[SOLVED] Question for IT Professionals regarding choosing a desktop PC

Sep 17, 2018
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Could you please help me to choose a desktop PC among these 2 items?

Lenovo V520 Tower
Branded Desktop Computer

Intel® Core™ i7-7700 CPU
Intel® B250 Chipset MB
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
1 TB SATAIII 7200RPM 6.0Gb/s
Intel® Integrated HD Graphics 630
802.1 1b/g/n/ac
$US 759.2 incl. VAT


Aerocool Aero-300 Mid Tower
Assembled Desktop Computer

Intel® Core™ i5-8500 Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.0GHz CPU
Gigabyte B360M DS3H DDR4 (LGA1151) MB
Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM
Kingston A400 240GB SSD
Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM SATAIII 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD
ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB PCIe GPU
Aerocool VX-650W Power Supply
Aerocool Aero-300 Black FAW Mid Tower Chasis

$US 874 incl. VAT
 

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The second system is much better.
 
I think you can do better.

No need for high performing graphics such as a GTX1060; that is for gamers.
HD630 integrated graphics is fine.

A desktop user will not usually be running multithreaded apps.
The i5-8500 is a very good processor, but even the G5600 would be a good office processor.
16gb is probably right; any speed will do.

The one key that I would not be without is a SSD. 240gb should be fine.
Only if one will store large files such as videos would a HDD be needed.
 

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