Which of those setups are better?

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I want to buy one of those SFF's from eBay as refurbished:

1) Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF i7-4770 3.40GHz 8GB 240GB SSD - $394.64 + 90 days warranty
2) HP ProDesk 600 G2 Desktop Quad Core i5-6500 3.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD - $403.01 + 30 days warranty

Which one would be better? As a computer from and home use plus for studying as a computer science student.

Hope you guys will be able to help me :)




 
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You mean i better get the dell optiplex with i7 and add more ram?

 
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isn't 4th gen old?

Also the optiplex is DDR3 while Prodesk is DDR4... means the motherboard is bit newer no?

I don't know if anyone here will be able to help with this but, I have a Sapphire hd 7870 GPU from my old setup, do you think anyone of those pc will be able to work with it? connectivity/psu..?
 

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It's older but that 4770 performs close to the Ryzen 2600 and that is a solid CPU. As for that GPU it depends on if there's enough space in the case and if the PSU is up to the task which I doubt as typically the PSU's in those systems are just good enough for the stock system and nothing else.
 
I don't think HD 7870 can fit into a an SFF form factor case.
4th gen is old but Intel refresh does not advance too much: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8700-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4770K/3940vs1537

You see single core diff is only 18% from 4th gen to 8th gen... still pretty good. However, since you already have the gpu, I will strongly recommend build your own. reason 1, those refurbished have lousy psu, I won't trust them to add gpu. #2, new parts have better warranty. My pick for your usage:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon HD 7870 2 GB Video Card
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($33.04 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $416.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-28 14:59 EST-0500

On the ddr3 vs ddr4, no real speed diff if marked same speed. ddr4 is new but only mandatory with new platform.

 

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