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Need Help With A PC For A Friend

My Friend Currently Has A Mac And Wants To Get A Windows Desktop He Says He Just Wants Something Better Than His Mac His Budget Is Around 180-200 Cadadian Dollars

Any Suggestions 

Thanks

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2 minutes ago, Gaming_tuff said:

My Friend Currently Has A Mac And Wants To Get A Windows Desktop He Says He Just Wants Something Better Than His Mac His Budget Is Around 180-200 Cadadian Dollars

Any Suggestions 

Thanks

He'll probably have to get a used PC. I'll recommend hp, Lenovo, dell prebuilts with at least 4thgen i5 or above.

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for $200, his mac has to be extraordinarily old to be beaten by a PC

 

plus, you can sell any mac for a decent sum and put the funds towards a PC

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1 minute ago, VEXICUS said:

He'll probably have to get a used PC. I'll recommend hp, Lenovo, dell prebuilts with at least 4thgen i5 or above.

well... 775 quadcores, 2600k or something along those lines are a thing as well

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buy cheap prebuilt with decent psu, cpu and ram and chuck in a used gpu

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

well... 775 quadcores, 2600k or something along those lines are a thing as well

True, but I don't find 775, 2nd gen and 3rd gen still relevant. That's why I have stopped recommending them. 

On the other hand, 4th gen supports all the latest instruction sets too.

 

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Just now, VEXICUS said:

True, but I don't find 775, 2nd gen and 3rd gen still relevant. That's why I have stopped recommending them. 

On the other hand, 4th gen supports all the latest instruction sets too.

 

i don't see why something like a q9550 would be irrelevant

 

and believe me, cheap

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So nobody is going to ask what mac his friend has first to make sure a 200$ pc would actually be better

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1 minute ago, Gaming_tuff said:

Would That PC work for him

 

you havent listed what mac hes using or what his workload is 

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1 minute ago, emosun said:

So nobody is going to ask what mac his friend has first to make sure a 200$ pc would actually be better

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1 minute ago, Gaming_tuff said:

Would That PC work for him

 

it would, but the gpu is quite weak

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1 minute ago, Gaming_tuff said:

Would That PC work for him

 

Yes it would.

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Just now, Gaming_tuff said:

just got his specs 

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Yeah, that's a 4260u processor right there.

 

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Prebuilt with at least 4th gen i5.

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His Mom Wont Let Him Sell The Mac Since She Says Mac Is Better Than Windows In Every Task

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3 minutes ago, Gaming_tuff said:

His Mom Wont Let Him Sell The Mac Since She Says Mac Is Better Than Windows In Every Task

You need to say to your friends mom that she is wrong

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You could risk looking at an AMD apu system if you find one for cheep enough and if you don't need a GPU powerhouse for anything

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