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Build Advice First paid build fair price and components?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by louist44, 5 Aug 2012.

  1. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    Hi guys need some advice since I am building for someone else.

    Is 30 quid a fair price for picking parts and putting it all together for someone? They are a friend of my brothers so I don't want to charge too much.

    I also just want you guys to take a look at the parts I have picked to see if they are ok.

    going to be used for gaming they have a 450 budget

    They are not too bothered about running everything on maximum but would just like to be able to play stuff for the next few years.

    They have an OS, screen and will be buying keyboard and mouse themselves.

    intel Core i3 2120
    £91.19

    500W Coolermaster GX Lite
    £32.39

    Asus TA-D31 Black Midi Tower Case
    £20.39

    4GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 1333mhz
    £19.19

    1TB Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda 7500RPM
    £59.99

    Dynamode 11n Wireless PCI Adapter
    £12.90

    Samsung SH-D163C Black CD ROM OEM £11.75

    120mm Zalman ZM-F3 Silent Case Fan Black (two of these)
    £9.38

    Gigabyte GA-Z68P-D3 Intel Z68 S1155
    £59.99

    1GB MSI GTX 560 Overclocked
    £100.79

    Total price - £417.96
    I get paid - £32.04

    Most of these are Scan today only deals.

    Thank You
     
  2. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    Get them to buy the parts so that any problems with individual components can be RMA in their name!
     
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  3. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Id make sure they buy the components as blogins has said, build is ok the case is a bit cheap but should be fine for the task at hand.
     
  4. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    +1

    Thats what I do. I only build for family and friends.
     
  5. jeckulz

    jeckulz New Member

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    £30 is a steal mate.
    I did a 'diagnostic' for a colleague at work. Easy job - dead PSU.
    One quick trip to scan £20 for the PSU, dropped the PC off with her after a defrag and removal of bloatware, streamlined the startup program list...
    She handed me £50!!!

    Who was I to refuse!

    If theyre not family or friends, its £15 an hour (what I get paid at work)
     
  6. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    when I worked as a PC techie in a little shop. we charged 25 for Assembly and 25 for install. where half is what you as a worker earned. £30 sounds OK to me, especially as you will probably do both jobs :)
     
  7. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    I would help my mates for free. Just put a new system together for a friend for a couple of pints last week. Everyone is in a different situation though.
     
  8. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    I did that once. Spent 2 weeks trouble shooting Fing MSI MB issues. turns out the *$^#&** have every thing set to off in their BIOS config. Never again will i touch a MSI MB!!!

    oh and the PSU was fried too.
     
  9. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    first off id go for the g620/630 cpu I have built 3 systems with these and have never had an issue. uses for gaming and cad its ideal and cheap.

    try and drop a ssd in there as it will no doubt create a much greater user experience. even if its just a 64gb ssd with just windows and 1-2 games.

    go B75 m-atx mobo - usb3.0 and sata 6gps plus its smaller

    get a shopping list and hand it over to the future owner to order. maybe even sit with him while he orders so you can direct him to cheapest/best customer service online sites.

    all RMAs and receipts are with him so if he has any problems in the future he doesnt have to track you down to fix the machine. also be upfront about the building costs it may take 2 hours to put together or 2 weeks if parts are faulty.
     
  10. Xahl

    Xahl Your mum's a Dremel

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    Looks good to me; though naturally the today only sales will be different by the time you come to order... Shame there's no budget for an SSD.
     
  11. louist44

    louist44 New Member

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    thanks for all the replies. problem is he is on holiday so there is no way for me to order it under his name and he wants it when he gets back in 2 weeks....

    so it has to be under my name!
     

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