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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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john5170 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:00 pm
This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.

I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
I'm replying to you with a Q6600 system. I think your point is invalid.
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convolution wrote:
Nov 12th, 2017 1:34 am
I'm replying to you with a Q6600 system. I think your point is invalid.
lol..our office still has E8400 & E8500 systems. A Q6600 would be a powerhouse in comparison.
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john5170 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:00 pm
This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.
I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
LOL, what ?!? An i5-2400 with 8GB of RAM is garbage ?!? Next time you're throwing something like this out please let me know and I'll gladly pick it up from your doorsteps.
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Rogido wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 10:56 pm
Is reburbio's 93.9% Positive Feedback rating a concern?
I ordered from them before, as many around here. No issues.
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Extra $35 to upgrade to 2tb from 250gb. Is that worth it ?
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Haris wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 7:56 pm
Extra $35 to upgrade to 2tb from 250gb. Is that worth it ?
I bought one with the 250 gb but after some thought I think the 2tb is worth the extra 35. I wrote them and they sent me an invoice and switched my order. I also asked about purchasing a wifi adapter which they were very honest with me about and said they have them but they aren't the best and it would be better to get a higher quality one some where else. So far the customer service has been beyond excellent.
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btw, it's a small form factor with a proprietary PSU. If the PSU is shot, you're SOL. Also can't add in reg vid cards.
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I bought an HP 6300 SFF from refurb.io a month or two ago. As a spare for one we bought new.

Yes, the PS is proprietary and may go (mine from refurb.io is slightly noisy). Our original had the PS fail and HP replaced it under the 3 year warranty. Long warranties are a signifier of business-class computers.

The machine is a real workhorse. This is not an ordinary consumer box. (My own desktop is an ordinary consumer box and works fine, but the physical box is less substantial and driver support was shorter-lived.)

The keyboard and mouse from refurb.io were the cheapest I've ever seen. We won't use them (nor were we planning to).

The main thing missing in the 6200 is USB 3. If you can use it (for external disks) it makes quite a difference. The on-chip GPUs have marched forward with each generation and that might matter to you.

(For notebooks, I would avoid anything older than 4th gen Core i processors -- too much power usage. For desktops that doesn't seem as important.)
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cheers2 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 12:27 am
Bought HP8300 last month, no installed operating system but came with Win 7 licence. Pulled out the 750 GB hard drive replaced with SSD, installed Win 10, cheap eBay display port adapter to HDMI everything works like charm. 130.00 https://www.kijiji.ca/v-desktop-compute ... 1312400458
Looks like a great deal! For my use, I'd like to get something that's just a little better, but I don't see much around.
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These are probably off lease office PCs. I know where I work, most people are on i5 quad cores with 4GB (I whined and got a Xeon eventually:D).

In my old job in late 2015, I was still using a tri core AMD with 2 GB... This was doing heavy mathematical modeling work. We ran the models on high end Xeon workstations, but day to day work was on crap like the tri core AMD lol.

Was working on a dual core with 3GB just last week in another office.

You can totally do real work on a quad core Intel PC with 8GB.
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These are just fine for doing regular joe stuff like youtube, watching videos, MS office and what not. The requirements have barely changed which is why anything from 2nd gen onwards has been good enough.

That's the difference now, it's buying something that's just good enough rather than incrementally faster. Doesn't help that Intel's IPC gain from each generation has gotten tinier and tinier.

It's surprising still how many offices run on C2D systems let one 2nd gen systems still.
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Whats the warranty like on these ? I'm wondering if black Friday will have any good deals. The 10% ends tonight I believe

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