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Old 29-05-19, 02:52 PM
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Old Office PC + New Graphics Card?

I've got a mate who's looking at getting into PC gaming. He would like to play The Witcher series. I can price him up a brand new rig, but he's on a pretty tight budget of around £280. Would it be worth trying to get an old office PC and throwing something like an RX570 into it? If so where are the best places to get old office machines? Somewhere like eBay seems obvious, but maybe you guys know some better places?


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Old 29-05-19, 03:14 PM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gaming-Wo...wAAOSw5L5cvis7
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Old 29-05-19, 04:23 PM
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Damn man, your eBay-fu skills are insane. I'll pass this link on to him and see what he thinks. Many thanks!
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Old 29-05-19, 04:53 PM
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No worries man.

The secret is "Xeon workstation"

They are plentiful and cheap and most are "just add gpu"

I believe that one may even take a 6 core.
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Old 29-05-19, 04:57 PM
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Oh my goodness what a deal! I would have bought that!
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Old 29-05-19, 05:01 PM
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Oh my goodness what a deal! I would have bought that!
You get great deals on ex business stuff. ECC ram costs peanuts too.
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Old 29-05-19, 05:12 PM
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Yeah sometimes you often older dual xeon rack servers going for <£100, the 2U ones are usually cheapest but can sometimes leave you limited to single slot 75W GPUs, though that's not actually that bad nowadays, especially when the whole system can cost less than the GPU. Stuff like this and up: Link (You can usually find desktop builds for a little more too)
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