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Desktop sale at school - worth it?

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Desktop sale at school - worth it?

My school is selling used Dell OptiPlex 790 Core i7 2600 - 8 GB - 1 Tb desktops for $80.

Is it worth it? Considering the heavy usage and all.
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That's not a bad price despite the usage.
Similar refurbed ones go for at least twice the price if not more.
The thing that would be worst for wear is the hard drive and withthe savings you can easily buy an SSD drive and put it in.
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Yes, just the RAM is already worth it
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YES!
Take it, clean it (the worst part), add an SSD and a decent GPU (gtx 1050ti when prices go back to normal). Total capable machine!
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konsensei wrote: YES!
Take it, clean it (the worst part), add an SSD and a decent GPU (gtx 1050ti when prices go back to normal). Total capable machine!
And a USB 3.0 Card if you need!
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konsensei wrote: YES!
Take it, clean it (the worst part), add an SSD and a decent GPU (gtx 1050ti when prices go back to normal). Total capable machine!
A can of compressed air or a vacuum cleaner set to blow with an outside space isn't too bad. You might want to consider replacing the keyboard however as all sorts of (*^*& drops into the spaces between the keys.
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craftsman wrote: A can of compressed air or a vacuum cleaner set to blow with an outside space isn't too bad. You might want to consider replacing the keyboard however as all sorts of (*^*& drops into the spaces between the keys.


don't do it, but hell yea
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Its one hot deal! You can even buy one and use it as a supercharged firewall/router :D
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konsensei wrote: don't do it, but hell yea
Why not? that looks like it'd work on mine lol
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At 80$, it's a steal. Buy buy buy.
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Thank you for the replies.

How about if I sell it?
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I'd buy as many as I could at that price.
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Definitely do it, my buddy who goes to Seneca bought two and stuck gtx1060 inside for a great gaming PC.
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coriolis wrote: Definitely do it, my buddy who goes to Seneca bought two and stuck gtx1060 inside for a great gaming PC.
With that set-up, what games (and settings) could I run?
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meelad92 wrote: With that set-up, what games (and settings) could I run?
minecraft at 4k. no more pixelated
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very very good price. can always sell it at a profit if you don't need it.
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You might want to pick up a second unit for parts if it is only $80. Typically, PSU is the first thing to go on desktop. Not sure this particular Dell using standard ATX or SFX PSU.
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Any idea how much I can get for this desktop?
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For $80 I would buy as many as possible. I'm still running my i7-2700k and have no plans of upgrading anytime soon.

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