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I have a small business at my school where i build and repair computers. Recently, someone approached me about building a computer in about 2 months and they offered to pay $5000 USD for parts and $500 for labor. I already have an idea of what im going to do but I just wanted to see what you guys would do with the money. It's time for me to make some <b>MONEY</b>!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/devil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Devil">
 
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for one PC? uh, go to town.... X6800, stupid fast ram, the new 680 SLI mobo, two 8800GTX's, PCP&C 1000W psu, 27" dell LCD, Phase cooling if he can maintain it, otherwise sick water cooling, 4X150Gb raptors in RAID0, and a new printer lol.
 

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Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme 6800<br>
Nvidia Geforce 7950 GX2<br>
4 GB DDR2 SDRAM 6400<br>
Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi<br>
Nvidia Nforce 4 SLI X16 motherboard<br>
4 x 10 000 RPM X GB Raptor Hard drive in RAID 0<br>
Blue-ray disk reader/burner.<br><br>
But if I were you I would wait because the Geforce 8800 GTX is supposed to launch this week.
 

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does anyone have any idea when those amd quad cores come out?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">does anyone have any idea when those amd quad cores come out?</div>
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Right now im thinking<br><br>
Kentsfield Quad Core<br>
NForce590 SLI ( are there any that work with intels?)<br>
2 8800gtxs<br>
4gb Corsair Dominators<br>
Lian Li Server case<br>
1000W Pc power and cooling psu<br>
2 Raptors RAID 0<br>
4 500 GB Raid 0<br>
Danger Den watercooling
 

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Heck, why not build him a server? Would that work? Then he could get like loads of ram and shiz...
 

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Your not gonna want the older NVIDIA chipset with the intels.. Wait for the 680i chipset out sometimes this month.<br><br>
And that rig is insane, and might be over 5,000$. The ram alone there is $1,300. I'd cut down on the ram and get like a 1,000$ monitor.
 

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Yea I could but i don't see use for that seeing as this kid has no idea how to do anything on a computer. The reason im getting payed 500 is because Im going to be showing him how to do a lot of stuff.
 

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It would help if you told us what he wanted the computer for.
 

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will the amd quad cores be compatible with existing am2 motherboards? I honestly believe the kid will be better off with an AMD but I can't delay a sale to wait for quad cores. So I'll use an fx-62 in the meantime and upgrade wehn it comes out. However if the current mobos dont support quads then ill get the x6800 then switch the mobo <span style="text-decoration:underline;">and</span> CPU when it comes out
 

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unfortunately the quad cores' performance benchmarks have put it just below the E6700's in gaming related tests... depends what he wants this PC for... if he's doing design and editing then he'll be set with a quad core, if he's gaming... the X6800 may be the way to go<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">unfortunately the quad cores' performance benchmarks have put it just below the E6700's in gaming related tests... depends what he wants this PC for... if he's doing design and editing then he'll be set with a quad core, if he's gaming... the X6800 may be the way to go<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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The quad cores are overclockable to 3.2ghz just by upping FSB on air cooling according the the reviews. Which would put it above the x6800 even in a single core envirnment.<br><br>
And in 6 months when the Quad core games come out this will be quite abit faster than the x6800 even at stock.
 

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ok, he wants it for gaming so if the x6800 is better for that, ill go for it. He also wants me to overclock his system but i have <span style="text-decoration:underline;">no</span> experience overclocking with intels. Is it much different than an AMD?
 

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honestly if a kid is paying you 5500 to build a computer i think somebody is riding the white pony.<br><br>
and don't get an fx-62, just get an c2d proc because they'll perform better. or else use your head and buy a s939 board w/ an opteron proc, overclock it massively, put watercooling in it and then still charge him the 5500 bucks.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The quad cores are overclockable to 3.2ghz just by upping FSB on air cooling according the the reviews. Which would put it above the x6800 even in a single core envirnment.</div>
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Of this i was not aware. i was going by stock comparisons. quadcore it is then!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok, he wants it for gaming so if the x6800 is better for that, ill go for it. He also wants me to overclock his system but i have <span style="text-decoration:underline;">no</span> experience overclocking with intels. Is it much different than an AMD?</div>
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they're easy as pie. same way, just jack up the FSB a lot. Intel's <3 FSB w/ looser timings.
 

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ok thats it i'll let you guys duke it out. I really appreciate all the comments, im actually learning lots of little things ive been wondering about and its really helpful. Im just going to listen to your arguments and make my mind up from that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">honestly if a kid is paying you 5500 to build a computer i think somebody is riding the white pony.<br><br>
and don't get an fx-62, just get an c2d proc because they'll perform better. or else use your head and buy a s939 board w/ an opteron proc, overclock it massively, put watercooling in it and then still charge him the 5500 bucks.</div>
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I'm not going to screw this kid over with a 939. At the very least least ill get him an am2 or c2d. However much i like your idea, i can't do that in clear conscience.
 
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