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  1. Steevo

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    For work, a guy in the back who will have to do UPS shipping, recieveing, tracking, filing online claims, some parts books with Adobe Acrobat, and a few other small things. Trying to go small and cheap. Any other ideas?



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856110082

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106072 (or IDE version)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148144

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146673

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103735 (small overclock on this probably, like 2.4 or so.)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116400 (business software disagrees with Vista, and vista is still crap)



    Total of about $560.00 for hardware, and a $200 staging/setup fee for me.




    The only thing I don't like the looks of is the powersupply. Probably a cheap POS.
     
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    hows this setup:

    1. CPU - E4500 C2D 2.2ghz Allendale = $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115031
    2. MB - GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C with onboard video = $53 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128076
    3. Ram - A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) = $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211061
    4. Psu - Epower ZU-550W 550 watt psu = $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817101021

    total = $273
     
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    i would defo say go with c2d over the x2 3800+ you could easily do it for the same $ and it would have the edge over that lowly 3800+
     
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    on the mobo which one lol got 58
     
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    $63 for the dual core AMD against $124 for a cheap allendale?
     
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    $70
     
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    go for onboard video, its no difference in price and its all you need.

    sell your card by itself, or are you thinking of getting them to buy your card with the build?
     
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    Sell my card with the build. And the onboard really sucks, I was only considering the onbard with the other as it seemed like a good deal. I used a X1650Pro in my computer here and it makes a world of difference in adobe, and in our other parts books and other apps. So I would rather have a system with a video card, and with a X1800XT he would never run out of video memory.


    Unless I could sell that for more than $50-70 and just buy the HD3870 outright and make a bit more.
     
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    your first idea was best, getting them to buy your card with the build you can get what you want for it and you dont have to bother.

    your right anyway if they need grafics display then a card is the way to go. :toast:

    newegg has about 16 mobo under $50 that run core 2 duo so thats what your best build would be
     
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    I quoted $820 with a better solid capacitor mobo. Gave him the specs w/ my X1800XT in exchange for the HD3870 and told him that I would overclock the CPU to at least 2.2Ghz.



    He is now comparing like he did the last few times, and every time I am way cheaper and better quality than anyone else building, and Dell. So it is a go I believe.
     
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    just remember, you will be on the hook for free tech support forever so dont promise too much and i would avoid clocking because its totally unnecessary for his needs.
     
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    I work here, and I do 90% of the IT support anyway. Some of the early computers I built for too cheap ended up being a thorn, but the higher end systems I built are still chugging along with no issues. The most have had to replace is one PSU and a couple fans that died of dirt ingress, we have a dusty dirty enviroment.


    OC'ing is fun. And my C2D is OC'd to 3.2Ghz from 2.6 it is much faster.
     
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