Dell Inspiron Desktop i5-8400, 8GB DDR4, 16GB Optane + 1TB, Win 10 $429 @ Staples

VirtualLarry

No Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
53,515
7,845
126
Item #: 24330663 | Model #: I3670-5368BLK

https://brickseek.com/staples-inventory-checker?sku=24330663


I posted a deal a week or two ago, with the equivalent Acer machine, but it was $499 on sale. This is quite a deal on this Dell!

I have a desire to test out Optane, as configured by a major OEM PC builder, on a Coffee Lake-based PC.

This would be right up my alley, to test out, but... I don't have room for another PC, and I still need to sell my HP Power Gaming Desktop (i5-7400, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, GTX 1060 3GB). That was only $499, last BF or so, at Walmart, and it's a bona-fide gaming rig. (Though, Coffee Lake i5-8400 is a six-core, and then there's the Optane cherry on top.)

How hard would it be to turn this into a Gaming PC? Can you throw in a GTX 1050 ti? Or upgrade to an aftermarket PSU? Inquiring minds want to know.

Edit: The Acer PCs at Newegg, had USB 3.1 Gen2 on the front-panel ports, this Dell appears to be just Gen1 / USB3.0. Not that there is a large proliferation of USB3.1 Gen2 external portable HDDs, or USB flash drives, anyways. (Just Pricey external SSDs, mostly.)

Edit: I must be getting rusty, I'm having trouble eye-balling the back picture on this Dell, is that a standard ATX layout of the screw holes? Could this PC be using a non-proprietary PSU connection? (Maybe a more-or-less standard ATX PSU connection on an OEM H310 mobo?)

Edit: When you click on "Special Buy", it seems to indicate that the $170 off, is only good when you ALSO buy a Dell Monitor?

Can you confirm that people have been buying the PC ONLY at this price? Or is this a special price, for a bundle deal, and somehow listed on their web site as a separate SKU? (Newegg does that, and sometimes, things can only be "ordered in a combo".)

Here's an 8th-Gen i5, with 12GB of DDR4-2666, but no Optane, for $449:

https://www.staples.com/hp-pavilion-desktop-590-p0066/product_24330670#product-reviews
 
Last edited:

ibex333

Diamond Member
Mar 26, 2005
3,986
68
91
new deal: Link removed

Acer Aspire Desktop: i5-7400, 12GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, Win 10


Links to Slickdeals are not allowed here. Please link directly to the product.

AT Mod Usandthem

 
Last edited by a moderator:

PrinceXizor

Platinum Member
Oct 4, 2002
2,186
99
91
Can you confirm that people have been buying the PC ONLY at this price? Or is this a special price, for a bundle deal, and somehow listed on their web site as a separate SKU? (Newegg does that, and sometimes, things can only be "ordered in a combo".)
Just placed my order. Went through just fine. No monitor required.
 

PrinceXizor

Platinum Member
Oct 4, 2002
2,186
99
91
Received mine yesterday.
1. One M.2 WLAN and One M.2 PciE (with 16GB Optane in it).
2. Only 2 DIMM slots.
3. Looks like there are two additional free SATA connectors on the MB.
4. 290W PSU (Dell Model AC290AM)
5. Looks like a non-standard ATX connector to my eyes. Only 8 pins and the separate 4 pin SATA power feed. Not a 20+4.

Edit: But, it does look like a standard ATX size PSU that could be swapped out and an adaptor used to power the MB.
 
Last edited:

ASK THE COMMUNITY