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By Dholliday126 follow Dholliday126   2020 Jul 21, 9:22am 377 views   10 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Anyone have a good cheap option for a desktop. Was thinking all in one with a 27 inch plus screen. Or maybe mini tower with monitor? It's mainly for cloud computing and google docs..

Thanks in advance.
1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (60)   2020 Jul 21, 9:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If you are a self-supporting user: Get a used iMac, not too old, and throw it on AppleCare - but don't use Safari. Run updtodate Firefox and you should be good to go for Web applications. For some reason, when I run CMS administrative page, only Firefox will work with all the pop-ups and tabbing schemes without stalling.

I call Apple support once a year or so and it gets me in order for $29 or whatever whenever they decide to charge me. Spouse about the same - but for some reason they've never ever charged her.

When I ran XP, I had two guys (one just for hardware) to help me and for a couple of laptops and a tower they seem to do well every quarter with one hair ball or another to untangle for me.
2   Blue   ignore (0)   2020 Jul 21, 10:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Try to install Ubuntu linux which is great and free.
3   ad   ignore (0)   2020 Jul 21, 10:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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You can get a renewed Windows 10 desktop by Dell or HP on Amazon for no more than $120. Get a monitor at Goodwill for less than $50 or connect it to your spare LCD tv like I do.

I agree with using Firefox.

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4   rocketjoe79   ignore (1)   2020 Jul 21, 11:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Good and cheap aren't exclusive if you build it from parts.
For a pre-made, just get a Refurbished Dell. Deals all the time.
https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?brandId=2202&c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&~ck=mn

Just make sure you get an SSD for storage. Speed is king.

HP 27" monitors are awesome, but if you're not going to watch hi-res content on the screen, any cheapo monitor will do.
5   NoCoupForYou   ignore (3)   2020 Jul 21, 11:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

My linux rig

fx8350 AMD OCTOCORE - brought several years ago, still unbelievably fast and great unless you need single thread for Gaming/Video Editing $150
16GB RAM (just shop for a good 2x8GB Deal on Ram: Newegg is good)
1TB Toshiba - $45 from amazon
AM3+ Motherboard from MSI - $120
NVIDIA Video Card - $150
Good Quality 600W Power - $100

Linux Mint - free

I have it all disassembled right now, but it's lasted me years and will last a few more at least
6   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Jul 21, 1:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NoCoupForYou says
My linux rig

If you're very specific about your components (and willing to go with Intel), you could have a fully functioning Macintosh Hacintosh for those prices. www.tonymacx86.com
7   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2020 Jul 21, 1:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Still a fan of the AMD Ryzen 3 & 5 series processors with integrated Vega GPUs (3200g & 3500g) . Stick 4 Gbytes of RAM on each memory channel and away you go. Now to get rid of that windows watermark...
8   prodigy   ignore (0)   2020 Jul 21, 1:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Brazilian Marble, solid surface, one piece, no tiles...

Dholliday126 says
Anyone have a good cheap option for a desktop.
9   NoCoupForYou   ignore (3)   2020 Jul 21, 3:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

SunnyvaleCA says
If you're very specific about your components (and willing to go with Intel), you could have a fully functioning Macintosh Hacintosh for those prices. www.tonymacx86.com


I'll never be an Apple user, Sunnyvale.

I did build my rig ~5-6 years ago for no more than $800, and it still runs everything on the highest speeds, so I am getting my money's worth.

If somebody plays no games or does no editing, they can get away with a lot less.
10   clambo   ignore (5)   2020 Jul 22, 5:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I’m also a Linux fan, I had both Mac and Windows and I put Ubuntu Linux on an old Windows laptop and I loved it.

You can buy a new Dell with Linux on it already.

I don’t know if new is a requirement for you, but Linux seems to run faster so it rejuvenates a used Windows computer.

I’m a goodwill fan too, they might have what you need.

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