I am very limited on funds and in need of a new refurb desktop. I primarily use my PC for streaming movies and tv shows. I also use it for a little bit of work from home, storing pictures, just the usual. I previously was into gaming, but I never use my PC for gaming anymore. So I really just need something that will be able to handle the basics and stream videos well. I am looking to buy refurbished. I don't need the best of the best. I've been making do with a dinosaur and have very little trouble streaming video. However, this PC has many problems with the internal hardware. I am hoping to find something in the $200-$300 range. I would really prefer something closer to the $200 range but can go higher if I absolutely have to. I have been looking at refurbished desktops on manufacturers websites, but I really don't know what kind of specs I should be looking for. Can anyone please give me some guidance or suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Buying refurbished desktop
Posted 27 May 2014 - 01:36 AM
As you have a limited budget it may be better to upgrade what you presently have, you mention that you have problems with the present internal hardware, can I ask what sort of problems.
Alternatively, would a refurbished notebook work for you, again your budget will limit your choice but it would give you more options.
If upgrading your present computer is what you decide on, download then run Speccy and post the url for us so we can see what MB etc you have, Speccy details here
Posted 27 May 2014 - 01:46 AM
any modern processor will do, 4 gig ram, any video card with 512Mb of memory, the hdd should be SATA and have 7200 rpm.
The set should have a networking chip, card, or adapter:)
Take into account the chassis - it should be of sufficient size and clean inside (no dust)
That's basically it.
Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:52 AM
And Lemurian, thanks so much. That information is very helpful. When I am getting ready to make my purchase later, I may post my choice here and see what you all think about it, if you don't mind.
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