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Old 03-05-2006, 05:18 PM   #11
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Same here. I tell them what to buy and they pay for it. I build it for them. Then they come to me after a year complaining about problems creeping up

Mainly their system gets slower and slower.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:19 PM   #12
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ya. for me, building stuff is *almost* a reward in itself. you know what i mean? i guess i just like it.
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The x1900xtx is the fastest card right now. Its faster then the 78000gtx 512mb in most cases. So thats the card I would go wit. Im sure it would be able to handle the 2D stuff you are talking about fine.
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You learn a lot each time you build a PC because everyone wants a different configuration. I've built quite a few already and each one either want a high performance machine while some want just the basics. Then there are people that are picky at what "brand" is put into their PCs. That takes a lot of explaining, but in the end, they always end up with something higher priced. If I were to charge them, that would be more money for me
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Alright. I still need to gather a consensus, however.
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Yeah, I say X1900XTX too. We should have a poll or something.
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ya. when i build stuff i pretty much charge for parts + like $20. but i've only worked with xbox's.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:26 PM   #18
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You learn a lot each time you build a PC because everyone wants a different configuration. I've built quite a few already and each one either want a high performance machine while some want just the basics. Then there are people that are picky at what "brand" is put into their PCs. That takes a lot of explaining, but in the end, they always end up with something higher priced. If I were to charge them, that would be more money for me
But you'd be selling your soul, you godless man!

I'll try to get a poll if possible.
EDIT: Can't make the poll. I'm pretty sure its the 1900, but let's see what others say.
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The Matrox is a workstation card, so unless you do 3D rendering, you probably don't want to buy that. I have next to no experience with ATi, but I've heard that the X1900XT is a better choice as of now. I would get that, and CrossFire them if possible. That would be pretty sweet. You'll have to find someone else to tell you how to do that; I know nothing about SLi or CrossFire (yet ).
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I wouldn't do that to them. I usually do it to people I don't know. For friends, I like to get some gas money out of it at least. I usually charge anywhere from $50-$100 extra for build if it was for anyone else.
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