pcspecialist.co.uk ....Help please

  murphio 15:48 25 Oct 2005
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Hi I came across this site: click here and they build pcs with high spec components for what seems like cheap. Has anybody had any experience of dealing with these guys? This is a pc they priced for me.
CPU: AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT 3800 (Venice) 512kb L2 Cache (939 pin)

Memory: 2048 MB DDR400 PC3200 WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY!

Motherboard: ASUS® A8N-SLI DELUXE: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, 2 x x16 VGA, 3 PCI

USB Options: 4 PORT USB 2.O CARD + 4 PORT HUB (TOTAL 12+ USB PORTS)

Hard Drive: SATA 250 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache

DVD ROM/Combi Drive: 16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM

CD/DVD Writer: 4x +R DUAL LYR DVD WRITER (16x +/-R) (& RW) + 40x CD-RW

Graphics Card: 512MB RADEON X700 PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

Sound Card: SoundBlaster Audigy SE 7.1 24-bit (Digital & Analogue): £16

Modem: 56K MODEM

Network Facilities: 2 x 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORTS ONBOARD

Floppy Drive/Card Reader: INTERNAL 7 IN 1 CARD READER WITH 1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

Case: Stylish Silver X-Plode Case + 2 Front USB

Firewire & Video Editing: 1 x FIREWIRE PORT ONBOARD
TOTAL: £825 inc vat and delivery
I have compared prices with the likes of Cube and this seems the cheapest going. Can anybody advise me before I take the plunge. Is this a good deal, are the company reliable etc. They have very good testimonials but then I doubt they would include the bad ones on their site. Cheers in advance, Nick

  howard63 16:20 25 Oct 2005

I could not build it myself for that price the amd 3800 is about £200 motherboard approaching £100 memory about £120.

  murphio 16:26 25 Oct 2005

Sorry for posting this in the wrong forum..I have now put it in consumerwatch. Thanks for all your help in advance, Nick

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:26 25 Oct 2005

You may have to add an operating system to the price.

G

  murphio 16:31 25 Oct 2005

Hi G...I dont need an operating system, I still have my Windows XP disk from my existing system which I am giving to my son.

  wee eddie 16:35 25 Oct 2005

I assume that he will not be buying an OS but using the one supplied by you.

This could cause you problems - Read EULA

  961 16:35 25 Oct 2005

If your son is to continue to use the windows software on the machine you are giving him you will need another copy of xp

  murphio 16:37 25 Oct 2005

I didnt know that! Even thought the pc is staying in the same house? But if that is the case, and I dont doubt your word, the added cost of the operating system still makes for a dam cheap pc....does anybody know if I can trust these guys???

  wee eddie 16:48 25 Oct 2005

and you should be covered

  961 17:54 25 Oct 2005

Look on the Romulus2 site for reviews of this company

I note one review that says they do not accept credit cards. If this is still the case I have to say this removes a major security factor. Also, distance selling regs re right to return within 7 days does not apply to systems built to order.

Caveat emptor

  Diemmess 18:20 25 Oct 2005

I dug a hole for myself with Novatech in buying a replacement CD/R to replace in one of their early laptops......
In the event it was much too fraught to replace it myself and they gave me a full refund on the grounds that it was bought "unseen", their excuse not mine.

Now that IS customer service!

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