Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop base 2.33Ghz Core2duo, 2gig, 320Gb, DVDRW, Card reader. £316 Delivered - HotUKDeals
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Remove this for above price:Dell 19" Silver Wide Flat Panel (SE198WFP)
And choose 256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card

305-D10507 Home site - Best price £316.36 Delivered or *less.
Inspiron 530 DT (D10507)

Intel Viiv technology - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33GHz)
OR
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English

2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
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[mod]#1
You now have a choice of 3 Graphics options with this base and the now lower price makes it look even better.
Sorry but no XP version available.
#2
Although removing the 2600XT graphics card will save £75 on the original price, it's not that bad a price for that card; it'll normally cost £65-80 anyway.

Just worth thinking about. :)
[mod]#3
If you were looking for a 24" monitor this would be a good deal to buy it through as its listed here at £356.91 although it will of course only carry the warranty of the base unit
#4
For net browsing, email, football manager and bit of photo editing using Vista Premium what difference will a 8300GS make compared to 8600GT?

Also how come it now says 19 in 1 media card not 13 in 1 lol
#5
very good... i bought the vostro 200 deal (advertised at £235) and spec it up to this spec when i bought it... and it came to a similar price
#6
Daft question maybe, but what colour is the box? When I bought the E520, I was a tad surprised that it was white 'cos it looked silver on Dell's site.

This looks silver too:?
#7
These new systems are built like a (mod edit) and they are so slow. Worst dell have ever made, you cant get more budget when buying a machine.
[mod]#8
While we thank you for your own personal opinion ukbill69 please remember this is a family forum where swearing is not allowed.
#9
Hi just wondering if the graphics card in this unit is DX10 compatible? Also would anyone recommend a budget 19" monitor?
#10
What are Dell like for upgrades? PCI slots, RAM slots, etc..?
#11
if i remember correctly dells usually come with extremely weak motherboards, i thought the whole purpose of the core2duo's was to o'c them ???
#12
well missed out on the other deal and then my pc went go slow and the writer packed in so just ordered one of these thanks for the post Mike T
#13
ukbill69
These new systems are built like a (mod edit) and they are so slow. Worst dell have ever made, you cant get more budget when buying a machine.


Why not give us the full benefit of your knowledge oh mighty one!

Just leaving such a piece of negative input without any rationale for your opinion leads to the suspicion that you are simply a troll and a t*rd to boot:p
#14
rudey
i thought the whole purpose of the core2duo's was to o'c them ???

It isn't the purpose, it's just a bonus. If you want to overclock you wouldn't be a Dell PC :whistling:
#15
ukbill69
These new systems are built like a (mod edit) and they are so slow. Worst dell have ever made, you cant get more budget when buying a machine.


This is because of the preloaded Dell image. They install tons of unneeded programs and services which slow the system down to a crawl until you uninstall them.

As a starting point I will provide 3 words: Mcafee. Security. Center

:whistling:
#16
Hi Mike

You seem to post loads of fab PC deals.

Was wondering if you could help me.

I'm looking for a second PC for the kids for Homework, some internet surfing via wireless network at home, some gaming preferable with windows XP. Have monitor, speaker, keyboard, mouse, printer etc just need decent tower.

It will be part of their Xmas present:santa: and absolute maximumn budget is £250.

Any suggestions ??????

I thank you in advance for any info to assist in my quest.

If my post breaks any rules or is considered wrong or offensive in any way please feel free to remove or delete. :oops:
[mod]#17
johnson120 just enter "Dell desktop base" into the search box at top right of the hot deals forum and that will bring up all the current dell offers, some of which are under £250.
The new dell deals will be 11th October and we can hope that there may be some more hot ones then.
#18
hi Mike, do you think (i know you dont have a crystal ball, sorry) there will be a 'better' offer in the next few weeks? i need an inexpensive but reasonably gutsy desktop and am tempted with this....
[mod] 1 Like #19
dt_matthews
hi Mike, do you think (i know you dont have a crystal ball, sorry) there will be a 'better' offer in the next few weeks? i need an inexpensive but reasonably gutsy desktop and am tempted with this....


I really cant tell ;-) but if you mean just a few weeks why not place an order on 10th Oct for this one then if on 11th the deals are much better you can cancel or negotiate maybe for the difference.
That really is all I can suggest.
#20
MikeT
I really cant tell ;-) but if you mean just a few weeks why not place an order on 10th Oct for this one then if on 11th the deals are much better you can cancel or negotiate maybe for the difference.
That really is all I can suggest.

sounds like a cunning plan. if i can get the money in place that souds worth trying.

cheers, dan
#21
Intel Viiv technology - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33GHz)
OR
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)


Anyone know the difference between these two processors. I hate having to make decisions :w00t:
[mod]#22
jfy
Intel Viiv technology - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33GHz)
OR
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)


Anyone know the difference between these two processors. I hate having to make decisions :w00t:


http://www.intel.com/products/viiv/description.htm
#23
jfy
Intel Viiv technology - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33GHz)
OR
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)


Anyone know the difference between these two processors. I hate having to make decisions :w00t:


Nobody knows answer to that it seems from experience.

I would go without Viiv cos it looks like a load of marketing hype and little else, but who knows don't even think Intel know what Viiv is tbh
#24
I've got an Inspiron 530 and am looking to upgrade the CPU and GPU. As the PSU is only about 300w...can someone recommend a PSU that would fit nicely (I guess something about 500w or more should suffice)
1 Like #25
cheapskate58
Daft question maybe, but what colour is the box? When I bought the E520, I was a tad surprised that it was white 'cos it looked silver on Dell's site.

This looks silver too:?

The front and top are sliver, the sides are white.

Theres a video review here for a better idear how it looks.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-531-desktop/4505-3118_7-32486097.html
suspended#26
You'll need to check whether it has a different style PSU to the norm and a different motherboard. Many Dell PCs can't be upgraded and they tend to lock down the CPU in particular.

Build your own PC is the best way to do it (if you're spending over £350/Already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse)

http://www.buildyourown.org.uk is the best place to learn how imo :)
#27
Good deal but I would pay the extra for the Ati 2600XT graphics card. And have a DX10 card :D
#28
sonicfury
Hi just wondering if the graphics card in this unit is DX10 compatible? Also would anyone recommend a budget 19" monitor?


The 2600 HD Radeon XT is direct x10 compatible and so is the 2400 HD Pro. The 2600 should perform much better than the 2400 model.
#29
theyiddo
I've got an Inspiron 530 and am looking to upgrade the CPU and GPU. As the PSU is only about 300w...can someone recommend a PSU that would fit nicely (I guess something about 500w or more should suffice)

can you (easily) change a dell desktop PSU - didnt think so as i thought they were bespoke... (but please check as i may be very wrong!!)
[mod]#30
We had this earlier in the year with another dell desktop bargain, the psu on those was found to be dead standard meaning any modern psu was able to be fitted.
Do a search for the biggest dell thread, (went to over 1000 deg) and trawl through all the pages as the info is all in there....good luck!
#31
You will find the Inspiron/Vostro line of Dell desktops all use STANDARD components - in theory all can be replaced in the future.

Probably have less luck with the slim cases though.
#32
johncas
You will find the Inspiron/Vostro line of Dell desktops all use STANDARD components - in theory all can be replaced in the future.

Probably have less luck with the slim cases though.

does that include the actual m'boards or are they still custom size connections?
#33
Yeah its a good PC but if your a games player would you really touch it? yeah everything looks good....apart from the motherboard what make is it? I doubt it is an ASUS or Gigabyte one. But overall its good yeah amazing how cheap good PC's are now adays...gees im getting old :roll:
#34
vbx
The front and top are sliver, the sides are white.

Theres a video review here for a better idear how it looks.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-531-desktop/4505-3118_7-32486097.html


Cheers mate, very helpful:thumbsup:
#35


Thanks Mike and Col. So looking at the marketing hype, ViiV looks to be aimed squarely at MediaCentre usage. As I'm not looking for a MediaCentre pc I'll go for the plain and simple Core 2 Duo.

Cheers:-D
banned#36
Can anyone help? I am looking to buy a new PC and have narrowed it down to a Vostro or a Inspiron. Apart from software does anyone know the diffrence between these 2 PC,s ie motherboard etc.

Thanks
for any help given
[mod]#37
paulcox5
Can anyone help? I am looking to buy a new PC and have narrowed it down to a Vostro or a Inspiron. Apart from software does anyone know the diffrence between these 2 PC,s ie motherboard etc.

Thanks
for any help given


Inspirons have a collect return warranty and the Vostro's have bussiness warranty meaning they will come to you next day usually.
The cases are probably the same just coloured differently, as to the motherboards etc I dont know, I doubt many will have both to be able to tell you.
Be aware theVostro Desktop base unit comes in Slim as well as normal size, slim will only take half height cards.
#38
Sorry if this has been covered before, but from what I can see it hasn't yet.

Does anyone know how many spare slots / bays there are. Have an old IDE drive I would like to slot in just for raw data storage, and would also like the flexibility of being able to fit my TV and wireless cards in (have these already...)

The E6750 Core 2 and E6750 ViiV are the same price, which I thought odd....
[mod]#39
jamesjimmy
Sorry if this has been covered before, but from what I can see it hasn't yet.

Does anyone know how many spare slots / bays there are. Have an old IDE drive I would like to slot in just for raw data storage, and would also like the flexibility of being able to fit my TV and wireless cards in (have these already...)

The E6750 Core 2 and E6750 ViiV are the same price, which I thought odd....


Here is the link to the manual with full specs Click here
The drives for this model are sata only now so you cant use your old ide drive without a convertor card, the opticals are sata as well.

Viiv cpu's are always the same cost for equiv GHz on Dells.
#40
This is a very interesting PC at a price that I could not build it for. I estimate the cost of the bits at about £450 if I steer clear of real budget power supplies that I would never use & I very much doubt that Dell would either.

I would specify this with the cheapest Graphics Card - as shown in the spec at the top of this topic - with the intention of upgrading the graphics card in 4-8 weeks when the new DX10 cards should work well with DX10 titles that will by then be published & at much better prices than currently available. The higher end cards will use lots less power which SHOULD (comments please) let them work with the power supply included here, although 300w does sound very minimalist! They will also be much better than the current DX9 cards at a price point.

Dell upgrades are horrendously expensive. Retail the E6750 processor is about £10 more than the E6550 but Dell want £47 for the upgrade. I guess this is where the negotiating room comes from.

For graphics cards it is all happening in November.

Am I right in believing that upgrading the graphics card would not upgrade the power supply as 300w is very small!

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