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r3loAded

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    r3loAded got a reaction from Meganter in White and Orange - custom build   
    Hey gents, long time no see. 
     
    I haven't posted in a while. I change my cases quite often but this time I tried a new theme and thought I would share it with you all.
     
    Bare in mind the PC specs are more than enough for me and don't feel the need to upgrade and stays as it is.
     
    Specs:
    Ryzen 7 2700x (brand new off facebook marketplace - £100)
    GTX 1080 Founders Edition with Arctic Accelero Xtreme III (GPU used off facebook marketplace - £230 - cooler brand new online - £50)
    Asus B450 F Strix (used off eBay - £85)
    Thermaltake ToughRam 16GB 3200MHz (brand new online - £74)
    Corsair H100i Platinum (brand new off facebook marketplace - £50)
    Corsair RM850x White (brand new off facebook marketplace - £50)
    Corsair 275r Airflow (brand new online - £68)
    Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (free off a friend)
    Fractal Design GP-12 Whiteout x 6 (brand new online - £58 all)
    Cable extensions (brand new online - £30)
     
    Total cost - £795
     
    Custom bits:
     
    All 6 fans - blades painted in orange
    Accelero Xtreme III - painted in white
    Corsair AIO - pump painted in white
    RAM - top part painted in orange





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    r3loAded got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in White and Orange - custom build   
    Hey gents, long time no see. 
     
    I haven't posted in a while. I change my cases quite often but this time I tried a new theme and thought I would share it with you all.
     
    Bare in mind the PC specs are more than enough for me and don't feel the need to upgrade and stays as it is.
     
    Specs:
    Ryzen 7 2700x (brand new off facebook marketplace - £100)
    GTX 1080 Founders Edition with Arctic Accelero Xtreme III (GPU used off facebook marketplace - £230 - cooler brand new online - £50)
    Asus B450 F Strix (used off eBay - £85)
    Thermaltake ToughRam 16GB 3200MHz (brand new online - £74)
    Corsair H100i Platinum (brand new off facebook marketplace - £50)
    Corsair RM850x White (brand new off facebook marketplace - £50)
    Corsair 275r Airflow (brand new online - £68)
    Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (free off a friend)
    Fractal Design GP-12 Whiteout x 6 (brand new online - £58 all)
    Cable extensions (brand new online - £30)
     
    Total cost - £795
     
    Custom bits:
     
    All 6 fans - blades painted in orange
    Accelero Xtreme III - painted in white
    Corsair AIO - pump painted in white
    RAM - top part painted in orange





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    r3loAded got a reaction from Anthony_95 in White and Orange - custom build   
    Hey gents, long time no see. 
     
    I haven't posted in a while. I change my cases quite often but this time I tried a new theme and thought I would share it with you all.
     
    Bare in mind the PC specs are more than enough for me and don't feel the need to upgrade and stays as it is.
     
    Specs:
    Ryzen 7 2700x (brand new off facebook marketplace - £100)
    GTX 1080 Founders Edition with Arctic Accelero Xtreme III (GPU used off facebook marketplace - £230 - cooler brand new online - £50)
    Asus B450 F Strix (used off eBay - £85)
    Thermaltake ToughRam 16GB 3200MHz (brand new online - £74)
    Corsair H100i Platinum (brand new off facebook marketplace - £50)
    Corsair RM850x White (brand new off facebook marketplace - £50)
    Corsair 275r Airflow (brand new online - £68)
    Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (free off a friend)
    Fractal Design GP-12 Whiteout x 6 (brand new online - £58 all)
    Cable extensions (brand new online - £30)
     
    Total cost - £795
     
    Custom bits:
     
    All 6 fans - blades painted in orange
    Accelero Xtreme III - painted in white
    Corsair AIO - pump painted in white
    RAM - top part painted in orange





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    r3loAded got a reaction from mrchow19910319 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    no introduction necessary, will let the pictures to speak for themselves
     
    ""upgraded"" from Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
     
    Sold the ROG for £350 and bought the X34A for £550 (pre-owned of course).





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    r3loAded got a reaction from GDRRiley in PC Building Buisness?   
    Let's agree to disagree
     
    Indeed the market is kind of saturated but it does depends the area as well.
     
    I've started this as a side business (and still is) last year in January and I've sold over 100 gaming PCs ranging from £200 up to £1200. All my PCs were using 95% pre-owned components. At start there was no receipt or warranty provided but as I've seen that people were asking about warranty and receipt I enrolled in the self-employed program in order to provide receipts and pay taxes for my hobby income (yes in UK there is such thing).
     
    True, it's not a full time job for me and I couldn't make a living out of this but it does add up to my monthly income on average £200. But for me is a hobby and then a business.
     
    As I said all my computers contain 95% pre-owned components and I do negotiate a lot for each one. I am not greedy and try to provide the best deals in my area. Not selling on ebay as their 8% fees + 3.4%+20p fees for paypal would mean that I'll be left without profit. Also it would be difficult (expensive) for me to provide warranty hundred of miles away.
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    r3loAded got a reaction from Edwardk326 in PC Building Buisness?   
    Let's agree to disagree
     
    Indeed the market is kind of saturated but it does depends the area as well.
     
    I've started this as a side business (and still is) last year in January and I've sold over 100 gaming PCs ranging from £200 up to £1200. All my PCs were using 95% pre-owned components. At start there was no receipt or warranty provided but as I've seen that people were asking about warranty and receipt I enrolled in the self-employed program in order to provide receipts and pay taxes for my hobby income (yes in UK there is such thing).
     
    True, it's not a full time job for me and I couldn't make a living out of this but it does add up to my monthly income on average £200. But for me is a hobby and then a business.
     
    As I said all my computers contain 95% pre-owned components and I do negotiate a lot for each one. I am not greedy and try to provide the best deals in my area. Not selling on ebay as their 8% fees + 3.4%+20p fees for paypal would mean that I'll be left without profit. Also it would be difficult (expensive) for me to provide warranty hundred of miles away.
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    r3loAded reacted to Radium_Angel in PC Building Buisness?   
    I had set up a commercial account with some wholesalers, and got net+90 (basically, 3 months to pay the bill) for the parts, allowing me to order, build, and get paid by the client, before I had to pay the wholesaler. So it worked out well that way.
    Visit every event you can find around you, giant yard sales, city-sponsored events (they love people like this) etc etc etc.
    In under 5 years, I had orders for 100,000$ for *very* large scale businesses, and a cult following who only dealt with me.
     
    It was all about the quality, custom building, and rapid service.
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    r3loAded reacted to cluelessgenius in PC Building Buisness?   
    i sell custom builds about 3-4 times a year and only do it as a hobby and only charge cost of material and only sell to people i know that know at least a little bit about pcs. what may people dont think about is that the more you sell the more support youll need to do especially if the buyer has no knowledge about pcs what so ever. 
    i made the mistake once building a machine for a family that was somehow relatives of a buddy of mine and within the 1st year i had to go over there 6 times to do basically nothing because of problems i wasnt able to reproduce when i was there. i would not recommend it.
    also i sell them for cost of material because i do it as a favor to them and found if i were to charge them extra on top it would just be cheaper to get a prebuild. because i only use brand name products and oems well lets not get into that.
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    r3loAded got a reaction from seee the state im in nooow in PC Building Buisness?   
    Example of upfront investment

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    r3loAded got a reaction from BarackOBatman in PC Building Buisness?   
    If it's local then word to mouth is the best thing but that grows up in time. It takes a lot of time. That's why I chose to do upfront builds, risking my money and hoping to get my money back and maybe something on top.
     
    Friendliness and having a chat with every possible customer helps as well.
     
    It would be very hard to make a living out of this so don't aim for that at this point.
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    r3loAded got a reaction from asus killer in PC Building Buisness?   
    Let's agree to disagree
     
    Indeed the market is kind of saturated but it does depends the area as well.
     
    I've started this as a side business (and still is) last year in January and I've sold over 100 gaming PCs ranging from £200 up to £1200. All my PCs were using 95% pre-owned components. At start there was no receipt or warranty provided but as I've seen that people were asking about warranty and receipt I enrolled in the self-employed program in order to provide receipts and pay taxes for my hobby income (yes in UK there is such thing).
     
    True, it's not a full time job for me and I couldn't make a living out of this but it does add up to my monthly income on average £200. But for me is a hobby and then a business.
     
    As I said all my computers contain 95% pre-owned components and I do negotiate a lot for each one. I am not greedy and try to provide the best deals in my area. Not selling on ebay as their 8% fees + 3.4%+20p fees for paypal would mean that I'll be left without profit. Also it would be difficult (expensive) for me to provide warranty hundred of miles away.
  12. Like
    r3loAded got a reaction from BarackOBatman in PC Building Buisness?   
    Let's agree to disagree
     
    Indeed the market is kind of saturated but it does depends the area as well.
     
    I've started this as a side business (and still is) last year in January and I've sold over 100 gaming PCs ranging from £200 up to £1200. All my PCs were using 95% pre-owned components. At start there was no receipt or warranty provided but as I've seen that people were asking about warranty and receipt I enrolled in the self-employed program in order to provide receipts and pay taxes for my hobby income (yes in UK there is such thing).
     
    True, it's not a full time job for me and I couldn't make a living out of this but it does add up to my monthly income on average £200. But for me is a hobby and then a business.
     
    As I said all my computers contain 95% pre-owned components and I do negotiate a lot for each one. I am not greedy and try to provide the best deals in my area. Not selling on ebay as their 8% fees + 3.4%+20p fees for paypal would mean that I'll be left without profit. Also it would be difficult (expensive) for me to provide warranty hundred of miles away.
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    r3loAded reacted to BarackOBatman in PC Building Buisness?   
    As a hobby, I have sold 10 PC's or so out of my house.
    Its pretty hard to compete with the likes of the system integrators such as Cyberpower PC and iBuyPower. Especially since they offer a "legitimate" warranty on their products and you can buy them at big stores, rather than some guy on the craigslist. Their prices are in some cases, hard to beat.
    I only use Ebay for individual components. The towers are expensive to ship, and its recommended to package the video card seperatley.
    Most of my business has been through an app called OfferUp but also a little through craigslist and facebook marketplace.
    For a $300-600 PC, i make about 0 - $60
    For a $600+ hopefully more...
    Most i ever profited was selling a $815 PC for $965 ($150 Profit)
    These prices are from a parts, and gas/mileage standpoint only.
    When you consider the time it takes to build the PCs im really loosing money if anything. Since I do it for fun (as a hobby) its time well spent IMO.
    You reallllly gotta be good at hunting for the deals if you want to flip a profit. You'll loose money if you buy your components for MSRP.
     
    Not a way to make a living imo.
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    r3loAded reacted to ad1das in Side business builds   
    Makes sense.  Aside from using dual channel or quad, ive always been a fan of multiple sticks just in case one goes bad, at least you still have another to get you by until you replace them.  Nice builds none the less, i was just curious
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    r3loAded got a reaction from DJ46 in Side business builds   
    No. 5
     
    Processor - Intel Core i7-7700k
    Motherboard - ASUS TUF Z270 MARK 1
    Graphics card - 8GB GTX 1080 Asus Strix Gaming
    RAM - 2x8GB(16GB) DDR4 2666MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
    Storage - 1 x 240GB Western Digital Green SSD + 1 x 2TB Seagate HDD
    Power supply - 650W Corsair RM650x Series, Full Modular, 80 PLUS Gold
    Case - Thermaltake Core P3 Black

    Watercooling components:

    - Barrow CPU waterblock
    - Phanteks GPU waterblock
    - Phanteks GLACIER R220 - pump+reservoir combo
    - EK-COOLSTREAM SE 360 (SLIM TRIPLE) RADIATOR
    - hard tubing + fittings

    Other: 3x120mm Corsair Fans, Black PSU Cable Extensions





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    r3loAded got a reaction from Nocte in Side business builds   
    Thank you.
     
    I do buy the parts out of my money (personal investment), do the builds, put ads on different websites and wait to sell. Very rarely I get people to order one. It's easier for them to buy it pre-built as it's done and ready to start playing.
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    r3loAded got a reaction from Nocte in Side business builds   
    This was my first Ryzen built featuring Ryzen 7 1800x. Got the CPU and Motherboard for a decent price.
     
    And full specs:
    Processor - AMD Ryzen™ 7 1800X
    Processor cooling - NZXT Kraken X62
    Motherboard - Gigabyte AORUS AX370-GAMING K7
    Graphics card - EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 8GB GDDR5
    RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White 2x8GB (16GB) DDR4 2666MHz
    Storage - 1 x 275GB Crucial MX300 + 1 x 2TB HDD
    Power supply - 650W Corsair RM650x Series, Full Modular, 80 PLUS Gold
    Case - Game Max Cobalt RGB Mid Tower Computer Chassis, Tempered Glass, Fan Control Button, 3x 120mm RGB Fans, USB 3.0
     
    This one was sold for £1050.



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    r3loAded got a reaction from Rodinski in Show off your latest purchase!   
    no introduction necessary, will let the pictures to speak for themselves
     
    ""upgraded"" from Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
     
    Sold the ROG for £350 and bought the X34A for £550 (pre-owned of course).





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    r3loAded reacted to Crunchy Dragon in Worth to buy GPU from a friend?   
    150 USD is too high for a 960 2Gb, don't get it for anything below 90-100 USD.
     
    Buying GPUs from friends in general is usually a good idea, as long as they give you a good deal.
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    r3loAded reacted to remo in My first Ryzen Build   
    RYZEN 2600X
    GIGABYTE G1 GAMING 980TI
    GIGABYTE AUROS X470 GAMING
    250 GB SAMSUNG SSD
    2 TB BARRACUDA HDDD
    CORSAIR 275R Case
    CORSAIR VENGANCE RGB RAM 16 GB 3600MHZ
    CORSAIR 
    CORSAIR RMx Series RM1000X PSU
    UpHere 120mm rgb fans
    Cooler master MA610P
     
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    r3loAded got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Went to buy a GTX 980 Ti for £250 and when I got there the guy was about to post on facebook marketplace the rest of the components, which basically was a full PC minus his personal 250GB Hynix SSD. When asked how much for the whole lot, as I buy build and sell gaming PCs as a side business, he came with a £450 price. At that moment my heart started to rush blood through my veins. So these are the specs for what I paid £450 ($625 or 801AUD or 798CAD or 511EUR):
     
    - i7-6700k
    - Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
    - MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming
    - 2x8GB G.Skill TridentZ RED 3000MHz
    - Corsair H100i 280mm AIO
    - 1TB Western Digital Black HDD
    - XFX PRO850W Black Edition
    - Phanteks Evlov ATX Silver Tempered Glass
    - 2x30cm Phanteks RGB LED Strips
    - wireless card (haven't checked the model yet but looks like a nice one)
    - black and red cable extensions
     




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    r3loAded got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    AOC Gaming AGON series AG352QCX 
    - 35" ultrawide
    - 2560x1080
    - VA panel
    - 200Hz
    - freesync
    - curved
    - front and back lighting
    - external OSD
     
    £200 used but as new




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    r3loAded got a reaction from mmk in 2.5" SATA SSD Not Recognized   
    didn't worked
     
    I think I found the issue:
     
    I tried something else and found that I had a similar issue like jayz2cents. with the power cable from the HDD I can see the SSD in bios. with the other power cable the SSD is not visible. Tried different SSDs and they all work
     
    The power cable from the power supply is faulty. Huh. Feel better now
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    r3loAded got a reaction from Kamjam21xx in PC fans winding up when shuting down is this normal?   
    There's nothing to worry about. Might be annoying but it's fine.
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    r3loAded got a reaction from DarkSmith2 in I7-8700 or 8700k   
    In different scenarios I would totally agree. But as @FloRolf said, when buying that kind of hardware, why cheaping out to £12. And with the mobo the same. Why not having more features you might need them in future. I'm not saying to go and buy the best mobo out there but a decent one so you can have a harmony between components
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