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PowerSpec B741 Desktop Computer Intel Core i7 8700K Processor 3.7GHz; Microsoft Windows 10 Pro; 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM; 480GB Solid State Drive- $899

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Just wanted to let people know about this computer.

It has no video card, but it's ready for a 1080ti. with 600 watt psu

Intel Core i7 8700K Processor 3.7GHz
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
16GB DDR4-3000 RAM
480GB Solid State Drive
Intel UHD Graphics 630
ASUS 24x DVDRW Drive
10/100/1000 Network
802.11ac Wireless
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The PowerSpec B741 desktop computer is a powerful gaming machine featuring the Intel Core i7-8700K Unlocked processor, a 480GB Solid State Drive, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and the ASUS Prime Z370-P system board powered by a 600W power supply providing an excellent value loaded platform for your most demanding computing needs! Note: This system is preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro software.

http://www.microcenter.com/produc...p-computer

Approx Price breakdown:
Case: 50
DVD RW: 25
8700k: 300
16 gb ram - 150
PSU - 50
Mobo - 125
SSD - 75
Windows - 100
CPU Cooler - 30

Total:$905
(prob can shave of a 5-10 dollars a component)
$800 give or take to make on your own.

If you can get an opex box, it'll be 806.
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Not bad but in-store only :-(
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No graphics card. Not worth it.
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Poo poo deal.
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Thank you!
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No expert here but the only benefit I see is that you'd be able to choose which gpu to put in. Specs are good, but price wise it's just OK.
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Doesnt look bad. For comparison.. I just built one with the ryzen 2600, 16gb 3000mhz memory, asus 450 atx board, fractal mesh case, corsair psu, 500gb samsung evo SSD, $650. I could have saved more if I waited for lowest prices, but I didnt wait. The closest microcenter is 2 hours away.. :-(

Add win 10 $750. I'm transferring win 10 to save $100.

The I7 is probably way better though.

So not bad for people that wont build their own.
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No expert here but the only benefit I see is that you'd be able to choose which gpu to put in. Specs are good, but price wise it's just OK.
A. Lot of people look for a Dell that's cheap to upgrade but don't realize that you need a new psu and if it's proprietary you might have issues with mobo / psu interface not to mention if your video card will fit.

This is IMHO a good deal for people who
1) don't built their own pcs
2) want to just stick in their own gpu.

If you get an open box for 806, definitely a great deal then, but that ymmv.
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A. Lot of people look for a Dell that's cheap to upgrade but don't realize that you need a new psu and if it's proprietary you might have issues with mobo / psu interface not to mention if your video card will fit.

This is IMHO a good deal for people who
1) don't built their own pcs
2) want to just stick in their own gpu.

If you get an open box for 806, definitely a great deal then, but that ymmv.
Sure. I'm not saying it's a terrible deal. But it's no awesome deal either. Like most computer deals, it depends on your goals.
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Sure. I'm not saying it's a terrible deal. But it's no awesome deal either. Like most computer deals, it depends on your goals.
I think a computer deal is good if the separate component costs end up within 50 dollars of the final cost. Since building your own would generally take about 2 hours of time.
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can this take a 2080ti?
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A. Lot of people look for a Dell that's cheap to upgrade but don't realize that you need a new psu and if it's proprietary you might have issues with mobo / psu interface not to mention if your video card will fit.

This is IMHO a good deal for people who
1) don't built their own pcs
2) want to just stick in their own gpu.

If you get an open box for 806, definitely a great deal then, but that ymmv.
I am one of those people waiting. Because you can get whole tower for price of mb+cpu+ram if you buy separately.
As I did not have experience with rebuilding hp / dell desktops, what psu issues I may run into?
Thanks for advice.
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I am one of those people waiting. Because you can get whole tower for price of mb+cpu+ram if you buy separately.
As I did not have experience with rebuilding hp / dell desktops, what psu issues I may run into?
Thanks for advice.
Well first, those systems are running 8700 non-k, so right off the bat, you're dealing with different components, mobo / cpu / cooler (stock). Ram will probably be 2666 or slower.

In regards to gpu card sizes, a lot of the upper end cards won't necessarily fit in the dell prebuilts, so that means buying a new case.

You need a new PSU.

Then you're assuming your mobo has standard standoffs, which may or may not be the case. If it's proprietary, not sure if you can switch cases, so that locks you into card size.

Next if you have proprietary mobo, then the psu connector will need a interface cable on top of that - assuming the psu you buy fits into the case.

I think the dell option is great for 1060 or lower. You run into a little risk depending on the pcb / card / case size at 1070 to 1080ti.

I'd use this particular system for 1070 to 1080ti. If you aren't going to sit one of these cards in here, then I think it may be overkill unless you have heavy video / graphic editting that requires the hyperthreading aspect of the computer.
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