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[Dell] Dell Alienware Aurora R11 Gaming Desktop RTX3080 i7-10700 $2300 plus 2% rakuten

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[Dell] Dell Alienware Aurora R11 Gaming Desktop RTX3080 i7-10700 $2300 plus 2% rakuten

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Pretty decent deal on the alienware

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Windows 10 Home
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080
256GB Solid State Drive + 2TB Hard Drive
16GB HyperX™ FURY DDR4

About the same as last week with Rakuten
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Was stackable with 10% new account and 8% rakuten last friday.
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therollin wrote: Was stackable with 10% new account and 8% rakuten last friday.
Do you think we will see another Rakuten discount soon?
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shylok wrote: Do you think we will see another Rakuten discount soon?
Yes, almost certainly for Black Friday.
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electric0ant wrote: 3700x > 10700
yeah and also for those that are considering.. please pay attention to the storage, ram as well.. no matter how you price it, the intel units are more expensive than the Ryzen 3700X. But in my opinion, Ryzen 3700X is way better cpu for performance/value.

You can always order first, think about it for few hours, and then contact Dell to cancel :)
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shylok wrote: Do you think we will see another Rakuten discount soon?
The weird thing with these "doorbusters", is that I feel Dell keeps playing around with the configuration..

the cheapest unit to buy is the ones that are preconfigured like they appear. Once you start customizing, the cost goes up exponentially and sometimes end up not being a good deal anymore. It was maybe a good deal for customization when they still had 25% off storage/ram/videocard upgrades.

Roughly I think it is a 100-200 dollar savings, doorbuster deal, vs non-door buster deal.

Rakuten should hit 8-10% cash back on black friday, but doorbuster deal may change. They are supposed to change every 'weekday' of the week.
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electric0ant wrote: 3700x > 10700
I thought as such but for some reason people in the other thread bought the r11 (intel) as opposed to the r10 (amd)
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electric0ant wrote: 3700x > 10700
renegadeavenger wrote: yeah and also for those that are considering.. please pay attention to the storage, ram as well.. no matter how you price it, the intel units are more expensive than the Ryzen 3700X. But in my opinion, Ryzen 3700X is way better cpu for performance/value.

You can always order first, think about it for few hours, and then contact Dell to cancel :)


not true. its literally slower at all resolution and games.

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd- ... 0x/17.html

do beware alienware rtx 30xx cards have worse performance than most rtx 30xx. for example alienware rtx 3090 which they themselves benchmarked ended up with lower fps than rtx 3080 founders edition from other review sites.
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Can you change the casing to black? The white case is pretty ugly.
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ranawayz wrote: not true. its literally slower at all resolution and games.

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd- ... 0x/17.html

do beware alienware rtx 30xx cards have worse performance than most rtx 30xx. for example alienware rtx 3090 which they themselves benchmarked ended up with lower fps than rtx 3080 founders edition from other review sites.
Like I mentioned, pay attention to the ram/storage of the configurations. They are different. The intel ones base configuration comes with lower ram speeds, non-dual channel, and lower storage. The AMD ones typically come with dual channel faster ram speeds, and more storage space.

If you price the ram/storage to be identical between the R10/R11, the intel units are still more expensive.

Ultimately depends on what the buyer is looking for, or how much they are willing to spend.

Roughly the difference between R10 and R11 units is $150. Which roughly is the price difference between the cpu of the intel and ryzen. So I guess both units are priced around the same.
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Importz wrote: Can you change the casing to black? The white case is pretty ugly.
if you go through the build your alienware configuration page, you can choose. Default is actually black ( dark side of moon )...
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renegadeavenger wrote: if you go through the build your alienware configuration page, you can choose. Default is actually black ( dark side of moon )...
Ohh!! I see thank you
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shylok wrote: Do you think we will see another Rakuten discount soon?
Very Likely.

the highest this year was 14%.
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therollin wrote: Very Likely.

the highest this year was 14%.
Can you stack the newsletter discount and the 10%OFFMONITOR, as well? Because that plus ebates+amex starts looking crazy.
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shylok wrote: Can you stack the newsletter discount and the 10%OFFMONITOR, as well? Because that plus ebates+amex starts looking crazy.
When i ordered i could only use 1 coupon. so i took the 10% off. I dont think they really allow coupon stacking now.

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