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post #1 of 14
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minimum is a Core i7 and 12gigs

Also is it reasonable to charge 100$ to build it for a friend?
No sales tax in my state.
is this a good build :

recycing some old parts such as

Case
LCD Screen
extra drives
KB
mouse

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
$164.99

GIGABYTE GV-N450OC-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$109.99

PC Power and Cooling Silencer 760W PPCS760 Max 760W, Peak 836W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER ...
$129.99

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
$299.99

G.SKILL 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

$139.98

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

$89.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM$99.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
$7.99

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

$54.99
Subtotal:$1,097.90

Edited by punker - 2/13/11 at 7:25pm
    
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post #2 of 14
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minimum is a Core i7 and 12gigs

Also is it reasonable to charge 100$ to build it for a friend?
Not sure why you would need 12gb of RAM, but ok. Also, I wouldn't charge your friend, but that's up to you and them and depends on how close you are! Personally I like building computers so I usually do it for free as an opportunity to mess around with it

Build looks good otherwise.
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I'd go with a 2600K, and 3x4GB sticks instead of that. And at least a 460 if he's going to be gaming at all.
     
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I'd go with a 2600K, and 3x4GB sticks instead of that. And at least a 460 if he's going to be gaming at all.
Well he mostly uses it for rendering and like to have a bunch of stuff open
so the more ram the better.

right now he has a Pentium 4 era computer (2004)
so anything is a huge upgrade.
    
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post #5 of 14
Get 4-8 gb, that will likely satisfy
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I'd definitely wait for SB and at least a 460 768mb, also 2x4gb ram should be plenty and its cheap at around ~$80
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Charge your friend $100 to build his computer? That doesn't sound right...

I completely disassembled my friend's computer, cleaned it, and did a complete wiretuck for free because he's completely clueless when it comes to custom built machines. Sometime after, he decided to give me some of his older parts lying around for next to nothing.

Friends just help friends out. Plus, you never know what you might get in return .
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Charge your friend $100 to build his computer? That doesn't sound right...

I completely disassembled my friend's computer, cleaned it, and did a complete wiretuck for free because he's completely clueless when it comes to custom built machines. Sometime after, he decided to give me some of his older parts lying around for next to nothing.

Friends just help friends out. Plus, you never know what you might get in return .
What would I do with a pentium 4 computer .
my brother has a Corei7 740QM(laptop) and I have the Dual Core2quad in this place.

and I just bought a Core2 duo laptop T7500 2.2GHz (such a good deal that was why I had to buy it.) (wanted a laptop for my self)
    
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I would charge him about 10% over the cost it took to buy the parts. Thats just me. If he's rendering a lot, you might actualy want to get a workstation card instead of a gaming card. I think, like others have said, get sandy bridge. Something like an i5 2500k, 3x4gb of g.skill ram, and an Asus p67 motherboard. If you're not going to overclock it, you can just use the stock heatsink that comes with the cpu. For your power supply, DON'T GET A CHEAP UNIT!!! I can't stress enough how you need a really high quality psu. I would only buy a psu from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or Xfx. So just get any 750w psu from those companies I listed.
    
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I would charge him about 10% over the cost it took to buy the parts. Thats just me. If he's rendering a lot, you might actualy want to get a workstation card instead of a gaming card. I think, like others have said, get sandy bridge. Something like an i5 2500k, 3x4gb of g.skill ram, and an Asus p67 motherboard. If you're not going to overclock it, you can just use the stock heatsink that comes with the cpu. For your power supply, DON'T GET A CHEAP UNIT!!! I can't stress enough how you need a really high quality psu. I would only buy a psu from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or Xfx. So just get any 750w psu from those companies I listed.
$1200 * 10% = $120 build fee; for a friend I'm just glad my friends think enough of me to ask for my help and let me play with their cool new toys, maybe I'm just old-fashioned that way...

Quadro is a good idea for rendering, but you'd wind up blowing most of the budget on that single card alone...
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