28 months ago
I have a tight budget and have been wanting to replace an old, faulty laptop with a PC capable of mild gaming. I've been reading about folks transforming Dell Optiplex machines into gaming computers and I thought this might not be a bad way to go. I understand that upgrade-ability might be an issue down the line, but I'm in need of something for the immediate future.
I've been looking at Optiplex machines and found this one: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Optiplex-7010-Professional-Refurbished/dp/B01MRICKYX/ref=sr_1_3
It has an i5, 8GB of RAM, a 2TB HDD and comes with Windows 10. I might consider replacing some of the stock parts, but for now, the first upgrade would be something like a low-profile 1050 ti. It'd come to about $400, give or take.
Do you suppose that the effort is worth it, or maybe I might as well just build everything from the ground up?