Newest Review: ... but by the time we came to the price, I could have bought a car. The same quality, components at PCSpecialist at a very ... more
First time customer and very happy!
Member Name: foxyg
Advantages: Ability to pick exactly what you want with no unwanted hardware or software. Great service and help
Disadvantages: Temptation to overspend on your budget....I always want the better upgrade!!
I decided to invest in a new desktop PC as my current laptop was struggling to cope with some of the games I was running. I particularly wanted a system that had a good CPU and high spec graphics card. A long and fruitless search of the usual High Street retailers sites told me what I had already suspected, most of them offered a decent CPU with a middle of the road graphics package or wanted silly money for the spec I was looking for because there were additional items or bundles attached that I neither wanted or needed.
I had never considered the possibility of being able to have a PC "built to order" together with a legitimate warranty and, to be honest, didn't have any confidence in ordering from a firm I didn't have any prior knowledge of. PC Specialist were mentioned a few times in one of the "Train Sim" forums that I'm a member of and seemed to attract consistently positive reviews. So, I browsed their web site, checked out the specs on offer and read a lot of reviews. I quickly came to the conclusion that they were a reputable firm who delivered what they promised. The options pages for building a PC were clear, detailed and very easy to use with each option explained in detail. It all seemed a relatively simple process and with a reasonably short build time. It was just after I had saved my "build profile" that I noticed that they have several pre-built systems available for next day delivery and surprisingly the "Warspite II" model was nearly identical to the spec I was looking for! To cut a long story short....... I ordered this and took delivery less than 24 hours later (delivered by DPS. with a 1 hour time slot and excellent tracking options) I've now had the kit just about two weeks and it's great. I've added an OCZ SSD drive and a Corsair H80 cooler upgrade and it's all working well.
I have no hesitation in recommending PC Specialist and will certainly use them in the future.
Summary: A great company who provide exactty what they advertise.