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Buying custom build PC

Postby Binerexis on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:52 am

Hey guys,

Friend of mine wants to break into PC gaming and wants to buy a custom machine rather than putting one together himself. Which sites would you recommend?
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Re: Buying custom build PC

Postby Kaelan002 on Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:20 pm

If he literally wants someone to put off the shelf parts together for him, I've always had good service from OCUK.

I've never bought a complete system from them, but from forum interactions they seem pretty competent, and their packing is excellent. From looking at it briefly, prices compared to buying the kit from them individually seem pretty reasonable, and you can swap stuff in an out of most of their preset builds.

This is purely anecdotal though, so take with a pinch of salt.

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Re: Buying custom build PC

Postby Little_Devil on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:46 pm

Just shop around for the best quality. A lot of places do complete machines, but they all vary, skimping on some parts as regards quality, opting to put cheaper components in to keep costs low.

OCUK has had varying reports of the way they build machines, some people saying they are rubbish others saying they are OK.

Any machine whether custom built by a supplier or by yourself should have the same criteria, quality.
Look for either good machines off the shelf, not specifically gaming machines either, as the name tag will want some to increase the price tag, or machines that are given multiple options of your choosing.

What sort of price range are you talking about ?, as this has a big impact on the type of machine.

Couple of places I have used in the past, both having some good deals at times. ... ge=systems
Look at their prebuilt and self build sections.
I used these for purchasing my gfx card as I got a good deal, but like anything component wise, searching around is a good option as long as you take delivery costs into account, when purchasing multiple items.
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Re: Buying custom build PC

Postby ListerofSMEG-2 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:16 pm

I have had great service from Ebuyer and Novatech in the past.

Like LD says, shop around for the best prices once you have chosen your desired components. You rarely get everything cheapest from on supplier these days.

I found Dabs, Scan and OCUK more expensive than other retailers.
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Re: Buying custom build PC

Postby Silkie on Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:02 pm

IIrc Aria do some good machines for entry level gaming but it depends on how much money they have to spare.
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Re: Buying custom build PC

Postby hagz on Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:24 pm

i once bought a PC specialist pc and i had no dramas even when one of the memory modules failed they sorted it no questions asked.
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