Cheap, low-end PC

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on: September 05, 2013, 09:54:00 am
Today, one of the Newegg Shellshockers will be this older, refurbished PC.  I'f you have an old PC and need a little more oomph!, then this might be a cheap way to get it.  The regular price is $200, but when the Shellshocker deal cuts in at about 6:00pm Pacific Time, it will be even less, usually with free shipping as well.

Specs are not impressive, but for this price you shouldn't expect much and there's a 1-year warranty.

3.0GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor
4GB Memory
160GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
1 Year Warranty

No mention of anything other than the rather crappy Intel on-board graphics prevalent at that time, and putting an add-on graphics card into a SFF (Small FOrm Factor) PC might be a challenge.

The HP service manual lists specifications for two older, low-profile graphics cards. Whether those or other compatible cards can be obtained at a reasonable price is anyone's guess.

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