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Building a PC

Discussion in 'Computer and Video Games' started by ggmu, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Eelectrica

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    That's a shame, but good to know. I'm going to build myself a new PC soon and PCCaseGear is one place I usually check out. Haven't ordered from them for a few years though.

    These days I mostly just use U-Mart
     
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    They list products on their website as being in stock, or "ships in 1-2 days", which then change to "pre-order" with an ETA a week or two away after you order something. I ordered a motherboard and a few other items from them. After the motherboard changed to a "pre-order" item I then specifically asked if another motherboard was ready to ship as advertised and was told it was. So I changed my order to a different motherboard and the exact same thing happened again.

    I then removed the motherboard from my order and bought it elsewhere yesterday (it has already shipped, due to arrive tomorrow) but the rest of the order is still "processing" even though the items are apparently in stock. Getting express shipping from them is a complete waste of time given how f**king long they actually take to process an order and ship it.

    I'm f**king pissed. My old PC stopped working last week and I decided to put together a Threadripper 3970X system with a 2080 Ti. All of the parts I have ordered arrived within 1-2 days except for the remaining stuff from PCCG which is the PS and GPU. I'm reading similar complaints from other buyers about orders being stuck in "processing" for ridiculous amounts of time.

    I had a great experience with PLE Computers and SkyComp, their prices were either better than PCCG or they had same price but actually had stock they were able to ship immediately. PCCG prices compete on big ticket items like motherboards, CPUs and GPUs, but they are horribly overpriced on everything else.
     
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    Also, f**k knows what happened to MSY but they are terrible now too. Poor range of stock, absolutely zero customer service.

    And I'm not talking about the kind of customer service where somebody who has no idea what they are doing walks into MSY and expects the clown behind the counter to pick all the parts for them. I'm talking about "yo, what the f**k is happening with my order?" kind of customer service.
     
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  4. Exsilium

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    I just finished rebuilding my PC and I literally walked into my local PC shop and bought it all.

    I've never been one to buy PC parts online, maybe I am missing out on potential savings but I do enjoy talking to the team and discussing a build.
     
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    I'd love to be able to do that but there's f**k all PC stores in Canberra, and the ones that do exist have both very poor range and are overpriced as f**k.

    As far as advice goes, there are sooooo many Youtube channels these days that review and compare components. PCPartPicker is also pretty good for seeing what builds are out there and which components match well with others. I wanted to make sure that the CPU cooler I was using had enough clearance for the GPU, RAM and case I was buying, and that site helped tremendously.
     
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    Did not know Canberra lacked PC stores.

    I took the online learning route with YouTubers and found it worthwhile as well. Plenty to learn and I found it rewarding this time around to really understand what I was building it for and how to achieve the results I wanted.

    Then I took that understanding into a store and listened to what some avid gamers felt was the best course of action.

    I knew very little when I built my first pc several years ago, when I built the latest one (three builds in total), I felt a lot more comfortable.

    I’d encourage anyone wanting to get into PC gaming to try their hand at building their own. It’s rewarding imo.
     
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    So I removed the motherboard from my order at 12:30pm Tuesday and immediately ordered another one from PLE Computers. It just arrived about 30 minutes ago.

    My order with PCCG is still "processing."

    I now have all of the parts for my build except the PS and GPU which are coming from PCCG. They were all sent from three different vendors in five packages, none took longer than two days. All were processed same or first thing next day.

    PCCG sucks.
     
  8. Captain Apollo

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    My cousin builds and maintains PCs for a living at his work. He has built all my PCs for here at home. He orders all his parts thru M-Wave, who are located in Lidcombe here in Sydney. You can order the parts thru M-Wave, they will assemble tghe PC for you and test that all the parts will actually work together without any problems as part of their service before they do final assembly (so if anything doesn't work, you can change the part which is incompatible). They also offer pre-made rigs for sale too.
     

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