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#126 OFFLINE   zlim

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 07:47 PM

I buy from NewEgg  a lot. But when I first start looking, I limit the choices to NewEgg only. I've never purchased from another seller because I have no clue as to how good or bad they are.
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:10 PM

I haven't had any problems with Newegg but I only buy parts from them new. As far as refurbs go I have got good stuff from http://tte.ca They mostly have off lease business laptops and you can see it in person before you buy. I also got a  great business grade desktop new from a small computer store not far away.

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#128 OFFLINE   Cluttermagnet

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:20 PM

This is slightly off my own topic, but I just got another used Dell
Precision T3400 dirt cheap from an Ebay seller I have used
before. Just a little north of 40 USD. It's a local firm that buys
up 'corporate assets' and retails them online. This box has 4G
of ECC RAM, and a 320GB WD drive with only 148.8 days of
power on time. The CPU is a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2, but will be
bumped up to 3.16GHz in a few days. Used processors of
this vintage are also cheap, around 10 dollars for a used one.
Also gets a better heat sink at the same time. I now have
several of these. They are very easy to set up and work on,
and parts are very reasonable, even in the video cards area.
While I can't go look them over before buying, I have always
been happy with what those guys send me.

Another fun week ahead, as I work on the few upgrades
needed to make this box play better and install an OS.
I have more spare ECC RAM of the PC-6400 type, so this
box will probably end up with 6 or 8GB RAM. I also have a
spare 120GB SSD San Disk drive. Although it's not cutting
edge so far as SSD's go, it's still much faster than any HDD
so the OS will go on there. Got the San Disk a few months
ago during one of my infrequent in-person visits to the local
computer store, where I also picked up a free 32GB flash
drive stick and a free 16GB SD card for my camera, just for
showing up- so I bought a couple of drives from them the
same day to show my appreciation.

The little Lenove R61 laptop just purrs along. Not sorry I
bought it, really. Pretty good hardware for not too many
dollars. That lappy is the one I'd be most likely to drag
around to wifi hot spots if I ever get motivated to learn
how to do that. Still various tangles of Ethernet cable
strung around at Casa Clutter and Casa Betty...

So this new Dell box seems to work great on a live DVD
session of Linux Mint 17 Mate. Looking forward to fixing
it up this weekend...

Edited by Cluttermagnet, 19 February 2016 - 03:26 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:56 PM

Excellent! :D
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:26 AM

On a lark I found some faster CPU's on Ebay for my R61 laptop.
Right now it has a humble Celeron 1.8GHz. It will take a mobile
type Core 2 Duo up to 2.4GHz. Old processors like these are
getting cheap. You can get the fastest version for around 10 bucks.
That's the T7700- but the 2.2 GHz T7500 seems to have been
pretty widely used with this model laptop. I bought one used for
5.60 including shipping. It's coming from China by E-packet. Ought
to be here in about two weeks +/-. So my 'bargain' laptop is now
closing in on 200 dollars, not really such a bargain any more.
Ah, well, it's a 'learning platform'...
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"It takes only one bulldozer to raze an entire village..."
"Hey, Fred- isn't that your kid driving that bulldozer?"

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his love of Linux, and thereby made the world a better place...




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