Dell Optiplex 990 Intel i5 500GB SSD Desktop

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Dell Optiplex 990 Intel i5 500GB SSD Desktop
Price: $299.99 - 309.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Friday, Jan 06 to Wednesday, Jan 11) + transit
Condition: Refurbished

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We used to have hundreds of these at my work, most replaced due to end of 4yr life cycle.

Pros:
Quiet (for an OEM system)
Easy to work on
Memory reliable
Mainboard reliable
HDD usually reliable.

Cons:
CPU fan is proprietary
CPU fan often gets noisy and eventually fails
PSU often stops working , I’d wager 75% of our systems had the PSU replaced at least once.
Air intake fan failures on occasion.
WD 250GB Blue line, many failures.

Please note, we ran the systems 24/7 but were lightly used. Email and virtual apps were the norm.

My $.02

were you upgrading graphic cards at all that the PSU couldn’t handle?

No USB 3.0. Deal breaker for me.

If that is really, truly a deal- breaker for you, you really shouldn’t be shopping for 4 - 5 year old (990 is circa 2012) PC’s anyway!

I’m interested in the exact model #, etc. of the SSD.

I read that as:

“Will last 4 years of normal use, probably a better deal at $199”

It’s stated that it’s a Samsung EVO, I’d bet it is an EVO 850 line, as prices for that model have dropped significantly. I picked one up less than a month ago for $115

This is what I was able to find out from the vendor: Samsung EVO 850 MSATA SSD

Hope that helps!

I’m needing a computer in a big way, but my Woot Vizio 40’ refurbished television melted a hole in the back of the tv slap thru to the parts. Paid $299 Dec. 2014 and it melted before Christmas this year. I was told “oh well”, therefore I’m scared of Woot refurbished. Vizio said they do not refurbish.

We put a few low profile AMD or Nvidia in some without issue.

Key thing is to make sure they don’t require a PCIE power cord, or other extra power source.

The Dell PSU in our 990/7010/7020/7040/etc etc have exactly enough connectors as sold.