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    • Aura
    • By Aura 3rd Oct 17, 9:29 AM
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    Which refurbished PC tower please?
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 9:29 AM
    Which refurbished PC tower please? 3rd Oct 17 at 9:29 AM
    I hope this is the right forum, if not please can you move to the correct one? Thanks.

    Hi I'm getting a refurbished tower and I have a choice of two

    Dell GX980
    HP Elite 8200

    Which is the better model please?

    Price for the HP Elite 8200 is £405.99
    Price for the Dell GX980 is £4.00.99

    Both include antivirus.

    Many thanks.
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 3rd Oct 17, 9:43 AM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 9:43 AM
    I would say for refurbs both are overpriced .
    As to AV that's a bit misleading as it could be a trial a free AV or a fully paid premium license .
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 3rd Oct 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 3:51 PM
    Assuming they're all on their original parts, if they're i3 processors the quoted prices are overpriced, better value if they're i5 and not bad if they're i7.
    • Aura
    • By Aura 3rd Oct 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 4:41 PM
    As to AV that's a bit misleading as it could be a trial a free AV or a fully paid premium license .
    Hi thanks for your replies, It was AVG Cloud care which was the full deal, they have apparently gone over to something else now.

    if they're i3 processors the quoted prices are overpriced, better value if they're i5 and not bad if they're i7.
    He says it's an i5.

    The spects are

    Quad Core
    i5
    Ram
    8gb
    Hard drive
    1TB
    DVD writer
    Yes
    Recommended use
    Small business
    Windows
    10
    Warrenty
    1 year

    Same for the HP as well
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 3rd Oct 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 6:30 PM
    Have a look at Zoostorm. You can get a brand new one (later spec) for less than £300 I think. With warranty.


    www.ebuyer.com

    https://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Desktop-PC/Zoostorm?a05471=Windows+10+Home&sort=price+ascendi ng


    I purchased one in 2008 and one a year ago. Very pleased with them both.


    Ok so their i5 are £500-600. So your refurb is better value.

    https://www.ebuyer.com/store/Computer/cat/Desktop-PC/Zoostorm?a05471=Windows+10+Home&sort=price+ascendi ++ng&455=Intel+Core+i5
    Last edited by AndyPK; 03-10-2017 at 6:36 PM.
    • Aura
    • By Aura 4th Oct 17, 8:44 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 8:44 AM
    Just had a quote for the Dell GX980 which is £396.98, I might go for that one. The only reason I use this company is they can help me set my PC up because I'm disabled.
    • Redhill54
    • By Redhill54 5th Oct 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 7:02 PM
    Comparing computers is not quite as simple as the Intel core number, because just as important, or more, is the generation of the Intel chip.

    The level of detail you need is something like 4300T, as in Intel Core i7 2600S Quad Core 2.8GHz processor. You may be able to find that out from the seller, or on the manufacturer's website, or on Wikipedia.

    You can then use that detail in a website such as that found using the search terms passmark or cpubenchmark, to give a numerical score for the CPU. In the example case entering 2600S that would give a score of 7062. This can then be compared with the scores for other machines and CPU chips. An i3 chip from a later generation of CPU chip may well be better than a chip from an i7 in an earlier generation.

    Scores can also be obtained for the video card etc, in case that is a key part of your computer set-up.
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