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Get an Accurate Quote!

We give accurate quotes. However to do that, we also require just a little bit of information regarding what you are looking for.  Follow these steps below and you will receive an accurate quote – no surprises or bait and switch.

From order of most to least important:

  1. Model Number
  2. Parts Number
  3. MPN Number

 

These numbers are usually located in the following areas of your devices as followed:

Cell Phones – Remove battery cover, remove battery and you should see a little sticker that will indicate the required information.

Laptops – Normally, the little sticker with such information is directly on the underside of your laptop, but sometimes it is also hidden inside the battery bay area or on the battery itself.

Desktops – If your desktop computer was purchased as an entire unit, pre-assembled, the required sticker information should be somewhere on the side of the computer case. If your computer was custom built from scratch, you will usually not have any information sticker. In this scenario, instead, you will need to bring the desktop into our store and we will take a look at it.

Printers – Your printer should have the model number directly on its case, right at the very front. For more information, the information sticker is usually somewhere on the side of the printer but this may not always be the case. Sometimes they also put the sticker at the back of the printer or under the paper feed tray.

Monitors – The information sticker will be at the back of the monitor. Some monitors have a little removable back bay cover that you can either unscrew or remove the clips. Be gentle as you do not want to crack any plastics.

When you are uncertain of something, simply just bring the item into the shop or take a few photos and email it to us and we can help you out via email or phone. When in doubt, better to call and ask us rather than to do it yourself and break something.

Whole Sale Orders

If you are a business, organisation or school and need inks and toners in large capacity and on a monthly basis, please consider wholesale procurement from us.

We would like to partner and work with your group in bringing forth to you affordable and quality toners and inks for your printing needs.

We can also provide budget, custom or pre-built computers. If there is something else you have in mind, please do not hesitate in letting us know and maybe we can also procure for you.

Give us a call at 678-406-0818 and chat with Fred directly about what you would like to procure and purchase.

PRICE MATCH!

We dare to say we have one of, if not, the lowest prices in Atlanta and surrounding areas when it comes to inks and toner cartridges – both OEM and compatible brands.

“We even double dare to say we simply have some of the lowest prices anywhere, for any same product!”

Our price match policy guarantees that if you find a lower competitor price within Atlanta or surrounding area, local store, and that price is currently valid and on sale, we will price match plus give you an additional 5% off the price difference – before taxes.

What does this mean?

Competitor Price = 5.00

Save On Cartridge Price = 6.00

Price Difference = 1.00

Your Cost = 5.00 + Additional 0.05 Discount = 4.95 Price.

This price match also applies to items out of stock. We will order it in for you, at a price that either matches or is lower than our competitors.

This is not too good to be true. We are just experts at finding the lowest prices for you.

“Unfortunately, our price match is only valid for regular or out of stock items. We can not afford to price match items we already have on sale or discount or used items. We do, however still provide an automatic 10% discounts to seniors, students and or military veterans with valid ID for most items in the store.”

For Price Match, all we ask for you to do is to bring in the official AD flyer to be matched. No printed ADs from online sources. Must be official, local ADs.

Free Downloads

Here, you will find some free software we recommend for you to install to help protect, maintain and keep your computer running in top shape.

No fees, annual payments, trial mode, etc. 100% free and some of the best on the market. Some do provide the option to upgrade to a professional version, but the differences are negligible and is absolutely up to you.

It is best to install these software on a newly reformatted computer for maximum benefits.

Simply click on the provided link and follow the directions on the software website. Make sure to download the correct version that matches your current operating system.

  1. (Security Essentials | Microsoft Anti-Virus) – https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/14210/security-essentials-download
  2. (Iobit Driver Booster | Automatic Driver Retriever) – http://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php
  3. (IMG BURN | Disc Burning Software) – http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
  4. (Daemon Tool Lite | Image Mount Software) – https://www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite
  5. (CPU-Z | Complete Hardware System Overview) – http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
  6. (Bit Torrent | Torrent Download) – http://www.bittorrent.com/
  7. (WinRAR | Archiver Software) – http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
  8. (CCleaner | Registry Cleaner) – https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
  9. (MPC-HC | Media Player) – https://mpc-hc.org/
  10. (K-Lite Codec | Codec Library) – http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_codec_pack.htm
  11. (Ubuntu | Operating System) – https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
  12. (Open Office | Office Software) – https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
  13. (Foxit Reader | PDF Software) – https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/
  14. (Water Fox | 64 Bit Browser) – https://www.waterfoxproject.org/
  15. (FileZilla – FTP Platform) – https://filezilla-project.org/

This list will be updated and maintained periodically. If you discover a broken link, please let us know through email.

Custom Computer 101

Building computers are fun. We love helping people build custom systems and especially at a price that they can afford. In fact, we also like to teach people to build their own systems. This is a very simple guide in breaking down that learning curve and barrier to better understanding the difference between gaming and working computers.

Gaming Rig

When it comes to computers built for gaming, there is one very important factor to consider. The GPU. Linear computational power. What does this mean?

In the past, a CPU would have been considered the more important item between whether to consider spending more money on CPU or GPU.

All consumer computers calculate tasks through multi-threading. This is achieved even more greatly with multi-core CPU and GPU.

First off, the CPU. Go with Intel – even their cheap lines.

The age old question of Intel vs AMD – value vs performance, multi vs linear.

Although Intel is recommended, it comes without argument or debate that AMD provides the better value for the majority of consumers on the market due to its performance benchmark and versatility when we factor in cost. Intel is fast, super fast especially in linear computing tasks but also very pricey. Essentially, Intel CPU are specialists. Give them a specific task and they will perform it without equals. Video gaming is a special hobby indeed.

A gaming rig and video games in general, are pre-programmed tasks, that run on pre-generated procedural codes, once executed by the user, only requires a linear approach. Choose A, and you get either B, C, D, or E as consequences that are already programmed into the software. There are no or very little probability or ‘If’s to calculate – other than the actual game experience itself between user interactions but those are not truly controlled by the codes. The game mechanic itself is mostly fixed henceforth a straight forward calculation through superior linear task oriented CPU are the best for gaming rigs.

Even when we talk about video game engines, physics generated inside video game engines are more dependant on GPU power today than CPU. This is due to live graphics rendering rather than numerical calculations that give a result at the delayed end rather than immediately (Hence the frame rate issue that also comes into play).

So for those gamers of today, a powerful graphics card is much more critical than a powerful CPU. In fact, combining multiple GPU of the same model is recommended if you want the best performance setting in heavy graphics oriented games.

What about RAM, power supply, motherboard and hard drive?

No game on the market today will require a SSD hard drive for it to reach max performance. So a regular hard drive will suffice.

A motherboard with a fast bus channel is important. Imagine it, literally speaking, as the bus that transfers data across the motherboard from various components – Hard Drive, CPU, RAM. So a fast bus speed on the mother board is just as important, if not probably second only to a powerful GPU.

Memory (RAM) is broken down into 2 parts. Size and speed. RAM means random access memory and it is the data just processed by the CPU that is temporarily stored inside the RAM, to be released later to interact with an event.

For video games, a fast RAM is much more important than a large RAM. This is because data needs to be translated, stored and released quickly. So RAM speed is more important here.

Some simply call it the clock speed – hence O.C. – over clocking your RAM, CPU and GPU voltage to increase performance, which we personally only recommend for experienced computer users.

Power Supply Unit (PSU), make sure you get a power supply that will feed enough power to your hard ware. You do not want to starve the computer from power during a fire fight when the FPS (Frame Rate Per Second) suddenly ramps up and you receive a blue screen due to insufficient power. Performance PSU vs Value PSU is really just a marketing gimmick. Regulating noise can be done with a simple surge protector outlet. A strong, value PSU is enough for gaming rig. Most important is the Watts limit. If your computer requires 1000 Watts, make sure you get a PSU that can go at least 50% above that limit – 1500 Watts.

Work Station Rig

When people talk about work station rigs, they usually talk about computers built for media or real life events. Animation, Graphic Arts, Multi-tasking Computers for Science.

There is no question that when it comes to work station rigs, multi-tasking is king. This is because many of the realities in work station are full of probability. Physics generation in 3D particle engines, constant recalculations of data in Photoshop when somebody smudges, blurs or does random dashes of colors here and there or entire 1000 year generations of mathematical theories in quantum universal nuclear super nova whatever.

Not trying to endorse AMD CPU, but truly, in some instances, AMD’s multi-tasking capabilities meet or exceed Intel especially in this area – pound for pound.

In work station rigs, you do not necessarily want the fastest CPU but you definitely want the strongest multi-tasking CPU that fully utilises all of its cores in the best possible way. Not only do you want a strong multi-tasking CPU, you also want a fast read / write hard drive to quickly store all those calculated datas. This is why sometimes, when people can not afford nice big RAM’s (RAM’s are pricey!) we tell them to buy lots of big, used hard drives to act as scratch disks – the poor man’s RAM for work stations. This, however, is only feasible if the program has such an option to utilise hard drive as scratch disks. Most graphics software have that capability.

For CPU, go with AMD line and use the money saved to get a very nice SSD, which we will talk more later about.

For Hard Drives, go with SSD as your PRIMARY system drive. This insures that all data calculations are not bottle necked when it comes to the Hard Drive. In fact, 1 super fast SSD as primary master drive and a couple used ultra fast SCSI drives to act as scratch disks and you will be set.

RAM, you want very large RAMs to store all those calculated temporary datas. Working Rigs, the biggest difference is that they spit out data, lots of data, but at a delayed instance. Even if they delayed instance is only micro-second differences compared to gaming rigs, but when you have thousands or tens of thousands of events happening simultaneously due to multitasking, it adds up quickly to seconds and minutes of delay as a whole.

Brand in RAMs for work station are not too critically important. Size is most important because the way data works is like a domino, delayed events. In a video game, the events must happen instantly or else you get horrible frame rate because data is just not coming to the screen fast enough. Imagine trying to play a first person shooting game where life and death are only a second away. We do not have to deal with that inside Photoshop.

Motherboard is important, but it does not have to be the fastest motherboard around. You want stability over speed. Get the most well built, best quality motherboard.

For GPU, surprisingly, you do not need the best GPU for work stations – even if you are doing graphics. Again, a strong – multitasking GPU is best. combining multiple strong multi-tasking GPU are even better if budget allows.

Power Supply Units (PSU) for work station rig should be, again, in terms of performance vs value – to always go with performance. Stability is most important and during long renders or usages, you do not want a sudden blue screen of death to occur. Video game rigs are just gaming rigs. They can always reinstall their software or reboot. Losing that 6 month animation work file due to file corruption from a sudden dead computer is a big nono for working computers.

Printer Care 101

Print technology has come a long way. Here are some simple steps to take care of your printer to get the best mileage out of this hard working piece of machine.

Preventative Care

  1. Always use the correct corresponding setting to the correct paper type. This is important for quality prints and especially important for laser printers. For example, if you use plain paper and have the printer set to printing thick postcard paper, you run the risk of the fusing unit chewing through the paper because the printer thinks you have a thick piece of paper and will use more heat and pressure to print. Another example, if you use an overly thick paper with a plain paper setting in inkjet printers, you run the risk of having the paper move too quickly and not getting the time it needs to absorb the ink for quality prints since plain paper absorbs ink quicker so requires faster movement through the inkjet printer to prevent smudging. Remember those density and special codes on the papers that you buy from the store? Specific weight and thickness? They are there because it corresponds to a specific setting inside your printer so remember to always use the correct setting for the correct paper type.
  2. Use your inkjet printer at least once every week to prevent your ink from drying up and forming a thin crust over your print head. This degrades print quality, damages printer heads and printers heads are very expensive to replace. In fact, it is recommended that to prolong inkjet printer heads, you should purchase 99% pure alcohol and use a microfibre cloth to clean and wipe down the Piezo print heads of your printer at least once a month.
  3. Although toners are very fine powders in nature with laser print technology, they will still clump up from time to time if not used often enough. To avoid this, it is recommended to perform some thick paper printing to cleanse the laser printer image transfer rollers.
  4. Do not keep your printers close to the window, in direct sunlight or in a room with high moisture. In fact, this should be the same with your computer as well but because we use our computers much more often than we do with our printers, most of the humidity inside a computer is dried up through the movement of air by internal computer fans. In addition, computers have much less physical moving parts than a printer.

Most Common Symptoms and Solution

  1. Printer is not picking up paper: Commonly it is the picker roller that has become defective and needs replacement.
  2. Paper is getting stuck inside printer: Inner mechanical roller defect and sensor issues.
  3. Streaky or defective prints: Transfer roller issue.
  4. Color mismatch: Color profile requires calibration. A printer is a machine and what you see on the monitor does not mean the printer is seeing what you are seeing.

Computer Care 101

This is a quick and simple guide for anyone who wants to maintain their computers – hardware and software – and keep it in top running shape.

To keep it simple, we will use point form – not in any specific order but best to follow and complete each point to benefit the most out of all of this.

Preventative Care

  1. Always have ANTI-VIRUS installed and up-to-date.
  2. Always keep the inside of your computer – the physical hardware – as clean as possible. By using something as simple as a mini air compressor and light vacuum, you should clean the interior spaces of your computer at least once every 6 months – or more often depending on how dusty it gets. Just blow and vacuum all the dust. Dust kills and has the ability to short out your electronics components due to increase in heat on the silicon boards and metal connectors.
  3. Always properly shut down your computer by going through the software process of shut down. Only do a hard shut down or reboot if all else fails. By fail, it means there is no response from your mouse or keyboard. A hard shut down is the direct press and hold of the computer power button for a couple seconds.
  4. Never open any emails that you do not know of in terms of sender origin. Remember that rich Nigerian oil prince somewhere in Nigeria offering his family fortune to you? 99% of emails of unknown origins – including your bank account, casino jackpots or other official sources – are fake. If it is too good to be true, or too impatient, ignore it. Official outlets will always contact you either by mail or direct phone call in case of an emergency or unauthorised change.
  5. Less is more. There are many management, maintenance and clean up software on the market. You would be surprised that a computer actually needs very little software to maintain and all the necessary software to clean up your computer’s software inside are already included in your Windows and Mac.
  6. Beware of bloatware. Only install software that you deem are absolutely necessary. The more software you install, the more doors and loop holes it will leave your computer to potential hackers.
  7. Always keep hardware drivers up-to-date. By having old drivers in your computer, you risk the chance of running into conflicting, incompatibility or security issues.

Most Common Symptoms and Solutions

  1. Blue Screen of Death: This is usually an critical software or hardware issue. Usually, the best way to solve this wide ranging problematic situation is through the commonly executed process of elimination.
  2. Scratching Sound: Dying Hard Drive or Cooling Fans. Perform a check disk procedure than back up data and replace hard drive.
  3. Buzzing Noise: Voltage Surge – SHUT OFF computer Immediately.
  4. Slow Computer: Either hardware limitation or infection from virus, trojan, malware, etc.
  5. Slow Internet: Either due to weather, dying router or infection from virus, trojan, malware, etc. People often confused slow computer with slow internet. Slow internet is only related to when surfing on the internet.
  6. No Screen Detection: Make sure your video card is seated properly, monitor is plugged in correctly. Possible defective connection port.

By performing all of the steps above, you will reduce the potential of your computer crashing, dying or getting hacked by up to 99%. If you need more help or consultation, do not hesitate to drop in to our store.

Policies, Etc

We offer warranty on most items sold in the store.

 

If you purchased something from us and it is defective, please bring it back to the store, along with its original box and wrappings and we will take a look and investigate and either offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange for either the same, similar or better item if the original is not available.

 

We will offer full refunds or exchanges, with a valid receipt, for items purchased within 30 days time. Some exclusions apply, such as consumables and video games.

 

Refunds are provided the same method as original purchase. If you purchased with cash, you will be refunded with cash. If you purchased with credit card, a credit will be returned onto your card.

 

Unfortunately, if we discover that the original item has been tampered with beforehand or abused, we will not be able to offer any refunds or exchanges.

 

For custom orders or specialty items, warranty, refunds or exchanges are subject to manufacturer’s policy on top of our own.

 

Our policies and prices are subject to change without notice.

Photo Restoration

We offer photo restoration services in the following price tiers:

***Prices are per photo***

Minor Restoration: 40.00

Medium Restoration: 75.00

Heavy Restoration: Case by Case

Turn around time for photo restoration varies depending on the severity of the photo restore at hand and also quantity of photos.

Average turn around time per photo is 2 to 10 business days.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be charged at the start. Remainder will be paid upon finish.