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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Just sold off my ps3 because because I only used it for netflix and a dvd player. So. A desktop is what I want to replace it. It will be used for netflix, youtube, older starcraft like games, some light image editing, music storage. dvd player (upgrade to bluray at some point)

So I think I want a dual core processor
2 gig ram
40 + gig hard drive.
WiFi would be awesome.
It will be hooked to a 32" tv if that matters.

My first choice was this.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-Refur...2-Bit/19900547

or

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Optiplex-...sktop+computer

or

http://www.amazon.com/Optiplex-Deskt...sktop+computer

Want to stay under $180

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Old May 11th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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For something that cheap, there's not a whole lot of advice people can give you other than to spend more money.

Since it's going to be connected to a TV, I would recommend something more like this - which busts your budget a bit: http://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-ZBOX-Int...rds=zotac+zbox

That is the same box that I use to run XBMC on my TV. It is powerful enough to play 1080p video with no issues. I think there's a model that includes wifi, or you could get a USB adapter for pretty cheap.
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For storage use junk ipods or other music players with broken screens. If you want something to share use SD cards.
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