Lately I have just been buying used pc's off craigslist when I need new machines. I got a 12 core xeon with a quadro 4000, 96gb of ram and a 2tb hd. It's a dell server. It scores over 12,000 on passmark and it's built like a tank case wise. $500. YMMV but buying used is so much cheaper. But that pc looks pretty good specs wise.
Lately I have just been buying used pc's off craigslist when I need new machines. I got a 12 core xeon with a quadro 4000, 96gb of ram and a 2tb hd. It's a dell server, the thing is built like a tank. It scores over 12,000 on passmark and it's built like a tank case wise. $500. YMMV but buying used is so much cheaper. But that pc looks pretty good specs wise.
Yeah, the off-lease and such PCs are such a great deal. CraigsList can often render some nice local options too - just gotta find a reputable one.
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I'm getting ready to build one myself. My 6 year old rig is getting slower and slower. I recently tried finding a pre-built with my exact specs, but found I would spend another 30%. Not going to do that!
Post by TripHammerPug on Nov 21, 2018 19:30:10 GMT -7
I upgraded my 2012 pc in 2015 and later replaced the hard drive and recently the fans....still going strong. I'll probably be in the market to build a new one when I'm ready to go through the trouble of reinstalling all my apps and such. Currently it would be considered minimum specs for VR and that's not important to me right now.
Post by javierdlopez on Nov 23, 2018 7:49:40 GMT -7
I've been building/upgrading PCs for years. If building from scratch it CAN be more expensive, but I make changes as I go to keep up with the jonses. Currently running an i5 3.2ghz, 16gb RAM, GTX 1070ti. There's really nothing I can't play at high to ultra at 1080p. I'd like to get a new monitor, 1440p - 144 hz at some point within the next year... But I'm in no rush. Biggest upgrade in the last 3 years or so is my current monitor. Acer Predator XB241H.
Pair that kit with a gtx 1070 (or higher if you can find a deal). It's hard to price this stuff out on Black Friday hehe. Keep an eye on slickdeals.net for parts. If you're not in a hurry, you could gather everything you need in a few weeks and score some great deals.
I'm running a two year old i7 w/16gb ram and gigabyte mobo, with a gtx 1080. runs Oculus Rift great and pretty much any game I throw at it at high or ultra settings.