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brisar 10-04-2011 12:31 PM

Dell XPS 8300 Desktop: Core i7 2600 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 1GB Radeon HD 6670, 8X Blu-ray ROM + 24" Dell U2412M Ultrasharp IPS LCD $999 or $970
 
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In case you missed out on the deal when it went Front Page a couple of weeks ago,
they have brought the deal back now

Dell Home has a well-equipped XPS 8300 Desktop + 24" Dell U2412M Ultrasharp IPS 1920x1200 LED Monitor

$1593.99 - $594 w/ code 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ
= $999.99 (or $970 w/ DPA)

Free shipping

Specs for Dell XPS 8300 Desktop:
  • Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 1GB ATI Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5
  • 8X Blu-ray Combo Drive
  • Dell 1501 Wireless-N
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Specs for Dell U2412m Monitor:
  • Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Response Time GTG: 8ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (2,000,000:1 dynamic)
  • 3-year Warranty
  • Inputs:
    • 4x USB (downlink)
    • 1x Displayport
    • 1x DVI
    • 1x VGA
If paying with Dell Preferred Account (DPA) you may save an extra 3%, here is how:
  1. During checkout, select Credit Card as method of payment
  2. Click "Change Payment Type"
  3. Click "Choose" link under Credit/Debit Card (again)
  4. Under "Save 3% with Dell Preferred Account! (Discount applied at Final Checkout" click "Click Here to Take Advantage of this offer" link
  5. Click "Choose" under "I already have a Dell Preferred Account" if you have one, or sign up for a new one if you don't
  6. Checkout, enjoy your 3% savings

iconian 10-04-2011 12:31 PM

Dell XPS 8300 Desktop: Core i7 2600 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 1GB Radeon HD 6670, 8X Blu-ray ROM, WiFi N + 24" Dell U2412M Ultrasharp IPS LCD $1000 or $970 w/ DPA + Free Shipping
 
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Dell Home has a well-equipped XPS 8300 Desktop + 24" Dell U2412M Ultrasharp IPS 1920x1200 LED Monitor for $1593.99 - $594.00 with coupon code 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ = $999.99 (or $970 w/ DPA). Shipping is free. Thanks brisar

If paying with Dell Preferred Account (DPA) you may save an extra 3%, here is how:
  1. During checkout, select Credit Card as method of payment
  2. Click "Change Payment Type"
  3. Click "Choose" link under Credit/Debit Card (again)
  4. Under "Save 3% with Dell Preferred Account! (Discount applied at Final Checkout" click "Click Here to Take Advantage of this offer" link
  5. Click "Choose" under "I already have a Dell Preferred Account" if you have one, or sign up for a new one if you don't
  6. Checkout, enjoy your 3% savings
Specs for Dell XPS 8300 Desktop:
  • Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 1GB ATI Radeon HD 6670 GDDR5
  • 8X Blu-ray Combo Drive
  • Dell 1501 Wireless-N
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Specs for Dell U2412m Monitor:
  • Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Response Time GTG: 8ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (2,000,000:1 dynamic)
  • 3-year Warranty
  • Inputs:
    • 4x USB (downlink)
    • 1x Displayport
    • 1x DVI
    • 1x VGA

hemoglobin 10-04-2011 12:36 PM

very tempting, but no money :(

se1zure 10-04-2011 12:38 PM

Not nearly as good as the recent 8300 deals for 599

johny3 10-04-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 43537190)
Not nearly as good as the recent 8300 deals for 599

i would not count on fluke coupon errors in the future. nor would I call those prices usual.

neonate.inc 10-04-2011 12:52 PM

coupon expired... :(

Muad Dib 10-04-2011 12:54 PM

Anyone know when the coupon code expires?
Edit: Nevermind....

tranquil 10-04-2011 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 43537190)
Not nearly as good as the recent 8300 deals for 599

Are you referring to the "scratch & dent" ones?
May want to specify that part

Also, note those scratch & dent deals did not come with 24" IPS monitors

fyu 10-04-2011 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tranquil (Post 43537786)
Are you referring to the "scratch & dent" ones?
May want to specify that part

Also, note those scratch & dent deals did not come with 24" IPS monitors

umm.... but they are close to $400 cheaper. which is more than the price of a u2412m.

brisar 10-04-2011 12:59 PM

The 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ code worked for me .. anyone else having trouble?

tazalanche 10-04-2011 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brisar (Post 43536930)
$1593.99 - $594 w/ code 1006G46FQ7NZ1J
= $999.99 (or $970 w/ DPA)

Free shipping

Coupon code is not working. Came up at full price for me too.

UPDATE: The new code in the OP ( 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ ) does work.

iconian 10-04-2011 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brisar (Post 43537988)
The 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ code worked for me .. anyone else having trouble?

works.

brisar 10-04-2011 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tazalanche (Post 43538052)
Coupon code is not working for me either. Came up at full price.

this code is not working?

91JMT99RHFJ8MZ

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43537782)
Anyone know when the coupon code expires?
Edit: Nevermind....

It's still working .. code is 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ

Muad Dib 10-04-2011 01:10 PM

Pretty good deal. I quoted 2 of these (8300 3,4GHz) for a client a month ago but they are not ready to buy yet.

Well, Dell will have other offers in the future.....

jimbeau 10-04-2011 01:52 PM

I want this PC, but my problem is that I would need to upgrade the video card and therefore the PSU. It would not pay to do it myself and to have Dell do it would cost $250 more. $1,250 is over my head.

christoh 10-04-2011 01:57 PM

i got an i-7 desktop with better specs (a little better) and for good measures an xps lappie i-5 after calling dell to cancel one (they took off 150 if i kept both) price was a ridiculus <950 after tax and free shipping thats what i call a slick deal not this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deiaemeth 10-04-2011 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johny3 (Post 43537614)
i would not count on fluke coupon errors in the future. nor would I call those prices usual.

599 is wrong - I got the XPS 8300 with the exact same spec as this one (refurbished tho) for ~480 incl. tax and free shipping!

se1zure 10-04-2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tranquil (Post 43537786)
Are you referring to the "scratch & dent" ones?
May want to specify that part

Also, note those scratch & dent deals did not come with 24" IPS monitors

They were refurbished, but warrantied. They also had a better video card than this. If the monitor is worth $400+ to you, then I suppose this is a good deal.

dondeal80 10-04-2011 02:06 PM

Have to argue that the refurbished deals have been very good and have gone pretty fast (at least the better ones). Also, a large number of good deals on other desktops/laptops (HP, etc) have been coming thru and I expect even more as the economy sours even further.

DontBreakMy20 10-04-2011 02:16 PM

Any way to get this without the monitor or something similar? I just need the desktop.

johny3 10-04-2011 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DontBreakMy20 (Post 43540734)
Any way to get this without the monitor or something similar? I just need the desktop.

www.delloutlet.com

Captainpsp 10-04-2011 02:18 PM

Only if it had i7 X2GEN processor instead of this regular i7.
Still a great deal of you are looking for mom/pop to surf internet.

D3alHunt3r 10-04-2011 02:22 PM

I know it's an 24" Ultrasharp @ 1920x1200, but 8ms? That's the same as alot of 40inch + TV's . . . .

NM 156 10-04-2011 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 43537190)
Not nearly as good as the recent 8300 deals for 599

I got in on that deal a few months back... The video card is better on this deal...

longhornjas 10-04-2011 02:30 PM

what's the best video card this desktop can fit/handle without upgrading the psu?

eryeal 10-04-2011 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captainpsp (Post 43540802)
Only if it had i7 X2GEN processor instead of this regular i7.
Still a great deal of you are looking for mom/pop to surf internet.

Seriously? A $1,000 desktop to "surf the internet"? That's like buying your daughter a new Mustang "just so she can get from point A to point B".

Wyndhamscams 10-04-2011 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by christoh (Post 43540156)
i got an i-7 desktop with better specs (a little better) and for good measures an xps lappie i-5 after calling dell to cancel one (they took off 150 if i kept both) price was a ridiculus <950 after tax and free shipping thats what i call a slick deal not this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That will never happen to anyone but "you", But again thanks for sharing that useless information. I got a free toy story Blu-ray once due to a error on gohastings. Want to know more? TOO BAD this is a post of a "dell computer" not some useless info about a experience you had. Sick of reading 18/20 posts on items that are completely unrelated and useless info to anyone interested in this. My opinion, this is a great deal. As always if you wait a couple months (because of technology) you will probably get this cheaper. Thanks and Repped for the find.

raspino 10-04-2011 02:40 PM

commented on the wrong post. but repped anyway.

se1zure 10-04-2011 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NM 156 (Post 43540950)
I got in on that deal a few months back... The video card is better on this deal...

No. The other deal came with a 5770, which is basically the same thing as a 6770. The video card on this deal is not as good.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captainpsp (Post 43540802)
Only if it had i7 X2GEN processor instead of this regular i7.
Still a great deal of you are looking for mom/pop to surf internet.

I don't know what your mom/pop are doing on the internet, but this machine is way overkill for that purpose.

NM 156 10-04-2011 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 43541912)
No. The other deal came with a 5770, which is basically the same thing as a 6770. The video card on this deal is not as good.



I don't know what your mom/pop are doing on the internet, but this machine is way overkill for that purpose.

Actually... I got in on the XPS 8300 deal with the Nvidia card...

Muad Dib 10-04-2011 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eryeal (Post 43541204)
Seriously? A $1,000 desktop to "surf the internet"? That's like buying your daughter a new Mustang "just so she can get from point A to point B".

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 43541912)
I don't know what your mom/pop are doing on the internet, but this machine is way overkill for that purpose.

Well, yes you are both right but.....

I am also looking for system for my sister and brother-in-law. Now they are running with a 10 year old Dell GX270. They will probably be running with whatever they get this time for another 10 years.

So a system such as this would give them something to grow into.... like kiddie shoes bought 1 size too large.... ;)

se1zure 10-04-2011 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NM 156 (Post 43543326)
Actually... I got in on the XPS 8300 deal with the Nvidia card...

Ah, I think I remember that one. The deal I'm talking about was an i7 2600 with a 5770. Either way I don't think this deal is particularly great, although the monitor it comes with is probably worth ~$250.

jlv2 10-04-2011 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captainpsp (Post 43540802)
Only if it had i7 X2GEN processor instead of this regular i7.

An i7 2600 is a 2nd generation. What currently available i7 processor are you thinking of that would be faster?

joshuaNH 10-04-2011 06:10 PM

my advice is to build your own....PERIOD!!!!!!!

cowardly 10-04-2011 06:23 PM

From personal experience, dell cases are incredibly badly designed in terms of the interior. For example, I had trouble upgrading a dead motherboard because the rear panel was built in and i could not remove it even with heavy tools.

You're better off building a system of your own!

cutterd 10-04-2011 06:24 PM

Yeah... BYO is great if you know what you are doing. i have spent 15 years building systems, and am fighting over a nice $1500 build right now that wants to find some heat issue. Deals like these are great for those who just don't want that kinda hassle, and aren't looking for bleeding edge.

mluu510 10-04-2011 06:34 PM

Weak gpu and No sli or crossfire. I rather spend a little more and custom build one

xthundaz 10-04-2011 06:54 PM

anybody want to sell their 24 monitor?

PathMaster 10-04-2011 07:12 PM

Really tempted on this. Not really interested in the screen, but this looks like a good deal. USB 3.0 though?

I know though if I wait another month or so, great deals will pop up for Xmas, and then a month after Xmas, new tech is on the horizon, so prices may drop.. HMM

Muad Dib 10-04-2011 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowardly (Post 43546840)
From personal experience, dell cases are incredibly badly designed in terms of the interior. For example, I had trouble upgrading a dead motherboard because the rear panel was built in and i could not remove it even with heavy tools.

You're better off building a system of your own!

It is true Dell I/O backplates are built into the case. Will be a problem when upgrading MOBO or transferring system to a new case.

Never ceases to amaze me. People who know they want to DIY and BYO cruise the OEM branded systems' posts. Plan on stripping it for parts?

There are many who have no idea how to BYO and others who don't see the need when a good system, not a bleeding edge system, is all that is desired. A good pre-built system with a single point of contact for warranty concerns satisfies many peoples needs.

'Nuf said....

lonelybadboy 10-04-2011 07:18 PM

Not bad. I think I paid a bit under $700 for my 8300 with a 23" 1080p monitor + an HD 6870 and 750GB HDD. Not sure if it's worth the $300 for a slightly better monitor and a big down grade on the GPU but upgrade on the CPU ( I had a i5). But this one is new. Tough call.

bogatas 10-04-2011 07:19 PM

Can we use Discover 5% cashback on this?

EvilMindFrame 10-04-2011 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshuaNH (Post 43546563)
my advice is to build your own....PERIOD!!!!!!!

Very true but that takes time and know how. Not just know how to build it either you also have to be able to find deals on parts that will work together. If you can do all that you will be able to save tons of $ but if everyone had that knowledge company's like this wouldn't be making such massive profits now would they?

Personally I know when/If I get a better job I am going to start building a collection of computer parts off of deals and eventually make a great gaming machine that will blow my current comp out of the water but until then just going to look at these deals and wish :)

Building it yourself is really more fun anyway + you can get it to the exact specifications for your needs... I cant wait.

Either way people need to stop posting the "Build you own" comments.. The people that can already do that usually don't buy these deals anyway so how will that make someone looking at it think differently? Ehhh.:rolleyes:

PathMaster 10-04-2011 07:34 PM

Noble idea, waiting on great buys to purchase parts, and build a system. A problem with that, by the time you get ready to build, some parts may very well be outdated or gotten for cheaper at that time. Hard game to play, but can be done if you get non important parts, until the last moments of your pre-build.

Anyway..Dell deal..not bad.

ats 10-04-2011 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43544322)
Well, yes you are both right but.....

I am also looking for system for my sister and brother-in-law. Now they are running with a 10 year old Dell GX270. They will probably be running with whatever they get this time for another 10 years.

So a system such as this would give them something to grow into.... like kiddie shoes bought 1 size too large.... ;)


Actually it like buying your kiddies adult sized 13 s. ;)

Muad Dib 10-04-2011 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ats (Post 43548956)
Actually it like buying your kiddies adult sized 13 s. ;)

Well....... yeah it is. :D But Sis wants a REALLY nice computer this time around and WTH it is my brother-in-law's money! :lmao:

dadab 10-04-2011 08:00 PM

Costco has this one starting 10/13 for $1200 but the + is 16GB RAM( add $360),2TB drive( add $120) and Microsoft office home and student included(add $119).

pramius 10-04-2011 08:22 PM

The coupon code: 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ expires on 10/15, at 4:xx AM.
If this was already posted ignore.

Mako1215 10-04-2011 08:23 PM

I wish it was a 2600K

jofeda 10-04-2011 09:07 PM

Jofeda took the bait. I got this for internet surfing on a 10yr plan as well! Worried about the cost/benefit ratio here for my situation but thanks a third off is indeed enticing. Thanks OP

stegen 10-04-2011 09:09 PM

any way to ditch the monitor and get the pc alone?

Muad Dib 10-04-2011 09:26 PM

Hope that Dell will post another deal without the monitor as they have done in th past....

starcaptor 10-04-2011 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stegen (Post 43551216)
any way to ditch the monitor and get the pc alone?

The monitor is the real jewel of this deal...its an IPS thats 16:10 ratio...I dont believe its eIPS, so it should have the full color gamut. Plenty of people will take it off your hands if you price it below $300.

babyphish 10-05-2011 01:03 AM

iPS monitor is luxury grade for your eyes.. not so sure about the graphics card though. It looks a lot like a good rig with a bad gfx card pulling it down. This card is not going to support any new software or games. (EVEN if it does claim to support dx11, its not going to run at 30fps for a game that uses dx11)

radrmd216 10-05-2011 01:35 AM

Would this be a good setup for eyefinity? AMD has a lot of graphics cards in each series and I'm not sure how pick one that is best for what I wan't to do. Could someone give a brief guide to choosing one?

I would like to have a couple monitors for productivity and web browsing while also being able to stream downloaded tv shows and movies to an hdtv. On AMD's site it seems like you can do these things simultaneously. I don't play any computer games. I was thinking of building my own, but I'm studying materials science and that just takes up a ton of time especially with a polymer concentration so I think a prebuilt machine would be better. Would a laptop with this kind of setup be too expensive and not worth it?

Should I wait until black friday to get a deal or will deals not be that much better than this? I'm looking for a machine that has some room for possible upgrades down the road.

stegen 10-05-2011 05:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by starcaptor (Post 43554398)
The monitor is the real jewel of this deal...its an IPS thats 16:10 ratio...I dont believe its eIPS, so it should have the full color gamut. Plenty of people will take it off your hands if you price it below $300.

I have a theater in my house with a Epson 8700ub front projector shooting 118" image. 24" is way smaller than what i want. :)

joshuaNH 10-05-2011 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilMindFrame (Post 43548586)
Very true but that takes time and know how. Not just know how to build it either you also have to be able to find deals on parts that will work together. If you can do all that you will be able to save tons of $ but if everyone had that knowledge company's like this wouldn't be making such massive profits now would they?

Personally I know when/If I get a better job I am going to start building a collection of computer parts off of deals and eventually make a great gaming machine that will blow my current comp out of the water but until then just going to look at these deals and wish :)

Building it yourself is really more fun anyway + you can get it to the exact specifications for your needs... I cant wait.

Either way people need to stop posting the "Build you own" comments.. The people that can already do that usually don't buy these deals anyway so how will that make someone looking at it think differently? Ehhh.:rolleyes:

What don't you understand about the word "PERIOD!!!!!!"

Muad Dib 10-05-2011 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshuaNH (Post 43558588)
What don't you understand about the word "PERIOD!!!!!!"

Why do people troll name-brand PC deal threads telling others to build their own? Who are they trying to make suffer, the people interested in the deal or themselves? And why to they care?

Inquiring minds want to know.... ;)

joshuaNH 10-05-2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43570110)
And why to they care?

Inquiring minds want to know.... ;)

They TO care about people like YOU!!!!

This is a THOUSAND dollar machine... my advice is BUILD YOUR OWN!!!

Muad Dib 10-05-2011 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshuaNH (Post 43571104)
They TO care about people like YOU!!!!

This is a THOUSAND dollar machine... my advice is BUILD YOUR OWN!!!

Oh, that is what you mean? I did not understand the first four times you posted it.

yankeefan 10-05-2011 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 43537190)
Not nearly as good as the recent 8300 deals for 599

599?

people were getting them from 311-440!

if I saw that thread, i would be very hard pressed to get this deal

Muad Dib 10-05-2011 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yankeefan (Post 43574866)
599?

people were getting them from 311-440!

if I saw that thread, i would be very hard pressed to get this deal

Were'nt those Dell Outlet Core i5s?

yankeefan 10-05-2011 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43575614)
Were'nt those Dell Outlet Core i5s?

i dont know, they were i5 or i7....i got i5 for 311 and i7 for 410

like I said, Id be hard pressed to buy this deal knowing what happened 2 weeks ago

Muad Dib 10-05-2011 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yankeefan (Post 43577364)
i dont know, they were i5 or i7....i got i5 for 311 and i7 for 410

like I said, Id be hard pressed to buy this deal knowing what happened 2 weeks ago

Looked for the thread. Could not find it.

yankeefan 10-05-2011 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43580266)
Looked for the thread. Could not find it.

its dead now and a bit old

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3340828

Muad Dib 10-05-2011 09:23 PM

Aaahhhh.... the two-fer coupon code error post. I did see it but figured Dell would catch it and cancel the orders as has been done in the past.

Glad you got in on it!

But it was a exception and not the norm....

yankeefan 10-06-2011 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43582544)
Aaahhhh.... the two-fer coupon code error post. I did see it but figured Dell would catch it and cancel the orders as has been done in the past.

Glad you got in on it!

But it was a exception and not the norm....

they got onto it in the afternoon, but lots of orders had been placed b4 that

and as far as I followed, only 1 guy got his cancelled, but he was being very aggressive negotiating with CSR

kingjuno23 10-06-2011 08:18 PM

Wish I had known about that two-fer coupon mistake although I would have probably assumed that Dell would cancel them as they almost always do and not have ordered.

maxine00 10-07-2011 12:22 AM

awesome deal, thanks

vicky32 10-07-2011 10:22 AM

Dell XPS 8300 Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad Desktop w/ 24in IPS LED Monitor $999.99
 
Dell Home has the Dell XPS 8300 Intel Core i7-2600 Quad-Core Sandy Bridge Desktop Computer w/ 24" Dell Ultrasharp LCD Monitor for $999.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ (Exp Soon). Tax in most.
$1593.99 - $594 off Code: 91JMT99RHFJ8MZ = $999.99 Free Ship

24" Dell Ultrasharp U2412M; Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core Sandy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; Blu-Ray; 802.11n + gigabit; Windows 7 Home Premium; ATI Radeon HD6670; card reader; 1yr warranty

http://configure.us.dell.com/dell...&cid=47997

SDRockz 10-07-2011 10:29 AM

repost of a FP deal?

PathMaster 10-07-2011 11:01 AM

Looks familiar. $300 alone for the monitor. So not a bad deal!

alansupra94 10-07-2011 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PathMaster (Post 43635548)
Looks familiar. $300 alone for the monitor. So not a bad deal!

yeah really isn't too shabby

rodlee95031 10-07-2011 01:54 PM

Good deal with ultrasharp. I'm in. Coupon works. I changed graphics board and still went through.

jimbeau 10-07-2011 02:03 PM

Looks like the exact deal posted here http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3381794

books1 10-14-2011 06:24 AM

hey guys, did some digging and found this $100 OFF coupon can be stacked with the $999 deal making this $899. Only the first 500 orders with this coupon will be processed. I thought about it at $999 then found this and it was a deal maker.

TQ228V$MZV2R0T (coupon code)

Computer Config http://configure.us.dell.com/dell...NMW2&s=dhs

VTOrganix 10-14-2011 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by books1 (Post 43827614)
hey guys, did some digging and found this $100 OFF coupon can be stacked with the $999 deal making this $899. Only the first 500 orders with this coupon will be processed. I thought about it at $999 then found this and it was a deal maker.

TQ228V$MZV2R0T (coupon code)

Computer Config http://configure.us.dell.com/dell...NMW2&s=dhs

Either 500 uses gone, or not stackable (One coupon code may be applied per cart at checkout).

$100 off XPS 8300 order code DXDNMW2

Expires Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Coupon applies to XPS 8300 order code DXDNMW2. Offer may be combinable with mail in rebates, dollars off, percentages, or select other promotions. One coupon code may be applied per cart at checkout. Coupon code expires 10/19/2011 11:55 PM CT. Coupon code may expire earlier if offer is terminated earlier. The Home & Home Office site and offers contained herein valid only for end users and not for resellers and/or online auctions. Offers subject to change, not combinable with all other offers. Taxes, shipping, handling and other fees apply. U.S. Dell Home and Home Office new purchases only. Purchase limit of 1 systems per order, but coupon discount applies to only 1 system per cart. Limit of 1 system per customer please. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors.

books1 10-14-2011 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by VTOrganix (Post 43827790)
Either 500 uses gone, or not stackable (One coupon code may be applied per cart at checkout).

$100 off XPS 8300 order code DXDNMW2

Expires Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Coupon applies to XPS 8300 order code DXDNMW2. Offer may be combinable with mail in rebates, dollars off, percentages, or select other promotions. One coupon code may be applied per cart at checkout. Coupon code expires 10/19/2011 11:55 PM CT. Coupon code may expire earlier if offer is terminated earlier. The Home & Home Office site and offers contained herein valid only for end users and not for resellers and/or online auctions. Offers subject to change, not combinable with all other offers. Taxes, shipping, handling and other fees apply. U.S. Dell Home and Home Office new purchases only. Purchase limit of 1 systems per order, but coupon discount applies to only 1 system per cart. Limit of 1 system per customer please. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors.

i literally just ordered one with the coupon 5 minutes before i posted it here. worked for me... i just tried it again by adding one to my cart and using this coupon and it added the coupon bringing the total down to $899 still active on my end.

BTW, you don't need the coupon on the first page. Just click my link. It automatically deducts the $594 with their October Signature event.

SociallyDynamic 10-14-2011 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by books1 (Post 43827956)
i literally just ordered one with the coupon 5 minutes before i posted it here. worked for me... i just tried it again by adding one to my cart and using this coupon and it added the coupon bringing the total down to $899 still active on my end.

BTW, you don't need the coupon on the first page. Just click my link. It automatically deducts the $594 with their October Signature event.

do you know if this stacks with a dell ecertificate or whatever. that would bring me down to 900-350=550.

books1 10-14-2011 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by SociallyDynamic (Post 43828152)
do you know if this stacks with a dell ecertificate or whatever. that would bring me down to 900-350=550.

i have no clue. all i can say is add everything to your cart and see.

fyu 10-14-2011 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by SociallyDynamic (Post 43828152)
do you know if this stacks with a dell ecertificate or whatever. that would bring me down to 900-350=550.

what's a dell ecertificate? dell gift card?

SociallyDynamic 10-14-2011 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by books1 (Post 43828184)
i have no clue. all i can say is add everything to your cart and see.

i dont want to buy it with my amex rewards points if it wont work lol.

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Originally Posted by fyu (Post 43828214)
what's a dell ecertificate? dell gift card?

It's this. http://www.membershiprewards.com/...GroupId=23

Muad Dib 10-14-2011 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by SociallyDynamic (Post 43828152)
do you know if this stacks with a dell ecertificate or whatever. that would bring me down to 900-350=550.

PLEASE post back if it will! I cannot use it but my sister can if i walk her throught it.

SociallyDynamic 10-14-2011 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 43829078)
PLEASE post back if it will! I cannot use it but my sister can if i walk her throught it.

I'm not gonna risk it because I don't see anything that I want on dell.

VTOrganix 10-14-2011 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by books1 (Post 43827956)
i literally just ordered one with the coupon 5 minutes before i posted it here. worked for me... i just tried it again by adding one to my cart and using this coupon and it added the coupon bringing the total down to $899 still active on my end.

BTW, you don't need the coupon on the first page. Just click my link. It automatically deducts the $594 with their October Signature event.

Worked for me this time. Pulled the trigger!! Thanks, and repped.

Item Sub Total $899.99
Item Ship Charge $0.00
Item Tax $44.58
Item Total $944.57

Tried to use my DPA account but it has been a few years and I couldn't hunt up the info. Would have decreased the Subtotal to ~$872.00.

Fruit 10-14-2011 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by books1 (Post 43827614)
hey guys, did some digging and found this $100 OFF coupon can be stacked with the $999 deal making this $899. Only the first 500 orders with this coupon will be processed. I thought about it at $999 then found this and it was a deal maker.

TQ228V$MZV2R0T (coupon code)

Computer Config http://configure.us.dell.com/dell...NMW2&s=dhs

Thanks for the coupon code and the link!!! It definitely worked very well together...GLAD I didn't jump into this the other day... :)

GreatG 10-14-2011 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Fruit (Post 43830934)
Thanks for the coupon code and the link!!! It definitely worked very well together...GLAD I didn't jump into this the other day... :)

Same here. now pray my FW cash won't have any problem. Thanks books1!

monkeybiz 11-04-2011 11:30 AM

How do I install a 64GB SSD in the xps 8300? Google was no help. Do I need a special bracket or would it go in the space next to the front USB panel?

Muad Dib 11-04-2011 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by monkeybiz (Post 44401286)
How do I install a 64GB SSD in the xps 8300? Google was no help. Do I need a special bracket or would it go in the space next to the front USB panel?

Monkey,

Read HERE

"Google was no help".... :D

monkeybiz 11-04-2011 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 44401962)
Monkey,

Read HERE

"Google was no help".... :D

I couldn't find that thread for some reason. I need to import my bookmarks on this Dell 8300. So far so good but the SATA III is still a major bottleneck in the Windows performance score.
I7 2600 cpu 7.6
12GB RAM 7.6
HD 6700 7.4
2TB SATA III only 5.9
still for a $600 refurb I'm not complaining.
460w PSU will likely take any video card with a 500w requirement.

eduong 11-04-2011 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by monkeybiz (Post 44402502)
I couldn't find that thread for some reason. I need to import my bookmarks on this Dell 8300. So far so good but the SATA III is still a major bottleneck in the Windows performance score.
I7 2600 cpu 7.6
12GB RAM 7.6
HD 6700 7.4
2TB SATA III only 5.9
still for a $600 refurb I'm not complaining.
460w PSU will likely take any video card with a 500w requirement.

It is not because Sata III is a bottle neck...its because its a regular hard drive. Sticking a Sata III SSD will significantly improve the score. Make sure to use the 6 gb port.

Muad Dib 11-04-2011 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by monkeybiz (Post 44402502)
I couldn't find that thread for some reason. I need to import my bookmarks on this Dell 8300. So far so good but the SATA III is still a major bottleneck in the Windows performance score.
I7 2600 cpu 7.6
12GB RAM 7.6
HD 6700 7.4
2TB SATA III only 5.9
still for a $600 refurb I'm not complaining.
460w PSU will likely take any video card with a 500w requirement.


You should not complain.... that is what I told the person I got the 8300 for. Try building one for that price. Even with just 8GB and a 1.5TB HDD.

"2TB SATA III only 5.9" - 5.9 is as high a WEI score as any single (non-raid) mechanical 7200 RPM HDD is going to get. How much of a bottleneck it is is a subject for debate. Depends on what you are using the PC for.

You are fussing over an SSD and have yet to transfer your Favorites? Tsk, tsk... :rolleyes:

Muad Dib 11-04-2011 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by eduong (Post 44403534)
It is not because Sata III is a bottle neck...its because its a regular hard drive. Sticking a Sata III SSD will significantly improve the score. Make sure to use the 6 gb port.


Yeap... I expect to see a lot of posts in the future from people who buy SSDs and don't realize that only 2 of the 4 SATA headers on the 8300 are SATA III. Even though it is clearly stated in the service manual.

heavyharmonies 11-04-2011 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 44401962)
Monkey,

Read HERE

"Google was no help".... :D

And how can this be?.... for he *IS* the Kwisatz Haderach!


(Sorry, I've just always wanted to find a use for that...:) )

monkeybiz 11-04-2011 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 44403546)
You should not complain.... that is what I told the person I got the 8300 for. Try building one for that price. Even with just 8GB and a 1.5TB HDD.

"2TB SATA III only 5.9" - 5.9 is as high a WEI score as any single (non-raid) mechanical 7200 RPM HDD is going to get. How much of a bottleneck it is is a subject for debate. Depends on what you are using the PC for.

You are fussing over an SSD and have yet to transfer your Favorites? Tsk, tsk... :rolleyes:

wooh hoooh! went from a total score of 5.9 to a 7.5 on the index with the new SSD Sata II OCZ. Just noticed it included a 3.5 adapter so I may cancel that one you mentioned. I just swapped over the primary drive cables and stuffed it in there. Now I'm just short a sata cable for my 2TB slave for BF3 and STEAM install. I also have an external eSATA dock for even more fun. I'm not even an enthusiast so I cheated with a USB->SATA transfer cable. Super easy and worth the $20 on amazon. I can use it on my next SSD for my laptop.

Still haven't got my bookmarks, that's what my i5 laptop is for. Firmly in the Intel camp now but I still root for the underdog AMD.

Muad Dib 11-04-2011 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by heavyharmonies (Post 44405590)
And how can this be?.... for he *IS* the Kwisatz Haderach!


(Sorry, I've just always wanted to find a use for that...:) )

God created Arrakis to train the faithful!

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Originally Posted by monkeybiz (Post 44406350)
wooh hoooh! went from a total score of 5.9 to a 7.5 on the index with the new SSD Sata II OCZ. Just noticed it included a 3.5 adapter so I may cancel that one you mentioned. I just swapped over the primary drive cables and stuffed it in there. Now I'm just short a sata cable for my 2TB slave for BF3 and STEAM install. I also have an external eSATA dock for even more fun. I'm not even an enthusiast so I cheated with a USB->SATA transfer cable. Super easy and worth the $20 on amazon. I can use it on my next SSD for my laptop.

Still haven't got my bookmarks, that's what my i5 laptop is for. Firmly in the Intel camp now but I still root for the underdog AMD.

Well, give us some detail. Did you do an image transfer from the exisiting installation on the 2TB HDD to the SSD using the USB->SATA cable?

Were ther any problems? Did Windows 7 do some re-configuration?

monkeybiz 11-04-2011 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Muad Dib (Post 44410346)
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Well, give us some detail. Did you do an image transfer from the exisiting installation on the 2TB HDD to the SSD using the USB->SATA cable?

Were ther any problems? Did Windows 7 do some re-configuration?

Didn't mean to keep you in suspense, just got back with my new SATA cables. Best Buy wanted $22 for one but I went over to Radio Shack and a few SATA cables for $5 ea. I know I could order them cheaper but didn't want to wait for shipping. So here is the lazy way:
I had a SATA II for my laptop laying around for months, again too lazy. It was only 60GB so I was a bit concerned but I still have 10GB free even with all the OS updates and video drivers, Windows security essentials.

I highly recommend this SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-No...002EUCU3O/ couldn't be easier and very little chance of errors. $20 isn't much when if you plan on reusing it.

I had my system running stock and just plugged in the USB kit and it recognized the SSD. Then inserted the CDROM utility and only three steps, select destination, source and click transfer. I was surprised it took less then a half hour. I essentially cloned the whole enchilada including the restore partition. I didn't want to lose any drivers or programs so I didn't use the factory CD. This way I can just swap back to the 2TB if needed anytime.

Reboot was quick and painless since I just disconnected the wires from the 2TB to use on the new SSD image. So when I got back with more cables I hooked up the slave drive and it was detected as a secondary drive since I think it matters what order you plug into the mobo. Never even touched the bios but I may mess with it later.
Plug1 SSD boot
plug 2 2TB slave
plug 3 SATA CDRW drive.
plug 4 empty.

Time to load up BF3 though I hate to taint my virgin SSD with that disgusting DRM from Origin. Feel free to ask any questions, I'm no expert so there are probably better ways to do it.


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