Hey guys, I am a computer and electrical engineer major. I built my computer AMD phenom II X4 3.0 GHz, G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3, 1TB hard drive, 600w power suppy, thermal take chasis. Anyway I have been fixing computers for co-workers for a while now. One of my co-workers wants a new computer and ask me to build it. They said they would pay whatever it cost. I told them it would be under $800.00.
23" Monitor, Wireless mouse and keyboard
500gb hard drive.
Nothing else is specified. I went on newegg and I can build them a AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition 2.5GHz DDR2 computer with 500gb, 23" monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard for about 400$. What should I charge them??
What is a average amount someone should make for spending there time to build a computer?? I dont want to build a 700$ computer and sell it to them for 750$. Seems like a waste of time.
At least get them an Athlon II X4 with DDR3 memory, nothing about the system you listed seems at all promising. Remember, if it goes to hell you will be their first call in trying to fix it. As for pricing i would add either $50 or 10-15% on which ever is bigger for labor, much more than that seems a bit like price gouging to me.
Yeah your right, if I build them a quad core system is it stupid to install windows XP??? I already have that
This couple really does not care about performance. They are day to day users that have a computer for pictures, watching movies or veiwing web pages. I dont want to install a 200$ graphics card when they wont notice that its even in there.
Its actually one of my former bosses. They had me fix their computer a couple time in the past. Ive told them that I had experience building my own and it was a little cheaper. They dont trust best buy or the bigger companies. They mentioned that they had someone build their first computer and they bought the current one for a local small computer repair store (PACT). They are currenly running a intel celeron, with 80 gb HD.