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Dell XPS 8940 11th Gen i7-11700 16GB RAM 512GB SSD RTX 3060 Ti $1899, i7-11700K 1TB SSD RTX 3070 $2149 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Original Coupon Deal

Similar specs to the previous XPS desptop deal but Dell has upgraded the CPU to 11th Gen i7 processor.

Dell XPS 8940 Desktop 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11700K RTX 3070 16GB RAM 1TB SSD : https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-XPS-8940-Desktop-11th-Gen-I...

Processor

11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11700 processor(8-Core, 16M Cache, 2.5GHz to 4.9GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home (64 bit) English
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3060 Ti™ 8GB GDDR6
Memory
16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2933Mhz
Hard Drive
512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM 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
Security Software
McAfee® LiveSafe™ 12 month Subscription
Accessories
Dell Wired Keyboard KB216 Black (English) + Wired Mouse MS116

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closed Comments

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    Whats the motherboard? Can't see mention of it anywhere

  • +18 votes

    Haven't heard great things about these Dell pre builts. Do your research before buying fyi !

    • +2 votes

      Not sure why you initially were downvoted.

      You only have to Google 'Dell desktop overheating' to see how hot these things get when gaming.

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    What's the PSU on them

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      ATX 12VO and has proprietary connectors.

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    The main issue is that they throttle due to heat. Otherwise very compact and cheap for the specs.

  • +2 votes

    I am using mine right now and love it.

    I was concerned with heat but no issues with WoW.

    The main other issues was upgradeability but wasy to upgrade RAM and SDD/HDD so doesnt bother me.

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      Wasy? Did you mean easy? If so, can you/any other explain- I'm interested in the possibility of upgrading the RAM to either 32/64GB

      • +3 votes

        easy as get standard DDR4 RAM

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          Is that right?

          Have you already done it? If so what RAM did you get?

          I haven't researched deeply but from what I read need to get 'compatible RAM (not sure what this means) and that 3200mhz drops to max of 2933mhz, others less depending on each property

          Thoughts?

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      yours 11700 or 10700?

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      Interesting, tempting to get one.

      What's the hashrate and gpu Junction temperature on the memory?
      Cheers

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        I would highly recommend not mining in one of these cases.

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          Thanks ~ 250+ days to pay off system also takes shine of it a bit.

          • +2 votes

            @elcheapodeniro: The fact that you can buy a scalable asset which pays itself off in under a year without any real intervention is flipping mental.

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              @AaronR: Yeah I know right - it hurts my brain to think that it's possible. If ETH wasn't changing to 2.0 and I actually needed another PC, then I'd be all over it - especially since the 3060ti has the mining crown per cost/power etc.

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              @AaronR: Yeah it puzzles me why there arent more people with the cash buying 30+ and filling a room

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                @Franc-T: Especially since winter is coming.

  • +3 votes

    You need to ensure the CPU comes with the advance stock cooler and not the normal one to prevent heat issues.. I believe the previous with the 10700k came with the advance cooler.

    • +1 vote

      I think the K processors come with the advanced cooler though I cant be certain as mine hasnt arrived yet!

      • +2 votes

        I’ve got both the 8940 and the g5 variant from previous Ozb deals, the k processors come with the tower type cpu cooler. However the issue is the case has no room for additional fans, the rear fan is a Oem generic 80mm which just can’t get the heat from the gpu and cpu out of the tiny case. I’ve ordered a noctua 92mm rear fan to replace the standard fan, it seems to be the recommended #1 upgrade. Until then the entire chassis and case of the pc is a giant heat sink.

        • +1 vote

          Would opening the case be enough to avoid the throttling?

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            @Oauiii: Yes - seems to. Like others have said, it (and the G5) are a stupid case design from a thermal dissipation perspective, but its by no means a deal breaker, just needs either case off operation or some additional cooling mods.

  • +9 votes

    I think Intel 11th gen is slower than 10th gen?RIP Intel

  • +15 votes

    I prefer 10700 with 3070.

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    Can you upgrade the motherboard in a few years time? It looks like a proprietary part and the IO connectors don’t look like they will fit into any motherboard either

    • +2 votes

      Motherboard, case, PSU will have to go all at once.

  • +3 votes

    Had a Dell AiO PC once. Never again. It’s all proprietary components that are impossible to upgrade. That makes no sense for a gaming PC.

    • +7 votes

      Well that's pretty much the case for any AiO. Who would buy an AiO for a gaming PC anyway?

      • +1 vote

        Well you could pretty much scrap this for parts and break even. 3060s and gen 11 i7 probably total 1500. Good luck buying a case, ram, PSU and mobo for 400 bucks.

        That said I would always build from scratch personally.

        • +4 votes

          They are talking about an AiO - this deal is not an AiO so not sure what you're referring to.

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    I meant to say that I wouldn’t buy an OEM PC - AiO or not. At the very least, motherboard and PSU are proprietary with limited upgrade potential. What chipset? How many SATA ports? How many M.2 slots?

    And then you get an 11700K, which has bombed in all reviews that I have seen.

    • +1 vote

      Agreed with the sentiment, but I'd say Dell at least uploads their service/upgrade manuals online (just google model name + service manual) and you'll find all those specifications as well as some 'first timer' instructions which can come in handy particularly on the models which have unusual layouts. The motherboard/PSU are always going to be proprietary in these systems but I think if you're the kind of person who cares about those things, you probably aren't the typical target buyer of a Dell/Alienware PC.

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    Wasn't this cheaper before?

    • +2 votes

      Different cpu

  • +7 votes

    If you need a new furnace! Then look no more!

    Intel's new 11700k chip with their 14nm technology will warm you up!

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    I have to say, I bought one in the last sale and it's the best fridge I've ever owned.

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    I missed last deal and this is more expansive. Still thinking…forever… hmmmmm

  • +2 votes

    caveat emptor.

    The 11th gen is a sidegrade. 20% faster IPC so less cores. Many reviewers say it is ho-hum difference to the equivalent 10th gen. Basically, the +$400 for a 2-3% CPU increase isn't worth it.

    • +2 votes

      20% IPC in some productivity workloads, there's actually regression in some games.

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      Great, I feel better now.

      I bought the 10th gen version… it still hasn't turned up but i keep getting the jitters from all the negative nancy posters :-P

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        10th gen i9 had 10 cores, 11th gen i9 has 8 cores, hence a downgrade in everything except the name.

        These are i7 systems so the point is moot

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      Only on the i9.

      with the new microcode update, about 10% higher FPS in gaming. Worth it IMO.

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        10900k still Intel's champion. Imagine spending ~$800+ on the latest and greatest only to find out the previous generation at 2/3 the price outshines it in many cases..

        RIP Intel.

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    Price going up

  • +3 votes

    Dear OZB gods!

    You have steered me well with the Dell S2719DGF monitor so am hoping you can help me with PC advice…

    Am looking for a purely gaming PC (i use a macbook for work) and my gaming isnt too intensive. That being said I would like to play Total War 3 with good graphics at 1440p when it comes out at end of year. Also don't want a PC with weird flashy lights etc.

    As I see it, I have 3 current options:

    1. DELL XPS at $2.1k which has best CPU / extra storage etc? However can see will need some fan upgrades due to heating issues… I'd see this machine lasting for many years though (more than the others)?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-XPS-8940-Desktop-11th-Gen-I...

    1. TechFast 6700XT deal at $1488 however i would need to upgrade the motherboard or add a PCIE card for Wifi usage and they charge shipping so that bumps the price up to ~$1700. Mindful that I'm reading the 6700xt is kind of crap for the price.

    https://techfast.com.au/products/AMD-Ryzen-5-3600-RX-6700-XT...

    1. BPC Tech 3060 deal at $1299 however again adding the Processor + motherboard upgrade and SSD to 500gb bumping price up to $1487. Yes lower GPU but cheaper, particularly compared to the XPS.

      https://www.bpctech.com.au/kp-cs-forgamer-kraken-power-c-ser...

    I'm bummed I missed the techfast 3070 deal at the end of Feb… think that would have been perfect.

    Would appreciate any help!

    Thanks

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      What graphics settings you planning to play at? Maximum?

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      BPC was 1,199, just saying haha

    • +1 vote

      I'd advise against the 3060 seeing you have the S2719DGF, for QHD gaming you'd want something more powerful

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        Thanks. That's essentially the type of advice I'm looking for!

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      That’s the older 10th gen CPU model but I suspect they’re similar

  • +3 votes

    Bought one last December following OZ deal advice. Very happy to date though you will need to purchase another keyboard. A decent monitor is also a must. Cost is up around $200 more but it is a 11th generation. I also completed the purchase through ShopBack and got another 10% off!

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      Was the graphic card rtx 3070 came with dual fans?