Does this sound like a good deal? Cost is $569 after $50 rebate ($9.99 standard shipping)ASUS M11AD-US012S Desktop PC Intel Core i7 4770S (3.10GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Windows 8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220589&Tpk=N82E16883220589 Here are the speds: Model M11AD-US012S Processor Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1GHz Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Cache Per Processor 8MB L3 Cache Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 Hard Drive 1TB SATA 7200RPM Optical Drive 24x DVD-RW Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Power Supply 300W Operating System Windows 8Motherboard Chipset Intel H81CPU CPU Type Intel Core i7 CPU Speed 4770S (3.10GHz) L3 Cache Per CPU 8MB CPU Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Max Turbo Frequency 3.9GHzGraphics GPU/VGA Type Intel HD Graphics 4600 Graphics Interface Integrated videoMemory Memory Capacity 8GB DDR3 Memory Speed DDR3 1600 Memory Spec 8GB x 1 Memory Slot (Total) 2Hard Drive HDD 1TB HDD Interface SATA HDD RPM 7200rpm HDD Spec Secure 3 years 32GB cloud storageOptical Drive Optical Drive Type 24x DVD-RWAudio Audio Channels 6 channelsCommunications LAN Speed 10/100/1000MbpsFront Panel Ports Front USB 2 x USB 2.0 Front Audio Ports 2 Card Reader6-in-1 Card Reader Back Panel Ports Video Ports 1 VGA, 1 HDMI Rear USB 2 x USB 3.0; 4 x USB 2.0 RJ451 port Rear Audio Ports 6 portsExpansion PCI Slots (Available/Total) 2 PCI-e x1 1 PCI-e
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posted: Jul. 6, 2014 @ 9:07a
I'm certainly no expert but I have been looking for a desktop replacement for quite a while now-deals are few and far between. This seems pretty good-decent expandability, which I like. But a couple of caveats from reading the reviews at Newegg and Amazon: -most importantly, at least one Amazon reviewer says it doesn't have the claimed latest generation i7 but rather a third generation cpu and slower than advertised (3.1 Ghz rather than claimed 3.4) -several users said poorish build quality-at least two had defective on/off switches -personally I despise Newegg's rebate procedures-read the stuff carefully and be prepared to have the process be made as difficult as possible (but maybe Staples has spoiled me). -odds are the power supply will need to be replaced and memory expanded if you do any upgrading at all. Both are relatively easy to but an additional expense.
Still I may jump on this. The days of a decent $400 desktop seem to be gone forever.
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