ComputerPlanet ND 4000 Review / Overview

Ever wanted to get a beast of a computer without paying top end prices? A Custom  built PC could be what your looking for! Today I am going to be doing a review and overview of the Next day 4000 gaming PC from ComputerPlanet.co.uk


Firstly lets take a look at the specs of this PC:

  • Intel Core i7 2600K – a top end processor; power efficient and handles media processing flawlessly
  • Corsair 16GB RAM – Four slots of 4GB meaning multitasking is done with ease
  • 1TB SATA-III HDD
  • ATI Radeon HD 6950 2 GB – very quiet, copes with majority of games easily
  • Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Motherboard
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 – great case, strong and sturdy.
  • Corsair 600W PSU - also very quiet
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • 8 USB slots, 7.1 sound and 24x Dual Layer DVD Reader/Writer

 

On the whole, I was really impressed with both the performance of the PC as well as its quietness. The computer currently retails at £1,027.20 with free next day delivery if you order before 5PM.
When they say ‘Next Day’ they mean next day, not only is the PC sent via UPS (a very respected shipping company) but the computer had windows as well as all the relevant drivers installed. It should be noted that all the original boxes with CDs come with the PC for the relevant parts such as the graphics card and the motherboard, if for any reason you need to install them again which is extremely handy. Another feature of the next day status is that the PC is extensively tested which means the chances of you encountering a problem with the PC is very small, the full testing details can be found on the link below:

 

 

Looking at ComputerPlanet as a company, they have very good customer service. They operate a ‘live support’ feature, as well as a ‘ticket system’ for any support questions submitted. Ticket systems almost guarantee that your query will be met with a reply. And finally they have a forum on their site, where from what I could see, every post had been answered by an employee of ComputerPlanet.

 

Finally if I was to rate the computer, I would give it 4 and a half stars out of 5. My reasons being, first of all its excellent performance in both gaming as well as general use such as photo/video editing. Secondly the PC was extremely easy to set up, as I did not have to do anything, just plug it in and I was ready to go. Thirdly, the addition of the original boxes for the parts is a great addition and can come in very handy if you do encounter any problems with any of the parts. And finally, I believe the PC to be of a reasonable price for the service you are receiving from Computer Planet as well as the specifications on the PC.

 

Likewise, ComputerPlanets website: http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/
You can watch a video review of the PC below with commentary if you would prefer, (includes pictures of all the parts):
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  1. Dan

    This is my experience of computer planet:

    The good things first:
    Very Keenly priced, good choice of components, system was very well packed for delivery. All retail boxes which the main components came in were provided with all CDs, manuals etc included.

    Also, as they did not have my first choice of power supply and blu-ray drive, they gave me free upgrades to superior units. Very impressive start.

    And now everything else.

    They didn’t bother to connect all front panel features of the case, they installed the hard drives in a manner as to only encourage overheating and short working life (and justified this with a reason that wouldn’t have prevented them from installing them correctly in the first place), and they installed to CPU cooler the wrong way around: It was fighting against the airflow of the case fans. The CPU was hitting 75c when just at less than half-tilt as a result. I asked for a refund of the system cost, minus the cost of parts (i.e. refund for labour costs of the system) and they refused this, offering some free games and a flash drive instead. They cite being a small margin PC builder as a reason for not refunding me for the service which they performed appallingly badly.

    I could have sent it back for them to fix it; however the hassle this would entail was not worth it, and with such poor quality control in the first instance I wouldn’t have trusted them to fix it anyway.

    However, you can make your mind up for yourself, I’ve put the entire discussion with their customer support here (sadly you need to read from the bottom up):
    http://pastebin.com/ydj2LCQJ

    Obviously, its my money so I could be biased. Feel free to read what their customer service offers and decide for yourself if you want to take the gamble.

    However if you are not able to spot a badly put together computer yourself, I wouldn’t take the risk IMHO.

    Personally I am never going to buy anything from them ever again.

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