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[Dell] Dell Precision Workstation 3440, i3-10100, 8GB - [253$ with taxes]

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[Dell] Dell Precision Workstation 3440, i3-10100, 8GB - [253$ with taxes]

The deal is dead. Congrats to those who got it. For others who want it - keep an eye out in the thread. There will be people who ordered one or multiple that will sell for cost.


Well folks, it's happening again for those who missed the Precision price error earlier this Fall. This will surely be fixed within 24 hours like last time. They have a "floor price" but once in a while a computer will slip through when downgrading components.

Go to this link: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/de ... op3440usca

Downgrade to i3.
Remove windows, remove the SSD and put the cheapest hard drive in.
Remove everything else - keyboard, mouse..

GPU - If you plan to put in a low profile GPU, upgrade the PSU for 10$

Goodluck!

*Use the coupon : SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q4
Taxes in Ontario.
296 - 50$ coupon = 246
+ tax (13%) = 277.98
- 10% Rakuten = 253

Estimated delivery : December 17, 2020
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Mar 15, 2016
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Whats the point of this? Wouldnt it just end up being a really bad pc?
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This is get shipped a barebone system or actually you will receive the standard system without any changes?
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Thank you
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Feb 27, 2019
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Found another code that gives a larger discount than the email one: SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q4

Considering using this for a home server or PFsense, but it's probably at a high-ish price point for that.
Anyone know the power consumption on these?
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sameerhira wrote: Whats the point of this? Wouldnt it just end up being a really bad pc?
I bought the previous Precision and put a cheap nvme in it. Its my daily driver for very cheap. Its a good form factor, build quality is great since its a precision, and you get the business warranty.
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8% cashback lol

EDIT: now 10%
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sameerhira wrote: Whats the point of this? Wouldnt it just end up being a really bad pc?
You get an entire, functional PC with 3 years warranty, for a lower price than buying the CPU + Motherboard + RAM alone, if you were to build it yourself.
Though you are definitely giving up on expandability and maintenance options with the SFF form factor, proprietary 12VO power supply, and non-standard motherboard.

Looks like there's two M.2 2280 ports and two 2.5inch drive though, so it could make a decent & compact home server.
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What would be must have upgrades on this? Throw in an SSD?
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sameerhira wrote: Whats the point of this? Wouldnt it just end up being a really bad pc?
I guess a smart guy can make it into an Core i3 NAS server?
Any other microATX deal?
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BoY34173 wrote: What would be must have upgrades on this? Throw in an SSD?
If I were you I wouldnt even bother. Just wait for CyberMonday/Boxing Day and buy a NVME SSD and make it a primary boot drive. Keep the 5400rpm drive as secondary.
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I'm waiting for the next opportunity where I can also remove CPU, motherboard and case. I just need the rubber feet.
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C2 2.5" HDD boot drive with 500GB seems to yield the lowest cost desirable configuration (IMO): $306 [$296 with 200W PSU, though]
  1. i3-10100 4C/8T 8990 passmark
  2. Linux Ubuntu 18.4
  3. Chassis Options with 260W [+$10, you can save $10 with a 200W PSU but extra power never hurts]
  4. C2
  5. 500 GB 2.5"
  6. No mouse
  7. No keyboard
  8. No SD reader
  9. No wireless LAN
  10. No PCIe I/O card
  11. No Optional Integrated Video or USB Ports
  12. No optical drive
  13. NO to anything else
Not bad, after 15% discount and 8% cashback.
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awesome price but damn... do I need an other pc, already have a powerfull home server, desktop and laptops.
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methyl wrote: I'm waiting for the next opportunity where I can also remove CPU, motherboard and case. I just need the rubber feet.
Lol, one day.

The cpu alone is 145$, add in the rest and I think its still pretty decent. If you want to upgrade its cheaper to do it yourself and resell the parts!
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Hanatan wrote: Found another code that gives a larger discount than the email one: SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q4

Considering using this for a home server or PFsense, but it's probably at a high-ish price point for that.
Anyone know the power consumption on these?
I'm going to guess these thing should sip 10-15W on idle which is pretty good for a full setup. Also makes for a cheap VM homelab once you stuff it full of RAM as the i3 has geekbench scores comparable to an i7 7700. Now to see if I can still score some cheap desktop RAM ....
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The Hard Drive Configuration selected requires 1 M.2 SSD Hard Drive. Please select the correct amount of Hard Drives as per option description.
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quantman wrote: Lol, one day.

The cpu alone is 145$, add in the rest and I think its still pretty decent. If you want to upgrade its cheaper to do it yourself and resell the parts!
Yeah I was looking to build a basic homelab server with this i3 and an Asrock Mini H470 barebones kit. CPU and kit would have costed me over $400 + taxes.
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But i don't need this... I wonder what the power consumption will be.
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quantman wrote: Well folks, it happening again for those who missed the Precision price error earlier this Fall. This will surely be fixed within 24 hours like last time. They have a "floor price" but once in a while a computer will slip through when downgrading components.

Go to this link: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/de ... op3440usca

Email coupon: https://www.dell.com/preferences/signup ... &c=ca&l=en

Downgrade to i3.
Remove windows, remove the SSD and put the cheapest hard drive in.
Remove everything else - keyboard, mouse..

GPU - If you plan to put in a low profile GPU, upgrade the PSU for 10$

Goodluck!

*Use the coupon : SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q4
296 - 50$ coupon = 246
+ tax (13%) = 277.98
- 8% Rakuten = 260.07

Estimated delivery : December 17, 2020
thanks OP! just ordered. this fits my bill and usage. i opted for the $10 no brainer PSU for future upgradeability. I actually missed the deal last time around, and i think this time it's even cheaper! This outperforms my 8 year old i7 which still performs like a champ today. can't wait to get this, with much lower power consumption and replace my aging hardware.

btw, just in case, did anyone else order it last time around did it actually ship? because the error was quickly removed after an hour or two last time.

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