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@pioneer. no thats not all i did. i did too much to list. i have been perfecting my OS tweaking technique for quite a long while now. first thing i ever started doing with a comp. its as perfect as i can get it. also, my internet really sucks. everything takes 10 times longer than my old internet. id actually call my OS tweaking my strong point. i can write a much better "master tweaking guide" than the one i found on google and laughed at.

but anyway. thanks a lot for the info. i appreciate the help. but i dont like being talked down to. sure it may be a bit on the expensive side. TO HARDCORE GAMERS & BUILDERS. but its a pretty sweet comp and works well. no problems with the os, and no annoying anything (my tweaking).
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you came here seeking advice then you get mad and say you're being flamed because you don't like what people are saying...


you're doing it wrong.
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being accused of trying to rip someone off is something i dont take kindly to. i gladly offer my help when i can. and i really appreciate other help. i really really do. but getting flamed while being helped sucks. im trying to make a bit extra cash, you guys are better than me at building. get over it. i am trying to make my money and time back, and just a bit extra.
f-ing sue me
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You never actually say anything you actually do to the OS, you just say too much to list what exactly are you doing?
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post #35 of 45
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being accused of trying to rip someone off is something i dont take kindly to. i gladly offer my help when i can. and i really appreciate other help. i really really do. but getting flamed while being helped sucks. im trying to make a bit extra cash, you guys are better than me at building. get over it. i am trying to make my money and time back, and just a bit extra.
f-ing sue me
Seriously though, as I explained a couple of pages ago the majority here have that knee jerk reaction to sales pitches/prebuilt machines. Just one of those things, most of the "flame" was people giving their input as you requested, just a little more harshly than you would have liked.
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You never actually say anything you actually do to the OS, you just say too much to list what exactly are you doing?
this, you say it's to much to list. you're obviously not doing anything important right now so why not just grace us with this list of tweaks you do to make the OS so much better.
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post #37 of 45
I'm gonna leave the flaming to the others.

Now to answer your question: I would go with 1155 as your current go-to platform. You could sell your machines at a few different price points.

1. Low end: Use a micro ATX 1155 motherboard ~$90. Slap in an i3 ~$120 a couple gigs of RAM ~$30 and use the built in GPU. Put this in a cheap case, and use a decent but cheap PSU.

2. Medium: Use either a Micro / full size ATX motherboard ~$100. An i5 would be a good idea, and a decent mid range GPU would work well ~$150. 4GB of RAM ~$50 and a 1TB HDD ~$90 is a good idea.

3. High end: Be careful here. If you build an expensive machine and can't off load it, you will be in a world of financial pain. Full size ATX, i7, high end GPU, 8GB+ RAM, 1TB + an SSD, high end PSU 1KW+.


IMO there really isn't much money to be made building computers. Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc. have really moved into the low end market. Also many people are weary buying from a random dude off of Craigslist. What do they do when the PSU blows out in a year? (random example )
Edited by AtomicFrost - 4/19/11 at 1:13pm
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post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
That's a good deal.
Some general tips though.

1. Use windows 7 home premium, its like $100 OEM
2. Buy AMD for budget builds
3. Perform a modest but easily stable overclock (don't get greedy, you don't want angry customers)
4. No need to buy a really expensive CPU, most games run fine on existing quad cores. Any person buying a pre-built system is not 1337 enough to notice a difference between an OCed 1100T and a 840 or similar quad
5. Don't put a boat-load of storage in they won't use, 500GB max for OEM builds unless otherwise requested
6. If not overclocking then stock cooling is fine.
7. Use a cheap, but flashy looking quality case. The CM Storm Scout comes to mind.
8. Make it look neat, cable management!
9. Buy a graphics card second-hand off OCN, a GTS260 would be a good solid card for a hobby gamer

That's all I can think of right now, I'm sure other members may have some advice to offer as well. Don't rip people off though, its better to make $100 on a sale and have that person tell five other people about you than make $250 and be hated by the customer a month later.
^^this.

Its really hard to build lower end computers and sell them when they can go to WalMart and the like and pick up a full system for the same price or cheaper. These computers will often more than fulfill their needs. In my experiences, you make more money repairing systems than building them, unless they happen to be high end with a lot of customization.

You will need to come up with something to set yours apart from cheap oem systems. For the majority, hardware specs are a foreign language. Your going to be targeting a crowd that gets on a computer to check their Facebook, plays browser based games, music and movies. Anything you can do to add a bit of coolness to it, lights, windows , etc, will help sell it.
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post #39 of 45
dude... i do not want to be mean... but i have a rig here for sale...

and i am getting no responce at all.. well for the mobo or hdd.....

but the rig there is pretty much a few months old... the cpu how ever is a little older but in very good condition but no one is byting.....

it is not easy..... trust me it is not easy at all
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dude... i was not flaming...... i was just trying to say it is hard.... it is fooking hard....

but i really hope you get it right...... and yes , some of the people here can be complete d|cks but hey if you keep your chin up high and keep pushing you will get it right.

and what ever you do GOOD LUCK
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