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Old 03-15-2019, 08:37 AM   #1
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My father asked me to find him a more current new or like new pc and this place helped me find a kick ass laptop (thanks txredneck). his pc is pretty old and he wants to replace with something that is a little more current (amd phenom ii 970 is what he’s currently using). He’s an accountant and mainly uses quickbooks and excel. His requirements would be an ssd drive, and a TB or so of storage, and a few USB ports (front and back) and maybe one of the newer USB ports too(type c or whatever). He’s hoping to stay under $600-700 for a new/used/refurb tower no need for monitor and accessories.. He will purchase office and QB separately after the computer.. thanks for any input
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:14 AM   #2
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I'd buy optixplex 9010 for about $180-200 off ebay, you can add the storage easily. I made a good gaming computer out of one for $450 bucks
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:20 AM   #3
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I'd go the Craigslist route and look for any of the Dell, HP, Lenovo or similar workstations with i5 or i7 and Windows 10 installed and just use his monitor and peripherals. Microcenter also has some good tower only Win 10 desktops that I was looking at a few days ago...unfortunately none of them come with SSD drives installed which I think should be standard these days...they make a HUGE difference in speed.
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Gimmea few and I'll look as well.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:31 AM   #5
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https://www.microcenter.com/product/...sktop-computer + https://www.microcenter.com/product/...id-state-drive
You'll want to image the spinner to the m.2, then format the spinner and map user dirs to it. It's simple and will make for better quality of life.

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I don't think you can use "1 TB SSD drive" and "under $600" in the same sentence.
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I don't think you can use "1 TB SSD drive" and "under $600" in the same sentence.
Sure you can, look at my post.
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