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Last Edited by BostonGirl April 19, 2016 at 05:47 AM
coupon: TAXDEAL2016

http://dellrefurbished.com/

Coupon takes 50% off item and 50% off shipping of items priced $399 or more.
Plenty of i5 for around $200 plus shipping.

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Can someone who knows about this stuff suggest a good config for a budget gaming rig? Either good as-is or something you could throw a graphics card into?

I managed to find one that I think would work pretty well for ~227:

Internal SKU ID 6881665
Cosmetic Grade Grade B
Model Dell OptiPlex 7010
Operating System 32-bit Windows 7 Pro
Software Microsoft Office Starter
Chassis Mini Tower
Processor 1x Core i3 (i3-3220) 3.30 GHz
Memory 4 GB (1x 4GB)
Hard Drive 320 GB (1x 320GB)
Optical Drive DVDRW
Video(Video cables and adapters not included) AMD Radeon HD 7570 (1024 MB)
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN Not Included
Ports VGA, DisplayPort, Serial, 2x PS/2, RJ-45, Audio
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Bah, no XPS
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Quote from slickashell333 View Post :
Can someone who knows about this stuff suggest a good config for a budget gaming rig? Either good as-is or something you could throw a graphics card into?

I managed to find one that I think would work pretty well for ~227:

Internal SKU ID 6881665
Cosmetic Grade Grade B
Model Dell OptiPlex 7010
Operating System 32-bit Windows 7 Pro
Software Microsoft Office Starter
Chassis Mini Tower
Processor 1x Core i3 (i3-3220) 3.30 GHz
Memory 4 GB (1x 4GB)
Hard Drive 320 GB (1x 320GB)
Optical Drive DVDRW
Video(Video cables and adapters not included) AMD Radeon HD 7570 (1024 MB)
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN Not Included
Ports VGA, DisplayPort, Serial, 2x PS/2, RJ-45, Audio
I saw i5 boxes of the same generation(Ivy bridge) for the same. You could do better on ebay.

I went through earlier when Dell sent the email with the coupon and didnt really see anything that stood out.
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These are mostly pretty old systems. That means you aren't getting as efficient a CPU as a newer generation.

I was looking at some of the Dell Precision series with Xeon processors, and some were good deals, but I keep getting "this item is no longer available." There were only 6 of those, compared to hundreds of the Optiplex.

Overall this is mostly "on it's way to the electronics recycling place" kind-of stuff unless you have a specific need for one of these models.

[Edit] Dang, it's available again. A 6-core Xeon for $300. Do I need it? Hmm, not really. Also a bummer they charge for shipping (+ tax in my state, but I am used to that from Dell) but normally I've always had their free ship promo. I know this is a different branch of Dell so their rules aren't the same.
[Edit2] Decided not to; released from cart if anyone wants. Not a bad deal for a server-grade Xeon with 12GB of ECC (3x4GB) and an Nvidia Quadro (I think). But it's a 6-year-old proc so definitely not "state of the art" anymore -- will burn more power. Still, a good powerful server/workstation base for $295 + tax and ship. I just got too many computers!
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Do they allow to use dell gift card?
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Also, wanted to mention that I've had a bad experience with Monitors from this site (not the normal Dell site). I ordered 2 older monitors and didn't take time to thoroughly check them out. One of them turned out to have an intermittent issue that sometimes makes it not work for a while when "cold" -- it will turn on, and then for a while, the power would go on-and-off. After a few minutes it would stabilize and be fine. But, at first I just ignored the issue ("hmm, that's strange") and then realized that it was definitely a problem with this used monitor. Another one had splotchy areas in the backlighting. Again, I turned it on and though it looked OK, or maybe was a smudge on the screen. Then after using it for days in a darkened room I realized it wasn't just me -- it was really the monitor. It wasn't real bad so it's usable, but still, keep in mind these things may not be new or perfect.
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Also, wanted to mention that I've had a bad experience with Monitors from this site
On the high-end, you're gonna get monitors that professionals rejected because of tint issues. Doesn't matter anyway, this coupon doesn't work for 2x $250 monitor or anything not a single item priced >$400. The first $419 systems that qualify (with pitiful 250gb/4gb) are priced way higher than government auction sites or what any reasonable person should pay.
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Do they allow to use dell gift card?
No they do not.
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Quote from pmarin View Post :
These are mostly pretty old systems. That means you aren't getting as efficient a CPU as a newer generation.

I was looking at some of the Dell Precision series with Xeon processors, and some were good deals, but I keep getting "this item is no longer available." There were only 6 of those, compared to hundreds of the Optiplex.

Overall this is mostly "on it's way to the electronics recycling place" kind-of stuff unless you have a specific need for one of these models.

[Edit] Dang, it's available again. A 6-core Xeon for $300. Do I need it? Hmm, not really. Also a bummer they charge for shipping (+ tax in my state, but I am used to that from Dell) but normally I've always had their free ship promo. I know this is a different branch of Dell so their rules aren't the same.
[Edit2] Decided not to; released from cart if anyone wants. Not a bad deal for a server-grade Xeon with 12GB of ECC (3x4GB) and an Nvidia Quadro (I think). But it's a 6-year-old proc so definitely not "state of the art" anymore -- will burn more power. Still, a good powerful server/workstation base for $295 + tax and ship. I just got too many computers!

the sandy bridge in my t420 is as efficient as any comparable skylake chips as far as i can tell, benchmarks aside.
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Good deal at Estimated Total: $972.70 ???




Internal SKU ID
6892969

Cosmetic Grade
Grade B

Model
Dell Precision T7600

Operating System
No Operating System

Software
Not Included

Chassis
Tower

Processor
2x Xeon 6 Core (E5-2667) 2.90 GHz

Memory
16 GB (4x 4GB)

Hard Drive
556 GB (1x 256GB, 1x 300GB)

Optical Drive
DVDRW

Video(Video cables and adapters not included)
Nvidia Quadro 4000 (2048 MB)

LAN
10/100/1000

Wireless LAN
Not Included

Ports
2x PS/2, 2x RJ-45, eSATA, 8x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, Audio In/Out
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Quote from yarnim View Post :
the sandy bridge in my t420 is as efficient as any comparable skylake chips as far as i can tell, benchmarks aside.
Quote from raheeldm View Post :
Good deal at Estimated Total: $972.70 ???
Model
Dell Precision T7600
..
Processor
2x Xeon 6 Core (E5-2667) 2.90 GHz
..
I ended up going for the T5500 with the X5650 Xeon (1x) for $300. I had it in my cart twice, then removed because I couldn't make up my mind, then grabbed again. I think I'll be glad I got it. Assuming it comes as specified with the 12GB and the Nvidia Quadro 4000, that will be a nice deal. Also that one came with Win7 Pro, which will upgrade to Win10 Pro if done within the next few months.

I think there were some good deals on the Dell Precision Workstation/Servers. That T7600 was definitely a good deal for someone looking for something like that -- with dual processors and dual networking it was definitely configured as a nice system to start with. It was also newer generation Xeons. I notice that it had no OS which is common for that type of system. Should be a pretty powerful server for the price.
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Yeah, I was also looking at that T7600. 12C/24T Sandy w/ 1300w 80+gold PSU for ~$900 would still be relevant for quite some time.
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I got in on this yesterday. The laptop may be from late '12, but the i7 processor in it still matches up favorably to the i3/i5/Pentium/Celeron processors in similarly priced computers made today. They are much more energy efficient, but they aren't any more powerful (3D games aside).

But.....
It has a built in CAC reader (plus for me)
It has an all-metal shock resistant frame second only to their ruggedized models (another plus)
It has a 14" screen (exactly the size I needed)
It works with the docking station I already have at work.

And it came to less than $250 shipped.

I was ready to drop $200 on a Chromebook to use in the same location, and this beats the pants off of that idea.
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These are mostly pretty old systems
And a huge number of them have 32-bit OSes pre-installed on systems with >= 4GB RAM, which is just plain messed up...
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