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Dell Inspiron 546 - BluRay - 4GB ram - AMD Quad Core 2.4Ghz £379.97 @ Currys

£379.97 @ Currys
use voucher code xmas5 for this price + quidco 3% Compact but incredibly powerful with an array of entertainment options, the Dell Inspiron 546 MT Desktop PC. * AMD Phenom X4 9750 * (2.…
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use voucher code xmas5 for this price + quidco 3%

Compact but incredibly powerful with an array of entertainment options, the Dell Inspiron 546 MT Desktop PC.

* AMD Phenom X4 9750
* (2.4GHz, 2MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
* 4GB memory
* 500GB hard drive

* Blu-Ray player and DVD Rewriter
* 512MB ATI Radeon HD4350 graphics
* 6x USB ports
* Media card reader

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#1
Is this is a good deal anyone.....just want a good all rounder for the kids, don't need a monitor. Plus I will use too, i like it to be quick but i'm clueless on tecchie, this about the price i want to pay.
#2
gladragson;6946312
Is this is a good deal anyone.....just want a good all rounder for the kids, don't need a monitor. Plus I will use too, i like it to be quick but i'm clueless on tecchie, this about the price i want to pay.


its pretty decent tbh will storm through day to day tasks internet , pics etc , with the added addition of a blu ray drive,

This has a quad core , 4gb of RAM etc so you should find this suits all aplications except the very latest games where you may need a better graphics card.
#3
I need to do a lot of video editing as Im converting all my old video tapes to digital. Can this system handle it or is there another better option? Thanks.
#4
Looks like a good spec to me might even get one myself

If you build up on the Dell website it comes too far more
#5
Why is this cold? I recently bought an Aldi Quad Core for £399 that isn't too different and it runs amazingly! Shame this doesn't have Windows 7 Pre-installed but thats minor really..
#6
mamboboy
It's sufficient I guess. The CPU isn't blazingly fast, though. The 4GB Ram could be old 667MHZ too, which is not great. These are the two important factors when it comes to video editing - a good CPU cache (I assume this is 1MB to 2MB) and the memory speed.

Personally I'd look for a friend that can build computers (or watch some Youtube tutorials, it's a great commodity to know) and buy parts separately. Scan currently have these two components in their today only section for £181:

-AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz Processor 8MB Cache
-Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard

Once the case, power supply, memory (1066mhz) and hard drive are added it should come to a similar price. But you'd probably have to compensate on the Blu-Ray drive and have a DVD-Writer instead.

Obviously people see computer deals value in different shades of light, and I personally never see value in prebuilt machines. But for example I built a better spec'd system for a friend a couple of months back, plus a 22" monitor for £340.


Did that £340 include an Operating System?
#7
playaz
Why is this cold? I recently bought an Aldi Quad Core for £399 that isn't too different and it runs amazingly! Shame this doesn't have Windows 7 Pre-installed but thats minor really..


Because it's Currys!
#8
mamboboy
It's sufficient I guess. The CPU isn't blazingly fast, though. The 4GB Ram could be old 667MHZ too, which is not great. These are the two important factors when it comes to video editing - a good CPU cache (I assume this is 1MB to 2MB) and the memory speed.

Personally I'd look for a friend that can build computers (or watch some Youtube tutorials, it's a great commodity to know) and buy parts separately. Scan currently have these two components in their today only section for £181:

-AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz Processor 8MB Cache
-Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard

Once the case, power supply, memory (1066mhz) and hard drive are added it should come to a similar price. But you'd probably have to compensate on the Blu-Ray drive and have a DVD-Writer instead.

**Edit as the picture isn't needed twice in the thread**

Obviously people see computer deals value in different shades of light, and I personally never see value in prebuilt machines. But for example I built a better spec'd system for a friend a couple of months back, plus a 22" monitor for £340.


I don't think the parts you have listed really compare to this deal to be honest.

You are at £359.64 with the listed components before an Operating System (Unless you were planning to pirate the OS, shame on you), Motherboard or Optical Drive.
For a basic budget everyday machine I think this is quite a good deal, especially for someone who wouldn't be confident on building their own machine.
#9
Dell have a quad core deal with money off. Bringing it to this spec (although slightly better processor, 1gb les memory and Vista) comes to £459.

so, slightly older PC - but big bargain. A quad core athlon II would offer even better value if you don't need the cache in this PC.
#10
Lets be honest, people were editing video on PC's ten years or more ago and discussing whether they could do it with 512mb of ram and 486's. It's more than sufficient and often it is just a case of whetherit renders it in an hour or an hour and 5 minutes! :)
#11
SpoonyBoy
Did that £340 include an Operating System?

It didn’t include a motherboard, graphics card, optical drive, operating system, mouse or keyboard. Strange comparison. :thinking:

BlackCloud
Lets be honest, people were editing video on PC's ten years or more ago and discussing whether they could do it with 512mb of ram and 486's. It's more than sufficient and often it is just a case of whetherit renders it in an hour or an hour and 5 minutes! :)

I’m guessing you haven’t edited HD video footage especially the AVCHD format.
#12
wonder if the PSU would cope with one of the new ATI 5770s or 5750s

if so would make a pretty decent gaming pc at < 500 quid

I'm a home built person (as I like overclocking (current Q6600 @ 3.56 gig)) - but when it comes for value for money of pre-built ones - Dells are very cheap and you can't build anywhere near for that price yourself
#13
mamboboy
DVDRW would cost around £13. I did include a motherboard (Gigabyte), which has onboard graphics AFIAK - which is more than fine for video editing.
The original machine doesn't come with a keyboard/mouse. But I admit you have me on the OS, but Vista is like buying a puppy with pneumonia anyways.

Oops it was a Scan bundle I missed that. :oops:
For someone that actually wants this kind of spec (Blu-ray, basic discrete VGA, entry level quad) I think it’s a good price. It seems to be eligible for a Win7 upgrade so you can give the dog some penicillin. :)
#14
mamboboy
Yep, I agree. I wasn't trying to get people to vote this cold (I didn't vote as this thing boils down to personal opinion), but just giving those capable/willing of building their own an alternative for the price range.
By the way, I think it's only Vista Ultimate which is eligible for a free Win 7 upgrade. I may be wrong, though :)


From the page that the offer is on

"Buy any Vista*-based computer or Vista* software NOW and get
an upgrade to Windows 7 on release day"
#15
mamboboy
Yep, I agree. I wasn't trying to get people to vote this cold (I didn't vote as this thing boils down to personal opinion), but just giving those capable/willing of building their own an alternative for the price range.)

You’re probably preaching to the converted there as people that build their own generally already know the score. Good to see you post a spec rather than just do what many do which is to say (puts on whiny voice) ‘I can build a much better PC for less than that’.
#16
Agharta
You’re probably preaching to the converted there as people that build their own generally already know the score. Good to see you post a spec rather than just do what many do which is to say (puts on whiny voice) ‘I can build a much better PC for less than that’.


well said I find it useful when people post diy prices for pc's to compare to pre built ones, it allows you to work out the savings v can i be arsed ratio :thumbsup:
#17
mamboboy
It's sufficient I guess. The CPU isn't blazingly fast, though. The 4GB Ram could be old 667MHZ too, which is not great. These are the two important factors when it comes to video editing - a good CPU cache (I assume this is 1MB to 2MB) and the memory speed.

Personally I'd look for a friend that can build computers (or watch some Youtube tutorials, it's a great commodity to know) and buy parts separately. Scan currently have these two components in their today only section for £181:

-AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz Processor 8MB Cache
-Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard

Once the case, power supply, memory (1066mhz) and hard drive are added it should come to a similar price. But you'd probably have to compensate on the Blu-Ray drive and have a DVD-Writer instead.

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4376/scanl.jpg

Obviously people see computer deals value in different shades of light, and I personally never see value in prebuilt machines. But for example I built a better spec'd system for a friend a couple of months back, plus a 22" monitor for £340.


Thanks v much for the info and the effort in getting it.
#18
Whats the best site to check out if I want info on building a pc myself? All of a sudden I have an urge to build a PC.
#19
Any one go for this PC, just wondering if its really quiet ?
#20
This has to be OK for my 60 yo Mum to surf and play Hearts on, right?

Any cheaper and I would stress build quality?
#21
Over kill just for internet and hearts, !

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