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What PC should I buy?

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  1. 87James

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    Hello everyone I am out of the loop with the latest technology but I'm starting my first work from home job and I need a PC within two weeks with about a $400.00 budget I seen a refurbished on Wal-Mart Refurbished HP 6000 SFF Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor, 8GB Memory, 22" LCD Monitor, 2TB Hard Drive and Windows 10 Home for 235 dollars is that good or can I get something better (need 20 inch monitor the least) any suggestions are helpful
     
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    I've been buying nothing but refurbished PC's since 2011, so I won't discourage you from going that route.

    What I will discourage you from doing is buying one which has a very outdated processor(Intel Core 2 Duo) and which has a very small case(Small Form Factor).

    You should select one which has an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor and a larger minitower case.

    I'm partial to the Dell OptiPlex models and haven't bought an HP model since 2008.

    You should be able to find one within your $400.00 budget which comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

    The www.newegg.com site is where I buy most of mine.

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    and which has a very small case(Small Form Factor) do you mean the size of the computer itself why? Because of heat I'd assume?
     
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    Unless you have a space issue in your home, you should buy a minitower/tower case, depending on which brand/model PC you select.

    Besides the larger case having more space inside for ventilation and for adding or removing hardware, it usually has a higher wattage power supply.

    Either of THESE Dell OptiPlex 9020 minitowers should do fine for you.

    I personally own 3 of them. (y)

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    That HP all-in-one has a pretty decent processor and 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB(931 GB actual capacity) hard drive.

    As long as it doesn't turn out to be a lemon, it looks like a good deal. (y)

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