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  1. I should clarify, the guy's existing PC is still perfectly serviceable, but it's still on 7 and 10 won't upgrade. Can't do a clean install because he has on some critical software that still needs to run on 7, which is no longer available for whatever reason so we wouldn't be able to reinstall it. I don't remember exactly why but we established that this is the situation. So, his existing box will be left on 7 and moved into a server closet where people will get to the special software via RDP.
  2. It's really just office stuff. This is a local LEO so - office stuff. Heavy "mapping" websites. Running 24x7x365. Playing surveillance videos. No games, no media creation as far as I know. My instructions are not be "ridiculous" but overkill is probably ok. Spending a little more for a ryzen 7 is probably ok? I've just not used AMD for a long time, I'm more familiar with Intel's products. See, the last AMD I built was an A8 and it just didn't FEEL snappy. I've always had a better FEEL with intel. (why is that?) I want this guy to have a snappy feeling system for a long time.
  3. The existing box has some "special" software on it that is a) no longer available - period and b) needs to run on windows 7 so c) can't upgrade to 10 - tried. So the existing box is going to go into a server room and exist solely to run that special software. It does have an SSD. Otherwise it would not need replaced. So a 3100 will be snappy for the long haul? I know it's a really good chip...
  4. So I need to quote/build a new system for a customer/friend. background: His last one is an early gen i7 and it's lasted nearly 10 years I believe. High feature motherboard, lots of ram for the period. He wants a new one, and wants it to last "a long time" again. Also doesn't want to spend "ridiculous" $. my conundrum: I watch linus vids so I know about how Intel is dropping the ball and it's all AMD's game now. What's weird is I go to Amazon and it's like there isn't even much Intel stuff out there. Is this real life? My question So if I want to build a system that will be solid and snappy for heavy office use (not gaming, not media encoding) for THE NEXT 10 YEARS, what do I get? This? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y35WYBB/?coliid=I582MW3QRXHMP&colid=DJQC6RS4RTSA&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it 2x 8 GB sticks leaving room for 2x more in the future? This drive? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RL7TSM1/?coliid=I2BI8MDSSYSJBS&colid=DJQC6RS4RTSA&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it It's just office use, but it must be snappy. For 10 years. Oh, and needs to be able to run 3x 4k monitors. What is the best card that can do that, but doesn't need to be a gamer card? TIA.