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[Dell] Inspiron 5680 - i3 8100 + GTX 1060 $1000

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[Dell] Inspiron 5680 - i3 8100 + GTX 1060 $1000

Edit: As others pointed out, there is a better value than i3 model.

najibs:
http://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/desktops ... 8271271967
Apply coupon code $75OFF$1100PC to bring the price down to $1074.99 + tax. Regular price is $1638.99 + tax.

So basically for $75 more, you get a full Ryzen 7 1700x, RX580 8gb gaming powerhouse for just over a grand.
SPECS:

Inspiron Desktop 5675
Inspiron 5675
Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X Processor (8C/16T, 20MB Cache, 3.8 GHz Precision Boost)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Memory
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
Hard Drive
1TB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s
Video Card
AMD Radeon™ RX 580 with 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
Wireless
802.11ac (2x2) + Bluetooth 4.1

Also, if you have MPP discount through your work place, you can get additional 5% off, which bring down price to $1,021.24 + TAX.



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Pretty solid deal for an 8th gen i3 (Quad Core - 4 threads). There is also an option of going 6 core for extra $150. Pick up an SSD and extra 8GB RAM stick and you should be set for FHD goodness.



Inspiron Desktop 5680
Inspiron 5680
Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 8100 (4-Core/4-Thread, 6MB Cache, 3.6GHz )
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Memory
8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz; up to 32GB
Hard Drive
1TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 3GB GDDR5
Wireless
Dell Wireless Card (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1)

Note, it's a GTX 1060 is a 3GB version. Use Ebates.ca for extra 2.0% cashback.

Edit: Also, AMD version is on sale as well. http://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/desktops ... 5_btsb_s2e
Depending on your usage, this could be a better value in long run (more future proof, cost benefit of free-sync monitor)
Inspiron Desktop 5675
Inspiron 5675
Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 Processor (4C/8T, 10MB Cache, 3.4 GHz Precision Boost)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Memory
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
Hard Drive
1TB (64MB Cache) 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s
Video Card
AMD Radeon™ RX 570 with 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
Wireless
802.11ac (2x2) + Bluetooth 4.1
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Last edited by hooya on Jan 29th, 2018 9:45 am, edited 3 times in total.
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i3 processor a good deal for almost a grand? Don't get how this is even a deal.
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jetertmac wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 11:39 am
i3 processor a good deal for almost a grand? Don't get how this is even a deal.
8th gen i3 CPUs are basically identical to 7th gen i5 CPUs.

The real problems right now are GPU and memory prices. This might not be an exceptional deal right now, but good luck finding the same for cheaper.
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Better to wait for Intel's Spectre and Meldown-fixed 9th gen chips.
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dojon wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 12:28 pm
Better to wait for Intel's Spectre and Meldown-fixed 9th gen chips.
Yeah, I wouldn't touch anything Intel at this point.
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EdwardGamma wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 11:36 am
Why is that a solid deal?

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... 83708.aspx?

This has been $599 for at least a month. One nice thing is it comes with 6 SATA cables....
Unfortunately, even used GTX 1060 3GB cost more than 400 on kijiji lately...
jetertmac wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 11:39 am
i3 processor a good deal for almost a grand? Don't get how this is even a deal.
Welcome to 2018
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dojon wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 12:28 pm
Better to wait for Intel's Spectre and Meldown-fixed 9th gen chips.
Based on what I read, Intel chips for a foreseeable future will simply have a switch to turn on/off the fix. If on, performance will be hindered.
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Any gaming laptop that's remotely a deal?
Not buying something on sale ISN'T a crime, buying something not on sale IS.
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EdwardGamma wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 11:36 am
Why is that a solid deal?

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... 83708.aspx?

This has been $599 for at least a month. One nice thing is it comes with 6 SATA cables....
1) 8th gen cpus outperform 7th pretty decently. More than other recent generational gaps.

2) the power supply in units that ship without a dedicated GPU generally don't have the wattage to power one when added. The best buy desktop is no exception and includes a 300w unit - well below the recommended 400W for the GPU.

3) 1060s generally cost more than the difference between these two units anyway thanks to the crypto bubble.
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People who give you downvotes doesn't know what is the current market situation.

Thank you for your effort and trying.
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This is a decent deal.

Esp for gaming considering a 1060 even 3gb is upwards of 350$.

To give you an idea of even just rough breakdown i have some $ invested in 8th gen parts just over the past month.
-the cpu alone cost me 180 after tax at CC.
-a nice x370 board like a gaming 5 costs 260 after tax,
-8gb ram is 80-100$.
-drive 60$
-psu40$
-gpu350$
-case-40$
-windows20$
1030$
Give or take 50-100$. these are rough prices of parts and ram may even be 120-130 now. i bought a 8gb module around christmas which is when i built the i3.

i3 for gaming alone, Amazing. even video editing its not bad. just not enough threads to compete with say a i7 or ryzen. render times will suffer and 3.6ghz isnt fast enough for 4k scrubbing

But honestly, Im not using my i3 8100 daily anymore for afew different reasons, I did have a 1080ti in that i3 machine before selling it off for a gtx1050 placeholder. I went from a 1800x to a 8700k to a i3 8100, then somehow found a 1800x for great price so im back on amd. its almost 3x faster than the i3 in cinebench.

Heres actually a cinebench of a i3 8100 mixed with a 8700k, My 1800x stock hits 1600. .
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