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POWER USER OF­FICE PC V3

PC & Tech Authority - - TECHDESK | SYSTEM NEWS -

$1,152 • https://tinyurl.com/y76pcp8x

What an age we live in, where a six-core pro­ces­sor can be had for this low price. The CPU hasn’t got the most ex­cit­ing turbo speeds around, but it’ll keep your work flow mov­ing quickly, par­tic­u­larly when mul­ti­task­ing.

A 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD is a nice com­bi­na­tion that’ll suit al­most any of­fice task you can think of.

The case is some­what bland and dull, so ideal for an of­fice en­vi­ron­ment.

The one crit­i­cism we’d have about this sys­tem is the sin­gle 8GB mem­ory stick. This’ll starve the CPU of mem­ory band­width as there isn’t a dual chan­nel mem­ory con­fig­u­ra­tion to take ad­van­tage of. It’s not a deal breaker but could slow heav­ily threaded CPU tasks. It does how­ever make an up­grade to 16GB of RAM easy later.

KEY SPECS

CPU: In­tel Core i5 8400 Cooler: OEM Moth­er­board: Gi­ga­byte Z370 HD3 Graph­ics: On­board Mem­ory: Cru­cial 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Stor­age: In­tel 545 Se­ries 256GB SATA SSD, Western Dig­i­tal Blue 2TB SATA HDD Power Supply: Cool­erMaster 420W Case: Cool­erMaster NSE-300-KKR42

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