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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 #2020 on: September 19, 2023, 08:46:20 PM »
After 10 years, it's time for me to replace my work desktop. So back in May, I bought a loaded Opti7010 micro. 12th gen i7, 16gb, 512SSD, etc. It kept over heating, freezing, etc. They replaced the entire thing but upgraded it to an i9 since they couldn't find an exact match replacement (the original one was from Dell's Outlet store. Have bought dozens of desktops and laptops over the years and only had issues one time before this). Similar issues. Tech came a few times, and basically replaced every single part. But still overheating and freezing/going into deep-sleep randomly/restarting. So Dell sent out another replacement 2 months ago and still having those same issues. My IT guy suspects that the small micro form factor can't handle the powerful i7/i9. He's recommending that I go for a bigger PC, at least a small form factor.
1. is what he's saying make sense?
2. If yes, I'm looking for a good deal on a i7, SFF. Personally, I always preferred a Dell Opti because of the automatic 3-year warranty but I'm open to anything.
What are the temps at?
Very hot to the touch
Small form factors can be cooled properly too..

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2021 on: September 19, 2023, 09:09:53 PM »
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2022 on: September 19, 2023, 09:12:16 PM »
What are the temps at?

Small form factors can be cooled properly too..

+1, might want to make sure itís in a well ventilated/cool place. Maybe itís being stored in a drawer or with a jacket draped over it (or some other less wild factor) thatís causing it to overhear.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2023 on: September 19, 2023, 09:33:48 PM »
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2024 on: September 19, 2023, 09:49:09 PM »
+1, might want to make sure itís in a well ventilated/cool place. Maybe itís being stored in a drawer or with a jacket draped over it (or some other less wild factor) thatís causing it to overhear.

It's mounted under my desk via a dell-certified mount. I double checked and none of the vents are blocked. Very airy down there.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2025 on: September 19, 2023, 09:52:51 PM »
he mistakenly put his answer in your quote.
Oops missed that.

Not specific enough, try using a tool to get accurate temps
Common one is https://www.hwinfo.com/
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2026 on: September 20, 2023, 05:29:46 AM »
I have less experience with desktops, but...
1. It does seem strange to blame the size of the desktop when it is being sold that way from the company.
On the other hand...
2. In the laptop world, manufacturers severely underestimated the cooling requirements for Intel 12. It was only those laptops released late in that cycle, and the ones with 13th gen processors, when the heating came (mostly) under control.
3. Internal temps may not be so bad as to be damaging the long-term prospects for the system. Are you experiencing performance throttling? As was asked above, can you post internal temps?
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2027 on: September 20, 2023, 02:13:21 PM »
Oops missed that.

Not specific enough, try using a tool to get accurate temps
Common one is https://www.hwinfo.com/
I have no clue what these numbers mean but attached are the test results

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2028 on: September 20, 2023, 08:18:41 PM »
I have no clue what these numbers mean but attached are the test results
Looking for a screenshot similar to what's here
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-check-your-cpu-temperature/

Try to get one when starting on your computer and one after an hour of use.
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