Cons -Bad customer service???
Summary Let's take a look @ the fastest system that has been reviewed byCnet:
A machine that is priced at just under $3000 vs a (Godly) piece of silicon made by Maingear priced at damn near $10000.
The benchmarks are near identical. Let's face it, Intel's relatively new i7 chip is the same damned chip across 3 different versions just at different clocks. Intel pulls this sh*t all the friggin' time. Avadirect like many other custom system configuration sites like F-NW, Alienware, Maingear and Digital Storm offer overclocking options for their processors, as well as GPU's and memory. All I'm trying to say is, look at "Potential" of an overclocked system vs the latest and greatest bleeding edge. VALUE is key. This is by far the most bang for your buck I have ever seen. If you like to play at higher resolutions, then just add another GPU for $500, and you're set.
4/5 from me, Yeah it's not the latest and greatest, but it's damned impressive.
Pros Do you sell to Canadian Customer and if yes, is your shipping prohibitive?
Interested as you have get the attention of cnet and that is not bad by itself.
Cons I am impress by what you are offering here and I guess this system will kick ass also with Win 7 64 bits? no word as how this system has perform under Win 7 RC or OEM that is start to be offered on the market soon.
Summary I am kind of puzzle about that posting and the explanation of cnet regarding the industry itself but from experience it is kind of true regarding how bad some of my past purchase with some brand that did not survive one month more then the warranty offered.
Until now I mostly build my owm PC or fix my problems myself by changing the motherboard myself on my last Gateway purchase, sytem was kind of very good outside weird lagging when you access the bios setup to change a setup no overclooking mind you as it was not available anyway on my system.
But I must admit I would probably not be able in a resonnable amount of time to be able to build a PC like you offer to your customer and that is why I am interested if you evey sell to Canadian Resident.
Pros Quick to take your money!
Quick to write emails telling you they will not assist.
Every email contains "We apologize for any inconvenience caused".
Cons Not helpful!
Most frustrating to deal with this company!
Refuse to provide supplier export documents.
Summary This company is quick to tell you that they do NOT do International shipping and that you need to arrange this yourself. What they do not tell you is that they will not attend to any legal documents allowing you to do International shipping. Without these documents, you cannot import your goods.
As required by law;
1. They refuse to insert their invoice into the parcel.
2. They refuse to stick a copy of the invoice on the cardboard box.
3. They refuse to complete the International Airway Bill.
4. They refuse to complete any customs paperwork.
5. Despite having a Fedex International Account and shipping is therefor entirely for our account, they even refused to call their local Fedex to collect the parcel.
Instead, they insist that you do this even though your are halfway around the world away from them!? You even have to supply them with a fully completed USA International Airway Bill papers - which documents are only available in the USA and not in your country.
This is the most unhelpful supplier imaginable!
Pros ok product but not worth customer service
Cons if you need a repair the customer service is so bad it makes it impossible. if you can finally get a repair they do it wrong!
Summary don't buy ANYTHING from ava direct