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[Microsoft Store] Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop $670 (i5-8400, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB)

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[Microsoft Store] Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop $670 (i5-8400, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB)

Dell Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop i5680-5156BLU-PUS
Reg $1299 Sale: $670

Tech specs
Processor Intel Core i5-8400 with Turbo Boost Speed up to 4 MHz
Memory 8GB DDR 2400 MHz
Hard drive size 1TB SATA HDD
Operating system Windows 10 home, 64-bit
PC type Desktop
Optical drive None
Media drive None
Audio Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
Video NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB GDDR5
Ports 1 Audio/Headphone combo jack port • 6 SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports • 4 USB 2.0 ports • 1 DisplayPort • 1 HDMI port • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN
Wireless 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Dimensions 17.23 x 18.07 x 8.50 in (437.64 x 458.97 x 215.90 mm)
Weight 30.27 lbs (13.73 kg)
Colour Recon blue
Other Model number: i5680-5156BLU-PUS • Includes Dell MS116 Wired Mouse
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Nov 12, 2019
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Ampli is also offering 5% cb from MS store which would be stackable with ebates/AP/AM e-stores as well.
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Jan 24, 2007
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Is this a good deal? Been looking for a budget desktop, primarily to play media on my TV but with the option of light gaming
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Jun 8, 2019
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Well this model is 2 years old at this point. Technology has shifted a tremendous amount over the past 2 years.

And... no ssd...
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Oct 8, 2007
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Is it possible to stack the MS Unidays discount on this?
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BRANTFORD
im looking for 9600k and at least gtx 1070 that caliber of pc. Anyone see anything close to that on sale?
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lilchupacabra wrote: im looking for 9600k and at least gtx 1070 that caliber of pc. Anyone see anything close to that on sale?
This PC is 2 years old. You may get your required spec PC in 4 years for this price.
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Having used Solid State drive for years am hesitant to get a PC without one. Wonder how difficult to install one.
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Jul 9, 2017
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supereasy to install a ssd
there are many videos on youtube
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Jan 24, 2018
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Not difficult at all. SSD doesn't even need to be screwed into a bay if your tower is remaining stationary, just plug in the sata cable (one of the ones that is literally only shaped to fit the drive) and leave it dangling wherever, windows will see it on next boot. Legit it's as easy as plug and play. If you want it to be your system drive even reinstalling windows is pretty hard to flub these days.
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I mean technically it's the cheapest VR ready desktop you can buy which is nice.
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User391016 wrote: Not difficult at all. SSD doesn't even need to be screwed into a bay if your tower is remaining stationary, just plug in the sata cable (one of the ones that is literally only shaped to fit the drive) and leave it dangling wherever, windows will see it on next boot. Legit it's as easy as plug and play. If you want it to be your system drive even reinstalling windows is pretty hard to flub these days.
Looks like it has an m.2 slot in it, so even easier really. It's SATA, just confirmed in the service manual.

EDIT - as usual there is conflicting information, looks like you can change the settings in the BIOS to AHCI and nVME will work but take that with a grain of salt.

https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron ... -p/6033255
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Jan 12, 2017
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whats the equivalent ryzen cpu for this intel? r7 2700x is worse or better, tia

nm its bout the same as r5 3500

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/I ... 3939vs4053
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roedoe wrote: Well this model is 2 years old at this point. Technology has shifted a tremendous amount over the past 2 years.

And... no ssd...
Is it Possible to get two year old specs at this price point ? I was planning on getting a refurb business machine from Bauer or similar, but for a few hundred more I’m wondering if this machine makes more sense.
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Nov 18, 2017
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minib26 wrote: Is it Possible to get two year old specs at this price point ? I was planning on getting a refurb business machine from Bauer or similar, but for a few hundred more I’m wondering if this machine makes more sense.
Service and spec manual below although take anything in them with a grain of salt... I don't think you will find anything this powerful for a better price.

https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/inspiro ... _en-us.pdf

https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/inspiro ... _en-us.pdf
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Can this be combined with any discounts or cash back offers?

Need to upgrade my sons PC and this would be nice
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NavieM wrote: Can this be combined with any discounts or cash back offers?

Need to upgrade my sons PC and this would be nice
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OOS - a good sign it was a good deal while everyone complained and debated

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