Dell Inspiron 531 Desktop base. Dual core 3800+, 2 gig, 160Gb, dvdrw, 19 card reader £252 delivered - HotUKDeals
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305-D10516C Home site - Best price £252.74 Delivered or *less.
Inspiron 531 DT (D10516C)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
Integrated nVidia GeForce 6150 LE graphics
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
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[mod]#1
Upgrades: Logitech EX110 wireless key/mouse £9.39
320Gb hard drive £23.50
24" TFT monitor just £356 (usual price today £522)
2 graphics upgrades available.
#2
Looks a very nice deal, especially with the graphics card upgraded.
#3
Thanks Mike .
Just what I want for my grandchildren .

btw Mike, does the Logitech EX110 wireless keyboard include a mouse ?
It doesn't actually say.

Thanks.
Paul.
[mod]#4
PaulPoole
Thanks Mike .
Just what I want for my grandchildren .

btw Mike, does the Logitech EX110 wireless keyboard include a mouse ?
It doesn't actually say.

Thanks.
Paul.


Yes it does, its a logitech cordless desktop, ie mouse and keyboard. You have to deselect the dell mouse btw.
#5
Thanks for the heads up Mike - I'll try to go compare as I'm not really "up on" current CPU comparrisons but how does this AMD come up against the Core 2 Due E4400/E6400 on some of the previous deals.

Best Rgds
[mod]#6
FunkyFreddy
Thanks for the heads up Mike - I'll try to go compare as I'm not really "up on" current CPU comparrisons but how does this AMD come up against the Core 2 Due E4400/E6400 on some of the previous deals.

Best Rgds


This cpu is weak compared to the E4400, you would need to go for Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ to get closer to the Intel.

You could look at this one if your an Intel person http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100951

Upgrading it to E4400, 2gig, vista Premium and 19 card reader comes to just under £300.
You have do make a choice just how much money you want to spend really ;-)
#7
Just spotted this on another site ?????? and the upgrade to a 24" UltraSharp Monitor is now only an additional £180.66

:thumbsup:
#8
Brains
Just spotted this on another site ?????? and the upgrade to a 24" UltraSharp Monitor is now only an additional £180.66

:thumbsup:


Mike had removed the original monitor for this price so it's still £356 for the monitor on top of the £252:)
#9
I got you !:thumbsup: Thx !!
[mod]#10
One thing to remember with adding the 24" TFT to this deal, the monitor takes its warranty from the base warranty so if you have just 1yr, then thats the warranty on the TFT too.
#11
how do you get at the price
banned#12
Vista is getting alot of flak of late would it be better to install windows xp when this came
#13
myaser88
how do you get at the price


Take the monitor off.
#14
How many disks can this thing hold? I have three 500GB's that i would like to transfer across to this thing, but it doesn't look like it can take it - can anyone confirm? (i'd want the OS on the original 160GB disk - so that would make four disks total)
#15
Can anyone confirm if the [FONT=arial][SIZE=1]256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card [add £35.25] comes with a VGA or DVI connector or both ?

I need VGA !!


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[mod]#16
45ure
Can anyone confirm if the [FONT=arial][SIZE=1]256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card [add £35.25] comes with a VGA or DVI connector or both ?

I need VGA !!
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It has 1 of each, if you want to see what each card has just clickhttp://i.dell.com/images/global/brand/icons/help.gif[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]Help me choose [/COLOR] when at the graphics selection part of building your dell and it will answer your questions.
#17
hey mike, i have £500 for a mate to get a pc with a monitor and was just wondering if i upgrade this system components or is there a better deal i can get with another ecode?

regards

yus786
suspended#18
I can't believe they charge you £94 for a 8600GT, which can be bought off amazon for £47!
#19
So with this being a 531, is it the mini one??
[mod]#20
Chiptivo
So with this being a 531, is it the mini one??


530 and 531 are full sized cases 530S is slimline.
[mod]#21
yus786
hey mike, i have £500 for a mate to get a pc with a monitor and was just wondering if i upgrade this system components or is there a better deal i can get with another ecode?

regards

yus786


Build it how you want it with this threads ecode, then try it again with the one in this thread and see what it looks like price wise http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1009585
#22
If I buy this with the intergrated graphics is it possible to buy the 256MB GeForce 8600GT seperatley and install it myself?
#23
smicer07
Take the monitor off.


THANKS VLADMIR ;-)
banned#24
AMD is **** try the intel i just bought this one

Base Intel® Viiv™ technology - Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6550 processor (2.33GHz)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
Memory 1024MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
Keyboard Logitech™ Cordless Desktop™ EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Monitor No 19" Wide Monitor
Video Card 256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card
Hard Drive 320GB (7200rpm) Serial
Speakers Dell™ A225 Speakers
Wireless Networking Internal PCI 802.11g Wireless Network Card

InspironTM 530 DT (D10505B) £376.89
#25
I bought a 531 with the last deal and i'm really impressed with it. One slight niggle is that I did a clean install of vista and found I didn't have all the drivers from dell. Had to fish about for the 8300GS driver.

I still don;t have the driver for the media card reader that adds names to the drives (eg XD Card Reader, CF Card Reader etc). Anyone got one?
#26
In your opinion guys/girls, what would this be like for using as a Photoshop/Music Editing machine?

Components

AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English

No 19" Wide Monitor

2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]

320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache

Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics

16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives

Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)

Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black

Accessories

Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio

No Speakers

19-in-1 Media Card Reader

Dell™ v92 Data/Fax Modem without cable

Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English

Would the sound and video cards be too weak?
#27
secretgunner
In your opinion guys/girls, what would this be like for using as a Photoshop/Music Editing machine?

Components

AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English

No 19" Wide Monitor

2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]

320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst™ cache

Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics

16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives

Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)

Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black

Accessories

Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio

No Speakers

19-in-1 Media Card Reader

Dell™ v92 Data/Fax Modem without cable

Microsoft® Works 8.0 - English

Would the sound and video cards be too weak?



Should be fine. I'm running a 5600 X2 with a 8300GS Geforce in a Dell 531 and it's zooming along on Photoshop. I think integrated sound is generally very good now although it may sap the system memory.
#28
What do people think of these new dells?

I bought the 530 model.Have to say the build quality is nowhere as good as the 5100/5150/E520 range.I also found it lot more noisey,what with the 80cm fans.(case fan and cpu fan)The PSU seems more noisey too!

Even the hardrive makes more noise,with it missing the hard drive enclosure of the previous models...

So anyone bought one these and made it quieter?.Swapping the fans for nexus etc,or changing the cpu fan.Maybe controlling the cpu fan via software?

Thanks
#29
Do you know whether it would it allow me to switch either of the graphics or sound card should I wish to?

Gawd I used to be quite upto speed on PC's and such! :oops:
#30
Pretty decent.
#31
Is it wireless enabled.
[mod]#32
fludie
Is it wireless enabled.


Dell desktops dont generally come with a wireless card, its cheaper and easier to just use a USB dongle if you need wifi on it, saves a slot too.
#33
:( Where have all the "Good" dell deals gone :( the ones in the last month or so have just been average.

Come on Dell!!! I really want a C2D 2.33 with 2gb Ram 320gb for less than £250 please grant my wish! (come on Mike make it happen lol)
#34
Yep Mike, apart from a mod your now a magician lol
#35
MikeT
Dell desktops dont generally come with a wireless card, its cheaper and easier to just use a USB dongle if you need wifi on it, saves a slot too.

I know but will it have the slot to put my linksys wireless card in?
#36
Yes if it's a PCI card
[mod]#37
2 spare pci slots in the 531.

Manual is Here
#38
Hi Guys Really need some help want to buy

PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+

and use quidco problem i got if i click on the first page link to this thread i can get to the pages ..... but if i go in using the dell site i cant find the page.

im completely and utterly stuck

can someone help me please as i would like to buy this pc


PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic - English
MEMORY 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x512]
HARD DRIVE 160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
GRAPHICS CARD Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics
OPTICAL DRIVE 16x DVD +/- RW Drive
KEYBOARD Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
MOUSE Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
#39
poppit
Hi Guys Really need some help want to buy

PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+

and use quidco problem i got if i click on the first page link to this thread i can get to the pages ..... but if i go in using the dell site i cant find the page.

im completely and utterly stuck

can someone help me please as i would like to buy this pc



go through quidco, then click shop by ecode, then use 305-D10516C here


HTH
#40
are you sure 305-D10516C is a valid code? brings up nothing for me

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