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3 minutes ago, EmHo said:

Is this prebuilt a good deal? It says it's 40% off plus a $75 in rewards points. The price is in Canadian Dollars.

http://www.dell.com/ca/p/xps-8910-se-desktop/pd?oc=dxps8910seslv_btsb_h342e&model_id=xps-8910-se-desktop

That's not bad, but you could build it yourself for cheaper. 


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the only dings i give it are on the non-k MB with a K SKU CPU, 2TB fusion drive, and single channel 2133MHz DDR4

 

...along with dell's spam-ridden W10H image. I don't know if they are still at their old shenanigans with implementation of non-industry standard hardware forcing you to buy THEIR PSU if it takes a crap (after the year warranty is up) or upside down boards, shitty coolers, etc.


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It's not really an amazing deal.  The 40% is kinda bogus because they can make the markup as high as they want as the seller of their assembled PC.  I think for the same money you could do better on ibuypower, since they use aftermarket parts like a builder would.

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You can do better. 

 

The parts here have longer warranties and are going to run cooler.  You will have room to overclock in order to further increase performance as well.  You have a 275GB SSD instead of some dinky 32GB boot drive.

 

You could switch to an i5 7600K + GTX 1070, but I don't know what resolution the display you plan to use is.  For a 1920x1080 display, the RX 480 (or GTX 1060) is a good pick.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($453.98 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($36.22 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($112.80 @ shopRBC)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($60.95 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card  ($309.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($115.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1523.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-14 15:32 EST-0500

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($401.75 @ shopRBC)  <<Boosts to 4.2GHz
CPU Cooler: be quiet! PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($36.22 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($95.88 @ shopRBC)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($144.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card  ($503.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($115.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1578.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-14 15:41 EST-0500

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