The PC Smith1

                    Orem and Utah's best computer repair!  

Tips for Cheap Custom Computers

Tip #1:

Why Choose The PC Smith1 Custom Computers?

1. Our custom desktops include a 5 year warranty and our custom laptops include a 3 year warranty.

2. Our custom desktops and custom laptops include anti-virus protection software for life!

3. We put absolutely ZERO bloatware on your computer. We turn off unnecessary Windows background programs and processes as well. 

4. All of our custom computers use solid state drive (ssd) technology. Basically your computer boots up in 15 seconds or less and loads programs lightning fast! We use the latest processors from both Intel and AMD for the best performance for your dollar.

5. Our custom laptop computers start at $475 and our custom desktop computers start at $750. With our 3 to 5 warranty and anti-virus protection software we provide the highest quality custom computers and the most cost saving custom computers for the price!

Tip #2: GPU Overclocking/Thermal Performance

If you're looking to increase the performance of your graphics card in your computer for games, graphic design etc., then you can try overclocking both the core and vram on your graphics card.

Some GPUs (graphic processing units, aka graphics cards) need under-volting or a little extra voltage to overclock effectively. Configuring voltage can be dangerous because you can permanently damage your graphics card.

The PC Smith1 provides graphics card overclocking services for only $50! We professionally overclock your GPU to squeeze out every ounce of performance while keeping your graphics card at safe temperatures.

Tip #3: Cool your Processor the Right Way!

Our processor coolers (left cooler) vs. stock cooler (right cooler)

For years processor manufacturers, both AMD & Intel, have included a "stock" cpu fan/heatsink cooler in the box. It's no secret that the cpu stock coolers for pre-built computers and even custom computers are underwhelming to say the least. Stock cpu heatsinks typically cause your processor to run 20-25 degrees C. hotter than your average aftermakert cpu heatsink. Plus, stock cpu fans produce so much more noise than aftermarket fans. 

In addition, stock cpu coolers cause your processor to "thermal throttle". In other words, slow down due to heat. Most processors' max temperature is 100 degrees C. Let's say you have 3500 mhz. (think "miles per hour," so 3500 mph) processor. If the temperature of your processor reaches around 80 degrees C. or more, it will actually lower the speed to around 3100 mhz. (3100 mph) or even lower to keep the processor from heating up further.

We recommend using a cpu heatsink with two copper heatpipes or more. The PC Smith1 offers to upgrade your cooler, replace the thermal paste on your processor, and tune your cpu fan all for just $50 + the cost of the cooler!