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Whats a Desktop Deal:

There are many factors you need to take into account in order to make something a deal. Manufacturer, Product line, Specs and warranty are usually what to look at when figuring that out. You need to consider prices as well, sometimes you get a price so hot that it doesn't matter what company it is.

Generally speaking here are the guidelines for Intel processors:

i3 3rd Gen processor - Under $300 is usually a hot deal, Under $350 is decent
i5 3rd Gen Processor - Under $400 is a Usually a Hot Deal
i7 3rd Gen Processor - Under $600 is a Usually Hot Deal

to be continued....

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 02:42:32 PM »
lenovo IdeaCentre B520e (31111MU) 23" All-in-One PC
Intel Core i3 2120(3.30GHz)
4GB DDR3
500GB HDD

$500 After $100 off Coupon

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108700

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Desktop Deal 3.4 GHZ, 2TB HDD, 12GB Ram - $450
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 11:05:11 AM »
HP Pavilion Desktop Computer w/ 3.4GHz Quad-Core Trinity Processor, 2TB HDD, 12GB RAM, Card Reader & USB 3.0!

$449.99


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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 11:09:16 AM »
refurb

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 04:48:08 PM »
refurb
whats your opinion on refurbished computers?

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 04:58:10 PM »
2 Problems.
1) Refurbished Hard drive are awful!!!!
2) you know how sometimes you have a computer thats a lemon, You keep replacing parts and it still makes issues. That can be the refurb that you buy.....

I'm a tech so its hard for me to answer, I guess its a question of money at the end of the day....
I would buy scratch and dent machines faster than refurb.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 05:04:01 PM »
2 Problems.
1) Refurbished Hard drive are awful!!!!
2) you know how sometimes you have a computer thats a lemon, You keep replacing parts and it still makes issues. That can be the refurb that you buy.....

I'm a tech so its hard for me to answer, I guess its a question of money at the end of the day....
I would buy scratch and dent machines faster than refurb.
what if u have your own hard drive to stick in (sell the other on ebay or whatever) and u buy it direct from hp etc. u should be okay, no?if u keep having problems u can prob talk them into giving you a new one or something

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 05:12:58 PM »
you should be fine.

I highly doubt you will be able to get them to replace a refurb machine. They sell it cheaply for a reason.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 05:19:53 PM »
you should be fine.

I highly doubt you will be able to get them to replace a refurb machine. They sell it cheaply for a reason.
if u end up with a lemon that u need to keep sending back they wouldnt accommodate you? besides you can always HUCA

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 05:23:09 PM »
they dont give you a long warranty

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 05:25:41 PM »
Looking for a desktop mainly to be used for browsing the web and maybe to save a few files/programs but no heavy usage other than internet.
Speed is of essence.
Would appreciate any recommendations.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 05:27:16 PM »
Budget???

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 06:02:03 PM »
Budget???
Obviously I'm looking for a deal, as the title of this thread denotes ;)
Speed is a must so I guess the cheapest available for my simple needs which are the highest possible speed for internet usage (including many open tabs on various browsers).
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 06:51:15 PM »
Ok This is a really good computer for $599
i7 3rd gen
8GB Ram
1TB HD
2 Year Warranty

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11771214