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Dell XPS 8940 Desktop i7-10700k 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3070 $1929, G5 Desktop i7-10700F 3060 Ti $1699 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Good price if you need a 3070 gaming desktop now.

Also Dell G5 Gaming Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-10700F 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3070 for $1799: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/393065280709

Dell G5 5000 Gaming Desktop 10th Gen i7-10700F 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3060 Ti for $1699: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324461734495

Dell XPS 8940 Tech specs:

Processor

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700K processor
Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64 bit) English
Video Card

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
Memory

16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2933Mhz
Hard Drive

1TB SSD + 2TB HDD
Warranty

1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Wireless

Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
Accessories
Dell Wired Keyboard KB216 Black (English) + Wired Mouse MS116

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        That does sound disappointing. I would've thought XPS would use premium parts

      • +1 vote

        That's even more of a bargain then, comes with a free heater. Perfect for winter gaming

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        The RAM isn't junk, it would just work better if you had 2 RAM sticks. There is the option to have 2x8GB so this guy might have just got unlucky with the 1x16GB.

        He still got 100fps average at 1440p on BF5 on Ultra settings. Nothing to sneeze at, and with a cheap CPU Cooler upgrade and another stick of RAM that would likely increase a lot.

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          Everyone knows avg fps doesn’t mean jack when your 1% and 0.1% are rubbish. Hopefully you’re right about the ram. Would be best off replacing the oem stick with a two-stick kit altogether rather than add a single stick. Also the random freezing and other issues people have mentioned are worrying. Points to potential power delivery and voltage regulation issues with PSU and motherboard components (VRMs etc)

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          wouldn't 1x16gb ram give you more upgradibility in the future?

          My new elitedesk 800 came with 1x16gb stick aswell

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            @Homr: 2x 8GB is better than 1x 16GB because of dual channeling. Basically you get double the bandwidth from having two slots you can access instead of having forcing all the data through single slot. Upgradeability isn't an issue with this model since it has 4 DIMM slots

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          If you watch his follow up video, he explains there was payment issue and Dell had to put in a new order but they didn't change the RAM configuration to his original 2x8GB and instead sent him the default 1x16GB config.

      • +2 votes

        The GPU is an MSI, the ram is 2x8 in all the examples I have heard (except this one) and the PSU is platinum rated.

    • +3 votes

      Review of this exact configuration of XPS

      That's a 10700 with Intel stock cooler, this deal's the 10700K with tower cooler. Latter's reportedly not great either, but nevertheless it's not the exact same config.

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        why does the stock cooler come with issues? Are we expected to always buy an aftermarket cooler for CPUs? That's pretty retarded

        It's like buying a brand new car but have to add in aftermarket stuff to keep it running properly.

        • +1 vote

          Built to a price and the target market is expected to not know any better. Video sums it up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXmE8wESzFo&t=597s

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            @Jabba the Hutt: I stopped using Dell around 2005. I think not long after that they limited customization options, so that was another reason. But it use to be that you'd have to work at it but you'd get a good response out of support in the end. Around when I stopped using them I felt their support went downhill.

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            @Jabba the Hutt: I just bought one. The video he reviewed it doesnt really say much other than they didnt give him two sticks of ram.

            I might replace the CPU cooler, but the machine looks fine otherwise.

        • +2 votes

          Best ask Intel, it's their stock cooler on the F series

          The K series doesn't come with a cooler so Dell add on a better cooler than Intel does

          • +1 vote

            @Dubbin: ^ This. The intel stock cooler is craptastic, I don't even know why they bother shipping it. ~100c load and drops peak boost by nearly 1ghz.

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          It's a bit of a stretch to say it has "issues". Not peak performance, but 100fps @ 1440p Ultra settings is still damn good.

      • +1 vote

        I've got this system, if anything its the GPU that gets too hot with the side panel on, remove that and the issues are solved. CPU never goes above mid 60's with the crappy looking stock cooler.

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        If you watched the video, he discusses how the system was advertised with a tower cooler but arrived with the shitty stock cooler. Deceptive advertising is even worse than simply selling crap components.

    • +1 vote

      This is incorrect, he has a different cooler and 1 stick of ram. I bought this exact system last month at $1894, this is the inside of the case, showing large CPU cooler, 2x sticks of RAM
      https://ibb.co/98cwkM3

  • +2 votes

    I was thinking of purchasing this vs Techfast but the proprietary dell hardware inside and the heat issues raised put me off.

  •  

    The G5 3070 description says that it's a 500W chassis, so, does that mean it contains a 500W PSU? NVIDIA recommends a 650W PSU though, so, is this likely to cause problems?

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      No, do a power supply calculator and you'll see it fits. GPU manufacturers always leave lots of wiggle room cause they don't know what else you have in your system.

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      Also, things like furmark massively push the GPU in ways almost no other application will do. However yes, you do run the risk of power bottlenecks in some situations. Also bear in mind that PSUs efficiency and consistency drops significantly as it approaches its maximum rated output - which is why people buy 850w PSUs for their 500-600w self-built systems

  •  

    I've had this a month. Cooling is horrendous. Plan $100 for good fans. Something whacky about wifi, too. Seems to be driver related, but struggled to fix with different versions (it worked sometime, for a bit). Whatever it is impacts one drive, Outlook and Spotify. Getting a new card, $130.

    •  

      CPU fan or case fans?

      • +1 vote

        case fans. CPU that comes with this config seems solid (mho)

      • +1 vote

        Also, swap the HDD from the front cage to the top (replace the existing top with the one on the front, leaving no empty cage at the front), which helps airflow a bit.

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      Confirming for the benefit of future explorers; New wifi card is 100% the way to go if you have issues with streaming / syncing. I went pretty high end, with the
      ASUS PCE-AC88, $133. Probably overkill, but it is a big relief for everything to just work.

    • +1 vote

      I've just pulled the trigger on this one… and then saw your comment.
      I've seen issues with the "Killer™ Wi-Fi 6" chipset before (mostly on laptops), its typically solvable with config changes and or sometimes slightly older drivers.

      The killer chipset does some "smart" stuff with the wifi that some AP's are not compat or happy about, sometimes just turning some of that off is enough to make it run perfectly. so worth looking into before you lay out cash for a new card.

      after i get mine I guess I'll see if i have that issue as well

      •  

        I got the feeling that could be possible (because it worked correctly, once only), but I couldn't even get their control panel to run. Something about smart streaming options. For $130 I've got 100% reliability, though, which is good for me because work is from home 100%.

        Good luck with your tweaking.

      • +1 vote

        Yes I have experienced this kind of issue with killer chipset. Although on an MSI laptop. Had bad speeds and constant drop outs.
        Found that if I disabled the killer network services… Everything was fixed. Speeds were maximising, and no more drop outs.

  •  

    I have this one and as others have noted, with the side of the case off there are no throttling issues, however the noise is pretty bad from the GPU when gaming.

    Performance at 2k resolution has been above 60fps for everything I've ever thrown at it, hitting 120+ fps for many games.

    There have been a handful of times it hasn't posted, which I think is either a USB issue or a conflict between internal GFX and 3070 output (I have narrowed it down to either a semi-dodgy USB HDD or when I plug or unplug the HDMI and USB for my Rift).

    Boot up time is around 5 seconds which is stunning.

  • -1 vote

    If you budget for a replacement cooler, Z490 motherboard, and PSU ($500 extra) the value drops, but it's not necessarily unreasonable. But I'd certainly be unhappy with a 30-day leadtime that's not obvious upfront, unlike Techfast that makes it pretty clear.

    This isn't a good deal.

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      Why are you replacing the motherboard and PSU?

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        PSU is not standard ATX, so a replacement motherboard mandates a compatible PSU.

        I'd replace the motherboard to get the simple, basic features like 4x ram slots, 6 SATA ports, 2x m.2 ports. More crucially, overclocking capacity for the K-series processor.

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          Yeah, but thats very specific to your use case.

          For people like me you dont need all of that (barring the cooler), yes, its a pain to upgrade the memory as you have to replace sticks but its not the end of the world.

  •  

    Try not to flame me here but I brought this for my son after seeing a few good reviews. Few hours later I see more reviews and they ain't the best. Is there possibility for change of mind? If not then that's my fault. Anyone here who has it been fine with it?

    •  

      They aren't sending it for a month, you have plenty of time to cancel. From memory they will want to call you or something, but other then that it's straight forward. Difficulties come when your order enters 'production' or whatever they call it, at that point you can't cancel

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        Thanks I will try that tomorrow morning

    •  

      I think it's still a solid buy if you are ok with buying couple of case fans and moving a drive. A bit fiddly to install the front fan, but that's all.

      And he'll probably want a memory upgrade in not too long.

    •  

      Theres only one review saying its not the best. For the price its great value.

      I bought one after looking at all the reviews I could, its a solid machine that isnt perfect.

      (I will be putting in an extra stick of ram though)

    •  

      what reviews put you off?

  •  

    Has anyone tried removing the 3070 video card from this Dell machine and dropped it into a custom build ?

    • +4 votes

      there has been some come up on ebay so i'm guessing someone has

  • +3 votes

    Just DIYed a system last week with an old 2070 video card. seeing the 3070 cards along going $1500. this price seems pretty good.

  •  

    ahh screw it. I pulled the trigger on this beast. Lets see how it goes :-P

  •  

    So supports an optical drive but doesn't come with one? Anyone know what kind of optical drive it supports. It looks like it wouldn't support the standard 5 1/4" desktop optical drives.

    •  

      Comes with an optical drive, its in the shipping parts list I got today.

      Not that I can remember the last time I used one, but nice to have.

  • +2 votes

    Ok - so I bought this last month and so far, it's been good. Doom Eternal maxed out on a 1440p monitor had the fans singing a bit. Mind you it was a cool 20 degrees outside.
    Does anyone have any RAM sticks they could recommend to go 32gb?
    Also, any case fans that anyone could recommend?
    TIA.

    •  

      You could buy the 16gb stock ram I took out of mine. Plug it into the remaining 2 slots

  • +1 vote

    When this deal was posted before Xmas it was off the charts. This time it's cheaper and there's still a shortage on GPUs so I'm curious why people haven't jumped on it. The heating issues have been discussed a lot but that's nothing new.

  • +2 votes

    Bit confused about the shipping time for the G5 3070 version as it's currently in-stock on the Dell website.

    @LiMaaa do you happen to know of the shipping time accuracy? Seems a bit crazy to have a month lead time when I can buy from dell.com.au and have it ship today.

  • +2 votes

    Now showing as out of stock on eBay.

  •  

    Is the $1699 one going to handle 1440p gaming + be future proof as well?

    •  

      Probably worth the extra $100 for the 3070 version

  •  

    Anyone in VIC who bought this PC and only wanting 3070? I am happy to buy rest of PC (with my old video card) for my son. DM me . Thank you!

  •  

    I see there is now an XPS 8940 with 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11700K RTX 3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD for +$220 ($2149)?
    Any good?

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      Missed out on the posted deal. This deal looks the same apart from the processor. Thinking of getting this one for my son. Did you pull the trigger?

  •  

    If anyone in Sydney has ordered and had a change of mind.. I might be willing to take it off your hands..

  •  

    anyone had this ship yet? I know ETA was May, but wondering if that was just for later orders.

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      Yes my G5 3070 shipped yesterday. Expecting it soon.

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        Did you get an eBay notification? How long ago did you order?

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          Yes I got an eBay notification, but the notification directly from Dell came much sooner.

          I ordered around a few hours after the deal was posted?

          Didn’t end up getting delivered today. I guess it will be coming tomorrow.

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    New video that might be of some interest to those considering a CPU cooler upgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej89Y1kpFBo

    • +1 vote

      The 10700k comes with the better tower cooler.

  • +1 vote

    anyone received theirs yet? not sure if these are shipping for O/S to Aus

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      Curious about if anyone has theirs yet.