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PC Specialist.co.uk @ Reasonable Prices Diamond review

AdvantagesTop Spec Machine for a Reasonable Price

DisadvantagesPurchase made by cheque/bankers draft/paypal - no credit cards.

"I had owned my trusty HP Pavilion 1GHZ desktop computer since the turn of the century - (1999 to be exact, but turn of the century sound good doesn't it?) But, it was time to upgrade. I was quite happy with the machine taking the best part of whole morning to render my home videos ready to burn to DVD, but when I read in a Digital Photography magazine that effectively to edit and burn videos a processor of at least 2 GHZ (3+ recommended) and memory ..." Read review
21.09.2005

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Community Level 1tedness1

tedness1

PC Specialist.co.uk

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesDreadful customer and after sales service.

"I bought a laptop from pcspecialist.co.uk in December 2007 and it hasn't worked properly EVER! It is now January 2009!!! They have the worst customer service and after sales service I have ever come across. They're incompetence is surpassed by none. This may seem like a lot to read, but if you're contemplating buying anything from pcspecialist.co.uk, you'd be very wise to read on… Shortly after I got the laptop it began to freeze up over ..." Read review
05.01.2009

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Community Level 1Pooky3

Pooky3

Great price, poor quality

AdvantagesGood spec for the price

DisadvantagesVery poor build quality, poor customer service, time-consuming

"PC Specialist seem to be really good value for money in relation to their specifications however the likelihood of having to spend so much more on righting their faults makes the overall cost huge. Their team aren't very helpful and do not sound at all interested on the phone. My experience with them: So, I ordered a laptop from PC Specialist in January this year, my budget was £500 but was advised by a friend (who recommended the company to ..." Read review
25.11.2009

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Community Level 1helenh12

helenh12

PC Specialist - top end gaming machine

AdvantagesKnowledgeable staff. Easy to follow tracking system. Excellent interaction when problems arose.

DisadvantagesHandling of faulty monitor could have been improved.

"As a retirement present to ourselves, self and husband decided to push the boat out and buy a couple of heavy duty gaming machines. We wanted machines that would handle the newest generation of 3D games and also provide good processing/handling for our extensive collection of wildlife photographs. We both opted for pretty much the same spec: Case: COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER GAMING Processor: Intel® Core™i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-980X ..." Read review
01.05.2010

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Community Level 1Matt_UK21

Matt_UK21

Core™ i7 Extreme Computer build

AdvantagesGood Graphics, High Speed Memory and processor, Relatively Cheap, Good customer service support

DisadvantagesProduct came in poor condition, Delivery time and arrival was poor

"== Specs == *Intel® Core™i7 Processor i7-930 (2.80GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache *ASUS® P6TD DELUXE, EXTREME OVERCLOCKING, SLI & CROSSFIREX *6GB CORSAIR XMS3 TRI-DDR3 1600MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY *1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 5870 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11 *1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARS, SATA 3 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE *22x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM *INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER *1010W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan *SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE ..." Read review
06.05.2010

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Community Level 1andrewsykes

andrewsykes

Great! Plays Flight Sim @ ultra high quality

AdvantagesEasy ordering, UK call centre, the cheapest I could find!

DisadvantagesProduction times can be slow

"My old computer was about 5 years old and was getting to the point where some major component would fail any moment. I started research as to what components of a new computer I needed and which company to go with. There were lots of appealing organizations. I was originally going to go with Dell, despite their terrible support. But fortunately I stumbled across pcspecialist. I was a bit skeptical about their prices and legitimacy. But after reading ..." Read review
27.08.2008

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Community Level 1NeoNMD

NeoNMD

Was skeptical but this is a Dream Machine

AdvantagesFast, Cheap, Well Built and Well Laid out.

DisadvantagesSite cannot calculate prive dynamically.... but thats not so bad.

"I was looking for a good computer that would last me another 10 years as my previous computer was getting on a bit and the motherboard eventually kicked the bucket after years of abuse. Obviously I was looking for something that would last 10 years so I needed something at lest of a medium spec but I was also on a tight budget as my dad would be the one buying me this computer and the cheeper it was, the more likely he was to accept the one I had ..." Read review
19.09.2008

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Gaming Desktop

AdvantagesVery informative and easy process, simple easy to use means of assembling your dream machine.

DisadvantagesAgain time will tell if the components are up to scratch on longevity, but so far so good!

"I've had my Desktop from PcSpecialist for just over a week now, so far so good. Quality wise the machine has lived up to my expectations so I have no issue with the components just yet, though if I do, i've set up the repair guarantee for replacements, which I should hopefully never need to use. As for the service I found many things to be surprising. The Customization Build options have been very helpful in determining compatibility between components ..." Read review
07.02.2013

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Community Level 1Kev_Walker

Kev_Walker

PC Specialist AMD Phenom X4 965 BE

AdvantagesNice website; great value for money for quality components; excellent customer support.

DisadvantagesPerhaps limited configuration options, but only for those who really want to micro-manage.

"PC Specialist have an excellent website. The configuration options for a pre-built PC are varied without being too overwhelming, and you can narrow down the search right from the off by choosing the approximate price range. I have made the mistake in the past of ordering from a really cheap website and although it seemed like I was getting a tremendous system for the price, one by one the components began to die over the next 18 months or so. PC ..." Read review
05.02.2011

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Community Level 2PieOPah

PieOPah

A happy customer

AdvantagesBuild a machine how you want it, Reasonable Prices

DisadvantagesNone that I can think of

"I am always sceptical of purchasing goods from the internet when I have never heard of the company. Having owned numerous computers, I already had a monitor, operating system and peripherals so didn't want to be weighed downed by having to buy off the shelf with all of these included in the price. Also, whilst I have previously built my own computer in the past, I didn't want to go through the hassle of sourcing all the individual bits and pieces ..." Read review
26.04.2011

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PC Specialist Inferno - Wolf in sheep's clothing Review with images

AdvantagesSmall, powerful, portability

Disadvantageskeyboard could be better

"I ordered my Inferno on the 4th of January, and unfortunately my build was delayed while new stock of the 120W PSU arrived. I chose an i7-3630QM, a higher wattage CPU. Most likely I'll never need that much processing power, but it wasn't much more than an i5, so I thought why not! Overall specs include 8GB 1600MHz RAM, a 2GB GT650M GPU and 180GB Intell 330 SSD. You may be looking at those specs and comparing them to other laptops, the top end Macbook ..." Read review
16.02.2013

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Community Level 1stephenr4

stephenr4

Good service from pcspecialist.co.uk

AdvantagesQuality components, good price, good communication.

DisadvantagesCredit card surcharge.

"...replace my desktop I chose pcspecialist.co.uk because the website allowed me to specify exactly what I wanted using quality components without the risk and anxiety of self-build. I might have chosen a different site if I hadn't checked the reviews and been warned off. I use my computer for editing large photo files, so I wanted a fast processor and plenty of HDD storage but did not need a very high-powered gamer's graphics card. I was tempted into ..." Read review
29.05.2010

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17" Vortex III Laptop Review

AdvantagesLogical and straightforward ordering process. Quick build and delivery. Great value.

DisadvantagesNone so far

"The ordering process was fantastic. The forums were a great place where advice is well thought out and the deal I got on my Vortex was brilliant. The ordering and amendment was very straightforward and logical. I also loved being able to check on the status of my order at all times, although for two weeks my life revolved around constantly checking the updates to see when my laptop would arrive! Overall, it took 8 working days to be delivered which ..." Read review
23.05.2013

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Community Level 1jchew123

jchew123

On Time, Great customer service and most importantly a quailty pr

AdvantagesGreat service and very good product

DisadvantagesN/A

"Pcspealist gave me a great service with a very well constructed PC. Everything I asked for was built into the computer including changes I made after purchases. Also the step by step tracking system they show you is great to keep track of your purchase and know it is progressing along. OVERALL my comment on PC Specialist would be: There staff seem to be excellent - though you might have to hold the line for a few minutes to reach them The system ..." Read review
06.12.2011

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Community Level 1mikeymon2010

mikeymon2010

PC Specialist Ltd

AdvantagesRange or choice, build quality, quick issue resolve, proffesional, genuine, transparent

DisadvantagesOrder status usefull but don't intuitvely give a true impression of how far along you order is.

"The site itself: Their website is good and the customisation options are brilliant. It's not like other sites where you can supposedly "customise" your build but In fact you're stuck taking hardware or software you don't actually want or need. Their little "?" help button next to each customisation option is ok too. Generally the little help box that it brings up is actually helpful! The only descriptive help pop up that lets this down a bit is the ..." Read review
18.09.2010

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