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Computer assembling services in Markham

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Computer assembling services in Markham

Anyone know of any cheaper places than Markham Canada Computers? Just called in and they said $80 + 20 Aftermarket Cooler installation + $60 for Windows installation.

Hm..

Anyone got an alternative? Have the parts but don't want to fumble with them and mess it up. Kind of expensive.
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Just DIY....lots of videos on YOUTUBE. Or maybe someone on RFD will help you out living in Markham as well, just give them a case of 2'4's for the time spent on piecing your pc together.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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It's literally like lego, shouldn't be hard at all, just watch some youtube videos if you're having doubts.

Although if you really want someone to do it, I'm sure someone will offer to do this for cheaper than Canada Computers.
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It's pretty easy to assemble but it's the troubleshooting a problem that can be very frustrating and challenging.
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Too bad you're not montreal. I make good $$ on my day job but I just like assemble computers so I could certainly do it for you for less Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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I got Canada Computers to do mine. If you buy all the parts from there they will give a warranty too, The build was super clean. Better then I could do.
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Coresu wrote: I got Canada Computers to do mine. If you buy all the parts from there they will give a warranty too, The build was super clean. Better then I could do.
Did you get them to install windows too?
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MobyZz wrote: Did you get them to install windows too?
I would save the $60 and install my own windows. It's easy if you have a USB stick. Canada Computers will still test the system even if you don't pay for Windows installation. They will install, test and uninstall after LOL.
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bomber17 wrote: I would save the $60 and install my own windows. It's easy if you have a USB stick. Canada Computers will still test the system even if you don't pay for Windows installation. They will install, test and uninstall after LOL.
I doubt they will install/uninstall. If I were CC i would just have a SSD with windows installed to test if the parts work. If they do then it's done. No need to waste time installing.
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Coresu wrote: I got Canada Computers to do mine. If you buy all the parts from there they will give a warranty too, The build was super clean. Better then I could do.
Pic?

I did my own build bc I didn't trust cc and I wasted hours mucking around with the cable management (should have just bought a bigger case lol)
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killoverme wrote: I doubt they will install/uninstall. If I were CC i would just have a SSD with windows installed to test if the parts work. If they do then it's done. No need to waste time installing.
This was a while ago when my bro got them to build. Maybe they smarter now haha.
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Coresu wrote: If you buy all the parts from there they will give a warranty too, The build was super clean. Better then I could do.
This was exactly why I got my last build done at NCIX. They charged $50 back then and even $100 is a no brainer imo to have a $1K-2K build covered hassle free even if you can do it yourself. That said I've heard nothing but bad things about CC's assembly and customer service. I'm glad to hear any positive reviews because I'm looking to do a new build this year and don't know where else to go with NCIX no longer around
killoverme wrote: I doubt they will install/uninstall. If I were CC i would just have a SSD with windows installed to test if the parts work. If they do then it's done. No need to waste time installing.
That isn't ideal as Windows installs don't transfer well from one completely different set of hardware to another and wouldn't tell you if your own drive is good or not. NCIX would do the same if you didn't buy Windows, install and stress test for 24hrs then give it to you with the drive formatted so you could install your own which I prefer to be able to do my own partitioning
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ReeGee wrote: That isn't ideal as Windows installs don't transfer well from one completely different set of hardware to another and wouldn't tell you if your own drive is good or not. NCIX would do the same if you didn't buy Windows, install and stress test for 24hrs then give it to you with the drive formatted so you could install your own which I prefer to be able to do my own partitioning
This is purely to test if components work. It should be fine. I have done it many times. They are not going to do thorough tests and stress testing and such (or they do it for a several minutes, but not much, if any at all). They will turn it on, go the web. Maybe run a game just to see if it crashes.

Yes I probably wouldnt keep it as an OS, but it is actually generally fine nowadays, just not ideal as you would have things you may not need. I think old windows might have had these issues but most 'newer computers' should be fine. And again it is just a testing method.
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MobyZz wrote: Did you get them to install windows too?
Yup, they even installed a grey market key. At my own risk of course.
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ReeGee wrote: This was exactly why I got my last build done at NCIX. They charged $50 back then and even $100 is a no brainer imo to have a $1K-2K build covered hassle free even if you can do it yourself. That said I've heard nothing but bad things about CC's assembly and customer service. I'm glad to hear any positive reviews because I'm looking to do a new build this year and don't know where else to go with NCIX no longer around
I think some locations at CC are better then others. The one in Brampton beside the Oceans grocery store was where I got mine done. Was really happy with the work. If you got to choose, Id go there if you can unless they changed techs which is entirely possible...
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There's also Memory Express and Mike's Computer as an alternative. There might be smaller PC stores sprinkled around that may do it but YMMV on quality and warranty.
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MobyZz wrote: Anyone got an alternative? Have the parts but don't want to fumble with them and mess it up. Kind of expensive.
I will do it for 60$. Including Windows (or any flavour of Linux) installed, your choice of cooler, proper cable management etc. You will need to input your own key for Windows as I will run SysPrep to initiate OOBE (Out of Box Experience)

Need 24 hours for proper burn in.
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I remembered the difficult part is the case wiring connecting. For CPU, HD, memory, you can’t go wrong
as their slots on MB are obvious.

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