I have obviously misjudged the current economic climate certainly within the computer industry. Business must be good. I left two messages on the PCspecialist web site for a live chat (and as there was no live response - a request by email for answers to my very deliberately minor queries, e.g. payment by credit card?) and when I received no contact I called Cougar (based on reviews here) and was promised a call back by their sales team which after 4 days has not happened. Again a relatively minor issue regarding cases. In reality my main aim was to test service response. I have my answer (or rather not). As someone who has only recently successfully set up a PS3 for my daughter, flushed with that achievement we (me and my computer guru) are putting together a machine of equal or better specification for about the same cost. I will not have a warranty (but individual parts do of course) but in any event I cannot afford to pack up the machine and send it off into the ether, then wait patiently for it to return fixed anyway.
I have had confirmation from Ebuyer all goodies shipped, that took nearly 3 hours - disgraceful. Shipping was £10.00 for 2 working days. Half the cost of a complete system from you know who, and for a big pile of (hopefully full)boxes too. I almost can't wait.
Good luck with your new build. I put mine together just yesterday. I forgot to plug in the 4 pin ATX power at first, which made me worry when it wouldn't boot.
The only issue I've had is my DVD drive doesn't work. Despite this, its FAR less problems than I had when my last prebuilt PC Options PC arrived. Its great fun building it and very satisfying knowing you have got exactly the components you want inside the case, with the knowledge of how it all goes together.
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