Why buy from ES Computer Services
computer chips are produced in volume on large
silicon wafers. Individual chips are trimmed
from the wafer and used to make components;
processors, graphics cards, motherboard chipsets all result from this
Manufacturers must test every single chip in
order to determine its capabilities. Some chips
simply run faster or perform better than others.
Higher performing chips make up the best retail
components, while the slower performers are
typically sold in bulk to the large Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like Dell, HP,
Compaq, IBM and Packard Bell the behemoths,
who use these components in the majority of
What does this mean for you?
Well, most larger OEM's use white box parts in almost
all of their systems, creating PCs that will
perform slower and fail earlier than systems
built with retail components.
ES Computer Services is
different. Our company uses many full retail
graded parts in its systems. Most motherboards,
CPUs, video cards, RAM, sound cards, optical
drives, and other performance components are
boxed or retail grade to ensure the highest
level of quality and reliability attainable.
Combined with a stringent assembly process,
these superior components mean that you get the
best performing system possible for your money.
ES Computer Services,
ultra-performance computer systems result from the rigorous
assembly procedures developed to produce each system. From start
to finish, each system is individually hand-crafted by certified
technicians. Once completed, the next step is a warrant of
checking everything from the physical appearance of your system
to its software, performance, and usability. After passing a 20
point checklist and diagnostic software testing, each system
gets examined one more time before shipping out to the customer.
The result is a high quality system that performs beyond your
Here's a walk through of
our assembly process.
One of our trained and
certified technicians gathers the pre-tested components kit
required for each system order.
The case's side panel
is removed and stored inside the cardboard container along
with the power cord and any other case accessories.
Any additional case
fans are installed in the proper vent areas. The drive slot
covers are removed and placed inside the box for the
customer's future use.
The nuts for the
motherboard screws are installed in the correct
configuration to align with the chosen motherboard.
Any concealed wiring
to be done under the motherboard is taped down to hold the
wires in place while it is set in place.
receives the CPU and RAM prior to installation to avoid
stress and possible damage.
The motherboard is
placed inside the case.
The power cable, case
fan cable, CPU fan cable, power on button, reset button,
internal speaker, and all case LED light cables are
The video card is
placed in its proper slot. The screws are securely tightened
by hand to avoid over-tightening.
A power cable,
keyboard, and monitor are attached to the proper connectors
for testing purposes.
The system is started
and checks are made for the power supply, fan, the case fan,
and the CPU fan.
As the system begins
to boot, we check the display for proper RAM count. We then
launch the motherboard's BIOS interface.
The time and date are
set and the proper CPU settings are made.
The changes to the
BIOS are saved and the system is restarted to be sure the
changes were accepted by the BIOS.
The system is then
powered off and the power cable, keyboard, and monitor are
The first optical
drive is inserted in the top drive bay. Any additional
devices are installed similarly.
The hard disk drive is
installed closest to the bottom of the case to benefit from
the coolest air possible.
Extra long drive
cables are attached for each device, starting at the top and
proceeding downward to prevent tangling.
The power supply
connectors for each device are then inserted, starting at
the bottom and working upward to prevent tangling.
Rubber bands are used
temporarily to restrain extra cabling and allow for a clear
view of the motherboard.
The motherboard is
flashed with the latest BIOS available from the
The processor update
is run to add important fixes, patches, and corrections to
the fundamental interaction between the motherboard and
processor. These steps can significantly reduce system
errors and lockups.
The keyboard, monitor,
power cord, and mouse are inserted and the system is powered
The display is checked
to ensure the system detects the installed drives.
The BIOS is set for
boot sequence DVD-ROM, then Hard disk drive. Other
settings are made for proper operation and the BIOS
adjustments are saved, the system is restarted again.
The system reboots to
our DVD and formats the hard drive before Windows®
is copied to the drive and installed.
Windows is installed
according to Microsoft's OEM scripts.
Any other necessary
PCI cards are inserted one at a time (example: sound card, Wifi adapter). Each card is inserted and secured
tightly before the system started and the latest drivers and
software are installed.
ensures all systems are properly installed and functioning
before the system is shut down again.
We make adjustments
and tweaks to the motherboard BIOS and Windows settings to
ensure peak performance.
Software is installed
for system monitoring and management; settings for RAM
management, video performance, and disk performance are
optimized to work best for the customer's exact system.
The most recent
software driver updates are downloaded from the appropriate
vendor’s website and installed for peak performance.
Software may be
installed as well as disk caching software for some hard
drive models to further enhance performance.
information is placed on the computer for easy access to
protection is also installed and the latest virus catalogue
The rubber bands are
removed from the SATA or SCSI cables. The cables are coiled
loosely to prevent crimping the delicate internal wires and
are tucked neatly out of view as much as possible.
Each cable receives
one or two cable ties applied snugly to hold the cable in
place. We make it easy to upgrade in the future.
The cables are pulled
toward the sides of the case to allow proper air flow
through the centre of the case for cooling. All other cables
are similarly secured with hand tightened cable ties and all
extra tie length is cut and removed.
The case cables are
braided together before being tied down. The case cover is
not installed until final overnight testing.
An assembly technician
tests the system with our 20 point checklist, then the
system receive a rigorous battery of diagnostic software
testing and benchmarking to ensure proper performance. Then
our technician begins the physical inspection.
Our checklist runs the
gamut from loose or missing screws to tight cable
connections to audio cable tie downs.
The technician makes
numerous checks during assembly, then a quality control
technician checks to ensure nothing was overlooked in the
Every screw must be
re-tightened and every cable must be securely strapped
before the cover is installed.
Every system receives
a diagnostic test to ensure all subsystems are properly
The case cover is
re-installed for all other tests to make sure the case
allows proper air flow and minimal vibration during use.
With the case cover
on, the system runs through as many as 10 cycles of thorough
testing of every system resource for proper performance.
The system then is
allowed to run overnight on a test bench. The system monitor
checks CPU temperature constantly to watch for signs of
overheating during extended use.
overnight, the system must properly wake up and restore
itself from suspended sleep.
Software is installed
to perform a variety of benchmark performance tests. These
tests provide information about the overall speed of the
system and help diagnose specific problems.
Benchmark results are
compared against systems from other manufacturers as well
other in-house PCs.
A variety of basic
tests, including DVD functionality, are performed.
software that is ordered with the system may be
pre-installed and run to check for proper launch and
The DVD drive is checked for proper eject operation as well as any
Each PC goes through the
above procedure, but there are dozens of unique optimizations
and performance tweaks we make along the way to accommodate a
particular setup. Our unique assembly process is just one of the
reasons why you get more for your money with ES Computer
Due to the custom
nature of our products, some systems may vary from the exact
procedures listed here. This list is intended to give a general
tracking of our production process, and may be altered or
modified without notice.