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they only have towers & i need a desktop.

 

You need tower on top of the desk?

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Sorry, no they have a small alcove with minimal space so ideally a desktop pc so the monitor can go on top of pc but as ghozer says if a tower on its side works that's cool. Just on a low budget.

Edited by Romario

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Sorry, no they have a small alcove with minimal space so ideally a desktop pc so the monitor can go on top of pc but as ghozer says if a tower on its side works that's cool. Just on a low budget.

 

I would definitely think again about putting a tower on its side and sitting a monitor on top. Towers do not have any side struts or bracing to take the weight of a monitor.

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A lot of refurb shops sell the Dell Optiplex 745, 755, and 845 desktops. They're ex-NHS and absolutely brilliant beasts that just run and run. Ramp up the RAM and install an SSD and you're sorted.

 

Or look on Ebay:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-755-P4-80-HDD-Dual-CPU-2-00-GHz-2048Mb-Ram-DV-ROM-CDRW-DVD-/262864931641?hash=item3d33f88b39:g:2WwAAOSw9GhYe~Q~

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As above.. And if its just for browsing and email then Linux Zorin should run very well on it and of course its free. I mention Zorin as its very windows like and easy to use.

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I would definitely think again about putting a tower on its side and sitting a monitor on top. Towers do not have any side struts or bracing to take the weight of a monitor.

 

That was the days of CRT's, now with LCD/LED etc they are generally quite lite and most computer cases will support the weight.... Just use common sense tbh...

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Considering how old their current PC is, we don't know it ISN'T a CRT.

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Considering how old their current PC is, we don't know it ISN'T a CRT.

 

But the point was they are asking for a desktop specifically... so I was talking about a new machine!

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Considering how old their current PC is, we don't know it ISN'T a CRT.

 

Even with an LCD its still bad practice to do that.

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Why did you direct that to me? I wasn't the one saying you could lay a tower on its side.

Edited by AlexAtkin

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Why did you direct that to me? I wasn't the one saying you could lay a tower on its side.

 

Apologies.. it was a mistake as it should have gone to Ghozer and as you have quoted it I cannot change it.

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