Dell Dimension C521: 19" TFT, AMD Dual core, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD - £387 delivered ! - HotUKDeals
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Looks like Mike missed this deal. Since he isnt around, I'm posting for him.

Dell Dimension C521 inc 19" TFT, AMD Dual core, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD DVDRW, Vista Business & GeForce® 6150 LE graphics is £387.82 delivered !

Evalue code : NPUK5 - D04C12. Reduce warranty to 1 year to get this price. Go via Quidco for further cashback. Select 2 *1024 RAM than the standard 4 *512 at no extra cost.

Components: AMD® Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
Genuine Windows Vista Business - English
Basic Package, 3 Year On-Site Service (reduce to 1 year)
Dell 19" Value Flat Panel (SE197FP) - UK/Irish
2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [4x512] Memory
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics
16 X DVD +/- RW Drive
Dell Black Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Ire (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
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#1
Too many deals from dell! Arghhh. Which is better for the price out of this and the other one the same price? http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58096
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Don't forget to change the memory to 2 *1024 from the standard 4 *512, this costs nothing but means that in the future you will be able to add some more memory if required without having to discard two of the existing memory chips.:thumbsup:
#3
Rich86
Too many deals from dell! Arghhh. Which is better for the price out of this and the other one the same price? http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58096

I'd go for the Intel Core 2 model..better graphics as well...much depends on whether you want the 2gb of memory rather than the 1gb on the other deal
#4
PNE
Don't forget to change the memory to 2 *1024 from the standard 4 *512, this costs nothing but means that in the future you will be able to add some more memory if required without having to discard two of the existing memory chips.:thumbsup:


Definitely worth it.

Don't forget quidco either!
#5
Rich,

I say the other one is better..

It is the E520 chassis which is easier to upgrade if you want. Also it includes a dedicated video card.

The advantage of this system is the additional RAM.. but its cheaper to buy from other 3rd parties than Dell.
#6
Rich86,couldn't comment on the gaming ability of either of these but the C521 as it is supplied will probably have a performance advantage over the E520 because it has more memory. Worth noting that the C521 comes with Vista Business which is extra with the E520 deal. Depends if you need it or not. Best get a 360 or Wii for games as its much less hassel and less cost.
#7
The dell deals on offer this week in my opinion are not as good as recent weeks, if only because they have removed the free delivery from a number of systems. For example a system I got last week for £210 delivered is this week £270. This usually indicates that Dell will be having some improved offers in one or two weeks especially as processor prices are about to drop and they will have old inventory to clear. So if undecided I would advise you wait and buy in a few weeks, nothing to lose but possibly much to gain.
#8
guys is it worth paying the extra £35.25 for the [FONT=arial][SIZE=1]128MB ATI® Radeon® X1300 PCI Express graphics card

[SIZE=2]I wouldn't be using it for games however occassionally do a bit on autocad (not much mind)

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#9
It's not a bad upgrade but nothing to yell about - plenty of decent cards around later on if you dont mind fitting them (and possibly new PSU if you choose a high power consumption card). Card prices are dropping with the dx10 card releases.
#10
Not really, the onboard graphics are fine at high resolutions, I'm using 1600*1200 with one at the moment and its fine with all the office/work applications that I use.
#11
thanks guys

probably leave it and pick one up later if need be
#12
This looks good but I have no need for vista or the TFT
#13
Thanks for the comments / info guys :)

Memory info updated in OP..
#14
does Dell sell anything without a monitor?
#15
Yes but well hidden on the dell site and they usually don't look good value when compared to a full system.
#16
ext
does Dell sell anything without a monitor?


If you ring them they will take off a monitor from the price. Example I had was -£90 for a 19" removed from a deal.
#17
neilmonk
coming up at 486.52 inc vat & delivery.


Click 'Go to next component' and in the 3rd screen

Select : Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only [subtract £98.70]
instead of : Basic Package, 3 Year On-Site Service [Included in Price]

which should drop the price to £387 del.

HTH :)
#18
guys is it worth paying the extra £35.25 for the [FONT=arial][SIZE=1]128MB ATI® Radeon® X1300 PCI Express graphics card[/SIZE][/FONT]

I would only upgrade the graphics card if you want to play games, and this is NOT a card for games, NOR is it a machine for games. If this is your bag get an E520 and put in a proper graphics card like a 7600GT.
#19
PNE
Yes but well hidden on the dell site and they usually don't look good value when compared to a full system.


thank you PNE!
#20
kevinyork
If you ring them they will take off a monitor from the price. Example I had was -£90 for a 19" removed from a deal.

thank u Kevin, I will try to ring them..
#21
just a note guys i bought one of these at a slightly higher spec, it was lagging in vista, deleting, copying, dvd playback, low end spec games kinda (sims 2 jerky unplayable, sketchy sound),

All i think due to the very poor £25 graphics card it has onboard, also note that this pc comes in a low profile SLIM case so most standard video cards will not fit this case.

Dell experiance with CS on return : fair 6 day turnaround of pickup and complaint etc
refund time : unknown pending


just giving you guys the heads up.
#22
Nailez
just a note guys i bought one of these at a slightly higher spec, it was lagging in vista, deleting, copying, dvd playback, low end spec games kinda (sims 2 jerky unplayable, sketchy sound),

All i think due to the very poor £25 graphics card it has onboard, also note that this pc comes in a low profile SLIM case so most standard video cards will not fit this case.

Dell experiance with CS on return : fair 6 day turnaround of pickup and complaint etc
refund time : unknown pending


just giving you guys the heads up.

No matter how fast the CPU you will experience problems using Vista if you only have 1GB of RAM. I use a low spec Dell PC with onboard graphics but have 2.5GB RAM and suffer none of the issues you mention with Vista.
#23
PNE
No matter how fast the CPU you will experience problems using Vista if you only have 1GB of RAM. I use a low spec Dell PC with onboard graphics but have 2.5GB RAM and suffer none of the issues you mention with Vista.


The less than perfect drivers will affect gameplay especially too - vista doesnt use any component to full potential yet (I love how the latest games have 2 spec requirement lists.. vista + xp!)
#24
If you want to play games get an Xbox, PS3, Wii or whatever but don't use a PC. You'll spend your life forever upgrading it and moaning about it rather than buying more games and having more fun.
#25
PNE
If you want to play games get an Xbox, PS3, Wii or whatever but don't use a PC. You'll spend your life forever upgrading it and moaning about it rather than buying more games and having more fun.

:thinking: That surely depends on the type of games you want to play!!!

My recent upgrade cost less than £100 and I am able to play all the games I like with bells and whistles....games that are not available for consoles.This should last me a few years also.It is each to their own.:)
#26
As you say each to their own, but in terms of value for money its hard for me to justify a PC for gaming. Some of the top end graphics cards make the PS3 look cheap!
#27
Also games for the PC tend to be at least £10-£15 cheaper to buy,this can add up over the course of time...........if you wished,A very nice graphics card could be had each year.:)
#28
played sims 2 with a lot lower spec than this pc with no problems is it vista slowing it down as this spec should play sims 2 with ease? with xp does it have pci express as adding cheap gf 7600gs should make ok for some newer games

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