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Hey guys... building a rig for a coworker that runs programs like photoshop, dreamweaver, 3D Studio, etc.

Been running that on a 789Mhz DELL w/ 128MB RAM!
Christ. lol.
Anyway - He is looking to get something that will run "better" and last him quite a few years (he's had that Dell for ~7 years!)

He has the need, and will be using billmelater so he can pay in payments.

Here is the wishlist I have built and refined.
Keep in mind the TVTuner card is so he can record old VHS tapes onto DVD.
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=6891147


I am charging him $100 flat fee for building, testing, installation, some light overclocking, and bringing it to his doorstep with any help he'll need with it.
Is that a reasonable fee for what I am doing? I priced it out on some sites, the Dell was like $1100 and the cyberpower one was ~$1800. This one is looking to be ~$1500 shipped and built (with my $100 fee included). Is that a good price?
    
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Yea most will charge 200 or so but 100 is good if you are trying to help the guy out. A custom build comp will be twice as good as any prebuilt comp he would buy.
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That's what I was telling him
I think your $200 reference would also not include some of the little things, like some cable management, light overclocking, and applications like Ad-aware SE and such. Plus, I add the personal touch. hehe
    
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1 word. e6400. The extra cache will not be better, as the IHS's aren't soldered on 6320s, making them hotter.
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1 word. e6400. The extra cache will not be better, as the IHS's aren't soldered on 6320s, making them hotter.


Only reason I ask, is because that's the first I have heard of it.

Oh, and also - extra cache will STILL make it better. Just won't be as overclockable due to a)extra cache b)heat (if that IHS is not soldered)
    
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