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Vince Maskeeper

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My aunt needs a replacement PC on a tight budget. I'd like to get a DELL Dimension or Optiplex package system (Tower only, no monitor- could take keyboard/mouse if you want but don't need it) from within the past year or two.

Looking for something in the Celron/P3-P4 range, 1 ghz or better, decent ram-- prefer it have all stock parts, and still under warranty would be wonderful as well.

Since their entry level machines are like $399-699 new, I'm looking for something at the $400 or under price point. Just figured if you had an older machine laying around you got on a dell coupon promo- it could really help me out.

-Vince
 

Steve_Ch

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OK, Vince, this is not exactly what you are looking for, but as it is sitting on the floor and substantially cheaper than your "top range", I will run it by you. This is $150 plus shipping, I have the orginal box.

I have a 3.5 year old Dimension XPS T500 (P3 500), 256MB, 13.7G drive (7200)... It's been a great machine, never had even the slightest problem with it. Upgraded to a 4400 last year (I am on my third Dell now), was going to have the XPS run my bedroom multimedia setup, still may, but if it works for you, I think it's a very good deal. Send me private mail if you are interested and want more info, as I do not come to this section much.
 

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Vince,

You can get a new Dell Dimension 2350 for $329 after rebate. Celeron-1.8Ghz 128MB DDR Memory/30GB 7200RPM HD, Free 48x CDRW. See techbargains.com for details. Hardly seems worth buying used unless you can get a really good deal. Good luck.

Jay
 

Vince Maskeeper

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Saw this deal (similar?) on gotapex.com last week, but it was over. Checked Techbargains and could find nothing about it.

-Vince
 

ryan davis

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Dell has a deal right now for around $330+tax for a dimension 4550, youd have to deal with a $100 rebate though.


Dell Dimension 4550 Series: Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.53GHz with 533MHz
Memory: 128MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
Video Cards: 32MB ATI® Rage™ Ultra Graphics Card
Hard Drive: 60gb free upgrade
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

starting at 499 after IR
499 -15% coupon - 100MIR = cheap

Just customise everything to be as cheap as possible, use the 15% off code (i could give you one if you email me) and send in the rebate.
 

Vince Maskeeper

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Went through the page for the 4550, and even unchecking everything i could find, it ended up at $779.

Couldn't find an instant rebate- just showed $200 mail in rebate.
 

Jay_E

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Cheapest it has been in a long time!
Dimension 4550 desktop - P4-2.53Ghz/533Bus 128MB/Free upgrade to 60GB 7200 RPM HD, CD, Ethernet, XP Home, 6 months isp, Word perfect pack $499 - $100 rebate = $399 shipped free.

2.66Ghz upgrade only $20!
I recommend the "Microsoft® Works Suite 2003 with Money 2003" upgrade for only $15. It includes a full copy of Microsoft Word XP. Good luck.

Jay
 

ryan davis

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I should have mentioned its in dell small buisness. Just use your name as the buisness and your good to go.

Edit to add that the link Jay_E put up doesnt have the free 60gb hard drive chosen, you might want to change that ;)
 

David_Wh

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Vince

-Go to Dell.com
-then Small Business on the right side
-Choose Desktops
-scroll down to middle of page and click on "Choose Dimension"
-scroll to middle of page, under the middle system for $399 Choose "Featured System"
-Choose "Customize it" for the $399 system
-Use defaults for everything (unless you see something more you want) but go to the Hard Drive section and choose the "Free Upgrade 60GB drive"
-scroll down, Continue, continue, Add to cart
It should show $599 with $100 Instant rebate, use a 15% coupon that the other fellow offered you (careful as once you put it in the system it is no longer useable- be careful)
Cheap system with $100 MIR

Good luck
 

Vince Maskeeper

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I'm still missing something as I can get it to $628, but not to $599. Will go through again and try it later.

Thanks for the tips!

-Vince
 

BrianB

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On the last page (accessories), check to see if it's got a surge protector ticked. I just messed about trying to get a good price & I noticed that Dell were ticking it by default, it costs about $30... Without it, I've got a machine right at $599 before discounts.

Wish I had the cash for a new machine, as I'd *love* to get in on this deal.
 

Saurav

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I have most of a Dell Dimensions 4100. P3 866, 256MB SDRAM, motherboard, Soundblaster Live Value, and I don't remember what video card it has... I think it's a TNT2 or TNT4 based card. I've taken out the hard drive, floppy drive and CD ROM drive to put in my new PC. I'd taken the modem out too, but I have broadband now, so I can put the modem card back in. I don't think you'll be able to put a floppy drive back into the standard case location, because I had to use the case's push button to get the floppy to work in the new computer. It has 1 or 2 external 3 1/2" bays though, so a floppy drive could go there.

I have no use for this hardware, so I'd be willing to let it go cheap. If you're interested in adding FDD, HDD and CD-ROM to it to get a complete PC, email me and we can talk about price.
 

Vince Maskeeper

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Got the basics for ordering that above deal, just need a working 15% coupon code. Anyone wanna help a brother out?

-Vince
 

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