Should You Buy A Refurbished Dell on Amazon or Build Your Own Computer?

Should You Buy A Refurbished Dell on Amazon or Build Your Own Computer?

In this video we will determine if buying a refurbished Dell computer on Amazon is a better deal than building your own computer. What is the better value and should you consider buying a Dell refurbished computer on Amazon or buying all the parts and building it?

In the first part of the video we provide you with a price if you wanted to build a very cheap computer. Then we compare this pricing to a few Dell refurbished computers that you can pick up on Amazon. What computer is better for the money?

The Refurbished Dell computer in this video are:

Dell Optiplex 5050 –
Dell Optiplex 3050 –

If you are thinking about building your own Windows computer and buying the parts on Amazon, you should watch this video first. We determine if it is better to buy the refurbished computer or build your own and find out what is the better value.

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  1. Graphically Deb on July 21, 2022 at 12:28 am

    I purchased a refurb Lenovo from Amazon. It had the original owners info on it, was full of dirt, 3 months in had an error that couldn’t be repaired. I had tech bill, and was advised not to return to this company, they did not communicate with me, and my info could not be wiped. I didn’t want to put my personal info at risk. Totally a rip off. and NO REFUND! DO NOT BY FROM AMAZON!

  2. Infiltrator2003 on July 21, 2022 at 12:35 am

    FREE non monitoring OS – Linux Kubuntu with Open Office, can run and install Windows apps.

  3. Eduardo Watkinz on July 21, 2022 at 12:42 am

    I agree, buying refurbished from Dell has always been a plus for me….You do get more for your money on refurbished/off-lease.

  4. Widereb on July 21, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I bought a Dell OptiPlex 7010 refurb. mini tower computer in 2018. I got everything that I wanted on it and it has been great! It is like a baby tank…I love it!

  5. Forensource on July 21, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Yes, buying a used Dell does make a lot of sense. The best part about Dell is that the drivers are almost always going to be available no matter how old the system is. If you buy a more generic system, you can never be sure of support later on. I almost always by Dell.

  6. dragonballjiujitsu on July 21, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Buying a low end refurb and upgrading yourself is your best bet. Not sure about amazon but ebay, Craigslist, etc are good options. Optiplex with i7, 500GB rust drive and 8GB RAM for $100 or less all day. Invest around $80 in an SSD and RAM upgrade and you got a screaming fast daily driver for less than $200. Side note: I don’t know anyone personally who "buys" windows. Put Linux on it and it will be virus free and last forever.

  7. Infiltrator2003 on July 21, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Intel i5-6400 = 6th gen about 6 generations old.

  8. SPARK 2 BLAZE on July 21, 2022 at 1:13 am


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