Question Can't decide between 3 options

rjo98

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Trying to get a new computer, but I'm not sure how best to decide between the following 3. This computer would be used for Word, internet browsing, and playing Sim 4 a bit as the most intense thing it does. I was really hoping to stay under $600 but that other one popped up as an option also so not sure if it's worth blowing my budget over so included it. 512GB would be nice but 256GB would be fine so that's not a huge thing.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-series-12gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-jet-black/6366135.p?skuId=6366135

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-desktop-intel-core-i5-12gb-memory-512gb-solid-state-drive-nightfall-black/6366130.p?skuId=6366130

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-desktop-intel-core-i7-12gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-black-with-silver-trim/6334302.p?skuId=6334302
 
If you plan on doing any gaming, then the Ryzen 5 one would be best due to the far superior integrated graphics , Otherwise you will pretty much need to buy a cheap graphics card 80-120 USD) for the intel ones and even then you can have power supply issues.

Cyberpower is pretty hit or miss on build quality and Im not sure of their support, although HP and Dell both have bad support from what I remember, but this is much better for gaming due to a dedicated graphics card. The CPU is an older Ryzen CPU, but you can easily upgrade that thanks to AMDs support of the Ryzen socket for the last 3 generations for CPUs.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-1600-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-580-480gb-solid-state-drive-black/6371594.p?skuId=6371594
 

rjo98

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I was looking at that one too, but I think what scared me off, albeit an uninformed scare, was the processor being an older one and it having less RAM. also, looks like it's sold out :(

But i see what you mean, a cheaper price, getting a real graphics card, and I didn't know that if i really think it's slow then i could wait for a good deal on a new proc (wonder how new i could go), although looks like this one is 6 cores totaling 12 threads which doesn't sound too bad, is that right?

Thanks for linking to that one, seeing that one almost makes me thing the most expensive one might be the first on the chopping block.
 
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