Teach me which imac alike win music computer to choose

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  1. Retrolize77

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    Budget is about 500 euros, i want use a few synths & some eq/comp/reverbs...just a few tracks, just basic stuff. Not big libraries either, money is the issue. SSD would be great , but if necesarry i go with HD. Ram 8 or must be 16 gb, with the first sentence in mind? Is there a win all-in-one solution imac-alike. Want to just use Studio One on that machine.
    2 usb ports would be enough. I can also go with refurbished stuff. Wanted to buy an late 2013 imac , something like that cause my macbook collapsed due 2 greyscreen of death heat issue. Had worked on Cubase & Waves plugins and such starting about 2006, so to switch again to win would not be such a big deal nowadays i guess.

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    - not necesarry a imac alike needed
    - mobile not needed
     
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    You have to buy used stuff if you wanna get a "good" music production pc for 500 euros. If you also want a decent monitor I would say 1000 euros is absolute minimum. Windows 10 Home cost around 100 euros so already there you are down to 400 euros
     
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    maybe for that money you get a better laptop deal than a good desktop deal ...
    bigger ssd you can buy later
    there used offers which beat new stuff
    just watch for i7 and 16gb ram and good dev and look for reviews
     
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    this is what you came for :

    hp elite 8200 sff (small form factor), i7-2600 , 16gb ram , 480gb ssd , 24" hp screen , win 8.1

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Elite...hash=item420776071e:m:mYKXwhGi0nU47SogtzMk8AA

    go for i7, 480gb ssd , 16gb ram , refurbished - £310. add an hp 24" screen for an extra £100. you are under $500.

    i've got the 8gb ram, 240gb ssd i5-2500 version , don't feel to update it it's so good.
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    Specs sounds pretty good for the money, check details later on, appreciated. Thx very much
     
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