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[Dell] $1535 XPS desktop 3060Ti, i7, 16GB RAM

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[Dell] $1535 XPS desktop 3060Ti, i7, 16GB RAM

Compare this to the G5 system with same specs:
+ $50 more expensive
+ processor non-F variant with built in graphics
+ you get a museum qualified DVD drive
+ in home service instead of mail in
+ no front panel LED
+ currently, the expected delivery date for XPS is 15 days sooner

Total cost with 10% coupon and 2.5% GCR cashback: $1650*0.9*0.975 = aprox $1448 before tax
Edit: Dell has raised price by $100 so the new price is $1535 before tax

Coupon link: https://www.dell.ca/preferences/signup/ ... 9547-rfdcb

So I think this is ideal for someone who wants to just buy it for the 3060 Ti, and sell or give/gift away the system which has integrated graphics and is functional on its own.

Video review, skip to 7:30 if you just care about the graphics card:


For those who want to keep the system and upgrade from the stock cooler to a tower one without having to jump to K variant, some on the Dell forums had success with this:

https://www.amazon.ca/Cooler-Master-RR- ... B00K7809O2

https://www.amazon.ca/Uxcell-a15070200u ... scr&sr=8-6

https://www.amazon.ca/100Pcs-0-5mm-Stai ... B015LLGG5K

I saw this cooler sells for $20-25 recently.

For the washers and screws if you can find them from local hardware stores you might not have to buy them in bulk compared to buying from Amazon.

It was reported that the max temperature on an i7 dropped down by 20-25 Celsius.

Credits go to the poster in here, it's the G5 but the XPS has almost same internal layout: https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron ... 750/page/4
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what is GCR cashback?
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DealScavenger wrote: a cashback company similar to rakuten/ebates
how do I find it whats it called sorrry and thank you
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Does anyone have a code I can use for 10% right away?
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Scottie wrote: Does anyone have a code I can use for 10% right away?
Im guessing your referring to Unidays code, Can't ask for codes, the thread will be locked
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does a 3060 Ti make more then a 3070?
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Buy now before Nvidia starts to throttle the cryptomining capability.
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I think my buy was a bit better IMO . I guess it’s a matter of prebuilt taste lol... but it seems much more upgradable

5800x & 3060ti 1 Tb ssd 16gb (8gbx2) 800w ps
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They already said they aren't going to throttle already released GPUs, which include the 3060ti...
FunnyGamer wrote: Buy now before Nvidia starts to throttle the cryptomining capability.
My Rogers Plan: 250 DT, Unlim. inc., Unlim. E/W @ 8pm, 100 CDN LD, 100 txt sent/unlim. rec., CID/VM/Call forward & transfer = $15.90/month after all tax and fees.
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PEACEISGOOD wrote: I think my buy was a bit better IMO . I guess it’s a matter of prebuilt taste lol... but it seems much more upgradable

5800x & 3060ti 1 Tb ssd 16gb (8gbx2) 800w ps
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Definitely better specs, earlier availability, and standard components like case, psu, mainboard.

I guess the difference is $500 before tax. So both have pros and cons.

My deal is good for those who just want to get the 3060 Ti and don't care about the rest of the system. For those who want to keep the system and upgrade it over time, yours is definitely better :)
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PEACEISGOOD wrote: I also saw this one via visions price match if anyone’s interested in similar price probably better build.

https://www.visions.ca/product-detail/62202/viewProduct

They were honouring a price beat to $1672 , they seem quite good with doing that.
If you're comparing spec to spec -- UserBenchmark shows that i7 10700 is 9% faster than the R7-3700x. With the majority of the benches coming from XPS 8940 i7's -- assuming most people didn't the cooler stock.

Sure -- yours might be more upgradable... but the price simply doesn't add up -- let alone that the Dell comes with a 80 Plus Platinum PSU.
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I know, just a comparable for anyone who may not trust a dell build. Also parts are probably better then dell unknown parts.
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PEACEISGOOD wrote: I know, just a comparable for anyone who may not trust a dell build. Also parts are probably better then dell unknown parts.
Dell's part's actually come from the very same manufacturers... They mostly source their mobo's from MSI + Asus.
The GTX 1080 cards they sold with the old batch of XPS's are also a de-badged MSI GTX 1080. The RTX 3060 Ti/RTX 3070 is most definitely a reference card design that is manufactured by MSI again if you look at the metal I/O bracket -- they are identical to the ones they sell.
The PSU is manufactured by Delta who are responsible for making PSU's in the commercial server market.

Only concern we see from Dell's components are the VRM cooling + CPU cooler... that's about it.
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