Refurbished Dell Optiplex Desktop PC, Dual Core, 4GB Ram, 160GB Hard Drive £60 Sold by PortableParts-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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Refurbished Dell Optiplex Desktop PC, Dual Core, 4GB Ram, 160GB Hard Drive £60 Sold by PortableParts-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 29th Nov 2016
Though i would share this for anyone looking to dabble in a PLEX server, Throw in a larger hard drive and you have a starter...

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Bear in mind these processors came out in 2008, so you're probably looking at a right old clunker. Power consumption won't be the best for an always on server.

good workhorses in there time. I remember taking delivery of 1500 of these and ghosting them on the network :-)

Great for a work PC - and as a bonus it has Windows 10!

Absolutely shocking deal can pick that up on ebay for 20 quid and almost build faster unit from scratch for nearly the same money

Just no, an 8 year old PC is gonna be more trouble than good... a BSOD waiting to happen.

The seller should really donate these to charity so they can be shipped to less developed countries.

I think 8 years old is generous. more like 10.

axgod2

I think 8 years old is generous. more like 10.



Worryingly it feels like yesterday when Core 2 was the go to processor.

Bought one for my mother in law, her PC just went bang, and it was a woeful effort of a machine, running VISTA (which I hate), all she does is use the internet, let the kids play on FRIV and make greetings cards with 10 year old software, so this will be ideal.

For £60 with a genuine copy of windows, I think this is a bargain. I appreciate that if you want to go the computer fare, trawl through bits, and hope it works when you put it together, then you can probably do this cheaper, personally I'd rather pay £60 and at least have some sort of comeback if/when it goes BANG. Cheers OP.

Do any of you realise what £60 (including delivery) is worth nowadays? Clearly not!

Stick in a SSD and it should make an ok office/home machine.

No wifi, hmm

antonywhite37

Absolutely shocking deal can pick that up on ebay for 20 quid and almost … Absolutely shocking deal can pick that up on ebay for 20 quid and almost build faster unit from scratch for nearly the same money



lol, i kike t see this then

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I got a similar Dell for my kids a few years ago (although through Freecycle, with an E8200 and a 19" LCD!) and it's been great with the addition of Windows 10, an SSD and a reasonable video card. Perfect for homework, YouTube, PS4 remote play and even some light gaming like Minecraft.

However, it's now getting to the tipping point of Windows dropping support for some of the hardware. In the last big Win 10 update the wifi module stopped working and I had to get funky with spoofing the driver to get it to be recognised again.

I'd be very sure I knew what I was doing buying something as old as its horizon is surely not far away.

It's a real testament to intel and their wonder Core2 duo series, I mean prior to those CPU's you'd never consider using an 8 year old CPU for anything..... but these are still just about usable for daily tasks. However even with an SSD drive these will be hard going and not really a joy to use. As said above, time to donate these to charity. I suppose it's better than nothing but really these are getting very long in the tooth.

Now showing as £109.90 (Expire before it gets freezing in here!).

I have a 755 dell optiplex running at 3ghz with 4gb of ram. While I agree these are old machines they appear quality build. Weigh an absolute ton! Happily runs win 10 and el Capitan hackintosh. However, like other reviewers, £60 is a crazy price to pay.

spannerzone

It's a real testament to intel and their wonder Core2 duo series, I mean … It's a real testament to intel and their wonder Core2 duo series, I mean prior to those CPU's you'd never consider using an 8 year old CPU for anything..... but these are still just about usable for daily tasks. However even with an SSD drive these will be hard going and not really a joy to use. As said above, time to donate these to charity. I suppose it's better than nothing but really these are getting very long in the tooth.



Up till a few months ago I was still using a core2 duo as my main desktop. The bones of the machine perhaps go back further then these and I've ungraded for a few quid when needed. I used it to transfer video to dvd and only really changed it because the board started to short out and not book first time. Natutally these would be difficult to upgrade but a SSD & WiFi should be possible for £50.

toiletseatlicker

better and cheaper?



Cheaper, but not really any better. I'd be looking to spend slightly more and get a second gen i3 or similar. Something like perhaps. ebay.co.uk/itm…950?hash=item1a20646876:g:olUAAOSwo4pYNDge

PulisOut

Up till a few months ago I was still using a core2 duo as my main … Up till a few months ago I was still using a core2 duo as my main desktop. The bones of the machine perhaps go back further then these and I've ungraded for a few quid when needed. I used it to transfer video to dvd and only really changed it because the board started to short out and not book first time. Natutally these would be difficult to upgrade but a SSD & WiFi should be possible for £50.


Yes easy to upgrade but unless you're on a really tight budget I think these are just getting too old for anything semi serious. I'm just about to replace my mums Dell desktop that's from 2007 (similar specs to this) and it's still quite usuable but the main problem is the electrolytic capacitors can often start to leak on these machines and pack up. I suspect that could be a likely problem on these machines as well... the caps swell up and fail eventually.

spannerzone

Yes easy to upgrade but unless you're on a really tight budget I think … Yes easy to upgrade but unless you're on a really tight budget I think these are just getting too old for anything semi serious. I'm just about to replace my mums Dell desktop that's from 2007 (similar specs to this) and it's still quite usuable but the main problem is the electrolytic capacitors can often start to leak on these machines and pack up. I suspect that could be a likely problem on these machines as well... the caps swell up and fail eventually.



Yea the are many problems to over come, not least if you go anywhere near a gaming VC or multi drives you really need more watts and that leads to another MB which leads to Processor and Ram miss match and maybe HD sockets mismatch.

But most people will only use a computer for things these boxes are well capable of doing as supplied. I gave my brother a laptop I paid £50 for 4 years ago and he's been using that for over a year pleased as punch because he just uses Facebook and streams football.
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