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Update (25 March 12.45)
The 'Free' trail AV has now been removed, therefore Dell are forcing the 15 month one increasing the minimum price to £480.58.

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Dell has placed a £100 discount for the next 48 hours on this model, linked in with the free HD upgrade and free shipping it still seems a good price. I've been hunting for a discount code, but so far no luck (if there is one please let me know so I can update this).

Remember two things:
1) Downgrade the AV to 30 days subscription (saves you £20 ex-vat)
2) The default is 32bit Windows Professional. There is a free upgrade option to 64bit, but you need to customise the order to choose it.

Finally, Quidco are doing 8% cashback for small/medium business for the Vostro range.

Details:
i7-860 is a Quad core with HyperThreading CPU (8 threads).
English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64 BIT)
3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1066MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Graphics: 512MB ATI RadeonTM HD 4350 (DVI, VGA,HDMI)
Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive for Win 7
Power Cords 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
Order Information Vostro Desktop 430 Order - UK
Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)
Dell System Media Kit Vostro 430 Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
English Trend Micro Internet Security (30 Day subscription) AntiVirus Software

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Links to previous deals for this model in the post below.
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chrisxuk#2
An OK computer. Personally i'd have at least 4GB RAM in it and upgrade the graphics card to perhaps a 5870.
GDB2222#3


Ths is the same deal - just slightly more expensive. Or have I missed something important? In any case, hasn't Quidco gone up enough to compensate?
Rbourne#4
GDB2222
Ths is the same deal - just slightly more expensive. Or have I missed something important? In any case, hasn't Quidco gone up enough to compensate?


Yes, but that previous deal required the use of a 15% voucher (now expired) - this doesn't.

And yes, using Quidco gives roughly £31.12 cashback (if I am not mistaken) - makes the deal a lot better at £426
lookatmywad#5
Anyone know how noisy these things are? I've currently got a Dell XPS 600, which sounds like a helicopter at times.
rozza38#6
lookatmywad
Anyone know how noisy these things are? I've currently got a Dell XPS 600, which sounds like a helicopter at times.


read the other threads on this pc - load of info re them. I have one and its quiet.
lookatmywad#7
Obviously I need to be convinced before handing over £400+.

I think I might go for one of those specialist quiet computers from a company like Arbico....though the i7 on this thing is very tempting.
Snap53#8
lookatmywad
Anyone know how noisy these things are? I've currently got a Dell XPS 600, which sounds like a helicopter at times.


Yes these ones are quiet ok, well i got one of them from the previous deal and its quiet ok.

My problem was I had 3 blue screens of death in the first day and wanted to reboot ever few hours , just stopped dead and rebooted all the time so sent it back as a duff dell :-(

Am tempted to get another one but waiting on my refund first !!
vaiopup#9
They are reasonably quiet, just as well as I have two next to my bed.
Think the main noise culprit (what noise there is) may be the power supply struggling under 100% load....it certainly puts out enough heat (inefficiency).

Going to swap out for a quiet, more efficient supply and see how that goes. :)
nihcaj#10
vaiopup;8191132
They are reasonably quiet, just as well as I have two next to my bed.
Think the main noise culprit (what noise there is) may be the power supply struggling under 100% load....it certainly puts out enough heat (inefficiency).

Going to swap out for a quiet, more efficient supply and see how that goes. :)


Just as likely to be full of crud meaning the fans need to work hard!
It never ceases to amaze me how much junk a PC pulls in.
gold682#11
Got one of these last time around for £438 plus quidco -which tracked! Spec'd it to 4gb ram and win 7 64bit. Cracking machine and no discernible noise. Now to get a nice screen to go with it!
deabnik#12
y not buy the aldi unit instead, £25 dearer but much better spec, and 3 yrs warranty...on slae this thursday (25th)
hecticc#13
Please not people that this is a good deal however this price does not include vat
roboraver#14
deabnik
y not buy the aldi unit instead, £25 dearer but much better spec, and 3 yrs warranty...on slae this thursday (25th)


specs ?

sorry, its here: http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_13448.htm

Which is better the Intel i-7 or AMD processor ?
Rbourne#15
hecticc
Please not people that this is a good deal however this price does not include vat


Nope, this price includes VAT - The price when customising the system is ex-vat, but you get the full price when you add it to the basket.
toonarmani#16
where's the deal if it's more expensive than the last offer?

:?

or am I missing something?
roboraver#17
roboraver


Which is better the Intel i-7 or AMD processor ?
Rbourne#18
toonarmani
where's the deal if it's more expensive than the last offer?

:?

or am I missing something?


last deal (now expired) required a voucher (now expired) - this one doesn't.
max_lan#19
deabnik
y not buy the aldi unit instead, £25 dearer but much better spec, and 3 yrs warranty...on slae this thursday (25th)


Hmm, why not buy a Proton Satria instead of a VW Golf?
Brand label and trust in that brand.

I'd rather spend more money building my own PC than buying an Aldi PC but might consider a Dell.
At the end of the day I'd probably still rather build my own but at £450, it's going to be hard to get all the components for that price from the same e-tailer (to avoid paying repeated P&Ps).
MBeeching#20
roboraver;8191439
Which is better the Intel i-7 or AMD processor ?


I would rate the i7 860 in the Dell as the superior processor.

Passmark scores:
i7 860 - 5534
Phenom II X4 820 - 3532

Would take the ATI 5670 over the ATI 4350 in the Dell, but you could upgrade :thumbsup:
You'd be mad to go for the Medion (imo).

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