We're looking at ditching the desktop altogether and purchasing a couple laptops instead.
Our desktop is old enough that if we were to buy a new desktop, we'd likely need a new monitor-- so we'd need to tack at least an extra $100 on it.
Whatever I purchase, I'd like to get something that we can use for, say 5 years (our current desktop is twice that age, at least).
Refurbished is fine.
I've looked on Amazon and Dell Outlet (dell is doing a black friday in july sale this friday...that might be something to attend).
What the computers would be used for:
2) Surfing the web
3) Streaming videos
4) Playing minecraft
5?) Playing Mass Effect Andromeda and/or the next Elder Scrolls game
6) Designing flyers / stuff for Crickit/Silhouette.
7) Editing home videos
#5 is what's going to cost $$...