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Hi guys, I am thinking of starting a small bussiness around my area, by building custom gaming computers for people! The name of my bussiness is going to be Piercing Computing. I decided to post some of my recommended builds for my clients, although if they want something specifically for there needs and budget, I will obviously customize one specially for them. Please give me some feedback on these builds, and sorry some of them are intel...

By the way I could only upload 5 files, here are my other builds:

Intel Mainstream
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 ($199.99)
Motherboard: BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI ($134.99)
Graphics Card: MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 ($164.99)
Memory: A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) AX3U1333GB2G8-AG ($99.99)
Hard Drive: 2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS in RAID 0 ($95.98)
Optical Drive: LG ELECTRONICS GH24NS50 ($24.99)
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX ($119.99)
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP ($79.99)
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 ($34.99)
Graphics Card Cooler: Stock
Memory Cooler: Stock
Case Fans: Stock
Total Price: $955.90

Intel High End
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 ($288.99)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II GENE ($209.99)
Graphics Card: 2 x SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 in CFX ($759.98)
Memory: G.SKILL PI Series 12GB (6 x 2GB) F3-12800CL7T2-12GBPI ($359.99)
Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS + 2 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS in RAID 1 ($759.97)
Optical Drive: Pioneer Black BDR-205BKS ($189.99)
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX ($139.99)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP ($179.99)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 ($79.99)
Graphics Card Cooler: Stock
Memory Cooler: Stock
Case Fans: Stock
Total Price: $2,968.88

Intel Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core i7-930 ($294.99)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II GENE ($209.99)
Graphics Card: 2 x SAPPHIRE 100280OCSR Radeon HD 5970 in CFX ($1399.98)
Memory: G.SKILL PI Series 12GB (6 x 2GB) F3-12800CL7T2-12GBPI ($359.99)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) OCZSSD2-1VTXLE200G+ 2 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS in RAID 1 ($1459.97)
Optical Drive: Pioneer Black BDR-205BKS ($189.99)
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX ($234.99)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP ($179.99)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 ($79.99)
Graphics Card Cooler: Stock
Memory Cooler: Stock
Case Fans: Stock
Total Price: $4,409.88
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AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 1.5v/4GHz Asus M4A79XTD Evo Asus Radeon HD 5850 Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 1.5v/4GHz Asus M4A79XTD Evo Asus Radeon HD 5850 Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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...If you feel that none of your customers will ever have a problem with their 5xxx cards...
Edited by S.M. - 3/9/10 at 1:00am
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Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8Ghz MSI B350 Pro Carbon GIGABYTE R9 390 8GB 1100/1650Mhz 16GB Team DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY CS1311 240GB - OS 2 x 2TB WD Black Raid 0 Synology DS416slim 4 x 1TB (raid 5) Corsair H100 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ElementaryOS Loki BenQ XL2411 144Hz HPE 87 w/ Browns + Ducky PBT caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 600W B2 Lian Li PCA05N Steelseries Rival 100 FiiO G10K + Philips SN9500HiFi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3420M @ 2.2Ghz 1.1v Lenovo Torpedo A55 6720g2 8GB Kingston 1600 CL9 
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Samsung 840 250GB ElementaryOS x86_64 Abyssus 3.5G 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY CS1311 240GB - OS 2 x 2TB WD Black Raid 0 Synology DS416slim 4 x 1TB (raid 5) Corsair H100 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ElementaryOS Loki BenQ XL2411 144Hz HPE 87 w/ Browns + Ducky PBT caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 600W B2 Lian Li PCA05N Steelseries Rival 100 FiiO G10K + Philips SN9500HiFi 
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AMD A6-3420M @ 2.2Ghz 1.1v Lenovo Torpedo A55 6720g2 8GB Kingston 1600 CL9 
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post #3 of 7
thats so cool....but can be better
have a look at these....its in indian currency though
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SEAGATE 500 GB  Western Digital Green LG W 7 64-bit 
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BenQ 21.5" 1920x1080 LED Razer Arctosa Corsair TX 750 V2 Logitech G300 
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Razer Goliathus 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SEAGATE 500 GB  Western Digital Green LG W 7 64-bit 
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BenQ 21.5" 1920x1080 LED Razer Arctosa Corsair TX 750 V2 Logitech G300 
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by S.M. View Post
...If you feel that none of your customers will ever have a problem with their ATI cards...
Go QQ somewhere else and leave the fanboy stuff out of the regular threads.

That being said, I wish you good luck in your future venture but you should realize that it will be hard to get customers. Also, once you factor in all the costs, the assembly time, OS load, app load, etc. you still only end up making very little money per hour.

Also, most people will not want to buy from you. People like a physical retail store, it makes them feel more comfortable and secure. Are you going to provide a warranty and support? That is important.

Anyway, good luck, try and use good parts or it will just bite you in the butt in the long run, unless you don't plan on offering support, and make sure you do a good job so you get word of mouth. Try to start with family and friends, if you do a good job they'll tell their friends, etc., and you might actually get some business.

EDIT: I just read your builds and prices, NO ONE is going to pay some guy that kind of money who is working out of his garage. People spending that kind of money will go boutique or XPS/Alienware, etc.
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i7-3770k Gigabyte ga-z77x-up4 tb EVGA GTX 980 SC 32GB G.SKILL Trident X F3-1600C7Q-32GTX  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Western Digtal 2TB RE4 Plextor 24x DL Burner ThermalTake Water 2.0 Extreme 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Acer XB270HU 2560x1440, IPS-type panel, 144hz, ... EIZO FG2421 1920x1080 VA 120Hz QuickFire Cherry Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Lepa G1000 1kw Corsair 550D Logitech G400 Roccat Taito 
AudioAudio
Xonar Essence ST Niles SI-275 Amplifier 
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i7-3770k Gigabyte ga-z77x-up4 tb EVGA GTX 980 SC 32GB G.SKILL Trident X F3-1600C7Q-32GTX  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD Western Digtal 2TB RE4 Plextor 24x DL Burner ThermalTake Water 2.0 Extreme 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Acer XB270HU 2560x1440, IPS-type panel, 144hz, ... EIZO FG2421 1920x1080 VA 120Hz QuickFire Cherry Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Lepa G1000 1kw Corsair 550D Logitech G400 Roccat Taito 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Go QQ somewhere else and leave the fanboy stuff out of the regular threads.

That being said, I wish you good luck in your future venture but you should realize that it will be hard to get customers. Also, once you factor in all the costs, the assembly time, OS load, app load, etc. you still only end up making very little money per hour.

Also, most people will not want to buy from you. People like a physical retail store, it makes them feel more comfortable and secure. Are you going to provide a warranty and support? That is important.

Anyway, good luck, try and use good parts or it will just bite you in the butt in the long run, unless you don't plan on offering support, and make sure you do a good job so you get word of mouth. Try to start with family and friends, if you do a good job they'll tell their friends, etc., and you might actually get some business.

EDIT: I just read your builds and prices, NO ONE is going to pay some guy that kind of money who is working out of his garage. People spending that kind of money will go boutique or XPS/Alienware, etc.
Hi man, thank you for your support! For one those builds are just guidelines for some people, although if they want me to design one for them, specifically for their needs, I will do so as well. For all the key aspects such as warranty and stuff, I am actually seeking a business manager this friday to make those aspects finalized. When you were talking about the money, I am still a student so this is more because computers are my passion and I came up with this idea so I could do something I love while making some cash for my builds. I am thinking of adding 10%-15% on top of what the parts actually cost, for my cut, for example if it costs me $600 to buy all the parts, the total price will be $660.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 1.5v/4GHz Asus M4A79XTD Evo Asus Radeon HD 5850 Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 1.5v/4GHz Asus M4A79XTD Evo Asus Radeon HD 5850 Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3/1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Go QQ somewhere else and leave the fanboy stuff out of the regular threads.


Pretty sure there are numerous threads of ATI lovers, fanboys, and average users alike complaining about driver support with the 5xxx cards.

Partisanship aside, the 5xxx series cards at the moment are not perfect. My point was 100% valid to the OP with helping him create a quarrel less business.
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Z575
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8Ghz MSI B350 Pro Carbon GIGABYTE R9 390 8GB 1100/1650Mhz 16GB Team DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY CS1311 240GB - OS 2 x 2TB WD Black Raid 0 Synology DS416slim 4 x 1TB (raid 5) Corsair H100 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ElementaryOS Loki BenQ XL2411 144Hz HPE 87 w/ Browns + Ducky PBT caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 600W B2 Lian Li PCA05N Steelseries Rival 100 FiiO G10K + Philips SN9500HiFi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3420M @ 2.2Ghz 1.1v Lenovo Torpedo A55 6720g2 8GB Kingston 1600 CL9 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8Ghz MSI B350 Pro Carbon GIGABYTE R9 390 8GB 1100/1650Mhz 16GB Team DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
PNY CS1311 240GB - OS 2 x 2TB WD Black Raid 0 Synology DS416slim 4 x 1TB (raid 5) Corsair H100 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ElementaryOS Loki BenQ XL2411 144Hz HPE 87 w/ Browns + Ducky PBT caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA 600W B2 Lian Li PCA05N Steelseries Rival 100 FiiO G10K + Philips SN9500HiFi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3420M @ 2.2Ghz 1.1v Lenovo Torpedo A55 6720g2 8GB Kingston 1600 CL9 
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Samsung 840 250GB ElementaryOS x86_64 Abyssus 3.5G 
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Its a good variety of builds you have there a bit of something for everyone. You need to just go mad advertising, offer deals and give great customer support. Word and mouth will be your strongest tool and hope that you have every success! Would love to do this myself but its just creating the time and taking the risks.
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