Building new budget workstation pc's, looking for recommendations

By tyredman
Jul 19, 2011
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  1. I am looking to upgrade/replace 6 older workstation pc's (purchased 11/07) and am looking for advice on new builds.

    The workstations are used for our P.O.S. program and accessing online vendors (low graphics requirements).

    Emphasis on reliability, low cost.

    Willing to reuse old components, especially monitor,keyboard & mouse.

    Prefer established online vendors like Newegg.

    Is the "budget box" build the best bet?

    Current System Specs: Dell OptiPlex 745
    HARD DRIVE..., 80G, S2, 7.2K, 3.5, WD-UNIC
    Dual In-line Memory Module 512, 667M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8
    Processor, 945, 3.4, 2X2MB Pentium D Presler, D0
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Budget? AMD or Intel? Does it matter? What programs?
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    the budget box is ok but i would use Core i3-2100 that they suggest over the amd system specs.

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