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Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop. i5 GeForce Gamer Edition. $425. Staples

mitchflorida 2,221 486 July 21, 2016 at 07:43 PM in Computers (3) More Staples Deals
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6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
8GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Intel Core i5-6400 Processor
GeForce® 730 2GB GDDR3 Graphics Card
1TB Hard Drive
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
5-in-1 Media Card Reader and USB 2.0
802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 GHz, 1x1
Integrated 5.1 Audio / No Speakers
Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard English Black Dell MS116 Wired Mouse

http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspi...ct_2056935

$450 minus $25 if you pay with Visa Checkout, includes free shipping.
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"Gaming Edition" with a 730gtSmilie
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seems like a good price...if you happen to have enough discounted staples giftcards (and maybe a 25 off coupon Stick Out Tongue )...can make it sweeter Stick Out Tongue
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seems like a good price...if you happen to have enough discounted staples giftcards (and maybe a 25 off coupon Stick Out Tongue )...can make it sweeter Stick Out Tongue
You're a regular around here so I would have guessed you'd know by now that coupons, unless specifically targeted at PCs, never work on laptops, desktops or tablets. Coupons are also strictly for regular priced items only unless used in store, but then you forgo the Visa Checkout discount.
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You're a regular around here so I would have guessed you'd know by now that coupons, unless specifically targeted at PCs, never work on laptops, desktops or tablets. Coupons are also strictly for regular priced items only unless used in store, but then you forgo the Visa Checkout discount.
Oh well...i just dont normally buy from staples
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I don't think I can recommend purchasing this.

1) Evidently the video card uses a proprietary power connector, so you would have to replace the power supply to make a change.
2) Even if you did that, you can only use low profile video cards. Not short length, but a low profile card. These are very few and far between, and much different than an upgradeable dell machine like the 3847 I picked up last year.
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I don't think I can recommend purchasing this.

1) Evidently the video card uses a proprietary power connector, so you would have to replace the power supply to make a change.
2) Even if you did that, you can only use low profile video cards. Not short length, but a low profile card. These are very few and far between, and much different than an upgradeable dell machine like the 3847 I picked up last year.
Please list a few PCs in this price range that fit your description.
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How good is the quality and reliability of Dell compared to HP, Lenovo, Gateway, or Asus? I have had bad luck with Gateway and just average luck with the others. This will be my first Dell desktop.

"Dude, you're getting a Dell!" Do you remember those wonderful ads?
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Please list a few PCs in this price range that fit your description.
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How good is the quality and reliability of Dell compared to HP, Lenovo, Gateway, or Asus? I have had bad luck with Gateway and just average luck with the others. This will be my first Dell desktop.

"Dude, you're getting a Dell!" Do you remember those wonderful ads?
Have always owned Dells (desktops), except 1 HP, going back to about 1991. Never had any issues. All I do is email & web surf though.
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what is the point of the geforce 730? is it even faster than the Intel graphics?
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Please list a few PCs in this price range that fit your description.
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How good is the quality and reliability of Dell compared to HP, Lenovo, Gateway, or Asus? I have had bad luck with Gateway and just average luck with the others. This will be my first Dell desktop.

"Dude, you're getting a Dell!" Do you remember those wonderful ads?
I think that at this price point, if your focus is gaming, then you should build a custom. It's

I did find a used 3847 that I referenced in my post before for $210 http://ewholesaler.com/dell-inspi...5Ix17grK70

I'm running that plus a 1060 plus a $30 Corsair 450 watt power supply comes in at about $500 and will blow the doors off. The i5 in this machine is about 25% more powerful than the i3, but the graphics card is roughly 15X more powerful.

Example of a $450 custom build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lonxu/saved/gBmTwP

I only really had a problem with the one you posted because there is so much pain to upgrade it to something that people would consider a gaming PC.
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They threw the video card in for free. It retails for around $65. For whatever reason, the GT730 gets rave reviews on Amazon.

Since I never play computer games, I am hoping that it will be faster and not use RAM like integrated graphics do. I have never bought used computers because technology changes so quickly and retail outlets can sell them almost as loss leaders, low price markup.
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They threw the video card in for free. It retails for around $65. For whatever reason, the GT730 gets rave reviews on Amazon.

Since I never play computer games, I am hoping that it will be faster and not use RAM like integrated graphics do. I have never bought used computers because technology changes so quickly and retail outlets can sell them almost as loss leaders, low price markup.
GT 730 is not good at all.... it gets rave reviews because people use it for its intended purpose. Usually running multiple monitors(or needing display connectors offered on nvidia card) where the integrated graphics didn't allow that.

According to passmark the Intel GPU is actually more powerful. The nvidia card will probably be slightly faster in games though but its just stupid as hell this thing even has a GT 730....

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net...tel+HD+530

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net...rce+GT+730
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I don't think I can recommend purchasing this.

1) Evidently the video card uses a proprietary power connector, so you would have to replace the power supply to make a change.
2) Even if you did that, you can only use low profile video cards. Not short length, but a low profile card. These are very few and far between, and much different than an upgradeable dell machine like the 3847 I picked up last year.
This GT 730 has no "power connector" and draws power from the PCI-Express X16 slot.
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This GT 730 has no "power connector" and draws power from the PCI-Express X16 slot.
Fair enough. Makes sense with how little power it draws.
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I don't think I can recommend purchasing this.

1) Evidently the video card uses a proprietary power connector, so you would have to replace the power supply to make a change.
Wrong. It just uses a PCI-E x16 connection.


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2) Even if you did that, you can only use low profile video cards. Not short length, but a low profile card. These are very few and far between, and much different than an upgradeable dell machine like the 3847 I picked up last year.
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