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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Arma III Server"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

We are looking to maybe get up to 60 players, not many more play on wasteland.

Comment reply on lolzy454's Completed Build: $550 budget gaming build

  • 59 months ago
  • 6 points

Cable management bro.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Now what about my suggestion for when looking for video cards. An option to filter for the type of RAM in video cards, i.e. DDR3 or DDR5?

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

AWESOME, I never noticed that. Thanks. DEE DEE DEE :-)

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, give us the ability to filter out mail in rebates. I do use them but there are times I would just like to filter out the mail in rebates. Not to where the product will not show up, but to where it sorts the products according to what you will pay.

For instance, if I were to search for power supplies. I then get a list of them, and then I click for them to be listed from lowest to highest price. Many time I end up getting several items that populate the top of the list, and are listed as having very low prices. However, I click on them only to find out that most of the reason the price is low is because of a rebate.

I still want these items to show up in my list, but show up in the order according the the actual up front cost.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

The only thing I can think of to add is while looking for video cards. You should include an option to filter for the TYPE of ram i.e. DDR3 or DDR5 when searching for video cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Major Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I for one loved the new look once I came to the page today. Being able to reorder build pics is awesome, as I want them show up in the order of the build. Before, I had to load my images one at a time to get them in the order I wanted them.

I have not delved more into the site yet, but I always thought the old look was kind of generic. However, usability I am sure was priority. It just looks more clean now and less clunky. Thank you so much.

To all those that are complaining, the site is free to use. I am surprised that a site such as this that offers a tremendous tool for PC builders does not charge a membership fee. However, I would only be willing to pay maybe $20 a year.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a SLEEK case."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is perfect. Thanks brother.

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Customer Home Office Work PC

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a detailed invoice that I make up on Excel then I convert it to PDF to send the customer. I specify everything on there. I usually mark up each part by 5-10% then see where my profit is and compare that to the time it will take me to build. If I feel that the price is too high I have a "discount" box to deduct and the total is at the bottom. I also DO only take payment in advance as I do not have the funds to buy ahead of time and that is also made clear on the invoice.

I showed this guy most of the parts before ordering them but I guess he did not pay much attention.

What I cannot fathom is this, the speaker quality and "crispness" of the monitor is very much subjective. I mean yeah we know there are probably some monitors that have very high quality speakers in them but they come at a cost. He only paid what $130 for this monitor.

Here is another thing he argued with me that there is no way a DVI can produce a better picture than HDMI and was avid about having HDMI instead. So I got him HDMI. When he complained how the picture was not as "crisp" as he expected I suggested lets hook up with a DVI instead. He then kind of got a little krass with me.

He text me today as well and was wanting to know why he has to activate MS Office and why he only has 28 days of use before that. I said, "well, you did not pay for MS Office so you got a trial version like most everybody". I only charge $50 for it to cover my volume license but yet that was too much for him. He said, "it should be included".

So in the end, I am going to get a bogus PK for MS Office and be done with it.

OHHHHHH and get this, when I suggested he reboot his modem in order to regain connection he argued with me that since all his other devices work fine then the problem is not with the router/modem it has to be with the PCs wireless adapter. GUESS WHAT? He text me this morning saying he turned off his router/modem and turned it back on and the PC connected just fine. Then when I said, "that is what I suggested", he replies, "Nooooo you said to reboot it not power it off....." >.................yes I know, but I kept quiet.

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Customer Home Office Work PC

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

To answer your question, yes this was the main reason I went with this MOBO. That and it was on sale for $62 and came with a $20 mail in rebate offer.

Get this the customer is now complaining about the antenna that attaches to the PC. He told me, "It just does not make any sense I asked for an internal built in wi-fi adapter and you got me one that has an antenna. Why can my phone, my Comcast router, my _, _, _, etc all have internal antennas but this does not."

Then he said there was scratch on the monitor and that "...since we are going to replace the monitor anyways I want an upgrade but I do not want to pay anymore money. I want one that has a more clear crisp picture and better sounding speakers built in...". ERRRRRRRRRRR This guy is making me hate doing this.

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Customer Home Office Work PC

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry dude. This customer has been a HUGE headache for me. I really do appreciate your advice I do as I am not a know it all and I try not to pretend that I do.

He just called me up and even complained that there is an external antenna for the wireless adapter on the MOBO. He was telling me that it does not make sense, "my phone, my router, my etc all do not have external antennas why did you get me a motherboard that has one?"

By the way, I am NOT an IT person. He is not able to connect to his wireless network with the MOBO. It worked fine when I left and now it is telling him "Problem with wireless adapter or access point". I tried all the easy quick fixes with no avail, any advice?

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Customer Home Office Work PC

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Read my reply to MikiTheMagic above. :-)

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Customer Home Office Work PC

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

I built it to be upgradable to a gaming rig. So I went with a Z87 MOBO since it was on the cheap for only $62.00 plus a $20 mail in rebate. Plus no need to upgrade later to better handle a K chip.

The guy was very picky as well. Look I agree with you because these options cut into my profit big time.

He did not want to have a wireless card added on, he wanted wi-fi integrated AND Bluetooth as well.

So I paid less than what you suggested on the following: MOBO($62), RAM($67.99), HDD($39.99), SSD($60.14), PSU ($24.99 becasue of $20 mail in), BluRay Rom ($34.99), and Monitor ($119).

He did not want ANY wired keyboards or mice, wireless only. Hell, the guy wanted a wireless monitor for goodness sake. Oh and he HAD TO HAVE built in speakers in the monitor. He then complains about how crappy they sound and told me there is no reason they should NOT sound better.

I also use nothing BUT Corsair PSUs for the time being. Until another manufacturer can prove they build as good as quality I will not go away from Corsair. I have had too many other brands fail and or fry stuff.

Also the guy wanted an all in one but wanted to be able to just simply upgrade later. I said to him that would be near to impossible that all in ones use a lot of laptop parts.

He thought the case I git him was TOO BIG. I said we could go smaller but he would lose on a lot of ability for upgrades. The case I got, like I said in my description, was a very nice case. I would have preferred to buy an ATX mid-tower save some money and have a better case. But, I was thoroughly impressed with this case. It was easier to build in than some other larger cases I have used.

Your build was for $806, I built the one I did for $677 because of deals and mail in rebates. So I know what I am doing. I do appreciate the advice though, and good looking out.

In the end, worst customer so far. He wanted the "latest and greatest" Windows, so I told him good we will go with Windows 7 then. He then informed there is no way Win7 is better than 8. I said, well do you want a toucscreen monitor? He said No, that he did not want people putting their grubby fingers on his monitor. I then said that he definitely did not want to go with 8 as it is more for a touch screen interface. He refused to go with Win7 so installed 8.

The next day he inquires where the crap is MS Office, I said you did not specify you wanted Office. He then said what good is a PC without office? I thought plenty but said I would come back and install Office free of charge. He then waits until the middle of installing office to then point out how he cannot use many of the apps because they require you to "swipe" the screen. I showed him how to get around that by simply clicking the content on the edges of the screen. Well, he swore there was more content that could not be seen. SOOOOOOOO Win7 it is now. He thought it was just a simple flick of a switch to make his machine a Win7 one. SOOOOO I then stopped the Office instal wiped the HDD and SSD and started ALLL over from scratch. Another 3 hours of installing OS, and drivers and changing the BIOS, and installing all other software AGAIN.

THEN we had a discussion about Acrobat Adobe. He said he want Adobe Reader so he could edit, create and what not PDFs. I said well we can go to Acrobats website when we finish and see what it will cost you. He then says "NO, I don't want Acrobat their PDF software sucks, I want Adobe." I then explain how Acrobat is the company behind the software Adobe. He then fervently disagreed with me and questioned my abilities of being a PC builder.

I then informed him that I never have claimed to be a software guy, I build computers I am only doing software for you as a favor. I build the PCs I make sure BIOSs are correct and install an OS SOMETIMES Office as well that is it. My company's website states that and so on. I am a hardware guy that is all I claim to be that is all I really do.

Besides this is more of hobby that I figured I could make some money on the side doing. I enjoy building PCs, I do not charge much over the cost of parts for my builds. I make generally $100 MAYBE $200 a build.

Needless to say this customer made me.............

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Customer Home Office Work PC

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Read my reply to MikiTheMagic above. :-)

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Pretty Ricky - For a Customer

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I had "an old Dell" just 4 years old and it was the highest end Dell you could get then. I could not web browse and have MS Word running at the same time. Point is it bogged down with not much going on. That PC is why I got into building my own, then led to me building for others, to now I have a small business.

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: My First Build: Just the Basics

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I have actually cracked this one open twice to flip the PSU around to face the fan down, then again to do a better job on the cable management. Therefore, it looks much cleaner now, but I need to take more pics of how it looks now.

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Pretty Ricky - For a Customer

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL, true. He is a gamer, but could not afford that yet and he wanted something pretty I.E. "Pretty Ricky" being the name of the RIG. So we got him sort of a start. Like I said I would have preferred a better MOB in order to build off of later. Still for $350 you can't beat that.

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: Pretty Ricky - For a Customer

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

PICs are up now. It is nothing amazing, this customer just wanted a functional PC for going to school online, surfing the web, etc. I only wished they could have paid a little more so I could have put in a better MOB.

Comment reply on JayzTwoCents's Saved Part List: My Custom Build

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. However, I do not see the case listed?

Comment reply on GZUS96's Completed Build: My First Build: Just the Basics

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering about that. I watched other builds and everybody was putting the PSU fan on the bottom. It just seemed that it was supposed to be on top, as putting it down makes the PSU look as if it is upside down.

Is there any harm? I mean do I need to switch it around right now, or can I wait until next time I am tinkering with it?

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