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New PC 4 my son

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  1. Nutech12

    Nutech12 Thread Starter

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    Hi there. What do you think of the following system, my son asked me if it worth buying. He will game on it but definitely doesn't have gaming tower $!

    Desktop (DG.B83AA.005) Intel Core i5-7400 (2.70 GHz) 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, AMD RX480 4GB Windows 10 Home
    https://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php
    $599 CAD


    Thx
     
  2. lunarlander

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    How old is your son? Is he going to college soon ? Spend a little bit more on the CPU i7 and it will last longer.
     
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    He's 19. Isnt planning on college.
     
  4. lunarlander

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    My humble opinion: urge him to go to university. He will expand his world view, open new horizons. Even if he gets a General Arts degree. It might develop interests he never had and lead him on to get a Masters degree. The student loan is worth it. And if he goes into a professional field, of course he would earn more.
     
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    The link does not work. Big box systems ie dell, hp, etc are not really designed for gaming [exception being the dell/alienware systems] We must have 4000 dells at work however I would never think of trying to game on one of them.
    A real gaming system is not cheap with a gaming video card costing quite a bit of money along with a performance motherboard, high quality pw supply, etc, etc.

    As far as education, encourage him to continue with some type of education. It does not have to be college; many tradesmen ie welders, machinists, etc make very good money.
     
  6. lunarlander

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    It is true that a tradesman also earns a good living. But that's why I put the monetary benefits as the last item of consideration. At universities, it is mandatory to enroll in some courses in the humanities and the arts, no matter if you major in engineering or whatever professional studies. Thus you learn how civilization has progressed to the state today. One can learn that from the arts and literature; as they reflect the concerns of society. One can trace the history of the sciences, and see it's evolution, the blind sides, and how they are improving.
     
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