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New Computer Build- Need advice

JTip

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Artemis Fowl

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Michigan
I've always done gaming specs. Not ridiculous specs but respectable by current standards. Not because I game but because it will still be chugging along years later when a lesser build would have no useful life left in the tank.
 

Vermonter

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Vermont
Paul is probably the best source on youtube for pc builds. He does the low end and mid range stuff too which most of the others do all the high end.

He actually used to do tutorials for Newegg back in the day and I followed one of his videos for my first build in the late 00s
 

JTip

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That's a decent little beast for nine hundo. Would be a fun project if I had the time.....
 

Joe Flacco

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It's worth spending money on the workstation. We use it several hours per day every day. Professionals use professional tools.
 

Joe Flacco

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I think $1000-$1500 for desktop not including monitors is a pretty good budget. Don't go cheap on the monitors either. Cheap monitors are tough on your eyes for heavy users.
 

Sid Holderly

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Indiana
At least two hard drives, one for the operating system (SSD) and one for the data (all your appraisal files) either type and at least 8 gb of RAM, anything i3 or better is fast enough for any appraisal work and a system or method for an external copy (another local computer, NAS, HD connected to a router or cloud). Large monitors at least two.
 

NOGAVA

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Sep 13, 2007
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Georgia
I actually use a gaming computer for my work computer. It has all the power I need and I run 3 monitors on it.. that is where you will have a problem with your power supply.
Used to use the same thing. Was a Dell Alienware CPU. Running a few Surface Pros now for work computers. Not the best for on board storage, but cloud & external drives have made that somewhat irrelevant.
 
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