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New Inspiron 5680 Gaming Desktop: i7-8700, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, GTX 1070, Win10H @ $1225 + F/S

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SPEC:
  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Core i7-8700 (6 Core/12 Thread, 12MB cache, 4.6 GHz Turbo)
  • 16GB DDR4 2400 MHz Ram
  • 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 Graphics
  • Dell MS116 Mouse + KB216 Keyboard
  • 460W PSU /w polar Blue LED Lighing
  • Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
  • PORTS:
    • 6x USB 3.0
    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1x Display Port (Motherboard)
    • 1x 7.1 Channel Audio Out
  • GPU Ports:
    • 3x DisplayPort 1.3 (1.4 Ready)
    • HDMI 2.0
    • Dual Link DVI-D
  • 30.27 lbs / 13.742 kg
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Need some advice here! I recently purchased an alienware computer for $1192 + taxes from bestbuy as it was open box but perfect condition (AWAUR6-7475SLV-PUS) it seems to have almost identical specs excluding a water cpu cooler and has a 7700 instead of a 8700. Do you think it is worth to return that as I only purchased it about 4 days ago and buy this one instead?
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Need some advice here! I recently purchased an alienware computer for $1192 + taxes from bestbuy as it was open box but perfect condition (AWAUR6-7475SLV-PUS) it seems to have almost identical specs excluding a water cpu cooler and has a 7700 instead of a 8700. Do you think it is worth to return that as I only purchased it about 4 days ago and buy this one instead?
I'd personally go with this one since you get at least 1 year's worth of warranty and the newer processor. Not sure what the remaining warranty is on your Open Box Alienware unit.
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Need some advice here! I recently purchased an alienware computer for $1192 + taxes from bestbuy as it was open box but perfect condition (AWAUR6-7475SLV-PUS) it seems to have almost identical specs excluding a water cpu cooler and has a 7700 instead of a 8700. Do you think it is worth to return that as I only purchased it about 4 days ago and buy this one instead?
Assuming the specs are all the same, then you may want to consider this one solely for the CPU upgrade. the 8700 is a pretty large step up from the 7700. It has a moderately higher natural and turbo clock speed (which becomes more important since these aren't the K versions), and it also has two more cores than the 7700. So essentially it's 50% stronger. While a lot of games tend to only use four cores so you won't necessarily see a much higher performance, if you do video editing or streaming or have several other programs open when gaming then it's definitely worth the upgrade. If you don't game then the extra power is still probably worth the upgrade. Anyone who got a 7700 since the summer got a little unlucky with the pc lottery. Also new vs open-box can be a significant difference.
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Does this include the clear side panel? I don't see an option to select it. The way prices are for GPUs and RAM right now, I'd rather get this than build my own.
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If you know how to build and aren't in a hurry, it might be better to go that route for roughly same price but slightly more reputable components/ faster timings/ a chip that can overclock.
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Need some advice here! I recently purchased an alienware computer for $1192 + taxes from bestbuy as it was open box but perfect condition (AWAUR6-7475SLV-PUS) it seems to have almost identical specs excluding a water cpu cooler and has a 7700 instead of a 8700. Do you think it is worth to return that as I only purchased it about 4 days ago and buy this one instead?
I would say the same 8700 newer chip . I build a 7700k and saw 8700k came out. true 8700k it cost a little more but i think i would preferred 8700k for adobe premier
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I would say the same 8700 newer chip . I build a 7700k and saw 8700k came out. true 8700k it cost a little more but i think i would preferred 8700k for adobe premier
I also agree with you here. Thanks to AMD's come back, now Intel has started pushing higher core counts in their main stream processors, making the Coffee lake generation good for both for gaming and high end computing.
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Just an FYI - cashback doesn't work with member pricing. You may be better off purchasing at the higher non-member Dell pricing and going through a cashback site.
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If you know how to build and aren't in a hurry, it might be better to go that route for roughly same price but slightly more reputable components/ faster timings/ a chip that can overclock.
Trying pricing a GTX 1070 card right now. It is insane, I want to build and I'm going to have to buy a prebuilt.
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Is the 460W PSU going to be good enough? Or should I purchase a larger wattage for this build?
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Trying pricing a GTX 1070 card right now. It is insane, I want to build and I'm going to have to buy a prebuilt.
I agree. I am glad I'm not trying to put together a build right now. If I were in your shoes, I would still build my own rig versus the cost of this, and go with a gtx 1080, which doesn't do as well at mining, hence isn't subjected to the crazy upcharge as much. Either that, or go with this prebuilt from costco for 425 less https://slickdeals.net/f/11193967-dell-xps8920-desktop-i7-7700-8gb-video-card-24gb-ram-256gb-ssd-1tb-hd-display-800-ymmv-costoc-b-m?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 and either sell the 580 and upgrade to the 1080 or just be happy with the setup.
Yes,the 7700 is two less physical cores, but it still is roughly 11 percent within the single core performance. To know if that extra 425 bucks is worth it, you need to look at the performance for the titles you would be playing. For me, and for most: you'd be best served spending the extra money on a gpu upgrade.. perhaps in two or three months when the new architecture gpus are released Wink
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It's now $1190.69 with code TENOFF
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I agree. I am glad I'm not trying to put together a build right now. If I were in your shoes, I would still build my own rig versus the cost of this, and go with a gtx 1080, which doesn't do as well at mining, hence isn't subjected to the crazy upcharge as much. Either that, or go with this prebuilt from costco for 425 less https://slickdeals.net/f/11193967-dell-xps8920-desktop-i7-7700-8gb-video-card-24gb-ram-256gb-ssd-1tb-hd-display-800-ymmv-costoc-b-m?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 and either sell the 580 and upgrade to the 1080 or just be happy with the setup.
Yes,the 7700 is two less physical cores, but it still is roughly 11 percent within the single core performance. To know if that extra 425 bucks is worth it, you need to look at the performance for the titles you would be playing. For me, and for most: you'd be best served spending the extra money on a gpu upgrade.. perhaps in two or three months when the new architecture gpus are released Wink
the 1080 does just fine mining alt coin
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Might as well get Tis for GPU for max density, the XPs are not worth it though
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