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I didn't mean to build this rig $1200.00

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September 26, 2010 6:09:35 AM

Friend of mine asked me to put together a discrete, quiet, trading rig that he could
play some games on and listen to decent sounds. Budget was $1500 since he wanted a SSD.

I doubt he'll overclock it. But you never know.

I started looking at different parts than these but when I priced the combo's I
ended up with this build for just over $1200.00 including accessories.

Does that ever happen to you when you order your parts ?

Doing the Combo dance.

They threw in a free Bunny Key Ring :) 

I just wanted to thank everyone for their input on these boards.
Without all of your posts I couldn't build this system knowing it
should work for many years.

Not the best build or bang for the buck, but probably not the worst either.

Could have gone ATI 5770 or 4850 but for his use the 5670 should be plenty.
Ram is on the Asus approved list. Slow but good.
Already have a Samsung F3 500 Gig Hd for storage

Sorry if I messed up the Newegg links.

ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $139.99
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $189.99
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC SSD $199.99
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK $89.99
XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 $99.99
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX Modular Active PFC Power Supply $99.99
LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case $89.99
Cogage True Spirit Cooler $40.00
Win 7 64 Bit $89.99

Dell 2209WA monitor. It's worth calling that order in. $239.00

Listed today on site for $319.00. I declined their first price then
the Super V called back and offered $ 239 with free shipping.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/pr...

AudioEngine A2 Speakers $165.00

http://www.onecall.com/product/Audioengine/A2-Black-Pr/...


Total $1354.00

Combo Discounts - $89.00

( We'll See ) Rebates = 40.00

$1225.00


I'd be glad for critique from anyone.

I might build another system soon.

Thanks again










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September 26, 2010 6:24:00 AM

5670 is considered a bit on the light side... good for less demanding games like WoW on a 22" monitor though.

I'm not familiar with the speakers. I use an older set from Klipsch, Promedia 2.1

If you are going to overclock the 1333mhz RAM will be somewhat limiting.

Those are my only complaints, it's a pretty good list.
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September 26, 2010 9:23:17 AM

/Agree^
I'd have gone for 5770 minimum and 1600 Ram,
otherwise nice build and profit for you :p 
Moto
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September 26, 2010 2:23:51 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
/Agree^
I'd have gone for 5770 minimum and 1600 Ram,
otherwise nice build and profit for you :p 
Moto


"and profit for you"


I didn't get to keep the change, or it would have been a different build entirely. :kaola: 
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September 26, 2010 3:00:33 PM

Did I say profit?
Ahem, I meant you delivered better than expected value for your client
and kudos for doing it, you may find you get to build more pc's for friends of his
:p 
Moto
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September 26, 2010 3:09:16 PM

^ Thats the problem I'm running in to. Ever since I did 2 builds in 1 week for friends, now whenever I go into work some random person goes "Hey I hear you can make my computer faster?' Or "Hey I need a new computer, do you suggest Dell or HP?" Me: "Neither, give me your money and I'll build it"

So now I have a stack of computers in my home office in line to work on.
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September 26, 2010 3:31:18 PM

awesome :)  now just figure out a modest profit margin for yourself, re-use what you can of their components and your away :) 
happy times :) 
Moto
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