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Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? #5346366 02/10/20 03:48 PM
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I'm looking for a small form factor, "bare bones" PC recommendation for general home use running Windows 10. The PC will never be used for gaming. I'm hoping to find a manufacturer that has a (hopefully) modular design so if any of the parts fail, they might be able to be replaced.

I like the look of the ASRock DeskMini 110 Series (https://bit.ly/2SwvgrG) but I'm open to suggestions.

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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346377 02/10/20 03:57 PM
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The Dell Optiplex line has a micro form factor that takes up little desk space. https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/sho...70-micro-desktop/spd/optiplex-3070-micro

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Originally Posted by atikovi
The Dell Optiplex line has a micro form factor that takes up little desk space. https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/sho...70-micro-desktop/spd/optiplex-3070-micro


They look good, but I don't need the OS included.

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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346407 02/10/20 04:20 PM
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Does it have to be a micro PC? You're probably paying premium for the super small size factor.

But if that's a requirement, here is one Lenovo refurb that looks decent:
https://home.woot.com/offers/lenovo-m93p-intel-i5-128gb-tiny-desktop-10?ref=w_cnt_lnd_cat_pc_3_7


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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346413 02/10/20 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ed_Flecko
Originally Posted by atikovi
The Dell Optiplex line has a micro form factor that takes up little desk space. https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/sho...70-micro-desktop/spd/optiplex-3070-micro


They look good, but I don't need the OS included.

Ed

Not sure if this would run W10:
https://sellout.woot.com/offers/lenovo-thinkcentre-m600-32gb-thin-client-8?ref=w_cnt_lnd_cat_pc_3_2


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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346487 02/10/20 05:36 PM
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you can get cheap but HP laptops at wallys + others, $250 for a decent one with 15.4 screen!

Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346505 02/10/20 05:46 PM
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The HP EliteDesk 705's are great, I've been getting them for ~$300 off from my supplier right now, so I expect you should be able to snap one up.

These guys:
https://www.newegg.com/hp-elitedesk-705-g4-business-desktops-workstations/p/3C6-000J-00CA0


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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346573 02/10/20 06:46 PM
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Lenovo M73 and M93. They have removeable RAM, CPU, Hard Drive, HeatSink, wireless card, and Fan... Here is mine, it's a 4th Gen i5 with 8GB RAM and a 240GB SSD. I got it for $25 off lease. We had 16 come back and employees grabbed them up in less than an hour.
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The one Quattro Pete linked is nearly identical to the one I just posted. That's a pretty good deal with an SSD and 8GB RAM already installed plus windows 10 license baked in. Check ebay as well.

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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346583 02/10/20 06:55 PM
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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346590 02/10/20 07:04 PM
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^^^^

That how my work desktop computer looks like.

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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
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That how my work desktop computer looks like.


It's what most hospitals have gone to in my experience.


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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346776 02/10/20 11:19 PM
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If you want to DIY and put something together, consider the frustration of assembling a mini-ITX computer.

Example:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vtT927


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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346779 02/10/20 11:24 PM
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How about an Intel NUC?


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Re: Small form-factor, bare-bone PC recommendation? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5346798 02/11/20 12:20 AM
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I’ve got an Optiplex 9020M, it’s in my “saved from the scrap heap” thread. It’s nice and snappy with Ubuntu on it. I put a 120gb SSD and 16gb of ram in it.


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Every Dell refurbished I have bought from their Refurb website ($99 - $129) has worked flawlessly. The 2003 on Windows XP and the 2009 on Windows 7 both perform without a hitch.

I am Very, VERY pleased with Dell Refurbished computers!


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