PC Options or PC Specialist spec?

  Wavey Davey 09:36 25 Oct 2006
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe both of these suppliers have good reputations (I've already discounted a number of others).

I'm currently weighing up what I think are similar spec systems from them and would appreciate a second opinion as to which one (if any) is better or which supplier has the edge in service.

PCSpecialist.co.uk

INTEL® Core 2 Duo E6300 (2 X 1.86GHz) 1066MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache
ECS P965T-A: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 VGA, 3 PCI/3 PCI-EX
Stylish Silver/Black Sigma case + 2 front USB
500W (Peak) Super Quiet Dual Rail PSU with 120mm fan
1024 MB CORSAIR DDR2 667MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x512MB)
16x +/- DVD WRITER (8x +/- Dual Lyr) (5x DVD-RAM) (40x CD-RW)
256MB GEFORCE 7600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
3 PORT FIREWIRE (IEEE1394) PCI CARD (£9)
320GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm)
MICROSOFT WINDOWS® XP HOME (inc. Genuine CD & license) (£59)
INTEGRATED 8 CHANNEL (7.1 SURROUND) HIGH DEF. AUDIO
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (ETHERNET)
1.44MB - 3.5\" FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

PCOption.co.uk

Intel ® Pentium® Core 2 Duo 6300
MSI P965 Neo Motherboard
Asus TA210 Black Case
550w PSU
1024 MB DDR 2 667 MHz - Samsung or Elixir
18 X DVD Dual Layer Writer
Asus Nvidia GForce 7600GT 256MB Graphics
3 Port Firewire
300GB Sata 2 Hard Drive
XP Home With SP2 & Disc
7.1 Digital Soundcard
10/100 - 100/1000 Gigabit Lan Included

After allowing for delivery and credit card surcharge the prices are close enough not to be a deciding factor. Thank you in advance for any input.

  james1` 08:27 27 Oct 2006

I have a pc specialists pc i am pleased with it.I think your'll find it has a asus motherboard with i think is superior to msi (i had trouble with nvidia graphics driver with msi).A few people on here have had problems with there pc from pc specialists but i guess i was lucky.Waited a long time for delivery though but overall a good pc

  Wavey Davey 10:03 27 Oct 2006

Thank you James.

Although there is less feedback on PCOptions than on PCSpecialist, I haven't managed to find anything bad about them at all yet!

Cheers.

  kiddgame2000 12:06 27 Oct 2006

I had problems with a Pc option computer not starting but they had an excellent customer support division and fixed the problem no bother.

Either is good.

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