We need a new PC tower. Use it for email, web research for eBay stuff to sell, watching sports, and some very basic games like solatire and tile matching. Prefer to avoid buying unnecessary bells and whistles. NOT tech savvy. Please recommend. Thank you
Take a look at the "all-in-one" models offer by many manufacturers. It consists of a big screen, keyboard and mouse. No tower. The cpu is with the monitor. I personally would not buy the one recommended by AARP which is running with some sort of Linux operating system.
What you want to do is not very demanding on computing power. I think it should do the job. There is a 256 Gb SSD, it should boot up quick. If you need more storage in the future, you can alway add an additional hard drive. You may want to look for an i5 processor in case you need more computing power in the future.