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Dell Inspiron 530 desktop base. Quad core 2.4Ghz, 2gig, 500Gb, 128meg HD2400, dvdrw. £409.00 delivered

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Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing. 305-D025012 Home site - Best price £409.00 Delivered. Inspiron 530 …
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Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and take all Dell deals right through to checkout for final pricing.

305-D025012 Home site - Best price £409.00 Delivered.
Inspiron 530 DT (D025012)

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Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 Processor (2.4GHz, 8MB cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
500GB Dual Hard Drive Non RAID (2x250GB - 7200rpm)
128MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 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
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
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#1
Pity the graphics card ain't great, but its still a good deal, if i hadn't bought a comp last year i would be taking you up on this one!
banned#2
what connections would this have for setting it up with a tv. Want a cheap media centre that can handle up to 1080p. Also would like to connect my tv and a monitor at the same time - would that be possible?? If i was to buy a bluray drive as well for this would that work ok??
#3
I would recommend that people add the 22" Monitor for just £30 more than the 20".
Also...adding the Logitech Cordless desktop is only an extra £10.63 as opposed to the £16.50 that it says on the site (probably because it removes the wired mouse)

Total for this system would be: £569.62
Bargain.
#4
ranjadaganja
what connections would this have for setting it up with a tv. Want a cheap media centre that can handle up to 1080p. Also would like to connect my tv and a monitor at the same time - would that be possible?? If i was to buy a bluray drive as well for this would that work ok??


lol, think you wanna spend a bit more money mate
#5
ranjadaganja;1525293
what connections would this have for setting it up with a tv. Want a cheap media centre that can handle up to 1080p. Also would like to connect my tv and a monitor at the same time - would that be possible?? If i was to buy a bluray drive as well for this would that work ok??


In my experience it never works. Better to have a stand-alone media centre. I would imagine that the GPU has dual DVi outputs and is HDCP compliant (But check) this will connect to your LCD via a DVi to HDMI cable, you'll then need an audio cable, usually a 3.5mm stereo to twin L/R Phono. not sure about 1080p or Blu-Ray, like the other dude said, you'll need to spend a few more quid to watch 1080p and blu-ray stuff. ;-)
#6
given that this system is quad core it should be able to decode 1080p video without breaking a sweat - assuming the graphics card itself wouldn't impose a bottleneck - and my old x1600 card doesnt so why would this one?
#7
How easy would it be to replace the mobo and PSU on this Dell PC?

Are they both unremovable, like? Just wondering...
#8
Nice price, just change the graphics card to a 8800 GT and your sorted. Just sold my old 3800+ Dual for £250 with a 19" monitor that was gathering dust in the loft :O
#9
raybog
How easy would it be to replace the mobo and PSU on this Dell PC?
Are they both unremovable, like? Just wondering...

In case you aren’t aware, the operating system is likely to be locked to the BIOS of the mobo, so if you pop in a new one you’ll need a new O/S as well.
#10
Nah just phone up microsoft when you apply the serial just say your last motherboard died and you got a replacement mobo. Done it twice with the same oem xp pro.
#11
M1LFHunter
In my experience it never works. Better to have a stand-alone media centre. I would imagine that the GPU has dual DVi outputs and is HDCP compliant (But check) this will connect to your LCD via a DVi to HDMI cable, you'll then need an audio cable, usually a 3.5mm stereo to twin L/R Phono. not sure about 1080p or Blu-Ray, like the other dude said, you'll need to spend a few more quid to watch 1080p and blu-ray stuff. ;-)


Card spec says 1080p (analogue), does that mean it will play 1080p as it is supposed to be viewed?






Display Support

* One Dual-Link DVI-I connector for high-resolution digital displays
* ATI Radeon™ DVI-I to HDMI2 with 5.1 audio (adapter)
* One VGA analog connector
* HDTV Component (YPrPb) output (adapter)
* Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates4
* TV output requires HDMI, component, S-video or composite cable (not included)

Display Modes

* Digital Displays (Connected by DVI)
o All Resolutions up to 2560x1600
* Analog Displays (Connected by VGA)
o All resolutions up to 2048x1536
* TV-out
o SDTV (analog): 480i | 525i
o HDTV (analog): 1080p | 1080i | 720p | 480p | Custom resolution3
o HDTV (digital): 720p | 480p | Custom resolution3
* Note: Resolutions are limited by the performance of the attached monitor.
banned#12
Does anyone know...

Does the mobo have AGP or PCIE?
#13
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#14
Seems that the upgraded GPU supports 1080p but at £48 extra.

http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd2600/radeonhd2600xt/specs.html
#15
the hd2400 will do 1080p fine... it's just not a gaming card... still good for multimedia... as it has decoding capabilities which take a bit of the work off the cpu.
#16
it's bound to be pcie - agp is from (in pc terms ) the olden days.
#17
Hot Vote
#18
Nice price, just change the graphics card to a 8800 GT and your sorted.


Just what I was thinking :¬) Is that definately going to be possible though, as there is no info on the PSU, MB etc ...?
#19
Can anyone help I have £1000 to spend on a gaming machine. I am torn between Dell and Mesh - can anyone give me some good advice and/or specific deal? PS In case anyone recomends building one myself - I tried that last time and it was a complete nightmare!! Thanks in advance
#20
jakenjo
lol, think you wanna spend a bit more money mate

More money? this is a 2.4ghz quad core - it can playback 1080 & 720 (from blueray, hddvd or x264 encodes/wmvhd) with no problems.
banned#21
garethyoung
it's bound to be pcie - agp is from (in pc terms ) the olden days.


Cool, reason I ask is that I have just installed an 8600GTS and 4gb of ram in my machine but it's a bit like putting a walrus in a cocktail dress.

Wouldn't mind buying this and swapping the ram and GPU over...
#22
Very tempted by this, would buy that cheap ati card to get some decent gaming too.
#23
Are there any new - working vouchers around???
#24
Do you know if you get a Operating system Cd/Dvd with this , Incase you want to do a fresh install?
Cheers
#25
I've found a good deal for a dell 22 inch monitor if anybody needs to get one in addition to the system here. It is a Dell Ultrasharp 2208wfp. This is a higher spec monitor than the E228wfp. See link below:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/141503/dell-ultrasharp-2208wfp-black-22-in/
#26
My old Athlon 64 died last night (HD trashed I think) and prob not worth fixing.

This still seems to be the best value desktop around at this price - no new ones today Mike?

Can someone tell me how noisy these things are. I'm fed up with my mesh turbine!

Thanks

R.
#27
any reason not to have the Viiv processor as its a zero cost option?

R.
#28
rheumatoid
any reason not to have the Viiv processor as its a zero cost option?

R.


All I know is its Vista only. - oopse that doesnt help as it clearly says this on Dell site.

Id also like to know how the noise levels are?
Been looking at specing a PC to build myself but this Dell is great value.
#29
rheumatoid
any reason not to have the Viiv processor as its a zero cost option?
R.

I think the difference between processors (if there is any) is minimal. Viiv is just a standard (and Intel "branding concept") that the CPU complies with. If Dell agreed to sell you XP Professional then the system, as a whole, wouldn't comply with the standard (it's not Vista only, I'm sure that Windows XP Media Center would comply with the standard, but that's not on offer here).

I think you will get some software with the Viiv system for media handling (it'll be background stuff you'll not be aware of). However, I don't think there is anything to be concerned about, you'll probably not notice any difference between the systems in operation (especially with 3rd Party Software).

I'd go for the Viiv option on the basis that you probably are getting more (especially if you stick with the Vista Operating System as delivered). It'll still work even if you decide to format the hard drive and install XP Professional, Linux or whatever.
#30
I also get that impression and was going to just opt for Viiv anyway but there does seem to be some discussion about it tightening up on DRM. Not that that bothers me too much.

R.
#31
Can anyone comment on the quietness of this machine?

Also what make are the hard drives?

Will I be able to fit an aftermarket soundcard - as Iv read a review of the xps 420 which mentions the soundcard /ports are covered on the mobo so you have to use the creative xi-fi
#32
user comments / feedback on the dell site suggest it is quiet. I've just ordered one with a few extras.

R.

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