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Old 11-19-06, 12:23 PM   #1
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Cheapest place to buy just a pc tower (no monitor, etc)

Dell? E-machines from Best Buy?

I dont want all the accesories, JUST the tower...and all it will be used for is web surfing, word games

thanks for any ideas
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Old 11-19-06, 01:28 PM   #2
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Dell recently had an AMD 3200+ based machine for $289 free ship, but that was last weeks deal, this weeks includes the 19" LCD for $419

Wait until next week and the deal will change again. A cheap Dell is still supported by Dell and is a good way to go.
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Old 11-19-06, 03:15 PM   #3
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You can also try the Dell outlet for refurbs, since they generally don't include monitors while their other hot deals generally do include them.
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Old 11-19-06, 04:36 PM   #4
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Why not take advantage of one of the free monitor offers and sell it?
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Old 11-20-06, 01:01 PM   #5
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We've had good luck with the refurbished system we bought from Dell Financial Services on eBay. Models tend to be a bit older than the ones at the Dell Outlet store, which also runs some good deals (as long as a shipping discount is available).

I went with a GX240 desktop because I already had accessories and compatible upgrades (RAM, DVD-R drive, etc.) from my previous system. It's a P4/1.5GHz that is used for tasks similar to the ones you list, and it's more than enough. It came in at less than $150 shipped over a year ago and included a brand new keyboard and optical wheel mouse.
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Old 11-20-06, 01:27 PM   #6
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I would go for Dell. If you don't want any accessories and monitor, you can remove them through Customize button.
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