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Topic # 179216 31-Aug-2015 16:59
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I've just been commissioned to some new workstations for our office, probably need about six

Can anyone please recommend a good one

Google searches and reviews have led me to these:

Dell XPS 8700 Core™ i7-4790
HP EliteDesk 800 G1 i5-4590

These are a little on the costly side so I also considered building the parts and building some for less, but perhaps this is a bit of a noob move?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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  Reply # 1377226 31-Aug-2015 17:07
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An i7 CPU is total overkill for an office machine, unless you are working with videos all day.




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  Reply # 1377233 31-Aug-2015 17:19
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The HP ProDesk 600 G1 - i5-4590 is a very nice workstation and a pretty reasonable price.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1377236 31-Aug-2015 17:21
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Sideface: An i7 CPU is total overkill for an office machine, unless you are working with videos all day.

Yeah true, I figured I'd try get most processor for our buck.
Thanks

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  Reply # 1377237 31-Aug-2015 17:22
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To be honest unless you are a power user just get Intel NUCs







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  Reply # 1377241 31-Aug-2015 17:24
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MackinNZ: The HP ProDesk 600 G1 - i5-4590 is a very nice workstation and a pretty reasonable price.


Thanks will check it out



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  Reply # 1377243 31-Aug-2015 17:26
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Zeon: To be honest unless you are a power user just get Intel NUCs


I did consider nucs but wasn't sure, thanks!
Will have another look see

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  Reply # 1377244 31-Aug-2015 17:26
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RalphHinkley:
MackinNZ: The HP ProDesk 600 G1 - i5-4590 is a very nice workstation and a pretty reasonable price.


Thanks will check it out


That with an SSD will work very well for office work. No need for an i7.

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  Reply # 1377261 31-Aug-2015 17:45
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RalphHinkley:
Zeon: To be honest unless you are a power user just get Intel NUCs


I did consider nucs but wasn't sure, thanks!
Will have another look see


DO NOT get the i7 NUC - i5 works very well, and is significantly cheaper.
Spend the difference on a good SSD.




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  Reply # 1377266 31-Aug-2015 18:08
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I really appreciate this advice, both look like pretty good options but I'm liking the idea of the i5 NUC. Less expensive, small and more than adequate for the office.

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  Reply # 1377282 31-Aug-2015 18:30
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RalphHinkley: I really appreciate this advice, both look like pretty good options but I'm liking the idea of the i5 NUC. Less expensive, small and more than adequate for the office.

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If you get a NUC, then , depending on security, get a cable or something to tie it down.

They are tempting little thief targets.



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  Reply # 1377283 31-Aug-2015 18:33
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JWR:
RalphHinkley: I really appreciate this advice, both look like pretty good options but I'm liking the idea of the i5 NUC. Less expensive, small and more than adequate for the office.

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If you get a NUC, then , depending on security, get a cable or something to tie it down.

They are tempting little thief targets.


Good point come to think of it. There are some shifty characters I will need to keep an eye on. Ha-ha

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  Reply # 1377284 31-Aug-2015 18:35
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SSDs are awesome. Get them. Better to have a supported machine for an office, someone who will come fix things if they go wrong.




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  Reply # 1377351 31-Aug-2015 20:58
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What are the workstations being used for?

Is it just the usual MS Office apps plus web browser locked on to Facebook and Gmail all day?

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  Reply # 1377352 31-Aug-2015 20:59
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Using Intel NUC's for all our new windows machines at work for the last few years.

I reckon medium term driver/update support from Intel is much better than what Dell/HP provide.



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  Reply # 1377487 1-Sep-2015 05:45
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graemeh: What are the workstations being used for?

Is it just the usual MS Office apps plus web browser locked on to Facebook and Gmail all day?


Basically yes, this is about the extent of the work for these workstations.

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