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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
8GB is pointless here.

I'd pick up an Athlon II X4 640 over the X2 555.

Also, go with WD Caviar Blue 500's for the drives. Seagate drives aren't known for reliability these days.
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Totally agree on the ram, put the money where it matters.

I'm on a 2600k with only 4 gigs of ram, hasn't been a problem except with heavy map editing/rendering but that's a completely different thing entirely. No game has maxed it.

x4 is better for gaming than the x2 555 cache doesn't beat the extra cores and a good bit of games use it.

Chance to unlock on the phenom tho i think, all computers have to be the same tho so.

I will agree on the seagate but only because i dislike them as a company. I have drives from like 10 years ago that are still kicking and recent ones that have croaked within a year so no more seagate for me.
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much better under $600 after rebates
Edited by Redwoodz - 3/30/11 at 4:28am
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I would switch the 8GB kits for 4GB, saving a few bucks for a bigger graphics card, depending on the games you are willing to run on them

Another thing i want to suggest is to lower specs in order to have 6+1 PCs in case of one of them have problems so you can replace it ASAP and don't loose the income of the broken rig.

What games are you planning on run?

Running a business, incoming is the key
Duely noted, switching to 4GB kits
I was going to do some searching through the forums either today or tomorrow to see what the main popular games are today (been out of the loop for a year or so now)

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Originally Posted by Volvo
8GB is pointless here.

I'd pick up an Athlon II X4 640 over the X2 555.
Also, go with WD Caviar Blue 500's for the drives. Seagate drives aren't known for reliability these days.

You never did factor in a power supply, did you?
Order a PSU from Newegg. The Antec Neo ECO 400C, Corsair CX430 and FSP Aurum 400 are all good choices.
A quality 400W supply is enough to handle an i7 and anything up to a HD6950.

As for graphics, going with a Sapphire HD6870 may be cheaper.

Lower the cost, get an Asus M4A78LT-M LE board with 2x 2GB sticks of Kingston Value RAM.
4GB KVR's and the 640 it is
Thats a shame, I've usually known Seagate to have nice HDD's
Case comes with a 620W PSU and even if its a generic PSU i figured that should be enough.

The 6870's are around $210-250 so hmm...

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much better under $600 after rebates
I like your thinking on the case, PSU and RAM
But I am staying completely away from MSI, what with their power issues
I want a board with a good power phase design, cause i probably will be overclocking them all, finding the weakest link (lowest overclocker) and matching the others to it

going to to some poking around for a bit then will update OP
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Sorry for double post, but Updated OP again
    
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First thing you need to do before even buildong the computers is figuring out your targeted population.You could drop7-800 on gaming computers but is that really neccesary? what games will most people be playing on your systems? Chances are most hardcore gamers have there own rigs, abd recreational and casual gamers dont care to much for hardcore graphics as much as they do jjust being able to play the game.

So you only need something as simple as this

LOGISYS Computer CS309Bk Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply x6 -Its comes with a 480w PSU all youll need plus it has the lights in the back in wich most people that will use you cafe will think its Legit

x6 = 239.94


Western Digital Caviar Blue 320gb HDD- Chances are this will be all you really need your not storing movies or music or photos you're just installing games and your probably not going to have more than 6-7 at a time.

x6= 245.94


Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor-Good moniter 1080p recommended good size. If you want to increase size drop another 2-300 dollars.

x6=659.94


Sapphire Radeon 6850- You said you wanted to spend a little more on the GPU no prob,This is a good card for what youll need your prolly not going to run eyefinity or nothing plus this will put out good FPS and graphics.

Plus $15MIR for each
x6=$1094

BIOSTAR TA790XE AM2+/AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard- Great budget
AMD MOBO-comes bundled with CPU

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz -Good budget quad core comes bundled with mobo

X6= $959.88

AllComponents 4GB (2 x 2GB)240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400
Cheap ram you'll only need 4gb

x6 =329.94


Pixxo MA-W6G5 2.4 GHz Wireless Optical Mouse and
Pixxo KM-2781U Black USB Wired Standard Multimedia Slim Keyboard

good looking mouse and KB 6x-107.88

cons- mouse is wireless so people could potentially walk away with it



ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-Cheap DVDR 64.95

I would reccomend LINUX/UBUNTU to save over paying 100$ for WIN7 64

Also this is off Newegg and in American dollars


TOTAL $3776 thats not including Cost of Games and Computer desks but it includes the moniters.
Edited by Vespid - 3/30/11 at 1:33pm
post #16 of 47
I think everything in the OP is fine. Just swap to an 870 mobo as the 880 chipset would be a pretty useless price premium anyway (i.e. get GA-870A-UD3 or M4A87TD EVO), get the 955 as the L3 cache can make a difference in gaming, and lastly you can get 2x HDD space for around same price. Also you may be able to find a good 1080p monitor for not much more than that one.

I wonder since you shop at NCIX.... you a Vancouverite?
post #17 of 47
I don't know if a lan cafe is going to get business. I remember there use to be a lot of lan centers in California but a lot of them I was familiar got out of business. Most people can go to their local college campus or library to get free internet these days.

Trying to think of a way to attract people to a lan cafe/center, and I just don't see it happening since everyone that would have the inclination to go to one, probably already have a rig and broadband connection at home.

It can't just be a lan cafe. Need to offer something else to spice it up perhaps...
    
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I would go for these instead.

Case: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55583 (cheaper)

PSU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...8&promoid=1306 (significantly cheaper)

CPU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46281 (more expensive but significantly better performance)

Mobo: Same as OP

Memory: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42745 (cheaper)

GPU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57689

HDD: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22979 (cheaper but lower capacity, but do you even need 500GB for a few games?)

DVD: Same as OP

Monitor: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58841 (cheaper and similar specs)

Other accessories same as OP.

Total is around $980 before any MIR and further discounts.

If I were you I would defo try and get in contact with Esther, she may be able to arrange some kind of discount considering the number and value of components you are getting.

There is no reason that you shouldn't be able to get a high end quad core CPU and at least a 6870 into a $1000 budget. Good luck with all your builds!
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I'd just look into getting a better priced PSU. $80 CAD for a 500w is a bit much.

$1 USD is pretty much the same thing as $1 CAD. Looked it up a couple days ago.

Found this on Newegg Canada

Better PSU for less with free shipping

768MB GTX 460 for $150

Are the Operating Systems covered already? If not go with the 460 above, if they ARE covered already, go with THIS.
     
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First Internet access since I've been up here (long weekend) it will be another week before the gaming cafe gets done.
But I've been folding -bigadv's since I got here, just quickly daisy chain the mobile hot spot off my iPhone while it sends and recieves, cause well roaming sucks lol.

We moved the excess, unused pool tables yesterday, and the snooker table today. That sucker was effin heavy! The other pool tables had only 3/4" slate tabs, while the snooker table had 1 1/2" slate (over 300 pounds a piece, with 5 in total and nothing but a stand up dolly to use to move)

I'm also an electrician in the making lol, so I'm doing the electrical work tomorrow along the walls we framed off today and running new lines from the previous pool lights, to outlets and lights. The pool table lights were individually switched with 2 breakers, need to run another 2, hook up, running the BX cable, and 14/2 the framed in studs.

Tomorrow we should be able to order drywall, and taping and madding supplies, get that here by the end of the week, order the computers on friday, build shelves, paint, run more wires, clean etc over the weekend/Monday. Parts by Tuesday, in by Thursday along with all the network hardware, server, security cameras.

We also had enough sq footage left over to frame in a DECENT sized arcade, all popular games, so I have to get the vid game guy in here and talk with him.

Hopefully will be able to provide pics and a walkthrough vid tomorrow if I-net gets hooked up

So much fun ahead : D
    
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