budget build for a customer

i am building a computer for a customer and he has no idea about how a computer works.

do you think the average person who doesent know anything about computers not even what aa or aaf is will see the diff between a 6600gt and a 6800gs?

i could add a little 70$ to my pocket if he was satisfied, he mianly plays CS and doom3
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  1. well he would notice a small difference thats it but ehh <shrugging shoulders>get the 6800gt he will thank you
  2. but he doesent even know what the screen resolution means.
    when its on 800x600 he says its a bad game and the graphics are bad but it works magically on my computer which i run it at 1024x768 .
  3. Get the 6800GS and put Linux on the machine too :D
  4. yeah, good idea. it does seem honesty is the best policy, and ill put linux on his machine he wanted ubuntu on a seperate hardrive (40gb) for basci things like papers and internet. thx
  5. He likely won't notice the difference. Good luck giving a computer illiterate Linux. Been there, done that, won't ever do it again. Be prepared for endless questions and support.
  6. good question....why would you give a noob Linux? he will have a hard enough time not screwing up his windows.....
  7. its ubuntu, it looks very similar to windows and has only basic programs like a word processor, mozilla firefox, and AIM. thats all he wants it for. ive made a couple of bucks from people by simply defragmenting there hard drives and deleting the extra startup processes, they think its magic.
  8. damm if you are makin $ defraggin peep's hdd.....I want in on that racket....... :P
  9. im guessing you meant i wouldent make sense?
  10. The gt and gs are the same layout.
    gs 90nm
    gt 110nm

    The gs clock varies alot from 350 to 490 I think extra cost is for higher factory clock.
  11. Quote:
    He likely won't notice the difference. Good luck giving a computer illiterate Linux. Been there, done that, won't ever do it again. Be prepared for endless questions and support.



    A properly setup Linux box is REALLY hard to break.
  12. true and linux is much more stable, but i wish i knew how to use it better.
  13. Does your ram have red heatspreaders? If so, have you tried running your ram at Cas 2? I bought 2 gigs of patriot from newegg (cheap as hell too) that was rated at 2.5@200. It will do 2.5 @240 and 2@220 with a little more voltage 2.7-2.8. I have a list I found with the speeds if you're interested.
  14. i have the "budget" ones with blue heatspreaders and they are listed aas 3-3-3-6 but on the sticker it says 2.5-3-3-6 so go figure im running them at 2.8 V @230 on my evga board on my old asrock they would only go to 2.5-3-3-6, 2.6v@200
  15. I took a chance with Patriot (never heard of them before). I'm glad I did. I've noticed that their prices have been going up ever since.
  16. Quote:
    but he doesent even know what the screen resolution means.
    when its on 800x600 he says its a bad game and the graphics are bad but it works magically on my computer which i run it at 1024x768 .

    Instead, buy him an Xbox360. He doesn't know anything, so get him a system that shows it.
  17. yeah but he wants a "gaming comp"
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