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Dell Studio XPS 435 / 6192 - Intel® Core-i7 processor, 6GB memory and dedicated graphics £849.99 at Currys and PC World

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I'm looking for a new PC and someone suggested I look for an i7 processor based one. I have been looking around and this seems to be massively cheaper than anywhere else, even the Dell site which is o…
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I'm looking for a new PC and someone suggested I look for an i7 processor based one. I have been looking around and this seems to be massively cheaper than anywhere else, even the Dell site which is odd because it's not a sale item.

I don't know much at all about PC's so if this is a bad deal then please could people advise an alternative (ideally a cheaper one) I use my PC mainly for streaming HD content, music etc, but occasionally for games (would really like to be able to play The Sim 3). I really want something future proof and ideally around the £500 mark, but if this is a good deal then great....!

Product Information
Designed as the ultimate multimedia machine, introducing the Dell Studio XPS 435 Desktop.

This incredibly powerful PC holds an Intel® Core i7-920 processor at its heart for exceptionally swift and smooth multitasking on the most intense applications. Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium provides you with the perfect way to organise and access your media.

With an incredible 6GB memory, your Studio XPS 435 Desktop will ensure that even the most memory-hungry programs open and respond with ease. This can also be expanded to an unbelievable 24GB memory thanks to 6 DIMM slots, which means that as your demands grow so does your PC performance.

The XPS 435 also comes with a massive 1TB SATA Hard Drive for storing millions of photos, songs, files and thousands of videos.

For High Speed wired connection to your existing server, this Dell studio PC also comes with a 10/100/1000 Gigabit network LAN port.

Connecting up a huge range of PC and gaming peripherals is easy with the XPS 435 thanks to 8 USB ports. It also holds 2 FireWire ports for high speed data transfer from devices such as HD camcorders.

You can also watch a range of disc formats through the Dual Layer DVD Rewriter Drives as well as make long lasting hard copies of all your data.

For the ultimate gaming, movie and design experience, the Dell Studio XPS 435 Desktop also comes with 512MB ATI RadeonTM HD4670 graphics for incredibly detailed and fluid graphics.

Intel® Core i7-920 processor
(2.66GHz, 8MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
6GB DDR3 memory
1TB SATA hard drive (7200rpm)
512MB ATI Radeon HD4670 graphics
Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
8x USB and 2x FireWire ports
Media card reader
10/100/1000 Gigabit network LAN port
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#1
good deal from me have some heat
#2
I know people hate it when people say this...but you COULD build it for cheaper than that. Just racked it up and it came in at £715 for same spec but better components. With the remaining money you could drop the HD4670 and crossfire 2 HD4770 and then you'd have an absolutely stunning gaming machine which would wipe the floor with this dell...

If you don't beleive me I can post up the links for anyone whose interested (for where to buy the bits that would be cheaper I mean, not benchmarks, but I could provide them too!)
#3
wow - Heat and Rep added....lovely looker and well specced. Although not identical, the XPS435 on Dell website (Better graphics card and 940 processor but only 750GB hard drive is listed at £1699 !!!!

Seems good value for money

D :-)
#4
Nobull
I know people hate it when people say this...but you COULD build it for cheaper than that. Just racked it up and it came in at £715 for same spec but better components. With the remaining money you could drop the HD4670 and crossfire 2 HD4770 and then you'd have an absolutely stunning gaming machine which would wipe the floor with this dell...

If you don't beleive me I can post up the links for anyone whose interested (for where to buy the bits that would be cheaper I mean, not benchmarks, but I could provide them too!)


I concur ... do not have to deal with Dell then aswell.

Self-builds are always technically better and cheaper
#5
OK - interested in you could post the links etc

Cheers

D :thumbsup:
Nobull;5154448
I know people hate it when people say this...but you COULD build it for cheaper than that. Just racked it up and it came in at £715 for same spec but better components. With the remaining money you could drop the HD4670 and crossfire 2 HD4770 and then you'd have an absolutely stunning gaming machine which would wipe the floor with this dell...

If you don't beleive me I can post up the links for anyone whose interested (for where to buy the bits that would be cheaper I mean, not benchmarks, but I could provide them too!)
#6
surely the unit should have a bluray burner at this price?

player at least?
#7
Case 50 Something half decent.
MOBO 160 Asus P6T
CPU 245 D0 Stepping i7 920
Hard Drive 70 Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
Graphics 55 Same graphics
Power Supply 40 Something half decent.
DVD-Writer 15 DVD+-RW
Memory 80 6GB DDR3


Basic build, comes in at approx £715, oh yes, then OS on top. Maybe £60. You could save a bit of money on the case and psu and go budget, or you could spend a bit more and get top quality for the same price as the OP's deal.
#8
LOL. 99.6% of people will never utilise the potential of 6GB and the I7 processor.

I wish companies would start building more balanced pcs. A previous generation Quad core (45nm) with a decent graphics card would kick the **** of this in games etc.
#9
Still...a warm deal if you don't fancy getting your hands dirty and just want to buy a professionally built system with warranty.
#10
UberTiger
Case 50 Something half decent.
MOBO 160 Asus P6T
CPU 245 D0 Stepping i7 920
Hard Drive 70 Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
Graphics 55 Same graphics
Power Supply 40 Something half decent.
DVD-Writer 15 DVD+-RW
Memory 80 6GB DDR3


Basic build, comes in at approx £715, oh yes, then OS on top. Maybe £60. You could save a bit of money on the case and psu and go budget, or you could spend a bit more and get top quality for the same price as the OP's deal.


I've never even tinkered with the insides of a pc before, with this kit could I put it together myself or would I need someone who knows what they are doing to help?
#11
Building them isn't too tough at all. The thing that puts me off building another PC (built plenty in the past) is that I'm out of touch with the latest tech and so I'd have to spend time researching what a decent motherboard, cpu and graphics card were and I just can't be bothered for the sake of £50.
#12
l33t-krew
LOL. 99.6% of people will never utilise the potential of 6GB and the I7 processor.

I wish companies would start building more balanced pcs. A previous generation Quad core (45nm) with a decent graphics card would kick the **** of this in games etc.


unless you run 64 bit vista you will be lucky to see much more than 3gb RAM anyway. Whilst this machine is prob fine with 64 bit you might have trouble getting 64 bit drivers for things you connect to it.

R.
#13
l33t-krew
LOL. 99.6% of people will never utilise the potential of 6GB and the I7 processor.

I wish companies would start building more balanced pcs. A previous generation Quad core (45nm) with a decent graphics card would kick the **** of this in games etc.


Any suggestions for where I could get one like this or components for building? If the processor is outdated I imagine it might come in cheaper too?
#14
Ok here goes...

Core i7 920 + ASUS P6T SE bundle...£378 scan's today only
Crucial 6GB 1333mhz Ram £70 ebuyer
Coolermaster Centurion 5 All Black Case + 550W eXtreme Power Plus PSU £75 ebuyer
amsung TS-H653B 20X Black SATA DVDRW £16 ebuyer
Hitachi 1TB £63 scan today only (it seems to be on everyday though)
OS: Vista 64bit Home Premium £85 ebuyer

Total: £687 (not including graphics card) leaving ~£163 to buy...

2 x HD4770 which are £83 each at ebuyer...so £166...admitedly £3 over but your getting WAY better performance plus scan have some on pre-order which are £78 here so if you can be bothered to wait you could get it at £7 cheaper than the dell 1...

Here's some benchmarks for the HD4770 in crossfire, its a low power consumer on a 40nm process so that 550W PSU should be fine, comes with 2 x 6pin PCI-E connectors anyway..

I know the 4670 isnt on those benchmarks but trust me that the HD4870 and the nvidia GTX 260 which ARE on the benchmarks are much faster than the 4670 in there own right, and the 4770 in crossfire wipes the floor with them!

Thanks
#15
bowdown2thegame
I've never even tinkered with the insides of a pc before, with this kit could I put it together myself or would I need someone who knows what they are doing to help?


If you've never done it before I would do some reading on the basics of building PC's first or if you have a friend who is familiar with the innards then get them to help you build it and learn as you go.

You will want to set a aside a few hours to put it together the first time you do it, especially if you run into any problems, it can be a pain in the ass. But TBH, it's very easy, computers are very modular and it's damn near impossible to plug the wrong connector into the wrong socket.

It's very satisfying building your own too - once you've done it once you should have to confidence to carry out any future upgrades too without any stress.

Scorpion
Building them isn't too tough at all. The thing that puts me off building another PC (built plenty in the past) is that I'm out of touch with the latest tech and so I'd have to spend time researching what a decent motherboard, cpu and graphics card were and I just can't be bothered for the sake of £50.


If your looking to go high end then get an i7 920 processor and compatible motherboard, along with either 3GB or 6GB of tri channel DDR3 memory. Easy as that.

Graphics card wise it just takes a quick visit to somewhere like TomsHardware to check out the graphics card lowdown for the month and pick the current best card for your budget - there's plenty of deals coming up on here at the moment.

All the rest is easy if you've done it before.
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bowdown2thegame
I've never even tinkered with the insides of a pc before, with this kit could I put it together myself or would I need someone who knows what they are doing to help?


It's really easy mate. I learned how to make my own PC 2 years ago and have never looked back. I've built 7 machines for different people since and they've all been v.happy with the result. Go along to http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/ and theres a great simple guide there and the people on the forums are incredibly helpful with any problems you may come across. Thanks.
#17
Don't know much about XPS. However, Dell sold i7 machines for about £700 months ago (with a 4850 also). Agree that this could be built cheaper for less with the ability to overclock which will really make this system fly.

Far too much power for the average user, but for those who need it Maybe better to ask someone who could build, would get much more performance per pound.
#18
If your a first time builder, I wouldn't go the corssfire route with 2 x 4770s (that would be a wee bit more complicated) but you could just substitute those two for a single 4870 if you prefer, they're pretty cheap these days, you wouldn't get as good performance but you would save a further £20 on the spec I suggested.
#19
Cheers

D:thumbsup:

UberTiger;5154557
Case 50 Something half decent.
MOBO 160 Asus P6T
CPU 245 D0 Stepping i7 920
Hard Drive 70 Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
Graphics 55 Same graphics
Power Supply 40 Something half decent.
DVD-Writer 15 DVD+-RW
Memory 80 6GB DDR3


Basic build, comes in at approx £715, oh yes, then OS on top. Maybe £60. You could save a bit of money on the case and psu and go budget, or you could spend a bit more and get top quality for the same price as the OP's deal.
#20
rheumatoid
unless you run 64 bit vista you will be lucky to see much more than 3gb RAM anyway. Whilst this machine is prob fine with 64 bit you might have trouble getting 64 bit drivers for things you connect to it.

R.


Windows Vista 32 bit will see more than 3gb of ram.... You just need to update to service pack 1.
#21
Nobull
It's really easy mate. I learned how to make my own PC 2 years ago and have never looked back. I've built 7 machines for different people since and they've all been v.happy with the result. Go along to http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/ and theres a great simple guide there and the people on the forums are incredibly helpful with any problems you may come across. Thanks.


now that deserves some rep...good site, better then most who pan on about building your own and not showing others how etc...thanks for that:thumbsup:
#22
[FONT=Arial]I have that this is a nice price for a base unit...

If only they did the version with the Core i7 2.93GHZ processor.

See the below link for other models that Dell stock directly:

http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/studio-xps-435-deals-evalue-codes-coupons/


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#23
Yes you can build cheaper ... but people rarely factor in the cost of the OS and the time, skill and effort needed to build a machine. They also tend to forget little things like a pre-built Dell will come (pretty much) setup with all the relevant drivers installed and ready to go.

I've built 10 machines in the last 11 years but when it came to my current machine, I just couldn't be bothered to go through the whole process of working out what video card works with what motherboard, what RAM speeds I needed, what PSU would cope etc etc. If you have a lot of free time to read reviews and do a lot of investigation / preperation before chossing a spec, buying and building one then by all means do it. For me, I'd had enough. The Dell XPS 420 I bought just over a year ago has been the most stable and reliable system I've ever owned and I have the luxury of a 3 year warranty (admitedly paid for) but at least if anything does go wrong I'm covered.

If I was looking for a PC this year, I'd be taking a serious look at this Dell simply because it's so much easier to buy something off the shelf.

Heat added.
#24
Nobull
I know people hate it when people say this...but you COULD build it for cheaper than that. Just racked it up and it came in at £715 for same spec but better components. With the remaining money you could drop the HD4670 and crossfire 2 HD4770 and then you'd have an absolutely stunning gaming machine which would wipe the floor with this dell...

If you don't beleive me I can post up the links for anyone whose interested (for where to buy the bits that would be cheaper I mean, not benchmarks, but I could provide them too!)


Hi There, Bf just asked if it would be possible to ask where to get all the bits to make your machine - cheers :)
#25
l33t-krew
LOL. 99.6% of people will never utilise the potential of 6GB and the I7 processor.


72% of statistics are just invented you know!
#26
rheumatoid
unless you run 64 bit vista you will be lucky to see much more than 3gb RAM anyway. Whilst this machine is prob fine with 64 bit you might have trouble getting 64 bit drivers for things you connect to it.

R.


Thing is that the Nehalem core PCs works best with multiple of 3 DDR DIMMs and there's not much difference in cost between the 1GB and 2GB DDR3 DIMMs right now, so you may as well get 6GB in case you want to use 64bit later on, either as a replacement to Win32 or in a virtual machine environment.
#27
bchirpy
Hi There, Bf just asked if it would be possible to ask where to get all the bits to make your machine - cheers :)


Core i7 920 + ASUS P6T SE bundle...£378 scan's today only
Crucial 6GB 1333mhz Ram £70 ebuyer
Coolermaster Centurion 5 All Black Case + 550W eXtreme Power Plus PSU £75 ebuyer
amsung TS-H653B 20X Black SATA DVDRW £16 ebuyer
Hitachi 1TB £63 scan today only (it seems to be on everyday though)
OS: Vista 64bit Home Premium £85 ebuyer

Total: £687 (not including graphics card) leaving ~£163 to buy...

2 x HD4770 which are £83 each at ebuyer...so £166...admitedly £3 over but your getting WAY better performance plus scan have some on pre-order which are £78 here so if you can be bothered to wait you could get it at £7 cheaper than the dell 1...

Here's some benchmarks for the HD4770 in crossfire, its a low power consumer on a 40nm process so that 550W PSU should be fine, comes with 2 x 6pin PCI-E connectors anyway..

I know the 4670 isnt on those benchmarks but trust me that the HD4870 and the nvidia GTX 260 which ARE on the benchmarks are much faster than the 4670 in there own right, and the 4770 in crossfire wipes the floor with them!


POSTED it earlier but there you go, go back to first page, post # 15 for the hyperlinks for the bits...
#28
why voting cold?
its £1700 on the dell site

this is like half price, and its a good spec too.
#29
Nobull
Ok here goes...

Core i7 920 + ASUS P6T SE bundle...£378 scan's today only
Crucial 6GB 1333mhz Ram £70 ebuyer
Coolermaster Centurion 5 All Black Case + 550W eXtreme Power Plus PSU £75 ebuyer
amsung TS-H653B 20X Black SATA DVDRW £16 ebuyer
Hitachi 1TB £63 scan today only (it seems to be on everyday though)
OS: Vista 64bit Home Premium £85 ebuyer

Total: £687 (not including graphics card) leaving ~£163 to buy...

2 x HD4770 which are £83 each at ebuyer...so £166...admitedly £3 over but your getting WAY better performance plus scan have some on pre-order which are £78 here so if you can be bothered to wait you could get it at £7 cheaper than the dell 1...

Here's some benchmarks for the HD4770 in crossfire, its a low power consumer on a 40nm process so that 550W PSU should be fine, comes with 2 x 6pin PCI-E connectors anyway..

I know the 4670 isnt on those benchmarks but trust me that the HD4870 and the nvidia GTX 260 which ARE on the benchmarks are much faster than the 4670 in there own right, and the 4770 in crossfire wipes the floor with them!

Thanks


a 4470 at idle takes 232W, so 464 + other stuff wont work in a 550W PSU.

plus, the dell has a way better case i think.
#30
owais
a 4470 at idle takes 232W, so 464 + other stuff wont work in a 550W PSU.

plus, the dell has a way better case i think.


4470? I don't even know what card your talking about...

BUT TWO HD4770s take 159 at idle and 228 at load look here...<----the temps measured there are for 2 of them, not a single one so you don't double the numbers.

which is less than a single HD4870 and trust me a 550W Coolermaster PSU will handle a single HD4870 fine...

Case is a matter of personal preference but personally I'd rather have considerably better performance than a nice case, wouldn't you?!
#31
I ordered a machine from Dell directly yesterday that was a better deal than this.

Its an XPS studio (not the 435 model) and it basically the same spec as the one in the deal above, but I didn't like Dell's upgrade price on the RAM, so it has 3Gb for now and might stick some more in later.
I also configured mine with 2 x 500Gb dics in RAID 0 for only a small amount more.

Total price inc VAT and delivery was £716.59.

This was about £80 cheaper than buying all the parts on scan or ebuyer
#32
This is copied and pasted from the Dell receipt in case anyone is interested:


Studio XPS™ -(D05SX02)
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 64Bit - English

Item Description
Base Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec)
Memory 3072MB (3x1024) 1067MHz DDR3 Tri Channel
Keyboard Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black - UK/Irish
Monitor Display Not Included
Video Card 512MB ATI™Radeon™ HD 4670 graphics card
Hard Drive 1 TB (2x 500 GB) Serial ATA (7200 Rpm) Dual HDD Config Raid 0 Stripe
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 64Bit - English
Mouse Mouse Included in Wireless Keyboard and Mouse option
Optical Devices 16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write)
Sound Cards Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Speakers No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/IRL Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference D05SX02
Standard Warranty 1 Year Premium Warranty Support
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Premium Warranty Support
Order Information XPS Desktop 430 Order - UK
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Support
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9 - English
Protect your new PC No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English


Total excl. VAT VAT Rate VAT Total incl. VAT
Sub-total(s): £ 605.73 15.00% £ 90.86 £ 696.59
Delivery Charge: £ 17.39 15.00% £ 2.61 £ 20.00
Total Price: £ 623.12 £ 93.47 £ 716.59
#33
rheumatoid;5154717
unless you run 64 bit vista you will be lucky to see much more than 3gb RAM anyway. Whilst this machine is prob fine with 64 bit you might have trouble getting 64 bit drivers for things you connect to it.

R.


Vista-64 is quite mature these days (unlike XP-64 was), I've hardly any bother with the 64 bit machines I run and definitely benefit from being able to use all my ram.

John
#34
This is a great price for this exact Dell model - as someone else said this is at least HALF the price if going DIRECT with Dell which makes me think this is probably a misprice / wrong model / picture on the DSG web sites...

As for best value for money etc keep an eye on the Dell Outlet as for £600 inc delivery last week I got a Studio XPS 435MT with a Core i7 920 with 3gb tri memory, 750gb HD, HD 4850 and Vista 64 which absolutely flies and most importantly is built using the latest components so you are future proofing yourself against the 'old' Core 2 Duo (LGA 775) motherboard standard.

Also as one poster said 90% + of people don't need a PC this powerful or quick but if you do and want one that has overclocking options / decent case etc this is a great deal!
#35
4spoons
This is copied and pasted from the Dell receipt in case anyone is interested:


Studio XPS™ -(D05SX02)
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec), Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 64Bit - English

Item Description
Base Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec)
Memory 3072MB (3x1024) 1067MHz DDR3 Tri Channel
Keyboard Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black - UK/Irish
Monitor Display Not Included
Video Card 512MB ATI™Radeon™ HD 4670 graphics card
Hard Drive 1 TB (2x 500 GB) Serial ATA (7200 Rpm) Dual HDD Config Raid 0 Stripe
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 64Bit - English
Mouse Mouse Included in Wireless Keyboard and Mouse option
Optical Devices 16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write)
Sound Cards Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Speakers No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/IRL Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference D05SX02
Standard Warranty 1 Year Premium Warranty Support
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Premium Warranty Support
Order Information XPS Desktop 430 Order - UK
Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Accidental Damage Support No Accidental Damage Support
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9 - English
Protect your new PC No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English


Total excl. VAT VAT Rate VAT Total incl. VAT
Sub-total(s): £ 605.73 15.00% £ 90.86 £ 696.59
Delivery Charge: £ 17.39 15.00% £ 2.61 £ 20.00
Total Price: £ 623.12 £ 93.47 £ 716.59


Pretty good deal :thumbsup:
#36
Johnmcl7
Vista-64 is quite mature these days (unlike XP-64 was), I've hardly any bother with the 64 bit machines I run and definitely benefit from being able to use all my ram.

John


I would agree but lots of the older hardware you may want to plug in such as printers and scanners don't have drivers so I was just flagging that it may be an issue.

Jon
#37
You could also try the £70 off spend of £700 voucher...

70SAVE.

Worked for me.. ordered earlier today..:-D
#38
Dylan1357
Windows Vista 32 bit will see more than 3gb of ram.... You just need to update to service pack 1.


Not strictly true.

Although system properties will report the correct amount of ram the operating system will still only see 3G or so maximum. Have a check in task manager > performance to see what I mean.
#39
Johnmcl7
Vista-64 is quite mature these days (unlike XP-64 was), I've hardly any bother with the 64 bit machines I run and definitely benefit from being able to use all my ram.

John


Agreed. I've been using Vista 64 since release and have had no problems whatsover with any hardware I have used.
#40
Dylan1357
Windows Vista 32 bit will see more than 3gb of ram.... You just need to update to service pack 1.

It will show the correct amount of RAM but will only use up to around 3.5 GB at most.

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