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  1. #11
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    Dont do it. That machine has done nothing to retain a +$300 value. I see those in the goodwill and tag sales asking $50-$80

    thats way too much for a pc that old. You want to drop $300 or more buy an HP Z420 xeon workstation or the like.

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    ^ yeah... that's not the case in Canada.

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...VF&ignorebbr=1

    This is another candidate, however from all different sources I've looked at, you can't find something this good for a lower price. Usually it's the same or higher.

    Don't care too much about the graphics, I am well aware that I will have to upgrade it later no matter what computer I buy.

    Guy from Kijiji replied to me, he is coming back Friday afternoon, said he will tell me when he's back so I can come over and test it.Find out more information. Also, while I will look at the general system information, does anyone know a good quick program I could run on it to figure out more specific system information as well?

    If his computer fails to impress me. I will get the one off newegg.ca it seems. The total for the new egg one with taxes and shipping is $440.68. so I'd need to wait until the 31st to buy it, but, it shouldn't be a problem to buy.

    EDIT: As long as the processor's good, I will go with the local guy's because from my research a 2tb hard drive is not that expensive, so if I wanted to it wouldn't be a problem to put in a 2tb drive later if I wanted.

    EDIT 2: seems like even refurbished i7's cost the same, if not more than the computer itself. Luckily as someone explained, if I get a quadcore i5, no need to get an i7.
    Last edited by ScanDisk; July 24th, 2018 at 01:29 PM.
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    That seems high, at least in my area. I resell off-lease machines, and I doubt I could get $200-250 for that easily. It's 4th-gen, so over 5 years old.

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    ^ Things are generally more expensive in Canada, even after adjusting for the Canadian dollar.
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    This is surprising. I guess I just assumed technologically speaking Canada was on par with the US.

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    ^ we are. I just don't expect to get a brand new system in my budget. But we also do have extremely high celluar bills too. Canadians are ripped off on a lot of things.

    EDIT: yeah, just checked another source, no difference in pricing. It seems like new egg has a lot of those machines I am looking at, so if the local guy's doesn't impress me I should be able to order one before things run out.
    Last edited by ScanDisk; July 24th, 2018 at 07:44 PM.
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