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OK so I am sort of the kid to go to for free pc advice among my friends and their parents, but this is epic for me. This lady I know who had an AWESOME job as the head manager of a health care company just lost her job... she is about to start her own health care business but her pc she owned was actually a company pc and she's losing it on friday... so she asked me what pc to buy as best buy to serve as her work pc. Now as a faithful member of OCN, you know I couldn't get away with letting her buy that HP garbage. I suggested that she let me build it, and I could make it faster for less money and I could customize it to her needs better than some generic hp bull crap. She is about to agree, but I need help building a pc for around 600 that's not an epic gaming machine. The problem is I am totally used to high end stuff, so the mobo is gonna be very hard for me to pick out- especially if i need to do it in the next 24 hours. HELP ME PLEASE PEOPLE I need an xp pro machine that can take a small amount of overclocking, a dual core (maybe a e6600?) 2 gigs of ram, and I want to run raid1 on two 750 gig drives. I want to have at least 750 gigs of space on the machine... she said she never ever wants to run out of space, and since I still don't know what kinds of apps she is going to be running or what kinds of files she will be storing I want some extra space on the machine.

Get to building please

I'll post what machines I come up with, and we can all decide what is the best machine.

Thanks everyone!!
om3n rev. 2.8
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Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHZ/ 3.2 GHZ constant eVGA 790i Ultra SLI BFG 9800 GTX @ 800/2000/1200 x2 SLI (2 x 4096MB) GSkill DDR3 Ripjaw @ 1511 
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(2 x 1056MB) Corsair DDR3 XMS 1333 @ 1511 2x 150GB WD raptors RAID0; seagate 500GB & 1000GB ASUS 20x SATA Windows 8 professional x64 
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Samsung 226BW 22" x2 CM Storm Quckfire Pro  Thermaltake 1200 watt toughpower Thermaltake Armor 
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om3n rev. 2.8
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Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHZ/ 3.2 GHZ constant eVGA 790i Ultra SLI BFG 9800 GTX @ 800/2000/1200 x2 SLI (2 x 4096MB) GSkill DDR3 Ripjaw @ 1511 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(2 x 1056MB) Corsair DDR3 XMS 1333 @ 1511 2x 150GB WD raptors RAID0; seagate 500GB & 1000GB ASUS 20x SATA Windows 8 professional x64 
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Samsung 226BW 22" x2 CM Storm Quckfire Pro  Thermaltake 1200 watt toughpower Thermaltake Armor 
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post #2 of 19
Heres what I do. I have them build the machine on Dells site. I tell them that I will match the price BUT it will have higher quality parts, 1 year of in home support, and free setup (including peripheral setup w/ drivers). That way you can make a little cash. I generally only build PCs for people that are >$800 because below that the profit margin is just not worth my time.
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post #3 of 19
G35
e6600
2 gigs of whatever
Whatever case
Antec Earthwatts 380
Tons of drives

Bam. You got yourself a Word processing monster .
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post #4 of 19
LG 20X DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH20NS10 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136142
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$24.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 red version FR-T05-URI-GP Black / Red Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with AC connector 430W Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 red version FR-T05-URI-GP Black / Red Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with AC connector 430W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119153
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$59.99

Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB 5400 to 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136150
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

$239.98
($119.99 each)




EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card

EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130085
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy


$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

$79.99




Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PSD22G800K

Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PSD22G800K - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220091
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$40.99


ASUS P5K SE LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P5K SE LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131189

$92.99


Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2180

Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2180 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819116052
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You could go for a cheaper graphics card. Comes to $608. The hard drives are killing you for cost.
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post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
How about this build?
I decided to go with 500 gigs of space... she will never run out of that i'm sure. I mean it's not like she is gonna dl a bunch of movies or mp3's...

om3n rev. 2.8
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHZ/ 3.2 GHZ constant eVGA 790i Ultra SLI BFG 9800 GTX @ 800/2000/1200 x2 SLI (2 x 4096MB) GSkill DDR3 Ripjaw @ 1511 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(2 x 1056MB) Corsair DDR3 XMS 1333 @ 1511 2x 150GB WD raptors RAID0; seagate 500GB & 1000GB ASUS 20x SATA Windows 8 professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 226BW 22" x2 CM Storm Quckfire Pro  Thermaltake 1200 watt toughpower Thermaltake Armor 
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Logitech G700 
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om3n rev. 2.8
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Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHZ/ 3.2 GHZ constant eVGA 790i Ultra SLI BFG 9800 GTX @ 800/2000/1200 x2 SLI (2 x 4096MB) GSkill DDR3 Ripjaw @ 1511 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(2 x 1056MB) Corsair DDR3 XMS 1333 @ 1511 2x 150GB WD raptors RAID0; seagate 500GB & 1000GB ASUS 20x SATA Windows 8 professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 226BW 22" x2 CM Storm Quckfire Pro  Thermaltake 1200 watt toughpower Thermaltake Armor 
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Logitech G700 
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post #6 of 19
Where's the video card?

Seriously, for that kind of client, I'd go with an IGP board. She can upgrade after if she wants to, but I doubt she'll feel the need.
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post #7 of 19
There is a decent LGA775 Foxconn p965 for around $50 on newegg
Add a X1550 for around $15-20
2 x 1 gigs of the slow stuff (don't overclock it, more support if you do)
she doesn't need a AAKS drive, get her a 250 gig x 2 and raid 1 it with the foxconn (built in raid support)
a E2180 is the sweet spot for budget allendales
Get her a decent 400 watt psu

But lowend it is better to go through Dell because they get discounts on OS and other software
Edited by CravinR1 - 5/20/08 at 6:56pm
post #8 of 19
If shes losing her computer, what is she gonna do about keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS?
post #9 of 19
MSI Saturn 945 Barebones $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856167023
Intel e2220 $90 (its 2.4ghz and should match a e6600 in basic tasks)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6070&Tpk=e2220
Zotac 7300GT 256mb 128bit $30 ($20 after the $10 MIR) awesome for the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500033
2GB supertalent 800mhz $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609027
WD 400GB $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

this would make a nice basic build

chose what ever dvd burner and OS you want
Gaming Rig
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Ivy Bridge i5 @ 3.8ghz Asrock Z77 Pro3 EVGA GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler G. Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3 1866 
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90GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD + 2TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Samsung 24x DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 x64 
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Samsung 226BW Logitech K360 Antec True Power Trio 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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Ivy Bridge i5 @ 3.8ghz Asrock Z77 Pro3 EVGA GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler G. Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
90GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD + 2TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Samsung 24x DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 x64 
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Samsung 226BW Logitech K360 Antec True Power Trio 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wire View Post
If shes losing her computer, what is she gonna do about keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS?
I plan on charging around 750 for the pc... tonight I want to send her a list of pc's built by hp and dell with similar specs and show her why building is better for cost. I will add the os and mouse/keyboard into the final cost, and the rest will be profit. that's the plan at least.
om3n rev. 2.8
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHZ/ 3.2 GHZ constant eVGA 790i Ultra SLI BFG 9800 GTX @ 800/2000/1200 x2 SLI (2 x 4096MB) GSkill DDR3 Ripjaw @ 1511 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(2 x 1056MB) Corsair DDR3 XMS 1333 @ 1511 2x 150GB WD raptors RAID0; seagate 500GB & 1000GB ASUS 20x SATA Windows 8 professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 226BW 22" x2 CM Storm Quckfire Pro  Thermaltake 1200 watt toughpower Thermaltake Armor 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
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om3n rev. 2.8
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 quad core @ 3.6 GHZ/ 3.2 GHZ constant eVGA 790i Ultra SLI BFG 9800 GTX @ 800/2000/1200 x2 SLI (2 x 4096MB) GSkill DDR3 Ripjaw @ 1511 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
(2 x 1056MB) Corsair DDR3 XMS 1333 @ 1511 2x 150GB WD raptors RAID0; seagate 500GB & 1000GB ASUS 20x SATA Windows 8 professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 226BW 22" x2 CM Storm Quckfire Pro  Thermaltake 1200 watt toughpower Thermaltake Armor 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
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