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Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro Desktop: i5-6500T, 8GB DDR3, 500GB HDD (Refurb) EXPIRED

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Computers.Woot.com has Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro Desktop: i5-6500T, 8GB DDR3, 500GB Hard Drive (Refurbished) on sale for $269.99. Shipping is free for Prime Members, otherwise is $6. Thanks Magnumix

Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-6500T 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.1GHz)
    6MB Cache Desktop Processor
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB Hard Drive 7200RPM
  • Intel HD Graphics 530
  • External 65W Power Supply
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit
  • Ports:
    • Front I/O Ports:
      • 2x USB 3.0
      • 1x Headphone
      • 1x Microphone
    • Rear I/O Ports:
      • 1x DisplayPort
      • 1x HDMI
      • 2x USB 3.0
      • 2x USB 2.0
      • 1x RJ-45 LAN
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I didn't see this posted, seemed like a good deal for a slightly more capable internet and light office work machine in this form-factor.

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I'm using this for blue iris...
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This seems to be a 6th gen intel processor. Other deals I see for $200 are all 3rd or 4th gen. Will that make a big difference?
Huge difference between the generations. A lot of these get purchased for network video recording with Blue Iris, the 6th gen have the better integrated graphics which leads to lower power and cpu consumption. Aside from that with the newer generations you get more cores, threads, and speed when comparing the processors from previous generations.
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This seems to be a 6th gen intel processor. Other deals I see for $200 are all 3rd or 4th gen. Will that make a big difference?
These seem to be a decent deal a couple of years back. Now with new AMD processors, any intel core gen 1-8 are obsolete.
Build yourself an AMD r3-3300x and you get modern CPU, less heat with slightly better performance than even a core i7-7700k

That said, if you still want to buy pre-built. From 3rd and 4th gen to 6th gen will be around 10-15% performance increase in CPU max. For GPU, you get like 50-100% increase.
Still, I would go with $200 3rd or 4th gen over this 6th gen at $280 unless you need GPU power somewhat
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Note it is only an M.2 slot and you can't put the newer and faster NVMe SSDs in there. I'm assuming the Lenovo's use the same Motherboard.
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Ok deal. T variant is meh.
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Huge difference between the generations. A lot of these get purchased for network video recording with Blue Iris, the 6th gen have the better integrated graphics which leads to lower power and cpu consumption. Aside from that with the newer generations you get more cores, threads, and speed when comparing the processors from previous generations.
That is precisely the reason I want to buy this. I have 8 cameras with a Dahua system, which is impossible to use. Wanted to buy a Windows machine that can run Blue Iris.
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Might want to change the spelling of refrub.
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That is precisely the reason I want to buy this. I have 8 cameras with a Dahua system, which is impossible to use. Wanted to buy a Windows machine that can run Blue Iris.
I have one of the newer Dahua NVRs because I thought my I7-8700K processor wasn't cutting it. Then I added the 2nd channel of DDR memory and that really made the CPU usage go down, it wasn't a lack of memory but it was that extra channel. Now with 24 cameras the CPU is manageable. But even the newer Dahua NVRs are not very good once you start using Blue Iris everything else seems to suck.

That said the 6th Gen and up Intel processors are what I have my eye on right now because of H.265 acceleration. I have a 4th Gen i7-4790K which can do H.264 acceleration but not H.265 and it's struggling a bit with 5 cameras. CPU usage doesn't look too high but it's definitely struggling with H.265 playback on the web interface.
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These seem to be a decent deal a couple of years back. Now with new AMD processors, any intel core gen 1-8 are obsolete.
Build yourself an AMD r3-3300x and you get modern CPU, less heat with slightly better performance than even a core i7-7700k

That said, if you still want to buy pre-built. From 3rd and 4th gen to 6th gen will be around 10-15% performance increase in CPU max. For GPU, you get like 50-100% increase.
Still, I would go with $200 3rd or 4th gen over this 6th gen at $280 unless you need GPU power somewhat
I second this idea; if you're just looking for browsing, then those cheaper models with older gen processors do great. I can speak from personal experience.

I have a refurb Lenovo m92 tiny with an i5-3470t which I got for $150 a couple years ago. Still does great with video playback as a home theater pc. These are easy to upgrade with the 2.5" ssd drive prices right now. They're a steal for simple browsing and accessing video files off my NAS.
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that's a 5 year old CPU... not recommended
Intel hasn't changed that much over the last few years. 14nm +++++ is cool marketing, but these mid/low-range processors aren't going to benefit from the small incremental changes since skylake. Might as well save some money, which is kind of the point of a computer at this price point designed for basic desktop use. This isn't supposed to be paired with an 2080 ti, so let's not get too picky about the cpu.
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Is this capable of basic gaming. Not like a computer dedicated for gaming.
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This seems to be a 6th gen intel processor. Other deals I see for $200 are all 3rd or 4th gen. Will that make a big difference?
Not much difference between 3rd - 7th gen Intel chips. It's more important to look at the individual chips passmark score, this one is pretty weak with a passmark score under 5000. For comparison I have a 4th gen 4790k which has a score of over 8000. The T in the model of the processor indicates it's low power and less performance. Ideal for this small form factor as it runs cooler but you get less performance from it .

Intel stepped up it's game with 8th gen + chips to compete with AMD. they added additional cores making a 8th gen i3 more powerful than the previous years i5 lineup.
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Gott add a ssd into these sucker.
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Is this capable of basic gaming. Not like a computer dedicated for gaming.
Don't even think about gaming with this integrated GPU.
You can still play games from the Windows XP era and NES, SNES emulator just fine though, if that's what you mean by gaming.
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