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Dell XPS 8930 SE Desktop: i7-8700K, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, GTX 1080 EXPIRED

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Dell Home & Office has Dell XPS 8930 Special Edition Desktop for $1402.49 when you follow the steps below. Shipping is free. Thanks Suryasis

Note, this is an example configuration. You may considering making additional upgrades.

Steps
  1. Click here, then click on the Components section under Tech Specs & Customization
  2. Under Processor select 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz) +$250
  3. Under Video Card select NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Memory +$400
  4. Add to cart
  5. Apply coupon code SAVEFIFTEEN
  6. Total should now be $1402.49 + Free Shipping
Specs
  • Intel i7-8700K 6-Core Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X Graphics
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics
    • 6x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 3.1 Type-C
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-A GEN 2 10 Gbps
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 2x HDMI
    • 4x DisplayPort
    • 1x Dual Link DVI-D
  • DVD-RW
  • Dell KB216 Keyboard + 6 Button Laser Mouse
  • Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
  • 460W PSU
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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Dell Home, via its Member Purchase Program, offers all new XPS 8930 Special Edition Gaming Desktop with Core i7-8700K 6 Core CPU, 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz Ram, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X Graphics, 460W PSU, WiFi AC + BT, DVD-RW, Win10H @ $1374.44 with coupon code SAVEFIFTEEN . Shipping is free and tax in most states.

STEPS:
  • Go to http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/de...cwvmax001h
  • Expand the Components section
  • Under Processor,select 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K 6-Core Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.3 GHz) (+$245)
  • Under Video Card, select NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Memory (+$392).
  • Proceed to Cart and apply coupon code SAVEFIFTEEN to get the final price of $1374.44.

Note: You can spend another $50 to get 512GB PCIe SSD instead of 256GB SSD + 1TB Combo

SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Cofee Lake i7-8700K 6 Core (12MB Cache, 4.7 GHz Turbo)
  • 8GBx1 DDR4 2666 MHz Ram
  • GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X Graphics
  • 256GB PCIe x4 SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • DVD-RW
  • Dell KB216 Keyboard + 6 Button Laser Mouse
  • Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
  • PORTS:
    • 6x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 3.1 Type-C
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-A GEN 2 10 Gbps
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x SDXC Card Reader
    • 1x HDMI (Motherboard)
    • 1x Display Port (Motherboard)
  • GPU Ports:
    • 3x DisplayPort 1.3 (1.4 Ready), HDMI 2.0, Dual Link DVI-D
  • 460W PSu /w 225W GPU Support
  • 22 lbs /10 kg
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8700k with TDP of 95w.
1080 180w (according to Nvidia website they recommend 500w minimum Power supply).
I'm not saying that this thing won't run, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase strictly for that reason.

It's a good deal for a great collection of parts! Thanks OP.
Also don't forget to use the cashback websites. One of them is at 7% today. I'd wait till tomorrow if this deal is still active to see if that raises to 10% or higher.
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Folks, you do not want this computer. I bought the same config a month ago but with more memory, hoping it would perform as admirably as my XPS 8700 from a deal four or five years ago.

Nope.

The 8930 chassis is about 70% the size of the 8700 line, which puts the power supply on a swing out arm beside the motherboard, laterally over the processor heat sink and fan. When closed there's about half an inch of clearance in there, with the only source of airflow to the processor fan being a tiny vent on the back of the case.

At mostly-full load when gaming, both the CPU and GPU would hit 85°C.

The GPU is a generic blower-style GTX 1080, which means if there's any issues there will probably never be new firmware/VBIOS released. Blower-style is also pretty inferior to fans.

There's a large exhaust fan on top of the case that wheezes (spin up and back down constantly) with even slight variations in load. At full load this fan is very loud -- don't expect a quiet XPS like previous models.

I too was worried about the power supply so I intended to change it. But with the k version of the processor, they use a larger heat sink with an offset section that hangs directly over where the CPU power supply cable plugs into the motherboard. To be clear, it is impossible to change the power supply without removing the processor heat sink.

There were just too many problems with this system, so I returned it and ended up building my own. For only slightly more money I ended up with a 1080 Ti and CPU/GPU temps that don't go above 42°C under load.

Do yourself a favor and skip this deal.
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8700k with TDP of 95w.
1080 180w (according to Nvidia website they recommend 500w minimum Power supply).
I'm not saying that this thing won't run, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase strictly for that reason.

It's a good deal for a great collection of parts! Thanks OP.
Also don't forget to use the cashback websites. One of them is at 7% today. I'd wait till tomorrow if this deal is still active to see if that raises to 10% or higher.
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8700k with TDP of 95w.
1080 180w (according to Nvidia website they recommend 500w minimum Power supply).
I'm not saying that this thing won't run, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase strictly for that reason.

It's a good deal for a great collection of parts! Thanks OP.
Also don't forget to use the cashback websites. One of them is at 7% today. I'd wait till tomorrow if this deal is still active to see if that raises to 10% or higher.
I don't think there is anything to worry about (as long as you don't try to overvolt/overclock too much). Dell usually uses pretty solid power supplies and Nvidia's requirements are more like guidelines to account for lower quality units.
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I don't think there is anything to worry about (as long as you don't try to overvolt/overclock too much). Dell usually uses pretty solid power supplies and Nvidia's requirements are more like guidelines to account for lower quality units.
Yeah it's true. I'm considering dropping the CPU to the 8700 and putting in 8gb more of ram. It takes down on the power draw a bit, and I probably won't be overclocking anyways.
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8700k with TDP of 95w.
1080 180w (according to Nvidia website they recommend 500w minimum Power supply).
I'm not saying that this thing won't run, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase strictly for that reason.

It's a good deal for a great collection of parts! Thanks OP.
Also don't forget to use the cashback websites. One of them is at 7% today. I'd wait till tomorrow if this deal is still active to see if that raises to 10% or higher.
The power meter on EVGA's site (here [evga.com])says you'll need a minimum of 450W for this configuration. So it's pushing it, but it should work. I'd probably swap it out for a higher end PSU, but with Dells I'm not sure that's possible or if it'll be using a proprietary connector instead of a 24pin.
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8700k with TDP of 95w.
1080 180w (according to Nvidia website they recommend 500w minimum Power supply).
I'm not saying that this thing won't run, but I'm hesitant to make the purchase strictly for that reason.

It's a good deal for a great collection of parts! Thanks OP.
Also don't forget to use the cashback websites. One of them is at 7% today. I'd wait till tomorrow if this deal is still active to see if that raises to 10% or higher.
Hi, can you please PM for which CB site has 7%? Thanks!

Also I'm getting $1,402.49 for some reason at the end.
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Lol at the 8gb of ram. Not too bad otherwise.
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Power supply always seems to be an issue that comes up with Dell deals. Wish they'd just upgrade already and end the concern.
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holy shit this is actually an alienware chassis!!
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i have a very similar Alienware system with 7700 and more drives. According to my UPS, it rarely exceeds 150w total draw, granted I do not use this rig for mining, just some 4K gaming and a ton of office work.

The PSU it shipped with is the "460 Watt Multi-GPU Approved PSU." I would not hesitate to add another GPU without upgrading the PSU. The PSU used appear to be quite efficient.
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PSU is a joke. Specifications overall are great but why put only 8gb of ram...
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PSU is a non issue. Why would Dell allow this only to get a bunch of customer support calls? Does not make sense.

Anyways, does anyone know of this has an M.2 slot? And what chipset is this? Z270?
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