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post #21 of 52
Why the hell are some of you saying he needs a 1055T, a GTS450, and a SSD????

Just build him a granny rig. Whatever AMD CPU + motherboard combo is on sale this week, something like a GTX260, a 500gb WD Caviar Black, 500W PSU, $20 DVD-RW, and could probably even get away with as little as 4GB of RAM, though with all that multitasking it might be safer to get 6 or 8.

Online poker really doesn't take much, so just use the extra cash toward a second or third monitor.
Edited by purduepilot - 12/20/10 at 2:34pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103656 -CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066 -Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161338 -Video (MIR $30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171038 -PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131366 -MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277 -RAM

This should be more than enough and then just get one more monitor. The system comes to like $535 ($505 with MIR) I think. This will do just about anything he wants it to. Plus he can get an extra monitor with what's left over.
I think this type of build is real close..an AMD quad core seems to be the best priceerformance ratio for this particular build..but AMD is my hugest weak spot..never build an AMD build so the motherboards and CPUs do elude me..glad to see a suggested AMD build..

Anyone else have any other potential builds? Perhaps sales?
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I was the same way because i had an athlon xp back in the day and it didn't even compare to the intel chips at ALL!!!! But I have heard they have come a long way and are a lot better now. I am thinking of building an AMD rig and that is what i'm going to be putting in mine.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131604 -MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115067 -CPU

All the rest is the same but this one is around $620 then the $30 MIR so about $590 but that would take him over with an extra monitor.
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You dont need a Phenom 2 or an i5 or i7. The most you would need is a hyperthreaded i3 or athlon 2 quadcore. These are the lower end chips, but still more than enough. Dont wast money on anything more than those.

EDIT: seriously, I built a rig for my uncle to do photo editing at 1200p and graphic design from home. Its not a full time rig for that, but its just a simple Athlon 2 quad at 3.0, 4GB DDR3, integrated graphics for now, and a quality PSU. Its done excellently for him and hes using it for more than your customer will be.
Edited by NameUnknown - 12/20/10 at 4:02pm
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You dont need a Phenom 2 or an i5 or i7. The most you would need is a hyperthreaded i3 or athlon 2 quadcore. These are the lower end chips, but still more than enough. Dont wast money on anything more than those.
This.
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post #27 of 52
Is he a poker coach? Does he make instructional videos or is just starting. I believe two monitors is enough as I seen one person 18 tableing in one monitor. Plus you can resize the tables, so dual monitors is enough. He doesn't need that much he can get an AMD build and just a 5770 so he can have three monitors.
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post #28 of 52
My suggestion:

5770 eyefinity 5 + as many monitors as you can afford ATM

Then either an i3 or a Athlon II X4

at least 4GB of ram, Chrome takes alot of memory.

Good quality 400w PSU

Cheapest case you can find
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Also I recommend a regular hard drive because he is using either poker tracker or holdem manager so does a lot of writing on the disk.
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post #30 of 52
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Also I recommend a regular hard drive because he is using either poker tracker or holdem manager so does a lot of writing on the disk.
Hm interesting so you recommend getting a regular drive and making sure to have HEM writing there?
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