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Help choosing between these 2 desktops


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#1 riley12321

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:25 AM

Hi could I get some help choosing between these 2 desktops. Its for my parents and they're not looking to spend a lot of money but i'm looking for the best bang for your buck. Any input on them would be great. Thank you.

 

First system:

 

HP Slimline Desktop (AMD A8-7410 / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / AMD Radeon R5 / Windows 10)

 

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/hp-hp-260-a129-pc-amd-a8-7410-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-amd-radeon-r5-windows-10-260-a129/10488607.aspx?

 

 

Second system:

 

HP Elite 8200 SFF, Intel i5-2400-3.1 Ghz, 8GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, DVD, Win 10 Pro (French/English)-Refurbished

 

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/hp-hp-elite-8200-sff-intel-i5-2400-3-1-ghz-8gb-ram-1-tb-hard-drive-dvd-win-10-pro-french-english-refurbished-hp-elite-8200/10580989.aspx?

 

 

EDIT** (im adding a third option.)

 

 

Third System:

 

 

HP Elite 8200 Desktop, Intel Core i5-2400, 3.10 GHz, 2 TB, Intel HD Graphics 2000, Windows 7 Professional, Black, SFF (Refurbished)

 

https://www.amazon.ca/HP-8200-Graphics-Professional-Refurbished/dp/B00Q77SDZO/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1520908346&sr=1-3&keywords=hp+elite+8200


Edited by riley12321, 13 March 2018 - 12:26 PM.


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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:47 PM

I would take second one but that's used and first one is new. Question is, how much are you willing to pay to get new one instead of used one.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:50 PM

Yes thats just it. I guess the performance is making me wonder. I wondering how risky it would be to buy used. You'd think the option #1 (the new one) would have better performance but it doesn't really seem like it by specs. But i'm no expert. 



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:50 PM

Second system is faster than second one for general tasks. But for gaming, first one is bit better. Neither of those are suitable for gaming machines though.

 

So excluding gaming, second one is faster but it's always bit more riskier to buy used one. How much more, it's you to judge.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:51 PM

Tome it would depend on the room available for it. The 2nd one wouldn't stand up like the first so would take more space. For just web browsing, email and maybe watching videos they all would work ok.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:45 AM

Some will argue but having owned and dealt with HP support, I cringe at the name HP.  Consider checking the Dell  site for refurbished machines they come witha 1 year warranty some very good deals.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:11 AM

Dell does provide better support and upgrade options, but why spend $300 on yesterdays hardware? save your $$$ for a couple more months and get something for around $600. with USB 3.0 and NVMe support?  Memory prices are finally dropping (ever so slowly) but by the time you save a few more bucks, memory may be even cheaper to do a DYI system


Edited by Joe C, 15 March 2018 - 10:12 AM.


#8 riley12321

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:19 AM

Perfect thanks you for all the great input. As I went to check out a few machines at the store, they had a more upgraded machine on sale that I ended up buying. It's got a and A 12 processor with 16 GB of ram, 2 tb hard drive. And has a graphics card but I'm not sure what it is exactly. Thanks again

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

What brand did you decide on?


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#10 riley12321

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:34 AM

Hey old Phil. It's a HP. Not by choice, but the price was decent I guess. $600 canadian.




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