Since this is PC related, I felt it should go here.
I wanted to give everyone a heads up if they’re considering a PC purchase soon.
My current rig is going on 5 years old and is CPU bottlenecked (i7/6700k OC’d 4.5) and I was having PSU issues. So I decided to build my next 5 year comp.
I did a line by line comparison between a few companies, plus asked for some word of mouth reviews and CP came away as the best.
I placed my order with them on the 18th of January with a quoted lead time of 5-6 weeks. I paid via Paypal, so payment was held until they get to the building and ship phase. After 6 weeks, PP cant hold the payment anymore and CP wants payment via credit card. So I change my form of payment to that, which they immediately charge.
I get notice my PC is in the build phase, so I’m thinking it’ll ship in a few days. I email yesterday and ask about it and get the reply that they dont actually have all the parts and it could be 10-11+ weeks now because I’ve ordered a 3080 GPU. WTF???
Their site did explain a delay may be experienced due to covid and supply, but was 5-6 weeks. Now the bait and switch to 10-11+.
So buyer beware.