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Dell G5 Gaming Desktop i5-10400F, 256SSD+2TB HD, 8 GB RAM, 1660 Super 6GB @ 997.49 (5% off) / 999 (50$ off)

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[Dell] Dell G5 Gaming Desktop i5-10400F, 256SSD+2TB HD, 8 GB RAM, 1660 Super 6GB @ 997.49 (5% off) / 999 (50$ off)

Dell G5 Gaming Desktop i5-10400F, 256SSD+2TB HD, 8 GB RAM, 1660 Super 6GB @ 997.49 (5% off) / 999 (50$ off)

processor: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400F processor(6-Core, 12M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz)
laptop: Windows 10 Home English
videocard: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 SUPER™ 6GB GDDR6
memory: 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
harddrive: 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD + 2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD 3.5"
fallbackcolor: 360W Chassis with Lighting

Price after 5% off - 997.49
Price after 50$ discount - 999
$50OFF$1000PC

I have not tried 10% off coupon, but if you have you can get the desktop in 944.1

I posted the same kind of deal a few days backs in Ryzen 5 3600: ebay-canada-lenovo-legion-tower-5-deskt ... 9-2465547/
The only difference is you will be getting 150W RGB air cooler and 400W EnergyStar certified PSU in Lenovo
But in Dell, you can save some more bucks with 10% off coupon code, if you have plus you will 2TB HDD instead of 1TB and 360W PSU. Chasis is that good as compare to Lenovo.

If you want 512SSD instead of 256SDD, you can check below link also , rest of the conf is same
https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/gaming- ... 00_sb_s59e


+ 3% dell rewards + 2% rakuten.ca
Last edited by Sidpop on May 21st, 2021 3:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
God bless Canada and the whole world.
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Nov 24, 2016
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I would stay away from it. Check those reviews:

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i was gonna buy a G5 without gpu off of someone, glad i didn't. you cant even use standard parts for it, Face With Tears Of Joy
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JasonCao wrote: i was gonna buy a G5 without gpu off of someone, glad i didn't. you cant even use standard parts for it, Face With Tears Of Joy
Ya, the only things you can re-use are the cpu and ram.
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May 3, 2008
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this was only worth it around $1449, when RTX 30xx cards shipped with it to get the impossible to buy GPUs... not worth it for a 6GB GTX 1660
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Sorry, I was not aware people hate Dell this much. I am basically targeting PC deals for amateur gamers.

So I found this deal that might suit some people's pockets. So you can compare all pre-builts that suits your budget and requirement.



Ciao
God bless Canada and the whole world.
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Wow, that first video! I didn't know the bloatware is that bad these days. You would think that a company would always wanna cut costs so cut all that unnecessary stuff that they have to pay people to design.
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The parts are junk and cooling is trash.
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ephemera wrote: Wow, that first video! I didn't know the bloatware is that bad these days. You would think that a company would always wanna cut costs so cut all that unnecessary stuff that they have to pay people to design.
Easily fixed with a reinstall of windows.
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Jun 18, 2013
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ephemera wrote: Wow, that first video! I didn't know the bloatware is that bad these days. You would think that a company would always wanna cut costs so cut all that unnecessary stuff that they have to pay people to design.
Exactly, unless these bloatware are bringing revenue a lot.
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Apr 5, 2011
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Jayz911 wrote: I would stay away from it. Check those reviews:

Looks like someone's going to post this video in every Dell topic now.
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GN hit piece videos aside.... this just isn't that great of a deal.......
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This PC was $100 lower earlier this morning, a couple of hours before the OP posted.

No time machine to go back to the past, but you can also wait for the future. Or just get the Lenovo from Ebay.
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Dec 27, 2018
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I own Dell G5 Desktop.
It definitely not going to win any design contest, but it is also not as bad as one who seem.
remind you that the current gen G5 is call 5000, where the older one is 5090 which is much worse.

the stock air flow is shet, but fixable by adding fans and be creative, you can even fit a 140mm and a 92mm in front which is adequate for i7 and 3060.
stock cpu cooler (non-k) is bad, but getting an aliexpress one and fit it in wasn't too hard.
The 3xxx series GPU is decent, and their thermal paste actually done right, the heatsink has 4 heat pipe, mine never exceed 75 degree even OC a bit without overvoltage, much better than the 1xxx and 2xxx series from Dell.
The PSU is much better than the 5090 older one(460W and below), 5000 come with 500W 12V plat. Its just enough for i7 with always turbo boost and 3060.
The RGB is garbage with alien commend center, few game support it and the color change effect is garbage, I usually just leave it off.
The ram is very good with 3200 mhz rating at 1.2v.
motherboard is decent, proprietary though. And if you are going to hack the turbo boost I would recommend adding a heatsink on the VRM
Mine doesn't come with any bloatware from Dell, just the usual Microsoft crap.
Other than the oem cooling performance, I actually like the size of the G5. No other prebuilt is as compact as a this.
In addition, Dell is (or was) the most affordable prebuilt, which is why it hit this forum so often.


Yes, you need to walk the extra mile, yes I wouldn't buy a prebuilt if the graphic card market isn't that crazy.
It also have proprietary components, but how often do you upgrade those kind of stuff.
It wasn't perfect but it wasn't as notorious as other people said.


EDIT:
But yes I wouldn't buy this one as the graphic card is 1xxx series which is bad. And it probably come with a 360W instead of 500W PSU which is not as good.
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JasonCao wrote: i was gonna buy a G5 without gpu off of someone, glad i didn't. you cant even use standard parts for it, Face With Tears Of Joy
i saw a few people sell it for $500-600 on facebook(without GPU)
thought about it but decided against it as well
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andyyuen wrote: i saw a few people sell it for $500-600 on facebook(without GPU)
thought about it but decided against it as well
I don't think I'd pay more than $400.
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Jun 26, 2005
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andyyuen wrote: i saw a few people sell it for $500-600 on facebook(without GPU)
thought about it but decided against it as well
I also have the G5 but with i7-10700KF and 3070 instead. The cooler was the upgraded version which I found sufficient even with mild overclocking. Agree that the RGB effect is mediocre at best, I leave them off most of the time and they are only on to impress my 2 y/o daughter when she comes into my den. With the crazy GPU shortage, I think I got a good deal (the price on Craigslist for the 3070 >= what I paid for whole desktop). I wouldn't vouch for it for full retail price if you are not getting those crazy GPUs, but getting everything else for around $500 off someone is not a bad deal for ordinary folks (small businesses, general public who are not going to buy/upgrade/replace).
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Jan 13, 2013
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iamsiege wrote: Easily fixed with a reinstall of windows.
I think this PC is geared more towards people who are looking for something they can plug and play. No savvy PC user is going to be buying a PC with almost completely proprietary parts.

The PC should be fine and isn't as bad as the GN video makes it out to be, but only if you never care about upgrading or if you're okay with looking to Dell for their proprietary parts if replacements are needed. It's kind of like a console or laptop in that regard. If you have any inkling of wanting to upgrade or OC or switch parts you need to stay away from this (that's GN's demographics so I understand why they're so negative on this PC).

But the bloatware is really bad for someone who buys this and isn't tech savvy enough to know exactly what to remove or how to remove them.
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This costs less than a PS5 from a scalper... great deal! :)

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