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Desktop PC wanted

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Hi all.

I'd quite like a new computer, and have about £350 as my budget.

I don't need a monitor, but, I do need a graphics card with two monitor inputs (I want to use a normal pc monitor as my main monitor, and my hdtv as my secondary one).

The graphics card doesn't need to be immense, as I'm not a big enough PC gamer, but be able to run two monitors without lag.

As well as this, I need 750gb-1.5tb harddrive (pref more than one harddrive so its easier to backup)

I would need Vista as well, and a relatively quick processor, (I do alot of multitasking). and 3gb of ram would be ideal.

Is it possible to get that for around this price?

The dell vostro 400 deal the other week was perfect; http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/186470/dell-vostro-400-2-4ghz-c2d-3gb-1tb-/showthread.php?t=186470

but it expired before I got paid.

Does anyone know of anywhere I could get such a deal like this again?

Would be greatly appreciated!
thanks.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I've been playing around with the now expired Dell Vostro 400 deal...

And I've put in my desired specs minus a GFX card... This is what I've come up with;


Components
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4600 Processor (2.40GHz,800MHz,2MB cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English edit
MONITOR Display Not Included edit
MEMORY 3072MB 667MHz (2x1024 + 2x512) Memory edit
HARD DRIVE 1.0TB (7200RPM) SATA Dual Hard Drives (2X500GB) edit
GRAPHICS CARD Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100 edit
OPTICAL DRIVE 16x DVD +/- RW Drive edit
KEYBOARD Logitech EX110 Cordless Keyboard and Mouse - Reliable and affordable way to go cordless in style edit
MOUSE Mouse Included in Wireless Keyboard and Mouse option edit
Services & Software
SUPPORT SERVICES 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day Included - No Upgrade Selected edit
MOBILITY Declined CompleteCare edit
SECURITY SOFTWARE No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English edit
Accessories
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English edit
SOUND SOFTWARE Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio edit
SPEAKERS No Speakers edit
FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES No Floppy Drive edit
MODEMS No Modem edit
Also included with your system
Dell System Media Kit Vostro 400 Resource DVD (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Shipping Documents English - Vostro 400 System Docs (UK power cord) & English Adobe
Gedis Bundle Reference D054003
Order Information Vostro Desktop Order - UK
Standard Warranty 1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Online Promotion Option for GEDIS Configs Dell Internet Order


It comes to £349 including VAT and delivery... is there any way to get someprice of that deal? I read somehwere on here that there was a £55 off and free delivery thing going on? is that still the case?

If so could i put that onto this deal?

Thanks.
#2
[url]www.dinopc.com[/url] dunno any other cheap ones:| good luck
#3
Thanks, but not really anything I'm looking for in there.
#4
The £55 and delivery was for dell outlet, the site for refurbished PC's, I think.
Apart from that I can't really help you... possibly save a bit of money by buying one 500/750GB hd and when that starts to get full buy another? They are dropping in price a few pounds a week at the moment.. Depends on how quickly you fill them and would obviously be more hassle to backup...
#5
Im actually building one, has everything you need, a 8600GT which has 2xDVI inputs(and VGA adaptors if needed)

3 gigs DDR2 ram, quad core Q6600, Packard bell wireless keyboard and seperate wireless mouse, 400W psu so upgrades can be done. Asus mobo with outputs to connect to a 5.1 surround system as well as usual 5.1 speaker out(the old fashioned headphone jack type)

Vista Home Premium with COA(legitimate) all with 12 months warranty on parts

a 250 gig hd and a 750 gig hd

Works 9 with cd key sticker and disc

20X dvd burner multi formats

£355 inc courier delivery
#6
ryouga
Im actually building one, has everything you need, a 8600GT which has 2xDVI inputs(and VGA adaptors if needed)

3 gigs DDR2 ram, quad core Q6600, Packard bell wireless keyboard and seperate wireless mouse, 400W psu so upgrades can be done. Asus mobo with outputs to connect to a 5.1 surround system as well as usual 5.1 speaker out(the old fashioned headphone jack type)

Vista Home Premium with COA(legitimate) all with 12 months warranty on parts

a 250 gig hd and a 750 gig hd

Works 9 with cd key sticker and disc

20X dvd burner multi formats

£355 inc courier delivery


hmmm

sounds pretty cool.

do you give some sort of warrenty? and where are you based?
#7
Currys £279 (Save £100)
banned#8
I think I have seen one of these at 340 incl VAT and delivery at ISI (interface) not sure though if they sell to end users

• Intel® Dual Core E2200 Processor 2.2Ghz
• Windows XP® Pro
• 2GB Memory
• 160GB HDD
• DVDRW
• Small Form Factor
• 1yr on-site warranty
SDC7CUK
#9
The X3100 is an onboard graphics chip so it's probably only got one monitor output, as is the 950.

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