The PC arrived very securely packed to prevent damage. My only gripe was that the screws at the back of the case had been screwed in with what I'm assuming to be an automatic screwdriver, meaning that they were almost impossible to remove by hand and were actually slightly distorted. The other issue is that the front two USB-2 slots appear to be disabled or possibly broken; the back ones work fine, as do the front two USB-3 slots- as a result I have not enquired further about this as sending it back and being without a machine is more hassle than its worth.

      Apart from that, my entire experience with PC Specialist has been very pleasing. Their communication and speed of services has been second to none and they are a company I would definitely order from again.

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      16.10.2014 16:22
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      • "great value"
      • "speedy delivery"

      Disadvantages

      • non

      Very professional great value super fast delivery

      I ordered my item and received next day the item arrived well packaged and was the cheapest i could find a nvidia shield tab on the internet will definitely use again. Thanks

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      15.10.2014 16:23
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      • Value
      • Customized

      Disadvantages

      Value, customized

      Customized PC with good value, to build you own PC in your way.

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      14.10.2014 04:32
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      • Responsive
      • Reliable
      • Fast

      Disadvantages

      Amazing service, will definitely buy a PC or laptop from there again.

      This is my second PC ordered from PC Specialist and both times the service has been great. My most recent PC was built well within the 14 day average build time and my order arrived in excellent condition with clear instructions on how to set up my PC. I have 2 other family members who have ordered from this website more than once and I know that they are very happy with their PC's/Laptops.

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