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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 8th Gen processor - Under $300 is usually a hot deal, Under $350 is decent
i5 8th Gen Processor - Under $400 is a Usually a Hot Deal
i7 8th Gen Processor - Under $600 is a Usually Hot Deal

to be continued....

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1035 on: May 31, 2015, 07:10:49 PM »
thoughts?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103929&cm_sp=Homepage_HD-_-P3_83-103-929-_-05312015
Great. just get another 4GB RAM (really easy) and if you want add an SSD and you have a great machine
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1036 on: June 09, 2015, 09:02:27 AM »
This is a great desktop for $480 from dell
http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=FDCWGP101RSAFF&dgc=BA&cid=287047&lid=5494548&acd=12309211850215842

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4460 processor
8GB RAM
1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 1GB DDR3

Use coupon code 9BLMBV78G?$SS4




is this still available ? when I put in the code it doesn't deduct

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1037 on: June 09, 2015, 07:13:47 PM »
anyone know of a good deal for a desktop?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1038 on: June 09, 2015, 08:13:07 PM »
I was told that it's not worth getting a desktop less than i7 if you sit and use your computer all day and you run alot of programs if someone can confirm this ?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1039 on: June 09, 2015, 08:14:41 PM »
I was told that it's not worth getting a desktop less than i7 if you sit and use your computer all day and you run alot of programs if someone can confirm this ?
Whoever told you that doesn't know what they're talking about
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1040 on: June 09, 2015, 08:17:02 PM »
I have been using a optiplex i5 computer for 3 years amd around 6 months ago it started getting very slow so I had this guy do all sorts of cleanings but is it worth buying an i7 or i5 is more than enough

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« Reply #1041 on: June 09, 2015, 08:22:41 PM »
I have been using a optiplex i5 computer for 3 years amd around 6 months ago it started getting very slow so I had this guy do all sorts of cleanings but is it worth buying an i7 or i5 is more than enough
Is it working well now that it was cleaned?

It takes extremely heavy use to need an i7 desktop much more important is 8gb ram and an SSD also makes a big difference (I'm not referring to laptops because they have very weak processors unless you pay a lot of money for them)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1042 on: June 09, 2015, 08:26:11 PM »
It's on and off I work online all day I can't have issues once a week I need a computer that lightning fast I have 8gb but it seems he didn't fix complete

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« Reply #1043 on: June 09, 2015, 08:31:36 PM »
It's on and off I work online all day I can't have issues once a week I need a computer that lightning fast I have 8gb but it seems he didn't fix complete
run ccleaner it can make a huge difference (just uncheck all the browser boxes besides for the cache, and if you have anything you may need in the recycle bin uncheck that too otherwise use the defaults)

also run windows updates
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1044 on: June 09, 2015, 08:35:52 PM »
Ok thank you

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« Reply #1045 on: June 09, 2015, 10:46:49 PM »
run ccleaner it can make a huge difference (just uncheck all the browser boxes besides for the cache, and if you have anything you may need in the recycle bin uncheck that too otherwise use the defaults)

also run windows updates
there's a good chance that there's some malware also, I would run combofix from bleepingcomputer (speak to a techie first) and consider installing Norton, you can but it as an instant download on amazon for real cheap, and it could save you a new computer. there's no reason you should be having issues. I relied on MS Security Essentials for years, but stuff is getting through it lately.

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« Reply #1046 on: June 09, 2015, 10:49:42 PM »


there's a good chance that there's some malware also, I would run combofix from bleepingcomputer (speak to a techie first) and consider installing Norton, you can but it as an instant download on amazon for real cheap, and it could save you a new computer. there's no reason you should be having issues. I relied on MS Security Essentials for years, but stuff is getting through it lately.
for malware just use malwarebytes and Norton wouldn't be my first choice of antivirus
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« Reply #1047 on: June 10, 2015, 12:36:59 AM »
for malware just use malwarebytes and Norton wouldn't be my first choice of antivirus
he's the expert, listen to him. Just sharing personal experience and my IT guys recommendation when I had similar issues, but it's not my expertise.

Now, to get this back on topic, I need 3 good office machines, min 8 gb ram, pretty urgently. nothing fancy, just reliable and quick. I am replacing my last i5's with 4 gb ram, non expandable now, and they're not cutting it. Any leads?

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