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About Marshallhoff02

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  1. I'll see about talking it up, the 3400G should put me at about $425. I work for a small Newspaper group and in addition to my role as a copy-editor, I am also the technology person. Our accounting and subscriptions at each paper are the only two windows PCs they use, we do everything else on macs. Now that this PC is up to be replaced I am encouraging them to have me build one because I hate repairing off the shelf ones. For instance we recently had another accounting PC's PSU go out, and I had to buy a brand new computer because it was going to take 2 weeks for the proprietary PSU to arrive by mail.
  2. Looks like the P2 is DRAM-less too, so that's not great. I'd heard a lot of shit about Silicon Power awhile back, but with both of you recommending it I'll give em a chance, it is quite a bit less then a 970. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $82.99 @ Amazon Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $59.00 Storage Silicon Power A80 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $45.99 @ Newegg Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $40.99 @ Amazon Power Supply SeaSonic S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Best Buy Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $378.95 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-14 13:01 EDT-0400 Here is my new list then.
  3. Is the P2 really that bad? Storage reliability is the most important aspect of this build, that's why I was willing to go with a SATA WD that I trust over a cheap NVME. I might just have to spend the extra money and go with a 970 EVO though. Obviously everything is backed up, but the downtime of a failed part isn't worth it.
  4. This is almost exactly the 3200G build i've been considering. I will NOT be buying a Silicon Power SSD for $46 when I can get a Crucial for $42 or a WD for $44.
  5. Thanks, that is definitely a build I'd considered, it is $80 more (that $46 ram price doesn't arrive till Nov. It is $59 w/ prime). I will for sure swap out my WD SSD for that Crucial one, it is WAY better for the price. What are your thoughts on ASRock mobos? I've heard mixed things.
  6. Thanks, I completely overlooked that. I was intending on using Integrated Graphics. So then the question becomes, is it worth the extra $55 for a GT 710 (really bad card I know, but it is cheap AF) https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT-710-2GD3-LP/dp/B01DOFD0G8/ref=sr_1_3? And going with the i3, or is the Ryzen 3 good enough? I'm thinking the Ryzen 3 is probably enough for the use case.
  7. Budget (including currency): $350, $400 max. US Dollars Country: Wisconsin, United States. Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Office use, mostly accounting, no gaming. Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): All peripherals already accounted for, evaluate PC Hardware only. So I'm looking at building a PC that will be used for accounting/general office work, so pretty basic stuff. It will be replacing an old Windows 7 PC, and will hopefully be usable for the next 10 years (offices never upgrade, lol). I know the LTT people are generally only interested in gaming stuff, but any input you have would be great! I'm trying to decide between a Ryzen 3 3200G for $95USD https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-3200G-Unlocked-Processor/dp/B07STGHZK8/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+3&qid=1597421148&s=pc&sr=1-2 Paired with a Gigabyte A320M for $55USD https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-A320M-S2H-MicroATX-Realtek-Motherboard/dp/B079NYQQJJ/ref=sr_1_11? And this Intel Core i3-9100F bundle for $150 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BPJBB8F/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 It seems to me that the i3 is going to be better, but I could be wrong? The rest of the build: Corsair Vengence 16GB Kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0143UM4TC/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 WD Blue 250GB M.2 SSD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073SBV3XX/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 Thermaltake Smart 500W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014W3EM2W/ref=twister_B08DZ2QHJZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Fractal Design Core 1100 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPIL6GQ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
  8. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/09/texas-attorney-general-leads-google-antitrust-probe.html See also various releases from states DOJ MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced that Wisconsin is joining 49 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers. Legal experts from each state will work in cooperation with Federal authorities to assess competitive conditions for online services and ensure that Americans have access to free digital markets. “The tech sector is an important part of the U.S. economy, and tech companies have access to a lot of personal information,” said Attorney General Kaul. “We must ensure that competition over technological innovation and privacy protections isn’t stifled.” Past investigations of Google uncovered violations ranging from advertising illegal drugs in the United States to now three antitrust actions brought by the European Commission. None of these previous investigations, however, fully address the source of Google’s sustained market power and the ability to engage in serial and repeated business practices with the intention to protect and maintain that power. https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/attorney-general-kaul-joins-49-attorneys-general-google-multistate-bipartisan