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Old 04-26-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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Well, here is my parts list, i was looking to get a decent all-rounder, being able to do a fair bit at everything, programming gaming web surfing etc. So here is my parts list:

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6744/partsqu1.jpg

If you have a better idea, and want to edit, here is my spreadsheet, all formula's in there, ready to use, btw, if you are editing, please make sure, if you use a different seller, make sure it is a good one, preferably accepts cheques, and keep the price to a minimum, no more than 950.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JWAXB1CZ

BTW, is there anywhere i can sell pc's to? like an online place where i send it to? I am looking for a way to make money, part time as i go to school, so whenever i like i can make a pc and get some profit out of it.

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Old 04-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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Alot of people have tried and failed on the whole profit from building thing.
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ok first of your not gonna make a profit if you build a pc on spec like that, you need to use budget parts because the people that buy them will be unknoledgable people because lets face it if they had a good computer knoledge they wud build one themself,

so as i was saying first off get cheap parts take the case for example way too good for that build,

the aftermarket heatsink not a good idea, jus take into consideration if you are building to see the people that are buying are not gonna know too much about pc's
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that was a By The Way question, i was just expecting to get an answer about the parts for my pc, the spreadsheet was for my pc. plus, if i was was building to sell, i would use cheap parts. So the parts ok? the case is just to impress, plus it has many fans in it, i am going to overclock the cpu so that is why i have put the zalman there.
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well if it was for me id go for the quad because im not a great gamer so the quad would benifit me more than the c2d but thats upto you
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im am not also a great gamer but i do quite a bit of multimedia related stuff, sometimes i need to edit hd videos, so an overclocked 4.2Ghz (i found out, e84/500 air cooling) would benefit me more than the quad
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If you have a better idea, and want to edit, here is my spreadsheet, all formula's in there, ready to use, btw, if you are editing, please make sure, if you use a different seller, make sure it is a good one, preferably accepts cheques, and keep the price to a minimum, no more than 950.
I usually use Scan.co.uk, I find them to be a bit cheaper and they have a larger selection of parts.

You don't need to buy a SATA and IDE drive. If you have to have two disk drives then just buy two with SATA interfaces, so you don't have a big thick cable.

Get some Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal paste. It's good quality stuff and would lower temps a couple of degrees over cheap ceramique paste: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=353109

And you're going to want more than 1GB of DDR2 667 RAM, you should be running 2GB + for Vista: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849
1gig of memory will really slow you down.

For, the cooler, the Zalman 9500 is overpriced and underperforms, you can get a lot more for you money: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=700899
I have been reading up about this cooler and it seems it performs around the same as the Tuniq Tower 120 (a bit behind the TRUE). So it's still a great cooler.

And for the PSU, I wouldn't choose Cooler Master, although they're not bad, there is better for that price: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=692061
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About the disk drives, i saw on a forum that you cant install an os first time when you dont have an ide drive, it doesnt recognise it. Plus i am not getting 1gb, actually 4 because you forgot to read the quantity column

I will have a lok at scan computers, any personal experience from them?
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I haven't had any problems and haven't touched a IDE cable in some time.
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Plus i am not getting 1gb, actually 4 because you forgot to read the quantity column
Ah, I see. I'd recommed some 800MHz sticks with CAS 4 timings though.
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Yep, I order most of my stuff from them, they're very good and I always recieve my orders quickly.
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SATA is fine.
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how do timings make a difference? I know that more mhz means it is faster.
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About the disk drives, i saw on a forum that you cant install an os first time when you dont have an ide drive, it doesnt recognise it.
don't take anymore advice from that site
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how do timings make a difference?
lower is better. But you don't really need to worry about it, you won't notice the difference.
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But it does generally mean they'll be more overclockable as you can change the timings to CAS 5 and then increase the speeds.
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but i saw cas 5 ones on scan for 10, i'll get those then.

by the way, worshipme, does ther p5k motherboard support that many usb's, from the psu? i need 2 on the case and a firewire port aswell.

I will post my new spreadsheet a bit later, also, is the 8800gt or the 9600gt more powerful? both 512mb.
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I Have Tried this,I only make about $100 - $150 Profit,but the customers are always happy with there computer
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I Have Tried this,I only make about $100 - $150 Profit,but the customers are always happy with there computer
where do you sell them? that isa decent amount of profit for a computer if you make one real quick from not so good components, what are the specs normally for these pc's that you sell?
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by the way, worshipme, does ther p5k motherboard support that many usb's, from the psu? i need 2 on the case and a firewire port aswell.
My P5K has three. Two near the bottom of the PCB, and one near the I/O shield.
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The 8800GT has 112 stream processors, the 9600GT has 64. There is quite a big difference between the two performance wise. Another option is the 8800GS has 96 SPs but 384MB of VRAM.
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But it does generally mean they'll be more overclockable as you can change the timings to CAS 5 and then increase the speeds.
no it doesn't, increasing the cas is possible even if the original cas is not 4.
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Yes, but you don't want to increase the timings too much otherwise it's not worth overclocking the RAM at all.
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