Another "Which PC is better?" thread

Robodie

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Hi all,

I wanna make sure I'm not missing anything major (like almost accidently buying a micro, which nearly happened earlier today). Looking at these two PCs on eBay, similar specs and price. Will be my first IP cam setup that doesn't come in a box set, and I plan on running BI, probably 6 cams to start, eventually anywhere from 12-20+, who knows. Plus maybe sensors, etc. Whatever wild hairs find my ass, heheh.

I'm guessing BI's AI is likely gonna be used for at least a couple cams so I want to make sure whatever I pick up isn't gonna be underpowered. Oh and I'll be adding (most likely) WD Purple 8TB HDDs.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Love the community here.

PC #1
HP EliteDesk 800 G4 SFF Intel i7 32 GB RAM 500 GB SSD DisplayPort Win 10 Desktop $284.99

Make & Model: HP EliteDesk 800 G4
Form Factor: Small Form Factor (SFF)
Processor: Intel Core i7 8th Generation
Memory: 32 GB DDR4 (Run multiple programs simultaneously)
Storage: 500 GB SSD (Save ALL your digital music, photos, and videos)
Optical: DVD (Play DVD's, CD's, software, and more)
Ports: DisplayPort 1.2, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 2.0, LAN
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Warranty: 90 Day Comprehensive Coverage

PC #2
HP Desktop 800 G4 MT Intel i7-8700 32GB DDR4 1TB SSD WIN11PRO PC Wi-Fi DVD/RW $289.99

Operating System: Genuine Windows 11 Professional 64bit installed
CPU: intel core i7-8700
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Hard Drive: 1TB SSD
Wireless Network: Wi-Fi Card Included
Package Included:
HP EliteDesk 800 G4 MT
USB Keyboard and Mouse
Wi-Fi Network Card
DVD RW
Power Cord
 

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These pc's are over 6 years old. I would not pay 300 bux....
look for something with in i5-12500 that has almost double the power and can be had for 300-400 just be patient and they will pop up...
 

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These pc's are over 6 years old. I would not pay 300 bux....
look for something with in i5-12500 that has almost double the power and can be had for 300-400 just be patient and they will pop up...
Thanks! I'll hold off and keep my eyes open. Much appreciated!
 

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Thanks! I'll hold off and keep my eyes open. Much appreciated!
If you dont need 2x3.5 drive bays there is a dell sff i5-12500 that you can probably get for under 400. Also the i7-11700 machines can be had for 300-400 which are about the same as the i5-12500 power wise....
Note the i5-13500 systems have a significant 50 percent benchmark improvement over the i5-12500 however prices are still high at about 500-600 on the used market for dell optiplex...
 

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If there's a space for me to put in a WD Purple Pro, I'm golden. I haven't found one that matched the specs you posted, but searching on mobile isn't a very user-friendly experience.

I found this for $250 on a different site:
HP EliteDesk 800 G5 SFF- Core i5-9500, 16GB Ram, 256 GB SSD, Win 10 pro, WiFi, Bluetooth

Again I feel like I may be missing something here...it's only 9th gen processor and a small-ish SSD but it's about the best deal I've found. I only look sporadically though. I'd definitely prefer a 12th gen like you found.

Lemme go look again.
 
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