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i7-860 is a Quad core with HyperThreading CPU (8 threads).

Great thing about this i7 860 processor is that it will automatically self overclock or throttle the speed of CPU - turbo mode. It can shut down individual cores and speed up remaining ones which can give better performance in some situations. Here are the possible speeds;

4 Core Active 2.93GHz
3 Core Active 2.93GHz
2 Core Active 3.33GHz
1 Core Active 3.46GHz

Specs;
English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (32 or 64 BIT)
Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)
3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Graphics: 512MB ATI Radeon 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
19-in-1 Media Card Reader

E-value code D034303

Use Code XNWXGXR5HW4WCK for £90 off
Possible Topcashback (£18 + 6%) = £40.44

Tips
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit for £0 (Windows 7 32bit will only see around 3.3GB memory max)

For £90 coupon to kick in you need basket to be over £529 ex vat (default £70 off counts towards this)

For £439.45 price I added these two;
3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £5.00]
19-in-1 Media Card Reader [add £20.00

but you could also add;
Kensington Slim Microsaver lock [£21.00]
or
Kensington Wireless Presenter Si600 [£24.67]

The default basket price is £509.00 but there is also a standard £70 off bringing basket down to £439.00. However to qualify for the £90 off, it is the £509 price that counts, and therefore only £21 extra needs to be added.

So the £5 memory and £20 card reader is enough. I listed the Kensington options as alternatives. Basically you can add any options so long as they >= £21.

If you want a screen then look at the next system up as this automatically qualifies for £90 off without having to add any options and it also has 1GB more memory and includes the card reader as standard, reducing the actual cost of getting the screen. Both the 22" and 23" are good value.

Note not all options seem to be working due to glitch in web site e.g. wireless keyboard+mouse.

For good entry level gaming I would swap card for a Radeon HD 4670 which will give good 1680 x 1050 performance in most games. Can be purchased separtely for around £55 (very easy to install) and you might get a few quid for the Radeon HD 4350
in this.

If you want to purchase a ATI HD 4670 from Dell here is the link;
http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=A2980588
Use code JH5T0BP6V8374D to get price down to £56.18 delivered.
topcashback at 6% could maybe get to down to £53.31
This is a nice quiet card with an impressive heatsink (no fan)

If you want this system with a monitor see E-value Code D034304. 21.5" for £516.09 or 23" for £527.24 (prices include topbackcash)

Useful Links

Specs and pictures (see tech specs tab)

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/featuresdetails.aspx/vostro-430?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&~lt=popup

Manual
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos430/en/index.htm

Enjoy
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bibu#1
OMG .....Are you serious ????

Where are all the punters " I can build myself cheaper then that"
Plum#2
thrustmaster#3
What Power Supply comes with this?
Possible to upgrade Graphics card to a 5850 without changing the PSU?
Plum#5

Thanks just found it. :thumbsup:
opps almost forgot heat added.
garethboyd 1 Like #6
thrustmaster
What Power Supply comes with this?
Possible to upgrade Graphics card to a 5850 without changing the PSU?

Comes with 350W supply which is why I listed the ATI 4670. Offically this needs a 400W PSU but I have it running in a Dell Inspiron 530 with 300W PSU. Dell PSU seem to be good quality but your 5850 would need another PSU.

ATI 5850 needs 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector.
Bryan839#7
Cheapest I have seen it. Hot from me. :thumbsup:
MrShed#8
Holy Dell batman.

thats a scorching deal.
Chulmney_Warner#9
blinding price for an i7
Soulreape#10
I could build one cheaper out of bits of tin foil and an old egg box !!!


heat added ;)
zafonic 1 Like #11
bibu;8013335
OMG .....Are you serious ????

Where are all the punters " I can build myself cheaper then that"


I can build it way cheaper than that........:whistling:
bibu#12
zafonic
I can build it way cheaper than that........:whistling:

Soulreape
I could build one cheaper out of bits of tin foil and an old egg box !!!


+1 for that :w00t: :gift:
beta_tester#13
Smashing deal, this is what im playing with so far..

Catalog Number: 202 D034303
Module Description Show Details
Base Vostro Desktop 430
Microsoft Operating System English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64 BIT)
Memory 6144MB (3x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Keyboard UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black
Monitor Display Not Included
Video Card Graphics: 512MB ATI RadeonTM HD 4350 (DVI, VGA,HDMI)
Hard Drive Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive
Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Modem No Modem
Optical Devices 16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive for Win 7
Speakers No Speakers
Power Cords 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
Documentation/Disks English - Documentation Vostro Desktop
Bundle D034303
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
Order Information Vostro Desktop 430 Order - UK
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)
Dell System Media Kit Vostro 430 Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Protect your new PC English Trend Micro™ Internet Security (30 Day subscription) AntiVirus Software

£498.20
SpamJavelin#14
Just in time, was about to spend a wad on a new PC
jazid#15
LOL.
This CPU is rated as the 15th fastest in their recorded stats with a benchmark of 5555!
HOT HOT HOT

CPU alone is worth £224
Haycoxs#16
I can build a pc better than this out of Lego.....usual kn** heads who never back up what they say with a full break down of parts, prices AND suppliers - HOT
garethboyd#17
How did you get 6GB option? I can only see options up to 4GB
nobetterboy#18
Nice find! Worth upping the memory from 1066MHZ to 1333MHZ for £5 IMO, means you can match the faster clock speed if you decide to put more ram in later. :thumbsup:
beta_tester#19
Ah just noticed that it's single and not dual channel memory with no option to change :(
zafonic 2 Likes #20
Haycoxs;8013851
I can build a pc better than this out of Lego.....usual kn** heads who never back up what they say with a full break down of parts, prices AND suppliers - HOT

Me too..... here you go......

1x Quad Core Lego CPU - £12
6GB Lego Ram - £8.65
512 Mega Lego Graphics (Bit blocky at times but runs fast) £4.99 (Special Offer Price)
1x Black Lego case £3.25
300 Watt Lego PSU (One block) £3.75
Please note you do not get a lego monitor with this system :thumbsup:
Supplied by Legoland Windsor's Premier Lego PC Suppliers
Hot Hot Hot..............:)

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