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[Help] Which PC to chose?
#11
Right, that's the Lenovo I think I'm leaning towards. I'll ask my tech guy at work tomorrow to have his advice on it as well. I guess it's a good choice. It lacks extra USB connections, even more so that the keyboard and mouse will take one each, but adding a multi-USB hub would compensate for that.
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#12
Why not build a PC yourself? Prebuilts are more convenient, but also expensive and with a lot of crap parts. In the links you posted, for example, they don't even mention the power supply, or memory clock speeds, so they're the cheapest possible stuff for sure.

This way you could also look into AMD CPUs - Ryzen 2700x is better than Intels in everything except video games and emulation. If you're not willing to assemble everything yourself, I'm sure there are services that would to it in your city.
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#13
My tech guy at work has already offered to build me one. It's an option, for sure. I like the convenience of a prebuilt one that's just delivered to my place, though.
Here for more specs. I don't know if the ones you're looking for are there: https://www.comparez-malin.fr/informatiq...056fr.html
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#14
Yeah, this isn't good value IMO. Only 8GB of cheapest RAM (2400 mhz), video card has 3GB memory (there are versions with 6), the motherboard seems to be trash (only 2 SATA connectors and 1 PCI) and the power supply manufacturer is not listed, so probably housefire tier. If you know someone who's willing to build you a PC, I say go for it, you should get much better value even with a hefty "tip" for the guy.
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#15
Agree with Feallan. But I want to add this: if you want a "ready-to-go" PC, and with best features, why don't you try to find out a used one? I bought it - a carefully assembled one - at a quite low price, and it worked flawlessly since then (touching wood! Big Grin )
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(2018-11-11, 08:42 PM)Feallan Wrote: Yeah, this isn't good value IMO. Only 8GB of cheapest RAM (2400 mhz), video card has 3GB memory (there are versions with 6), the motherboard seems to be trash (only 2 SATA connectors and 1 PCI) and the power supply manufacturer is not listed, so probably housefire tier.

But wouldn't that be good enough for my use of it? Remember, I don't need the best machine available. I need a better one than my 7-year old i5 that runs on Windows 7, for faster encoding of full HD videos out of Blu-rays and UHD conversions, and possibly giving another shot at Davinci Resolve to try and regrade some stuff such as Silence of the Lambs for instance. It's not for gaming while encoding stuff at the same time. It's not for gaming at all, actually. Those specs you've mentionned I'm clueless about. I am so not Mr. Computer that I don't even know what they are and where they come into play for the use I would have of them. 2 SATA connectors and 1 PCI on the motherboard? What the hell does that mean and should I really care for it?
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#17
RAM amount: the more, the better
RAM speed: as previous one
GPU RAM amount: the same
SATA connections: 2 is incredibly low amount! I have like... 6? 8? 2 is really TOO low!
PCI connectors: 1 is not enough; you could always need others - and, hope it is PCI-E at least!

Also, think that if you are buying a new PC not so often, it's better to maybe buy one overspec'ed that will last for longer time!
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#18
All right, I'll run all that by my tech guy at work and see what he can do to build me a good one.
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(2018-11-11, 09:14 PM)Beber Wrote: But wouldn't that be good enough for my use of it? Remember, I don't need the best machine available. I need a better one than my 7-year old i5 that runs on Windows 7, for faster encoding of full HD videos out of Blu-rays and UHD conversions, and possibly giving another shot at Davinci Resolve to try and regrade some stuff such as Silence of the Lambs for instance. It's not for gaming while encoding stuff at the same time. It's not for gaming at all, actually. Those specs you've mentionned I'm clueless about. I am so not Mr. Computer that I don't even know what they are and where they come into play for the use I would have of them. 2 SATA connectors and 1 PCI on the motherboard? What the hell does that mean and should I really care for it?

Well it's just a matter of getting the most out of your money. You don't need to be an expert to notice that your PC is faster and has more capabilities. SATA connectors are mostly for hard drives, if you decide to go crazy and have six 4TB internal drives, you wouldn't have that option with the Lenovo PC. With just one PCI, you won't be able to ever add things like sound cards, capture cards etc, at least not ones using that connector.

I guess you could just buy a prebuilt PC and be done with it, but why settle for an inferior product when you have a friend that can get you something better at the same price?
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