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Lenovo refurbished Desktop Computer ThinkCentre M82 Core i5-3470/4 GB/250 GB/ Windows 7 Professional $113+FS (Newegg)

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Don't be put off by the fact that this desktop is several years old, I use one as my main PC and I have another set up with OpenMediaVault [openmediavault.org] (it idles at under 30 watts). CPU benchmarks at 6730 [cpubenchmark.net] which is still respectable today. It has four DDR3 DRAM slots, and DDR3 memory is very inexpensive. Probably can get it up to 8GB for $10 on eBay. Add a cheap SSD and you've got a great desktop or HTPC. If you remove the DVD drive you can install a second hard drive in addition to the SSD. It has four internal SATA ports and four USB 3.0 ports in addition to several USB 2.0. It's capable of driving three monitors; two Displayport (up to 2560x1600) and one VGA, although one Displayport is internal, so it needs to be extended to use. Includes a Windows 7 Pro license, which can (still) be used to install Windows 10, which you can download directly from Microsoft [microsoft.com].
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Where do you get ddr3 for $10?
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As far as online refurbs go this is a good deal. But you can also get the same or similar machines off Craigslist (if you're lucky) for $35.
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Can I add two video cards to this? I need to power 8 27" 1440 monitors
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I have never seen a displayport internal
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I have never seen a displayport internal
They sell adapter cables to bring it outside, but they usually sell for around $25.

ETA: you can get one from China for $5.00 [ebay.com], or from the US for $9.00 [ebay.com] (prices have apparently come down). I have no affiliation with those sellers.
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Where do you get ddr3 for $10?
eBay, you can get a 4GB DDR3 DIMM shipped for $10
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Can I add two video cards to this? I need to power 8 27" 1440 monitors
That's going to be tough, it has only one x16 PCI-e slot, and one x1 PCI-e slot.
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Is it better than the Dell outlet deal running right now?

I just got a 9020 for ~ $150
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you can literally buy PCs like this all day under $80 on ebay or at local surplus stores
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I can confirm 3rd gen desktop i5 is still a beast in daily tasks.

Biggest problem with this is no wifi, and USB adapters suck.
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Is it better than the Dell outlet deal running right now?

I just got a 9020 for ~ $150
I just got a 7010 for 80+. I will install Hass on it, pi is just too slow lol
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I just got a 7010 for 80+. I will install Hass on it, pi is just too slow lol
it's the most economic setup if not greedy for an i5 or 40%.
execllent choice for a server use.
Only Dell can be such crazy.
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