Originally Posted by jam3s
Also, I know this question is slightly off topic, but if you were charging labour and a fee to build a clients' system, how much should I charge them?
Should it be a flat rate, or an hourly rate?
I was thinking something simple like charging them 30% of the cost for labour/building. Of course i'd do it for free but I mean, if they wanna pay, I won't complain
EDIT: Do you think the Cooler Master PSU is a cheap PSU? AFAIK CM is pretty reputable..
EDIT: The Asus 9800GT 512MB is 132.95 added to the cost.
So with the 9800GT, and Q8200, final build cost will be: 691.95 + 13% Tax = $781.86 CAD
I wouldn't charge my family anything. Just make them pay for the parts. I see building a new system as fun and a challenge instead of making a profit. I'd charge my friends though haha! Most of them wouldn't have a clue how much any of the stuff costed, so I could charge them what I wanted without them knowing
And yes, the Cooler Master will be fine. As long as it is branded (CM, OCZ, Corsair etc.) then it will be fine. You just want to avoid unbranded or unknown companies for power supplies.
The 9800GT is a brilliant card to put in there, especially for the price. It can max out CoD4 at over 80FPS, so for anything that your family throw at it it should be more than enough. But, remember the power supply needs the correct fittings for it. If you link me to the PSU/GPU before you buy them I can check it over for you.
Also beware that although 64-Bit can use the full 4GB's or RAM, that it uses 300-400MB more than 32-Bit. So even though you gain the extra 0.75 GB, only about 0.4 of it can be used. The things they do like pictures, browsing and light gaming they will probably never even hit the 3.25GB barrier anyway. 64-Bit XP is also full of bugs and doesn't work properly - MS didn't put much effort into it. So I would wait until 7 is properly released and go 64-Bit, but until then continue using your 32-Bit XP.Edited by Harrier - 6/7/09 at 9:29am