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About UpTheDons

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  • Location
    South UK
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Gaming, Pc building, helping others
  • Biography
    Always look on the bright side of life


  • CPU
    Ryzen 2700
  • Motherboard
    B450-f gaming
  • RAM
    3200 16gb ddr4
  • GPU
    Rx570 red devil
  • Case
    Corsair 275R
  • Storage
    500gb Crucial ssd + 500gb Seagate HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM550x
  • Display(s)
    1x dell 22inch 75hz 1x dell 21inch 60hz
  • Cooling
    Noctuna fans
  • Keyboard
    Redragon K552
  • Mouse
    razer basilisk in mercury (it looks great)
  • Sound
    Sound Blaster X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. This would be my big worry, I guess I would have to try and figure out a period of time where I could take it back in after the repair if everything's still not working properly, although as someone else said above, this could get pinned easily on you for something completely unrelated. Thanks for the advice!
  2. I personally cannot stand any game with excessive micro-transactions or ads, Battlefront 2 being a good example of a game that I wanted to like but couldn't because of the various pay to win formats within it ( I know many of these issues have been ironed out and the game is a lot better now ). I have a very young family member who plays an excessive amount of fortnite. In fortnite I think the cosmetic items are forced upon you in much more clever ways that a designed to lure kids and adults in by creating a multiplayer community where the coolest thing is to have the best, most rare or newest
  3. I think I mentioned in the original post that this would be much more of a side hustle (to make a bit of cash alongside developing IT skills) and would have no outgoing costs as everything would be done from home and within free dedicated hours. I understand why shops try the upsell, its not economically viable without it and as someone else mentioned its becoming increasingly harder to stay in the game. I also mentioned this would a very simple repair service and after conducting some light "market research" among others in the area would require little time. (of course I could take on harder
  4. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/R2MMQV Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg) Total: $79.99 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-23 05:47 EST-0500 There's a better PSU for a similar price on newegg. Hard to go below $60 (if you want good quality, bad idea to cheap out on a psu) to be honest.
  5. Thanks for the advice, I think this may well be the direction that I will take myself in as I do want to end up with a job in or around IT. I am still a student so lots of options to consider atm. I do know a bit about MSPs as a family member uses one for his fairly large business, it seems like a good option to consider. I will have a look at those certs that you mentioned too, so thanks for the tip!
  6. You do have to think of this from the OPs point of view. Its very hard to be able to set aside "sub-optimal" living conditions for a "greater tomorrow", especially if you are struggling to feed yourself, I wouldn't call this a negative outlook on life either, OP has found himself in a all-round bad situation but is clearly trying to face up to reality and get out there in the job market. However I do agree with what you are saying about being optimistic, having a plan and looking after money properly and smartly. My advice would be to really try and get out there and start working it out step
  7. I think you are right, most laptops and especially macs are not made to be repaired, I'm more talking about simple tasks, that can be done from the desktop, but not things that your everyday user would think of doing. not opening up laptops because as you said this can void the clients warranty. I think my case would be beneficial to those who may actually know that the job is simple but don't have the time to take out of their day or who are just happy to pay a little for a quick remote fix. Or opening up tower pcs (as this is something that I am much more familiar and combatable with) to add
  8. I've been thinking/researching about this for a long time now, and wanted to hear if anyone's got any advice on this: So I love to fix computers and build them, even just tinkering about with them gives me a great deal of satisfaction that I don't get from many other things in my life, I'm sure others on this forum can relate to this (whether your a professional or hobbyist like me!) I'm also in need of some extra money at the moment, so I've begun to think about combining the two. As I said I have been thinking about something along the lines of a local computer repair/service bus
  9. You will be able to cut down the price by going for a cheaper ssd and reusing your case and psu. What case do you have? PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/mVsMZf CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£182.47 @ Ebuyer) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£72.66 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£44.47 @ Amazon UK) Total: £389.59 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when avail
  10. yes you probably could do with one. PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/29NWj2 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£182.47 @ Ebuyer) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£72.66 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£94.98 @ Ebuyer) Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ AWD-IT) Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular A
  11. so you want to upgrade your build and keep the 1660 super? what's the rest of your build now and why do you want to upgrade?
  12. Yes they would. Don't need to buy a full windows 10 license as you cant get one for £10-15 on eBay or other sites (most of them are legit and very easy to find). Whats your budget as I would probably change a couple of things about this build?
  13. I don't know much about it but a quick glance on their website and it still seems very rip-off worthy to me .
  14. I'm gonna go ahead and assume you budget is somewhere around the $700 mark PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8KHrPV CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ B&H) Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($79.95 @ B&H) Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Lenovo) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card ($150.00) Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX
  15. Well you get to year 11 then onto sixth form which has year 12 and 13 in it. After that university. It is a bit odd why its called sixth form tbf