Computer Repairs and Custom Built Computers
COMPUTER INSTALLATIONS, REMOVALS and REPAIRS
Whether its installing your printer on your computer, installing your computer in your home or office, or anything in between. For some it can be a headache. But it doesn’t need to be. Equally with the removal of software and hardware. However the repair of software and hardware can understandably be a headache. And rightly so. Quite often there are no tell-tale signs of whats wrong so it’s good to find someone who considers the headache a challenge. A problem to be solved. You need a computer whisperer.
RECOVER DELETED FILES
If you have mistakenly deleted something from your computer and then even emptied your recycle bin… STOP! Stop immediately! There’s a very high chance those files are still on your computer. Only the index reference to the files has been deleted so your computer doesn’t know they’re there. BUT! If you continue to use your computer, the more you do the greater the chance the ‘actual’ files will be written over. Your deleted files can be recovered if you stop using your computer and act quick! If you have continued to use your computer then there is still a chance.
GET YOUR COMPUTER UP AND RUNNING AGAIN!
A slow, buggy, under-performing computer isn’t dead. It just needs a little love, care and attention to breath new life into it. Get rid of the viruses. Get rid of the bloat. Fix the broken bits and give it a good scrub from head to toe. Don’t put it down. Take it to the vet, get some antibiotics and it will be up and about in no time.
What am I talking about!? Call me and I’ll come and get your computer playing fetch again
CUSTOM COMPUTER BUILDS
If you want to buy a new computer then my advice is… Do not buy a Mac! I repeat, do not buy a Mac! Also don’t buy a pre-built computer from a major retailer. You will be throwing money away on a low specification, under-performing, non-repairable and (in many cases) non-upgradeable computer.
The savings you can make and the performance you can gain from your own custom built PC is substantial. The latest available hardware, chosen and configured specifically for you. Future proofed, flexible and able to be upgraded. No ‘designed obsolescence’ to force you to buy a new computer every couple of years. Take a look at the comparison chart below for a complete iMac vs PC, part for part comparison. Call to discuss your requirements for your own custom built computer.
A current model iMac available straight from the Apple website compared to a custom built computer.
Prices valid November 2017
|Comparison||iMac 21.5″ 4K||Custom PC|
|iMac purchased straight from the Apple website||Custom built PC with the same or comparable parts|
|iMacs use the same Intel processors that PC’s use.||Intel Core i7 – 3.6GHz quad-core. Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz||Intel Core i7 7700 – 3.6GHz quad-core. Turbo Boost to 4.2GHz $415|
|The iMac’s RAM is fused to the motherboard and can not be upgraded.
PC you can swap and change when you want to expand or upgrade.
|32GB of DDR4 2400MHz internal RAM||Corsair Vengeance 32GB 2400MHz DDR4 $499|
|The iMac ‘Pro 560’ GPU is a five year old graphics card.|
In performance it is slightly under the ‘RX 460’ for PC.
|AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of video memory||AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB|
|The 1TB SSD for the iMac is a $1120 upgrade!
The SAME SSD for PC is half the price.
|1TB SSD||Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD $599|
|“Retina” is a buzz word used by Mac to make monitor pixel density sound amazing.|
Its not amazing.
|P3 Retina 4K display|
|AOC 28in 4K FreeSync Monitor $479|
|Mac Magic Mouse and Keyboard is a personal taste. But nothing beats standard peripherals.||Magic mouse|
|Logitech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo $65|
|iMac motherboard is a fused unit and does not accept upgrades or expansion.
PC motherboard can be expanded how you like.
|iMac mother board|
Designed by Intel
|Gigabyte H110M M.2 Motherboard $89|
|PC has plenty of power for future upgrades.||Not Disclosed||Thermaltake 650W PSU $62|
|Mac can not be upgraded.
PC has a small form case which allows for expansion and upgrades.
|All-in-one, closed system design.||Deepcool Frame mATX Case|
|Wifi for both. Although desktop computers generally don’t need them.||802.11ac Wi-Fi||Edimax Dual Band WiFi $29|
|macOS is a restrictive operating system.|
Eg: you can not install software Mac considers too old, forcing you to upgrade.
Windows you are free to operate how you want and install what you want.
|Microsoft Windows 10 Home|
|As the consumer you need to know your options.||iMac is not up-gradable. Closed and restrictive Apple ecosystem.||Upgradable and expandable. Complete freedom of options.|
In regards to the iMac… you have to ask yourself (or you can ask me) “What exactly am I paying for?”
A MATTER OF PRIVACY
Privacy is of utmost importance and everyone is entitled to it. Rest assured that any information on your computer will be handled in complete confidence with absolutely no intrusion to private and personal data, except under the approval of the computer owner for the purpose of data recovery. Even under this circumstance I will not look through your personal files.