Jawa Verified Seller: BitRemedy

This crew is not intimidated by e-waste

Hi! Welcome back to our Featured Seller series where we interview our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. This week we interviewed Sean of BitRemedy, whose electronics recycling business lists parts and systems on Jawa! This week he gives us an inside look into the world of electronics recycling!

Tell us a little about who you are and how BitRemedy started? 

My name is Sean, and I’ve always been obsessed with taking things apart ever since I was a young lad. I kept getting in trouble with my parents because I kept “trying to fix” their computers, until they got fed up and gave me a hand-me-down. I used to constantly learn new things about how stuff worked, watched Mythbusters and How It’s Made religiously, and loved to tinker with technology and computers. I also have an unhealthy obsession with arcade games, such as DDR, ITG, IIDX, PIU, and other music/rhythm games – as well as buying and fixing these things too. 

Also being a young adult who saw things in the world I didn’t agree with, and wanting to be a part of the solution, I would often bite off way more than I could chew – and scramble to solve the problem later. This was how I started BitRemedy; I was working IT at my college, saw the ‘e-waste’ that was perfectly good, and took a paycheck and purchased as much ‘e-waste’ as I could to fix up, and give away and sell. Literally started as a garage business, until my parents wanted their parking spaces back and I had to find a place to rent.

Why did you start selling on Jawa and how did you find out about us?

I heard about Jawa from Bitwit on YouTube! I watch tech videos all day during my regular work shifts and when I get home. I am constantly on the lookout for new and exciting ideas. 

I started to sell on Jawa because I’ve been looking to diversify my business revenue as well as reduce my business’ reliance on eBay. eBay is like a giant steamroller; you have to adapt or get out of the way or you risk getting flattened. Jawa is much more community based and listens. Based on the very first interactions and experiences with customers and the Jawa team, we were “sold” instantly! The Discord community definitely makes a difference. 

As a computer recycler, your business is a bit different than our average Jawa seller. What is something most people probably don’t know about the electronics recycling business? 

1. Electronics recycling is a lot of fun. There’s a surprising amount of electronics that get tossed out because they “don’t work” and are simply old, have a software issue, or might just be unwanted! To quote one of my favorite shows, Trailer Park Boys – “One man’s garbage is another man’s ungarbage”. There are few things more rewarding than fixing something expensive that you got for free. 

2. Electronics recycling takes very little to get started. Simply ask your friends and family if they need help removing any old electronics from their basement or closet, and they’ll be glad you asked! Then you have a ton of old stuff you can sort through, and convert into value for other people. Anything that’s not worth money, you can then sort into and drop off to a local electronics scrap facility. It’s all about persistence. There’s a lot of discarded value in e-waste! 

3. Remember the 3 R’s of recycling; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! 

4. There is sadly not a lot of regulation in electronics waste disposal. Some states have fines, and some simply don’t have anything. You’d be surprised how many people will throw electronics and batteries into regular trash. Some of this gets caught, but some doesn’t – and now we have piles of electronics with lead and other bad chemicals seeping into the ground because they got tossed into trash, instead of being recycled. Bad stuff. 

How do you measure your impact? How much waste do you help reduce by recycling electronic vs throwing them in the dump? 

We measure our impact by how many pallet cubes we recycle per month. Currently, we average about 18 pallets per month. This number goes up every month, so who knows where we’ll be in a year! 

We process about 200 laptops a month, 200 desktops a month, and about 20 servers a month. We also recycle about 20-30 Televisions (10 CRTs and 10-20 flat screens). About 20-30 people drop off a car load of e-waste per month to our garage door as well. If you average this over a year, that’s 2400+ laptops, 2400+ desktops, about 300 televisions, and about 220+ pallets a year, or about 8 full semi-trailer loads!

Part of our mission is simply education; the more people know that electronics are really really bad to throw into the trash, the better. We love explaining all of the bits of recycling. If we can get people to ask questions, then we’re feeling like we helped plant the seed for wanting to know more.

We get a lot of comments from people saying that they would never buy used gear. How can Jawa help buyers become more comfortable purchasing used or repaired parts, specifically GPUs? 

I would suggest having a standard of testing; such as a list of GPUs and performance metrics, and then a form of validation of the benchmark. 

For example: RTX 3060s should benchmark 12,000 points on some benchmark (say… Passmark), and this list is available to find on the Jawa website. And, for example – I’m selling a 3060 that has been repaired. I can show proof “I ran this benchmark for 24 hours and it scored 11,900 – and my code is JW1234567890GPU” – which is publicly searchable, and shows the serial number of the card along with the score that it benched. 

Possibly a “Jawa Certified Tested” for GPUs, specific benchmark ran for 24 hours that details thermal details every 1 hour, and a score. I think this would be awesome if there was a “badge of trust” for this; something anybody can do, just follow instructions / download software and run it for the prescribed amount of time.

What component would you say makes the most sense to buy used vs new? 

I honestly think that anything makes sense to buy used if the seller can back it up or prove it’s good. To really narrow it down, I say NVME SSD, since those are easily tested – followed by RAM then GPUs. 

To show the flip-side, the products we sell that have the lowest amount of returns are processors, followed by SSDs (both about a 2% return rate, versus average of about 3.5% return rate for most parts).

How would passing Right to Repair impact the gaming gear landscape? Right to Repair would impact the gaming gear landscape immensely. This would lower the cost of refurbished electronics and lower the cost to repair failing parts. Imagine being able to send your out of warranty 1080 Ti for repairs and it only cost $60. One day, you might even be able to visit a local repair shop that’s in your neighborhood; it shouldn’t be a specialty to do soldering repair work. This used to be pretty normal for solder repair to be ubiquitous. 

Gamers are very cost conscious since we’re mostly young people. Young people don’t make a ton of money, and are very careful on what they spend money on. Right to Repair would lower the cost to repair, which would save  money – give more options to individuals (should I repair this or replace it), and it would give a ton of more job opportunities to enterprising people looking to make money fixing stuff. 

One example is to just cite how popular EVGA’s B-Stock store has been over the last 2 years. All of that stuff is recertified/refurbished stuff, and it flew off shelves! 

If you bought a gaming PC using only refurbished parts, you’d probably save 30% off new! I’ve done this dozens of times without problem.

What current trends in the PC / gaming space do you love or hate?

I love the trend of indie games becoming more and more popular. Indie gamers, rise up? There’s just so much creativity bursting at the seams. 

I am however not a fan of the “us vs them” feeling of tribalism between Console Gamers and PC Gamers. I know some of this is sarcastic and done for humor, but it does seem to strike a nerve with some. I would love to see a feeling of more inclusion for our friends who prefer to game more with controllers. This only represents a minority of people; so it’s not a big issue. 

What’s your most memorable PC building/creating/ or gaming experience?

I used to be a part of a local group of arcade enthusiasts that frequented a local Nickel arcade. We would meet at the arcade on Fridays and game from 5pm until midnight every Friday. We didn’t need an event or reminder, we just showed up. One of my favorite memories is when there were about 30 of us there, and some people decided to bring their home PCs over and set them up inside. We played Duck Game, Nidhogg, VR Games and all sorts of awesome fun steam games all night in between arcade games. This was all totally spontaneous and it felt like we truly had captured lightning in a bottle. 

9. What is your favorite build or part for sale on Jawa right now (yours or another seller’s)? 

I’m a sucker for this one because it’s creative, thinking outside the box to make it look cool, and it’s reusing something that might have been tossed aside! This build would handle most indie games just fine at 1080p. If I were them, I’d probably lower the price a tad, and you’ve got yourself a sale! 🙂 

https://www.jawa.gg/product/7273/clearance-1050-ti-i-5-6500-16-gb-ram-2-tb -hdd-256-gb-ssd-windows-10-p-black-and-white-gaming-pc 

We hear you have some hardware dad jokes…can you tell us your favorite? – One day, when I was replying to someone as to why I was late on an email “I’m so sorry, we were testing GPUs and a flock of RTX 3000 series cards escaped. Who knew RTX 3080s could run so fast?!” 

– “As it turns out, AMD processors are not meant to be used as hair combs…” – “Biostar motherboard? More like… I’m a-bio-start-a-fire!” followed by deafening silence.

What feature would you like to see next on Jawa? 

I think it would be awesome for the “Jawa Verified Tested GPU” badge or something. List of GPUs and benchmark scores to compare your own card against.

Thank you to BitRemedy for giving us some insight to the world of electronics recycling and you can check out their store on Jawa for awesome deals on tested parts and systems!

Jawa Verified Seller: MaharliKaps

Aiyuki of MaharliKaps along with some of her favorite caps!

Hi! Welcome back to our Featured Seller series where we interview our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. This week we interviewed Aiyuki of MaharliKaps who has made lots of custom keycaps including an awesome Jawa themed set! Check out her and her listings on Jawa and in the Jawa Discord.

Tell us who you are and how you would describe yourself?

My name is Aiyuki, I am an Artisan Keycap Artist Wannabe. Owner of MaharliKaps. I like games, keyboard & computers. I started making keycaps because I saw that I can’t afford them, so I made one for myself and people told me to sell them, So I did ^^

What do you do in the world of PC building or PC parts & accessories in general? 

I cannot disclose where I work but I work closely with computer hardware. I particularly love keyboards.

When did you start selling on Jawa and how did you find out about us?

07/07/2022, it’s funny cause I think July is always a good Month for me every time I start something big for myself 🙂 I found out about Jawa through Flipping Central Team.

Is this a part time gig, full time job, or hobby for you?

It’s started as a hobby, now if people love my keycaps I can consider this as part time gig and eventually be a full time job if ever that comes in time ^^

How would you describe your style when it comes to your builds(Or items)?

I’d say I like customizing and cutesy stuffs

Are you a Linus Tech Tips or Steve from GN kinda guy?

Hmm not sure, I’m not a fan of youtubers. But if you make me want to choose from either of them I’d say I like Steven from GN.

What’s your most memorable PC building/creating/ or gaming experience? 

Being a clan leader of a big clan in Last Oasis when it first launched.

What is your favorite build or part for sale on Jawa right now (yours or another seller’s)?

Hmmm. there isn’t really a favorite per say, I guess I like photos of BTB & Demonmit1

Who are some people who made a difference to you in this community (Jawa or PC gaming in general)?

All the admins Special mention to flipping central team, RobE for always buying my stuff, Deathe for suggesting the Jawa Keycap and purchasing all the time, and all the mods. 

Favorite Jawa emote?

Jawa Verified Seller: Gaming Workstations & Services

Edwin along with some of his favorite builds!

Hi! Welcome back to our Featured Seller series where we interview our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. Gaming Workstations and Services has had over 50 confirmed transactions on Jawa, making him one on our top sellers. You can find both him and his listings on Jawa and in the Jawa Discord.

Tell us who you are and how you would describe yourself?

My name is Edwin N. Jiménez and I own and operate Gaming Workstations & Services. I graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Automation from Bakersfield College. During my time there, I also acquired some certifications in AutoCAD, AutocadCAD Electrical and Fusion 360 which
are 2D and 3D drafting and modeling softwares. These programs showed me the harsh reality that my $350 AMD A10 HP laptop from Walmart was not up to the task.

My first PC build came as a result of this necessity:
Intel Core i7 2600K // Reference GTX 560 // OCZ 16GB 1600MHz
By the end of my academic AutoCAD career my system was as follows,
Intel core i5 7600K @5.0GHz // Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB // GSkill TridentZ RGB 64GB 3000Mhz

Keep in mind this was for Running AutoCAD and Fusion 360 only, I never had gaming in mind at all. Before that I would only play mobile games on my phone. By the end of college I realized that I had built a pretty powerful “workstation” that just so happened to be an excellent gaming
machine. My current workstation stands as follows: Ryzen 9 5900X // FTW3 RTX 3080 // Vengeance 32GB 3800MHz and I still use it for work with CAD and 3D rendering. Aaaand just so happens to be a really good gaming PC haha!!

What do you do in the world of PC building or PC parts in general? 

In the world of computers, I mainly focus on the budget side of gaming and workstations. I like to build custom pre-built PCs in the sub $1,500 range, though most systems I sell are $500-$1K because that’s a more reasonable price range for the average person. I find that the $600 mark is always the sweet spot for people getting their first system.

I do build high end systems, but those are usually commissions unless I find a killer deal! The most expensive PC I’ve sold is a 5950X // RTX 3090 // Corsair 32GB 4000MHz system during the height of the price craze at $5,800 for an individual that wanted 244FPS 1440p on warzone… The cheapest was definitely an Intel i5 6400T iGPU PC that was sold to a kid that just wanted to watch youtube and do his homework for $100.

When did you start selling on Jawa and how did you find out about us?

I have been a Jawa seller since December 2021 thanks to a quick ad from an OzTalksHW video! Shortly after making an account and posting on Jawa for the first time, I was approached by CEO Amanda with more information about the site and how to become a Verified seller!

Is this a part time gig, full time job, or hobby for you?

I would describe it more like a Full Time Hobby. It started as a way to make a little money to help pay for school, but it is definitely on its way to become a full time job! As time passes, this is getting more and more official for me!

How would you describe your style when it comes to your builds?

In the beginning of my PC flip venture I did not have much of a choice when it came to a theme or style. I simply kept them as clean as they could be!
In the present day, I definitely feel like my builds choose their own style. I keep a lot of parts around, and when I see a theme developing in two or more parts, I build upon that. It could either take a brand uniformity approach or a central color theme.

How do you find the buyers for your builds (if you don’t mind sharing your secrets)?
I started selling on ebay, but that did not last very long. Then moved on to posting locally to Facebook marketplace, offerup and mercari. I definitely started to offer shipping from the very beginning which really helped to
boost sales especially if you don’t live in or around a large city. Not counting local sales, I have shipped over 150 computers to date! I am lucky to live between San Francisco and Sacramento in California which really helped sell tons locally. Today most of my sales come from Instagram DM’s, Jawa and my personal site

Are you a Linus Tech Tips or Steve from GN kinda guy?

I am more of a TechYesCity kind of guy.

What’s your most memorable PC building experience? 

Some years ago, I got my hands on two identical Sapphire Vapor-X cards to replace a tired GTX 560. They are huge cards even for today’s standards. I put them together in crossfire in an i5 7600K @5.0GHz system inside a Phanteks P300 case. It was the craziest, most packed thing I had ever seen. Though I never got it to work, because the second card never worked in the first place. I think I will remember that one forever. Shortly after i got an RX 580 8GB new and sealed for $100 on offerup!!! That card later became the biggest investment of my life thanks to crypto.

What is your favorite build for sale on Jawa right now (yours or another seller’s)? This 11700 // 3070 Ti system from Demonmit1 is one of my favorites on the site at the moment. I am not a big RGB person and this build reminds me a lot of my own.

Favorite Jawa emote?

Jawa Verified Seller: ShoddyTechSupport

ShoddyTech along with some of his favorite builds!

Hi! Welcome back to our Featured Seller series where we interview our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. ShoddyTech Support has been one of the most active members on Jawa and especially in the discord. You can find both him and his listings on Jawa and in the Jawa Discord.

Tell us who you are and how you would describe yourself?

Blunt, weird, hyper…..just ask the wife.

What do you do in the world of PC building or PC parts in general? 

Acquire, build and sell. Lately I have been finding my self wanting to do more ‘experimental things’ for example building a PC case from scratch.

When did you start selling on Jawa and how did you find out about us?

First time stumbling across Jawa.gg was on Facebook. Joined the Discord and STALKED. I will admit I was extremely skeptical at first and when creating my account to be a seller, I emailed Jawa. CEO actually responded to the email. So I pushed through. Jawa at the time was still in Beta, and I have been around ever since.

Is this a part time gig, full time job, or hobby for you?

A mix of all of the above. 100% a hobby I purely love building PCs. If I could I would give them away. Part time is time allocated for building  . It becomes a full time with tech support and acquiring parts. I tend to bargain hunt to provide very competitive prices.

How would you describe your style when it comes to your builds?

I try to be a perfectionist. I build every PC with the intention/ idea of if it was my own. I try to do different cases and builds with all the PCs I sell. 

Are you a Linus Tech Tips or Steve from GN kinda guy?

I like to think closer to LTT kinda person. Especially with some of the projects I am doing now. For example Pfsense router/firewall, and building a PC case from scratch.

What’s your most memorable PC building experience? 

The first PC I built for myself.

CPU: AMD RYZEN 2600x

GPU: XFX 580 8gb

RAM: 16GB 3200 

What is your favorite build for sale on Jawa right now (yours or another seller’s)?

This Pink build by Gaming Workstations!

Unfortunately it’s not my own but I gotta give props to whom it’s deserved.

Who are some people who made a difference to you in this community (Jawa or PC gaming in general)?

Jawa as a whole. Granted more credit go to the founding members, but the community as a whole is making a difference in PC Gaming and Hardware.

Favorite Jawa emote?

Jawa Verified Seller: PCsbyThomas

PCs by Thomas, and three of his builds sold on Jawa

Hi! Welcome back to our Featured Seller series where we interview our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. Thomas has been one of the most prolific sellers on Jawa with over twenty sold systems and he currently holds the record for most expensive system sold on Jawa! You can find both him and his listings on Jawa and in the Jawa Discord where he helps out as one of our moderators.

Tell us who you are and how you would describe yourself?

I’m a 21 year old PC enthusiast who loves messing around with random hardware configurations and turned that into a business. I also have an affinity for electric cars and love making content about their features. 

What do you do in the world of PC building or PC parts in general? 

I am a small scale system integrator, who works to get good deals to pass along so other people can benefit from great discounts on computers. 

When did you start selling on Jawa and how did you find out about us?

I started selling on Jawa in November 2021. A friend introduced me to the site. 

Is this a part time gig, full time job, or hobby for you?

It is currently a part time gig, but I’d love to switch it to a full time job if it can sustain that. Although, I’m not sure I have the self motivation for that. I have a different full time job and I’m also working on expanding my Youtube portfolio. 

How would you describe your style when it comes to your builds?

I go for a simple yet elegant appearance to my builds. I love using RGB components because they can be set to whatever the user desires. I feel that some people place too much emphasis on aesthetics over performance. I tend to be performance focused at a given price point, but if clients wish for aesthetic upgrades, I’m always happy to accommodate. 

You have the record for most expensive build sold on Jawa! How do you find the buyers for your builds (if you don’t mind sharing your secrets)?

I list PCs on my facebook business page and Jawa. Over the past few years of being a business, I’ve grown a large facebook following. Not everyone is close enough for me to deliver or meet for the sale so the computer needs to get shipped. When that happens, I run all my sales through Jawa for the convenience and low fees. This allows me to reach a wider audience which I am very grateful for because without Jawa I wouldn’t have the opportunity to ship my computers across the country comfortably. 

Are you a Linus Tech Tips or Steve from GN kinda guy?

I find myself watching LTT more, but I am currently wearing merch from both of them. I’ve bought significant amounts of merch from both of them. 

What’s your most memorable PC building experience? 

I can’t single any out honestly. They all have their own little quirks and I’ve had a lot of fun building them all. 

What is your favorite build for sale on Jawa right now (yours or another seller’s)?

Project SnowWhite. I loved working with the all white components and as stated before, I don’t tend to drive deeply into aesthetics so it was fun to go the opposite route on this build.

Project SnowWhite

Who are some people who made a difference to you in the PC community?

My parents – they first had a computer built for me when I was three and helped me get many laptops through the years. They’ve helped me flourish with my online interests such as gaming or streaming and supported my business ideas. 

Favorite Jawa emote?

Jawa Verified Seller: Cypress Gaming PC

Jason, aka Cypress Gaming PC, and three of his builds sold on Jawa

Hi! Welcome back to our Featured Seller series where we interview our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. It’s crazy that Jason at Cypress Gaming PC just joined Jawa this month, but has come in strong, already selling 8 builds on Jawa! He’s clearly no stranger to the biz and industry – he runs his own gaming podcast, is a mod for our good friend Nerd on a Budget, and you can find him in our discord regularly.

Tell us a bit about you! How would you describe yourself?

I surely describe myself as a kid at heart – I love gaming and technology. The idea that a computer can open up an endless realm for people to play, work, and connect with others is amazing to me. What a bargain to a realm of endless possibilities.

I’ve been gaming since I was a kid, and I want to bring those good memories to everyone I serve now, either with selling them a budget gaming PC, or talking about games with friends on our gaming podcast.

What do you do in the world of PC building or PC parts in general?

I mostly acquire gently used PC parts from my local market and sell them to others at a bargain – you’d be amazed at how far a PC can go even when it doesn’t cost $3000. I love talking with my customers and seeing their setups after they get the PC home – bringing people from console to PC is so much fun!

When did you start selling on Jawa and how did you find out about us?

I recently did a podcast with Danny over from Nerd on a Budget, and he led us toward Jawa as a place to sell/buy online without all the crazy fees. I’ve previously sold on r/hardwareswap and eBay, but have been mildly frustrated with both of them for different reasons. Jawa has been great so far and the community is very helpful.

Is this a part time gig, full time job, or hobby for you?

This is just part time for now – I work full time in Technology as a System Administrator. I’d love to focus full time on selling computers to the gaming community in the future though.

How would you describe your style when it comes to your builds?

Price to performance. I’m not too good at making really sick looking builds that end up on r/battlestations, but I love making affordable computers that still look nice and simple.

Are you a Linus Tech Tips or Steve from GN kinda guy?

I love both of these content creators for sure, but you can only watch so many videos of a smart man explaining why a power supply is horrible for 30 minutes to you…

What’s your most memorable PC building experience?

A lot of my local clients are teenagers – and they love making the move from console to PC. They will be happy with their rigs and then text me pictures of their desk and how much they love it. Then I’ll get a text from their friend who is jealous and now THEY want a computer! The chain continues until I’ve helped out the entire friend group. So much fun.

What is your favorite build for sale on Jawa right now (yours or another seller’s)?

My “Mewtwo” build is certainly my first attempt at a work of art. I have a degree in Film Production, so I tried to use what I learned there in that build. The reception has been great! (sorry y’all…the build has since been sold…but def message him if you want a similar one!)

Who are some people who made a difference to you in this community (Jawa or PC gaming in general)?

Nerd on a Budget has such a great message – PC gaming doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Being smart with your finances, and upgrading only when it is feasible to you (not when your favorite content creator says you should) is really responsible. Danny has done a great service to the Jawa community and Tech YouTube as a whole.

Favorite Jawa emote?

Want to stay in touch with Jason?

Check out Cypress Gaming PC‘s store on Jawa, listen to his gaming culture and lifestyle podcast, subscribe to his YT channel, and follow him on Instagram to see his latest builds!

Jawa Verified Seller: Mountain Man PCs

Shawn, aka Mountain Man PCs, and one of his builds listed on Jawa

Every month we feature some of our Jawa Verified Sellers to highlight their business and story. Shawn is a relatively new member who we scouted from Instagram 🙂 But he has jumped in and proven a valuable contributor immediately. You can find him on Discord helping out other members with tech questions and price checks, or giving us a peek into the life of a hardcore PC enthusiast (like scoring a 3080 after camping out at a Best Buy).

Tell us a bit about the guy behind Mountain Man PCs

My name is Shawn and I am an avid Pc enthusiast, outdoors man and Sportsman. I love both staying inside to build computers, to game or watch movies, as well as get outside to hike, hunt, camp, fish and play sports.

What do you do in the world of PC building or PC parts in general?

I love building PCs with a bit more of a focus on the aesthetic on the computer than pure price to performance. That being said, I’m not going to spend an extra 400 dollars on what would be a 500 dollar pc to make it look good, but I am a firm believer that an extra few dollars can take a computer’s looks to the next level!

Tell us about your favorite games and PC gaming experiences

I play games but not a ton. I do play a lot of Call of Duty, a lot of which is in the Zombies game mode, because I’m far from being good at multiplayer. Being a big sports fan as well I do play more than my fair share of fifa madden and sometimes NBA 2k and Rocket league. I do also have a soft spot of games with a bit of a survival element such as Minecraft or more recently Valheim.

What’s your most memorable PC building experience?

Hard to beat your 1st computer as being most memorable. It was pure bang for your buck, and I loved it. I accidently switched the power and reset front panel connectors, and when I fixed them, I unplugged something else because the PC no longer worked. I took it apart and rebuilt it and thankfully it was all systems go, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

When did you get into PC hardware building and optimizing?

I am pretty new to the scene, starting in June of 2020. Rest assured though, I am approaching my 50th PC build. So experience won’t be much of an issue.

Who are some people who made a difference to you in this community?

Amanda was actually the one who reached out to me on Instagram. I was extremely skeptical at 1st, who isn’t of random Instagram DM’s asking you to buy into their business? The big thing for me was the discord server where people like Rand and others greeted me and helped talk to me and made me feel more comfortable here at Jawa.

Check out Mountain Man PC’s store on Jawa, and follow him on Instagram to see his latest builds

Meet Jawa Verified Seller, Rand!

Meet Rand, one of our awesome Jawa Verified Sellers!

Rand is one of our favorite sellers because he truly embodies what Jawa stands for. He celebrates the art and craft of PC building with his unique parts and rigs, like this Sleeper PC he sold a few months ago. He is also a huge contributor to the Jawa community: he helps newbies list or price their parts on Jawa, advises people on our #tech-support Discord channel, and is committed to fair and transparent pricing.

By the looks of Rand’s builds and insane tech knowledge, you’d never know that he only recently got into PC building and gaming! He did play PC games when he was younger, but just settled for an Xbox growing up 😉 He rediscovered the joy of PC gaming when he was inspired by the nostalgia from older PC cases from the early/mid 2000’s.

Rand’s first build is a Ryzen 5800x system with a RTX 3070 in an old Dell case. He just switched everything over from an old Dell case to this fractal meshify mini c (check out the big reveal below).

soooo satisfying

Make sure to check back often to check for new parts and builds at Rand’s PC Parts and Sleepers store on Jawa. And email us at askjawa@jawa.gg if you’d like to sell on Jawa as a Jawa Verified Seller!