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Hey guys its been a while sense i have bought a Pre-built computer so i don't know whats best anymore. Im helping a friend find a computer. his budget is 1200 it can be a little over if needed. Parts i know he wants are a 256GB SSD and at least 1TB hard drive, an I7 9th gen or Ryzen equivalent, 16GB Ram, and a beefy GPU. Just an overall nice build for the price. Main uses will be CAD/Blender 3D renders, all adobe products, video watching in 4k, etc. I know its overkill for those tasks but that the goal. Thanks for any help!

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Why you don't want to build a custom gaming rig with your friend? Because when you buy a prebuilt usually you sacrifice something.

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Just now, Viper9 said:

Why you don't want to build a custom gaming rig with your friend? Because when you buy a prebuilt usually you sacrifice something.

I agree i typically build systems for my friends, but he wants a pre-built out of concern for issues, i tried to assure him it would be fine, but he wants a pre-built regardless.

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1 minute ago, Cookiecrumbles222 said:

pre-built out of concern for issues

I have found the Dell Precision desktop line to be excellent, solid workstations. I use one myself and have had no issues with it. Fantastically built server-class hardware.

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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5 minutes ago, Cookiecrumbles222 said:

I agree i typically build systems for my friends, but he wants a pre-built out of concern for issues, i tried to assure him it would be fine, but he wants a pre-built regardless.

Alright just be sure he understand that he will spend more money for less performance (usually).

 

You could go with a Lenovo ThinkStation or a DELL Precision desktop.

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11 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

I have found the Dell Precision desktop line to be excellent, solid workstations. I use one myself and have had no issues with it. Fantastically built server-class hardware.

 

10 minutes ago, Viper9 said:

Alright just be sure he understand that he will spend more money for less performance (usually).

 

You could go with a Lenovo ThinkStation or a DELL Precision desktop.

So im looking here https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/workstations-isv-certified/precision-5820-desktop-workstation/spd/precision-5820-workstation and they dont seem to have any good cards they work with primarily Quadro cards or no card at all do you guys know one you would recommend by dell that has like a card similar to say a 1080 or 1070

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1 minute ago, Cookiecrumbles222 said:

 

So im looking here https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/workstations-isv-certified/precision-5820-desktop-workstation/spd/precision-5820-workstation and they dont seem to have any good cards they work with primarily Quadro cards or no card at all do you guys know one you would recommend by dell that has like a card similar to say a 1080 or 1070

They use Quadros because they are workstation PCs that use workstation GPUs, with what your friend is doing a 4GB Quadro is all they'll need. Unless they are gaming too?

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4 minutes ago, Cookiecrumbles222 said:

Quadro cards

As @SpookyCitrus said, these are workstation PCs, so they come with workstations cards (Quadros)

If your friend wants to game, he'll have to buy a GFX outside of Dell, but I've used twin GTX 660s in SLI and now a single 1060 GTX with no issues in the systems.

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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8 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

They use Quadros because they are workstation PCs that use workstation GPUs, with what your friend is doing a 4GB Quadro is all they'll need. Unless they are gaming too?

but for the price, unless you need the quadro features a geoforce card will be much faster. Id stay away from quadros at this budget.

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I bought  a powerspec G705 a couple of months ago and having been loving it so far. If you have a Micro Center near by(even an hour or two away will be worth it) I would reccomend going there or at least checking online on their website. They have really good deals. 

 

P.S. below is the link to G705 if you want to check it out. It has an AMD Ryzen 2700X, Radeon 5700Xt, 16GB 2666 and 500GB SSD for $899.

https://www.microcenter.com/product/617582/powerspec-g705-gaming-computer

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Something along those lines?

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Edit: I have no experience with pre-builts and am not familiar with the companies that provide those in the US. You'll have a hard time finding a pre-built Ryzen system with adequate RAM speeds apparently. I just skimmed through some systems and they were almost all 2666MHz.

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