Core i7 3rd Gen 16gb ram with 2gb dedicated invidia quadro k1000m 500gb storage or core i7 8th Gen 8gb ram with 2gb dedicated invidia mx130 500gb storage
The i7 8th gen is better than the i7 3th gen but honestly both machines are old and lack of cpu and gpu power to handle big projects, specially on the gpu side, if you’re planing to do rendering you’ll have a lot of issues. I wouldn’t recommend to buy either of those PCs
the 8th gen
But youll need to watch out for RAM getting used up by Windows, close any programs (like web browser) that are not essential.
Maybe upgrade the ram later if you can!
The 8th gen for sure, more ram and a better video card.
This one is much better than the other.
core i7 8th Gen 8gb ram with 2gb dedicated invidia mx130 500gb storage
Shoot for more RAM 32gb to 64gb
Howz 16gb ram?
If you can swing 32 gb, I’d get that but I understand budgets.
16gb is okay.
Windows, chrome, spotify etc uses a lot of ram.
Learn how to watch the Windows System Resource Monitor.
8th gen will work…it ia getting old tho.
The current gen is 13th and gen14 is coming next month.
It might be better to post your preferred budget and people on this site could probably steer you in a direction to get the most machine for your dollar