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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 #855 on: September 20, 2014, 09:00:24 PM »
That happens when you wait a few weeks..

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #856 on: September 28, 2014, 12:52:27 PM »
Pc I bought in December 2007 is having issues, getting BSOD, restarting etc. I reinstalled windows a couple weeks ago but it didnt really help, but Currently have:
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q6600 (2.4GHz) 6 gb of ddr2 ram. Had 8 but one dim went bad. It came with 2gb and I upgraded it. Got it in 11 of 2007 with Vista and someone at work have me windows 7 pro 64bit.
User mostly for movies and TV and some word processing or spreadsheets over citrix.
What specs would i be looking for and any good deals out now? Perhaps wait till balck friday? Costco?
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #857 on: September 28, 2014, 06:52:18 PM »
Try replacing the hard drive with a ssd. For your requirements you may still be OK with this system once you get it up and running.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #858 on: September 28, 2014, 06:54:51 PM »
What's the best way to clone a drive on to a SSD?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #859 on: September 28, 2014, 07:00:02 PM »
Many ssd include some type of closing software. Norton ghost, acronis and some others are pretty easy to use.

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« Reply #860 on: September 29, 2014, 09:09:33 AM »
Try replacing the hard drive with a ssd. For your requirements you may still be OK with this system once you get it up and running.
You think it mount just be a bad hdd? I also find that sometimes when I wake up pc from sleep or when the screen times outthe monitor won't turn on. I have to turn it on and off multiple times before it turns on. I have a gateway fhd2400
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #861 on: September 29, 2014, 10:15:50 AM »
It benchmarks like a 3rd gen i3 processor basically so if you aren't ready to pay for a new system just yet, a ssd may save you for a little longer.

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« Reply #862 on: September 29, 2014, 12:13:47 PM »
It benchmarks like a 3rd gen i3 processor basically so if you aren't ready to pay for a new system just yet, a ssd may save you for a little longer.
What kind of interface would I need, given the age of my computer? SATA III?  The installed drive is SATA 3gb/s so that should work right?  Does the SSD use the same power and data cables as the sata II hDD?
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« Reply #863 on: September 29, 2014, 12:30:53 PM »
is this good http://www.costco.com/Samsung-EVO-250GB-SSD-Drive-with-Desktop-Bundle.product.100102757.html
I figure Costco is safe since i can always return it the easiest if i still have desktop issues.
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« Reply #864 on: September 30, 2014, 12:24:14 AM »
Looking for a quality system mostly for citrix and occasional movies with two big screens (23 inch or maybe more), with room to put in an extra blueray drive. Any good deals around $600 or less? got a core duo quad in 2011 that has pretty much run its course (has a bunch of issues i dont wanna bother with), would like at least a quad core with 6mb cache.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #865 on: September 30, 2014, 02:18:08 PM »
Got some good options in stock, PM me

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« Reply #866 on: October 01, 2014, 12:17:07 PM »
It benchmarks like a 3rd gen i3 processor basically so if you aren't ready to pay for a new system just yet, a ssd may save you for a little longer.
Any recommendations for a system if the SSD doesnt work?
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« Reply #867 on: October 01, 2014, 03:43:44 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #868 on: October 01, 2014, 04:03:40 PM »
The Acer i7 for $613 is a good price

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #869 on: October 01, 2014, 04:09:16 PM »
The Acer i7 for $613 is a good price
what do u think re Acer reliability against say an HP Pavilion? feel like Acer's cut more corners and have more bloatware.