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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 #1140 on: November 02, 2015, 11:49:08 PM »
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I'd say wait until bf/cm where you should be able to land something.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1141 on: November 19, 2015, 10:50:01 AM »
I bought this computer for $430 after taxes, it's an i5 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014QVM2KO/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=tbpre-20
Is it worth it returning it and getting the one on ddms i7 for $520 after taxes?

ETA: Bear in mind that my i5 is i5-6400 and the one on ddms is i7-4790..
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1142 on: November 19, 2015, 11:01:47 AM »
I bought this computer for $430 after taxes, it's an i5 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014QVM2KO/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=tbpre-20
Is it worth it returning it and getting the one on ddms i7 for $520 after taxes?

ETA: Bear in mind that my i5 is i5-6400 and the one on ddms is i7-4790..
Imo unless you are doing heavy graphics or gaming it's complete overkill
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1143 on: November 19, 2015, 11:06:57 AM »
Imo unless you are doing heavy graphics or gaming it's complete overkill
Just to understand, the general concept:
Could a later generation i5 be faster than a previous generation i7?
Such as this case the i7 is 4th gen and the i5 is 6th.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1144 on: November 19, 2015, 07:49:22 PM »
Just to understand, the general concept:
Could a later generation i5 be faster than a previous generation i7?
Such as this case the i7 is 4th gen and the i5 is 6th.
There are so many variables when it comes to CPU performance, those are just 2 of many variables affecting performance.  Just to explain my point I compared 3 processor benchmarks, an i7, a celeron, and a pentium, and they all have practically the same performance http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2221&cmp[]=860&cmp[]=672 (you need to c/p the entire url)
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1145 on: November 19, 2015, 09:02:30 PM »
I hear you. I guess I should always run it by that website for best results.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1146 on: November 19, 2015, 09:03:22 PM »
I hear you. I guess I should always run it by that website for best results.
That's what I do
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1147 on: November 24, 2015, 07:49:39 PM »
I need to purchase 2 desktops 1 basic and  1 high end for computer drafting any amazing deals other than edealinfo? 


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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1148 on: November 25, 2015, 02:07:07 PM »
I'm looking for a solid reliable basic desktop - specifically from Best Buy.
Windows 10, with dvd drive. Wifi not necessary, no peripherals necessary. What do you think about this one?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-slimline-desktop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-black-diamond-gray/4362000.p?id=1219736627798&skuId=4362000&productCategoryId=pcmcat143400050013
Is there another one that's better for me?
Should I wait for Friday?
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1149 on: November 25, 2015, 02:09:57 PM »
I'm looking for a solid reliable basic desktop - specifically from Best Buy.
Windows 10, with dvd drive. Wifi not necessary, no peripherals necessary. What do you think about this one?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-slimline-desktop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-black-diamond-gray/4362000.p?id=1219736627798&skuId=4362000&productCategoryId=pcmcat143400050013
Is there another one that's better for me?
Should I wait for Friday?
Thanks!
Get an i3
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1150 on: November 25, 2015, 02:21:37 PM »
Get an i3
The cheapest Win 10 i3 is $400. That's $150 more than the other one. Is it worth so much if I'm looking for a basic computer? It's for the family - no internet.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1151 on: November 25, 2015, 02:22:43 PM »
The cheapest Win 10 i3 is $400. That's $150 more than the other one. Is it worth so much if I'm looking for a basic computer? It's for the family - no internet.
That computer is junk, don't even think of getting it
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1152 on: November 25, 2015, 02:54:15 PM »
what are the pros and cons of a desktop all in one?

and what is intel pentium?
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1153 on: November 25, 2015, 08:04:51 PM »

and what is intel pentium?
Intel Pentium is currently* Intel's low end budget processors.

*Back in the day it was there leading Small Bussiness/Home brand.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1154 on: November 25, 2015, 08:13:27 PM »
what are the pros and cons of a desktop all in one?

and what is intel pentium?
Aka crap
Intel Pentium is currently* Intel's low end budget processors.

*Back in the day it was there leading Small Bussiness/Home brand.
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