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[Dell] [Dell] XPS 8930, i7, 8/256GB+2TB, GTX 1660 Ti - $1165 ($1500+ $200 GC + 10% off email + 12% ebates+ 40$ Dell Rewards)

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Newbie
Oct 9, 2010
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Montr

[Dell] [Dell] XPS 8930, i7, 8/256GB+2TB, GTX 1660 Ti - $1165 ($1500+ $200 GC + 10% off email + 12% ebates+ 40$ Dell Rewards)

1499.99
+ 10% email signup coupon
+ 200 $ Visa prepaid card
+ 12% ebates
= ~$1030 + tax + ~ 40 $ in dell Rewards

- Model: XPS 8930
- 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9700
- GTX 1660 Ti
- 8GB, 8Gx1, DDR4, 2666MHz
- 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
- 2 TB HDD


I ordered one and it seems to come with 16GB DDR4.
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Newbie
Sep 20, 2003
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Toronto
You ordered the 8GB DDR4 but got 16GB DDR4 in the order confirmation without paying the $150 for the upgrade? thanks
Member
Nov 29, 2013
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TORONTO
Not happening for me. It's an additional $150 for the 16GB
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Newbie
Oct 9, 2010
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Montr
I ordered the 8GB version and I received a confirmation email mentionning 16GB DDR4.
Sr. Member
Feb 1, 2007
816 posts
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Aurora
Thought it is a laptop.
Sr. Member
Aug 29, 2005
533 posts
81 upvotes
how can you get $200 GC and 40$ Dell Rewards? I couldn't see anything after adding it to cart
Deal Fanatic
Jul 24, 2009
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You need to create a Dell account everytime using the 10% signup discount, but I can use the same ebates account, am I correct ?
Newbie
Jul 14, 2019
93 posts
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The problem with these pre-built desktop deals is they give you a decent CPU & GPU for cheap to lure you in, and everything else is typically bottom of the barrel (Case, PSU, RAM, Mobo, HDD, fans, etc.) so by the time you're done bringing it up to snuff, you aren't really any further ahead. You also need to do the work yourself, since Dell's in-house upgrades are absurdly overpriced. Depends on your usage case scenario to some degree though.
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Aug 29, 2005
533 posts
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CanadaCPU wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 11:00 am
The problem with these pre-built desktop deals is they give you a decent CPU & GPU for cheap to lure you in, and everything else is typically bottom of the barrel (Case, PSU, RAM, Mobo, HDD, fans, etc.) so by the time you're done bringing it up to snuff, you aren't really any further ahead. You also need to do the work yourself, since Dell's in-house upgrades are absurdly overpriced. Depends on your usage case scenario to some degree though.
Dell computers are ok no matter what parts they use. I have 2 dell computers running at home. one bought early 2013 and one 2015. on 24/7. never had a problem.

So my point is that if you think the deal is good, just buy it. This is the most important thing. don't worry too much like they used garbage parts blah blah...
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Jul 14, 2019
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supermike wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 11:42 am
Dell computers are ok no matter what parts they use. I have 2 dell computers running at home. one bought early 2013 and one 2015. on 24/7. never had a problem.

So my point is that if you think the deal is good, just buy it. This is the most important thing. don't worry too much like they used garbage parts blah blah...
Well, when you manage hundreds of (Dell) computers for a living, replacing failed mobo's and PSUs starts to get old (and expensive) pretty fast. When they would inevitably fail, we would put quality parts in and then those PCs never had further issues. They use junk for arguably the most important parts of the computer, so it's a bit of a lottery how they hold up over time. I'm glad you seem to have had a good experience, albeit with a very small sample size. It's just a word of caution, that's all.
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Aug 29, 2005
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CanadaCPU wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 11:59 am
Well, when you manage hundreds of (Dell) computers for a living, replacing failed mobo's and PSUs starts to get old (and expensive) pretty fast. When they would inevitably fail, we would put quality parts in and then those PCs never had further issues. They use junk for arguably the most important parts of the computer, so it's a bit of a lottery how they hold up over time. I'm glad you seem to have had a good experience, albeit with a very small sample size. It's just a word of caution, that's all.
I don't worry about that. I used to buy refurbished desktops from futureshop. HP or Acer, never failed me. So based on over decades of personal experience, the only thing I focus is the price. As long as it is good I don't spend a second thinking what parts they used
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Nov 20, 2017
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supermike wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 12:26 pm
I don't worry about that. I used to buy refurbished desktops from futureshop. HP or Acer, never failed me. So based on over decades of personal experience, the only thing I focus is the price. As long as it is good I don't spend a second thinking what parts they used
Had to chuckle... you're comparing decades of, well, being alive and having bought a few consumer systems against his (probably also decades and) hundreds of systems professionally managed.

What you're each saying correctly applies to each of your cases: for you, if you can roll the dice and it works out for you, great; for CanadaCPU, statistics are against him and he can't afford to roll the dice and has to purchase components with lower rates of failure, or he'd be spending too much time fixing everything/dealing with costs of lost uptime.
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Apr 17, 2005
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Kitchener
It is actually possible to stack more than 1 coupon. (Max. 2.)

There's email signup 10%
There's unidays 10%
There's MPP 10%
And perkopolis 5%

Edit: Seems like Dell caught on about stacking.
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Deal Addict
Mar 12, 2004
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Thundercloud wrote:
Aug 16th, 2019 3:09 pm
It is actually possible to stack more than 1 coupon.

There's email signup 10%
There's unidays 10%
There's MPP 10%
And perkopolis 5%
This is not true. Used to - but Dell fixed that loophole at least 2 years ago.
You can use maximum 2 now. One that applies directly to the item above the line (e.g. 10% off email, $100 off 2000, etc.)
another one applies to the total cart (below the line, e.g. MPP/Perkoplis, Unidays, etc.)
the Dell rewards 3% and ebates are extra.
Jr. Member
Mar 5, 2018
110 posts
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Sorry for my ignorance, but how it works with eBate?

Thanks

Tom

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