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New Computer - Need Opinion

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January 17, 2012 12:33:28 AM

This is $529 refurbished Dell (Optiflex 990). Is it a pretty good deal? If not, can you recommend something for me?

Need computer for all the normal stuff plus daytrading. I don't think I need anything fancy. Don't really plan on gaming too much. I just want something good-quality, but not overboard.

•Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 processor (6MB Cache, 3.1GHz)
•Genuine Windows 7 Professional
•OptiPlex 990 Small Form Factor
•500 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
•3 GB DDR3 NON-ECC Memory 1333MHz SDRAM (1X2G/1X1G)
•8X DVD ROM Drive

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January 17, 2012 2:54:10 AM

Sounds pretty average as far as refurbished PCs go. Small discount maybe.
January 23, 2012 11:44:02 PM

I ended up getting a refurbished Dell XPS 8300 for $589.
I've seen people get lower prices, but I don't see how it could possibly be a bad deal.

I7 2600 Processor $300
500 GB Hard Drive $100
Windows 7 $100

Already up to $500 in parts not counting anything else.

Comes with 8 gigs memory.
Crappy video card (Nvidia GT 530)
460W Power Supply
All the other basic computer stuff.
1 year warranty.

I'm not in to overclocking & if I get the bug to play some more modern games I'll buy a better video card someday, but I prefer to buy cheap old ones. They seem new to me.