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General Chat Thread, New PC - Recommend a site? in General; Originally Posted by MK-2 I take it the SSD is something like 256GB for that price? Yup, it's this one ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    I take it the SSD is something like 256GB for that price?
    Yup, it's this one and ouch it's gone down in price a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    First we had single core PCs and everyone laughed when dual core came out. Then we realised the second core could be the "Norton core". Then quad core came out and we realised we could have an "itunes core (or 2)" aswell...
    Explains why the keep bundling stuff with iTunes so the Macs stay compeditive and Intel stays in business. You have the iTunes core, the Quicktime Core, the Safari Core and the random network services cruft core. That leaves only the leftovers of a quad core CPU to run everything else and suddenly a Mac starts looking acceptable if only to manage your music collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    Despite a few little niggles, OverClockers have prebuilt systems aimed at gaming, and I think finance is on offer there too. They also do pre overclocked mobo/mem/cpu and you can buy the rest yourself if you choose
    Be wary of OCUk, while the pricing can be good on some things, it can also be way out.

    Also notice there are no negative reviews of anything on their site? This company has a stinking reputation!

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    A couple of thoughts, although I've no experience with Scan pre-build systems, I see that they do do finance on components as well, plus it is worth checking out their today only offers too.

    Also, have a look at the Dell Factory Outlet if you are convinced pre-built is the way you want to go, there can be some bargains there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    Be wary of OCUk, while the pricing can be good on some things, it can also be way out.

    Also notice there are no negative reviews of anything on their site? This company has a stinking reputation!
    I've personally not had any problems with Overclockers and used them many times.

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    +1 here for PCSPECIALIST - Custom PCs, Custom Computers, Custom PC, Desktop PC, Custom Built Computers, Gaming PC

    Just last night I ordered a Custom PC from them on Finance. I just used there Custom PC builder, picked the parts I wanted and spent 5 minutes going through the finance stuff and it was done. Should be here next week. Core i7 2700k, 8Gb of ram, 3gb gtx580, coolermaster haf-x case. It wasn't cheap but it will last me a few years.

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    Oh yeah Overclockers do Finance, buy now pay next year. So you could get the finance, send 100 to a saving account each month, then a year later pay 1200 off. For example...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    Be wary of OCUk, while the pricing can be good on some things, it can also be way out.

    Also notice there are no negative reviews of anything on their site? This company has a stinking reputation!
    To be fair, I can't base anything on customer reviews, way too subjective. For example the GFX card I got had one review saying "absolutely silent, I had to open my case just to see if the fans were working". Reality being its not silent, I don't have to open the case to know the fans are working. If I'd have believed that review I'd have bought it based only on that.
    OcUK prices are generally within 2/3 of being cheapest. But again if you want something, you shop around, so you will invariably find somewhere cheaper. Problem is price isn't always the only factor. I've had to return stuff to OcUK and not had a prob, but on the other hand I've had returns to other companies drag on for ages. Worth paying 3 extra on a product for the extra service?

    I know people will always have good/bad things to say about each company. I'll put my tick for OcUK as I've not had a problem with them in the times I've used them (apart from an overclocking issue which is now sorted)

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    Barclays are doing 22 months interest free on their credit cards if thats any use to people.

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    Had a PC from PC Specialist and the components were junk non branded stuff, personally I'd steer clear.

    Overclockers have their praises sung by two of my colleagues who bought systems from them.

    Personally I'd build my own, generally cheaper and if your smart you can source some great components cheaply (ebay/AVForums - got two 80gb Intel X25-M SSD drives for 90 each and they have been brilliant)

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    Overclockers messed us around with a big memory order a couple of years back so I won't buy from them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    Had a PC from PC Specialist and the components were junk non branded stuff, personally I'd steer clear.

    Overclockers have their praises sung by two of my colleagues who bought systems from them.

    Personally I'd build my own, generally cheaper and if your smart you can source some great components cheaply (ebay/AVForums - got two 80gb Intel X25-M SSD drives for 90 each and they have been brilliant)
    Your comment about PCSpecialist is slightly worrying as I have just spent 1500 on a new machine. Im confident that the parts they are using for my machine aren't going to be "junk unbranded stuff". I've got a feeling that if you order a cheaper 350-500 PC from them then they may use cheaper parts to keep the cost down.

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    Cheap Laptops, Computers and Cheap LCD TVs | Ebuyer.com

    Usually buy all my parts from there - never once had a problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
    What's your budget mate? What will it be used for? Games? Office work?

    Different companies do different deals for different uses.
    Gaming gaming gaming!!!! My rig is over 6 years old now and is getting a bit sluggish for todays games. The idea is to get a good rig that again will be future proof for another 5 years or so. I don';t have a budget really, but as most places do the standard 36 month finance, I won't notice/have issues with 20 or so quid a month going towards it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech1 View Post
    Your comment about PCSpecialist is slightly worrying as I have just spent 1500 on a new machine. Im confident that the parts they are using for my machine aren't going to be "junk unbranded stuff". I've got a feeling that if you order a cheaper 350-500 PC from them then they may use cheaper parts to keep the cost down.
    In a machine costing that much I'd expect branded parts! Jeez for 1500 I could build an absolute monster of a machine!

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