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BACK IN STOCK Refurb Acer Aspire X1300 Quad Core Desktop PC - 256 Graphics - Price includes 19 inch Monitor £279.00 @ AcerDirect

£279.00 @ Acer Direct
Great price as quad core and comes with monitor. Extra 30 pounds to extend warranty to a year Details: Grade A1 - As New Condition. Small enough to fit anywhere in the house but equipp… Read More
Davidben83 Avatar
6y, 8m agoFound 6 years, 8 months ago
Great price as quad core and comes with monitor. Extra 30 pounds to extend warranty to a year

Details:

Grade A1 - As New Condition.

Small enough to fit anywhere in the house but equipped with exceptional components and quality applications, the Aspire X1300 desktop is capable of satisfying your home computing expectations. Loaded with a combination of fine multimedia-enhancing technologies, this Aspire desktop give you a delightful movie, music and photo-viewing experience.

The Aspire X1300 lets you sit back, relax and watch your favorite movie in high-definition, 5.1-channel audio and lively picture quality.

Processor AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core 2.30GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM (Installed) DDR2
Hard Drive: 320GB Hard Drive Serial ATA - 300
Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW SuperMulti
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 8200 (256MB Dedicated)
LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: No
Monitor: Yes
Monitor Type: 19 Inch TFT Monitor (1366 x 768)
Front Ports: 9 USB, Headphone, Microphone, P/S2 Keyboard and mouse, Serial and parallel, VGA, Ethernet
Warranty: 3 Month Warranty
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#1
It’s a very good idea to say refurb/3 months warranty in the title to make that clear up front.
#2
Done - thanks
#3
This is a bloody good deal so I am surpised that it is not hotter. You simply could not build the same pc for anywhere near this
#4
Isn't this the same deal that was on here a week ago?
#6
good deal until checkout and then want any earlier than a week and its £15 delivery, not as hot then
#7
Seems a good price
#9
Or £70 more gets you this upspec'ed version.
Differences:

1TB drive instead of 320GB
4GB of DDR2 instead of 2GB.
A GeForce G210 (which I presume is a dedicated card), instead of an integrated GeForce 8200.

If you want the upgrades, it certainly seems worth the extra £70.
#10
Go through LaptopsDirect instead (appears to be the same company), and you have the possibility of 2% QuidCo, too.
banned#11
Does this have a pci express slot and what graphics card is good fir tis machine
#12
rirawin
Does this have a pci express slot and what graphics card is good fir tis machine


Yes, according to the acer website's spec sheet for the x1300 this model's motherboard has one PCIe 2.0 x16 low-profile slot, and one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot.

Whatever graphics card you opt for, remember it'll need to be a low-profile card to fit in this slim-line case.
(unless ofcourse you rebuild the machine in a bigger case, which is what i'd be tempted to do)



Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Aug 11, 2010 02:49: ...
banned#13
But what graphic card please, really unsure what to look for. Only want to play MW2 and Left 4 Dead. £45 budget?.
#14
rirawin
But what graphic card please, really unsure what to look for. Only want to play MW2 and Left 4 Dead. £45 budget?.


Without knowing how capable the supplied PSU is, it's hard to recommend a high spec. low profile card.
I suggest asking for the Brand & Wattage of the supplied PSU in the Q&A section on the Acerdirect/laptopsdirect website[s].
You might even be able to get them to recommend a suitable mid-range graphics card.
#15
TehJumpingJawa
rirawin
But what graphic card please, really unsure what to look for. Only want to play MW2 and Left 4 Dead. £45 budget?.


Without knowing how capable the supplied PSU is, it's hard to recommend a high spec. low profile card.
I suggest asking for the Brand & Wattage of the supplied PSU in the Q&A section on the Acerdirect/laptopsdirect website[s].
You might even be able to get them to recommend a suitable mid-range graphics card.


Alternatively, you could get the up-spec'ed one I mentioned above for £70 more.

It gets you a low-profile G210 graphics card, which would ordinarily set you back ~£35,
700GB of extra HDD, worth ~£30,
and 2GB of extra ddr2 ram, worth ~£45.

I can't be sure how well the G210 will handle the games you listed, but a little research should provide you with the answer.

As previously mention by Bass_Monkey - if you do choose to buy, make sure you use laptopsdirect rather than acerdirect & go via quidco. As 2% quidco is worth having on such a large purchase!




Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Aug 11, 2010 03:24: ...
#16
If you're in the market for a refurb check out pc world (honestly!). Got an amazing deal on a refurb gaming rig from them a few years ago, still going strong.
#17
Looks good, but is it legally possible to give a warranty on these sorts of things for only three months? They have to be 'fit for purpose' for at lest twelve months, or am I out of date?
#18
absolutely hot deal! you just can not get a better quad core PC under 300quid.
#19
I just wish it did not include the monitor - it would be cheaper and therefore more affordable.
#20
Cracking price. The G210 wouldn't be good enough for LFD2 though.
I recommend the radeon 5570. Bit quicker than my radeon 4670, but lower power and available in low profile. Mine plays ok in 1920x1080 with a dual core athlon, so the quad core and 5570 will be fine.
1 Like #21
Personally I wouldn't touch a refurb, let alone an Acer refurb.
Acer build/quality is not the best and an Acer without a full 12 month warranty, could turn out to be an expensive mistake.

Also this is not a PC to buy, if you are considering upgrades, as the PSU is likely not adequate, to say drive a decent grphics card, plus you will be limited in your choice of low profile cards.

Spend a bit more, get a higher spec and a new PC with 12 months warranty .... it'll work out cheaper and less frustrating in the long run ;)
#22
Has anyone ever wondered just why Acer have so many refurbs?

IMHO they are rubbish and I fully agree with the previous poster.

Why buy someone else's problem????
#23
if you were to buy or sell these second hand, this is probably (from what i have found) the bare minimum you would get for them:

AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core 2.30GHz - £100ish
2GB RAM (Installed) DDR2 - £25
320GB Hard Drive Serial ATA - 300 - £35
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti - £20
nVidia GeForce 8200 (256MB Dedicated) - £40
19 Inch TFT Monitor (1366 x 768) £50
case - £20
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit - £40

= £330
even taking vista off as somthing you could sell it still adds up to the mark, and it would be difficult to source all these parts at this price, as iv slightly under valued them, to ensure this is the minimum you would get.

Its less of a gamble as you could sell most of the parts on (although admittedly this would be abit of a hassle!)
banned#24
this is great value for money, hot hot hot!
#25
Even if it falls apart, its still cheaper to replace parts yourself if you have to, unless you don't know a CPU from a GPU. If the low profile case is too limiting, then a decent full height MATX case is barely £30
#26
Not a bad deal, but 1366x768 on a 19in is criminal, really ought to be at least 1600x900 at that size.
#27
jw13
if you were to buy or sell these second hand, this is probably (from what i have found) the bare minimum you would get for them:

nVidia GeForce 8200 (256MB Dedicated) - £40

Are you sure? I think the 8200 will be part of the motherboard so very hard to sell separately! dedicated means dedicated 256mb of memory, it does not mean the opposite of integrated. And £40 for a 8200 anyway is madness! I got a 8800GT for £50 2 years ago, 8600gs/gt can be had for under £20.
#28
jw13
if you were to buy or sell these second hand, this is probably (from what i have found) the bare minimum you would get for them:

AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core 2.30GHz - £100ish
2GB RAM (Installed) DDR2 - £25
320GB Hard Drive Serial ATA - 300 - £35
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti - £20
nVidia GeForce 8200 (256MB Dedicated) - £40
19 Inch TFT Monitor (1366 x 768) £50
case - £20
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit - £40

= £330
even taking vista off as somthing you could sell it still adds up to the mark, and it would be difficult to source all these parts at this price, as iv slightly under valued them, to ensure this is the minimum you would get.

Its less of a gamble as you could sell most of the parts on (although admittedly this would be abit of a hassle!)


The 8200 is integrated onto the motherboard.
Though I don't see a motherboard listed in your parts, so I guess that's your guestimation of it's value?

:edit

Yeah, what MIDURIX said ^_^

Btw, i'm not disagreeing that the value of this system's components exceed the price being asked for them.

Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Aug 11, 2010 11:27: ...
#29
also to try and sell a brand new dell/asus/acer case which has had everything taken out of it for £20 may be hard, don't know who would want it tbh
#30
yer with this i was refering to the mobo:
nVidia GeForce 8200 (256MB Dedicated) - £40
but your right, it might be abit steep, so possibly put it at £20.
although i forgot PSU, so add £20
:)
1 Like #31
Davidben83
This is a bloody good deal so I am surpised that it is not hotter. You simply could not build the same pc for anywhere near this

No, but also you would not build a PC like this. The monitor is ridiculous - it hardly has enough height for normal web surfing. The hard disk is tiny, as in the RAM. And what do you need a quad core for in an otherwise mediocre system? By balancing the components it is easy to build a better system for less money.
1 Like #32
the hard disk is small, but this is fine for a OS disk and external device storage. i belive there are 4 memory slots on this mobo, so you could upgrade if needs be. had a look around but cannot see any pictures of the cases or info on it to see if you could fit more disks in.

also just a heads up; had a look and there is a hexus forum post about an overheat issue on this, but it says within the text that there is only a 220w psu which is fairly small(**this may not be the same setup however):

http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/188946-replacement-heat-sink-acer-aspire-x1300.html

Edited By: jw13 on Aug 11, 2010 12:47: (this may not be the same setup however)
#33
MrPuddington
By balancing the components it is easy to build a better system for less money.


Go on then ^_^

Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Aug 11, 2010 12:58: ...
banned#34
Adding a GPU will cause overheating issues it seems, not worth it then.
#35
jw13
the hard disk is small, but this is fine for a OS disk and external device storage. i belive there are 4 memory slots on this mobo, so you could upgrade if needs be. had a look around but cannot see any pictures of the cases or info on it to see if you could fit more disks in.

also just a heads up; had a look and there is a hexus forum post about an overheat issue on this, but it says within the text that there is only a 220w psu which is fairly small(**this may not be the same setup however):


http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/188946-replacement-heat-sink-acer-aspire-x1300.html



The Thread you've linked to with the overheating problems only has a x3 8550 in it!
With a x4 9650 (same manufacturing process, but all 4 cores active and at 100MHz higher frequency!) it's sure to be pumping out even MORE heat!!

This certainly explains the availability of these machines in A1 condition...... returned because they overheat.
*Rep. given for very insightful research. (well, I would give you rep. if I could work out how to do it in this god awful new website >< )

It doesn't rule out the machine as a worth-while purchase per se, but i'd definitely transplant the components into a more capable case.


Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Aug 11, 2010 18:54: ...
#36
Very nice deal - well found. Hot.
#37
If these get hot why no just take one side of the case off?
#38
arrggg, my pc is on its way out, i fully upgraded it a few years ago.

do i get this and swap the components into my full sizes case with the better psu so i can then put a decent gfx card in it in time...

i can always take my hd's out of this pc and possibly ebay the other bits as it is an agp motherboard with 7800 gs nvidia card.. hmm maybe if i got £60 or so for the mobo processor and card i could justify it.
#39
This is back in stock soon. According to the website if you click go to deal
#40
Yep, 11-20 in-stock.

Don't forget to use laptopsdirect rather than acerdirect, and go through quidco for 2% (~£5) cashback.

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