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A very loyal client of PC Medics called us up asking about a high-end gaming rig for his grandson. I'm just a technician here and we really do more repairs and such than we do custom builds. I'm still new here (working only about 3 months in at the time of this post), but I've been doing custom gaming rigs for the past 8 or 9 years now. As my boss was on the phone with the client, explaining that gaming rigs aren't really what we do, I interrupted him and told him I'd take the lead on it.

The client called about a machine his grandson saw from a company that builds only higher end gaming rigs. They were selling them for $1,799.99 and the client asked if we could match or beat that. With the help of PC Part Picker's pricing tools we were able to do it for much cheaper and every part that we built with was the same or equal to what the other company had offered. All in all, this turned out to be a great build for the customer and they absolutely loved it.

We were even able to add a monitor and some awesome Razer Peripherals and still keep them under $2k!

ALSO: Sorry I couldn't get more pics of the internals. I promise, all of the wiring is very clean. You'll just have to believe me for now. ;P However, this client will be calling us out to set up a home entertainment system so I will bring you guys more pictures then.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great to be but I'm biased cause I love blue. (Did I spell that right? Lol)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

My personal rig is green. I haven't put a completed build up for it yet because I don't think i'll ever officially complete it. lol. My first rig was blue (my friend owns it now) and it looked killer. Blue is definitely a PC classic

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice mine white and black lol but my accessories are all blue. And same here about it never being complete.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

We asked the client whether he wanted the white Phantek or the black. At first he said white and I thought, this thing is totally gonna look like a stormtrooper and I got excited. But he changed his mind when he realized that white would get dirty after a while. So black was the easy choice

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ya I want to put storm trooper decals on mine (huge Star Wars fan here) but I just haven't done it yet lol.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

My first rig was the NZXT Phantom full tower in white. I thought of so many things I could do with the design of that on the external. Then over the years I really got into the water cooling and custom sleeving. Now I'm more interested in the plain looking cases with crazily modded out internals. I'm running my current system in a Corsair 900D 'Ultra' Tower.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Very good looking build man congrats I am sure your client must be very happy. Also excellent choice on peripherals I am a Razer fanboy haha. I like that you picked all parts that are easy to swap out and upgrade if the client wants a change in the future as well.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Delivering it to the client, the grandson literally could not even wait for me to get it out and set it up for them. Haha. It was like a puppy on your legs when you're walking through your house with food in your hand. He was very excited. He's young, but the little guy sure knows a pretty good amount about PCs. I'm sure he'll make an awesome system builder some day if he pursues it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice selection of parts! Your client's grandson should be able to play whatever game he wants with the GTX 980 on the 1080p 60Hz monitor.

My only criticism is was the Corsair H50 necessary on a locked CPU, or did the client want liquid cooling for the "cool" factor (no pun intended).

Just curious (if you don't mind), what was the total charge to the client for building this computer.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

We ended up totally charging $1,999.99 plus tax. We're a small company. Only three of us work here including the owner. Since this was pretty much the company's first custom build we went easy on the profit hoping to use that as "word of mouth" advertisement. This particular customer is a pretty well connected business owner.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

He wanted the liquid cooling. I thought it was rather silly too, honestly. But he wanted the same hardware that this other competitor had. It was only like $40 bucks so it didn't really break the bank or anything.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice pick of the parts! Now I know the grandson wanted the same hardware but did you try to talk him into a 1060 or 1070? The 1070 might have pushed the budget over 1700 but it wouldve given him just a bit more oomph in his rig. The 1060 would've done the same but no sli:(. But nonetheless I love that you went with blue it has such a relaxing feel to it, great job

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I recommended the 1070, but the grandson was pretty set on the 980 because that is what our competitor listed at the time of the build. It's always tough to try to change a child's mind. lol. He was very happy with the results though. I must admit, I am too.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for adding the prices you actually paid. My sanity appreciates it.

Also, nice work! Maybe you'll be the designated gaming rig builder and make extra cash on the side eh?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You're very welcome. lol

That'd be the goal. I'd like to get our company enough of a customer base to have dedicated techs for different departments. I love doing custom work. It let's me use my creative side a bit more. I'd like to get some customers with a higher budget so I can do more, like custom loop water cooling and custom cable sleeving.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I mean, that's actually very offensive. This was a budget build for a customer who wasn't going to drop more than 2 grand on a system. So take your disgusting criticism somewhere else.

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

Kush_Klipz is a troll, so I wouldn't take what he says too seriously. He just posted a fake build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Good call. I just checked his build before it got deleted. looked fishy to me. thanks.