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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 #1840 on: November 19, 2020, 09:04:32 PM »
Nice deal:

HP Slim Desktop - S01-pF1048xt
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • 10th Generation Intel  i5-10400 processor
  • 16 GB memory
  • 256 GB SSD storage; 1 TB HDD storage
$499
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-slim-desktop-s01-pf1048xt?source=aw&subacctid=221667&subacctname=Ziff+Davis%2C+Inc.&adcampaigngroup=91539&awc=7168_1598991526_e56f2a92b0f9b7409893af54a683de94&jumpid=af_gen_nc_ns&utm_medium=af&utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=Ziff+Davis%2C+Inc.
This is now $549 Still worth it?
Or you can recommended something cheaper

Edit $522 with code OCTB5GOO  :)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2020, 09:16:25 PM by Joel »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1841 on: November 19, 2020, 09:15:07 PM »
This is now $549 Still worth it?
Or you can recommend something cheaper
Certainly still worth it, just less massive of a deal.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1842 on: November 19, 2020, 09:16:46 PM »
Certainly still worth it, just less massive of a deal.
OCTB5GOO Gets me down to $522

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1843 on: November 20, 2020, 01:31:23 AM »
anyone able to update the wiki, seems a bit outdated...

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1844 on: November 20, 2020, 12:44:32 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/633e

@Yisroel Tech this one looks like a great price also @549
Which one should I choose this one or the HP above

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1845 on: November 20, 2020, 12:55:04 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/633e

@Yisroel Tech this one looks like a great price also @549
Which one should I choose this one or the HP above
I'm no Yisroel Tech, but the dell only has 12GB.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1846 on: November 20, 2020, 12:57:57 PM »
I'm no Yisroel Tech, but the dell only has 12GB.
I see that its only 12gb and not 16
what about the other hidden details
My head is spinning :-\

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1847 on: November 20, 2020, 01:02:38 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/633e

@Yisroel Tech this one looks like a great price also @549
Which one should I choose this one or the HP above
Difficult to say, but unless size is a consideration (that you'd appreciate smaller footprint) I'd go with the Dell due to its full size (which results in better/more port options and probably also heat management/airflow.)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1848 on: November 20, 2020, 01:04:42 PM »
Difficult to say, but unless size is a consideration (that you'd appreciate smaller footprint) I'd go with the Dell due to its full size (which results in better/more port options and probably also heat management/airflow.)
12gB vs 16B is a difficult decision?
Does the slim factor make such A huge difference?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1849 on: November 20, 2020, 01:17:49 PM »
12gB vs 16B is a difficult decision?
Does the slim factor make such A huge difference?
I think it's a substantial différance, and while 16GB is obviously better 12GB is also nice. Therefore it's difficult (for me)...

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1850 on: November 20, 2020, 01:19:13 PM »
Difficult to say, but unless size is a consideration (that you'd appreciate smaller footprint) I'd go with the Dell due to its full size (which results in better/more port options and probably also heat management/airflow.)
Thnx!
What would I do without DDF!

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1851 on: November 20, 2020, 01:20:29 PM »
Thnx!
What would I do without DDF!
You'd call B&H, and then go ahead and buy from dell :P

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1852 on: November 20, 2020, 01:25:05 PM »
I think it's a substantial différance, and while 16GB is obviously better 12GB is also nice. Therefore it's difficult (for me)...
Besides more ports (which makes 0 difference for my needs)
Why is a full size pc that much better?
You mentioned heat management, can you elaborate more on this? (Like will the pc break faster? will the lack of airflow, compared to full size, slow it down?)
Anything else Full size does better?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1853 on: November 20, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »
Ended up getting the HP Slim after the promo it came out to $522 +tax

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1854 on: November 21, 2020, 06:23:56 PM »
Besides more ports (which makes 0 difference for my needs)
Why is a full size pc that much better?
You mentioned heat management, can you elaborate more on this? (Like will the pc break faster? will the lack of airflow, compared to full size, slow it down?)
Anything else Full size does better?
I don't have any fancy french words for you, but I can say that while the bigger chassis allows for more airflow which should translate to lasting longer, the modern (slim) computers are way better then they used to be. I can't vouch for any of these models here but build quality would make more of a difference to me. (Obviously considering you don't need the upgradability)
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1855 on: November 24, 2020, 11:15:45 AM »
Dell XPS Desktop i5-10400 8GB 256GB SSD+1TB RX 5300 $599.99 With Code: DBBFDTAFF2
10th Gen Intel Core i5-10400 processor (6-Core, 12M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz)
Windows 10 Home
AMD Radeon RX 5300 3GB GDDR6
8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200 rpm 3.5" SATA Hard Drive

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1857 on: November 27, 2020, 04:02:16 AM »
Now $503.49 With code OCTB5GOO
Is this deal good enough for this time of the year, or should I wait for something better ?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1858 on: November 27, 2020, 11:28:15 AM »
What is the best deal today on an i5 desktop

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1859 on: November 27, 2020, 01:30:37 PM »
What is the best deal today on an i5 desktop
Also would like to know this. Is the $699 dell on ddms a better deal then the the the above $500 desktop ?