Pros The software bundle and tech support are probably the best part of this deal. Great for people with money to burn & no computer knowledge that want bragging rights.
Cons If you don't know enough about hardware to build your own computer for 1/3 the price, you won't be able to appreciate the machine anyways. If you want a boxed system with tech support, buy a Dell. If you want a screaming fast machine with the newest, fast
Summary Ok, this is the deal. I'm sitting hear in the middle of class going through all of these comments becuase I'm board out of my mind and I'm reading a bunch of bunk on the negative side. Now what I see is a bunch of people making comments about these computers and saying how good their homebuilt computers are and I can bet you my FNW computer that they've probably never owned one. I'll tell you this, my FNW Mach V was made to my specifications (within the product list of FNW, which is a very good one) and it's the best computer I've ever used in my life. I even tested out another brand of gaming computer at a local store and it didn't even compare. I want to hear what someone has to say that acctually owns one.
Pros Amazing service, quality, and design.
Cons Absolutely none
Summary The best PC I have ever owned. With a standard 3 year complete service warranty standard with your purchase, you can not go wrong.
Pros This is not a computer for the average illiterate. It's build for high end usage, intensive graphics applications and gaming. This is not a company that provides 24/7 tech support because if you don't know the basics of trouble shooting and how to determi
Cons The price is not for the faint of heart. But you can rest assured, you are getting the best of the best.
Pros Top Notch Parts. Amazing, Clean Design and Build, Liquid Cooled, QUIET AND FAST, Most amazing case I've ever seen. Friendly tech support. The custom case design is literally genius, and the inside of the case resembles a MAC in how easy and accessible it
Cons RAM choices were expensive for what you get, and not many High End choices, and all of them at only 1066. With this MOBO, a 1200 or 1600 choice would be much better.
The unit was Incorrectly assembled and a TON of hassle to fix: On first start, Windows
Summary When the system was created, they incorrectly installed the Optical drives (with regular SATA cables) into the SATA6.0 motherboard ports, and installed the Hard Drives (with SATA6.0 cables) into the regular SATA3.0 motherboard ports. Additionally, they incorrectly configured the storage devices SATA to IDE, rather than AHCI. This created all sorts of communication problems and stability issues, and corrupted Windows install several times.
This was only apparent after a detailed examination of the system, and after trying multiple re-installs of windows, running MEMTEST, re-installing the opticals, and finally, disconnecting all of the drives and re-configuring the MOBO and BIOS setup.
During this period from the time that I contacted Tech Support to the time that I figured out the problem, I had 3 calls that lasted around 2 to 3 hours, and many other hours of work on my own. TWICE, the tech person set up a time to call me back and never called me back, having to push the time forward.
Once again, once you get them on the phone, they're great tech support. However, you should NEVER have to wait for someone to call you who doesn't call you.
All in all, the computer is absolutely awesome now that it's working correctly, but the mistake in build, and the tech hassles ARE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE for a $7,500 system that is brand new. Will I buy from them again? Yes. I appreciate that they keep jobs in the US, and overall build is light years above all other custom companies.