Don't neglect used prebuilts at the low end.

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Don't neglect used prebuilts at the low end.

Post by jaisonwhitekar » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Every now and then you will find evangelists of used hardware on buildaPC. This is the sibling to that argument. On the medium to high end, I think you can make the case that brand new parts are better because you know you have a good warranty, you can be pretty sure the parts will last a while, and so on.

But at the low end, you can get such a better PC going used. There are a glut of used business desktops in the $50-$200 range. Some of them even come with a legal copy of Windows. The beefier Dell computers can, according to Internet folklore, have their PSUs replaced to support higher-draw builds. (I.e., a GPU above a 1050 or maybe a 1050 Ti).

I didn't even consider these options when I built my first PC. The low-power (in terms of electricity draw) GPU market was also much less impressive than it is now. The 1050 and the 750 Ti are quite viable on low-power PSUs. Building a PC from scratch is fun, but how much is that fun worth? The build below should be competitive with everything in Logical Increments until the Vega 11 GPU is introduced at the $383 tier.

Let's look at the lowest logical increments build. A dual-core Intel, intel graphics 610, 4 GB of RAM. Cool. On eBay there are all kinds of desktops for under $100. This Optiplex 7010 has 8 GB of RAM and a quad core CPU. The CPU looks like it handily beats the dual-core in multithreaded tasks, and has a bit of an edge in single threading as well.https://cleanmaster.me/ https://facebooklite.vip/ https://mathway.vip/



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