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Need help buying a cheap computer quickly!


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#1 maske3344

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

I am look for a budget desktop right now because my current computer is very corrupted (it doesn't even turn on anymore). Oh My!, a Malware forum moderator, sent me here for more detailed information on how to buy a desktop.

 

Here are my questions:

1. I am going to take my c and d drives out, and try to put them in a new computer. Will they run in the new computer without any problem (considering that they are not corrupted)? 

Is it safe for me, who doesn't know how to assemble or dissemble system unit components, to buy an adapter for the hard drives and use them as external drives? Or is it easy enough for me to replace hard drives without messing things up?

 

2. I found bunch of computer with price around $100 to $170 (most of them refurbished from big companies like Dell). It is just a temporary desktop, so I am bit planning on spending too much money on it, but is it good enough to run multiple software like after effects, games, etc. without too much lag?

Most computers that I found have Intel processor (speed between 2 and 3.9) with 4gb of RAM and 1 yr warranty.

 

3. Do I need to buy a whole new monitor? I believe it's unnecessary, since only the system unit seem broken.

 

These are the computers I have found so far:

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-Refurbished-Optiplex-380-Desktop-PC-with-Intel-Dual-Core-Processor-4GB-Memory-160GB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-7-Pro-Monitor-Not-Included/29701021

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am not trying to rush too much to make a wrong decision, but I am in a hurry! Please help me find a good and cheap computer. Thank you.

 

 



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#2 gigawert

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:24 PM

Dells last a very long time and cost very little used, so I would go for those. I had two Dell desktops, one that lasted for 11 years (after mfg) and another one that lasted 10.


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#3 Will5200

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:32 PM

Just remember:

 

Good, Cheap, Fast, pick two!






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