[ebay/newegg] Dell XPS X8700-4386 Desktop Core i7 4790 16GB RAM 2TB+32GB SSHD $930+FS
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- 28% off
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/DELL-XPS-X8700-4 ... 2a4b5ddb15
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GTX 745 is simply junk, plain and simple. They just stick it in there to say they have a card, but in the end you'd need to replace it anyway. It's not even aimed as mass market, since it's an OEM model (meaning that the OEM wanted these "specs") which would never actually sell if they sold it in stores by itself.dysonlu wrote: ↑I believe the GTX 750 Ti (!) is better than the GTX 745; the former has GDDR5 while the latter has DDR3. 750ti is leagues ahead from what I can see, even with less memory:
http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nv ... 2187vs2638
This is a good deal. The one at BB for 950$ doesn't even have the same drive, nor graphics card.
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Yes, that pretty much sums it up between the two. If I didn't buy the Costco model I probably would of jumped on this deal. Only other thing Costco has over this is the extra 2 year warranty for free and easy return without the shippingapf888 wrote: ↑If this is the spec you wanted, it's a good buy. Compared to the Costco deal (130$ more), it's also a good buy, since a large number of parts prices shifted upwards since then.
16GB RAM <= Costco was 12GB.
2TB HDD + 32GB SSHD <= Costco was 1TB. From the XPS specs, it's implied that it's a 2TB drive with the 32GB Intel Smart Response mSATA card. Already miles ahead of a single 1TB.
nVidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB <= Costco unit was a GTX745, which looks like a GTX750 with very nerfed memory, making it behave more like the low-end GTX 740 card (ie: poor for gaming)
Otherwise, the CPU is downright overkill compared to the GPU they put in. At least the 750 Ti has good enough performance to play games without having to be replaced...
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*sigh*zentro wrote: ↑You can build a near identical system for about the same price, minus the OS.
This build however is not that great for the price, the i7 is overkill while the 750 ti is better suited for lower/medium end/budget builds. If you want to do better for gaming you'll need to replace video card & power supply. For gaming you would generally build an i5 paired with a 280/290/780/970/980.
For office work with an option of light to medium end gaming this might be okay, if you really don't want to build yourself. Another plus is that a couple of years down the road you can upgrade it into a more suitable gaming machine.
The only major upsides with this is that it comes with Windows, you won't have to it build yourself, you won't have to wait for separate shipments of items you want and you'll avoid MIRs.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($366.75 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.95 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Patriot Blaze 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($43.93 @ shopRBC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.12 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($35.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ DirectCanada)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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