Building computer for guy at work need help... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Dio1080's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 205
Question Building computer for guy at work need help...

Ok guys, A guy at my job wants me to build him a computer. I'm looking at a budget of $400 or less. He said don't include the Keyboard, mouse, monitor. He will get all that later. he just wants it to get on the internet and download an listen to music, and maybe download a view videos. And wants it to go fast. No gaming..

So far I told him he will need Windows XP Home OEM: $99
AMD or Intel doesn't matter to me
Maybe a 80-120 HDD
1 gig or ram
Cheap video card just in case he wants to buy a LCD monitor.
Clueless on the motherboard and the powersupply and the case.

Thanks
P.S. IF you guys ever builded for somebody else, how mush do you usually charge for building it for them?
__________________

__________________
Capitol-College '2014
M.S. in Information Assurance
North Carolina A&T State University '2011
B.S. in Computer Science
Dio1080 is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Building computer for guy at work need help...

Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5 or Your choice...
Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025 w/onboard GeForce 7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - WD 160GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

Total is about $350 w/o shipping.

I usually charge $20-60, depending on how well I know the person, or how much I'm working on the computer.
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
nu2duo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Neza
Posts: 423
Talking Re: Building computer for guy at work need help...

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5 or Your choice...
Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025 w/onboard GeForce 7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - WD 160GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner

Total is about $350 w/o shipping.

I usually charge $20-60, depending on how well I know the person, or how much I'm working on the computer.
Wow, you're cheap! I typically charge a minimum of $100. If they are related or a very good friend of mine...then it's half. But a co-worker...I'd charge the $100.
I install all hardware and software. I go through all available windows updates. I'll update all drivers. I basically hook them up. I know of places that just install the hardware, software and that's it. They don't tweak or optimize the system. I do all that. The cost....$100 or more.

Good luck.
__________________
e6600@3.1 24/7 w/stock cooling. 2g Transcend Memory
3 hd's, 80-XP Pro, 500 and 320-Apps,Pics, Music, Videos
ATI Radeon HD 3450 512MB-I DON'T GAME!
Ultra PS, Ultra Mid Tower Case
Lite-on internal DVD-R, Samsung Lite-Scribe Ext. DVD-R
2 Acer 19" widescreen LCD's. For HTPC Olevia 32" LCD
nu2duo is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Building computer for guy at work need help...

lol....I am cheap...but that keeps them coming to me...and they always refer me to new customers.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
nu2duo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Neza
Posts: 423
Default Re: Building computer for guy at work need help...

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1gapl View Post
lol....I am cheap...but that keeps them coming to me...and they always refer me to new customers.
lol, i'm not that cheap but that still keeps them coming to me too. Word of mouth has helped me too.
__________________
e6600@3.1 24/7 w/stock cooling. 2g Transcend Memory
3 hd's, 80-XP Pro, 500 and 320-Apps,Pics, Music, Videos
ATI Radeon HD 3450 512MB-I DON'T GAME!
Ultra PS, Ultra Mid Tower Case
Lite-on internal DVD-R, Samsung Lite-Scribe Ext. DVD-R
2 Acer 19" widescreen LCD's. For HTPC Olevia 32" LCD
nu2duo is offline  
Old 07-11-2007, 02:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Dio1080's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 205
Cool Re: Building computer for guy at work need help...

thanks guys.
__________________

__________________
Capitol-College '2014
M.S. in Information Assurance
North Carolina A&T State University '2011
B.S. in Computer Science
Dio1080 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POST Troubleshooting Guide SYL\X/3K Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 03-07-2009 11:24 AM
My Old 98-95 computer wont work..read on....... bacus23 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 05-13-2007 04:39 PM
Some upgrading / building new computer and counseling needed akasixcon New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-21-2007 10:26 PM
Building Media Computer - Need Advice bigbaddog Computer Audio and Multimedia 5 04-12-2007 11:20 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.