Dell Vostro 430, Core i5-750, 4GB DDR3-1333, 320GB, GT 220 1GB, Win7, £470 @ Dell - HotUKDeals
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The link is not working so use the link that I posted below in post 7 or this:

http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&kc=D4X43002&l=en&m_30=143659&oc=D014302&rbc=D014302&s=bsd

You need to upgrade so that the basket price is at least £439 ex VAT so you can use the 10% off voucher BK2CWCGV$9XRS4. The £40 off means the pre-discount price will meet the minimum requirement of £479.
One suggestion is upgrading the RAM to 4GB DDR3-1333 and then adding something else like the Firewire card.
Topcashback are offering 6% PLUS £18 on Vostros which potentially brings the price down to £427 delivered which is very good for this spec.

Vostro Desktop 430
Intel® Core i5 -750 (2.66GHz, 8MB)
Windows 7 Home Premium (choice of 32 or 64 BIT)
Memory 4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz
Video Card 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT220 (DVI, VGA, HDMI)
Hard Drive 320GB (7200rpm)
DVD+/- RW Optical Drive
Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard & Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Video Editing IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter card
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Microsoft Works 9.0, Norton Internet Security 2010 - 15 Month Protection
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#1
brill deal for a core i5, the link aint working though. ps you taking over from mike? :)
#2
is this a good deal, im in the market for a good pc? anyone??
1 Like #3
Just be careful when ordering from Dell.

Don't be surprised if there is a 3 week + delivery time and if you need to cancel even just after ordering don't waste your breath.
#4
good deal, the core i5 beats the older core 2 quad chips ( in most deals nowadays).
#5
Also, this CPU is a great for Overclocking. However Dell will restrict this feature on the Mobo..
#6
The link doesn't work from the main deal link but does from within a post!!! Go to Dell
#7
That price seems to be without VAT.

I add on an extra 2Gb AND a firewire card and it still dont come to £479

Start price £389
Add memory (£45) - now 434
Add firewire (£10) - now £444

Also, this does not include a monitor.
#8
I know Dell have their detractors but I got virtually the same machine (with the i7 rather than i5 processor) for around £500 (after cashback) last week and it is really fast and does everything I want from it (I will upgrade the HDD and memory myself as Dell's prices are ridiculous). I'm not a gamer so the 220 seems OK for my purposes (HD movies, video editing etc) but again I might upgrade in a year or so. The machine came within a week or so of ordering.
Only one thing - I think the Topcashback offer is 6% or £18 (whichever is bigger) - at least that seems to be how mine has tracked for now.
#9
guilbert53
That price seems to be without VAT.

The price I gave for the deal is the delivered price including VAT but excluding cashback.

guilbert53
I add on an extra 2Gb AND a firewire card and it still dont come to £479

The pre-discount price ex VAT has to be £479 so as it has a £40 discount the basket price has to be £439 ex VAT.
#10
Agharta
The price I gave for the deal is the delivered price including VAT but excluding cashback.

The pre-discount price ex VAT has to be £479 so as it has a £40 discount the basket price has to be £439 ex VAT.


OK that works now.

Base price £389
Add 2Gb memory and something else for £10 (keyboard etc) takes it to £444

Go to basket and 10% is knocked off with coupon - £399.60 (less VAT/delivery)

With VAT and free delivery that comes to £469.53
#11
thrustmaster
Also, this CPU is a great for Overclocking. However Dell will restrict this feature on the Mobo..

As do all the major OEMs so if you want to over-clock you either build your own or buy from a small PC builder that gives the option of an over-clocking motherboard.
This is true for all mainstream OEM desktop deals that will be posted on HUKD.
#12
perrywhite
Only one thing - I think the Topcashback offer is 6% or £18 (whichever is bigger) - at least that seems to be how mine has tracked for now.

That’s what I thought but I asked TCB and they said that it is £18 PLUS 6% but I have my doubts.
#13
I'm not a major techie but as I understand it, the i5 and i7 self overclock to an extent (apologies if thats not quite the right term) -I'm running CPU-Z on my i7 vostro 430 and getting 2.94+ GHz when running video tasks in the background. I think this is the average speed across the cores and is in excess of the 2.83 GHz normal quoted processor speed so some core(s) are probably running at higher speeds still.
#14
perrywhite
I'm not a major techie but as I understand it, the i5 and i7 self overclock to an extent (apologies if thats not quite the right term) -I'm running CPU-Z on my i7 vostro 430 and getting 2.94+ GHz when running video tasks in the background. I think this is the average speed across the cores and is in excess of the 2.83 GHz normal quoted processor speed so some core(s) are probably running at higher speeds still.

The Core i5-750 will over-clock itself from the stock 2.67GHz up to the following speeds depending on the number of threads being utilised:

1 or 2 threads – 3.2GHz
3 or 4 threads – 2.8GHz

It’s one of the many reasons why these are better than Core 2 Quads.
#15
Does anyone know how you involke the Topcashback £18 & 6%? Will it be picked up by them after clicking on the 5% online sales link?
#16
scameron77
Does anyone know how you involke the Topcashback £18 & 6%? Will it be picked up by them after clicking on the 5% online sales link?

Just use the standard link that says 5% although I doubt that they will pay £18 plus 6% as that seems too high so I suspect it's an error.
#17
Looks to be a decent deal. I'm hoping to get the Aldi base unit tomorrow morning, but I don't have my hopes up. The delivery time concerns me though - has anyone ordered recently.?
#18
peterjmay
is this a good deal, im in the market for a good pc? anyone??


isnt the best but its definatly 'good'

PC's depreciate quick, no point spending thousands.........buy the best PC today, it will be average in a years time and will probably cost less then half the price you paid.

only ones that get away with old hardware are apple computers because everyone thinks their paying for quality stuff when infact its like 5 year old stuff inside.
#19
Ok how does an i5 or i7 compares against a c2d quad core?
#20
klargon
Looks to be a decent deal. I'm hoping to get the Aldi base unit tomorrow morning, but I don't have my hopes up. The delivery time concerns me though - has anyone ordered recently.?


I ordered the base xps 8000 28th dec del time quoted 21/1/2010
#21
Agharta;7445798
As do all the major OEMs so if you want to over-clock you either build your own or buy from a small PC builder that gives the option of an over-clocking motherboard.
This is true for all mainstream OEM desktop deals that will be posted on HUKD.

this is a good deal.....i prefer self build, but thats not for everyone..

this is better than the quad core deals recently as you can use the newer and faster ddr3 memory (quad core pcs will be stuick with slower ddr2 memory) which will also be cheaper as im ddr2 memory will become more and more expensive as slightly older memory usually does

i bought an i5 barebones before xmas, but added extra stuff...now has..8gb ddr 1333 ram, intel p55 pro motherboard, 1.5tb drive, 500gb drive, antec 900-2 case, dvd writer, corsair 650w cpu, gtx260 graphics card and retail windows 7 32/64 bit versions, 4gb usb drive......runs all games on max no probs and is alot more upgradeable than the dell....cost me about £700...all from novatech...i7 wasnt worth it imo at the time as im not a hardened gamer
#22
Gypsy301;7447303
Ok how does an i5 or i7 compares against a c2d quad core?

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

i5 isnt much slower than the slowest i7s but is alot cheaper
i5 is about the same speed as the quad core 9550 and slightly slower than the 9650, but the i5 can use MUCH faster memory and works differently too, so in reality it should outperform all quads
#23
Will this be any good for gaming?
#24
fps_d0minat0r;7447163
isnt the best but its definatly 'good'

PC's depreciate quick, no point spending thousands.........buy the best PC today, it will be average in a years time and will probably cost less then half the price you paid.

only ones that get away with old hardware are apple computers because everyone thinks their paying for quality stuff when infact its like 5 year old stuff inside.

lol, love the last statement, so true...people who love macs are planks imo....like paying top dollar for a brand new bmw only to find a 10 year ford escort underneath

agreed, i never go for the top spec eg i7, and the i5 was perfect as it was £2-300 cheaper than a reasonable i7, and only a slight compromise
#25
LeeA;7447649
Will this be any good for gaming?

yes, graphics card is probably the only downside but its more than capable, should run msot games on medium to high, maybe max settings except the poorly written crysis (though even highend i7's struggle with it on the odd occassion)
quite why theyve put such a crud grpahics card in it is beyond me, thats why i dont like prebuilt pcs...if you want a cheap decent graphics, look at the gtx260 or gtx275...though be aware of the size and clearanve needed for these monster graphics cards
#26
royals;7447388
i bought an i5 barebones before xmas, but added extra stuff...now has..8gb ddr 1333 ram, intel p55 pro motherboard, 1.5tb drive, 500gb drive, antec 900-2 case, dvd writer, corsair 650w cpu, gtx260 graphics card and retail windows 7 32/64 bit versions, 4gb usb drive......runs all games on max no probs and is alot more upgradeable than the dell....cost me about £700...all from novatech...i7 wasnt worth it imo at the time as im not a hardened gamer


Seems rather a good deal. It's listed at £561 without the HD's, 4gb extra RAM, GTX260 or operating system :thinking:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754G

My i5 build is clocking in at almost exactly £800 with an ATI 5850 and 4gb 1600mhz RAM (not including monitor, mouse, keyboard, OS).
#27
MBeeching;7447755
Seems rather a good deal. It's listed at £561 without the HD's, 4gb extra RAM, GTX260 or operating system :thinking:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754G

My i5 build is clocking in at almost exactly £800 with an ATI 5850 and 4gb 1600mhz RAM (not including monitor, mouse, keyboard, OS).


thats the one i bought....was 549 though and i got a big discount too...can vouch for it.....case is a monster though and alone weighs approx 15kg!!

dont forget though that the case @ novatech is about £120 alone and contains decent components unlike the dell which will be full of cheap garbage and is fully upgraebale, supporting 6 internal drives, raid, etc - having said that the dell is still a good deal
#28
royals;7447802
thats the one i bought....was 549 though and i got a big discount too...can vouch for it......case is a monster though and alone weight 15kg i think!!


Ahh, how do you get 'a big discount', do tell :p
I'm going down the small form factor route with mine, can't bear to stick a huge case in my living room. Especially as it's replacing the laptop I use on the coffee table lol.
#29
MBeeching;7447755
Seems rather a good deal. It's listed at £561 without the HD's, 4gb extra RAM, GTX260 or operating system :thinking:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754G

My i5 build is clocking in at almost exactly £800 with an ATI 5850 and 4gb 1600mhz RAM (not including monitor, mouse, keyboard, OS).
This one seems a better deal (slower RAM but an Intel chipset and a fair bit cheaper, £419): http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754A
#30
royals
i bought an i5 barebones before xmas, but added extra stuff...now has..8gb ddr 1333 ram, intel p55 pro motherboard, 1.5tb drive, 500gb drive, antec 900-2 case, dvd writer, corsair 650w cpu, gtx260 graphics card and retail windows 7 32/64 bit versions, 4gb usb drive......runs all games on max no probs and is alot more upgradeable than the dell....cost me about £700...all from novatech...i7 wasnt worth it imo at the time as im not a hardened gamer


I'm in the market for a i5 system but I'd rather some high end components instead of what Dell stick in. I've looked at that novatech deal, has it gone up in price since you ordered or were you able to customise it somehow? Otherwise it seems the gfx card alone on top of the barebones brings it to £700ish. Also, exactly what motherboard is it?
#31
Hogz of war
I ordered the base xps 8000 28th dec del time quoted 21/1/2010


I ordered a Vostro 430 a month ago. Initially the delivery date was quoted as being 8 or 9 days. Then for a few days they quoted it as being 1 month. After 6 days, it was shipped from the factory in Poland, and it was delivered a couple of days after that.

My one has a 2.8GHz i7 processor and a GTS240 graphics card. Its a reasonable balance between being quick and being noisy. I want it to run a 32 bit application, so its better as a 32 bit machine than a 64 bit one.
#32
MBeeching;7447846
Ahh, how do you get 'a big discount', do tell :p
I'm going down the small form factor route with mine, can't bear to stick a huge case in my living room. Especially as it's replacing the laptop I use on the coffee table lol.

i bought a quad core entity ready built pc from novatech display model as didnt have time to build it at the time and needed a pc urgently...bought in nov with free 2 year warranty, usb stick and about £200 off....but it had a few problems, so returned it...rather than send it back to repair/refund i changed it for the i5 barebones and paid about £700
i5 bareboes
additional gskill 4 gb ddr3 memory
500gb hard drive (for os and programmes)
1.5tb hard drive (for games/data)
panit gtx260 graphics card
lg dvd writer
4gb usb stick
more expensive than this deal but it more/better stuff and was bought almost 2 mths ago too
1 Like #33
Hogz of war;7447368
I ordered the base xps 8000 28th dec del time quoted 21/1/2010

laughable really.... a month to build a pc...hahaha....i can build a pc in about 2-3 hours...even a novice could build one in 24 hours.....then i guess you could properly test it over the next 24 hours.....maybe 7 days to ship it....so where did the other 2 weeks go? must be the coffee breaks i guess :roll:
#34
Very tempted by this offer, was looking to build myself an i5 system and it was over £500. Only problem is the HDD sounds a bit slow! Doesn;t state if 16 or 32mb cache.
#35
Is this a good deal? I was consdiering queueing outside Aldi tomorrow for the Medion but this soec is better - the price goes up accordingly though of course!
#36
kingosticks;7447924
I'm in the market for a i5 system but I'd rather some high end components instead of what Dell stick in. I've looked at that novatech deal, has it gone up in price since you ordered or were you able to customise it somehow? Otherwise it seems the gfx card alone on top of the barebones brings it to £700ish. Also, exactly what motherboard is it?

see my other post.....you wont get the deal i got..it was slightly cheaper before xmas....standard i5 barebones price was £549
motherboard i think is the intel p55, not sure what make though - will check
#37
mr.velvet;7447889
This one seems a better deal (slower RAM but an Intel chipset and a fair bit cheaper, £419): http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754A


Seems quite good value, but i've invested nearly 3 months slaving over each and every component so it would be a shame to throw it all away.

Still £150 short of funds but desperate to start buying bits, is that a foolish approach? It has already been painful watching every e-tailer slowly pushing the prices up.
#38
peteruk08;7448147
Very tempted by this offer, was looking to build myself an i5 system and it was over £500. Only problem is the HDD sounds a bit slow! Doesn;t state if 16 or 32mb cache.

not only that but you wont get the windows disk....just some useless chocolate fireguard recovery disk - useful if your windows 7 os is totally thrashed or you have a nasty virus or blue screen death
#39
royals
laughable really.... a month to build a pc...hahaha....i can build a pc in about 2-3 hours...even a novice could build one in 24 hours.....then i guess you could properly test it over the next 24 hours.....maybe 7 days to ship it....so where did the other 2 weeks go? must be the coffee breaks i guess :roll:


Yes if you have all the parts! Try building a PC with no mobo!:thumbsup:
#40
mr.velvet;7447889
This one seems a better deal (slower RAM but an Intel chipset and a fair bit cheaper, £419): http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-I5754A

yeh noticed that the other day....just add a decentish graphics card (gtx260 -£120), dvd writer (£18), disk drive (500gb 7200 32ms fastish one -£42) and windows 7 (£92) and you have a decent pc.....will be more than the dell but ALOT better, but you take your choice...easier than you think especially with the tooless system

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