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Other Pre built desktop tower for business

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GaryP, 10 Mar 2021.

  1. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Friend who lives nowwhere near me needs a box build from a retailer delivered yesterday. Just for processing orders, printing dyno labels and courier labels. Got everything just needs the tower replaced.

    Anyone got any suggestions where we should go and look online? Curry's are crap (choice and service). I found something almost useful on box.co.uk but I don't know if they are any good or not (as seller I mean).
     
  2. Osgeld

    Osgeld Minimodder

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    Dell
     
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  3. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    I should also have mentioned reasonably cheap !!

    Dell seem to be out of stock of everything reasonable.
     
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  5. saspro

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    How cheap is "cheap"?
     
  6. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    3-400 quid

    I haven't built anything for about a year, I can't believe how much prices have gone up.
     
  7. GaryP

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    Looks pretty good but she won't be able to install windows. If she has someone down there to do that it looks pretty good. We got two cheap zoostorms a few years ago, one died after about 2 years but this second one has lasted about 5.
     
  8. saspro

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    For that sort of budget then Lenovo might be your only choice.
    https://amzn.to/30z4mnl is fairly good specs for the money.
    Normally I'd go HP 400 G6's but they're going to be over your budget at the moment.
     
  9. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Refurb ok? I have successfully used Tech Bazaar for about 3 dozen PCs over the past 3 years and all has been well for me.

    Quick delivery too, even when selecting upgrades.
     
  10. GaryP

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    Yeah looks like a goer..

    Thanks mate.
     
  11. nimbu

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    Dell Outlet can be a good place to score bargains too.

    In another life I used to purchase laptops from EuroPC at good prices. I have a contact from a similar supplier too that I can pass you over contact details on (mind you I have never bought from them as in my current place we dont do refurbs.)
     
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  12. deathtaker27

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    Remember if you buy cheap they wont get the support. How much money could they lose from 1 days downtime due to a hardware issue?

    I'm not hiting on cheap boxes, I'm more thinking things like dells next day onsite warranty etc
     
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  13. sandys

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    Costco have a few cheap boxes built around a Ryzen APUs, whilst they are not what I'd normally buy, the dearth of hardware about at the moment means that you'd struggle to match it even with secondhand parts, these are new, have OS and costco warranty is pretty decent, no quibble.

    Search Desktops PCs iMacs | Costco UK
     
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  14. GaryP

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    I am the support !! Dells prices are way over budget.

    Yeah I haven't built a pc for a year and have been out of the loop. I can't believe how much everything has gone up.

    We have got a Lenovo coming from box with a warranty, so lets see if it turns up.
     
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    current prices, thanks to remote and distance learning / work / whatever has driven things a bit nutty
    In 2018 I bought a basic HP office pizza box for 50 bucks, I3 3220, 8 gigs of ram and a 240 GB SSD (no OS but had been registered as windows 8 so installed that and upgraded to 10) total cost 50 bucks

    gave it to my dad to replace his phenom II 720 machine for x-mass, and reused the 1TB Hdd

    nowdays just looking on sold listings a I3 3220 office system is bouncing around 50 (no hard disk) to 150$ cray cray
     
  16. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Have you sorted this now?

    I can do these -
    HP ProDesk 405 G4, 3.5 GHz, AMD Ryzen 3 PRO, 8 GB, 256 GB, DVD±RW, Windows 10 Pro

    for about 430 - probs a bit of wiggle room in that too, incl shipping, brand new not refurb.
     
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  17. GaryP

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    I think she's ordered it. I'll double check and get back to you tomorrow. Looks OK. Ideally wifi would be great but not a deal breaker.

    EDIT: landed today.
     

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