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Looking to upgrade user desktops


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#1 Diamondchick

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:20 PM

We are looking to update our old desktop units at our office (some are as old as 2002). The majority of the workers do not need high powered models. We are uncertain if it is better for us to buy low end pre-built units or buy parts and build-to-suit. My biggest concern will be upgradeability to keep the units viable as long as possible. We currently have Windows XP and Windows 7 OS, it would be nice to have everyone on Win7. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:59 PM

As this is a business PC, the specs are more slanted towards the lower end. It really depends on what you are willing to do with the PC's. Frankly, unless you are doing graphical design, the AMD APU's (CPU's with graphics built into the CPU rather than soldered onto the motherboard) based off of Llano, are ideal for this kind of situation. Plenty of power, with a low price and no need for a dedicated graphics card with a high powered PSU.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:00 PM

if youre not looking for high powered PC's then youll probably get a better deal on just buying a pre-build pc from a generic vendor.

but if it is more specific to graphic designing or any sort of intensive processing is involves, it may be better considering building a pc, piece by piece.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

There actual business desktop packages that some OEM offers like Dell.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

This really depends on how many PC's you're buying, and what you're using them for. The Dell Vostro series start at $269 a piece, but figure on getting closer to the $400 mark for a low end system

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the input. We are shooting for lower end PCs. They are for our Customer Service and Purchasing departments. So they certainly don't need graphics cards or a lot of other bells and whistles. Thanks again!




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