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post #11 of 73
It's never too early to learn how to build a PC.

My son is 3 and a half years and I had him help me build a backup rig that we use for Educational purposes.
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post #12 of 73
Build it for him instead of letting him waste his money. Tell him you're taking 10% for the trouble. He'd be spending a lot more than that to have someone else build it. Everyone wins.

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post #13 of 73
Tell him to stop being lazy and build it himself. He'll save money to spend on other things and he'll be much more proud of the computer.
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post #14 of 73
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post

his mom it just as bad

be nice and build one for him
keeping what's left over as payment
I asked, his mom won't let me. They don't have the best knowledge of computers.
    
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Lol.
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post #16 of 73
Depending on what the kid wants to play then it will determine what he needs. I'll advise you to tell them not to got into a PC shop and say:

"Hi, my son/daughter want's to play World of Warcraft, we have $3,000 to spend on a PC"

A decent PC can be had for $1500 leaving $1500 for a bigger monitor or GPU or more ram ect.....

CPU: 2500K
RAM:4 or 8Gb DDR3
Mobo: GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
GPU: GTX 580 or AMD 6970
PSU: Corsair AX850
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932
HDD: Westerndigital Black 1TB - I highly doubt a 13 year old will balance an SSD and a HDD. So a big capacity HDD is best.
Monitor: I'm not a monitor guy, but i'm happy with my 24" ASUS monitor.
CPU Cooler: Head over to the cooling section for some advice.
Edited by jackbrennan2008 - 6/8/11 at 1:06pm
post #17 of 73
Man I wish someone lend me $3k at 13, all I was given was a hammer and saw then told to go to work
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post #18 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by XxRZxX View Post
He's a lucky spoiled brat, but can you help him out with his specs besides complaining about how much money he has? Lol, it pisses me off too
Would you people stop complaining? Big freaking deal! I'm happy for the guy!

Anyways OP can you make it for him? We will recommend you the parts you get it ready?
Screen: HP ZR30w
CPU: i5 2500k
Mobo: ASUS WS revolution
GPU: 6970 MSI lightning + 6990
PSU: Antec High Current
CPU heatsink (he probably can't handle water-cooling): Noctua NHD14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow
Case: Thermaltake Level 10GT (seems like he would be into the whole alienware scene) or something like a HAF X or something
Ram: some 4gb skill
HDD: 1tb Spinpoint F3
SSD: purely optional.

I would say screen and gpus > SSD anyday. A healthy trifire for 2560x1600 on one of the best IPS panels. Can expand to quad fire and more screens as time goes on. high current is overkill but he may buy another gpu later.

Hope this helps.

This would be the best build I assure you. Great screen, and great gpu setup.
     
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post #19 of 73
As a first computer I would say that is just way to much money .

600 bucks would be a good start id say.
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post #20 of 73
www.ibuypower.com

They're more expensive than Newegg but oh well, I guess laziness has a price
   
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