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[Best Buy] Acer Desktop $599.99

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To me this isn't a hot deal
Maybe I'm missing something but for over 500 I'd expect and i7 processor and ssd hd
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Coffeebeer wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 6:09 pm
To me this isn't a hot deal
Maybe I'm missing something but for over 500 I'd expect and i7 processor and ssd hd
It has Intel HD Graphics 630.
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Coffeebeer wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 6:09 pm
To me this isn't a hot deal
Maybe I'm missing something but for over 500 I'd expect and i7 processor and ssd hd
Put together this specs with a legal copy of windows for $600... The only issue is probably the motherboard/power supply that might be junk if you're not building it yourself.
Uh, yeah, I'd like to speak to a Mr. Tabooger, first name Ollie.
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Coffeebeer wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 6:09 pm
To me this isn't a hot deal
Maybe I'm missing something but for over 500 I'd expect and i7 processor and ssd hd
I'd like to know what kind of pricing your getting on 7th gen i7's than, because the 7th gen i7's start in the low 400's regular priced. .
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Tabooger wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 8:03 pm
Put together this specs with a legal copy of windows for $600... The only issue is probably the motherboard/power supply that might be junk if you're not building it yourself.
Let's put in Linux instead..is are obsolete so go with a pentium g4 600. .... 450 all in
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There is a good chance that the Mobo is a H110, and the RAM is clocked at 2133.

The PSU is guaranteed to be a bad one. And the case hardly have room for a big graphic card.

I can do a AMD custom build and the performance will best this machine. But if I must go with Intel, then I don't think is possible because I can't find those old and crappy parts in the consumer market.
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SartajA735 wrote:
Aug 13th, 2017 2:24 am
Let's put in Linux instead..is are obsolete so go with a pentium g4 600. .... 450 all in
The i5-7400 slaughters the G4 600 series in pretty much every bench mark imaginable , so saying (I assume) that the i5 is obsolete kind of shows that you have lack of any kind of real knowledge or what each range of their (intels) CPU lineups are meant to target (passmark for example rates the G4 600's in the 2000-2500 range, the i5-7400 in the 7400s and the i7-7500 at 10780 @ base clock)

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Aug 13th, 2017 3:01 am
There is a good chance that the Mobo is a H110, and the RAM is clocked at 2133.

The PSU is guaranteed to be a bad one. And the case hardly have room for a big graphic card.

I can do a AMD custom build and the performance will best this machine. But if I must go with Intel, then I don't think is possible because I can't find those old and crappy parts in the consumer market.
The PSU is 300w, and the case should support a GTX 1050 (not over clocked) sure you wouldn't get much wiggle room (both in the psychical and power sense) but at least the system is using lower voltage ram. And while its great some of us can put together better systems for same price point a lot of people can't or won't put in the hassle
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RobertL059 wrote:
Aug 13th, 2017 1:49 pm
The i5-7400 slaughters the G4 600 series in pretty much every bench mark imaginable , so saying (I assume) that the i5 is obsolete kind of shows that you have lack of any kind of real knowledge or what each range of their (intels) CPU lineups are meant to target (passmark for example rates the G4 600's in the 2000-2500 range, the i5-7400 in the 7400s and the i7-7500 at 10780 @ base clock)




The PSU is 300w, and the case should support a GTX 1050 (not over clocked) sure you wouldn't get much wiggle room (both in the psychical and power sense) but at least the system is using lower voltage ram. And while its great some of us can put together better systems for same price point a lot of people can't or won't put in the hassle
My apologies, auto corrected to g4 600, i meant the g4600. What is a pentium g4 600 series.
Any one with any knowledge would thing i was saying a g4600 vs a g4 600. The pentium g4600 gets a passmark score of about 5500. I was able to push out 5150 on passmark.
What is the i7 7500? you mean the i7 7700?
With the kaby lake pentiums you get 2core/4 threads that can handle 75% of gaming titles at 60fps. With the other 25% at about 45fps locked.

However, I feel the i5s are obsolute, due to the fact that they are priced similarly to a ryzen r5 1400, 1500x and potentially the 1600 (it is 30 dollars more however at 260 dollars).
The issue with ryzen is that it does not contain a igpu, however you can pickup a rx560 or gtx 1050/ti to accompany the build, though you will be paying an extra ~150 dollars on the gpu front.
The ryzen r5 1400 acheives 8500 in passmark, with the 1500x at 10500. Which matches a stock i7. I will leave the 1600 out of the comparison.

However, if the coffee lake leaks come out true, we could possibly be looking at intel re-claiming its position in the cpu market. As intel has the money to reduce prices on current i5s and i7s, while changing them sligthly and reselling them as i3s and i5s.
This is a leak, it is no reason true, but wccftech is find is somewhat accurate in their leaks, as they usually are on the right path. As it was true for Skylake, Kaby Lake-X and the Ryzen and Threadripper line up.

This is a link to the article: http://wccftech.com/intels-8th-generati ... threading/
However, note that this is no means 100% accurate is more of speculation.

Other sources such as digital foundry say that the i3 8300 will be a 4core 4 thread cpu.
the i5 line up might be 6 cores
with the i7s being 6core with hyperthreading enabled.

For that note I find that intel is at the time where there i5 lineup is obsolete due to the fact that you can acheive bettter performance in multi threading applications while matching single thread performance.
This might change in the future with the launch of the coffee lake cpus.

However, for the time being if you are in a need of a computer and you do not know or want to build a computer yourself, this is good deal. It is a good deal for i5 cpu.
But the i5 itself is overpriced.

Coffee lake might be worth the wait, but without any solid confirmation we cannot jump to any conclusions, Intel is said to launch coffe lake in a weeks time on August 21st. At that point you can give me as much hate or love you want.
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Would this Aeon 2200 Gaming Tower
Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB Graphic, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit for 899 be worth looking at to replace my acer i7-920 650ti I got from costco for about the same price 5 or 6 years ago.It's alot easier to get a new computer before the old one dies.I'm not a gamer and just want another 5yr computer.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=109650
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hopium wrote:
Aug 14th, 2017 7:06 am
Would this Aeon 2200 Gaming Tower
Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB Graphic, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit for 899 be worth looking at to replace my acer i7-920 650ti I got from costco for about the same price 5 or 6 years ago.It's alot easier to get a new computer before the old one dies.I'm not a gamer and just want another 5yr computer.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=109650
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9LRF2R

How bout building your own for the same price, but with a r5 1600 and a 256gb ssd?

You can activate windows 10 home with a windows 7 home COA, same thing with windows 10 pro (windows 7 pro COA). Saved you 100 bucks.
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poroporo1 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2017 7:14 am
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9LRF2R

How bout building your own for the same price, but with a r5 1600 and a 256gb ssd?

You can activate windows 10 home with a windows 7 home COA, same thing with windows 10 pro (windows 7 pro COA). Saved you 100 bucks.
Thx for your help but I'm not a build your own type.I would still have to buy win because I want to keep the old computer running.
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hopium wrote:
Aug 14th, 2017 7:06 am
Would this Aeon 2200 Gaming Tower
Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB Graphic, Windows 10 Home 64 Bit for 899 be worth looking at to replace my acer i7-920 650ti I got from costco for about the same price 5 or 6 years ago.It's alot easier to get a new computer before the old one dies.I'm not a gamer and just want another 5yr computer.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=109650
If you're not a gamer then why pay so much for something with a gaming gpu?
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I will say Black Friday is coming. If you are not rush to buy, just wait for the best deal.

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