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Another price drop for the weekend sees this ecode at its lowest.

Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-D02E06d - £438.99 or less delivered
Intel® Core 2 Duo E4300 Processor (1.80GHz, 800MHz, 2MB)
English Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Dell 19" Value Flat Panel (E197FP) - UK/Irish
1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000
Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Microsoft® Works 8 - English
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#1
Nice one Mike :) Thanks!
[mod]#2
Upgrades:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Processor (1.86GHz, 1066MHz, 2MB) add £29.37 this is a must have at this price.

English Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium add £17.63

Dell™ 20" Black Wide Flat Panel (E207WFP) - UK/Irish add £82.25

Add your own graphics card at reduced cost from elseware.
#3
£94 for extra gig of ram though which Vista really needs
[mod]#4
Cheaper to buy your ram elseware, machine has 4 slots.
#5
Thanks for this Mike :)
#6
This system was £449 yesterday AFRIK. So really only a £10 drop, the £10 quidco was giving as a bonus??

Good deal all the same, thats a sound processor and 1gig is plenty in crappy Vista.
[mod]#7
I keep a daily check on all the pricing and I have it as D02E06d £468.98 until today, knowing dell they may have played around with the pricing briefly though so we are more than likely both correct ;-)
#8
A good deal here, although I think the ram is not the fastest around (533).

Voted hot though, would buy this if I could afford it :)
#9
Thanks for this Mike

Ive been looking at this deal this weekend and agree with The suggested processor and Vista Premium upgrades, although when I add them it says that there is a comptibility issue? Shame because it seems that Vista Premium is essential for the extra features over the basic version.
[mod]#10
Hayzee, you just need to change the cpu to any Intel® Viiv™ technology one for it to be compatable with Vista Premium.
#11
Thanks Mike, Didnt notice that.:oops: Seriously considering this now after searching around the last couple of days.

Cheers
#12
thanks mike, double minded on this. But i definitely need a high-definition HTPC system, processor looks OK for the purpose
#13
Many thanks to OP for a nice spot with this system.

Before I order one can anyone comment if this is the best deal I'm likely to find on a Dell desktop with the standard specifications that this e-code offers? Not interested in the TFT (will probably sell it as soon as it arrives) as I already have a nice pair of E2407WFP Dell monitors! :-D Which should bring down the cost to approx. £300 for the desktop alone. :thumbsup:

Thanks.

Cheekster.
#14
fantastic price!
#15
cheekster.. depends what you mean by 'standard specifications that this e-code offers'

There are no 'core 2 duo' evalues cheaper than this at present...

However the AMD Athlon Dual Core 3800+ (evalue: D02C13) maybe worth a thought.. For an extra £8 you are getting a 250Gb HD and a 256Mb ATI graphics card
#16
Street
cheekster.. depends what you mean by 'standard specifications that this e-code offers'

There are no 'core 2 duo' evalues cheaper than this at present...

However the AMD Athlon Dual Core 3800+ (evalue: D02C13) maybe worth a thought.. For an extra £8 you are getting a 250Gb HD and a 256Mb ATI graphics card


What I meant is the specification offered by the ecode at £438.99 i.e. not increasing/adding any extra's.

Which processor is faster out of an AMD Athlon Dual Core 3800+ and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.80GHz) for every day applications i.e. web browsing, e-mail, word, excel and possibly basic use in Corel Draw or Photoshop?

Just about to place an order before the price increases, hehe...

Cheekster.
#17
CPU against CPU the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 is faster as standard...

3D Graphic Rendering is around 14% faster The main purpose of this page is demonstrating the overclocking ability of the Intel. You can however just use the charts to compare the standard AMD to Intel.

..however (you knew it wasn't going to be simple!)..

evalue: D02C13 includes a 256mb ATI graphics card which would relieve some of the load on the CPU for your graphic intensive programs like Photoshop.

For day to day stuff its a really tough call between the two.. If you are confident upgrading your graphics card the Intel may be better (its alot harder to change the CPU in the future if you want to upgrade). The AMD however boasts out of the box (tested) functionality and Dell can fix it if it goes wrong.
#18
Also dont forget Dell change their marketing promotions / pricing on Thursday. With it being the 1st of the month there maybe some goodies?

Here's hoping!
#19
Hi All,

I notice that the Intel is the "E-Series" and the AMD is the "C-Series".

From a quick look (and with my limited knowledge) I thought the AMD offer looked best, with bigger HDD and graphics but then I realised that the case is slimmer than on the Intel offer.

Does anyone know whether this means I'd be unable to add in my own upgrades (specifically a TV capture card on PCI-E...I notice they don't offer this an an option with the AMD). I'm guessing the compact nature restricts the available upgrades!?!?
#20
MikeT
Upgrades:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Processor (1.86GHz, 1066MHz, 2MB) add £29.37 this is a must have at this price.



Sorry mate but it's not, it's actually a worse processor for this system. The e4300 is better coupled with this cheap ram that Dell throw in. Please save your £30 as the original e4300 is a better processor in this machine setup.
#21
Sorry, I am a complete computer numpty - but how does the Dell D02C13 with 19" monitor for approx £440 stack up to the reconditioned Packard Bell IMEDI2569 INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6300 PROCESSOR http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=310709 which is approx £300 without monitor? There seem plenty of good monitor deals around at the moment, so on the £140 price difference I should be able to get a decent 19" monitor. The computer will only be used for internet, basic word/excel and fairly low level gaming - kids aged 7 & 8.
Thanks
#22
It actually works out at closer to £100 difference without the monitor, other than that, they quite equal in value. So it would be a choice of preferred brand and the 19" monitor for £100 in effect.
#23
Welcome to HotUKDeals nlpnlp by the way :)
#24
I notice that the Intel is the "E-Series" and the AMD is the "C-Series".

No - the E and C relate to the case sizes and the numbers relate to the processor manufacturer. For instance:
- the C521 is one of the slimline cases with an AMD processor
- the E521 is a normal size desktop with an AMD processor
- the E520 is a normal size desktop with an Intel processor.
Personally I would avoid the C series if you can because you can only fit half-height cards (which are hard to get) like sound and graphics if you want to upgrade them, whereas the E series will take normal size graphics cards.
#25
Anybody know of any more dixons vouchers for their packard bell base unit?.Got the £15 off £300 one,but just wondering if there are anymore working vouchers
thanks
[mod]#26
beerman1
Sorry mate but it's not, it's actually a worse processor for this system. The e4300 is better coupled with this cheap ram that Dell throw in. Please save your £30 as the original e4300 is a better processor in this machine setup.


Well we are going to differ on this one then, as for £30 extra I would much rather have the better cpu.

My reasoning:

The E4300 CPU has a PSB bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s
Two channels of PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM (DDR2 400), will provide 3.2 GB/s each with no gain using faster ram.

The E6300 CPU has a PSB bandwidth of 8.533 GB/s
So couple that with two channels of PC2-4300 DDR2 SDRAM (DDR2 533), which provide 4.266 GB/s each
#27
Mike

I'm looking for something similar but e6600. I already have 320GB Internal SATA Hardrive and I'm looking for a 7950GTX/8800GTX grapics card. Monitor is a bonus but not needed, mouse or keyboard not needed. 7.1 xFi soundcard required, motherboard, case etc.

I need all this for under £1000.... Any ideas Dell or otherwise :?
[mod]#28
You will Prob be better off building it Noddy, Dell dont play fair and let you have Desktops without hard drives, mouse and keyboard etc ;-)

This is the best I can see for you in the Dell lineup.

305-9D02925b - £748.99 delivered
Intel® Viiv™ Core™ 2 Duo E6600 Processor (2.4GHz, 1066MHz, 4MB)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Collect & Return, 1 Year Service only
No Monitor
2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 667MHz [2x1024] Memory
320GB Serial ATA RAID 0 Stripe [2x160GB 7200rpm drives with DataBurst™ cache]
16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives
256MB nVidia® GeForce® 7900GS graphics card
Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
Dell™ 5650 5.1 Surround Speaker System
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Internal 13-in-1 Media Card Reader
Integrated Analogue TV tuner PCI card and Dell™ (MCE/Premium/Ultimate) remote control
Microsoft® Works 8 - English
#29
MikeT
Well we are going to differ on this one then, as for £30 extra I would much rather have the better cpu.

My reasoning:

The E4300 CPU has a PSB bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s
Two channels of PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM (DDR2 400), will provide 3.2 GB/s each with no gain using faster ram.

The E6300 CPU has a PSB bandwidth of 8.533 GB/s
So couple that with two channels of PC2-4300 DDR2 SDRAM (DDR2 533), which provide 4.266 GB/s each


Exaclty, you need to purchase faster ram to get anything decent from the 6300 processor. What ram do Dell put in?

If it's 5400 then the e4300 is the better choice, even at stock speeds there is simply no reason from what I can gather to spend another £30 on something that is not going to make the slightest bit of difference .

I personally think the £30 is better off spent elsewhere. A dedicated cheapo 256mb grahpics card would be a better buy mate.

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