If you’re into PC gaming, it seems like everyone these days has a custom built rig. Even the suggestion that you purchase a pre-built box can cause people to ridicule you in the gaming world.
Building a PC today is actually an incredibly simple process. The parts fit together almost like lego pieces (even easier, in some instances; some of those larger-box lego instructions were incredibly confusing!) and everything comes with incredibly detailed instruction manuals. That being said, there are still a lot of people who are hesitant and squeamish about building their own. What if you bend one of the CPU pins? What if you break a PCI slot trying to install a graphics card? etc…etc.. While anyone can learn to build a PC, it’s understandable that some are a bit nervous when it comes to putting one together.
Overclocking is another thing that people are a bit shy of. While a bit more complicated, this is something else that people will struggle with due to the risks you run of destroying a PC part. Overclocking does, however, offer undeniable benefits. It’s essentially free additional performance out of parts you already purchased. And then there’s the whole idea of delidding a CPU…
Who am I? Why am I qualified to build your PC?
I’m one of the first individuals to ever make a living off of live-streaming PC games on the internet. I first started streaming on an E-6750 box I put together several years ago.
I’ve built and owned my own PCs that I use every day to stream for the past 2 years. I’ve also got a great interest in technology and I keep up with the current PC builds and parts. I’ve put together dozens of systems for different people, from pro gamers to college students looking for a cheap rig for school.
Who should use this service?
Honestly, no one! There are a great number of amazing online resources you can use to learn how to put together a PC. There are also a number of websites available online to consult when it comes to picking out parts as well.
Sometimes, gathering and synthesizing all of this information can be daunting. If you’re someone who’s interested in having a custom-built PC, but you’re too afraid or don’t want to dedicate the necessary time to do it yourself, I can (for a small charge) put it together and overclock it for you.
What about other third party services that offer customized, pre-built PCs?
I wrote an article describing some of the problems with those sites, and I recommend not using them.
What is included in my service?
If you’re interested in having me put together a PC for you but you’re not sure where to start, I will help you pick out the parts you’re interested in (based on what your needs are), have you ship the parts to my house, assemble and overclock your system (will require some time since I need to stress the OC for stability), then ship the completed build to your house. I’ll stream the entire construction and overclocking process. I’ll also sign or autograph anything you specify, if you’re a fan of me for my streaming/gaming achievements.
Is there a warranty? What if something is destroyed or breaks?
If I break anything or destroy your system, I’ll cover any and all associated charges. I’ll also provide tech support via e-mail or Skype if you have problems after the computer’s been shipped to your house. If a part malfunctions after it’s been shipped and there is a hardware problem, I can assist you with the RMA process if you need help.
How much does this cost?
15% of the price of all of the parts (pre-tax) with you covering the shipping to/from my house.
My contact information:
If this is something you’re interested in, e-mail me at Steven.Bonnell.II@GMail.com with “custom PC” somewhere in the subject and I’ll respond back to you so we can get started! Please include the following information for the fastest response:
1) What is your budget? How much are you able to spend, and how much would you prefer to spend?
2) What exactly are you going to need your computer for? 3D modeling? Gaming? What kind of games?