[Dell] $1535 XPS desktop 3060Ti, i7, 16GB RAM
- Deal Link:
+ $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