New Pc - who's best ? Chillblast /Arbico / Cougar

  ZootHornRollo 23:02 09 Nov 2009
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Has anyone bought a PC from Chillblast / Arbico / Cougar recently - Have had a quick trawl through posts and most of them seem quite old so I wondering what their current reputation is like both for quality of product and after-sales service?

I am thinking of the Chillblast Fusion Payload, (spec below) but am not wedded to that one if others have others to put forward

This system comes fully installed with Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

Basic Specification:

Intel Core I7 920 Processor overclocked up to 3.4GHz
Asus P6T SE motherboard with Intel X58 chipset
Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 1024MB Graphics Card
Cooler Master Elite 335 Black Case
650watt Power Supply
6GB PC3-10666 DDR3 Memory
LG Blu-ray Reader / DVD-RW/CD-RW drive
2 x 500GB SATA 7200rpm Hard Disks in RAID 0
500GB SATA 7200rpm Hard Disk for additional storage
Onboard High Definition Audio
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
2 Year Collect and Return Warranty
Peripherals:

BenQ 24" Widescreen TFT Monitor (1920x1080 resolution)
Standard Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
Trust 5.1 Speakers

Ports on rear of system:

6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x PS/2 for keyboard
Audio outputs
1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet for network
1 x Firewire
2 x DVI outputs 1 x S-Video

Ports on case:

2 x USB 2.0 ports

  Snec 23:59 09 Nov 2009

I am a Cougar fan, I have bought seven from them now for myself and others. I can't comment on your other options but if I were to look elsewhere I think I would take CCL into consideration. Everyone I know who has used them thinks highly of them, on all fronts. click here

  NT77 09:56 10 Nov 2009

I have not bought from any of those companies but i would reccommend that you have a look into Cube 247. I purchased a similar spec from them a while ago, and they allow you to change the spec to suit you.

Also i dont rate the BenQ monitor i would try and get a better make.

  iscanut 11:23 10 Nov 2009

Very difficult to say ! whose best " A recent thread asked who was best between Dell or Mesh. Some said Dell, dont touch Mesh. Others said Mesh, dont touch Dell !!! You would probably gather from that that either would be Ok for most people as it is only the minority who seem to have problems. When you get a majority of moans such as PC Options or Desktop options, then beware.

  folsom 15:31 10 Nov 2009

Cougar for me

  GaT7 16:29 10 Nov 2009

None of them to be honest.

Have you considered building it yourself? G

  citadel 17:32 10 Nov 2009

I would not have a new system without a dx11 graphics card.

  190119 19:46 10 Nov 2009

I can certainly recommend Cougar. Excellent company.

  ZootHornRollo 21:59 10 Nov 2009

Thanks for the tips on Cougar and CCL - the latter was a new name to me. I don't have the time, patience, skill or confidence to build a new one myself. So I have sent the spec to cougar and CCl to see what they come up with. Interestingly I sent an email enquiry re the monitor and a few other things to Chillblast on Sunday night - too date no reply.

  ZootHornRollo 21:02 12 Nov 2009

The latest edition of PCA recommends this MESH - click here

looks to be pretty good value and is a lot cheaper than the others

  Hawk eye 20:06 13 Nov 2009

I have just ordered a mesh and am still waiting for it to arrive 4 weeks after ordering it.I wish I had gone for something else.

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