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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 #1695 on: September 04, 2019, 04:48:41 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1696 on: September 05, 2019, 01:04:45 PM »
I got this, it's an M2 SSD, I paid $60 for a 16gb ram and added it instead of the 4gb one, so now I have 24gb ram total
M2 is just the form factor of the SSD. SATA is the type of SSD. You could have a SATA SSD in an M2 form factor although it's less common. Usually M2 SSDs are NVME which are typically faster than SATA but the form factor (2.5 inch vs M2) doesn't determine the type of SSD (SATA vs NVME). Although I don't think they have NVME type SSDs in a 2.5 inch form factor

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1697 on: September 05, 2019, 04:04:57 PM »
Not a cross post (Looking for a desktop too)
I need a pretty basic computer that is fast for regular web use and Microsoft apps.
Does anyone have advice as to what i should get? Including screens, keyboards etc. Would ideally like to spend under $500

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1698 on: September 11, 2019, 10:11:15 AM »
there's an additional bay, get them to send you a 1tb drive
They didnt want to send me a hard drive but they gave me $125 gift card... Their dell 1 tb hard drives on their website go for $230, can I buy a cheaper one somewhere else? Will a different brand be compatible with this Dell computer?
Thanks in advance

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1699 on: September 23, 2019, 09:31:39 PM »
Looking for a solid desktop for online use, must be fast and able to work smoothly with many tabs running.

Any ideas in the $700 range or so?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1700 on: September 23, 2019, 10:08:05 PM »
Looking for a solid desktop for online use, must be fast and able to work smoothly with many tabs running.

Any ideas in the $700 range or so?
If you can add RAM (4 or 8 GB) yourself then something like this https://www.rakuten.com/shop/dell/product/ndgmbmcr619s/?scid=af_linkshare_241849&PublisherName=eDealinfo.com&ranMID=36342&ranEAID=CPqWkHwkNyo&ranSiteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-DEGKTCtKH1frYdDePEfpEw&siteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-DEGKTCtKH1frYdDePEfpEw should be quite an option. Even better (but more expensive) is this https://www.edealinfo.com/d/00020190904197/Dell-XPS-8930-Desktop-with-Intel-Hex-Core-i5-9400-8GB-1TB-HDD

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1701 on: September 24, 2019, 10:02:23 AM »
I think this is amazing for a pretty powerful thing:

Dell XPS 8930 Desktop (Octa i7-9700 / 16GB / 512GB SSD / 4GB Video)
$949.99 after $450.00 off via coupon "DTXPSAFF1" (and in my test it got even cheaper down to $930.99 with an instant discount in the cart)
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-desktop-computers/xps-tower/spd/xps-8930-desktop/xd8930ms04AFF?prg=1&VEN1=11410577-600263-&AID=600263&cjevent=486e8534ded011e980a603d60a240614&dgc=CJ&DGSeg=DHS&cid=198375&lid=45846&acd=12309198375458460&VEN3=810305084921073224

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1702 on: November 17, 2019, 05:27:05 PM »
My business computer, which is also sort of a server, runs W7.  It is a few years old and it makes sense to replace it.

What company lines am I to look at when sifting through sales?  I want to stay away from the consumer lines. 

Any deals to consider?  Thanks.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1703 on: November 18, 2019, 09:40:03 AM »
If you can add RAM (4 or 8 GB) yourself then something like this https://www.rakuten.com/shop/dell/product/ndgmbmcr619s/?scid=af_linkshare_241849&PublisherName=eDealinfo.com&ranMID=36342&ranEAID=CPqWkHwkNyo&ranSiteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-DEGKTCtKH1frYdDePEfpEw&siteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-DEGKTCtKH1frYdDePEfpEw should be quite an option. Even better (but more expensive) is this https://www.edealinfo.com/d/00020190904197/Dell-XPS-8930-Desktop-with-Intel-Hex-Core-i5-9400-8GB-1TB-HDD
I am also looking for one for business, main thing is many tabs open, and also enough speed that IP blocker doesnt give much lag. Am I not better off with an I7 and one of the later ones too?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1704 on: November 18, 2019, 01:51:36 PM »
Yisroel, is that edealinfo deal still on the top of your list?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1705 on: November 18, 2019, 01:53:36 PM »
Sorry--never mind.  Though that edealsinfo was the seller.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1706 on: November 20, 2019, 04:28:37 PM »
Pretty good deal. (And in a side note, it is nice to see basic budget devices are starting to get normal up-to-date specs... Although I'd love if this had a secondary HDD storage drive...)

Dell Inspiron 3671 Desktop
$549.99 (after $100 via coupon "DELL100C" for Rakuten Members - free to join - exp today)
https://www.rakuten.com/shop/dell/product/nd3671dsffs/?scid=af_linkshare_241849&PublisherName=eDealinfo.com&ranMID=36342&ranEAID=CPqWkHwkNyo&ranSiteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-6Ysfb7X6Odfcp9x9ZrlSQA&siteID=CPqWkHwkNyo-6Ysfb7X6Odfcp9x9ZrlSQA

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  • 9th Generation Intel i7-9700 8-Core
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1707 on: November 20, 2019, 08:52:42 PM »
I was just going to post this deal and ask if it was a good one! I need one for office, happy to spend more if it wouldn't be overkill. Is the above pc solid for lots of tabs, and just speedy performance? I don't need for graphics or anything crazy but do prefer latest and fastest. (I use up blocker although not sure if pc specs effect that)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1708 on: November 20, 2019, 11:03:51 PM »
I was just going to post this deal and ask if it was a good one! I need one for office, happy to spend more if it wouldn't be overkill. Is the above pc solid for lots of tabs, and just speedy performance? I don't need for graphics or anything crazy but do prefer latest and fastest. (I use up blocker although not sure if pc specs effect that)
It is very solid for normal office work.

(One thing that you can always use more is RAM... so I wouldn't tell you that 16GB would've been overkill, but 12GB is also very decent.)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1709 on: November 21, 2019, 11:03:59 AM »
Generally speaking, are the deals now just as good as Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Or does it pay to wait? Thanks