after a lot of thought... i am actually considering picking up a refurb during one of the black friday sales at newegg or amazon (at least they are semi-reputable sites)
Has anyone here bought refurbs? any horror stories? there was a sale earlier for 2core with windows 7 and the typical out fittings for $170 on newegg for awhile (i am regretting not pulling the trigger on that one)
originally i was on the look out for a mb/cpu/memory replacement/upgrade for my 6yo old computer (single core bad graphics)... but now that i am seeing some of these sales... refurbs are actually looking more attractive.
(example of the type of system i am talking about --- but a little higher than some of the others i have seen)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883157052
appreciate any feedback