I went with the $289.99 Optiplex 7010 with an i7-3770, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. I also bought a Gigabyte GTX 1650 (low profile) for $159.99, and I have to say it's a pretty good little card. It plays Smite great lol, currently installing more games now that I have access to my Steam library again. It gets a little loud when gaming, but I haven't removed the drive cage yet which apparently frees up a lot of airflow. The low profile card fits like a glove, with pretty close clearance to the PSU and the 24-pin power cable.
Overall great buy, the PC is super fast with the Kingston SSD it came with and the 1650 is adequate for the games I play. The 3770 is starting to show it's age just a little bit but it's plenty fast still. I was thrown off by the size a little bit, I remembered them being larger back in high school but it's pretty small.