1. mobster011's Avatar
    I'm looking to replace my current PC with a two-monitor setup for a new tower with a three-monitor setup. I'm not an expert in this area and would love some feedback on which would be best for my needs.

    I'm self-employed and the bulk of my work is done in Outlook, Excel and several web-based applications. I don't do any video editing and do minimal photo editing, where I used Pixlr. If any additional info may be needed to assess which tower would be best, please feel free to ask.

    With that said, here are my current options. If a better alternative around the same price is available, I'm definitely interested. So...what do you think is best and why?

    Lenovo Ideacentre 720-18ASU
    $850.00 at Best Buy
    3 GHz AMD Ryzen 7
    4GB AMD Radeon RX 560
    1TB HDD
    16 GB RAM
    1 HDMI
    1 VGA
    1 DVI
    1 DP
    6 USB Ports

    Dell XPS 8920-7922BLK-PUS (This looks like I could only do two monitors??)
    $899.00 at Costco
    3.6 GHz (8M cache, up to 4.2 Ghz) 7th Generation Intel i7-7700
    8GB AMD Radeon RX 480
    1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
    24 GB RAM
    1 HDMI
    1 DP
    8 USB Ports

    Dell XPS 8930-7401BLK-PUS
    $899.00 at Costco (Reg. $999. $100 off until 2/4/18)
    3.2 GHz (12M cache, up to 4.6 Ghz) 8th Generation Intel i7-8700
    4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics
    2TB HDD
    16 GB RAM
    1 HDMI
    1 DP
    I thought this had 1 VGA port in the store?
    6 USB Ports
    02-02-2018 10:47 PM
  2. mobster011's Avatar
    Anyone? I just remembered I also have music or video streaming at all times while I work.

    I don't plan on doing any gaming but want a work PC that will last 5+ years.
    02-03-2018 08:10 AM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    The third choice looks good to me.

    You may want to look for a prebuilt with an option to replace the system drive with a high capacity SSD if possible.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-03-2018 02:19 PM
  4. beman39's Avatar
    #2 has SSD 256GB! I say go with #2 it has a higher video card and SSD and more ram too...
    Last edited by Guytronic; 02-03-2018 at 07:54 PM.
    02-03-2018 06:15 PM
  5. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Well I would take #2 because of the SSD and GPU. But 2 and 3 are from Costco which mean you get a 2 year factory warranty and if you pay with a Visa you can get 2 more years.
    digitaldd and xandros9 like this.
    02-06-2018 02:23 PM
  6. digitaldd's Avatar
    #2 has the most RAM an SSD and the best video card of the bunch (despite being from the previous generation).
    02-07-2018 09:36 AM
  7. etad putta's Avatar
    Maybe a good question would be what are the specs of your current pc?
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-09-2018 02:58 PM
  8. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Option #2 . The combination of the SSD and 24 GB of RAM should give you a substantial speed boost over the other two configurations. I would prefer the AMD chip to the intel given the events of.the last few months but the rest of the config lags for the price.
    02-23-2018 08:15 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Anyone? I just remembered I also have music or video streaming at all times while I work.

    I don't plan on doing any gaming but want a work PC that will last 5+ years.
    How about a counter option? Do you know anyone who does PC gaming? If so, are they looking to upgrade? If they are ask them how much they would be willing to sell their rig minus the hard drives? Offer say about $500, and plan on another $125 for a good SSD and HDD (Western Digital 1 TB drives are about $50. Leaving about 75 for an SSD). If they built theirs, I'm sure they would be willing to help you install the drives.

    If you need to go a prebuilt route, of the options listed, the second is pretty good.
    02-23-2018 08:39 PM

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