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Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Jul 12, 2023 10:19 pm

I'm looking for a newer tower, it's gotta be 16gb ram, and windows 10/11.

It's not for gaming, just a bit of Google / social networking / blah blah.

Anyone got any links ? People or places they recommend? I've found vorpc online, and they can do one for under 100€, delivered.

Can anyone beat that?
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby Lyric » Wed Jul 12, 2023 10:56 pm

That seems very cheap to me, remember if an offer is too good to be true it probably is as the saying goes.

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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby casita-bonita » Thu Jul 13, 2023 2:19 pm

Bought a referbed HP desktop from Amazon recently. 16gb ram, ssd system drive, 500gB second drive, Windows 10. Excellent value and way faster than I actually need for the light usage I make of it.

https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B084RP ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Jul 15, 2023 8:33 am

casita-bonita wrote: Thu Jul 13, 2023 2:19 pm Bought a referbed HP desktop from Amazon recently. 16gb ram, ssd system drive, 500gB second drive, Windows 10. Excellent value and way faster than I actually need for the light usage I make of it.

https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B084RP ... UTF8&psc=1
and that order was fulfilled by VorPC.

looks like we are on the same page there.

Lyric - I totally agree with that - but thats about the right price for a pc now. people who buy new ones from carrefour / media markt etc for a thousand euros are mad. You can buy a pallet of 20 pcs for a thousand euros, if you look at ex business machines etc.
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Jul 15, 2023 8:37 am

this is the one i was looking at. same machine that we have at work.

https://vorpc.es/hp-800-g1-sff-i5-4570- ... in-10-pro/

16gb ram, 256gb ssd system drive, 500gb storage drive, win 10 (free win 11 upgrade) - €89 with free shipping. cant be beaten really.
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby Enrique » Sat Jul 15, 2023 9:50 am

Hi S_L,
Nice spec for the price.

You will need to manually install Windows 11 .iso as the system not compatible due to TPM and UEFI Secure boot BIOS is required.

Well within your pay grade.............. :D

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https://www.hardware-corner.net/desktop ... 00-G1-SFF/
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby casita-bonita » Sat Jul 15, 2023 10:39 am

Have to say we'll pleased with the HP. Way faster than the Dell it replaced... Your correct regarding Windows 11 compatibility tho. Personally once windows 10 support is dropped I will either switch over to Linux as what little I now do on a PC could easily be covered with Linux apps... Or alternatively buy a newer 2nd hand with Windows 11 installed.. TBH if I get a couple of years out of the HP the trash it I've not exactly lost a fortune.
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Jul 15, 2023 3:52 pm

Enrique wrote: Sat Jul 15, 2023 9:50 am Hi S_L,
Nice spec for the price.

You will need to manually install Windows 11 .iso as the system not compatible due to TPM and UEFI Secure boot BIOS is required.

Well within your pay grade.............. :D

Some light reading...................

https://www.hardware-corner.net/desktop ... 00-G1-SFF/
In the link they offer to ship it with win 11 :thumbup:
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Jul 15, 2023 3:55 pm

I was looking to put 8gb of ddr3 in my current pc (win 10 with 2gb, and only 2ghz.. slow)

But the shops all want 40 euro + for it. If I can get another machine with it already done, and a newer mobo / processor combo and 16gb of ram.. I figure why not.
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Re: Looking for a new / refurbished PC

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:26 pm

recieved the new PC after 1 day.. WOW. Im super impressed, i love it. really, its .. out the box fantastic.

I cant put into words how much better it is.

I cant recomend them enough. fantastic service, superfast shipping (1 day from madrid to malaga!)
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