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Looking for computer tower recommendations under $200


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#1 happymlkday

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

Hi - I am looking for a computer tower, new or used, for under $200.  I currently have a Dell Dimension 4600 I have had over 10 years, and I would like to still use the monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc.  A tower computer is fine, as I think it allows more airflow but I could be wrong.  I'm not interested in touchscreen.  I plan to use it with a high-speed internet connection and Wifi router, Ooma telo sort of thing, Skype, and streaming Netflix.  It will probably be on all day.  I'm not into the latest technology...I just want something that is going to be reliable and last.  Thanks :rolleyes:



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

For $200 I'm not seeing anything that isn't a refurbished unit.  This is what I'm seeing from Best Buy.  I'd recommend a machine with Windows 7 and 4GB of RAM.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:31 AM

Good find RKilroy

 

This one looks like a good bang for the buck: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/refurbished-optiplex-desktop-computer-4-gb-memory-80-gb-hard-drive/1305078503.p;jsessionid=2B45775FCCAEE3520A2D4DCCDBAE7A89.bbolsp-app03-188?id=mp1305078503&skuId=1305078503&st=categoryid$abcat0501000&cp=1&lp=5


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

Thank you everyone!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:21 AM

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&N=4294967292+519+39&cat=%24100-to-%24200-%3a-Refurbished-%3a-Desktop-Computers-%3a-Computers-%3a-Micro-Center

 

Microcenter also has a decent selection.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:39 AM

Nice find!  Down the road add a couple of gigs of ram he will have a nice perky setup.

 

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