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Me and a friend of mine are thinking about opening a gaming cyber cafe and I need to figure out how much the rigs would cost. I need help on finding the best price to performance parts in the current market that can at least run the most current games at high around 60fps. Also would it be better to have a water cooling set up or just stay with air cooling? (Also i really don't know where this post is supposed to go so if its in the wrong place please tell me and I'll move it)
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Me and a friend of mine are thinking about opening a gaming cyber cafe and I need to figure out how much the rigs would cost. I need help on finding the best price to performance parts in the current market that can at least run the most current games at high around 60fps. Also would it be better to have a water cooling set up or just stay with air cooling? (Also i really don't know where this post is supposed to go so if its in the wrong place please tell me and I'll move it)

I would definately stay on air
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post #3 of 48
Buy pre-built (IE Dell) and grab video cards for them maybe if you buy enough dell will give you a discount? On the other hand... Although I love PC gaming I see a Cyber Cafe shop go up once in awhile and they usually disappear pretty quickly.
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post #4 of 48
^ This. 95% of them always fail.

Keep your money and find business elseware my 2 cents.
post #5 of 48
What I would recommend is:

1. stock cooling on everything
2. low end i5 quad cores
3. 560Ti's
4. H61 boards

I'd recommend trying to focus around building your whole system to run at about 450-500 watts. Honestly, you might think about getting a business order of graphics card-less Alienware X51s to save on space/power.

I know there's a lot of people who are going to suggest insane builds and stuff, but even on a small scale deployment like a Lan Center, power consumption and uptime + service should be heavily considered. You might see what kind of a deal you can get from Alienware if they'll partner with you.
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post #6 of 48
The crappy PSU on those won't be able to handle any videocards.
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post #7 of 48
If you are in the US don't bother. It will fail. Also, if you are in western or northern Europe don't bother. There are way too many good ones already and people will not come to yours unless it is very cheap.
post #8 of 48
Cyber Cafes have a lot of problems. I hope you did your research and talked to someone who has done it. It is difficult to upkeep them. But if you do go through with it, then:

Stay on air! Much lower failure rate and a lot less maintenance. Go directly to suppliers and try and get sponsored. I mean Newegg, local pc shops, Intel, AMD, so-on and so-forth. They might be able to give you a rebate and warranty if you buy a certain amount and stick to their company while promoting it within your business. Find a place that is cheap on rent. Get software to keep track of the computers and their use, and cover your ass legally. Such as user agreements saying you can watch what they do and any unorthodox activities will lead to sudden ban.. etc.
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post #9 of 48
I don't see this as being a good investment @ this time..but..Here's hardware:
cheapest z68 mobos
i5 2400s
cheap 1600Mhz ram
storage is a nightmare..maybe cheap 32-40 gb ssd
hyper 212 coolers
560s for the graphics
or 6870s
 
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post #10 of 48
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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post

Buy pre-built (IE Dell) and grab video cards for them maybe if you buy enough dell will give you a discount? On the other hand... Although I love PC gaming I see a Cyber Cafe shop go up once in awhile and they usually disappear pretty quickly.

I would agree the 2 that started up here lasted about 1 year most people that are gamers generally have PC or play consoles but if your really wanting to open one I would stick with HP/Dell and upgrade video cards to a mid grade nothing high end you would als need to have access to a T1 line or high bandwidth connection
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