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“Best reasonably priced gaming pc ever”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by Kingemerald (1 review written)

I paid less than £600 for my gaming pc and I don't want to look back, it was a birthday gift from my family and well I recommend this website to all my friends, when I heard that they offered to build the pc of my dreams I felt like a a child who was lost in a toy store. The delivery was very quick and well I received my pc within 1 week and a couple days of ordering. I can now play any game of my choice in my pc whether it be call of duty or league of legends at an fps of 100+ so I dint… Read Full Review

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“good stuff”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by Rsulman (1 review written)

I've ordered two high spec pcs for my company and I am very satisfied with the results. delivery was within the SLA and customer service was also very good. 4 out of 5 for the following: - I don't understand why a user can't combine two different spec custom-built pcs in one order (having said so, it was straightforward once I called customer service but I wish this was automated). - I specifically stated no OS with my pc and explained that I want to use linux while ordering the ED black2… Read Full Review

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“Super Trooper”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by Noggin1957 (1 review written)

My second PCSpecialist machine and although quite a different look to my first one (a Trooper box) the quality and performance remain excellent. I do a lot of 3D modelling, graphic and photographic processing and both my machines have performed perfectly. The first is 5y old and will be passed on to my wife whose a statistician and keen to have its superior processing power. After unpacking the inflated foam sack from within the case ( it keeps the components safe during transit) I had a… Read Full Review

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“Great service from PC Specialist”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by Tdamz (1 review written)

Picking the components and ordering your computer are easy, allowing you to pick from a wide range of products. Communication from the team regarding your order's build status was welcome and came in the form of regular updates. My computer turned up exactly as I wanted it and was instantly ready to plug in and go and is now running like a dream. Only criticism was that some sort of technical loop hole in the system allowed me to purchase a case that was far too small and required upgrading (at… Read Full Review

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“More advice on product would have been helpful”

Written on: 14/07/2014 by Noonanyi338 (1 review written)

I didn't realise the 780 ti graphic card gets so hot there was room for more fans for the case I would have had more fans fitted but not a problem Graphic card runs fine and the vat bumped the price up but that's expected all in all I'm happy with the service… Read Full Review

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“Very good service and at a good price”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by angrytomass (1 review written)

I custom built a laptop and then compared the laptop I had built myself with similar laptops from other company's like novatech and ebuyer. I could beat the price and couldn't get as good specs. Very reasonable and very quick to build and deliver. The build quality was excellent as well and so far so good the laptop has worked perfectly. My only complaint is that the driver disc bundled with it did not contain windows 7 drivers for the wifi card and the LAN card meaning I could not connect it… Read Full Review

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“Great specs for a good price”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by _Channel_ (1 review written)

I bought a laptop and there was plenty of options that I could choose to customize my laptop. The website is easy to use. The ordering process is relatively long but they assemble your pc from scratch and then test it so you can understand the workload. Also, the client support is really good. I had to modify my order so I wrote a ticket through the website and a few hours after, everything was fixed. Regarding the delivery, once it was dispatched, I received a call from the company in charge… Read Full Review

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“Straightforward and successful”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by gest365 (1 review written)

A bit of research suggested it would be worth paying a little more to get better service, and PCSpecialist fitted the bill: a reliable company to supply a custom desktop. I found the website veery well designed and easy to use. The order-tracking system worked well, delivery was punctual and - most importantly - everything worked. I ordered a machine with no operating system but was pleasantly surprised to find a 30-day version of Win 7 pre-installed, which meant I could easily test the… Read Full Review

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“Good, still indentifying some glitches but may be software”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by Vaughan429 (1 review written)

The laptop is good. I have had it dropping out of Fullscreen when playing World of Warcraft and claiming the memory is low. I am looking into this. Also some lagging/freezing in game; I have not yet identified the source. I find that I have to go through the Control panel to change between audio devices. I thought it should have automatically detected headphones/speaks/hdmi connection to tv etc... I am still learning Windows 8.1 so I am still open to the possibility that I may not yet… Read Full Review

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“Friendly company, awesome computers”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by 108Robles (1 review written)

Can't fault PC Specialist on anything. Their website is extremely easy to use, I was kept informed of the process of my order every step of the way, my computer was delivered in excellent condition. I once used their 'Chat Online' feature which, though it took ten minutes to connect to someone, did connect me directly to one of their employees who was ready and able to amend my order, a change which I saw reflected immediately on my order status page while still in conversation. Their forums… Read Full Review

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“Deep Blue (OK - Shallow Black ) Arrives in Hydestile”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by minstrel77 (1 review written)

I've used PC Specialist before, so when I decided that my orchestral composing software needed more headroom I knew what my options were. Unusually I did shop around, knowing that 32gig of Ram and i7 Quadcore, 3 screens (for video editing) wasn't going to be an offhand purchase - and it needed to be right. Also I work in IT and know what I'm doing pretty much, so spec'ing the machine wasn't an issue. The only consideration was do I take the pain and change to Mac - answer no, because my work… Read Full Review

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“Great service great product”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by Gully.91 (1 review written)

I bought a 17.3" Optimus V recently and so far it is doing everything I wanted from it. Very fast, plays games fantastically it's easy to use and looks great. Pc specialist kept me up to date with my order by sending emails when it changed status and an email reassuring me that it was normal for the build to take a few extra days in one particular step. From start to dispatch the order took 13 days which was within the approximate build time I was quoted when selecting my components. The… Read Full Review

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“Mini Silent 1037U IV based BQ660 PC”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by hob4bit (1 review written)

I just bought my third PC Specialist PC with 1037U ivy bridged based CPU. This is a silent PC with no fan at all. Total power draw was 21.5W for light use. I installed Debian Linux 7.5 and needed to install the 3.14 kernel from backports to enable the sound to work. The Windows tax was £79 which I removed. I also use traditional 1TB HDD instead of SDD on all my mini PCs. Why, because they are cheaper and larger. SDD may save power but are less reliable. The only thing I dislike is that… Read Full Review

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“Unwanted Operating System”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by Connolly170 (1 review written)

Having indicated that I did not require an operating system or any other programs installed I was disappointed to find a Microsoft OS on the computer (test period 30 days before payment, etc.) It was not too much of a problem because I just installed my own OS (definitely non Microsoft) over it, but I did have the time wasting of the automatic start-up of an unwanted system and the need to return to the BIOS settings to ensure that the DVD drive was the first to be seen. Once my Linux OS had… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Variety and Good Service”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by dimitrisp (1 review written)

I have ordered a few computers and one laptop from this company and all of them were excellent and very good quality. The service is reliable and you always know the progress of your order by using your online account. My requests via the website were answered promptly and quickly. When there was a problem with one computer case the company called me and we arranged everything quickly and to my satisfaction. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Purchase of a gaming PC”

Written on: 11/07/2014

Ordering online was simple but you need to be careful you select the right choices (we mistakenly didn't select a wireless LAN) although the site checks your system for compatibility. Once it was ordered the information on progress was really good and it was delivered inside the estimated time. It arrived well packed and in good order. Contacted PC specialist when we discovered no wireless and they instantly called up our spec and gave advice. So far a very positive experience… Read Full Review

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“Good quality but slow build and unreliable delivery...”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by Emileef352 (1 review written)

Laptop is good so far but I have only had it for a few days. Shows the PC specialist logo at startup which I am not a fan of, and I am trying to remove it. Also the frame around the monitor is a little loose at the bottom but that is mostly cosmetic. Reasonably priced and has worked well so far. Build time took a while but that was expected when I ordered. Also they used DPD to deliver and they were typically unhelpful when they didn't stick to their posted delivery time and all of their… Read Full Review

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“The website is easy to use and very helpful to the...”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by JackHames (1 review written)

The website is easy to use and very helpful to the user for picking the right computer along with components. The pricing system is very good as it tells you the price of each component so you know where your money is going. It also offers you plenty of payment options which is good for the kind of prices they offer. My main problem was with the order process, although there is a product map explaining where your product is currently my laptop was waiting in pre-production for 2 weeks, as a… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant products”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by delamode.it (1 review written)

This is the second laptop i have purchased from here on behalf of my company. With being part of the IT team its important to make sure you source reliable PCs for the end users. I found that by ordering from PC Spec' that i can control the components that go in every machine. This is good in terms of both quality and the fact i can easily swap these out if/when they fail. The laptops i built, are very quick, look great and one user gave the feedback "i actually enjoy working on it". They… Read Full Review

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“Best way to buy a computer”

Written on: 10/07/2014 by h2310 (1 review written)

Choose what you want for yourself ather than a product made for nobody in particular. Website checks that it will work properly and then you wait a week or so for delivery. This is the second time i have ordered from PC Specialist. I bought a PC in 2010 which is working fine. This time another laptop, very pleased with it… Read Full Review

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