I have a friend who wants me to build a new system for him.
He is a gamer and loves his applications, like Xfire, and other applications that run in the back ground while playing games.
His first computer (unknown) got fried in an electrical storm.
His uncle, (a system builder) built him a gaming machine 3 years ago.
I don't know the full system specs of it but it had a faulty Gigabyte mobo and mismatched speed ram to say the least.
He could never install programs on it.
He returned it to his uncle who recons there was nothing wrong with it and returned it in the same un-working state!
Built by the same person who built my current machine.
Amd AM2 4800+ x2
MSI Mobo (unknown model)
8800gt oc graphics card.
2gb Ram (unknown brand)
This machine also died 1 week after receiving it and thus returned it. Turns out the motherboard was faulty and was returned under warranty and was given another MSI board loaner while he waited for his replacement to come.
It never came and the guy sold his business and shifted away. Despite several communications attempts, we aren't going to see it returned!
Now he has come to me to build him a machine, which i am reluctant to do since his extreme bad luck with PCs over the years!
I'm almost tempted to say i can't do it just so i don't get hassled by his incompetence.
I don't know if his troubles are due to the applications he uses or if he has just extreme bad luck with system manufacturers/components!
I want to build him a decent machine but i don't want to have this one destroyed and returned to me like all his other ones!
Can anyone recommend a very stable, fool proof, system build for a high end gaming machine that is very unlikely to break down?
A list of compatible components would be great.