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post #11 of 19
whats he using it for? and any opposition to a laptop?
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LIttle Giant
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by jrbroad77 View Post

My advice, check all the OEM sites, like dell.com, hp.com, lenovo.com. Also, this Dell Inspiron desktop with an i5 is only $500, definitely would go Dell over Gateway, and i5 over Phenom II. http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-620/fs
NO! I only say no in this case because nobody wants to be grandpa's tech support/warranty support etc.

lol Thats pretty true but who knows how smart his grandpa is with technology?
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
CPU
CPU Type
Phenom II X4
CPU Speed
840T(2.9GHz)
L3 Cache Per CPU
8MB
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor

Facepalm, Newegg.
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post #14 of 19
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post #15 of 19
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hay thx for that we just bought it together and it had a i5 and was cheeper too!!!! thx again!!!!thumb.gif
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post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by TH3B3STaliv View Post

hay thx for that we just bought it together and it had a i5 and was cheeper too!!!! thx again!!!!thumb.gif

No prob. Sometimes you just gotta look at places you'd never look at biggrin.gif
post #17 of 19
I would look at this if it were me choosing for him. Not bad. Dont know if its 10% off of that price or not.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1742880&Sku=S445-14002
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lone1dog View Post

I would look at this if it were me choosing for him. Not bad. Dont know if its 10% off of that price or not.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1742880&Sku=S445-14002

It's refurbished, the one OP bought is new
post #19 of 19
Why don't you build something like i3 SB, 6GB RAM and 750GB max tongue.gif Then install Ubuntu . I had a look on youtube and the latest one looks really easy to use if you set it up for him. Either that or you can just install what ever OS he is using now if he doesn't want to re-learn everything.
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