Newest Review: ... good; the screen is excellent (out of the box the gamma needed adjusting slightly but that's it) but only when viewed square ... more
Buying a new computer has never been so stress-free!
Member Name: lolliver
Advantages: Professional, great community, good pricing
Communication with PCS: Top notch, always answered my emails within a day and always respond promptly and courteously on the Live Help thing.
Also plenty of emails throughout the build process to tell me what state my PC was in.
Build time: 16 days
Entered QC on Friday afternoon, was dispatched on the Monday and arrived on Tuesday.
Delivery estimate: Tuesday between 13:57 and 14:57
Delivery time: Tuesday at 13:59 (no joke!)
The PC came in a large square box, with my welcome pack/peripherals inside of it.
The PC was surrounded by polystyrene-ish stuff, and had a nice plastic coat wrapped around it to keep it clean and dry.
All of the peripherals/welcome pack were present, and nicely packed in the box so they didn't rattle around too much in transit.
The PC had a nice expanding foam insert inside of the case to stop anything getting pwned in transit.
My wireless card didn't work out of the box, for some reason the drivers weren't installed.. After installing the drivers it still didn't work, so I cracked open the case and reseated it in the PCI slot in case that was the issue and that seems to have solved it. I'm reasonably PC savvy though so this didn't bother me too much, and I don't count it as a negative.
The activation code for Windows isn't written anywhere other than on a sticker on the back of the PC.. This is quite frustrating after I've just spent ages wedging my mahoosive chunk of metal into a tiny gap in my desk, just to drag it back out again to activate windows! But this is mostly my fault for not considering activation earlier so meh.
The PC is always cool, I've not ran a temperature checker or anything but I can run my hands over the holes of the PC and they're always cold. All USB ports etc. work and I've not had any random crashes or restarts yet.
PC Specialist: 10/10 (I will be using you again, and I've been recommending you to my friends.)
DPD: 10/10 (PC arrived in perfect condition and at the time specified, can't say fairer than that!)
Well impressed, cheers guys!
Summary: After my flawless experience with these guys I'll definitely be back for my next PC!