Custom gaming PC build for customer. Fastest video card and CPU available with RGB lighting effects.
Dirt, dust and debris can slow down, damage and even destroy your computer. It doesn’t matter if you have a desktop, laptop, Mac or PC it has a fan or fans and constantly draws in air for cooling along with dust, pet hair, moisture and just about anything else floating around. Over time this builds up in the fans causing them to slow down or stop working. When the fans aren’t working correctly the computer will overheat, slow down, shut down or cause damage to sensitive components inside.
If your computer is more than a year or two old and hasn’t be blown out and checked for issues bring it to the Asheville Computer Company. As part of our standard diagnosis we clean out, thoroughly, all fans and ventilation. We will also check out all hardware and scan for infections of malware, viruses and nuisance programs.
If you have any questions about this service or any service we provide please let us know. We are glad to answer any questions.
We currently have a 27″ inch iMac that has been refurbished with a 500GB SSD, an Intel i7 processor and 8GB of RAM. We offer a 1 year warranty on the hardware.
The latest version of MacOS (High Sierra) has been installed and the computer is completely up to date. It works great and currently has no issues. The upgrade to a 500GB SSD makes this machine very fast along with the Intel i7 processor.
Call, come by or contact us for details on purchasing this as it will not last long.
This customer brought us a gaming PC that was overheating and having issues with performance. We quickly took a look and determined that the CPU fan needed to be replaced due to excessive build-up on the heat sink that was unable to be removed.
We replaced their existing fan and heat sink with a newer and improved version and their system was running cooler than ever!
If you are having issues with your gaming computer or want an upgrade please give us a call.
This customer wanted the latest and greatest video card for high resolution gaming on a huge monitor so they needed to upgrade their video card. They had a Nvidia 780TI, which was top of the line just a few years ago, but wanted something newer and faster for the latest games and their new, large monitor.
They chose the Nvidia 1080TI graphics card as the current champion in high resolution gaming. We replaced the existing card and loaded the updated drivers and patches to ensure that it was operating at peak performance in their custom build gaming PC.
After a few further adjustments to tweak the new gaming monitor to work with their new graphics card they were ready to go.
If you want to upgrade your gaming PC but aren’t sure where to start or what you might need then please give us a call. We can make it as painless as possible to get you back in action!
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20 Inch iMac - 250GB SSD HD - 4GB RAM - El Capitan
This iMac has been fully refurbished and upgraded with 4GB of RAM and a 250GB SSD hard drive. It looks great with no scratches or visual issues.
This is a older model Mac but is fast due to the new SSD hard drive installed.
It has MacOS installed (El Capitan).
It comes with a 90-day warranty on the hardware with an extended 1 or 2 year warranty available.
Please call, text or message with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing.
You can test it out in person at our shop M-F from 12 - 5:30.
One of the many services we provide at The Asheville Computer Company is hardware upgrades. A commonly requested service is to upgrade the computer’s graphics card to play games more smoothly or to increase the processing power for business related design and modeling programs.
We recently upgraded a gaming machine from a standard issue graphics card to one of the newest available and powerful cards, the GTX 1070.
The customer was unable to play some modern games, at all, with their old graphics card, but with the new card the games run very smooth and will for a long time.
The benchmarks on the new graphics card were 3x – 5x better with the new card!
If you needs a graphics card upgrade for gaming or your 3D design software or are curious about other upgrades that will help your computer run better and more efficiently please give us a call to discuss your options.
We have gathered some recent before and after photos from computers (PCs and Macs) that needed a good cleaning inside and out.
The fans on these computers continuously draw in air, dirt and dust that will eventually clog vents and cause it to overheat. This reduces the lifespan of your devices and can cause premature failure, reduce speed and functionality.
Your computer needs regular maintenance for the software and hardware. If your computer isn't running like it should bring it to us and we will get it back in shape for the new year.
This HP Compaq computer was a bit older and hadn’t had regular maintenance in quite a while. The customer reported that it was running slow for a while and now started shutting down on it’s own.
As you can see from the before and after photos it was very dirty inside causing it to overheat and shut down to keep from doing damage to the motherboard and CPU. The CPU fan and heat sink were completely clogged with dust and not effective anymore. Once the dust has covered the fins on the heat sink the fan can no longer do it’s job. If this customer didn’t bring the computer in it would have eventually been damaged beyond repair.
We thoroughly cleaned the inside and outside of the PC to make sure there was proper airflow and it could cool effectively. We also replaced a fan that had been damaged by trying to work too hard to cool off the computer. Now it starts up and runs like new!
If it’s been a while since you have had your computer cleaned then give us a call! A little maintenance goes a long way in keeping your computer running as long as possible.
The customer reported that their fairly new Dell Studio XPS would no longer turn on after a recent storm. Most of the time when pushing the power button it would turn a faint yellow color but it would not boot and there was no noise as if it was starting up.
We diagnosed it over the phone as a bad power supply and when we got it into the shop that is exactly what we found. The power supply was replaced and got it back up and running with no issues. We also took the chance to upgrade the power supply to a more powerful, reliable and cooler running model.
If your computer won’t boot or seems to have power issues bring it us to check it out and get you back up and running.