Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Intel 71

PC Specialist is a Yorkshire-based company that specialises in custom built personal computers. We say Yorkshire-based, but really the organisation is Internet-based with no retail premises. The theory is this keeps overheads down, and using hefty bulk orders for components, PC Specialist can keep its prices down. And indeed a PC Specialist machine is more than competitively priced.

The online system builder lets you design an Intel or AMD machine, and we chose to construct an Intel beast from scratch. There are also stock configurations that can be ordered if you don't wish to spend the time designing your own.

It's a very nifty system builder, with plenty of options available. There's a good choice of video cards (albeit with more on the Nvidia side), and a selection of cases and power supply units. The one area lacking in choice is the monitor, as you can't specify a brand (only screen size) unless you pick one of the higher spec LG monitors.

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