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    Question Building PC in Wan Chai

    I've planned to build a PC and selected the components/parts that I want in them. As the specific PC case I wanted wasn't available locally, I got it shipped to HK.

    So now, I found a shop in Wan Chai computer centre to help me assemble the computer for a service fee. They have 4+ stars on Price HK.

    I just want to ask if anybody can give any advise in regards to anything to look out for? They said they need 3 hours to assemble the PC which is not an issue for me but I also want to watch them assemble it so I can do it myself in the future. I am more worried about damage to the case than components as they will be supplying the PC components and if it doesn't work, it's their concern.


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    Take the plunge and do it yourself - I built my first ever PC two weeks ago, having sourced most of the components from 298 Computer Centre WanChai.




    There are plenty of videos on the internet, and all you really need is a philips screwdriver. I ran into some small issues during my build, such as having to abandon fitting fans at the base of the case, and having to relocate some cables to the motherboard because they got in the way of the graphics card (all of which related to the fact I'd chosen a mini-ITX case), and my cable management isn't the greatest, but I am proud of what I accomplished.

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    I have built many desktops, but the one thing I ALWAYS did was to ONLY connect up the floppy disk for the very first start up!

    Of course, few users have a floppy drive to possibly "Zap" these days; so if I had to built a desktop after so very many years, I'd leave the SSD or "Viagra" disk disconnected - till I was sure that the "Magic Smoke" wasn't going to come out of some component!






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    That's a sweet rig. I am building with an ITX as well in a NZXT H1 case.

    The thing is I live fairly far away from Sham Shui Po or Wan Chai where I would be sourcing my parts. The assembly cost is just $150. Figured if any components are DoA, I don't have to go back and forth wasting time/money in replacing the parts.

    What's the spec of your build?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firemin:
    Take the plunge and do it yourself - I built my first ever PC two weeks ago, having sourced most of the components from 298 Computer Centre WanChai.




    There are plenty of videos on the internet, and all you really need is a philips screwdriver. I ran into some small issues during my build, such as having to abandon fitting fans at the base of the case, and having to relocate some cables to the motherboard because they got in the way of the graphics card (all of which related to the fact I'd chosen a mini-ITX case), and my cable management isn't the greatest, but I am proud of what I accomplished.

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    Cost

    How much do you reckon you’ve saved by buying your own components, rather than getting the shop to do it all?


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    I’d do it for free for the fun of building a PC again. My version of LEGO in my 20s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srashes:
    That's a sweet rig. I am building with an ITX as well in a NZXT H1 case.

    The thing is I live fairly far away from Sham Shui Po or Wan Chai where I would be sourcing my parts. The assembly cost is just $150. Figured if any components are DoA, I don't have to go back and forth wasting time/money in replacing the parts.

    What's the spec of your build?
    System Builder - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core, Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE, TU150 Mini ITX Desktop - PCPartPicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgokin:
    How much do you reckon you’ve saved by buying your own components, rather than getting the shop to do it all?
    With a custom build, I'm betting savings was not the top priority...even got a specific case shipped over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srashes:
    I've planned to build a PC and selected the components/parts that I want in them. As the specific PC case I wanted wasn't available locally, I got it shipped to HK.

    So now, I found a shop in Wan Chai computer centre to help me assemble the computer for a service fee. They have 4+ stars on Price HK.

    I just want to ask if anybody can give any advise in regards to anything to look out for? They said they need 3 hours to assemble the PC which is not an issue for me but I also want to watch them assemble it so I can do it myself in the future. I am more worried about damage to the case than components as they will be supplying the PC components and if it doesn't work, it's their concern.
    If I were you, I would wait at least a week. The new Nvidia 30 series graphics cards will come out soon (Sept17 I believe) and are cheaper/more powerful than the previous generation. Biggest improvement in GPUs since 2004 (measuring the % improvement).

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    Hornington are pretty good.

    They did my custom build years ago.......

    https://shop.hornington.com/categori...-pc-components


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