Tiger has a faster version on sale for $220.
You can also check Joy-systems and some other sites for good refurb deals.
For those of you that are into bang for the buck!
I just got another. To build one is $100 for OS (and I like Win7 better than Win8) + HD + Ram + other, so it is worth more in parts. SSD is coming outter an older machine I got last year for $75 off a friend Pentium D 3.4ghz WinXp
This one below I modified a few months ago. I bought it over a year ago. It is a refurbished $210 (over a year ago) HP business machine 2.66 Core Duo, with some upgrades including a $180 GTX 660 Synergy by Zotac and another 4gb ram for 8gb total. The HP form factor split rail (14amp/12amp) PSU was robust and performed well, but I upgraded it anyway cause 4 pin connections were limited. Zotac GTX 660 Synergy is the only 660-760 with a heat sink that would fit is this wacky Business case design. It is a full desktop, but you get to the mobo from the opposite side. The video heatsink faces up instead of down with the CPU heatsink screws sticking up into the path of dual slot cards. I also used metal cutters to cut away a hole for the dual slot in the back cause there is no open slot above it. They also tried to form factor a PSU upgrade with some sheet metal so you have to buy theirs. Just cut that out for the 600 watt generic PSU.
Now they are getting smart. On some business refurbs the mobo power connections are 6 pin instead of 20/24, so you have to really download the manuals of refurbs to make sure you can upgrade them with generic connections and hardware. Watch out for small form factor types and even some towers. The HP Elite is one example. It has a mobo that is not upgradeable with any generic connectors. You can download the PDF manauls for most refurbs and check the motherboard connections for that specific model. I did for my HP DC7300 and big differences in the case/mobo combos. My DC7300 took all generic parts.
Case entry is from the opposite side of generic cases forcing add-on card fans and heatsinks to face up instead of down.
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Top left metal is cut away for Generic power supply.
Bottom Case fan moved to make space for cut to allow dual slot video card. The case fan is kinda slow anyway and does not need all that vent. Most heat is sent threw the PSU and Video card out back anyway.
Here is the Zotac 660gtx. It has one of the shortest fan/heatsink profile less than 7inches, and the metal goes around the CPU heatsink screw.
I do not! like spending lots of money on computers... well individual ones.
The Core2 Duo is still holding their own in most game requirements, and we are not talking about the mins either. More like mid-range. Reading some game requirements CPU power looks like huge over kill and money might be better spent on SSD and Video cards. Probably cause many games are written for consoles first.