Acer Desktop Aspire TC-865-NESelecti5 i5 8400 8 GB 1 TB Win10 Optane 16GB $429.99 @ Newegg


No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001

Remember, this is the 8th-Gen i5! SIX cores, on your desktop. Not a bad price, not at all, for a six-core pre-built. Of course, you'll want to upgrade with an SSD. I have no idea of the mobo in this bad box will take an M.2 PCI-E NVMe drive, but that would be an interesting option, if supported.

Edit: This was supposed to go to Hot Deals, sorry Moderators.

Anyways, of note, this desktop PC has front USB3.1 Gen2. Yes, 10Gbit/sec USB ports, one Type-A, one Type-C. Pretty sweet feature.

Back Panel Ports
Video Ports
Rear USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0
1 port
Rear Audio Ports
3 ports
PCI Slots (Available/Total)
(1/1) PCI-E x1
(1/1) PCI-E x16
(1/2) M.2

Hmm, looks like it has two HDMI ports (Coffee Lake is still limited to HDMI 1.4, no 2.0, so only 4K30, no 4K60, why no DisplayPort? Even HP SFF Ivy Bridge PCs had DP. Sigh.)

Either that, or I wish that Intel would enable 4K60 over HDMI 1.4, with reduced color depth, like NVidia does with their drivers, for example with the GT 630 / GT 730 (Kepler) dGPUs. I've tested it, it works.

Anyways, it DOES appear to have another M.2 slot, so assuming that it doesn't come with an SSD, and therefore, one of the slots must be used by a Wifi M.2 short card, then it must have an M.2 slot for a main SSD on the board. Looks like it will take an NVMe drive, at first glace. (Probably an option for Acer to release a higher model with an Optane Memory drive, too.)

Get some DDR4-2666 RAM to boost it to 16GB:

Another $80 or so.

Edit: This is their model with 16GB Optane Memory cache drive, $50 more than OP.

Edit: PC in OP, is now $20 more that the daily deal is over, but still a warm deal.

If anyone picks one of these up, can they please open it up, and post mobo pics, and report on how many SATA ports there are on the mobo, and if there's space in the chassis (and a power cord available) to add another SATA SSD or HDD to the PC?

(The Walmart BF 2017 special "HP Power Gaming PC" did have an additional SATA port and power lead, to add a drive, so that made it fairly easy to add a boot SSD to it. That was a decent machine as well, with dual-channel DDR4, i5-7400, and a GTX 1060 3GB for $500 +tax OTD at the B&M.)

Please see latest post, newest deal is i5-8400+ w/16GB Optane Memory for $429.99
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Mar 27, 2009
If anyone picks one of these up, can they please open it up, and post mobo pics, and report on how many SATA ports there are on the mobo, and if there's space in the chassis (and a power cord available) to add another SATA SSD or HDD to the PC?

That is a good question. The previous model (with different chassis, but still with 300W PSU) had only two SATA ports + M.2 SATA (for SSD).

P.S. I wonder what chipset this PC uses considering the model for $50 more has 16GB Optane?
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Mar 27, 2009
For anyone plan on buying this desktop or the $369.99 Core i3 version and using with Optane keep in mind the 32GB Optane has significant advantages over the 16GB Optane besides just extra capacity and extra Sequential Read and extra 4K/Sequential write speed:

(So extra software advantages on top of the hardware advantages make the 32GB Optane at $58 a much better deal than the 16GB Optane at $34)
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Aug 5, 2007
It's on sale again at $419.99 at newegg, free shipping. sale ends 5-days (Monday, Jan. 7th.

Learn more about the Acer America TC-865-NESelecti5
BrandAcerSeriesAspire TModelTC-865-NESelecti5Part NumberDT.BARAA.002Quick Info
TypeStudent / Home OfficeUsageConsumerProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 2.80 GHzProcessor Main Features64 bit 6-Core ProcessorCache Per Processor9 MB L3 CacheMemory8 GB DDR4 2666Storage1 TB SATA 7200 RPM HDDOptical Drive8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW)GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 630EthernetGigabit EthernetPower Supply300WOperating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-BitCPU
CPU TypeIntel Core i5 8th GenCPU Speed8400 (2.80 GHz)L3 Cache Per CPU9 MBCPU Main Features64 bit 6-Core ProcessorGraphics
GPU/VGA TypeIntel UHD Graphics 630Graphics InterfaceIntegrated videoMemory
Memory Capacity8 GB DDR4Memory SpeedDDR4 2666Memory Spec8 GB x 1Memory Slot (Total)2Memory Slot (Available)1Maximum Memory Supported32 GBStorage
HDD1 TBHDD InterfaceSATAHDD RPM7200rpmOptical Drive
Optical Drive TypeDVD±RWOptical Drive Spec8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW)Display
Screen SizeNo ScreenAudio
Audio FeaturesHigh-Def Audio with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound SupportCommunications
LAN Speed10/100/1000MbpsWLAN802.11ac Wireless LANBluetoothBluetooth 5.0Front Panel Ports
Front USB1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (up to 10 Gbps)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2Front Audio Ports2Card ReaderSecure Digital (SD) CardBack Panel Ports
Video Ports1 VGA, 2 HDMIRear USB2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0RJ451 portRear Audio Ports3 portsExpansion
PCI Slots (Available/Total)(1/1) PCI-E x1
(1/1) PCI-E x16
(1/2) M.2Mouse
Mouse TypeOpticalKeyboard
Keyboard TypeUSB KeyboardDimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)13.39" x 6.42" x 13.78"Weight17.20 lbs.