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    A lightning strike* partially fried my 10-YO desk...

    A lightning strike* partially fried my 10-YO desk computer about the time you started this topic. I picked up a refurb Lenovo M82 Intel Core i5 3470 @3.2 GHz, CPU Passmark 6722 for $125 from Newegg....
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    Yes, my desk computer is ~2,100. My i5 notebook...

    Yes, my desk computer is ~2,100. My i5 notebook at 3,600 is quite noticeably faster. Part of that could be the notebook being newer with a better GPU. It also has a SSD "disk" that is faster. The...
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    My i5 at 3,600 is the fastest computer I have...

    My i5 at 3,600 is the fastest computer I have ever used and it is a notebook that are not known for performance. I'm sure I would be satisfied with something 10K if the price was good.
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    There are a lot of i7 models - something like 230...

    There are a lot of i7 models - something like 230 of them. I would check the one I was thinking of buying. I use the PassMark benchmark lists:

    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

    A quick...
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