Setting up & Fixing Computers

The shop picked up a dozen or so 11th Gen Alienware computers because of the shortage. We want to make sure we have gaming machines for our customers so this ensures we can put together a couple dozen machines as well as have some extras with Alienware. 👽

I don’t eat cake really so I had a donut and an ice cream sandwich for my birthday & not even on the same day, just to watch my diet a bit.

I also picked up some socks.

I also bought some thick cotton socks, not pictured.

I also washed my car.

The warning lights came on & so now I need to do the front blinker and the back brake light I believe. They actually went out before the wash so fortunately it’s not a big deal.

I saw the latest but didn’t buy it. I’m not sure how many collector boxes they’ve made over the years but I’ve seen a few. They sell well.

I fixed this machine pretty easily. I personally wouldn’t buy or sell a machine like this but I’d certainly fix it.

Here are some of my extra computers.

Look at my pauper setup in my new office! I’ll let you know when I get my furniture in here, it’s a process as stuff is about a hundred miles away in storage I need to hire someone because I’d probably hurt myself if I tried to move it myself. However, folding tables and chairs are light. I will probably move my chair myself or buy something new and I’ll be stoked when I finally get my other desk here.

Upgrades & Repairs

I have seven new Fortnite wins / videos on the way! The EverQuest Bard Epic video is also still in the works & I still plan to release additional EverQuest Epic Quest videos. Jesse will be joining me on some of that.

This case must be fairly common, I keep seeing it.

I had to clean this one a lot as it had dog hair and other dirt and dust inside. I also had to replace several mounting brackets & all of the mounting screws since he only used four screws & they were the wrong size, hence the need for replacing the brackets. Afterward I updated the bios, windows, and all of the drivers. It now runs Apex perfectly & he added me in Fortnite.

Here’s a photo of one of my machines running.

I was at a pawn shop & they had a complete copy of Jackal for sale! I didn’t buy it but not a bad price for retail at $80. To be honest I was surprised to see it.

Guess what! I got a new office to replace my office in Minneapolis. I will be working out of multiple locations. I’ll give you an update on that in the future.

I did a liquid cooling replacement for a customer. His liquid cooling had failed, the pump had gone out, so I installed this for him & that solved his issue with it overheating and shutting down.

Below is an image of a machine that was also overheating from liquid cooling. The customer did not want to spend the money to replace the liquid cooling, so I installed air cooling for him & that solved his issue.

I did not take a photo of it after I fixed it, but it now has a similar cooler to the one in my machine from above.

Another guy came in & he needed his bios updated from F2 all the way to 63D, which is a lot of updates, but I got it done. I had to flash it numerous times because that’s what the manufacturer recommended.

It’s now running great & I’m actually returning this to him on Monday just to be sure, I’m running some additional tests.

Look out for those videos next week! I will be moving into my new office & getting things settled but I hope to post at least a few wins by Sunday evening.

That’s about it for this update, a lot more happened, but this was fun. Time for supper & some drinks.

Computer Work

Of course I’m still fixing computers for people.

This one I only cleaned up & reinstalled windows. It received some updates & the latest drivers. The kid wants to resell it. It’s a nice machine, an i7-9700 with a 2070 super, 32gb of ddr4 & an intel m.2 drive.

Still working on some Macs too.

You know how it goes.

It’s either working or it isn’t.

I’d detail all the problems & post even more pics but there is the time factor & as far as blog updates go, this is more or less meant to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to & I feel this more than covers that criteria.

Oh & I went to Capriotti’s again. This is the American Wagyu steak sandwich.