Any Suggestions on Good Desktop PC - Budget $1000

Hi Guys,

I'm in the market for a good desktop PC with minimum 16GB RAM and Octa-core CPU. Primarily for work purpose. Budget around $1000

I found this below on Amazon, is this a good buy? How do we know if the seller is genuine to honor returns or warranty claim?

**Intel® Core™ i9-10900K ES Max @5.20GHz, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD, AsRock Z490 Pro4, Win 10 PRO**

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  • -3

    'Work purpose' posts requiring 8 core & 16G RAM have worn me thin.

    Connect your half decent phone to a hub with monitor/peripherals and call it done.

    /QED

    https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2019/07/02/your_mo...

  • Primarily for work purpose.

    Shouldn't your employer being providing this then? Rather than you buying it yourself? I know it is a tax deduction, but still……

    • I do freelancing work related to Mapping and 3D data visualization, I'm looking for 32GB RAM with Good GPU but didn't find anything in my budget, so I thought of going with 16GB and upgrade later.

      The reason for opting to Desktop PC is to get a powerful machine around 1K. I already a own a Lenovo laptop but I'm sure it cannot withstand the workload of multiple applications running in parallel.

      • +1

        I do freelancing work related to Mapping and 3D data visualization, I'm looking for 32GB RAM with Good GPU but didn't find anything in my budget, so I thought of going with 16GB and upgrade later.

        No worries, fair enough.

        The reason for opting to Desktop PC is to get a powerful machine around 1K. I already a own a Lenovo laptop but I'm sure it cannot withstand the workload of multiple applications running in parallel.

        Definitely agree a desktop is a better solution.

      • MapInfo ?

        • +1

          Primarily ArcGIS, QGIS and GeoServer etc.

  • +4

    I suppose it depends on what "work purposes" means. If you're doing photo/video editing, then you're going to need a vastly different machine to someone who is just checking emails, messaging on Slack or doing data entry on a spreadsheet.

    Have you considered building your own PC? I recently built a desktop PC for Internet, email, light video editing and even some light gaming and I spent roughly $400. Granted, I wasn't in a rush, so I was able to wait and shop around for the best prices. I also had an Aerocool case laying around so I didn't need top shell out for a new case. I've listed the parts I opted for below.

    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    16GB DDR4 RAM (Corsair Vengeance)
    WD 256GB M.2 SSD
    Gigabyte B540M H motherboard
    Corsair 650W PSU

    The Ryzen 3 2200G is a few years old now, but for my purposes I find it to be very capable for the price I paid (approx. $100).

    • I thought about it, but I never done one before.
      Also it involves lot of research so i though of sticking to one that is already built to my requirment.

      • That's fair. Although I will say that building your own PC isn't very difficult and it doesn't take much time at all. This is especially true if you're just looking for a basic machine like the one I outlined above.

  • Avoid anything from HP.

  • +1

    If you are up for it avoid the name brands at go to a computer store and get one of their prebuilt options perhaps, if you aren't up for picking the parts individually for the tower.

    Not sure your location but in Melbourne could go Centrecom, Scorptec, MSY etc.

    • Yes, I live in melbourne, will have quick look at those stores.

  • +1

    @OP

    Intel® Core™ i9-10900K ES Max @5.20GHz, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD, AsRock Z490 Pro4, Win 10 PRO(amazon.com.au)

    The seller has a grand total of 1 review, from July. And Amazon doesn't handle the shipping either.

    If this is exactly what you want you could take a chance and hope for the best. I personally wouldn't.

    • I am concerned about that same

      • Also I'm no expert but would your use case benefit from a discrete graphics card from the get go?

        • Yes, I work with 3D rendering using WebGL, so a dedicated GPU is good to have.

  • +1

    Something seems off about the store

    • stock images
    • store pricing is all over the place
    • lucky dip components/mismatched specs
  • I think if you are going to get a prebuilt PC, get one from at least get if from Techfast deals or so. Otherwise it could be Dell etc.
    If you are going to build one yourself, $1000 would be enough without a GPU
    32 GB is pretty cheap now (got one for $179 from last week's deals) , specially if you are not into overclocking but just need more capacity.