View Full Version : [other] good value in pre-loaded or no-OS desktop?

July 11th, 2011, 12:38 AM
My desktop has died and I'm wondering if any folks here have been eyeing particularly good buys in mid-range desktop boxes. I've been browsing Zareason and System76 computers, but I suspect I might get a lot more for the money with a no-OS (or even build-your-own) system.

I'm semi-competent, but no super-user. This machine will use 2 monitors and be primarily for the usual web and writing tasks, but definitely with photo management and editing, media managing, and some graphics stuff. I'm prepared to go from rock bottom on up to $800 or $900 if it's a particularly good idea in terms of longevity.

Thanks for any tips and suggestions.