What Would You Do?

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    Injeun Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. This comparison puts the AMD about 30% ahead. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2924&cmp[]=1782 If you happen to run across one of those PC's with same specs(save the CPU) for $100 less, could you post a link here so I can take a look? i'm always looking to save a hundred bucks! :)
     
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    Here is on Dell's site with full spec's for $479.... (Course, dell has the next model up with the i5 CPU on sale for $519...That's a sweet deal too.

    And here it is (the i3 based Dell) on Officemax.com for $399... Mmmmm...mmmm...Grab this. Great for the $$$

    I'd take the money I saved (on the i3 for OM) and buy: $149 - 512gb SSD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250079

    So it's really up to you, lowest cost (the i3), best CPU (the i5) or a great all around PC (the i3 for $399+$149 SSD)......

    An SSD is the single best component to speed up this PC. Course, if it were me I'd put the OS and my programs on the SSD and keep the 1TB for saving stuff. If you do something like that, let me know, I'll tell you how tell you how to maximize a setup like that by moving all the files under your profile to the larger drive.

    (Honestly not sure how hard swapping the OP to your own SSD would be on a factory built system like that)

    The SSD will make a much bigger difference in terms of everyday performance than an 8 core CPU.

    (BTW, If it matters.....I'm a Sr. Level Storage engineer for a Cloud Solutions provider)

    If you're worried it won't do what you want, tell me what you're doing with it and I'll make a recommendation....

    Here is a feature breakdown of the two CPU's

    The i3 has a faster memory bus and is new and will likely support more motherboard features.

    the AMD, while a great bargain, is 5 years old and is now been replaced by AMD's Ryzen CPU's....

    Just some thoughts.
     
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    Edit on that last post...

    I said:
    (Honestly not sure how hard swapping the OP to your own SSD would be on a factory built system like that)

    Should have been:
    (Honestly not sure how hard swapping the OS to your own SSD would be on a factory built system like that)
     
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    I also like to play online fps games. Walmart has an Ibuypower with an Intel Kaby Lake i5 7400 3.0 Ghz, 8GB DDR4 system ram, Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card with 2Gb video ram, 500Watt ps, 1TB 7200 SATA hard drive, DVD Burner, Ethernet card, USB 3 and 2.0, Keyboard and 6 button Gaming Mouse, Windows 10, and a fancy looking white case with lighting. The price is reduced from $800 to $680.
     
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    This is a last gen refurb, but the video card is light years better and the price is under $600

    Vid car specs....970vs 1050
     
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    If you want to buy some parts, let me know.

    I have a 970GTX, 4 sticks of Corsair DDR3 1600 and a Core i7 2600k (that I recently tried to overclock and will overclock to 4.5ghz and run stable). I have a motherboard too, but one of the memory channels died, so only 2 of the 4 memory slots work :( I also have some 1TB drives I've had for 6-7 years.

    That was my old PC. Had it for 6 years.
     
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    Thanks, but no. I'm not up to building one from scratch. I was just saying that the refurbished one you pointed out for $580 has about $1200 worth of parts in it. I assume that they are/it is essentially new.
     
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    Yeah, it's a great PC. Jump on it!
     
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    Argh! Every time I get ready to pull the trigger, a little voice in my head says, "what about lawnmower repair, what about a pressure washer, what about new eyeglasses."
     
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    Where are your priorities man!

    What about Call of Duty! It's not going to play itself!!! :machinegun:

    Hahaha
     
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    LOL! .....stealthily stalking the idea.
     

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