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Looking to get a new desktop, but most I have seen don't have what I would like, or they are extortionate as they have much more than I want. Yesterday I found a "we build it for you" site, and it didn't allow me to change that much and ended up being around £1500 (Seen gaming pcs less than that)

Question, have you recently been on a build it for you website and was happy (ish) if so which one?

Yes I know I can diy Like uncle carry says, but not sure where to get parts from, and Amazon is just a shop front.
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I haven't bought a complete machine, but I've bought a MB "ready to go" with processor and memory a couple of years ago from these people, and a graphics card a couple of months back.
Prices seem competitive, and everything ordered has arrived promptly.

https://www.cclonline.com/
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My nipper usually uses ebuyer, I'm pretty sure that all the bits for this PC came from them.

https://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer?outlet=1
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Dave54 and ajay Thanks very much, lots to look at, but it does look promising.
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My mate used to build his own PC’s and used a company called Scan Computers

https://www.scan.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobC ... gKigvD_BwE
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Thanks Cannyfixit, think I will be going with Dave54 suggestion (still not 100% decided) lots of options.
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I have used these people for the past 20+ years and had good service and after sales service from them .... https://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/home/

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Scan build some good machines, friends have purchased from Novatech

CCL has had a checkerd past

https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs
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i used to build desktop machines, when they had computer fairs most months in the area and purchased parts from them and if local the shops.
Things have changed a bit now.
However, a few places i used to buy from are still open, these are the main 2 i used
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/
https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/
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i have built 100's if not 1000's of machines over the years, the last 5 years or so the margins have become so tight on the entry to mid-level that it doesn't make sense to build in low numbers, I only build for friends and family and the odd bespoke machines

I Get it if someone wants an out of the box experiance with out building them selfs


There is a little shop in Ayr that builds nice machines to order https://www.kustompcs.co.uk/ they have been around for years and were the only place around at one time when pc's modding/overclocking was not mainstream
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I too used to go to the local computer fair to buy parts and build PC's but for the time and effort I am happy to let some one build it and g'tee it for me.

My only "problem" is which one to get, I am going to write it all down on paper and see which is best.

Even though I have several pc's I still like "a bit of paper"
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It's taken best part of the day, change my mind for this bit, no, don't want that, oh, maybe that bit instead, but yes pc now been ordered, so thanks Dave54
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