July 08, 2018
Micro Center's got a 120GB drive 2.5" SSD for $25 (their house brand, Inland) and a 240GB version for $43.
If you're the adventurous type and don't mind building your own new one, the new Ryzen 2200G is a great low-medium end chip: 4 cores, integrated graphics significantly better than Intel's, and somewhat overclockable. Better, it's $100, and sometimes you can find it on sale at MC for $20 less.
Posted by: Rick C at July 08, 2018 01:21 PM (ITnFO)
Micro Center is great, as well as a walk into a time machine if you ever visit their retail stores. It is a like stepping into what big box computer stores were like in the '90s.
You can still order components (Or entire prebuilt rigs.) from their website. Some of the best deals will only be available in-store, but most everything else can be shipped to you.
I had to use Microcenter repeatedly over the last year or so and had essentially replaced my entire desktop - which was fine, except for me not finding my Office 2010 discs so I can reinstall it. I also repeatedly had the same failure to boot issue on different systems, and ended up replacing multiple components or whole rigs, due to different causes.
Posted by: cxt217 at July 08, 2018 04:51 PM (BcQU4)
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 08, 2018 07:45 PM (POEh5)
Posted by: Ben at July 09, 2018 08:59 AM (osxtX)
Posted by: Rick C at July 09, 2018 06:23 PM (ITnFO)
One minor point - 16GB is likely to be plenty, but that model (and mine as well) only has two memory slots, so if you want to upgrade you have to take out the old modules.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 09, 2018 07:56 PM (PiXy!)
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Posted by: Wonderduck at July 09, 2018 09:47 PM (POEh5)
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