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Acer Aspire ATC-710-UR61 Desktop Core i5-6400, 8GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, DVD-RW, WiFi AC + BT, 300W PSU, Win10 @ $400 at Micro Center with F/S

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Last Edited by BeAuMaN June 15, 2016 at 10:35 PM
Micro Center has Acer Aspire ATC-710-UR61 Desktop computer with Intel SKylake Core i5 6400 Quad Core CPU, 7GB DDR3 1600MHz Ram, 2TB 5400 RPM HDD, DVD-RW, 802.11ac WiFi + BT 4.0, Win10 Home 64 Bit @ $400 with F/S. Tax in most states.

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http://www.microcenter.com/produc...p_Computer

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Intel Skylake Core i5-6400 Quad Core 2.7GHz (3.3GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache) CPU
  • INtel HD 530 Graphics
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • 2TB 5400 RPM HDD
  • DVD-RW
  • 2 X HDMI, Memory Card Reader
  • 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet
  • 5.1 Channel HD Audio
  • 2 X USB 2.0, 4 X USB 3.0
  • 2 X M.2 Slot (1 Free), 1 X PCIe X1, 1 X PCIe X16
  • USB Keyboard & Mouse
  • 300 Watt PSU
  • 20.42 lbs
  • 1 Year Warranty
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#2
This looks like a good deal...Amazon has it for 530
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Skylake needs fast ddr4 to be particularly good, and 6400 doesn't clock all that high compared to the rest of the skylake desktop lineup.
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Quote from elfenix View Post :
Skylake needs fast ddr4 to be particularly good, and 6400 doesn't clock all that high compared to the rest of the skylake desktop lineup.
No that is not true. There is no practical performance difference between DDR3 and DDR4 in Skylake. The only advantage DDR4 has is more memory per module. Anandtech did a comparative analysis with Core i7-6700K, the top of the like Skylake and found out DDR3 1866MHz sometimes performs better than DDR4 2133MHz because of having lower latency.
Check here:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/948...neration/7

Hardwarecanucks did the testing and came to same conclusion by comaring DDR3 2400 and DDR4 2400 and found out the performance difference is 2.5% to 5% max in memory intensive benchmarks but in real worlds, it is very less.

TomsHardware also concluded the same:-
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...431-2.html

So unless you're going for very high speed DDR4 memory modules like 2800MHz or 3000MHz, you won't see a real world benefit. But those modules cost more and this particular system is not really built for a high end top of the tier power machine

And yes, Core i5-6400 is not really a performance oriented model but more of a performance/power consumption balanced processor.
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Looks decent. Could you upgrade the GPU on this to say a gtx 950 (no OC) without needing to upgrade the PSU?
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How do you get free shipping? I added to cart and it's saying $28 for shipping and tax is extra.
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Quote from Suryasis View Post :
No that is not true. There is no practical performance difference between DDR3 and DDR4 in Skylake. The only advantage DDR4 has is more memory per module. Anandtech did a comparative analysis with Core i7-6700K, the top of the like Skylake and found out DDR3 1866MHz sometimes performs better than DDR4 2133MHz because of having lower latency.
Check here:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/948...neration/7

Hardwarecanucks did the testing and came to same conclusion by comaring DDR3 2400 and DDR4 2400 and found out the performance difference is 2.5% to 5% max in memory intensive benchmarks but in real worlds, it is very less.

TomsHardware also concluded the same:-
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...431-2.html

So unless you're going for very high speed DDR4 memory modules like 2800MHz or 3000MHz, you won't see a real world benefit. But those modules cost more and this particular system is not really built for a high end top of the tier power machine

And yes, Core i5-6400 is not really a performance oriented model but more of a performance/power consumption balanced processor.
thanks for making a really long post agreeing with me but posting like you disagreed.
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thanks for making a really long post agreeing with me but posting like you disagreed.
No neither I'm agreeing with you, nor the reviewers agreeing with your comment of DDR4 is required to make Skylake faster or good.
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I also do not see free shipping
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Needs a $50 SSD and $125 GTX 960 4GB hooked up to your $300 50" 1080p LED.
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Last edited by AvidBuyer June 15, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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Looks decent. Could you upgrade the GPU on this to say a gtx 950 (no OC) without needing to upgrade the PSU?
You probably could but I wouldn't, you'll screw up the rest of the components stressing out the power supply since it's probably already a pretty bad power supply.
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Looks decent. Could you upgrade the GPU on this to say a gtx 950 (no OC) without needing to upgrade the PSU?
No i am afraid you cant. The 950 GTX requires 350W PSU according to NVidia:


http://www.geforce.com/hardware/d...ifications

Towards the bottom under "Thermal and Power Specs:".
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#13
Anyone figure out if the FS is legit?
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anyone know if I can do a fresh Windows install using this OEM Windows code? I'm planning on teaching my son how to build a computer from scratch (and letting him keep it for his bday present). I was thinking of dismantling it entirely and starting from there, but would also like the Windows install and driver installs to be a part of the lesson. The cost to buy similar parts seem to be more expensive than just buying this and tearing it down. thanks!
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#15
buy a kit or discrete parts yourself , don't limit yourself or the lesson with this. plenty of suggestions on builds here, just start with a budget .. you can build similar within100 bucks using deals kits and rebates and patience . finagle a OS out of any retired windows 7 machine with the keys and get win10 upgrade .
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