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[eBay.ca] [REFURB] Desktop Pkg: HP Elite 8200 i5 2400 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 19" LCD Monitor, Win10, Keyboard/Mouse - $214.99

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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 12:13 am
Considering how old the processor is, this isn't a great deal, especially if you are considering using this for a server of some type. Just the CPU uses 95W of power which means you will have paid more in energy bills for this in under 1.5 years than what it cost you to purchase it.
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95w is tdp. It'll idle down alot more. Current i5's use pretty much the exact same tdp as well.

Look at the cpu mark of this 2400k its 6000. Look closer at the single thread and its 1743. The ryzen 1600 single thread cpu mark = 1829. or a better compare would be the 1400, it has a cpu mark of 8436, Single Thread Rating: 1712.Clearly these old intel still have alot punch to them.

You can game some on this old chip I have Bf1 etc. Like others would say takes more ram and a good vid card

The biggest power draw to be concerned with are old video cards. The older cards from 10 years ago may still have some punch but are notoriously poor at energy efficiency and most can't idle down at all.
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Keep in mind it's low profile, so most video cards won't work. Plus the PSU I think it's only 350W?
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For those who are thinking this is too slow/old... keep in mind that for this price you are getting a lot. Don't let marketing fools you, you DO NOT need the latest and the greatest to perform simple daily tasks. If you are gaming and need something for heavy duty work, why do you even look here? Even for myself, I work on IT and in most cases my utilization is under 25% unless I have multiple VMs up.

This will beats whatever sold at Walmart for $249.

- decent horsepower for web, office, home work
- HP commercial quality - meaning strong chassis, common available parts
- Windows 10 license
- 19" monitor + small form factor - meaning it takes very little space

I always am a fan of HP and Lenovo's commercial desktop as they are almost indestructible under normal working conditions, they are easy to open, maintain and the components are durable as they are designed for 24x7.

I did a quick calculation on power usage: https://outervision.com/b/ffnaub

It is 174W under load, which is cheap to run. The power supply is very likely an 80Plus PSU as my previous ones have.

I am still using an i5-2500 laptop for casual stuff at home and I just installed a SSHD on it and it is just as good as an SSD on the speed end.

I will not think twice before buying one if I need something for the kids/casual without breaking my wallet.
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atm it's 209.99 and I'm quite interested as I need a new pc for my mom who just wanna browse the net check email and watch some videos etc, currently she's using an ancient pc i built from like 10+ years ago. some old intel cpu, 1gb ram, a BFG vid card(yes BFG! who still remember that brand here? :P), windows XP.

Some questions:
- what does that mean monitor may vary? It can be from any brand? Doesn't even provide basic info like resolution? Anyone who ordered what monitor did you get?
- How many SATA ports inside? Can I add a SSD while keeping that 250GB drive or do i have to swap it out?
- does it have wireless card built-in?
- Where can i get Windows 10 drivers? HP only provides drivers upto windows 8 i think.
- for $15 more you can get win10 pro instead of home edition so you can pause updates. Think it's worth it?

Thanks.
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codejerry wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 11:03 pm
you can buy the system for $70-90.... that means your paying $100+ for a monitor and 250gb hard drive?
Show us the LINK!!!!

I'll take 5 (just the desktop) right now for POS systems I need to update for a client for 70.00 - 90.00 each. That are identical, HP business class so they have superior components, with one year warranty and Win 10 Pro licence. At that price they would be the perfect replacement for the 11 yr old refurbs they are using now.
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How do you all update to an ssd? Is there a website that details how to? The windows10 key would reside on the drive is there a way to clone the existing drive to an external ssd then install said ssd?
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HP and Lenovo and Dell have instructions online with pictures to service the machines along with part numbers. It's so easy if you are familiar with the internal of PCs.

There should be at least 4 SATA port. For the SFF, remove the DVD drive and convert it to SSD/HDD.
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PC deals like this exist because they are better spec'd/built and cheaper than the desktop computer that your parents/grandparents would get from the computer shop down the block where the owner is a really nice guy.
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too bad its not just the tower(cpu and ram) without the HD...say for 100 bucks , i 'd buy that!
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This is hot for what it is. Good for relatives who need beater computers that can do all of the "normal" tasks.

For those wondering about plex, I don't see why it won't work. I'm using a dell SFF ITX with an i5 2400S @2.5ghz and it runs good. I don't use it much so I can't give much details though.
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These second gen i5s are still pretty darn good compared to the new stuff. CPUs haven't advanced as fast in the last 5 years compared to how it used to.

I'm still using an i5-2500k as my main rig and it performs very well still. Albeit I have it OC to 4.8ghz.

If this was an unlocked i5, I'd be all over it.

Still a great deal for the regular user though. More than enough power.

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