So i have been lurking on here for about a week now, and am really impressed with the advise given out by people. I am looking to build a new computer in the next few weeks. I'm a car designer and as such need a powerful CPU and graphics card (I was looking at a Q9550 and GTX280 1Gb).
Anyway i thought it might be useful for myself and others to have a definitive list of the good and bad sites on the tinterweb, chosen as a result of peoples (the majorities) experiences. And if anyone has any advice for myself that would be great (I have been looking at Cougar Extreme - my only reservation is the lack of a heatsink option).
Thanks to everyone and I hope this is a good idea. :)
Cougar Extreme PC Specialist Arbico Computers PC Option
I dont rate Dabs too highly at all nowadays. My GF had terrible trouble with them and they have no aftersales support to speak of. After reading that post PC Option should be put in the bad site section.
Any advice as to where i buy mine? Im on a budget of just over £1000.
So the standing is as follows atm, sites in no order.
I have sent them an email asking their opinion. Im sure i could fit one, i do have some computer building experience, as does my GF, but at the moment i just dont have the time to do it, although if it worked out better to buy the bulk of the system premade and fit some extras myself then that would be doable.
I was getting the system with intentions of upgrading it when im earning enough. Sticking in some more ram, sli the graphics (GTX280) and new PSU if needed.
So i have come to the conclusion that none of the sites can provide EXACTLY what i want. They are all very good (the ones in the good list anyway) but unfortunatly i think im going to bite the bullet and build my pc myself. I am going to order all of the parts from Novatech who i have found to be very competitive on pricing. The only thing i have yet to decide on is a case.
If anyone has any ideas of cases or places to buy computer cases any suggestions would be great.
I was looking at a Raidmax Aztec or Sagitta 2 but i cant find a retailer anywhere. Certainly not in the colours i want.