In the market for a reasonably priced desktop PC that’s built for longevity and customizability? Consider picking up the sleek XPS 8930. For a limited time, Dell is selling it for just $699.99. Simply apply the coupon code “50OFF699” during checkout, and you’ll save a hundred bucks off the list price.
This configuration features an eighth-generation six-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-8400 CPU, a discrete AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics card (with 2GB of memory), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, a DVD burner, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support.
Dell is also offering a wired keyboard and mouse combo at no additional cost. That’s particularly convenient if you’re starting from scratch, but you can easily swap in your favorite existing input devices if you’d prefer. And thanks to the inclusion of DisplayPort, HDMI, and dual-link DVI ports, you’ll be able to use just about any monitor or HDTV that you’d like.
So, what exactly makes this model so versatile? It’s the sheer number of ports and slots. On the inside, it has space for three 3.5-inch drives, four PCIe slots (with room for a full-size graphics card), and four DIMM slots (with support for up to 64GB of memory).
While the included graphics card won’t be able to handle high-end settings on most modern games, swapping in a newer video card is a snap. And since the rest of the specs are already rock solid, you won’t have to invest in much else to turn this into a splendid gaming PC.
By default, the XPS 8930 comes with Windows 10 Home (64-bit) installed, so you’ll be able to use the Edge web browser, the Xbox app, the Cortana personal assistant, and the Windows Store right out of the box. And with DirectX 12 and game DVR in play, it’s the perfect OS for gaming.