All can be bought for $299.00. I know this is a little dated technology but I don't need to play the most modern games.
I do play games but mostly strategy games and very few FPS. I'm looking for advice on the downsides/upsides to buying refurbished desktops.
My idea was to buy this PC and then spend $150? on a new powers supply and video card...maybe a 4770? It seems that for less than $500 this would
be tough to beat.
Is this a good idea or should I spend a little extra and put together a new build with similar components?
While $230 more than that old one, this sytem is fully upgradeable. It features a high quality motherboard with USB 3/SATA III support, an excellent CPU that can easily be overclocked, a current generation GPU (can easily be subbed for a cheaper one), an excellent case and PSU, and a much faster HDD. This would be a much better choice even thought it's a tad more expensive. You also wouldn't have to deal with Vista...