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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 #1785 on: June 11, 2020, 12:05:11 PM »
Oh, but $566 it's a great price for it.

@Yisroel Tech (sorry for tagging you 2x) check this out: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=117334.0
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1786 on: June 11, 2020, 12:20:39 PM »
@Yisroel Tech (sorry for tagging you 2x) check this out: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=117334.0
Thanks... checked out and subscribed to the thread.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1787 on: June 12, 2020, 03:13:02 PM »
Who knows high end desktops here?

I'd love to try out a PC with 128GB ram.

But I don't need more than a 256GB SSD. And don't care much about graphics card, just has to be able to handle 4 32" screens without slowing the PC down.

Most of the high end builds up sell you on the other components I don't think I need.

And I am wary to buy some somewhere like this https://www.pugetsystems.com/nav/spirit/customize.php as opposed to Dell where I get 10% and $400 off.

I've had poor experience with HP before, but are they better now?

Any tips is much appreciated.

These seem to be Dell's 4 top of the line:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-aurora-r11-desktop/wdaurr11mxs

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/g-series-5090-desktop/nd5090g5mxs

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/xps-8930-desktop/xdvsetcr008s

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-aurora-r11-desktop/wdaurr1150s
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1788 on: June 12, 2020, 03:29:44 PM »
Who knows high end desktops here?

I'd love to try out a PC with 128GB ram.

But I don't need more than a 256GB SSD. And don't care much about graphics card, just has to be able to handle 4 32" screens without slowing the PC down.

Most of the high end builds up sell you on the other components I don't think I need.

And I am wary to buy some somewhere like this https://www.pugetsystems.com/nav/spirit/customize.php as opposed to Dell where I get 10% and $400 off.

I've had poor experience with HP before, but are they better now?

Any tips is much appreciated.

These seem to be Dell's 4 top of the line:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-aurora-r11-desktop/wdaurr11mxs

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/g-series-5090-desktop/nd5090g5mxs

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/xps-8930-desktop/xdvsetcr008s

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-aurora-r11-desktop/wdaurr1150s
Check out dell precision towers, have someone with that and 128gb, very happy.

However have another with HP z8 G4, and can't stop raving about them.

Just saying both can be very expensive and have a million options. Not to mention you can go to 2tb ram with windows 10 pro.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1789 on: June 12, 2020, 05:33:00 PM »
Who knows high end desktops here?

I'd love to try out a PC with 128GB ram.

But I don't need more than a 256GB SSD. And don't care much about graphics card, just has to be able to handle 4 32" screens without slowing the PC down.


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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1790 on: June 12, 2020, 06:43:08 PM »
Check out dell precision towers, have someone with that and 128gb, very happy.

However have another with HP z8 G4, and can't stop raving about them.

Just saying both can be very expensive and have a million options. Not to mention you can go to 2tb ram with windows 10 pro.

So would you recommend the HP over a Dell tower?

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/desktops-all-in-one-pcs/optiplex-7071-tower/spd/optiplex-7071-desktop/cto03o7071tus

vs

https://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&catEntryId=3074457345618619819&urlLangId=&quantity=1

Both around $4k with 512GB SSD and 128GB RAM, Dell is i9-9900 HP is Xeon Silver 4108 Processor.

Although Dell comes down to like $2,600 after amex discounts.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1791 on: June 12, 2020, 06:55:06 PM »


So would you recommend the HP over a Dell tower?

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/desktops-all-in-one-pcs/optiplex-7071-tower/spd/optiplex-7071-desktop/cto03o7071tus

vs

https://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&catEntryId=3074457345618619819&urlLangId=&quantity=1

Both around $4k with 512GB SSD and 128GB RAM, Dell is i9-9900 HP is Xeon Silver 4108 Processor.

Although Dell comes down to like $2,600 after amex discounts.

My experience is Dell then HP. Though hp z series is better than the Dell optiplex line on average.
Both processors should be enough for you, though they are very different.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1792 on: June 29, 2020, 10:18:58 AM »

My experience is Dell then HP. Though hp z series is better than the Dell optiplex line on average.
Both processors should be enough for you, though they are very different.
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And it's exactly what I was looking for, it's amazing!

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« Reply #1793 on: June 29, 2020, 10:50:29 AM »
@sysg1 THANKS SO MUCH!

Got this:



From Dell.com

And it's exactly what I was looking for, it's amazing!

(Plus I got 50% off, at $2k, seemed like a no brainer for a machine with these specs)
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« Reply #1794 on: June 29, 2020, 12:30:18 PM »
@sysg1 THANKS SO MUCH!

Got this:



From Dell.com

And it's exactly what I was looking for, it's amazing!

(Plus I got 50% off, at $2k, seemed like a no brainer for a machine with these specs)
That's so ridiculously overspecced, I hope you get many years of good use out of it
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« Reply #1795 on: June 29, 2020, 01:25:04 PM »
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(Plus I got 50% off, at $2k, seemed like a no brainer for a machine with these specs)
Is there a code for 50% off?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1796 on: June 29, 2020, 06:31:32 PM »
That's so ridiculously overspecced, I hope you get many years of good use out of it
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1797 on: June 30, 2020, 06:50:44 PM »
Nice machine! Which monitors did you get?
Same as before, a few 27" and a couple 32"

That's so ridiculously overspecced, I hope you get many years of good use out of it
If you say so, I've seen a big improvement in speed of loading in my day to day usage.

Hopefully lasts for 5 years, we shall see though.

Is there a code for 50% off?
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« Reply #1798 on: June 30, 2020, 06:54:49 PM »
Same as before, a few 27" and a couple 32"
If you say so, I've seen a big improvement in speed of loading in my day to day usage.

Hopefully lasts for 5 years, we shall see though.
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So how did you get the 50% off?

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« Reply #1799 on: June 30, 2020, 07:07:43 PM »
So how did you get the 50% off?
You could get that amount or close to it by speaking to a rep.
A workmate got 46% off for a $2500 computer.