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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 #1815 on: July 20, 2020, 04:15:36 PM »
XPS 8930 Desktop i5-9400 16GB 1TB $587.99
9th Gen Intel Core i5 9400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1816 on: July 22, 2020, 04:39:44 PM »
XPS 8930 Desktop i5-9400 16GB 1TB $587.99
9th Gen Intel Core i5 9400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)
Windows 10 Home 64bit
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16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB
1TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA HDD
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This is a better deal then the ones I just asked about ? Which is the best of the 3 ?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1817 on: August 16, 2020, 08:37:08 PM »
Apple Mac Mini 8th Gen Intel Core i3, 8GB, 256GB $669.99 Clip $100 Off at Checkout
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1820 on: August 26, 2020, 12:21:36 PM »
Doesn't look particular special
While Acer isn't the best manufacturer, where else can you get a current-gen i5, 12 GB of RAM, a nice-sized-512 GB SSD for this price?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1821 on: August 26, 2020, 12:31:20 PM »
XPS 8930 Desktop i5-9400 16GB 1TB $587.99
9th Gen Intel Core i5 9400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)
Windows 10 Home 64bit
Intel HD Graphics
16GB DDR4 at 2666MHz; up to 64GB
1TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA HDD
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Take this deal for example, costs an extra bit but a far better deal IMHO

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1822 on: August 26, 2020, 01:06:41 PM »
Take this deal for example, costs an extra bit but a far better deal IMHO
While that deal might be good/better but 1- the difference in the processors between the generations is not a small one (IIRC the 9400 doesn't have hyper threading.) 2- The bigger SSD is a benefit 3- It's cheaper.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1823 on: August 26, 2020, 01:17:26 PM »


While that deal might be good/better but 1- the difference in the processors between the generations is not a small one (IIRC the 9400 doesn't have hyper threading.) 2- The bigger SSD is a benefit 3- It's cheaper.
Its bigger than people realize. Especially as you said the i5-9400 doesn't have hyper threading.
SSD are so easy to replace and are pretty cheap if you do it yourself that I don't care if a computer comes with a small SSD.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1824 on: August 26, 2020, 01:57:10 PM »
SSD are so easy to replace and are pretty cheap if you do it yourself that I don't care if a computer comes with a small SSD.
The "issue" is... that if you're compensated with a 1 TB HDD you think twice before going to buy one... but in fact having two main storage drives is a fragmented experience.

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« Reply #1825 on: August 26, 2020, 02:05:21 PM »
The "issue" is... that if you're compensated with a 1 TB HDD you think twice before going to buy one... but in fact having two main storage drives is a fragmented experience.
True..... That's why I don't like offering that.
Though I do have 2 HDD's in my personal computer besides the SSD

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1826 on: August 26, 2020, 02:25:11 PM »
Again I didn't say it's a bad deal, just sometimes what goes up on DDMS isn't the best option 💁‍♂️

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1828 on: September 01, 2020, 10:33:05 AM »
Now $501.11
Yes, but then you get (on the same listing) the one with the newer gen CPU for only $28 more... I believe it should be worth the upgrade:
Is this ddms real worth it?
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/acer-aspire-core-i5-desktop-512gb-ssd-12gb-ram-529-99-shipped-amazon/

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1829 on: September 01, 2020, 04:54:43 PM »