1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

[FS] Custom PC Building

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by Ben Clarke, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,982 (2.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    208
    Location:
    Portugal
    adding ram voids warranty??
  2. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    Unless you want to pay extra, I'm afraid it does. The guy I hired tyo do my repairs said, and refuses to do them if they don't pay for extended warranty. Oh and Alcpone, I cheaped out on my rig and bought it from a store.
  3. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    ULTIMA 8000 Intel Edition

    Intel® Core™2 Duo E6700 Dual Core
    ASUS EN8800GTX/HTDP 768MB DDR3 (Dual DVI, SLI, HDCP compliant)
    2x Samsung 500GB Serial ATA II 16MB cache
    Logitech Cordless Desktop LX710 Laser
    Kingston 2GB (2x 1GB) DDR2 667 PC2-5300 240-pin
    ASUS VW192s Widescreen 19" 5ms TFT Monitor
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate32 OEM (32-bit)
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
    Logitech S-500 5.1 Surround set
    ASUS MyCinema-P7131 Hybrid (Digital and Analog) TV PCI Card)
    450W PSU

    £2014.75 ec. VAT and shipping.

    Well, heres the Intel version of the Ultima 9000. Slightly cheaper, due to the lack of SLI and downgraded monitor. But remember, if you don't like one of these, ask me to custom build, and I'll get a price to you ASAP.
  4. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,982 (2.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    208
    Location:
    Portugal
    kingston ram? :banghead:
  5. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    Cheapest I can get. Pay extra, I'll give you OCZ or Corsair or whatever.
  6. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    Three more pre-built ones for ya...

    WorkForce 200

    Power Cracker Tower System (Samsung SH-S182 DVD MultiRecorder LightScribe Black
    AMD Sempron64 3200+ Socket AM2
    USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader (3.5"Black)
    Built-in nVidia GeForce 6100 graphics
    Samsung 160GB Serial ATA II 8MB cache
    Keyboard and optical mouse
    Kingston 1GB DDR2 667 PC2-5300 240-pin
    Internal PCI 56k V92 FAX/Modem
    17" TFT Monitor with speakers (VGA - DVI)
    Microsoft Windows Vista Business OEM (32-bit)
    Built-in audio
    ASUS WL-138g PCI adapter
    Free Additional Speakers

    £484.70 exc. VAT and shipping


    Back 2 Base Intel 1 PCI-E Edition

    Intel® Core™2 Duo E6300 Dual Core
    ASUS EN7300GE HTD 256MB DDR2 (DVI, SLI, HDTV out)
    Samsung 80GB Serial ATA II 8MB cache
    Keyboard and optical mouse with free Desktop Speakers
    Kingston 512MB DDR2 667 PC2-5300 240-pin
    17" TFT Monitor with speakers (VGA - DVI)
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic OEM (32-bit), built-in audio)
    400W PSU


    £524.80 exc. VAT and shipping


    Back 2 Base Intel 1 AGP Edition

    Intel® Core™2 Duo E6300 Dual Core
    ASUS N6200/TD 256MB AGP DVI TV-OUT
    Samsung 80GB Serial ATA II 8MB cache
    Keyboard and optical mouse with free Desktop Speakers
    PC3200 DDR400 184-pin 512MB
    17" TFT Monitor with speakers (VGA - DVI)
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic OEM (32-bit)
    Built-in audio
    400W PSU

    £514.80 exc VAT and shipping


    Remember, you CAN custom order these....
  7. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    Well, here it is. The price list for single parts, categorised by what they are.

    AGP

    ASUS N6200/TD 256MB AGP DVI TV-OUT £59.99

    Sapphire ATI RADEON™ X1600 PRO 512MB DDR2 £119.99


    PCI-E

    ASUS EN6200LE MAX 256/ ONBOARD 64MB (PCIX DVI VGA TV-Out) £34.99

    ASUS EN7100GS MAX 512/ ONBOARD 128MB £44.99

    ASUS EN7300GE HTD 256MB DDR2 (DVI, SLI, HDTV out) £54.99

    Palit GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3 Dual-link DVI, TV-Out SLI £99.99

    ASUS EN7600GS HTD Silent 512MB (DVI, SLI, HDTV out) £109.99

    ASUS EN7600GT 2DHT 256MB (Dual DVI, SLI, HDTV out) £119.99

    Palit GeForce 7900GS 512MB DDR3 (Dual Dual-Link DVI, Dual VGA, SLI, HDTV out) £149.99

    ASUS EN7950GT 512MB DDR3 (HDCP compliant) £189.99

    Palit GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB DDR3 (dual DVI) £229.99

    ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP 640MB DDR3 (Dual DVI, SLI, HDCP compliant) £329.99

    ASUS EN8800GTX/HTDP 768MB DDR3 (Dual DVI, SLI, HDCP compliant) £439.99

    HDD'S (3.5" Internal)

    Samsung 80GB Serial ATA II 8MB cache £39.99

    Samsung 80GB UDMA133 7200rpm £39.99

    Samsung 160GB UDMA133 8MB cache £54.99

    Samsung 160GB Serial ATA II 8MB cache £54.95

    Samsung 250GB Serial ATA II 8MB cache £64.95

    Samsung 250GB UDMA133 8MB cache £64.95

    Samsung 320GB UDMA133 16MB cache £84.95

    Samsung 320GB Serial ATA II 16MB cache £84.95

    Samsung 500GB Serial ATA II 16MB cache £139.95


    CPU's

    AMD Sempron64 3400+ Socket 754 £74.99

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket AM2 £74.99

    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Socket AM2 £79.99

    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ X2 Dual Core Socket AM2 £99.99

    AMD Athlon 64 4200+ X2 Dual Core Socket AM2 £119.99

    AMD Athlon 64 5200+ X2 Dual Core Socket AM2 £179.99

    Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 Dual Core £189.99

    Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 Dual Core £249.99

    Intel® Core™2 Duo E6700 Dual Core £409.99


    PSU's

    480W ATX Power Supply Unit £39.99

    600 watts Power Supply Unit £49.99

    Tagan 530W ATX PSU Black £89.99

    Tagan 700W ATX PSU Black £119.99


    Sound Cards

    Sound Blaster Audigy Value 7.1 sound card £29.99

    Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme £79.99

    Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty™ £179.99

    Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro £259.99


    Well, there's my current single parts line-up at the minute. Soon I'll extend in to cooling and cases as well.
  8. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    Okay, an update. From now on, I will ONLY be using AMD processors. Current pre-built systems are not affected by this. It is known that Intel CPU's have a slightly higher clock frequency, so all AMD CPU's will be pre-overclocked slightly if available to make up for lost clock speed. This small overclock is FREE, but a higher overclock can be bought for £50, and this is for an overclock on ALL components. Free overclock is for CPU only.

    EDIT: I've decided I will build Intel systems, but it will increase the price of the system. The reason for this is because Intel are abusing their monopolistic position by bullying consumers into only buying their products. AMD has never done this, so I support them.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2007
  9. Grings

    Grings New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,302 (0.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    184
    Location:
    Blighty
    *sarcasm*hey everyone, im also willing to sell you stuff at roughly £30-£50 dearer than scan, aria, ebuyer, dabs etc etc etc*sarcasm*
  10. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    Quality is paramount. If people want cheap computers with crappy parts, fine by me. If they want quality builds, with tested components, then they come to me. I don't care what you think. If you want to flame, go stick your head in a bonfire or something. Don't hassle people who are trying to get some money to buy food by doing something they love.
  11. Grings

    Grings New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,302 (0.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    184
    Location:
    Blighty
    im not flaming you dude, and i think the idea of offering a pc building process is a good one, however if somebody is looking for components in the u.k. i'll find the cheapest price i can find and post a link to it, and no it wont be to a crappy part either, i just think an x1600pro for £120 is taking the piss a bit, thats not helping people (what a forums for) its ripping them off (you know fully well that these can be had for around £60 or so, doing a quick search i could only find x1650's, for around £80)
  12. Alcpone

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,339 (0.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    96
    Location:
    Tyne & Wear, UK
    Precisely, I think this guy needs some kind of mod slapping! If he really wants to sell systems he can join the rest of the sellers on ebay :)
  13. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,403 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    England
    No, I didn't know. Which is why tomorrow, I'm rechecking all of my prices with suppliers I found on here, and adjusting my prices to those parts, while still making some money out of it. But at last check, I was cheaper than Alienware.

    And Alcpone, I'm a couple of years too young for ebay.

    Anyway, general question, can anyone provide me with hosting, say a subdomain until the ball is rolling and I can afford my own site?
  14. J0N

    J0N New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    448 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    I must agree with Grings. You have a nice idea, however TPU is probably the wrong place to be advertising it. Most people here would build their own systems, and some of your prices for components are well overmarked. How much do you charge for the actual building?
  15. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,289 (1.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    148
    Location:
    Halifax, Canada
    With Alienware your paying for the name/support. + i hear they are real well laid out and you´ll hardly ever have any issues with thier comps. thats where people who dont know much about computers should go.

    On one of your first bugget builds, you said you were going for quality with limited money for a gammer, I think instead of the e6600 you should of gone with a e6300 and a decent psu. I thought that was a clearer option but thats just my view.

    I dont think this is the best site for you to sell comps from, but you can do it (Im sure you might sell a couple). though most site visitors/users know how to overclock, elc.

    Edit: the build I am taking about is the one on post #22 of page 1. I dont see a 380watt psu powering that rig with any stability or at all.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2007
  16. Fusion New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    143 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    so you are about 15 then, that means that if i buy a pc off u, and then eletricute myself, I would sue your parents, as you are only a minor!

    HA:nutkick:
  17. ghost101

    ghost101 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,332 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    165
    Location:
    London
    This is way cheaper lol including VAT.

    http://www.pcoption.co.uk/pcpackages/index5d_8800sliamdx2.htm

    Spec it upto the same and its so much cheaper. Also its a proper company and not some 15 year old kid in his bedroom. Beating Alienware is no good because you arent competing with them. They have a premium because of the premium service you recieve. Something you can never match unless you have several million £s to pay for fixed costs.

    Also they allow 4 gigs of RAM plus a 3 year warranty.

    edit: remember that when speccing the above link up, that you dont need to buy an additional mobo since when you buy 2 x 8800gtx they automatically add the Asus M2N32 SLI.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  18. ghost101

    ghost101 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,332 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    165
    Location:
    London
    Yep, and you would take everything they have since they have unlimited liability (i.e. the damages they incur isnt limited to a private business).

    Also for that kind of money you could build yourself a quad core beast.

    http://www.pcoption.co.uk/pcpackages/index5d_8800slip4quad.htm

    Remember that they include a 680i motherboard.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  19. Fusion New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    143 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    why stop at quad core, i would go for a dual quad xeon 51 series (8 cores), mind you there arn't many programs that would utilise even 4 let alone 8 of the cores :roll:
  20. kwchang007

    kwchang007 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,979 (1.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    185
    Location:
    Severn, MD, USA.
    does dual quad xeon support sli? if not i would see no point.....you'd have nice processors....but no video card to use.
  21. J0N

    J0N New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    448 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Why not just have a gaming monster in each room of your house, all networked, with bloody huge screens!! Even one in the bath! With waterproof Mouse and Keyboard and a 42" TFT mounted on the wall.
  22. prime95 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    166 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Just going to throw my 2 cents in here. I run a pc business and do custom builds and the like, but one of the biggest problems i have is the fact that everything is a custom job. No uniformity makes things difficult, cause you'll be buying parts you've never had a chance to use, and even if things go right 99% of the time, there is that 1% which is a ... :banghead: ... and can make all your efforts seem worthless, even more so if you offer a warranty (thats where things get 'fun'). It's cool that you're trying to do this, but like whats been said... this is where almost everyone has built their own pc, or at least done all the work in upgrading their own pc. I would suggest learning some networking, enough to get you by, and setting up wireless networks for people locally, that is the mainstay of my business; and it is definitely one of the quickest ways to make money and look professional. Either let them buy the hardware and charge to install, or charge for Hardware+install (which is easier, cause you always buy stuff that you know works).
  23. kwchang007

    kwchang007 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,979 (1.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    185
    Location:
    Severn, MD, USA.
    SWEET why only 42" in the bathroom? you have to have at least like 60". if you're bathroom is huge maybe 100" *drools at the thought*
  24. theonetruewill New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,996 (1.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Location:
    London - Close your eyes and you'll see me
    Oh don't tempt me........... OH I need a lot of cash.............. Oh man, in the bathroom, i could play BF2142 anywhere, my parents would love that:laugh:
  25. infrared New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    3,307 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    183
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Do you have a trade account with overclockers.co.uk or something? Or do you buy the components at retail like everybody else?

    BTW, try www.microdirect.com Their Customer Service is second to none. After having a bad experience with overclockers.co.uk (Simple RMA taking 2 months) I will never shop with them again.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page