Windows 10: Which of these towers would you get and why?

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #11

    I'm not sure that the CPU in the 8920 (the I7-7700) is unambiguously inferior to the other CPUs. It is one generation older than the 8700 in the Dell 8930, but that doesn't make it old. My main PC uses an I7-5930k CPU. I haven't updated in years because the newer CPUs aren't a whole lot better.

    I have the impression that none of your uses will require a lot of PC resources.

    How many monitors do you wish to use? I don't know how many connections the discrete graphics cards on the Dells have, but I doubt that they only have the two each that you list. How many monitors do you want, with what interfaces?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not sure that the CPU in the 8920 (the I7-7700) is unambiguously inferior to the other CPUs. It is one generation older than the 8700 in the Dell 8930, but that doesn't make it old. My main PC uses an I7-5930k CPU. I haven't updated in years because the newer CPUs aren't a whole lot better.

    I have the impression that none of your uses will require a lot of PC resources.

    How many monitors do you wish to use? I don't know how many connections the discrete graphics cards on the Dells have, but I doubt that they only have the two each that you list. How many monitors do you want, with what interfaces?
    It's old in the sense of being superseded along with it's chipset.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13

    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not sure that the CPU in the 8920 (the I7-7700) is unambiguously inferior to the other CPUs. It is one generation older than the 8700 in the Dell 8930, but that doesn't make it old. My main PC uses an I7-5930k CPU. I haven't updated in years because the newer CPUs aren't a whole lot better.

    I have the impression that none of your uses will require a lot of PC resources.

    How many monitors do you wish to use? I don't know how many connections the discrete graphics cards on the Dells have, but I doubt that they only have the two each that you list. How many monitors do you want, with what interfaces?
    I'm looking to use 3 monitors. Which do you think would be best for multitasking with spreadsheets, a couple web based apps and streaming video with the very occasional photo editing in Pixlr, a web based editing softwarr.?
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14

    CountMike said: View Post
    If you promise to ad an SSD to it, last one would do a better job for you on account on processor alone.16GB of RAM should also be quite enough.
    Which do you think would work best given my needs if I didn't add the SSD?
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       2 Weeks Ago #15

    I'm not sure how Dell manipulates the cards they sell, but the 1050 TI retail version supports up to 4 monitors. I wouldn't think Dell would alter that. I would look at the specs for the connections on the back of the cards and check those against your monitors connection options. Some of the 10xx series didn't come with DVI connections, but the AIB versions put them on the cards. It should still work OK, you may just have to buy some adapters, which are pretty cheap.

    For what it appears you are going to use the computer for, I don't think it will be real CPU intensive, so what I am about to say may make little difference. I would opt for the 8700. As has already been said, it is newer as well as it has 6 cores where the 7700 has 4 cores. That simply means the CPU will do a lot more work before it bogs down than the 7700 will. They are both pretty fast chips, but 6 cores going that speed is pretty strong. Like Bobkn, I have a 5930K and an 8700K as well. Either one is a great CPU, but I am partial to the 8700K. They both have the same number of cores and threads, but the 8700K just runs them much faster.

    I would also second the motion for an SSD. But I would not buy it from Dell. Just get one retail and put it in yourself. It will be much cheaper plus you will get to select the brand and size you want.
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