Are these refurbished machines? Current Intel processors are 12th generation. You don’t give the actual processor model of the Dell. The single-thread performance of the oldish (introduced 2014) Xeon is somewhat lackluster and the fastest of the i5 4gen is in the same range
Are you adding the GPU yourself to these machines? Make sure that the power supply can cope.
I’m not sure if they are refurbished, but definitely they are not brand new.
I’m not adding gpu by myself, they are already built up. Dell’s price is 350€, and Lenovo is 369€.
As they are, wich one is better for furniture design?
There are no significant difference between any Intel core i5 4th and xeon e5-1620 v3. Also, you will not get so much performance upgrade related to your current i5 3rd gen.
Sure both above mentioned GPU are much better than you have in your current setup (I guess Intel HD Graphics 2500 is the integrated graphic in i5 3rd gen).
With the 1050 TI you will get ~50-80% more performance over the K2200.
Anyway buying a ~8 years old technology - often called as “stone age” - of computers must be very much “guide by” the budget reason. It is similar as you would buy a VW Golf 4. Could be good enough for your needs.
What rendering software were you planning to use? Some don’t use the GPU at all and others use it lots.
Lenovo has a CPU that SketchUp will slightly prefer , but whether you will feel the differerence is debatable and maybe more RAM than you will be likely to need.
I guess as it is an overally older machine, the larger pool of RAM is likely to be a older/slower type.
The Dell doesn’t have enough RAM , but has a CPU that will be better suited to rendering and a better GPU - V-Ray can take advantage of that.
Betwen the 2, I think that Dell is probably the safer bet.
RAM is very easy to upgrade - it might be worth asking if they can fit some more into that the Dell unit :16GB is a more sensible starting point.
@Elmtec-Adam Now I’m using Rayelectron, I didnt try others since I’m looking for new pc to try on it.
I’m too thinking about Dell and adding some more Ram on it. I think that could be better option, but i dont have much experience, so that’s why I’m looking for opinion from others .
My experience with Dell will always lead me to this recommendation….don’t do it.
The way my machines were put together was a complete mess. Both desktops and laptops had severe overheating issues. Maybe they’ve gotten better, but I couldn’t recommend them any farther than I could toss them.