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rongagaen

Please help me choose

7 minutes ago, rongagaen said:

Lol no gaming for me... legit just Microsoft office, chrome, and solidworks( a TON of solidworks) 

You can still do with a 9700 without HT.  Since you didn't mention any apps that takes advantage of HT then your good with that 9700 my friend.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi forums, 

      My old laptop has recently broken after 4 years, and I am looking into a new one. My budget is $1000 USD, and I have to get a prebuilt (parent’s requirements) I have narrowed down my choices to an [Alienware aurora r7 with core i7 8700 3.2ghz, nvidia GeForce gtx 1060 with 6gb gddr5 vram, 16 gb ddr4 ram with 16 gb octane memory+ 1 tb hdd] or [Dell XPS 8930 with core i7 9700 3.0 ghz,  nvidia GeForce gtx 1050 ti with 4 ghost gddr4 vram, 16 gb ddr4 ram, 256 gb ssd+ 1 tb sata hdd]

 

if possible can someone compare these PCs based on the parts and let me know which is better and why? I’m pretty new to PCs and I need a powerful computer to run 3D modeling which my old laptop turned desktop could not handle it. I would like this pic to be able to handle 3D modeling/design with minimal stress

 

also, if there’s a better option that’s prebuilt, please let me know and I will explore a bit more!!

 

-Thanks-

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1 minute ago, rongagaen said:

I would like this pic to be able to handle 3D modeling/design with minimal stress

bare in mind that new i7 9700 dont have hyperthreading, just 8c8t

you may benefit more if your workload uses multithreads

 

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23 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

bare in mind that new i7 9700 dont have hyperthreading, just 8c8t

you may benefit more if your workload uses multithreads

 

Mostly solidworks, so single thread. Is the 8700 better for that?

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7 minutes ago, rongagaen said:

Mostly solidworks, so single thread. Is the 8700 better for that?

get the Alienware one, the i7 8700 is better in productivity than the 9700 and the 1060 is vastly superior to the 1050 ti

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Just now, Epimetheus said:

get the Alienware one, the i7 8700 is better in productivity than the 9700 and the 1060 is vastly superior to the 1050 ti

Lol I have both and I thought that too, since I did my research and found the Alienware to have superior parts for what I have but I have been using both on and off and the Alienware is odd; it jumps to 100% disk usage or the fans just randomly begin spinning ridiculously fast&loud, but the XPS just heats up a little more instead

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40 minutes ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

bare in mind that new i7 9700 dont have hyperthreading, just 8c8t

you may benefit more if your workload uses multithreads

 

Yup!  but if gaming and general desktop work is all he does then hes ok with a 9700.  Unless he uses HT apps and what not.


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Just now, Turtle Rig said:

Yup!  but if gaming and general desktop work is all he does then hes ok with a 9700.  Unless he uses HT apps and what not.

Lol no gaming for me... legit just Microsoft office, chrome, and solidworks( a TON of solidworks) 

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7 minutes ago, rongagaen said:

Lol no gaming for me... legit just Microsoft office, chrome, and solidworks( a TON of solidworks) 

You can still do with a 9700 without HT.  Since you didn't mention any apps that takes advantage of HT then your good with that 9700 my friend.


Asus Sabertooth x79 / 4930k @ 4514 @ 1.408v / Gigabyte WF 2080 RTX / Corsair VG 64GB @ 1915 @ 9CL & AX1600i & H115i Pro @ 2x Noctua NF-A14 / Carbide 330r Blackout

Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface / KRK Rokits 10" / Sennheiser HD 650 / Logitech G Pro Wireless Mouse & G915 Linear & C920 / SL 88 Grand / Cakewalk / NF-A14 Int P12 Exh 
AOC 40" 4k Curved / Samsung 40" 4k TV 120 MR / LaCie Porsche Design 2TB & 500GB / Samsung 950 Pro 500GB / 850 Pro 500GB / Crucial m4 500GB / Asus M.2 Card

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