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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

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1650 on: March 04, 2019, 11:32:49 PM »
Anyone?
Im also looking for desktop deal. Need for business but all we do is basically browsing with many tabs and simple program usage. But speed is key. I5 is fine, with 16gb ram, and ssd. Any recommend deals currently running?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1651 on: March 06, 2019, 12:51:10 PM »
Looking for a desktop for work, my only requirement is that needs to be able to handle 50-100 tabs at once without lagging
What do I need to look for?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1652 on: March 10, 2019, 12:51:40 AM »
Is this a good deal? With ssd upgrade option for $30, this comes out to $729.
Anything else out there better off? https://www.techbargains.com/category/357/computers/desktops#d454633

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1653 on: April 11, 2019, 01:31:23 PM »
Looking for a desktop for work, my only requirement is that needs to be able to handle 50-100 tabs at once without lagging
What do I need to look for?

What did you get?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1654 on: April 11, 2019, 01:34:02 PM »
What did you get?
Nothing yet
Still looking for recommendations

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1655 on: April 16, 2019, 01:36:08 PM »
Any recommendations for desktop with ssd and priced under 600? I5 or better...

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1656 on: July 15, 2019, 08:23:19 PM »
Can someone help me decide between these two? (or recommend anything else)

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/6933736/HP-Pavilion-590-p0056-Desktop-PC/
HP Pavilion 590-p0056 Desktop PC, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8400 (2.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 9 MB cache, 6 cores), 8GB Memory, 1TB 7200rmp Hard Drive, Windows® 10 Home, GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
Price $500

vs

https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Desktop-Computer-690-0020/dp/B07BHXV3TJ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
HP Pavilion Gaming PC Desktop Computer, AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Quad-Core, 3.60GHz, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200rmp hard drive, Windows 10
Price $480

Need it mostly for everyday use, plus a bit of photoshop and indesign on the side.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1657 on: July 15, 2019, 09:24:33 PM »
I would go with the first one because the CPU is better. The GPU of the 2nd one might be - maybe - a bit better, but I would say the CPU is more important and that the GeForce GTX 1050 is also pretty capable.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1658 on: July 15, 2019, 09:48:02 PM »
I would go with the first one because the CPU is better. The GPU of the 2nd one might be - maybe - a bit better, but I would say the CPU is more important and that the GeForce GTX 1050 is also pretty capable.
The only thing I would add is a SSD myself.
Otherwise as you said, first is better.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1659 on: July 15, 2019, 10:04:06 PM »
The only thing I would add is a SSD myself.
Otherwise as you said, first is better.
Of course, add an SSD if capable enough (and it doesn't take that much.)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1660 on: July 15, 2019, 10:26:00 PM »
Of course, add an SSD if capable enough (and it doesn't take that much.)
Seriously doesn't take much. I once walked someone through it on the phone.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1661 on: July 16, 2019, 12:47:07 AM »
I would go with the first one because the CPU is better. The GPU of the 2nd one might be - maybe - a bit better, but I would say the CPU is more important and that the GeForce GTX 1050 is also pretty capable.
Thank you so much for clarifying.

If I would be using it mostly for graphics designing, should I consider the second one, will the first be good enough,  or should I look for better (more expensive) specs entirely?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1662 on: July 16, 2019, 05:46:45 AM »
Thank you so much for clarifying.

If I would be using it mostly for graphics designing, should I consider the second one, will the first be good enough,  or should I look for better (more expensive) specs entirely?
More expensive will, of course, be better. You would benefit from more RAM (and an SSD, but this you can add yourself.) And even a better CPU. But that's all the question about how much you're willing to spend.

At this price-point, which is more "standard" price-point (if not less), from those two I'd still go with the first.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1663 on: July 16, 2019, 09:33:19 AM »
Thanks
A 240 GB ssd and another 8 GB ram should not cost me more than $40 each, which would give this computer a boost,  correct?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1664 on: July 16, 2019, 10:18:34 AM »
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A 240 GB ssd and another 8 GB ram should not cost me more than $40 each, which would give this computer a boost,  correct?
Correct.