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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 #1665 on: July 17, 2019, 11:20:22 AM »
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

Price dropped to $450.

Maybe I should return and wait till price is $400...

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1666 on: July 17, 2019, 07:58:45 PM »
Any thoughts on this?
https://www.microcenter.com/product/607035/g157-gaming-desktop-pc#
PowerSpec G157 Gaming Desktop PC
Intel Core i5-9400F Processor 2.9GHz; NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5; 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM; 250GB SSD
$570

Anyone here has any experience with PowerSpec?

Should I take this rather than the HP above?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1667 on: July 17, 2019, 08:12:48 PM »
Any thoughts on this?
https://www.microcenter.com/product/607035/g157-gaming-desktop-pc#
PowerSpec G157 Gaming Desktop PC
Intel Core i5-9400F Processor 2.9GHz; NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5; 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM; 250GB SSD
$570

Anyone here has any experience with PowerSpec?

Should I take this rather than the HP above?

Thanks
I think it is Micro Center's own brand, so it should probably not be bad, but still not a popular known brand.

Have you considered this one? It is $629 after 10% coupon. I think it is a great thing (the only downside is that it is AMD, but a pretty good CPU) for the price!
https://express.google.com/product/Dell-Inspiron-Gaming-Desktop-AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X-16GB-Memory-AMD-Radeon-RX-580-4GB-1TB-HDD-256GB-SSD-R/14254116988025256574_16845164145761198073_46586?utm_source=affiliate_CJ&utm_medium=598022_eDealinfo+USA+Inc._600263&utm_campaign=Deep+Link&utm_content=13713149

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1668 on: July 17, 2019, 08:19:08 PM »
I think it is Micro Center's own brand, so it should probably not be bad, but still not a popular known brand.

Have you considered this one? It is $629 after 10% coupon. I think it is a great thing (the only downside is that it is AMD, but a pretty good CPU) for the price!
https://express.google.com/product/Dell-Inspiron-Gaming-Desktop-AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X-16GB-Memory-AMD-Radeon-RX-580-4GB-1TB-HDD-256GB-SSD-R/14254116988025256574_16845164145761198073_46586?utm_source=affiliate_CJ&utm_medium=598022_eDealinfo+USA+Inc._600263&utm_campaign=Deep+Link&utm_content=13713149
Haven't seen this, great price!!
it should get me through in design an Photoshop easily?

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« Reply #1669 on: July 17, 2019, 08:25:59 PM »
Haven't seen this, great price!!
it should get me through in design an Photoshop easily?
Yes. Better than any of those previous ones.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1670 on: July 23, 2019, 10:59:29 PM »
I think it is Micro Center's own brand, so it should probably not be bad, but still not a popular known brand.

Have you considered this one? It is $629 after 10% coupon. I think it is a great thing (the only downside is that it is AMD, but a pretty good CPU) for the price!
https://express.google.com/product/Dell-Inspiron-Gaming-Desktop-AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X-16GB-Memory-AMD-Radeon-RX-580-4GB-1TB-HDD-256GB-SSD-R/14254116988025256574_16845164145761198073_46586?utm_source=affiliate_CJ&utm_medium=598022_eDealinfo+USA+Inc._600263&utm_campaign=Deep+Link&utm_content=13713149
]I'm looking for a computer that could handle lot's of tabs without lagging(50-100)
Was thinking about the HP below, or the Dell quoted above
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-pavilion-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-solid-state-drive-natural-silver-brushed-hairline-pattern/6221038.p?skuId=6221038
Which one is better any other ideas?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1671 on: July 24, 2019, 06:05:34 AM »
]I'm looking for a computer that could handle lot's of tabs without lagging(50-100)
Was thinking about the HP below, or the Dell quoted above
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-pavilion-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-solid-state-drive-natural-silver-brushed-hairline-pattern/6221038.p?skuId=6221038
Which one is better any other ideas?
Hard to say.

The HP is better in the sense that it has an Intel processor (although about the same powerful) and that the look is more business'ish, but the Dell is way cheaper and also has a better Graphics card.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1672 on: July 25, 2019, 11:57:54 AM »
How would these compare?

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/6933736/HP-Pavilion-590-p0056-Desktop-PC/
HP Pavilion, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 8400, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows® 10 Home, GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
Price $450 (mentioned above)

vs

https://www.costco.com/HP-Pavilion-Power-Desktop---AMD-Ryzen-7---Radeon-RX-550.product.100416234.html
HP Pavilion Power Desktop - AMD Ryzen 7 1700 - Radeon RX 550 4GB - 16GB RAM - 2 year costco warrenty
Price $550

[not looking to top 500 - 600 price range]

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1673 on: July 25, 2019, 03:00:09 PM »
How would these compare?

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/6933736/HP-Pavilion-590-p0056-Desktop-PC/
HP Pavilion, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 8400, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows® 10 Home, GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
Price $450 (mentioned above)

vs

https://www.costco.com/HP-Pavilion-Power-Desktop---AMD-Ryzen-7---Radeon-RX-550.product.100416234.html
HP Pavilion Power Desktop - AMD Ryzen 7 1700 - Radeon RX 550 4GB - 16GB RAM - 2 year costco warrenty
Price $550

[not looking to top 500 - 600 price range]

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What's the question?.... Of course the Costco one is better.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1674 on: July 25, 2019, 10:50:12 PM »
What's the question?.... Of course the Costco one is better.
Question?
Intel vs AMD!

For some reason I tend to believe that Intel is stronger and will last longer. Regardless of the specs on paper.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

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« Reply #1675 on: July 25, 2019, 11:16:03 PM »
Question?
Intel vs AMD!

For some reason I tend to believe that Intel is stronger and will last longer. Regardless of the specs on paper.  Correct me if I'm wrong.
Stronger and last longer? I would not just make up statistical things out of fealing... AMD is a great company as well and they are only getting better.

Yeah, I know that Intel is the leader and if it would be the same league specs I'd choose the Intel. But with a - on paper and in benchmarks - better processor, double RAM, and a better GPU I cannot see a reason to buy the Intel. And that is even before the great Costco and Costco Warranty factor.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1676 on: July 25, 2019, 11:20:10 PM »
Stronger and last longer? I would not just make up statistical things out of fealing... AMD is a great company as well and they are only getting better.

Yeah, I know that Intel is the leader and if it would be the same league specs I'd choose the Intel. But with a - on paper and in benchmarks - better processor, double RAM, and a better GPU I cannot see a reason to buy the Intel. And that is even before the great Costco and Costco Warranty factor.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1677 on: July 29, 2019, 09:22:59 PM »
I am looking for a desktop with at least 16GB ram, 200GB SSD and a recent model intel core i5 or higher for sub $500. (prefered with 2 HDMI ports and WiFi)

Any ideas?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1678 on: July 29, 2019, 09:26:36 PM »
I am looking for a desktop with at least 16GB ram, 200GB SSD and a recent model intel core i5 or higher for sub $500. (prefered with 2 HDMI ports and WiFi)

Any ideas?
For these specs and sub $500 you will have to wait for a great deal. Unless you are willing to go refurbished.

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« Reply #1679 on: July 29, 2019, 11:00:47 PM »
For these specs and sub $500 you will have to wait for a great deal. Unless you are willing to go refurbished.
A very great deal or rather a no-deal... Almost never such deals (don't forget that an i5 with 16 GB RAM is not the typical combination, and an i7 with 16 GB RAM for sub $500 is sweet dreams...)