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The Dire Squire

Need help picking a pc

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys,

I need some advice picking a pc, I have been running an Acer all in one for a few years ( wouldn't recommend it) but it's starting to give up. I need a new one asap to continue working from home, for work it only needs to run a web browser, for personal use I don't need a lot I'm running a 3d printer on it so need to be able to run some software for that and some retro games, would like to get into some newer ones if the kit allows. I haven't built a pc since 98 and don't think I have the time to do it right now, I'm in the UK I've mainly been looking at pcs on Amazon prime (for a quick delivery time). Got about £500 to spend at max but would rather spend less :) should I buy something with windows already on it or would it be cheaper to get that from somewhere else? all suggestions welcome, 

thanks for your time. 

 

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6 minutes ago, The Dire Squire said:

Hi guys,

I need some advice picking a pc, I have been running an Acer all in one for a few years ( wouldn't recommend it) but it's starting to give up. I need a new one asap to continue working from home, for work it only needs to run a web browser, for personal use I don't need a lot I'm running a 3d printer on it so need to be able to run some software for that and some retro games, would like to get into some newer ones if the kit allows. I haven't built a pc since 98 and don't think I have the time to do it right now, I'm in the UK I've mainly been looking at pcs on Amazon prime (for a quick delivery time). Got about £500 to spend at max but would rather spend less :) should I buy something with windows already on it or would it be cheaper to get that from somewhere else? all suggestions welcome, 

thanks for your time. 

 

would you prefer a desktop or laptop? either or I know just what you should get!

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2 minutes ago, The Dire Squire said:

Thanks for the reply tower pc ideally so I have the option of upgrades the the future but not essential. 

 

this is small form factor but i like it because it already has a ssd and a ryzen 5 cpu. (can be upgraded but cant add a video card)

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-2400GE-3-2GHz-Renewed/dp/B085LNKH1B/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+ssd&qid=1585558607&s=pc&sr=1-1

 

I like this because of the price that said I dont like mechanical drives and id add another 4 gb stick the day it arrives because 4 gb sucks 8 gb is kinda my sweet spot.

 

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-Computer-590-p0020/dp/B07BD4Q46Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+3+ssd&qid=1585558628&s=pc&sr=1-1

 

laptops

 

i love this one and i suggest it to most of my friends and fam that need a laptop for office use with maybe light gaming

 

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-HP-Graphics-Bluetooth-Windows/dp/B07W196KVJ/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+3+laptop&qid=1585558148&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&rnid=2470954011&rps=1&s=electronics&sr=1-14

 

and if you need a bit more beef heres this one

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-330S-15ARR-Laptop-Memory-Platinum/dp/B07HGTFTZB/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+laptop&qid=1585558311&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&rnid=2470954011&rps=1&s=electronics&sr=1-11

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Posted · Original PosterOP

They all look great thanks bronsonj, I was looking completely down the wrong path, can't find the hp laptop on the UK store, but great other options, thanks for your time.

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1 hour ago, The Dire Squire said:

Hi guys,

I need some advice picking a pc, I have been running an Acer all in one for a few years ( wouldn't recommend it) but it's starting to give up. I need a new one asap to continue working from home, for work it only needs to run a web browser, for personal use I don't need a lot I'm running a 3d printer on it so need to be able to run some software for that and some retro games, would like to get into some newer ones if the kit allows. I haven't built a pc since 98 and don't think I have the time to do it right now, I'm in the UK I've mainly been looking at pcs on Amazon prime (for a quick delivery time). Got about £500 to spend at max but would rather spend less :) should I buy something with windows already on it or would it be cheaper to get that from somewhere else? all suggestions welcome, 

thanks for your time. 

 

Would you like to build your pc, it would save you some money


Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB & Kingston UV400 120GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro & Linux Mint 

 

Server:

Model: HP DL360e Gen 8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2407 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1333MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: CentOS 8

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, mbntr said:

Would you like to build your pc, it would save you some money

I would love to and that was the plan in the near future, I know it would be cheaper but I don't think I have the time to wait for all the parts to arrive and assemble in the current world of covid 19 before my old ones dies. :(

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