- Jul 23, 2020
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You can also take an ex corporate system like a Dell Optiplex or an HP Elitedesk picked up at bargain prices from Ebay or Amazon and upgrade it with a superior graphics card.
That's what I did, except I didn't add a graphics card. The onboard graphics are good enough for me.
I had a whole thread about it because I was pretty amazed at what I could buy for $100 on NewEgg.
I swapped the SSD out to one with an OS already installed, set UEFI to boot to that drive, and then booted it. It stayed up and running for more than a month before I finally decided it needed a reboot.
The thing doesn't even get hot. I've never heard the fan. I'll throw an M.2 NVMe SSD into it one of these days. I ordered one and it's sitting in my study waiting for me to find motivation and time.