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post a screenie of the shopping cart or else you are the only one who can see it lol
 

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With a Core i5-760?

You don't need one.

For gaming, I can't think of a game that actually requires the i5/i7 architecture. Sure they're more powerful, but it's power that games won't actually use. Games are much much more GPU intensive and that's what you want to focus on.

A recent build I did for a friend of mine was a PII x4, GTX 460, 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 for $800 on Newegg. Much cheaper than the above system yet I'd imagine it'd handle games better.
 

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I decided to put together what I consider a good quality system for people to look at, the price is mid range without any ultra expensive parts added.

A Powerful Quad Core Gaming Desktop in a nice case...

The i5-750 Gamer's Desktop

The Case

My Second Choice for a Case

The Acer 24" LED/LCD Monitor

Around $1,200 w/o Monitor

+$300 For Quality 24" LED Monitor by ACER
+$60 For better looking Case..

I like the second choice of case. You could could just OC an intel i5 to cut down on CPU cost.
 

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I'd offer more of a mid-range solution. Go for an i3 with HTT and sell it to some noob who thinks its a quad core.

It's easy to make money building computers (dependant on the scale), you've just got to cut down on the right things. Go for one of those really tacky looking cheap gaming cases, non-branded RAM, budget mATX motherboard and stick with a stock cooler unless you've mentioned overclocking or exceptional cooling performance. Don't bother touching the PSU, it'll just haunt you in 6 months.

Remember to make a big deal out of the little things.
 

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LOL...I just picked up that monitor from my local MC on Friday, and THEY DROP THE PRICE $20?!

/time for credit.
 

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Also, about this monitor...it's pretty, but you'll spend a good hr. getting it's brightness/contrast/saturation to your liking.

it's blindingly bright, and washes out colors...until your drop brightness to under 50 and contrast to around 30-40.
 

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I'd offer more of a mid-range solution. Go for an i3 with HTT and sell it to some noob who thinks its a quad core.

It's easy to make money building computers (dependant on the scale), you've just got to cut down on the right things. Go for one of those really tacky looking cheap gaming cases, non-branded RAM, budget mATX motherboard and stick with a stock cooler unless you've mentioned overclocking or exceptional cooling performance. Don't bother touching the PSU, it'll just haunt you in 6 months.

Remember to make a big deal out of the little things.

Fooling your customers is bad business practices, especially if later on they find out you lied, then you have ruined your name as a good computer tech, bad idea..

Furthermore, I don't want to build system with cheap components, I'd rather send my customers to Dell.... I can't beat their prices on the cheaper computers. Also, I wouldn't want to offer warranty support on those cheap parts, either. (Almost guaranteed return)

Dell does a better job of telling the customer to ship it to them, of course the customer may not hear from Dell again or they may get a used replacement back.. (who knows with this corp)
 

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Also, about this monitor...it's pretty, but you'll spend a good hr. getting it's brightness/contrast/saturation to your liking.

it's blindingly bright, and washes out colors...until your drop brightness to under 50 and contrast to around 30-40.

I haven't seen a monitor yet that I didn't have to adjust to my likings..


I've used this monitor, I can contest that it's a great monitor.
 
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