Hello, I am looking to upgrade my horrible desktop p4 to a icore3 as that looks withing my budget. I can spend no more then 350. I think i could get a good machine if i go with refurb or recert. MY requirements are; something fast that cannlast me atleast 2 years and run 3 monitors. I want a machine to surf the web and run my small business out off. This is not for gaming although i wouldnt mind being able to play starcraft 2. no HDD or OS required. Can anyone help me spend my money wisely?
1) the new generation intel all have four digits in the model number e.g. i5-2500.
2) the new gen intels kill the older gen. e.g. an i3-2300 beats any older i5 like i5-760
3) a refurb sold at a percent of original price with an older intel cpu is not a good deal
Suggest you visit www.ubid.com and look at refurb hp desktops. Get a full size, not a slimline. Only purchase after watching 8-10 auctions to see what price things close at. Only look at refurbished PCs with the HP warranty, anything without manufacturer warranty is used junk, you want a sales channel return.
I didn't really see anything that meets my requirements in my budget on that site. Another thought. I researched this forum alot of today and came up with a shopping list for a system I plan to self build. Thoughts?
1. NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
I figure if I buy from ebay I can do even better price wise. I plan to buy new to get full maufacturer warranties. What do you think of this shopping list? Are these sound compoenets that will work together and drive 3 monitors very well while providing me with the ability to surf the web quickly?