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Old June 23, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Default Computer Prep - Mid July - $3500

I got an email from someone looking to have a computer built. I guess one of my co-workers recomended me to one if his friends and he is wanting something made.

He has a budget of $3500 and is only looking for the computer. NO monitor, keyboard, etc. etc. required.

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
- Gaming and bragging.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$3500 tops.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
He doesn't really know about companies. So no preference.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
None.

6. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Overclocked

7. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Mid July

I'll be back to edit this post once I make a quick list of parts. Feel free to enter ideas/ recomendations.
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Old June 23, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Quickly put together. Throw in a couple fans of choice for the heatsink, change the case based on whatever their tastes are. Hell, swap out the extreme overkill processor to save some big cash. Lots of variables to choose!


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Old June 23, 2010, 06:00 PM
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even if hes got the budget,lol,doesnt mean hell wisely shell 1k on a cpu lol. same with mobo. a good 200 dollar or maybe 300 mobo will do.
start with a 480 or 5970 as gpu, add another later if not enough. get the 30 incher in special from dell.
nothing to say for psu, altough the 850 will run 2 of the above.
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Old June 23, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Yeah, I just went straight for the limit. I'm a fan of the cheaper stuff, but if someone wants to blow some money, so be it.
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I don't know, maybe if you get a big enough compacticator you can put it in your butt and name yourself "sexbuttplug"...
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<martin_metal_88> I think I am gonna sell my server
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<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
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<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
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<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

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Old June 23, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Sorry I didnt get that quick list of mine up, as soon as I posted the thread, I got a call to come into work immediatly. Looks like I got beat to it. I'll tinker with the list, and check some stuff out.

Thanks canucks!
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Old June 24, 2010, 04:08 AM
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This is where i'd be at with $3500.. though I wouldn't spend near that amount, lol.
I'm not even going to pricematch here - just rounding.

$220 - Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
$220 - G.SKILL F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD Trident PC3-16000 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-2000 CL9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
$310 - Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ
$70 - Corsair H50 Cooler
$80 - Noctua P12 x4 (2 on H50, two case)
$200 - CM HAFX $200 or Fractal Design R2 ($110) - this is all dependant on what the cust likes the look of..
$220 - Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 CMPSU-850AX 850W ATX Fully Modular 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
(Unless it's not out yet, then - Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply)
$524 - Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk $262x2
$100 - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN
$860 - XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX HD587XZNDC 875MHZ 1GB GDDR5 $430x2
$160 - LG BH10LS30 Bluray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA Retail Box

That's up to $2964.. plus taxes + shipping, around $3400. Pricematch would go down a good $200 or so.
That there, is a monster. Run @ 4Ghz and there's nothing out there it couldn't do. Epeen rating of 9/10 (need 980x and dual 5970s + $1500 watercooling loop for that)
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for that cash, as i said before, get a duallie intel or quad cpu amd. then you can brag for a while
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Old June 24, 2010, 08:26 PM
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I might let him know that ammount of money is a little crazy. He seems pretty set on it though (which makes me excited!) I'll check to see if he wants water cooling, then update my original post.

Thanks again everyone!
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Old June 24, 2010, 09:35 PM
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how bout X6 Phenom, Crosshair IV, GTX480 SLi for under $2500?
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Old June 26, 2010, 06:23 PM
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Really for the case, I don't suggest the CM HAF-X, get something more original.....like a nice Silverstone. And +1 on Rison's recommendation on SSDs in RAID 0; very fast. I'd say a Blu-ray writer isn't necessary since it's gaming, but whatever fits his needs, and makes him happy.
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