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Windows 7: Advertising Computer Building

27 May 2014   #1
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Advertising Computer Building

Hey all!

So recently, I've had about 4-5 people approach me about building them computers. I was wondering what the best way to advertise, at least to start out with, would be. I'd love to get a site up, but I'm not as experienced with site building as I'd have to be to get what I'd want accomplished. Would maybe a Word doc acting as a "flyer" be a good idea, or do you guys have any better ideas?

Also, I was wondering what would be a fair price to sell these parts to, while still making at least a slight profit.

Intel Core i5-4670K CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2133 RAM
Segate Constellation ES 1TB HDD
Corsair 500R White ATX Case
Corsair CX 600W Semi-Modular PSU
Lite-On DVD Drive

These parts, before tax, are in the around 650 USD range to purchase. Would 700-750 be a fair price to ask for building?

Thanks guys!
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27 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

If it is a gaming pc, I charge for the parts plus $100 labor. If it involves water cooling, its $150.

If its a simple computer, its $50
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28 May 2014   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd think it would also depend on what, if any, warranty you give on your build. A Guy
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28 May 2014   #4
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I'd think it would also depend on what, if any, warranty you give on your build. A Guy
I was thinking around a 2-3 year warranty for maintenance and upkeep. If there is a part failure, I was thinking of charging 25-75 in labor, depending on the part.
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28 May 2014   #5

 

Unless you really need the money keep well clear, the second you touch a pc every problem from that point is caused by something you haved done, punters are a nightmare so if you can give the idea a miss.
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28 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Ya, I do not give warranties on my builds. That is for the manufacturer. I do stability tests before giving it to them, making sure all hardware is good. People will just complain about windows being slow etc. When its 99% of the time caused by them.

They will call me up and be like my pc is running slow.

Ill say, did it do that when I gave it to you?

Then they will say no.

Then I will say, well then it is something you did.

I'll then charge them to fix it. Almost always malware.

I have repeat business, so far no one is getting butt hurt about it, and I don't get screamed at. They know where to go if they have issues.
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28 May 2014   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Ya, I do not give warranties on my builds. That is for the manufacturer. I do stability tests before giving it to them, making sure all hardware is good. People will just complain about windows being slow etc. When its 99% of the time caused by them.

They will call me up and be like my pc is running slow.

Ill say, did it do that when I gave it to you?

Then they will say no.

Then I will say, well then it is something you did.

I'll then charge them to fix it. Almost always malware.

I have repeat business, so far no one is getting butt hurt about it, and I don't get screamed at. They know where to go if they have issues.


A Guy
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31 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I wouldn't even start! not only can companies get parts cheaper they also slap on less on labour.

im a system builder on a hobbiest level and build a fair few in a year for people.. and its a nightmare! any slight niggle and issue people are in contact.. "whys it doing this,what that, why is the sky blue"

admittedly I mainly charge for parts and then some beer, or a cheeky £20.. but its still a pain in the bum.

I mainly just build for mates or friends of friends now.. as it got so bad I had people bringing me computers ect while I was at work ( I manage a hardware shop) and thinking id fix it there and then during my normal job =/
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31 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Unless you really need the money keep well clear, the second you touch a pc every problem from that point is caused by something you haved done, punters are a nightmare so if you can give the idea a miss.
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31 May 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
I wouldn't even start! not only can companies get parts cheaper they also slap on less on labour.

im a system builder on a hobbiest level and build a fair few in a year for people.. and its a nightmare! any slight niggle and issue people are in contact.. "whys it doing this,what that, why is the sky blue"

admittedly I mainly charge for parts and then some beer, or a cheeky £20.. but its still a pain in the bum.

I mainly just build for mates or friends of friends now.. as it got so bad I had people bringing me computers ect while I was at work ( I manage a hardware shop) and thinking id fix it there and then during my normal job =/
Wow that is ridiculous.
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