Build timeframes

Hi,

I am in day 4 of my wait - I am checking daily as I cannot wait for my pre-build PC :)

I know at the start of this year production time was crazy. With thousands of orders and something like 5000 orders on the books. I also know the timeframe was from 21-75 working days!!!

All my items had no messages of low/delayed stock. The estimated build time was 16-19 days. My status has just changed to Pre-Production (4 working days).

I am just wondering how long people have had to wait for recent builds?

Thanks
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hi,

I am in day 4 of my wait - I am checking daily as I cannot wait for my pre-build PC :)

I know at the start of this year production time was crazy. With thousands of orders and something like 5000 orders on the books. I also know the timeframe was from 21-75 working days!!!

All my items had no messages of low/delayed stock. The estimated build time was 16-19 days. My status has just changed to Pre-Production (4 working days).

I am just wondering how long people have had to wait for recent builds?

Thanks
It depends entirely on what is in the build, if you post your spec we can give you rough idea
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hi,

I am in day 4 of my wait - I am checking daily as I cannot wait for my pre-build PC :)

I know at the start of this year production time was crazy. With thousands of orders and something like 5000 orders on the books. I also know the timeframe was from 21-75 working days!!!

All my items had no messages of low/delayed stock. The estimated build time was 16-19 days. My status has just changed to Pre-Production (4 working days).

I am just wondering how long people have had to wait for recent builds?

Thanks
That sounds about right, i'm day 5 and just gone pre production, also on a 16-19 day timeframe, average for a desktop is about 47 days, but of course that includes folk who have been waiting 100 days for a 3080 or similar
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I received a machine last week that took 24 days, although it included a Quadro GPU and not one of the usual commercial GPU's
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
yeah, mine doesn't include a GPU, if i get in the the 16-19 days I'll be happy, if not i wont be pestering them, as i know it will get done when it's my turn, its not as though i haven't got anything to use in the mean time :ROFLMAO:
 
Thanks for the replies.

Below is my build, any estimates would be amazing:


PCS SPECTRUM RGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
MotherboardASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive250GB Samsung 870 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
2nd Storage Drive1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY DriveNOT REQUIRED
Power SupplyCORSAIR 650W CV SERIES™ CV-650 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor CoolingCoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal PasteSTANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Extra Case FansNONE
Sound CardONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network CardWIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt OptionsMIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating SystemNO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery MediaNO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office SoftwareFREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-VirusNO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
BrowserGoogle Chrome™
Warranty3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
DeliverySCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & UK OFFSHORE ISLANDS / N IRELAND
Build TimeStandard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Welcome BookPCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland

I am going to use the desktop for work and gaming. I am currently using a Macbook which I am returning but I cannot return it until I receive the desktop as I use it for work so that is why I am a bit anxious to get it returned ASAP but obviously I need to wait on the desktop so I can work :)

Thanks
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
It's a solid build mate but if you don't mind a couple of notes?

The PSU you selected is a pretty low grade entry level office computer grade PSU. We would recommend a minimum of TXm model but the RMx models are fantastic.

Ideally we would go for at least 750W so I would recommend changing the PSU if nothing else

The storage set up could be rejigged as well, I see you haven't included an M.2 SSD which is the new standard of storage. Much faster than both SATA SSD & HDD's.

Thirdly we would recommend a case change.

Other than that though it's a very very solid build. Quite similar to my own actually
 
It's a solid build mate but if you don't mind a couple of notes?

The PSU you selected is a pretty low grade entry level office computer grade PSU. We would recommend a minimum of TXm model but the RMx models are fantastic.

Ideally we would go for at least 750W so I would recommend changing the PSU if nothing else

The storage set up could be rejigged as well, I see you haven't included an M.2 SSD which is the new standard of storage. Much faster than both SATA SSD & HDD's.

Thirdly we would recommend a case change.

Other than that though it's a very very solid build. Quite similar to my own actually
Unreal feedback thank you - I am all ears. I have seen the PSU options you have mentioned but I cannot tell which SSD drives are M.2? In terms of the case what would you recommend and what is not ideal about the one I have selected?
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Unreal feedback thank you - I am all ears. I have seen the PSU options you have mentioned but I cannot tell which SSD drives are M.2? In terms of the case what would you recommend and what is not ideal about the one I have selected?
You'll see the M.2 storage options under the first storage options. There is probably a green line to click to open it up

As for the case it's just a very budget case which generally come with the usual budget case problems like noisy fans, cheap feel and restrictive cable management options. I generally like to stick to cases that I know for sure are good and cases that are designed to be budget cases rarely fit that criteria. I don't personally have hands on with the spectrum but I have experience with many other budget cases and I'm almost never impressed

This would be ideal but we can make savings here if required

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WiFi (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
NOT REQUIRED
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Price: £1,576.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/EtkbK8E2M7/
atJd/
 
You'll see the M.2 storage options under the first storage options. There is probably a green line to click to open it up

As for the case it's just a very budget case which generally come with the usual budget case problems like noisy fans, cheap feel and restrictive cable management options. I generally like to stick to cases that I know for sure are good and cases that are designed to be budget cases rarely fit that criteria. I don't personally have hands on with the spectrum but I have experience with many other budget cases and I'm almost never impressed

This would be ideal but we can make savings here if required

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WiFi (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
NOT REQUIRED
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Price: £1,576.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/EtkbK8E2M7/
atJd/
Really appreciate the feedback and advice - I have tried to replicate the above, is this correct?


Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW) (Special Offer)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & UK OFFSHORE ISLANDS / N IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days

Mine has come in at £1,485 so a bit less than yours. What am I missing?
 
Also regarding the Storge would I be doing both of them M.2? 1st M.2 SSD Drive 512 GB and 2nd M.2 SSD Drive 1 TB. Would I be ok using an HDD for my second? as I would just be storing games here
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I think it is the op system - but I am going to install windows myself
Perfect mate can defs make savings there. It might not seem like much but the proven case will help keep the parts cooler which will extend their lifespan. Same goes for the better grade of PSU, this will run cooler and also gives you headroom to make upgrades down the line

M.2 SSD's are lightening quick compared to the alternatives these days, you had a good build to start but this just puts it over the edge into something that can last a long time

The 1TB drive will be for your games and the 500GB is for your OS and programs
 
Perfect mate can defs make savings there. It might not seem like much but the proven case will help keep the parts cooler which will extend their lifespan. Same goes for the better grade of PSU, this will run cooler and also gives you headroom to make upgrades down the line

M.2 SSD's are lightening quick compared to the alternatives these days, you had a good build to start but this just puts it over the edge into something that can last a long time

The 1TB drive will be for your games and the 500GB is for your OS and programs
I hear you - I would likely upgrade parts as frequent as yearly. Probably starting with increasing the RAM and potentially the GPU.

How do I go about amending my order now that it is placed? I paid a deposit and have a finance agreement for the reminder, does this affect making amendments?
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I hear you - I would likely upgrade parts as frequent as yearly. Probably starting with increasing the RAM and potentially the GPU.

How do I go about amending my order now that it is placed? I paid a deposit and have a finance agreement for the reminder, does this affect making amendments?
I have a 3060Ti and I don't intend to upgrade for at least 2 years mate but if you're an every year guy go nuts haha

I believe it does, if you give PCS a ring they can help walk you through it though. It's not as simple as making amendments when you have a finance agreement but it's not impossible
 
I have a 3060Ti and I don't intend to upgrade for at least 2 years mate but if you're an every year guy go nuts haha

I believe it does, if you give PCS a ring they can help walk you through it though. It's not as simple as making amendments when you have a finance agreement but it's not impossible
Thanks for all the tips and advice mate - Would you agree that the most important amendments are the PSU and Case, and changing the storage to M.2?
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Thanks for all the tips and advice mate - Would you agree that the most important amendments are the PSU and Case, and changing the storage to M.2?
I'd say changing PSU is strongly recommended

The OS at least being on an M.2 is also recommended

The case is the least of the changes here but I personally would want a better case.

Everything else with the build is pretty spot on, if say you had to pick one of these? I would go with the PSU, you can always add your own storage later and the case isn't a terrible choice I just don't have enough experience with it to personally recommend
 
I'd say changing PSU is strongly recommended

The OS at least being on an M.2 is also recommended

The case is the least of the changes here but I personally would want a better case.

Everything else with the build is pretty spot on, if say you had to pick one of these? I would go with the PSU, you can always add your own storage later and the case isn't a terrible choice I just don't have enough experience with it to personally recommend
Too late - I have called and changed everything :) well, the PSU storage set up and case

Thanks for your help :) they should pay you commission (unless they already do) :p
 
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