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Doing it on the cheap never works
on 26 December 2013
Not the best PC you could buy, but there again, not the most money you could pay either.
The problem with the one they sent me was it just didn't work. The DVD+/-RW wasn't compatible with the BIOS, and the BIOS was not happy with the SSD, which meant it just didn't boot sometimes, and then sometimes it did. I ended up in an email discussion with their tech support and trying to reconfigure and reinstall components that just didn't want to talk to each other.
Also, all the component cable connectors had been stuck-in, very crudely, with some kind of epoxy glue. I assume this was to avoid detachment in shipping, but even so, it made a real mess of the inside. And heaven help you if you ever want to replace a component. It would have been much better if they had spent a few pennies more on the cables and used the ones that have locking connectors.
I sent this PC back and eventually got a refund, after Amazon sent them a reminder.
OK, in life you pay your money and you take your chances, but buying a computer from Germany (I'm in the UK) means, if its broke, you have to send it back to Germany, and insure it, which aint cheap.
In the end I decided to do what I should have done in the first place and that was to read up on, and choose the best example of each component from Amazon, then build the thing myself so that fits EXACTLY the spec that I want. Its more expensive that way, but the PC ends up as close to perfect as possible, or at least as far as your budget will allow.