Cheapest PC money can buy
September 3, 2012 9:50 AM Subscribe
What is the cheapest modern computer I can buy and where to get it?
posted by shotgunbooty to work & money (16 answers total)
I am a poor grad student with no funding and I am breaking my back lugging around my laptop. I would like to purchase a PC (Mac or Windows preferably, though I'm open to Linux) in my office and keep my laptop at home.
I am looking for the cheapest possible computer that is still usable and won't give me headaches (and will allow me to run things like SPSS, MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
There appear to be some refurbished Dell towers on Amazon for $120-150, but I am actually looking for something cheaper!
Craigslist scares me, but I am open to maybe Ebay stores/sellers that I may be unaware of, or perhaps some combination of Newegg parts that could be put together by a novice.
I have an old monitor in the basement that I could use already so won't need to purchase that.