Best place for a pre-built gaming PC?

#1 Posted by Rokkaku (222 posts) -

Hi, I'm thinking about investing in a new gaming PC, for between £750-1250. I know that building one's own is the best way, but I have neither the time nor the patience for such a thing. So, I need some recommendations on where to order a pre-built PC with decent value for money. Alienware desktops look great, but I don't really know if they're all style over substance, help please!

#2 Edited by Fozimuth (170 posts) -

Alienware is generally considered way too expensive. But I don't live in the UK or buy pre-built desktops, so I'm not the one to recommend an alternative. Just saying.

#3 Posted by Subjugation (4726 posts) -

@Rokkaku: Alienware is the last place I'd tell someone to buy from. The price premium is absurd. There are plenty of places online that let you buy a pc, I'm just not sure which of them service the UK. You can check out www.iBuypower.com

www.cyberpowerpc.com

www.xicomputer.com

www.avadirect.com

www.alienware.com

www.microcenter.com

www.falcon-nw.com

www.powerspec.com

www.maingear.com

www.pogolinux.com

www.biohazard-computers.com

www.digitalstormonline.com

www.centauruscomputers.com

It should be easy to tell which ones really make you pay for the name. This is just a quick list. I trust you can take it from here, but don't be afraid to ask more questions if you need to.

#4 Posted by RagingLion (1365 posts) -

pc specialist if you live in the UK?

#5 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

Got my rig from Overclockers.co.uk (and have since upgraded it myself).

Good site, good forums, pleasant to deal with.

#6 Posted by AlexW00d (6317 posts) -

Yeah I'd recommend Overclockers.co.uk too.

#7 Posted by OtakuGamer (1266 posts) -
#8 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1546 posts) -

Go to Fry's, pick out your parts, and have them assemble it for you.

Ewps, maybe I should read the the post first, I dunno what the Fry's equivalent would be for the U.K. or if there even is one.

#9 Posted by Rokkaku (222 posts) -

@OtakuGamer: I've used them before, it was almost a month before I saw the PC, and it came with it's fair share of problems, so I'm not sure I'd use them again =/

#10 Posted by buft (3321 posts) -

I bought mine from an Ebay store prebuilt then called them and had them change some of the parts, the ebay seller is called millenium computers and i got a decent PC for £500

#11 Posted by Kidavenger (3585 posts) -
#12 Posted by stooh (13 posts) -

The only prebuilt I bought (Media PC for the living room, I dont have small hands!) was from http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/

Pretty good service and good follow up. Didn't have quite the mobo i wanted so got a free upgrade. I'd recommend them.

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