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Refurbished 6 Core / 16GB Gaming Computer – $599


Mid Tower Black Gaming Case with blue LED fans.
Corsair 700 Watt Power Supply
Asus Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 6 Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Tower Cooler
16GB Apacer DDR3 Memory
EVGA GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card
120GB OCZ Solid State Drive (Operating System)
3TB Seagate Hard Drive (Data)

3 Month Warranty. 1 Available. May not be combined with any other offer.

LibreOffice – An alternative to Microsoft Office

Whether you don’t like Microsoft Office’s online integration, or just don’t have the money to purchase Microsoft Office for every computer you own, it may well be worth taking a look at LibreOffice. Providence Computers pre-installs LibreOffice on all its new and refurbished computers, and it costs nothing to have it installed on your computer while it is at our shop for repair.


LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), and Impress (presentations). *1

LibreOffice will open and save most common Microsoft Office file formats including Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), and PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx).

Your documents will look professional and clean, regardless of their purpose: a letter, a master thesis, a brochure, financial reports, marketing presentations, technical drawings and diagrams. LibreOffice makes your work look great while you focus on the content. *1

LibreOffice is Free and Open Source Software, available for everyone to use, share and modify, and produced by a worldwide community of hundreds of developers. *1

Writer *2
Calc *2
Impress *2

For more information about LibreOffice please visit

To download LibreOffice please visit

To see a feature comparison between Microsoft Office 2016 and LibreOffice please visit

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Dell XPS Core i7 Complete Gaming System

Dell Gaming System

Dell XPS Gaming System
Dell 1000 Watt PSU
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card
2X 1TB WD Black HDD in RAID 0 (2TB Storage)
Windows 10 Professional

System includes Samsung 24″ 1080P LCD Monitor, Red Dragon Gaming Mouse and Keyboard, and Logitech Speakers.


1 Available. 3 Month Warranty. No discounts or coupons on this item.

Speed up your computer by as much as 10X with an SSD upgrade at Providence Computers

If you’re looking for a performance boost in day to day operations on your computer, and improved battery life on your laptop, consider an SSD upgrade at providence computers.

See the difference it makes in this video from Asus that compares a laptop with and without an SSD

SSDs have a number of advantages. Among them are:

Speed: This is where SSDs shine. An SSD-equipped PC will boot in less than a minute, and often in just seconds. A hard drive requires time to speed up to operating specs, and will continue to be slower than an SSD during normal use. A PC or Mac with an SSD boots faster, launches and runs apps faster, and transfers files faster. Whether you’re using your computer for fun, school, or business, the extra speed may be the difference between finishing on time and failing.

No Fragmentation: Because of their rotary recording surfaces, hard drives work best with larger files that are laid down in contiguous blocks. That way, the drive head can start and end its read in one continuous motion. When hard drives start to fill up, large files can become scattered around the disk platter, causing the drive to suffer from what’s called fragmentation. While read/write algorithms have improved to the point that the effect is minimized, hard drives can still become fragmented. SSDs can’t, however, because the lack of a physical read head means data can be stored anywhere. Thus, SSDs are inherently faster.

Durability: An SSD has no moving parts, so it is more likely to keep your data safe in the event you drop your laptop bag or your system is shaken about by an earthquake while it’s operating. Most hard drives park their read/write heads when the system is off, but they are flying over the drive platter at a distance of a few nanometers when they are in operation. Besides, even parking brakes have limits. If you’re rough on your equipment, an SSD is recommended.

Battery Life: It takes much less power to send an electrical signal to a flash memory cell, than to spin a motor, thus extra battery life is an additional benefit for laptop users.

Bring in your computer today and experience the power of an SSD.

120GB SSD Upgrade $150 + tax (Includes parts and labor)
250GB SSD Upgrade $200 + tax (Includes parts and labor)
500GB SSD Upgrade $290 + tax (Includes parts and labor)
1TB SSD Upgrade $470 + tax (Includes parts and labor)

Some information from PCMAG here

Windows 10 Creators Update is here!

This week Microsoft released a new update to its popular Windows 10 Operating System called the Creators Update.

Many improvements have been added including:

3D for Everyone
Support for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Headsets
Night Light (Low light mode)
Game Mode and new Game Settings
Microsoft Edge Improvements
New Cortana Features
More Control Over Windows Updates
Changes to Privacy Settings
Lots of other Geeky Stuff (geeky stuff)

Check out Microsoft’s website Windows 10 Creators Update Features or watch the video below to find out how this update can improve your computing experience.

All-In-One Extravaganza! 4 From $150!

Dell 20″ All-In-One, Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10, Wifi


HP 20″ All-In-One, Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 10, Wifi


Dell 23″ TouchScreen All-In-One, Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 10, Wifi


Dell 23″ TouchScreen All-In-One, Dual Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 10, Wifi


Keyboard, Mouse, and 3 Month Warranty Included

Spring Specials! Refurbished Laptops under $200. Windows 10. Free Refurbished Wireless Mouse. April 1 – April 8.

NB205Toshiba NB205, Dual Core CPU, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 10


E6400Dell E6400, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Windows 10


D630Dell D630, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows 10


DV6000HP DV6000, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10


DV7HP DV7, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 10


G42HP G42, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10


A305Toshiba A305, Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10,


5742Acer 5742, Triple Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 10