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A friend and I are trying to start a little side job where we build PCs for local people. One person contacted us and said his budget is $1400, and he is a big gamer. We quickly build a rig for him, please review this for us and tell us what we can improve on...

We will be getting our profit from a percentage. Most online custom build sites are 13%-15%, we will go 10% to start, so the actual budget for all the parts w/ shipping and all before rebates has to be less than or equal to $1260.

Processor- AMD Phenom II x4 970 3.5GHz (not planning on OC)
Motherboard- ASUS M4A88TD-V 880G
Power Supply- Kingwin 1000W
RAM- 4GB G-Skill Ripjaws 1600
Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB
Video Card- Sapphire AMD Radeon 6970
Case- HAF 912
CD/DVD Drive- ASUS Black
OS- Windows 7

Parts total- $1133.91

Feedback/changes are more than welcome.


EDIT: Build 2:
Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1055T (combo with RAM, Motherboard, and SSD)
Quote:
This Upgrade Kit includes:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
ASUS AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3)
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Model: OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK)
OCZ Agility 2 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (Model: OCZSSD2-2AGTE90G)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
Video Card: XFX AMD Radeon 6950
Case: HAF 912
same cd/dvd drive, and windows 7.
Parts total: 1211.95.

Thanks!
Edited by ttaylor0024 - 12/31/10 at 8:31am
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post #2 of 39
Why are you getting a 1000w PSU? That would run on 600w easy. Probably quite a bit less than that, even.
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post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 
Alright, I can change that. I just didn't want to under-power his system if he decides to upgrade in the future.
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post #4 of 39
PSU calculator says it'll take about 500w, so a 650 would do good. One of Seasonic's X series would be appropriate. Good, high efficiency, and excellent quality.
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post #5 of 39
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtHop View Post
PSU calculator says it'll take about 500w, so a 650 would do good. One of Seasonic's X series would be appropriate. Good, high efficiency, and excellent quality.
Ok, thank you for your help! Where is the PSU calculator you use? I may want to check it out for future builds...
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post #6 of 39
Change that harddrive. Get a caviar black. Blue / Green are not performance drives.
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post #7 of 39
It says "For personal/non-commercial use only", but it's still a pretty handy tool. Not 100% accurate, but it gives a good idea. Link here.
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post #8 of 39
you should get a different (cheaper, lower rated wattage, high quality) power supply for this build IMO

shave off that PSU money for a hexacore, nothing tickles thoughtless consumers fancy like saying "YOU GOT SIX CORES DOGGGG" instead of being like "you have a quadcore, which is adequate and all, but so does everybody else."
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103913
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post #9 of 39
Agree with the above post.

Get a Samsung f3 1tb drive, they are good and cheap.
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post #10 of 39
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Alright, so as of now I am looking at the 1090t, new hard drive, and lower wattage PSU. Anything else?

Thanks guys, your really helpful!
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