Dell Inspiron 580. 4096MB DDR. 1TB SATA Hard drive. ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 Graphics. £479 - HotUKDeals
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Included in your system:
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit - English
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 550 (3.20GHz, 4MB)
OS Windows® Recovery Media Not included
No productivity Software selected
1 year of coverage included with your PC
McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - English
Display Not Included
Dell™ USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse (Indigo)
No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
NO - Dell may NOT telephone me in relation to my order and related products and services
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Accessories
Also Includes
No Accidental Damage Support
4096MB Dual Channel DDR3 [4x1024] Memory
1TB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 1GB DDR3 graphics
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software
Integrated 7.1 channel audio
No Modem
Inspiron Desktop 580 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
English Documentation
D115810
Inspiron Desktop 580 Minitower Order - UK
1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC
2 Meter Power Cord - UK
One free Dell Expert call to help with your PC queries within 60 days of purchase
Datasafe Local 2.3 Basic
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#1
10 mins in and already -6oc.

Apologies if this is a bad deal, which it seems, but to me it looks a pretty good option.

Am I missing something??
#2
The graphics card is pretty poor at this price point - not really worth having - probably better to get a cheaper base unit and put a decent graphics card in if you are going to be gaming.
1 Like #3
CPU: ~ £100
GPU: ~ £50
RAM: ~ £60
HDD: ~ £45
DVD: ~ £15
Win7: ~ £75

= £345 (with generous rounding up)


Therefore, you're paying £135 for the motherboard, case, PSU and some software. And the labour to put it together.

Seems pretty okay to me, however, most people that prowl the computers section of HUKD prefer to build their own and could probably do so, much more to their personal tastes, with the almost £500 budget.

I didn't vote myself as, it's not for me, but I reckon it's alright if you want something to take out the box, plug-in and go.
#4
Hi - Thanks for this.

I'd be looking to do as you say and plug-in and go. I wouldnt know where to begin with building my own PC unfortunately.

According to some reviews, this does have some ability to edit videos etc which is what I'd use it for. Don't play games, but watch films - MKV's.

It's about £70 cheaper as a refurb on dell, but not sure if these kind of deals can be posted as they are onyl a few and go extremely quick.
#5
brookheather
The graphics card is pretty poor at this price point - not really worth having - probably better to get a cheaper base unit and put a decent graphics card in if you are going to be gaming.


Who buys this sort of thing for gaming anyway?

Why would you even waste your time?

Spending money to turn it into a games machine It's like buying a standard hatchback for 10K and having it tuned for 10 grand, instead of buying something for 20 Grand that moves in the first place as soon as you drive it away!

This is an office or domestic machine, will do reasonably graphics intensive work or multimedia and just about anything else other than gaming, and it looks very good value to me for those sorts of purposes.
#6
nihcaj
brookheather
The graphics card is pretty poor at this price point - not really worth having - probably better to get a cheaper base unit and put a decent graphics card in if you are going to be gaming.


Who buys this sort of thing for gaming anyway?

Why would you even waste your time?

Spending money to turn it into a games machine It's like buying a standard hatchback for 10K and having it tuned for 10 grand, instead of buying something for 20 Grand that moves in the first place as soon as you drive it away!

This is an office or domestic machine, will do reasonably graphics intensive work or multimedia and just about anything else other than gaming, and it looks very good value to me for those sorts of purposes.


Exactly so why pay £70 for a low end discrete graphics card? You can get the base model for £399 and the Intel HD graphics will be perfectly fine.
#7
Rupes

Seems pretty okay to me, however, most people that prowl the computers section of HUKD prefer to build their own and could probably do so, much more to their personal tastes, with the almost £500 budget.


Where do you get the at idea from, if it's true, then there are going to be a lot of disappointed people!
Apart from a few graphics cards and a lot of hard disks, I see very little on here that I would be using to build anything!

Most computer related stuff posted are Laptops anyay!
#8
brookheather
nihcaj
brookheather
The graphics card is pretty poor at this price point - not really worth having - probably better to get a cheaper base unit and put a decent graphics card in if you are going to be gaming.


Who buys this sort of thing for gaming anyway?

Why would you even waste your time?

Spending money to turn it into a games machine It's like buying a standard hatchback for 10K and having it tuned for 10 grand, instead of buying something for 20 Grand that moves in the first place as soon as you drive it away!

This is an office or domestic machine, will do reasonably graphics intensive work or multimedia and just about anything else other than gaming, and it looks very good value to me for those sorts of purposes.


Exactly so why pay £70 for a low end discrete graphics card? You can get the base model for £399 and the Intel HD graphics will be perfectly fine.


Because the vast majority of people will never so much as open the case they want it to just work.
I would definitely save the money on it too, but probably put a silent more HTPC capable card in, (costing half that price but offloading the processor and memory use of the internal graphics) but if you aren't happy to do that, then this is a lot less bother for the technically timid.
#9
nihcaj

Where do you get the at idea from, if it's true, then there are going to be a lot of disappointed people!
Apart from a few graphics cards and a lot of hard disks, I see very little on here that I would be using to build anything!

Most computer related stuff posted are Laptops anyay!



Have a look at the last two deals posted for desktops, hell I reckon you posted in both of them yourself anyway:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/price-reduced-further-scan-intel-pe/794787/

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/extra-value-desktop-pc-pentium-dc-e/793133/

Both of which quickly turned into discussion about how to do it better yourself, with numerous people contributing and the quality of the deal being analyzed.

- - -

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-60gb-vertex-2e-ssd-2-5-sata-ii-/

50 comments on an SSD, okay, quite a few are wasteful, but there's some discussion, debate and useful information in there.

- - -

First page of new computing deals at the moment shows 10 components - GPU's, internal storage and optical drives - compared to 4 laptop deals; perhaps skewed by the new NVidia card.

Regardless, there are sound cards, motherboards, processors and RAM posted often enough, although not always voted to hot status, resulting in less comparative exposure to an HDD, which is hardly technical or enthusiast based, allowing the average user to vote using their limited knowledge.

There are alot of laptop deals, but you can hardly comment on how you would build one better yourself.
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I admire HUKD members who post deals on desktop PCs.

Firstly they're beaten up by the home build crew, then by the gaming PC crew, then by the Dell/Apple/Asus/Acer (delete as applicable) lovers/haters, and after all that, within 7 days someone's found a better deal elsewhere.

It's like trying to cook one meal to please 100 people.
2 Likes #11
It would be interesting to see if the hierarchy would be willing to consider a computer component subsection, separating the pre-packaged from the do-it-yourself.
#12
Rupes
Have a look at the last two deals posted for desktops, hell I reckon you posted in both of them yourself anyway:


Yes, because about two or three people are turning thee threads into Build it yourself forums, and a few others are in dreamland where computer parts are a tenth of the price of the real world!
#13
Rupes
It would be interesting to see if the hierarchy would be willing to consider a computer component subsection, separating the pre-packaged from the do-it-yourself.


Yes, and one for second-hand junk too to get that crap off the main pages.

Things have been suggested before but never happen, all we got was this lousy "new" layout which isn't as easy to use or as good as the old one, and no-one wanted anyway!
#14
You're totally right about that one chap in particular, away with the fairies; trying to spec that eBuyer deal at £100 as separate components.

I would hope, judging by the investment in design and UX, that they could spend more time and money on the information architecture of the website.
#15
I'd wanna know how quiet this system is before I bought it. You'd want it to have a >500W PSU to be able to comfortably run everything without requiring its fan to work too hard. I used to have a high end Dell from about 5 years ago and boy, was it noisy!
#16
lookatmywad
I'd wanna know how quiet this system is before I bought it. You'd want it to have a >500W PSU to be able to comfortably run everything without requiring its fan to work too hard. I used to have a high end Dell from about 5 years ago and boy, was it noisy!


I am sitting in front of one now, (Inspiron 530) hardly know it is on, have another upstairs just the same
Wouldn't want to run anything more than a fairly basic Graphics card with the 350W supply, but they are quite generously rated compared to average cheap OEM gear.
#17
What a discussion I've caused!!!!

As can be seen, I know very little about PC's - Will the below spec be able to reasonably do editing through Pinaccle Studios 14 HD and also play MKV files. I can pick one up through the local paper second hand for a bit less. Obviously only a once in a life time deal, but thought I'd check here first please.

•Inspiron 580 MT Intel Core i3 Processor 530( 2.93GHz,4MB)
•Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
•1TB Serial ATA II (7200RPM) with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache
•Memory 4096MB (4x1024) 800MHz Dual Channel ECC
•16X DVD+/-RW Drive
#18
biggielove
What a discussion I've caused!!!!

As can be seen, I know very little about PC's - Will the below spec be able to reasonably do editing through Pinaccle Studios 14 HD and also play MKV files. I can pick one up through the local paper second hand for a bit less. Obviously only a once in a life time deal, but thought I'd check here first please.

•Inspiron 580 MT Intel Core i3 Processor 530( 2.93GHz,4MB)
•Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
•1TB Serial ATA II (7200RPM) with NCQ and 16MB DataBurst Cache
•Memory 4096MB (4x1024) 800MHz Dual Channel ECC
•16X DVD+/-RW Drive


Apart from wondering why someone is getting rid of such a modern PC to sell, potentially losing a fortune on what they paid (same thoughts about someone selling a 3 month old car!) ; yes, as my older quad core even works fine encoding video, using all 4 cores if need be with the right encoding software, (Never used Pinnacle, but other software works fine on slower machines than this) makes it pretty quick to do that (after all it isn't actually outputting video as it encodes other than perhaps the preview mode, so that is all about processing power) and it plays HD video fine given you install the right codecs in the first place, although I personally would get a discrete graphics card to off-load video processing if you are going to output to say, to a full HD tv, if nothing else so you can still use it for other things like web browsing while somoene else is using it to playing HD video to a TV, and also either way, you need to check you have the correct outputs from the graphics card - DVI, VGA or HDMI and can run both the TV AND a monitor at the same time

Edited By: nihcaj on Nov 10, 2010 11:44: correction

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