I bought a asus motherboard from ocuk after speaking to baily he was very helpful when I got home the board didn't work properly so went back and spoke to baily and another member of staff both of them were very polite and helpful changing the board and even put my processor in it for me which they didn't have to do this is top notch service as far as im concerned and this is why I recommend ocuk to my friends thanks guys keep up the good work
Overclockers UK, it's an internet gem. I've been trading with them since 2007 and have never experienced a problem, my orders are delivered timely and packaged well ( Recently, they have even started including little packages of sweets, in with your order ).
The reason I'm writing this review is because last week my motherboard broke :( ,I was going to have to RMA it and until now, I had not RMA'ed a product. So, I called overclockers and explained my problem and was given the instructions on the phone and again by email. In fact, I would receive about 6 emails throughout the process, keeping me well informed, I knew exactly what was going on and the best part was still to come.
I expected to be waiting around 3-4 weeks before the RMA process would be complete but I waited just 6 days. That includes, at least one day in which they couldn't have done anything because my board was still in transit.
Also, the range and quantity of stock they hold is very good and current. They always have the latest and greatest hardware for me to buy :)
If I had to say a bad word about overclockers, it would be that before 2009 (estimate) the company used citylink for deliveries. I had one or two problems with those guys but overclockers must have got just as fed up with them as I did because currently they use DPD ( never had any problems ).
Simply an Excellent Experience, would urge people to give them a go, you will not be disappointed.
I used to be a loyal customer to OCUK as well for many years, spent a lot of money there and chose them over other suppliers even if OCUK was a bit more expensive...until yesterday.
I wanted to buy a few things of them which would've cost me £470+ at Overclockers which at pixmania I could buy for £392 (containing shipping fees!) so I thought, I'd give them a call to ask if they do price match, which they said they do (at this point I'd liek to stress it took them ages to get back to me and I had to chase them by keep calling them numerous times on my expense!) and finally they came back with a price match of £402 even if I pick the items up, they couldn't do any cheaper (what kind of price match is that?). I thought, ok, I live close enough, I'll pick the items up, that £10 doesn't matter that much. I went in, after waiting for ages, they brought out half of my order and told me that the price match was only for 2 of the items and not 4 which I originally wanted. They said the best they can do is £440. I wanted to build my comp this weekend and now, just because they couldn't be bothered to check the links I've sent to them for the price match, I don't have anything (as I'm not going to buy the 2 items for £40+). So now, I've ordered my items of pixmania. Ebuyer is good as well, DO AVOID Overclockers, they are rubbish and their prices aren't good either anymore, just look around at other places, don't be loyal to them, as they don't give a s**t about you!!!! Sooner or later their true colours will show and you will regret being loyal to them!!!
I Have ordered from Overclockers for a couple of years now, wanted to buy myself a gaming PC, after looking around, I found OverclockersUK. Now being new to the Gaming PC market, I had a good idea of what to look for however no clue for gaming components, I signed up to their forums and asked for some help, within minutes I had a lot of people offering me help and telling me what I should be looking for. What surprised me even more is how active employees of OverclockersUK were on these forums, after a few posts, I was happy that the guys on the forums had come up with the ultimate system for the money and bought the components, now with DPD they give you an hour window of when it would be delivered, this is amazing as you can get this time, pretty early on in the morning and get on with your day knowing that you will not miss your delivery as long as you're home within that hour frame... Especially since I had enough time and posts on the forum to get the Next Day Delivery for free! Everything went without a hitch and I have now got the system I have wanted for a long time.
A little later down the line, I thought I would go back to the forums for some advice, so that I did... A couple of days later I had bought myself a new Logitech keyboard, which from my experience is a great company in terms of build quality so I had no worries about this new purchase, however after I had received the product, at 10 days old it had a dead LCD, so only being 10 days old, I contacted Logitech via email hoping for a quick response, however a week later, I had received nothing, so I logged onto the Overclockers forums and made a post in the Customer Support section, 6 minutes later I had a reply from 'Bailey' a member of OverclockersUK staff, who went the extra mile to help me with my problem and any questions I had, after they received the keyboard they confirmed it was faulty and dispatched another keyboard on next day delivery before the end of the working day.
OverclockersUK is a great place to buy PC Components and Peripherals from and I will never go elsewhere, the forum that they run over there is a great community who from personal experience are always there to help, whenever a friend of mine needs something that Overclockers sell, I always point them in that direction, and they themselves comment on how amazingly efficient the company is, everything runs like a well-oiled machine, and that's how it should be. I'd just like to extend my thanks to Bailey for guiding me through a process I've never had to go through before.
I like to keep it simple.
I was shipped a sound card which was in fact DOA. It happens. Promptly contacted ocuk via their forums and a helpful staff member by the name of Bailey put the card through RMA.
The whole process was very quick and efficient, I was shipped a replacement card in the same day :)
Definitely a company I would trust with my money again.
"Great Customer Service"
I have been using OCUK for the last year now after switching from one of their main rivals. Their level of customer service is what has won it for me. There may be a few £ difference between the big 4 companies out there, but as with all computer kit, it does go wrong and that is where you need the customer service levels to make sure you are dealt with efficiently.
OCUK have never failed and have a few times gone above and beyond to ensure their customers needs are met to the highest standards, even if it costs them £.
Add on top of that thier delivery partners (free for loyal forum members) and you have a winning combination.
Top marks for OCUK
Bought a bunch of things off them , perfect , everything was great , a few things werent needed as the wrong size, Refunded without any questions fast and quick.
One package was missing something , within the same day of emailing , the part was sent next day at there cost. You couldnt ask for better service.
Fast next day delivery with a company who give u a hour window so you dont have to wait in all day . What more can i say. Highly recommended.
i live in the channel islands and I've used overclockers now on a few occasions,and each time the shopping experience is the same excellent service.the web site is huge and its stocked to the brim,you could spend a few hours on there looking at all there wares,and they all have there own picture,and a good description.the ordering is easy,and the order is normally dispatched with in a few hours.i pay for next day delivery and it is as promised next day delivery service.totally brilliant service overclockers.
I recently built a PC, a got most of my parts from Amazon, and the rest from Overclockers.
Amazons delivery was unreliable and disappointing, Overclockers got everything correct and perfectly timed.
Always competitive and with the weekly deals there is always a bargain to pick up.
The main reason I use them is the customer service. The Bailey and the guys at OCUK bend over backwards to make sure what ever your problem, they help in some way.
15+ years of using them and still they offer top quality service.
The best computer company in the business.
I've been using OCUK sine I was 15, 6 years later now and I've never had a single bad incident. Items arrive on time, every time.
Customer service is superb; if you use the forums you will almost always get a response within 2 hours, never mind waiting a day or two, that's for days gone by.
Often unbeaten on price when I check other companies, one of the main factors of why I stick with OCUK.
It's worth noting that they tend to only stock quality items, I've never had an issue with anything breaking and the reviews on the site are usually very accurate.
I've hand built 2 systems and maintained and upgraded parts etc, all from OCUK, due to this I've ordered a large range of their items including peripherals and monitors.
Orders are sent via DPD and are well packed and looked after I have found, packing tends to be much less wasteful than other notable companies (Amazon, although I thank them for the amount of packaging as I'll use it, it's madness how much they send!)
Oh, and I love the little complimentary sweet bags, it's like they know I have a sweet tooth!
I purchased a Western Digital Red 3TB NAS HDD from OcUK but unfortunately it was D.O.A. Possibly caused by bad handling during transit but it was packaged in thick layers of bubble wrap and a box, so no complaints about that.
Unfortunately these things happen, but its when things like this go wrong that you see what a company is really like in the customer service department.
So I posted a message on their Tech support forums and within a few hours I'd got an RMA reference from a polite chap called Bailey (forum name). So I sent the HDD back on next day delivery, and within the space of a few hours they'd tested it, confirmed it faulty, and had shipped a replacement the same day (all confirmed through emails)
The very next day the new HDD arrived safely and more importantly, working! So From receiving the RMA reference to receiving the new HDD was all done within 48 hours! So thanks for the polite and prompt service!
hey guys my story is a long one but to cut it all down got a pc start of year wasnt compatible with memory so i changed the memory and got new memory all from Overclockers but still not working so i sent the lot back got a refund and went for there build your own pc system thingy but a few technical errors occured with that order but the customer service was great with the help from the staff members in the end the staff members that helped me were Damien and Ashley from on the phone with there great customer service and got my pc in the end thanks to the OVERCLOCKERS TEAM! THANKS!
Due to a manufacturing issue with my motherboard I had to return it to Overclockers.
They sent it off to the manufacturer who then did not return it (or a replacement) to Overclockers to send to me on time.
Because of that Overclockers immediately offered to send me a (better) replacement motherboard using next day delivery.
That is the kind of after sales support that will keep me using them in the future. Brilliant!
I recently lost a small part from a Corsair Hydro H100i kit, namely one of the stand offs for the mounting bracket.
I contacted the customer services team to ask if I could buy a replacement kit. They were under no obligation to help me as this was all my own stupid fault.
OcUK sent me a replacement free of charge, I offered to cover the postage but the kindly refused.
You can't really ask for much more than that, thanks again!
I was unsure of the details to match a new compenent with my existing PC. The telephone guys were able to point me to the right prduct range. Then they recommended an appropriate product - which wasn't the most expensive etc. The new part is perfect fit and performs superbly.
The item was posted the same day and arrived in N.ireland the following day - less than 24hrs between enquiry and delivery, Thats unbeatable.
Oh, and I asked about returning the item as it was possible I was ordering a mis-matched part. i was reassured that there was no problem in that and I was able to order with complete confidence. Thank you OVERCLOCKERS.
I had troubles with a graphics card I ordered so I had to send it back, whilst I was waiting for a refund I ordered another card. When I received it the card was a slightly lesser card than the one I ordered and paid for. Not by much but the price difference was £40.
Overclockers offerd me a full refund, the £40 refunded or a couple if steam codes. I asked for the steam codes for two upcoming games which in total are worth £60 so I am more than happy. The graphics card I have is in fantastic condition even though it is a b grade and my problem was all sorted within a day.
I am more than happy!
After having an issue with a motherboard I bought 3 months ago, I wrote a post in the Overclockers forums and very quickly received help from the community on the forums and the customer service.
They were able to quickly set up a return order for the motherboard, in which they were going to send me a replacement. Fortunately I did not need to return the motherboard as due to the helpful advice I was able to fix the issue and my computer is now working fine.
Great customer support, community on forums, quick, and very helpful.
(also they send you haribo when you buy products from them, do I need to say more?)
Bought a 7970 Gigabyte Windforce X3 back in May 2012, it died a few days before I started Army basic training in October 2012. I didnt have the time to get it RMA'd and I constantly said I'll be doing it during the two leave periods I had but just never got the time to do it. If you've done basic training you know its hectic and when you get down time some things just dont make it. Anyway, I finally got to RMAing it and they found it was faulty, sent it back to Gigabyte.. I waited 7 working days and asked if they knew what was happening, they said it was still with Gigabyte but that they'd ship me one from their stock! Which is great, I doubt they have this as a policy though! Most happy with the process, was dreading my first RMA for something important in my PC and its been handled most professionally. If this is how RMA's go in the future then I can't complain at all and should I need it again I won't be worried at all. Thanks OCUK <3
Been using ocuk for a few years now and they are the best and most reliable retailers for computer parts in the united kingdom im my opinion. Only just recently i had to rma one or two items but the help and support of ocuk and in particular the rma fella 'Bailey' was superb. It really does fill you with confidence when you know you will be looked after. I've had some less than stellar experiences with other lesser known retailers in the UK recently so to get solid reliable service from ocuk means that sometimes its worth paying that little bit extra just for peace of mind.
Have been using ocuk for more than 6 years now not just for their good priced but mainly for their customer service which can never be faulted. I purchased a graphics card and it was way past the two weeks return policy and I was 2-3 months past past. However, the item did come from a faulty batch wihich resulted in very high temperatures at stock. At this point in time any other company would turn you down as you are over the return policy time line, but I still decided to go through with trying to get the problem resolved. Once asking for help a very nice and helpfully member of the team named James Bailey sorted it all out with no questions asked which I was very surprised! All he wanted was the order number and he had it replaced to me with a brand new card of my choice and the postage and package paid for. It was a very simple and. Quick process which he sorted out in seconds. He even mentioned packing the new replacement item himself ! A wonderfull character and this is why I stick to ocuk just for the shear fact of their customer service can not be beaten. Will be continuing shopping for many years to come!
Have no idea where to start, there's alot of good to say about this company. First of all would be the pre-sales customer service they offer, if you have a question about anything, regardless of how trivial it may be they will happily answer it and help you in depth. Then onto the process of actually ordering the goods, which is just as easy and painless and cheaper than 90% of their competitors, but even the ones who are cheaper offer nowhere near the same value for money. I've had two faults with both of my graphics cards and Overclockers instantly resolved the issues and replaced/refunded both of them without hesitation, with Bailey taking it upon himself to sort it all and keeping me up to date the entire way with both cards, showing me the replacements.
Overclockers are a worthwhile service that will earn your trust and loyalty with flawless service, a brilliant range of goods for fantastic prices. The competition would have to near enough give away their products to ever convince me to buy there.
Failed to make a Saturday delivery and refused to deal with a refund of the premium charge by email. Insisted I phone an 0870 number, the first call taking 10 minutes to be answered without resolution.
I shall never buy from this firm again.
05-Feb-13 Provided order number, as per request below, for the attention of James Bailey, using the company's webnote system to be fobbed off again by someone else, dismissing the information, as that person was "not aware of any Trust Pilot comments" and presumably that person is either uninterested or untrained in terms of what he needed to do.
11-Feb-13 A very helpful intervention by James Bailey and a refund processed. A satisfactory outcome to a frustrating experience and I would still assert that any company has no business using a 0870 premium phone line to inhibit the resolution of shortcomings of thier own making
Recently bought a sapphire 7970 OC Boost edition from Ocuk, unfortunately and through no fault of their own i had to DSR the product.
Sent it back first thing Wednesday morning via special delivery, it arrived back at Ocuk at 10am this morning.
In the background of all this was bailey, a employee of Ocuk, who was unbelievable helpful and understanding with my constant questions regarding the DSR process.
I wanted to order another 7970 for delivery tomorrow as i work most nights including weekends, so finding the time to be at home and seeing as Ocuk are very busy with delivery and returns i thought the chances would be next to impossible :(
>>STEP IN BAILEY!
After being so helpful previously i didn't think there was much else he could do, how wrong i was!
He took it upon himself to go Find my returned card which was awaiting processing, and arrange for me to get a refund straight away :)
I now have a GIgabyte 7970 GHZ Edition(for the cheapest price by far i might add!) on order and the best of all......
It'll be in my hands tomorrow.
A huge thanks to overclockers uk and especially bailey.
I wouldn't shop anywhere else.
I purchased a OCZ Vertex 2E 60gb SSD Hard Drive, back in September 2012 however around 22/1/13 this ceased funtioning, when I got a spare few minutes away from work I posted it off on 28/1/13 for testing, Overclockers found the fault, and replaced it with a unit that costs 2x the price of the one I sent back. My shiny new Hard Drive arrived with me 31/1/13
Fast and impressive service.
I dealt with Bailey via the Overclockers Forum prior and post RMA process. A nice friendly helpful chap indeed.
It's a shame I can only select 5 stars instead of 10.
I certainly would recommend Overclockers to anyone looking to purchase Computer Hardware etc.
Ordered a Seasonic PSU, and DDR3 memory from them and was delivered on the day I chose. There was a problem as the PSU blew after half an hour but Overclockers can't be blamed for that. I didn't want a Seasonic again so asked for a refund to which Joseph agreed. They've received my RMA and I ordered an Enermax Platimax 850W instead and due to stock issues it didn't arrive the afternoon I expected it. That same afternoon 5UB as he is known on the forums offered me the 1000W version instead AT NO EXTRA COST and arranged for it be delivered the following day! Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Communication via email/webnote and the forum has been quick and helpful. Highly recommended!
P.S Free pack of Haribos too :p
Whenever I have a problem Overclockers are quick to help, especially the customer support section of the forums. They're always friendly and do their best to solve your problem.
Prices are decent and shipping is usually quick. I often even get a little bag of Haribo with my purchases which is just really sweet. :)
Overclockers are really the only place I consider when thinking of buying a PC component, I always go to them first and they always have what I'm looking for at a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
I've been through most companies, NovaTech, Ebuyer, Scan, LambdaTek, etc and I must say that I rate ocuk quite highly.
Overclockers have always been good to me, they have always impressed me with their service. I have to admit, it is a tad pricier than most players and it can get annoying when you see somewhere else offer it £15-20 cheaper but I always go with ocuk because I trust them. Would be great to see some price changes to match the market.
Bought several items a few years back (I'd say around 5-6 now), g15, g600, a good core duo system bundle and sapphire graphics card plus some edifier speakers. Never, ever had to return a single item. They are still working today, I pushed them onto my cousin after upgrading my whole desk.
About two weeks ago, bought myself some MMX 300s. Not had any issues yet, courier was on time.
One thing I rate highly as well, they don't effing spam you with mail every few hours! They do it once or twice every few days with awesome offers.
Will always recommend them.
I've been an OCUK customer for many years now & have built several PC's for myself & friends from parts purchased there. I've always managed to get exactly the right advice needed from the forums whenever I've asked for it, and on the few occasions that I've had to deal with returns the service has been amazingly prompt & efficient. Free delivery for loyal customers is just the nice icing to a sweet cake :)
5 stars no problem.
I have been a long term customer of ocuk until recent experiences have made me take my business for high value items elsewhere. It started with a custom blade system which i spent in excess of 5K on, it had quite a few technical problems which to be fair ocuk did go out there way to resolve over a period of a few weeks, eventually the whole system had to be shipped back after a week it came back to me and when i opened i found that the case was badly scratched and inside the motherboard chip heat sink had been damaged by a screwdriver and one of the rads was loose which resulted in it rattling around inside and damaging things further, i was told it was the couriers fault??!! How the courier could cause damage inside the case is beyond me. In the end i opted for a refund on the system.
Fast forward 4 months i decided to put my trust in them once again and ordered an overclocked X79 bundle inside a ocuk techlabs v12 watercooled case, i then ordered the parts for watercooling my gpu's when the system arrived so basically gave them another 2.5k in business. When it arrived it all looked good, checked all the blocks etc for gpu's then started, on trying to take off the cpu block they had installed i found they had not used the washers between the springs and the block this resulted in the springs digging into the blocks recess and chipping the plexi block and spring ends. When i contacted them about this and asked if they could get me new springs i was offered no apology just told by a rep named bailey to contact xspc to see if they could help me. I could not believe that reply in the end i got a new block from specialtech and learned a very expensive lesson.
I would like to point out that their rep steven (5UB) was a very helpful individual who always tried his best to sort things, it is just a shame the management does not take a few tips from him.
Mark Thomas found this review useful
Been using ocuk for a few years now.
Only had to faulty items, 1 was a gtx 670 that developed a noisy fan after a few weeks, this was replaced.
And much more recent i had a few dodgy racing wheels to use with pc, replacements was offered and delivered in a heartbeat which meant my gaming did'nt suffer.
After nearly a month of issues with the wheel ocuk have offered a full refund.
Throughout the whole proccess there forum/phone customer services was top notch with no issues that would make me a customer unhappy.
We all get faulty things here and there but its the place that we buy these faulty things from that can make our life good or bad when we try to return and then they lose custom and usually internet trashed on a forum if there bad.
Thought i'd add this review as it is deserved that ocuk get some acknowledgment for there great customer service on the 2 times i've had to use there returns department
After a few more dealings i managed to get something i wanted, The proccess i thought was second to none, the cs guy i was dealing with via forum was a very nice and helpfull man who has given his customer some great satisfaction in my order :)
Top marks for ocuk's forum help, i see another member Name "Bailey ", he was allso my cs agent and a very good one indeed, he was'nt sloppy or unhelpfull in any ype of way, the man from delmonte says yes :)
never had a problem with ocuk amazing business nice staff amazing products and local for me to drive to excellent location , i will never stop using ocuk as there delivery is so reliable and fast and you cant be the price,
the website is all so very easy to use and user friendly allways find what im looking for and when i have a budget its easy to search by price.
ocuk for life from alex withington
Been buying at OcUK for over 6 months now and they service is fantastic. They have a wide variety of products and even if they aren't always the cheapest you know that if you phone up you won't be greeted by some derp dressed like a monkey! Customer services is fantastic and so is the next day free delivery!
I have been looking at buying a good gaming setup and i looked on most of the sites and i found Overclockers.
I joind the forum and I was specd a very good gaming set up , there is so much info and help, you know you are in safe hands.
My orders were sent very fast and everything was correct, if you need help with anything, you can contact Overclockers in most ways, even on the forum for help, and to me that is a big bonus!!
All in all, I am very happy with the service I have recived, and i know i will be buying from them again soon. It is a one stop shop for your pc needs.
We have bought several systems from Overclockers over the years. They give the best products at the best prices. Sound advise always available and I absolutely trust them to sort things out if anything goes wrong.
Lawrie Noctor found this review useful
As is usual with dealing with OCUK, they have so much stock its hard to make educated choices. Being an active member on the OCUK forum I thought I'd ask some questions about upgrading to a 27" Ultra high res monitor. James Bailey was one of the first to post up in my thread telling me how good these DGM screens were.
I decided on purchasing one and it just so happened to be on B grade offer which was heavily discounted. Another trip to the forum for a bit of research on these B grade ones and i took the leap.
Sadly I had a small issue with the screen and decided to RMA it to see what could be done, James talked me through the whole process via MSN chat.
After bringing the screen back to OCUK HQ, James tested it for over an hour and found the PSU to be faulty. This was then swapped and I had my new screen back in full working order.
As always with OCUK, the customer service is faultless and the way they process RMA requests is second to none. Not many places go teh extra mile like OCUK and its no wonder, year on year they expand!!
Credit where credit is due and James at OCUk definately steps up to the mark and makes you feel special!!!
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