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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest PCs

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest PCs
From: "AA6DX - Mark" <aa6dx@arrl.net>
Reply-to: AA6DX - Mark <aa6dx@arrl.net>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 10:46:24 -0700
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Hello again .. forgot to mention, that along with my $80 +/- computers, freight was paid, AND I got new keyboards and meese.. not very high quality, but worky worky .. and the Windows 7 OS is PRO. Once again, 73 Mark AA6DX (Low cost of factory refurbs, parts, etc. have caused my exit from the computer biz also)

-----Original Message----- From: Gerry Hull
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:39 PM
To: Ron Notarius W3WN ; CQ-Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest PCs

Agreed, Ron!

Put a $100 Samsung 850 256G SSD in those 755's and they wiil boot Windows
7/8 in 3 seconds.  Turns an OK PC into a rocket.

73, Gerry W1VE

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Ron Notarius W3WN <wn3vaw@verizon.net>


Prices for the Dell Optiplex 755 & 760's on eBay have been dropping.  I've
gotten some for myself, family & for another ham for under $100 per unit
(including shipping and sales tax) direct from Dell Financial Services,
Dell's leasing arm, so they come with a factory warranty as well.

Last one I got came with Win 7, 2 GB RAM, and an 80 GB hard drive.  And it
works just fine.  (I'm typing this email on it!)

The point is, anyone who needs a new system, look around.  You can find a
lot of really good used systems for not a lot of money these days.  (Which
put an end to my little side business of refurbing & reselling older
systems, but that's another story!)

73, ron w3wn

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 7:36 PM
To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest PCs

I have an Optiplex 755 that I got from a guy on eBay for $115. The guys
user name is 'computerbase'.  Not affiliated, just a happy customer.
It's a dual core, 2.8mhz with 2 gig ram and W7.  Use if for CW, SSB, and
RTTY.    Been really happy with it.  73

On 5/8/2015 2:16 PM, aa6dx@arrl.net wrote:
> HI .. I have two of the `puters like Gerry has, got them on sale @
> Newegg for less than $80 per... With Windows 7 Pro!  Can't hardly get
> the OS for that price!  They work swell, no RFI probs.  I did add DVD
> burners, as they come with readers.  $14 each.  Video not great, but
> for what I use them for .. perfect!
> Worky worky!  73  Mark ..AA6DX

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