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    Needing a new desktop PC, suggestions?

    I seen a post here a little while back about computers but can't find it. I need a new desktop computer...I don't play games but I do use several programs at same time and would like to have 2 monitors. What do I need as far as processor, ram and such? I go to Dell and man they have so many different types of computers...I don't even know differences between them. Gaming computers, business computers, home computers. Then when you go to monitors they have 20 different kinds of each size monitors, what is the difference in monitors other than size?

    Another thing...I go to Amazon and see entire systems like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...X4ZPM8T62SHBCW for $400-500 and Dell wants that for a tower alone. What am I missing? Thanks guys!

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    Spend the money and get a Mac.
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    Whatever you do get an SSD instead of a traditional hard drive.

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    Dell is probably overpriced for what it is.
    Smaller solid state drive storage but if you have a lot of photos or videos you want to save you can get an external hard drive.
    For monitors the big thing you'll notice if you're not a gamer is just resolution. HD or 1080 is standard and cheapest and probably fine. 2k or 1440 is roughly twice the resolution, picture quality is a lot better but more expensive. 4k monitor even more so.

    This is a small pc, has space to add a larger ssd if you need more storage space but the guts of it are on an nvme m2 drive which is as fast as you can get.

    https://www.amazon.com/U55-Processor...top&th=1&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-SB220Q-U...ix=moni&sr=8-3
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    Research and find what you want, then wait for the Black Friday sales and get whatever is closest to your ideal machine.

    Get the most memory and latest generation processor you can afford. An SSD will really increase the speed.

    Do you have a budget/limit for the amount you want to spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jludo View Post
    Dell is probably overpriced for what it is.
    Smaller solid state drive storage but if you have a lot of photos or videos you want to save you can get an external hard drive.
    For monitors the big thing you'll notice if you're not a gamer is just resolution. HD or 1080 is standard and cheapest and probably fine. 2k or 1440 is roughly twice the resolution, picture quality is a lot better but more expensive. 4k monitor even more so.

    This is a small pc, has space to add a larger ssd if you need more storage space but the guts of it are on an nvme m2 drive which is as fast as you can get.

    https://www.amazon.com/U55-Processor...top&th=1&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-SB220Q-U...ix=moni&sr=8-3
    Is that square thing a computer, just no disc drive? Wonder how big that thing is, like 1 foot square 5-6" thick? I didn't see dimensions. I do keep a lot of photos on our computer but that one you listed I see can run dual monitors. Just to be clear though, is that a complete pc, just add keyboard and monitor and good to go? Thing seems kind of cheap in price...but I am use to Dell ripping me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin02 View Post
    Research and find what you want, then wait for the Black Friday sales and get whatever is closest to your ideal machine.

    Get the most memory and latest generation processor you can afford. An SSD will really increase the speed.

    Do you have a budget/limit for the amount you want to spend?
    Would like to stay around 500-600...but no more than $1000. My ideal set-up would be a computer and 2 monitors...but I am learning only certain computers can run dual monitors.

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    CHCRandy, you should be able to do that. Just match up the video outputs of the desktop with the inputs on the monitor. Black Friday sales will be your friend. I use HDMI for one monitor and the DVI out for my second monitor. You also might look at the wide aspect monitors. I have two desktops and one has dual monitors and the other a wide monitor and both work well for having multiple windows open.

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    Ya it's a complete pc. It's tiny, 4.9 x 4.5 x 1.6 inches It comes a mount that you can just attach it to the back of your monitor. You'd have to get an external disk drive if you use cds though.


    If you're going to save a lot stuff to your computer you'd probably want to add one of these
    https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-500...tronics&sr=1-4

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    Go look around in Tiger direct. Friend steered me there. Refurbished units. I just picked one up Happy so far. No idea if it will run 2 monitors. But with the stats it has I sure it can.

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