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I am building a computer for a client.
The basics are:
He wants it around $500 (plus my service $50)
Able to play black ops or many games (high or low) settings with no issues.

Can we do this?

I tried and went $300 over budget lol.


What can I do to cheapen up the cart? Is there somewhere I can find a cheap OS?
    
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Yeah, you can remove that and just go pirate!
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post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by farmdve View Post
Yeah, you can remove that and just go pirate!
Would he know if the system starts acting up?
    
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post #4 of 25
If he doesn't plan to OC, you could go without the Hyper 212+, and if he doesn't anticipate to run crossfire, you could drop down to a 550 Watt Corsair.

That should save you a bit of cash off the bat.
post #5 of 25
i'm not sure hes gonna have to put more money into it if he wants to play blackops on high he doesn't need the Aftermarket cooler for one the 650W powersuply is overkill a 500w will do the job get him a cheaper case get a cheaper board make it MATX there usually 20-40$ cheaper get him either a slower quad or a higher clocked dual core most games still mostly use only 2 cores thats all i can think of at the moment
Edited by Drakenxile - 1/19/11 at 2:55pm
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post #6 of 25
You went overboard...
really an aftermarket cooler if he's not overclocking?

Let me try this out then.
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I really suggest to get one. The 955 cannot be cooled by the box cooler!
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post #8 of 25
880G motherboard
Phenom II x2
400w Antec Neo ECO
4GB DDR3-1600 kit
Case with free shipping
Stock cooler
GTX460 or GTX470 or HD6850 / HD6870

Be done with it . If you can save enough money from the GPU (by going with a 460 or 6850), then go ahead and go quad. But keep the stock cooler. Those chips should hit 3.6+ on the stock cooler easy enough.

EDIT:
You could also get him the Athlon II x4 instead of the Phenom II x2 to save some cash .
Edited by pioneerisloud - 1/19/11 at 2:38pm
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post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
880G motherboard
Phenom II x2
400w Antec Neo ECO
4GB DDR3-1600 kit
Case with free shipping
Stock cooler
GTX460 or GTX470 or HD6850 / HD6870

Be done with it . If you can save enough money from the GPU (by going with a 460 or 6850), then go ahead and go quad. But keep the stock cooler. Those chips should hit 3.6+ on the stock cooler easy enough.

EDIT:
You could also get him the Athlon II x4 instead of the Phenom II x2 to save some cash .
I took you advice, just dropped phenom and added athlon x4, dropped heat sink since everyone says its fine with stock heatsink.
Dropped the case and powersupply and looking for something cheaper... will show cart very soon!

Thanks for the help guys!

edit getting there!

Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 1/19/11 at 2:45pm
    
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drakenxile View Post
And you can always get him a cracked version of windows and put a loader on it but if you wanna keep it legit i highly doubt you can get him one for 500$
You guys are going to get this thread locked and a pretty little infraction notice in your inbox. Pirate discussions are against ToS.
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