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Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop PC: i7-6700, 16GB DDR3L, 2TB HDD, AMD Radeon R9 360 EXPIRED

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Promoted 07-29-2016 by brisar at 08:03 AM View Original Post
Dell Small Business has Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop for $949 - $370 w/ coupon code DELLDT579 = $579. Shipping is free. Thanks Patrick20

Specs
  • Intel Core i7-6700 Quad Core 3.6GHz CPU
  • 16GB DDR3L Memory
  • 2TB (7200RPM) Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon R9 360 2GB GDDR5
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x VGA
  • DVD-RW
  • 802.11bgn WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit (Includes Win 10 Pro License)

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Edited July 28, 2016 at 07:49 PM by BeAuMaN
Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-6700 SKYLAKE Quad-Core Win7 Pro Desktop (16GB/2TB) + AMD R9 360 GPU

Processor
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)

Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed)
Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial

McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription

Memory
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)

Hard Drive
2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p...8117942242

$579.00 + FREE SHIPPING
$1,102.99 Save: $523.99 (47%)
Code: DELLDT579

The following options are default selections included with your order

Inspiron 3650
Integrated 5.1 Channel with Wave MaxxAudio® Pro (Windows)
If accessories are purchased, they may ship separately
AMD Radeon™ HD R9 360 2GB GDDR5
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard English Black
Dell MS116 Wired Mouse Black
LOTMT1701_223_R/LOTMT1703_223/US/CA/BTO
Dell SRV Software 1707
SERI Guide (ENG/FRN)
Power Cord US
No Retail
Shipping Material
Red Chassis with NPFC PSU
Label Structured in Addl SW
Label Not Included
Shipping Material, Direct
Dell.com Order
Dell.com Order
Additional Software
Optical Software Not Included
Regulatory Label Inspiron 3650
Intel® Core™ i7 Label
Placemat Inspiron 3650
Windows 10 OS Recovery 64bit – DVD
802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 GHz, 1x1
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
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Ya it is a good deal. Dell is offering this deal in regular Interval for last 2/3 months. I have poste it twice. Just one thing to consider, if you are planning for a high end gaming machine which you can upgrade and tweak as per your taste, this is not what you are looking for. This machine is customized with non-standard PSU, DDR3L Ram, small space for upgrade.

On the other hand, if you are looking for general purpose powerful desktop for running some CPU intensive apps, Photo & Video editing and encoding, content creation and occasional light gaming then it is the best you can find at this price point.
It has two SATA III connector I think. Sadly it cannot run 4K@60 fps. The GPU has enough horse power to do so but this a Dell OEM version of the GPU which comes with HDMI 1.4 and VGA ports and neither can run 4K at 60 FPS. You need a Display Port 1.2 for that.
This is still a good deal considering the hardware. Adding a SSD would be about the extent of upgrades that could (should) be done to this machine.

Once lower-tier video cards start rolling out for the new generation from both AMD and Nvidia, the GPU might be able to get a slight upgrade. You need something that runs at full load in the 85W range and doesn't require a direct PSU connection. With both camps pushing out great performance at low power (compared to previous generations) they should have a fairly decent upgrade to offer at 85W, but reading comparison reviews is the only way to tell for sure. I don't recommend upgrading the GPU at all, but if you must upgrade it, waiting for the current-gen lower-end cards is your best option.

The R9 360 is an OEM card, you can't find one for sale as an aftermarket video card. It's closest relatives are the R7 260X and R7 360, and performance is typically somewhere in between. It is essentially an R7 360 with some of the shaders disabled in order to hit the OEM required 85W for PCIE slot driven power... From what I've seen, it sometimes nudges above the R7 360 in benchmarks (I don't look at benchmarks much because scores too often don't coincide with real-world performance)... I would say you can do some 1080p 60Hz gaming without issue at medium settings. Depends on the game, of course. It is DirectX 12 capable, but that requires Windows 10, and with a video card this low in performance, not sure you would get much difference with DX12 vs DX11 anyway. Most games support both...

The processor and RAM are good/great... No reason to mess with either of them.

The motherboard will be a fickle mess, and should just be left alone along with the case.

The PSU has proprietary connections to the motherboard, and is likely a SFF or custom size... that means replacing it with something decent wouldn't be cheap. Don't replace it unless you have to, and don't stress it by trying to add a GPU it can't handle.

I prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8 or 10, but that's just my preference. The only reason for Win 10 IMHO would be DirectX 12, but again, this machine isn't for hardcore gaming, and most developers are still making their games DX11 because they know there are many people who don't want Win10. Here's hoping they move toward one of the newer OpenGL-like alternatives and leave DirectX behind...
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nice deal?
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Quote from zjmshopping View Post :
nice deal?
Ya it is a good deal. Dell is offering this deal in regular Interval for last 2/3 months. I have poste it twice. Just one thing to consider, if you are planning for a high end gaming machine which you can upgrade and tweak as per your taste, this is not what you are looking for. This machine is customized with non-standard PSU, DDR3L Ram, small space for upgrade.

On the other hand, if you are looking for general purpose powerful desktop for running some CPU intensive apps, Photo & Video editing and encoding, content creation and occasional light gaming then it is the best you can find at this price point.
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Quote from suryasis View Post :
ya it is a good deal. Dell is offering this deal in regular interval for last 2/3 months. I have poste it twice. Just one thing to consider, if you are planning for a high end gaming machine which you can upgrade and tweak as per your taste, this is not what you are looking for. This machine is customized with non-standard psu, ddr3l ram, small space for upgrade.

On the other hand, if you are looking for general purpose powerful desktop for running some cpu intensive apps, photo & video editing and encoding, content creation and occasional light gaming then it is the best you can find at this price point.

great, thanks so much in4 1
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Quote from Suryasis View Post :
Ya it is a good deal. Dell is offering this deal in regular Interval for last 2/3 months. I have poste it twice. Just one thing to consider, if you are planning for a high end gaming machine which you can upgrade and tweak as per your taste, this is not what you are looking for. This machine is customized with non-standard PSU, DDR3L Ram, small space for upgrade.

On the other hand, if you are looking for general purpose powerful desktop for running some CPU intensive apps, Photo & Video editing and encoding, content creation and occasional light gaming then it is the best you can find at this price point.
Does it have Sata III connection inside? Can it drive 4K @ 60 Hz? Thanks.
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Does it have Sata III connection inside? Can it drive 4K @ 60 Hz? Thanks.
It has two SATA III connector I think. Sadly it cannot run 4K@60 fps. The GPU has enough horse power to do so but this a Dell OEM version of the GPU which comes with HDMI 1.4 and VGA ports and neither can run 4K at 60 FPS. You need a Display Port 1.2 for that.
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Quote from Suryasis View Post :
It has two SATA III connector I think. Sadly it cannot run 4K@60 fps. The GPU has enough horse power to do so but this a Dell OEM version of the GPU which comes with HDMI 1.4 and VGA ports and neither can run 4K at 60 FPS. You need a Display Port 1.2 for that.
Thanks for the info!
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Perfect computer for my parents + some expiring eGiftCerts to burn. Thank you for posting this! I love the "free 32 inch TV" scam they are running. The exact same Computer with the TV is $899.99. Wish I could swap out the HD for an SSD though.
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Yes, you can swap out the HDD for an SSD. I did it, and I'm a relative novice. It can be done. You have to buy a SATA cable, a power cable extender (I like the 4-1 Startech.com one being sold at various websites) and an SSD. There is also a carriage, just look for a previous thread on this. You can have an extremely fast system.
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ordered from last time on the 16th and called dell. Hasn't even finished building yet. They're having supply issues with the video card. Anyone get theirs yet from the last 2 times this deal was live?
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This is still a good deal considering the hardware. Adding a SSD would be about the extent of upgrades that could (should) be done to this machine.

Once lower-tier video cards start rolling out for the new generation from both AMD and Nvidia, the GPU might be able to get a slight upgrade. You need something that runs at full load in the 85W range and doesn't require a direct PSU connection. With both camps pushing out great performance at low power (compared to previous generations) they should have a fairly decent upgrade to offer at 85W, but reading comparison reviews is the only way to tell for sure. I don't recommend upgrading the GPU at all, but if you must upgrade it, waiting for the current-gen lower-end cards is your best option.

The R9 360 is an OEM card, you can't find one for sale as an aftermarket video card. It's closest relatives are the R7 260X and R7 360, and performance is typically somewhere in between. It is essentially an R7 360 with some of the shaders disabled in order to hit the OEM required 85W for PCIE slot driven power... From what I've seen, it sometimes nudges above the R7 360 in benchmarks (I don't look at benchmarks much because scores too often don't coincide with real-world performance)... I would say you can do some 1080p 60Hz gaming without issue at medium settings. Depends on the game, of course. It is DirectX 12 capable, but that requires Windows 10, and with a video card this low in performance, not sure you would get much difference with DX12 vs DX11 anyway. Most games support both...

The processor and RAM are good/great... No reason to mess with either of them.

The motherboard will be a fickle mess, and should just be left alone along with the case.

The PSU has proprietary connections to the motherboard, and is likely a SFF or custom size... that means replacing it with something decent wouldn't be cheap. Don't replace it unless you have to, and don't stress it by trying to add a GPU it can't handle.

I prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8 or 10, but that's just my preference. The only reason for Win 10 IMHO would be DirectX 12, but again, this machine isn't for hardcore gaming, and most developers are still making their games DX11 because they know there are many people who don't want Win10. Here's hoping they move toward one of the newer OpenGL-like alternatives and leave DirectX behind...
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How is this different from the XPS 8900?
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Would this be a good enough machine to run PoE IP cams via Blue Iris?

If so, how many SATA ports does the motherboard have? I'd want to add substantial storage space
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Any idea what is the resolution and fps this gpu can push out? I doubt if hdmi or vga can do such a thing. I am bit surprised by the absence of DVI port.
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