Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop, Quad Core, 22" TFT, 2Gb RAM, 500Gb HD £548.88 or less? - HotUKDeals
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Another great deal from Dell, good spec Motherboard also.

£609.87 Including Free Delivery,
Less 10% Discount £548.88

Plus 5% Quidco


PROCESSOR Intel® Viiv Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 Processor (2.4GHz, 8MB cache, 1066MHz FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
HARDWARE SUPPORT 1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
MONITOR Dell 22" Black Wide Flat Panel (E228WFP) - UK/Irish
MEMORY 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
HARD DRIVE 500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
GRAPHICS CARD 128MB ATI® Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics card
OPTICAL DRIVE 16x DVD +/- RW Drive
KEYBOARD Dell Enhanced USB Multimedia Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
MOUSE Dell Optical Scroll Premium Mouse


e-code = UKDHSONL-D015013
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#1
decent price for this spec imho. i get it to £539.10 (599.00 -10%)

and i think you should point out that you must upgrade the basic spec ...
change monitor to Dell™ 22" Black Wide Flat Panel (E228WFP)
to get the price up to £599 so that you can use the 10% discount code.

nice deal still :thumbsup:.
#2
j35
decent price for this spec imho. i get it to £539.10 (599.90 -10%).

Hector upgraded the mouse and/or keyboard which is why his price was higher.
#3
Is the graphics card any good on this? How does it compare to a 256Mb nVidia GeForce 8600 GT PCI-Express VGA Card???
Thanks for any advice.
#4
loosechange
Is the graphics card any good on this? How does it compare to a 256Mb nVidia GeForce 8600 GT PCI-Express VGA Card???
Thanks for any advice.


HD2400 is no where near as good as an 8600GT !

If Gaming is your thing then the HD2400 on the Dell has to be upgraded - but not to the HD2600 Dell offer - as that is little more powerfull than the 2400!

8800GT would be really nice :thumbsup: but PSU capability needs to be verified.
#5
I believe it is a 300W PSU and doesn't contain any power connectors for graphics cards. You would need to find a graphics card which didn't need it's own power and had realtively low drain.
1 Like #6
Lowtrawler
I believe it is a 300W PSU and doesn't contain any power connectors for graphics cards. You would need to find a graphics card which didn't need it's own power and had realtively low drain.


You can buy converter cables that allow you to connect a spare SATA power cable to a 6 pin PCIe power connector. Does this have a spare SATA power connector?

You can run an 8800GT with a Core 2 Duo at 2.4GHz if you have a decent quality 300W power supply; not sure how good the Dell’s unit is!
As long as you don’t load all 4 cores at 100% and run the GPU at maximum simultaneously you might well be able to run an 8800GT in this system; don’t use an over-clocked version though.
It’s very unlikely that current games will get anywhere near loading all 4 cores and the GPU but with time who knows.
You can mitigate this to an extent by under-volting the CPU with software using RMClock. I lowered the voltage on my Q6600 using RMClock and power draw at CPU load dropped from 141 to 122.5W; every little helps. When I undervolted in the BIOS to 1.05V it dropped even further to 107W; you can’t do that in the Dell though.

Don’t forget that 122.5W is the AC input which equates to ~100W DC and the power supply is rated for 300W DC. The 8800GT is rated for ~105W I believe.
Enough already, I have work to do. :thumbsup:
#7
i think a 3850/70 need a little bit less power than 8800gt
#8
very nice price for a desktop..voted hot.
1 Like #9
Good price for a high spec product from a well-known brand.
Voted Hot.

A word of advice to those who are interested in this desktop and are considering upgrading the graphics card (which I strongly recommend you do):

You will most likely require a new PSU. The Inspiron's I've seen only come with a basic 300w if I remember rightly. Do not rely on that to run even half-decent graphics card! Personally I would put an 8800 series nVidia card into a machine like this which would definitely require a high-quality PSU and more than 300w of juice. (mine's currently on a 550w Hiper R-series - excellent quality unit and my pc isn't even a quad-core) If you decide to go cheaper than than that, like for a 8600 - still go for a better PSU. You get what you pay for - especially for PSUs.
#10
Hector and the others, thanks for the reply.
#11
It's a good price for the spec and with a 22" screen. Fantastic PC for general use and would last years for family use. Not ideal for serious gamers but will play most games on at least basic settings for some time yet.
#12
It does look like quite a good deal.

Regarding the 22" monitor.

Can anyone give me some suggestions on which of the following would be the best:

Dell™ E228WFP 22" Black Wide Flat Panel

Dell™ SP2208WFP 22-inch LCD FlatPanel Monitor TrueLife™ technology - Silver

Dell™ SP2008WFP 20-inch LCD FlatPanel Monitor TrueLife™ technology - Silver

I've read some varying reviews on the SP2208WFP 22" and was wondering how the "normal" E228WFP compares to it?
#13
Not an expert on Dell stuff, but in general the E series is the value range , they have no height adjustment on stand, and no USB built in. At least my 20" doesn't, but the 22" may be better/different.

Image quality is pretty spot-on on any Dell monitor though. I think they use X-Black Sony LCD panels (read that somewhere ages ago).
#14
Slightly confused how this Quad Core machine seems to be getting mixed reviews.?.
I am in the market at present for a new machine and I thought with this one being a Quad Core it would superseed any Dual Core offers or would I be wrong?

Is the VIIV processor bottom end of the new market?..

Looking to purchase this as an upgrade for the family to enable some good gaming features such as the 256mb graphics etc.

Would like a yes or a no if possible with this one asap as the discount runs out on the 9th for the 10% discount.

Any recommendations of another machine such as AMD would be appreciated as I long as its got the power I dont care for the name

CHEERS!

Thanks for the original posting keep up the good work!!
#15
The Q6600 Quad Core which is used in this PC is woefully underclocked by Intel to ensure that it does not take sales away from the faster clocked Dual Core processors.
Although it's probably impossible to overclock the CPU on the Inspiron Motherboard, on a more sophisticated platform, these Quad Cores will run at 3.0Ghz with no heat issues (stock 2.4Ghz) and even up to 3.4Ghz or more with efficient Cooling Systems.

If your buying a PC now - investing in a Quad Core is a no brainer unless you are a gamer where you may want to consider a Dual Core Processor with faster Core and FSB clock speeds.

I think PoisonJam summed it up by stating "It's a good price for the spec and with a 22" screen. Fantastic PC for general use and would last years for family use. Not ideal for serious gamers but will play most games on at least basic settings for some time yet. "

Note that the Viiv Processor option alledgedly provides better support for Media applications, so if you want to use your PC for BlueRay playback in the future, you should select this no cost option.
#16
I have been thinking of getting this system but still can not make my mind up and the 10% runs out today.

How likley are Dell to offer some thing even better in the next few weeks? Or should I just buy this one today?


Rich...
#17
Rich

Im in the same predicament, throwing between this and an AMD Live 3gig processor....

Decisions Decisions...

Come on someone please help !! ha ha

Cheers!!
#18
I opted for this machine for my Daughter.

It does come with a 330w PSU

I upgraded the following:

Dell™ 22" Black Wide Flat Panel
Internal PCI 802.11b/g Wireless Network Card
Dell™ Enhanced USB Multimedia Keyboard
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives
Dell™ A525 Speakers with Subwoofer

Came to £584

I've also added a Hauppauge HVR1300 TV Graphics Card.

For the Games my Daughters playing it's working fine.

I may upgrade the the Graphics card & PSU at a later stage should it ever be needed.

For the moment I have one very happy daughter & am very pleased with the machine bearing in mind the price.

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