Interesting Optiplex 7040 deal on Ebay

cortexodus

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These have a weird PSU with proprietary Dell hookups on the mainboard... The mainboard itself is also not exactly "standard". I guess the upshot is that it does have an M.2 slot on the board.
 
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only thing i would check is what W the p/s is. All Dells are usually low. i have a dell precision 5810 with only a 425w p/s and couldnt figure out why my geforce gtx 560 wont work. I have the dual 6 pin adapter for the PS in but no go. I am thinking not enough power let alone I wanted to SLI.. not gonna happen
 

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Store_wolf had then for less than $600. I was hoping for the i7-6700t variant, which they showed in the mATX-sized box. No such luck, ended up having to cancel purchase.
 

yee245

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There's one on the Dell Business Outlet with the current coupons with almost identical specs (it has a Radeon R5 340X instead of a GTX 745, though I don't know how the two compare, not that it matters, since it would be getting replaced, and the small form factor instead of mini tower) for $730+tax.

I too would be wary of the power supply. Looking at the manual for the 7040, it looks like the motherboard itself has just a 4-pin ATX power connection (#18).
OptiPlex 7040 - Mini Tower Owner's Manual

This one shows pretty much no extra cables on a 240W 80 Plus Bronze rated PSU.
 

LazN

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These may be the cheap 1 chip 512GB ssds that Samsung is making now.. Speeding up the march to the end of spinning rust on the desktop.
 

Nate7311

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I deployed 2 brand new 7040s with 6G i7s and NVMe drives to a client that wanted the fastest thing he could get with a 3yr warranty who is using it for spreadsheets... :rolleyes:

Crystal diskmark showed 1.4Gb/s reads and 850-900MB/s writes. Fast, no doubt.

And yes, we all know this isn't a gaming rig, but i figured it was a great pricetag for decent specs and a 3yr warranty.
 
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