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Kudos to the posters of Dell Vostro deals (the 20% off voucher that has expired and the £50 off)

Amazing deal, better than the expired 20% off, because this one is a tenner cheaper and has "Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeAudio" sound card on top (costs about £43-44)

Use Code G7FPTX83H50S17
Small print says "Save an additional £50 off on individual Vostro systems above £479 (Ex vat) so this code won't work long, it's not supposed to work because pre-VAT price of this configuration is £439, that's under the £479 treshold !


509 (Vostro 430)
-70 (Get £70 off)
-50 (Code G7FPTX83H50S17)
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389 Subtotal
+29.38 (VAT)
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457.08 (Total Price)


Tips:
- change oeprating system to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (free and better choice if you upgrade the RAM in the future, the 32bit version only supports up to 4Gb RAM)
- add "Logitech Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Pro2800 Black UK&Irish [add £14.03]", this will only add £4 to the pre-VAT basket (Dell glitch) and is worth about £28
- don't forget Quidco (5%) or Topcashback (£18 + 6% if you're lucky, else 5%)
- you don't have to run a business to order, think only difference with the Dell small & medium business site is that you don't have the right to return the purchase within 7 days (like on the Dell comsumers site). On the plus side: Dell business support is better than Home support


SPECS:
English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64 BIT)
Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)
3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1066MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Graphics: 512MB ATI RadeonTM HD 4350 (DVI, VGA,HDMI)
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive for Win 7
UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeAudio

E-value code UKBSDONL-D024303
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#2
Ah forgot to add: this system has Windows 7 Professional (most Win7 PC's are with Windows 7 Home Premium).

Impossible to build a PC with similar specs for this price, parts alone cost more (and OK, your self built machine can be overclocked, this one can't but the i7 processor (albeit complete overload for most people, an i5 offers enough horse power, but maybe future apps will run better on the multi core hyperthreading processors?) has a turbo mode, eases the pain a bit ;-)
#3
plap
Use Code G7FPTX83H50S17
Small print says "Save an additional £50 off on individual Vostro systems above £479 (Ex vat) so this code won't work long, it's not supposed to work because pre-VAT price of this configuration is £439, that's under the £479 treshold !


voucher works as price is 509 before vat without dells 70 quid discount
#4
#5
Mighty Anorak


Stop posting dodgy site links!!!
#6
coxy82
Stop posting dodgy site links!!!


Stop posting Nonsense posts!!

That link is HP legit employee link!
#7
Expired I think as showing as £520.56 after using the voucher.

My bad, still working so great price.
banned#8
Not a bad price but I'd be seriosuly worried about upgrade options and overclocking etc...

I'm not a usual overclocker but I have just built my own i7 PC using an Asus Rampage Gene 2 motherboard with 6gb DDr3 1600 ram, when I did the windows 7 rating thing it said my ram was only 5.2 out of 7.9, I then read about a bit and found it needed overclocking (the motherboard manual tells you to do this) so I overclocked my ram to what it should be, 1600mhz, and now it's 7.8 out of 7.9....

If dell's motherboard doesn't support this type pf thing then your spending a lot of money for nothing... also almost every ram I looked at I could only install 3 dimms (6 slots) so I found one that I could install 6 so I can install another 3 at a later date, I doubt dell will be so picky....

My entire built was £460 including a blu-ray drive (already had the case though)

Oh and all Asus i7 1366 boards have Creative X-Fi blaster built in (mine does) so they'll probably just give an asus board and not a seperate creative X-FI sound card.
#9
ta ordered. twice as fast as my mate mike's.

he's SEETHING :D
#10
I_am_Avatar
Not a bad price but I'd be seriosuly worried about upgrade options and overclocking etc...

I'm not a usual overclocker but I have just built my own i7 PC using an Asus Rampage Gene 2 motherboard with 6gb DDr3 1600 ram, when I did the windows 7 rating thing it said my ram was only 5.2 out of 7.9, I then read about a bit and found it needed overclocking (the motherboard manual tells you to do this) so I overclocked my ram to what it should be, 1600mhz, and now it's 7.8 out of 7.9....

If dell's motherboard doesn't support this type pf thing then your spending a lot of money for nothing... also almost every ram I looked at I could only install 3 dimms (6 slots) so I found one that I could install 6 so I can install another 3 at a later date, I doubt dell will be so picky....

My entire built was £460 including a blu-ray drive (already had the case though)

Oh and all Asus i7 1366 boards have Creative X-Fi blaster built in (mine does) so they'll probably just give an asus board and not a seperate creative X-FI sound card.


[SIZE="4"]The vast majority wont even think about overclocking or even know how do do it ![/SIZE]
banned#11
deanos
[SIZE="4"]The vast majority wont even think about overclocking or even know how do do it ![/SIZE]


Do you even read what I wrote? the memory isn't overclocked but the board downgraded it. I had to increase the voltage on the board to what the memory should be... most boards say they suypport upto 1820mhz but the boards needs overclocking.... My point is i doubt dell have purchased decent enough boards that will make use of i7 memory
#12
I_am_Avatar
Not a bad price but I'd be seriosuly worried about upgrade options and overclocking etc...

I'm not a usual overclocker but I have just built my own i7 PC using an Asus Rampage Gene 2 motherboard with 6gb DDr3 1600 ram, when I did the windows 7 rating thing it said my ram was only 5.2 out of 7.9, I then read about a bit and found it needed overclocking (the motherboard manual tells you to do this) so I overclocked my ram to what it should be, 1600mhz, and now it's 7.8 out of 7.9....

If dell's motherboard doesn't support this type pf thing then your spending a lot of money for nothing... also almost every ram I looked at I could only install 3 dimms (6 slots) so I found one that I could install 6 so I can install another 3 at a later date, I doubt dell will be so picky....

My entire built was £460 including a blu-ray drive (already had the case though)

Oh and all Asus i7 1366 boards have Creative X-Fi blaster built in (mine does) so they'll probably just give an asus board and not a seperate creative X-FI sound card.




Thats Incredible , would love to know where you got the parts from for that money ! Methinks you had more than just the case already :whistling:

My maths based on ebuyer prices are as follows ( all cheapest brands/options selected where possible as well ! ) :-

asus i7 rampage 2 gene mobo £180

i7 860 2.8ghz cpu £220

windows 7 professional (64bit) £100

500gb Sata Hard Drive £36

3gb DDR3 Ram £55

4350 HD 512mb GPU £25

Optical DVD drive £14

Logitech Pro 2800 wireless keyboard and mouse £42.50


TOTAL £672.50 - this is without leads , cables , power supply and delivery !!!! ........ Now the challenge is on for I_am_Avatar to build this with the addition of a blu ray drive for £460 LOL , I think NOT !!

Perhaps £460 is what you told the missus it was to avoid getting yourself into trouble by telling her the true cost of the machine you built ?
#13
This looks like an excellent price. H&R.
#14
rooney10
Thats Incredible , would love to know where you got the parts from for that money ! Methinks you had more than just the case already :whistling:

My maths based on ebuyer prices are as follows ( all cheapest brands/options selected where possible as well ! ) :-

asus i7 rampage 2 gene mobo £180

i7 860 2.8ghz cpu £220

windows 7 professional (64bit) £100

500gb Sata Hard Drive £36

3gb DDR3 Ram £55

4350 HD 512mb GPU £25

Optical DVD drive £14

Logitech Pro 2800 wireless keyboard and mouse £42.50


TOTAL £672.50 - this is without leads , cables , power supply and delivery !!!! ........ Now the challenge is on for I_am_Avatar to build this with the addition of a blu ray drive for £460 LOL , I think NOT !!

Perhaps £460 is what you told the missus it was to avoid getting yourself into trouble by telling her the true cost of the machine you built ?


It's as impossible as it sounds, there was a deal for an i7 m/b with 3gb DDR3 ram and i7 920 for just over £300 around new year, if you got a case lying around and a few bits it's not unbelievable.

I know as I'm now kicking myself for not going for it.
#15
Mighty Anorak


The RAM, HDD and Graphics card on the Dell are a bit disappointing.

The HP deal looks good to me!
#16
I_am_Avatar


My entire built was £460 including a blu-ray drive (already had the case though)



Liar!

Just not possible...unless you fancy posting the receipt :-D
#17
rooney10
Thats Incredible , would love to know where you got the parts from for that money ! Methinks you had more than just the case already :whistling:

My maths based on ebuyer prices are as follows ( all cheapest brands/options selected where possible as well ! ) :-

asus i7 rampage 2 gene mobo £180



I'm sure you can get cheaper i7 motherboards as the Asus Rampage 2 Gene is one of the top mobo's.
#18
I've been waiting for a deal like this to come along. How silent is it? The graphics card and everything good? I've been out of the hardware loop ever since AM2 came out.
#19
Decent bit of kit for the cash :-)
#20
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Upgrade to [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=1][SIZE=2]4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz for £30 is probably worth doing. Not bad compared with Dells normal rip-off upgrades. Takes price up to £497.[/SIZE]
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#21
Gotta be honest, this looks ok but distinctly average for the price, and for the average user.

Unless someone can point out why this is better than the dozens of other similar deals on HUKD?
banned 1 Like #22
My case already had a PSU in it and I supplied my own OS and Hard Drive, oh and I also have my own Quadro Graphics Cards (two FX3700 Sli). So yeah I did have a few extras, but having said that you can buy a case with 700w PSU for £40 at novatech, then buy the cheapest 1366 for £80 and a budget 500gb drive and your at around £460.... Maybe a bit more

am just saying I reckon it's worth paying the extra so you know what's in it. BUT for those that aren't comfortable building there own then it's a good deal I guess

i7 920 - £150 (ebay here 140375972079, the guy has loads of em)
Mobo - £165 at ebuyer, now gone up a tenner
Ram - £125 at scan (hexus delivery)
Blu-Ray drive - Pioner 202 Clearance at PC World for £29.97

rooney10
Thats Incredible , would love to know where you got the parts from for that money ! Methinks you had more than just the case already :whistling:

My maths based on ebuyer prices are as follows ( all cheapest brands/options selected where possible as well ! ) :-

asus i7 rampage 2 gene mobo £180

i7 860 2.8ghz cpu £220

windows 7 professional (64bit) £100

500gb Sata Hard Drive £36

3gb DDR3 Ram £55

4350 HD 512mb GPU £25

Optical DVD drive £14

Logitech Pro 2800 wireless keyboard and mouse £42.50


TOTAL £672.50 - this is without leads , cables , power supply and delivery !!!! ........ Now the challenge is on for I_am_Avatar to build this with the addition of a blu ray drive for £460 LOL , I think NOT !!

Perhaps £460 is what you told the missus it was to avoid getting yourself into trouble by telling her the true cost of the machine you built ?
banned#23
SpamJavelin
Liar!

Just not possible...unless you fancy posting the receipt :-D


Forgot I already had a few extras, Graphics Card, HD's, PSU, Case & OS

The £460 was for the Motherboard, Processor, 6gb Ram and Blu-Ray Drive
#24
I_am_Avatar
Forgot I already had a few extras, Graphics Card, HD's, PSU, Case & OS

The £460 was for the Motherboard, Processor, 6gb Ram and Blu-Ray Drive


TRUST forgetting
#25
I_am_Avatar
Forgot I already had a few extras, Graphics Card, HD's, PSU, Case & OS

The £460 was for the Motherboard, Processor, 6gb Ram and Blu-Ray Drive


Thanks for posting you spec, 'Liar' comment withdrawn!:oops:

Not sure I would buy a CPU off Ebay but you do seem to have a bargain there! Cheapest I can get that for is about £520 on Oveclockers.
#26
unoaime
I've been waiting for a deal like this to come along. How silent is it? The graphics card and everything good? I've been out of the hardware loop ever since AM2 came out.


Noise issue from dell site:

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19311430.aspx

I am not an expert-my view is graphics card is low end- Upgradeability of card not sure depends on MB and power which from internet search appears to be 350W.
#27
Looks great deal,

Just want to upgrade the GPU, will there be any problem if I want to upgrade the GPU to, say, Sapphire ATI 5770?

Thanks
#28
Odd system this.. 3GB RAM, 500MB HDD and a 'cheap' graphics card, yet it's not a "budget" system. The HP deal looks like a good one to me and would get my vote..
#29
Quids
Gotta be honest, this looks ok but distinctly average for the price, and for the average user.

Unless someone can point out why this is better than the dozens of other similar deals on HUKD?


Ummm, a core i7 processor for the average user? No way, this processor is complete overkill, for average users an i3 is sufficient, maybe an i5.

Ummm, average for the price?

Cheapest parts from ebuyer:

221.06 Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz Socket LGA 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
72.36 Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L P55 Socket 1156 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
41.01 Kingston 2GB DDR3 1066MHz i5 Memory Module CL7 1.5V
20.99 Kingston 1GB DDR3 1066MHz i5 Memory Module CL7 1.5V
43.63 Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM
36.24 Maxtor STM3500418AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM
25.20 Asus HD 4350 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Low Profile Graphics Card
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Oops we're up to £460.49 already

Now add

Windows 7 Professional OEM (about £100)
DVD-RW drive
Cheap case + PSU
Keyboard and Mouse
Cables

and you gonna hit at least £600-650

No way you can built anything yourself that comes close to this, or buy a complete system for this price.

In my humble opinion this is not an average PC, much better specs than anything else out there for this price.
OK, it's not a gaming PC (graphics) but for average users this is a monster.

The HP looks like amazing value as well, but... it's not available anywhere, poster above referred to an employee-only link.
#30
Yeah, the graphics card is very low end:
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/graphics-cards/247519/ati-radeon-hd-4350
But the rest, especially the processor, is nice.
#31
Hey guys

bought this last night, i plan to watch movies on it but i also want to play some decent games on it (flight sims etc) i was planning on upgrading the PSU and adding a new graphics card a hd 5770 to be precise.

this is possible right? (i also went for 6gb of ram but they have stopped that option now?)

the HP deal does indeed look better but you cant buy it its just for info atm.

does my plan sound reasonable? cheers?
any help welcome--i have been out of the computers game for ages
#32
You cannot compare it to building a PC yourself, the price for dells should always be cheaper anyway.. For starters you're going to be getting generic RAM, generic PSU, dell cheap based motherboard likely with tonnes of features removed, boring dell pc case, etc etc.

If you don't buy parts to upgrade or more importantly do any overclocking then this is a good deal for sure, easily saving £150. In other words for the average normal person; great deal. hot.
#33
mrlogic
Hey guys

bought this last night, i plan to watch movies on it but i also want to play some decent games on it (flight sims etc) i was planning on upgrading the PSU and adding a new graphics card a hd 5770 to be precise.

this is possible right? (i also went for 6gb of ram but they have stopped that option now?)

the HP deal does indeed look better but you cant buy it its just for info atm.

does my plan sound reasonable? cheers?
any help welcome--i have been out of the computers game for ages


If the price is reasonable after all the upgrades and your happy to spend then yes. More ram and the 5770 is a very good choice. Although if your only playing decent games such as flight simulator the 5770 might even be too much; but no harm for a little future proof.
#34
ivordeal
I'm sure you can get cheaper i7 motherboards as the Asus Rampage 2 Gene is one of the top mobo's.


I'm quite sure you can but my spec was in comparison to the one that the guy stated he built for £460 :thumbsup:

Although by getting a chepaer mobo then your into adding the cost of the fx sound blaster as a separate card and I think they're around the £40 mark on their own.
#35
plap
Ummm, a core i7 processor for the average user? No way, this processor is complete overkill, for average users an i3 is sufficient, maybe an i5.

Ummm, average for the price?

Cheapest parts from ebuyer:

221.06 Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz Socket LGA 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
72.36 Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L P55 Socket 1156 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
41.01 Kingston 2GB DDR3 1066MHz i5 Memory Module CL7 1.5V
20.99 Kingston 1GB DDR3 1066MHz i5 Memory Module CL7 1.5V
43.63 Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express - OEM
36.24 Maxtor STM3500418AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM
25.20 Asus HD 4350 512MB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Low Profile Graphics Card
_________________

Oops we're up to £460.49 already

Now add

Windows 7 Professional OEM (about £100)
DVD-RW drive
Cheap case + PSU
Keyboard and Mouse
Cables

and you gonna hit at least £600-650

No way you can built anything yourself that comes close to this, or buy a complete system for this price.

In my humble opinion this is not an average PC, much better specs than anything else out there for this price.
OK, it's not a gaming PC (graphics) but for average users this is a monster.

The HP looks like amazing value as well, but... it's not available anywhere, poster above referred to an employee-only link.




This Dell PC is astonishing for the price ..... a comparable built system using cheapest parts possible would cost at least £660+ (when you factor in the wireless logitech pro keyboard and mouse) so for a little over £400 after TCB / Quidco its a steal !! ;-)
This would also make a great gaming machine if you upgrade the GPU and PSU (I'd tend not to use the Dell Upgrades as these can often be silly prices)
#36
Mighty Anorak


This looks good .
#37
Anyone else having trouble with the voucher? I'm getting something like "Voucher was not applied due to terms and conditions or eligibility"

Still cheap without the voucher.

Edit: NM - wrong voucher :$
#38
Kezzie
This looks good .


Too good...has to be a misprice.
#39
An important point to take note regarding upgrading the graphic card.

The fact that the sound card use the PCI Express connector means that you won't be able to upgrade the graphic card unless you remove the sound card as well. When the price of gfx card drops to 30-50% in the summer, I'm sure most would be tempted for a new card; HD 4770 or 5750 may be, both not particularly power hungry and should be OK for this under-rated PSU. But if you take a look at the design of Vostro 430 mobo, you will notice that the PCI-E is situated right next to the PCI-E X16 connector. There is little room in
between for a powerful but usually 'fat' graphic card. You would struggle to find a powerful, thin and not power hungry card to fit in, unless you remove the sound card, of course. To me, a better gfx card is more important than a discreet sound card. I would order this Vostro in the brink of an eye if Dell uses Geforce 240 or 250 as the default component instead of offering an extra sound card as a bait. Hopefully, they will pull out such a deal next time.
#40
Brilliant deal, just got one. Thanks OP. :thumbsup:

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