Hey guys (and girls), I finally cracked... I am on my 8th Pre-Production day and my patience is at a all time low. Don't get me wrong, I am not having a go at PCS (they're amazing), but I I would just like the status to change to In-Building already.
Processed Date 30-07-2012
Pre-Production Date 31-07-2012
I made an amendment on August 1st to upgrade to an SSD which was in stock at the time (and currently too), so I doubt that is the issue.
I got an email from PCS on Tuesday August 7th saying 'we are currently processing your order and aim to dispatch as soon as possible... and that it can take 7-8 working days to enter building and testing process'. Although I am pretty sure this was am automated email because it was sent to me 03.25 in the morning. I got happy thinking the Pre-Production stage was completed...
You guys think it's worth me giving them a ring to get an idea when it might be dispatched? Or shall I just zip it and hang in there?
If you're getting yourself chewed over the dispatch date/time etc. Best advice would be to give them a ring. They may not be able to give you a definite date but they might be able to explain if anything is holding it up.
Hope this helps
Thanks, steaky360. I guess I'm like this because I've always wanted to a proper gaming machine for years now but didn't have the capital to do so back then.
I'll probably wait till an hour before they close today and give them a ring/email to get an update. I guess I'm just gutted I couldn't do fast-track (stock issues) when I ordered as I really wanted to start playing Crysis 2, BF3, etc this weekend as next weekend I am busy.
On a separate note, what games would you recommend that has awesome graphics and really tests my new gaming PC?
I know how you are feeling, I was traditionally a console gamer until I bought my recent rig. The customer support is second to none I would say, if you are able might be worthwhile even trying the online support chat? I used that a few times to get in touch when my rig was being built and I was offshore (and couldn't phone them) and found that service very helpful.
If you're looking for a proper 'test' I'd suggest Witcher 2 and Metro 2033, seem to tax most systems a bit from my experience and what I've read.
However, a related thread here: clicky. Has a few more excellent suggestions for great games.
Also keep an eye out on this thread: Clicky Drunken Monkey (and others) generally post excellent current deals on great games!
I was fortunate to get my PC before the Steam Summer sale so got plenty of games during that, I hear there is a Winter sale too which might be just as good
Awaiting Dispatch Date
I was cracking up too..
Thank you, steaky360. Youur advice and help is very much appreciated. Metro 2033 looks awesome but I cannot understand why it didn't get higher review scores? What's your take on the game? Also, it's pretty cheap to buy as well.
ccalum07 I envy you... at least you're progressing. Looks like you'll be gaming this weekend!
Going to see what delivery upgrades are available - don't want to wait until monday unless I have to
I tried many times to upgrade the build time on mine and it wasn't possible, not sure why but I was getting pretty frustrated by the 6/7th day!
Good luck with yours, I'm sure it won't be long now!
No problem (I'm no expert though)!
Originally Posted by Kan
Metro 2033 is excellent, it was the first modern PC fps game I played when I got my new PC. It looks outstanding and although there are flaws (the stealth mechanics in the game needed refinement really) its exceptionally good fun to play. A major downside of it to some people is its lack of multiplayer, although that doesn't really bother me. I really enjoyed playing through the storyline and will play through again to try and pick up a few more steam achievements
Last edited by steaky360; 09-08-12 at 12:07.
Reason: Being rude
Thanks guys for the advice and help.
So I called PCS today and it should hopefully go in production tomorrow. Meh, no chance of it arriving this weekend then...
Don't despair! It will be worth the wait! Usually once the PC gets into production it rockets through to testing / dispatch.
Originally Posted by Kan