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Well, when you really look at it, I do agree it is a bit much by today's standards, but if these are the type of people to only upgrade every 10 years, then it may not be such a bad idea.
     
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That can usually be done in the router. I'm not certain whether or not it can be done specifically on one computer, but then again, I'm no network nut.
this can be done in windows 7, and ip block wise through the router by specifying the sites and the ip of the computer or at least on my wireless N extreme router from dlink you can
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post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
Another thing to keep in mind is the case. Make sure they like how the case look and is comfortable with how big/small it is. I know many of my friends are surprised by the size of today's "midtowers". Also, if they've been using pre-built computers, they probably value quietness, so keep that in mind as well, b/c I wouldn't be too satisfied if I paid for an $800 computer and the noise annoys me every time I turn it on.

Also, people who are not very familiar with computer hardware tend to be more attracted to the better marketed brand: in this case, Intel and Nvidia. So maybe an i5 750 paired w/ a GTX 460 would bring more satisfaction to the customer.

*Edit: it might be for a 13yr old, but the parents' paying for it. Also, at least pick a case w/ fans that you can turn the LED off. I know I got tired of mine pretty fast.
That's why they come to "informed" builders to put together the best system for the money.If everyone used that logic-we all would be running $500 Q9550's on a $300 9800GT.Compitition is good for everyone,and we as enthusiast owe it to ourselves to reward the manufactures that produce quality products at fair prices.I am positive the end customer will get much more satisfaction on recieving a quality build for the best price,rather than believing because they own Intel and nVidia parts-the extra money they spent for the same performance helps them sleep better at night.
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post #35 of 52
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Ok guys, the game got changed, he brought me $1,000 in hand, said he wanted everything from the ground up, tower, 23" monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse (and I had a couple bucks in the end so I got some cheap 2.0 speakers also) Same stipulations as before, quad-core, two harddrives, ability for son to play games reasonably, black case ( asked about led's, showed him what I had in mind, he was onboard).

here is the final build:

AMD Athlon II X4 640
MSI 790X-G45 790X AM3
2x2Gb GEIL DDR3 1066
Sapphire HD6850
2x Samsung 320Gb F4's
CoolerMaster Storm Scout
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU
Lite-on DVD burner
Win 7 64-bit
Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse set
Logitech 2.0 desk speakers
Acer 23" 1080p monitor

All this came up to something like $999.17 in the cart, so almost every penny was used. He was paying me 1k regardless, I could have cut back parts and made more $$ myself, I think he expected me too. But I didn't feel the need, I want his son to really enjoy the computer. I know I'll enjoy building it!
Edited by Pao - 10/28/10 at 1:11pm
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Ok guys, the game got changed, he brought me $1,000 in hand, said he wanted everything from the ground up, tower, 23" monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse (and I had a couple bucks in the end so I got some cheap 2.0 speakers also) Same stipulations as before, quad-core, two harddrives, ability for son to play games reasonably, black case ( asked about led's, showed him what I had in mind, he was onboard).

here is the final build:

AMD Athlon II X4 640
MSI 790X-G45 790X AM3
2x2Gb GEIL DDR3 1066
Sapphire HD6850 (this is for me as my payment, he gets the Asus 4890 TOP)
2x Samsung 320Gb F4's
CoolerMaster Storm Scout
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU
Lite-on DVD burner
Win 7 64-bit
Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse set
Logitech 2.0 desk speakers
Acer 23" 1080p monitor

All this came up to something like $999.17 in the cart, so almost every penny was used. He was paying me 1k regardless, I could have cut back parts and made more $$ myself, I think he expected me too. But I didn't feel the need, I want his son to really enjoy the computer. I know I'll enjoy building it!
Not bad. But I would think again about the PSU and RAM.
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Ok guys, the game got changed, he brought me $1,000 in hand, said he wanted everything from the ground up, tower, 23" monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse (and I had a couple bucks in the end so I got some cheap 2.0 speakers also) Same stipulations as before, quad-core, two harddrives, ability for son to play games reasonably, black case ( asked about led's, showed him what I had in mind, he was onboard).

here is the final build:

AMD Athlon II X4 640
MSI 790X-G45 790X AM3
2x2Gb GEIL DDR3 1066
Sapphire HD6850 (this is for me as my payment, he gets the Asus 4890 TOP)
2x Samsung 320Gb F4's
CoolerMaster Storm Scout
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU
Lite-on DVD burner
Win 7 64-bit
Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse set
Logitech 2.0 desk speakers
Acer 23" 1080p monitor

All this came up to something like $999.17 in the cart, so almost every penny was used. He was paying me 1k regardless, I could have cut back parts and made more $$ myself, I think he expected me too. But I didn't feel the need, I want his son to really enjoy the computer. I know I'll enjoy building it!
I'm not sure I'd stiff him on the GPU like that. They want this build for the future, and the 4890 while a very powerful card is not directx 11. I'd probably rather you take some payment and lower something else and get a directx 11 compliant card in there such as the 6850 / 5770. Also combo wizard for $$$?
Edited by RichardS - 10/28/10 at 12:48pm
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Not bad. But I would think again about the PSU and RAM.
I concur about the PSU, Why not an Antec/Corsair? If this needs to last ten years...
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post #39 of 52
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Because I'm not pitching my own money into the build?

You actually truthfully believe that an OCZ psu can't survive on a non-overclocked non-stressed system? Really?

Edit: I must ask, have you guys used an OCZ psu before to be warrented in commenting on their quality? I know I've used a modxstream in a build for another before, all of it's outputs were right on point when graphed, and after over a year he's never had a problem on it once.
Edited by Pao - 10/28/10 at 12:55pm
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Not a fan of ocz power.
Get corsair or antic.
ram so-so ,
you can give him the gpu after your done with it. if you feel you need to .
a the kid will have you update pc. like wipe it / make it faster.
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