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How much do people usually charge to build gaming computers?

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August 6, 2014 8:16:51 PM

I have recently built a lot of rigs for my families and friends and was thinking of doing it as a side hobby for income. How much do people usually charge? I was thinking maybe ~$40-50 is a fair price.

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a c 1289 4 Gaming
August 6, 2014 8:38:15 PM

I charge $100 for basic component selection, the actual build and install of OS and basic apps
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August 9, 2014 8:55:25 PM

I own a small company in CA that builds computers for others. For a computer that would cost me 2000 to build I charge 2300 to 2400. Reason is if they want you to build it form them make them think the CPU and gpu are better than they actually are. Good marketing to people who can't build there own. Usually if I say this PC will play Cod and BF4 on ultra with a very fast fps they just buy from me.
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a c 1289 4 Gaming
August 9, 2014 9:14:39 PM

If you build at a reasonable price, they'll call you back for training (i.e. how to OC and tune up) and get you referrals to other new customers for builds, upgrades, repairs, training, etc
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August 9, 2014 9:48:37 PM

I see. Thanks for the advice guys.
Where should I be looking to start off?
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a c 1289 4 Gaming
August 9, 2014 9:57:39 PM

Can help friends with rigs, build, repair, upgrade, fix, get them to spread the word, many apartment complexs, mobile home parks, retirement communities have newsletters, advertise in them
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January 16, 2015 4:39:41 PM

ALEX12399 said:
Usually if I say this PC will play Cod and BF4 on ultra with a very fast fps they just buy from me.


Sort of a dick move, don't you think? I'm all for marketing and making sure to sell your product but only if you're honest. Sounds to me like you're selling a lie.
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March 1, 2015 1:29:44 PM

Terminus14 said:
ALEX12399 said:
Usually if I say this PC will play Cod and BF4 on ultra with a very fast fps they just buy from me.


Sort of a dick move, don't you think? I'm all for marketing and making sure to sell your product but only if you're honest. Sounds to me like you're selling a lie.


If the computers parts are worth 2000 dollars it probably will play cod at great fps
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a c 1289 4 Gaming
March 1, 2015 1:32:26 PM

;)  would certainly hope so :bounce: 
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August 4, 2015 8:52:03 AM

Peter Lodge said:
Terminus14 said:
ALEX12399 said:
Usually if I say this PC will play Cod and BF4 on ultra with a very fast fps they just buy from me.


Sort of a dick move, don't you think? I'm all for marketing and making sure to sell your product but only if you're honest. Sounds to me like you're selling a lie.


If the computers parts are worth 2000 dollars it probably will play cod at great fps


Probably doesn't mean it will. As a person who was screwed over by a person like you that's a shit move dude and its not right. You either test it and say it does or it doesn't but don't guess and bullshit people.
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October 25, 2015 11:55:19 AM

Peter Lodge said:
Terminus14 said:
ALEX12399 said:
Usually if I say this PC will play Cod and BF4 on ultra with a very fast fps they just buy from me.


Sort of a dick move, don't you think? I'm all for marketing and making sure to sell your product but only if you're honest. Sounds to me like you're selling a lie.


If the computers parts are worth 2000 dollars it probably will play cod at great fps


I hope so since the one I have built for 1200 beasts at 120FPS! If your building a gaming computer, focus on Case appeal to the customer, decent parts to meet or slightly exceed expectations, and then take an honest profit of what you believe it is worth. If you only got 1 hour of strategy and 2 hours of labor, give yourself $60-90 but if its more then adjust accordingly. I mean, you aint getting any farther ahead or joining the 1% club by overcharging right? No disrespect, I mean in general not targeting you bro!
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October 25, 2015 12:02:09 PM

Hey There,

It is simply what do you believe your time is worth? If you would not pay it yourself, then it is probably too high. If your finding yourself underpaid, then increase a little until it feels right. If it took 3 hours for me to figure out and build, then I would like to get paid 20-40 per hour depending on my relationship to the customer and the circumstances I am working under. You are better off building the computer first and then marketing your product accordingly. Include support warranty or whatever too for extra cash during purchase, just keep your word.
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