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Last seen 8 months ago.
Intel
Core i3-8130U - Average 19 months ago.
Processors

— Gets the job done in cheap laptops; a regular consumer will be completely satisfied with this CPU.

Seagate
ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB - Average 20 months ago.
Hard Drives

— Kind of slow, to be brutally honest. Boot times for Windows 10 is okay, but you really should opt for a 7.2k RPM drive or a SSD, even. App loading speeds are acceptable once caches start to pile up.

Intel
Core2 Quad Q6600 - Good 20 months ago.
Processors

— Legendary. Still commonplace in workplaces and schools, this nearly decade old piece of hardware still breezes through Windows 10, websurfing, and even multitasking. Add an SSD and you can still breathe life into a system with this chip. Just maybe pass on gaming.

AMD
A12-9720P APU (2016 M.BR) - Poor 2 years ago.
Processors

— It seems like a lot of laptops with this chip heat and throttle very quickly. Owned one in the past and the fact that it has an IGPU on it doesn't help at all. Not like this thing is that powerful anyways; it's kind of in that spot where it's too good for old games but not enough for newer titles.

Intel
Core i3-4170 - Good 2 years ago.
Processors

— Four years ago this would be nothing to joke about when it went on sale for $110, but now it's starting to show its age. A once budget-midrange processor is now pretty much a G4560

Nvidia
GT 1030 - Excellent 2 years ago.
Graphics Cards

— There's not many cards like this in the market; for $60-90, you're getting a card that sucks only 30 watts, is easily overclockable, comes in low profile or passive cooled, requires no power connecters, and enough juice that it will run most games (esports? Not a problem) if you're not nitpicky. People buy this for compatibility & availability, not power; can't ask for more at this price point. Doesn't deserve the criticism.

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $94SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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