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April 28, 2011 10:56:06 PM

i have been able to configure two systems, one on dell.com and the other on pcspecialist the DELL pc is £50 cheaper and both systems are of similar performance, if you have had any experience with either or both could you advise me on customer service etc?

Also with PCSPecialists i know exactly what would be in my build whereas with DELL i don't know what quality the components would be of - Should i go with PCSpecs for that reason ?

Any help on making a decision appreciated :D 

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April 29, 2011 9:58:36 PM

PCSpecialist > Dell.
But have you looked at Dinopc?
April 30, 2011 3:32:42 PM

I hadn't even heard of them but their stuff looks excellent
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April 30, 2011 4:17:36 PM

after reading some horror stories about dinopc i am feeling a little hesitant at the moment :/ 
May 2, 2011 5:28:02 PM

I've bought several Pc's from pc specialist in the past normally i build my own but my partner needed a new machine and didn't have time to wait for me to get back to the UK and build one

When i priced up the parts i could buy separately ( from reputable dealers including separate postage) it wasn't much more expensive than building it myself something like 20 pounds which seemed pretty reasonable so I sent them her old Coolermaster. CM Stacker 830 to put new hardware in.

We have had no problems to call to test the warranty but there initial service was prompt , the quality of the build
( cabling , layout etc was neat and tidy )

Don't touch Dell , they are fine for there affordable laptops and all in one pc's for Mr Joe average , but if you want to get something a little special and not have it locked up so tight Harry Houdini couldn't upgrade / over-clock it

Lets not even start on the driver issues I've had with DELL re branded components and other Os's or even clean XP
May 5, 2011 3:04:32 PM

If you go dell, purchase their gold warranty, its the one thing that makes Dell awesome. Without their in-home next business day warranty, they suck just like all the other brands.
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