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Old 08-23-2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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My current desktop is a Dell 8300 pentium4 which I bought new nearly 15 years ago...running chrome and XP, I got to know it well. A couple of fan replacements and memory upgrades along with some video card swap outs through the years and she still runs like a champ.

Nevertheless she's old and tired of trying to keep up with the times so I upgraded to a new custom configured Dell 8920 with the i7 processor running Windows 10.

I thought the transition would be harder than it was transferring over 25 years of business records, personal files and literally tens of thousands of pictures, but it was smooth as ice!

I upgraded the keyboard and mouse to the premium wireless and snagged a nice 2TB auto backup drive while I was ordering it from Dell.

I will say most of the transfer was done using a simple 128 gig USB flash drive 3.0...ten times faster than the 2.0 and miles away from 1.0

It feels good being fully backed up and back in the saddle with my files...and I love the new office program...Word especially.

If I wasn't so stubborn and afraid of change...I would have upgraded earlier on...and since I'm no IT guy, I'm pretty proud that I could do it all by myself.
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Time to upgrade that monitor!

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Nice set up, now just upgrade that RAM and get a second monitor and AutoCAD might be downright usable

Can't believe you got away with a computer that old for so long, especially without upgrading the processor. Always amazes me how much memory modern programs consume just because they can...
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So what's the hard drive? Tell me you went with at least a SSD. If not a M2.PCIe
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That's a 2 or 3 year old Dell S2415H...bought it new in a sealed box from a private seller on EBay for $100...it's not too bad is it?

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Uh oh...just a 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD and that 2 TB portable external HD...wonder if that's a solid state drive?
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That's a 2 or 3 year old Dell S2415H...bought it new in a sealed box from a private seller on EBay for $100...it's not too bad is it?

What would be a good upgrade?
Lots of good options, I'd rather have one 21:9 monster than two 16:9s side by side. I've been eyeballing some from LG/AOC/ASUS that are in the 34" 21:9 curved range.

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Uh oh...just a 1 TB rpm SATA HDD and that 2 TB portable external HD...wonder if that's a solid state drive?
If it's HDD it's not SSD. For a desktop I don't care that much for SSD, for a laptop I can't live without it.
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That's a 2 or 3 year old Dell S2415H...bought it new in a sealed box from a private seller on EBay for $100...it's not too bad is it?

What would be a good upgrade?
My last two have been Viewsonic and I've been happy with them.

This one is a 27"

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