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  1. chewie

    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Hello all
    My computer just took a dump, I been looking and found this computer:
    Dell OptiPlex 9020-SFF, Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHZ, 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, DVDRW, Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Renewed)
    Let me know what you think.
    Regards.
    Chewie
     
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    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    fenderman Staff Member

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    Crazy ripoff...More like 175... that's an old pc...400 dollars is i5-8500 territory...
     
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    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    I saw this recommended here on another thread, so what is good? I saw this on amazon

    Dell OptiPlex 3060 SFF Desktop Computer with Intel Core i5-8500 3 GHz Hexa-Core
    is around 650.00 dollars, new computer. is this better
     
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    TL1096r Pulling my weight

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    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks TL1096r this computer is in Canada, it could be a paint to return it if something goes wrong, I have 11 cameras and want to get a computer with i7 processor.
    Regards.
    Chewie
     
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    fenderman Staff Member

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    You need to look at the generations an i-5 8th generation is more powerful then an i7 7th generation desktop processor. You're either reading all threads or not paying attention to the price. The i7-4770 is six years old.
     
  9. chewie

    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks Fenderman, I just want to get something good that will last me for a long while, not to worry about the money, i am looking as my Christmas present.
    I came accross this computer is a i5 nine generation:
    Dell Inspiron 3470 Desktop, 2 Year Onsite Warranty, Windows 10 Pro, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9400 6-Core 4.1GHz Proc w/Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, 1TB HDD+128Gb SATA SSD, DVD RW

    657.00 dollars.
     
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    TL1096r Pulling my weight

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    Here is comparison:
    PassMark - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs













    CPU Name
    Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GH

    Passmark CPU Mark (higher is better)
    11,750

    Rank (lower is better)
    256

    CPU Value (higher is better)
    69.13
    CPU Name
    Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz

    Passmark CPU Mark (higher is better)
    15,144

    Rank (lower is better)
    158

    CPU Value (higher is better)
    41.04

    CPU Name
    Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz

    Passmark CPU Mark (higher is better)
    11,826

    Rank (lower is better)
    254

    CPU Value (higher is better)
    51.64

    CPU Name

    Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GH

    Passmark CPU Mark (higher is better)

    11,750

    Rank (lower is better)

    256

    CPU Value (higher is better)

    69.13

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    CPU Name
    Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz

    Passmark CPU Mark (higher is better)

    15,144

    Rank (lower is better)

    158

    CPU Value (higher is better)

    41.04

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    CPU Name
    Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz

    Passmark CPU Mark (higher is better)

    11,826

    Rank (lower is better)

    254

    CPU Value (higher is better)

    51.64
     
  11. chewie

    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Thank you TL1096r
     
  12. chewie

    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Hello All
    I have a question, do the same activation Keys I got when I purchased BI5 can be used on my new computer, or I have to request a new set of Keys, I sent an e-mail to BI
     
  13. chewie

    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Hello All
    I have a question, do the same activation Keys I got when I purchased BI5 can be used on my new computer, or I have to request a new set of Keys, I sent an e-mail to BI no response yet, what is a good e-mail for BI? maybe I send it to the wrong place.
    Please let me know.
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards.
    Chewie
     
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    TL1096r Pulling my weight

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    Yes just deactivate it on the computer it is installed on now.
     
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    chewie Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks for your replay TL1096r, unfortunately this computer hard drive is bad and I am not able to boot up to windows, therefore I will try to get my keys and see if it works on the new computer.
    Regards.
    Chewie
     
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    TL1096r Pulling my weight

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    I am certain BI on their end can help you deactivate for 1 machine to load to another. Just wait for their reply. It is a 1 man team and busy.
     
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    griffths Getting comfortable

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    I was in the same situation as you (spinner shit the bed) and couldn't deactivate the key code. I did a clean install of Win 10 Pro on the new build and also used the opportunity to move to BI5 using the original key from BI4 to active BI5 without incident.

    Edit: I should have also stated that my existing BI4 license was eligible for the BI5 upgrade, otherwise it would not have activated BI5 but probably would have still worked to activate BI4 without contacting support to deactivate the old install first.

    Not sure if there is any long term ramifications to not deactivating my old install but I believe there is a certain amount of "slack" built into the activation process to allow for such a scenario. I wouldn't rely on it if you are able to deactivate the key as I suspect there is a limit to the developers generosity towards this situation.
     
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