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CyberPowerPC vs PCSPECIALIST

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May 6, 2012 10:16:30 PM

I was pretty much set on cyberpower until i discovered PCSPECIALIST now for some reason i can get a far better spec pc from PCSPECIALIST for the same price as cyber power is there a reason for this?
Has anyone had any experience with either site? I am hugely confused at the minute as to what the catch is for PCSPECIALIST. Here is both the configurations from both sites. Which one should i go for is there anything i should know about the sites or the configurations?

PCSPECIALIST
Case
NZXT PHANTOM 410 WHITE GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE
Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX
CORSAIR 650W
Processor Cooling
COOLIT ECO II A.L.C ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER
ADDITIONAL NOTES
I have never heard of this cooler any thoughts on it?
£1176 inc VAT and Delivery.

CYBERPOWER
CASE
NZXT SWITCH 810
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
8GB Kingston Value Brand
MOTHERBOARD
MSI Z77A-G43 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
COOLING
Asetek 510LC / Xtremegear Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator
GRAPHICS CARD
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
ADDITIONAL NOTES: The only advantage cyberpower has over PCSPECIALIST currently are the fan upgrades and the wider selection.
Thermaltake Smart Series SP-850M 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply 850W
What do you guys think?

Price Range £0-£1300
Probable Ordering Date : June
Main Use: Gaming
Parts not required: I dont need any input/output devices currently i have some available
Country: Northern Ireland
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments : Looking for a PC that will last for a while.

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May 6, 2012 10:58:44 PM

Well, Cyberpower pc is a company that is BBB accredited and PC Specialist is not. Not to say that PC Specialist is not a good company, but I would consider that as a larger risk if it was me. Most people here will recommend building your own pc because you get exactly what you want and you learn a lot. Is there a particular reason you don't want to build your own?

also, to answer your question the 850w Smart Series thermaltake PSU is $70 more than the 650w corsair and the Switch 810 is $70 more than the Phantom 410 case . That's $140 extra on those cyberpower parts. I don't know much about the Smart Series psus from thermaltake, but in the past, they were not considered a terribly reliable psu brand for the models below 750w. Just a heads up on that. The 850w model prior to smart series was an ok psu.
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July 10, 2012 3:49:12 PM

Hi, i have had experience of both companies in the past, i was in the market for a high spec machine. Both companies are very good, and yes pc specialist can save you a bit extra. Since then though i have built my own pc, which is not only extremly enjoyable, but educational too. Do'nt be afraid of trying to build your own as every component theseday's are quite easy to fit, and they mostly work well with each other. My new rig consist's of:
Gigabyte Z77-D3H
i7 2700k
Coolermaster CM690II Case
Noctua D-14 Cpu Cooler
PNY Geeforce GTX580 (only £209)
16gb 1600mhz XMS Ram
Samsung ssd (64gb+256gb), the 256gb@Dabs.co.uk for £149, an absolute steal)
Asus Xonar STX Soundcard
Sennheiser HD480ii Headphone's
Thermaltake SmartSeries 850w PSU (£99, good buy@Amazon uk)
3 Blue led fan's (could'nt fit the 4th due to the Noctua cooler)
People were asking about the Noctua cooler covering the RAM slot's, but if you buy low profile memory, it's just fine.
I've got a perfect setup for my need's, and a good saving to boot.
With the motherboard, it's ok for the latest Ivybridge processor's and the Gtx 680 possibly at a later date...
Have fun if you are going to build, good luck :hello: 
January 3, 2014 9:47:04 AM

I remember you saying that cyberpowera advantage was the fans, but pcspecialist has professionals who fit them in for you, depending on your configuration
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