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    Question Dell Optiplex

    I have an old 500 MHz machine that is about as useful as a typewriter. I was planning on installing ubuntu and having the machine run my BOINC client. However, I did a search for how to throw out a busted (mac) monitor and came across these deals for old Dell Optiplex machines. So here's my question: are these machines so cheap b/c the are what they are worth - less than my _working_ 500 MHz machine, or is this the real thing? 'cause I will donate the 500 MHz to the recycling machine if they are.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I Assume your looking at the OptiPlex 360 Minitower ?? Its cheap and will crunch the numbers a lot quicker than your old 500Mhz processor. The Dell does not come with a monitor unless you go up to the other model up to the $529 one with 22in monitor which would probably be totally worth it. If I was in the US I would by one just for the hell of it being so cheap. There was a week or so ago Dell in some country advertiesd some monitor at a super obserd cheap price and dell had to honour 10,000 + orders in an hour and a half before it was retracted. So If you want one and you have the $$ then order it now. Before they change their mind
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    Dell Optiplex GX270 Tower 2.4GHz 1024MB XP Pro & 19" LCD = $200

    There's a 280 (2.8 GHz) for $170 w/o monitor.

    But my question was about this not being a bad computer. I guess that's too vague. Since I won't use it for anything other than BOINC, then that's the specific question... which may be too specific and I need to look into the processor's co-processor (I think that's the bit of the CPU which crunches the numbers).

    So overall you're saying this is a real deal, and if I want an old machine to play with, then the 360 is better - sans monitor and more money - yes?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Yeah its all good. get one with a Core 2 Duo Processor if you can spare the extra cash. Dual Core is not as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    Yeah its all good. get one with a Core 2 Duo Processor if you can spare the extra cash. Dual Core is not as good.
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    did someones say beers? Dont mind if I do. I've been sitting at the Local Agricultral Field Days for the last couple of days and its deffinatly beer time.
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