Dell Vostro Core i5 3.3GHz Quad, 4GB, 1TB, Win7 Pro, DVD, HD 5450 + 21.5” 1080P Monitor - £539 @ Dell or £494 after 10% Quidco - HotUKDeals
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£494 after 10% Quidco

Dell Vostro 460 Desktop
Dell E2211H 21.5" WLED 1080P monitor
Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad Core
4GB DDR3 1,333
1TB HDD
Radeon HD 5450 1GB
DVD-Writer
Windows 7 Pro
350W power supply

~£539 or ~£494 after 10% Quidco (Exc VAT and delivery)

To get this price you need to go via Quidco (Dell Small Business), search for E-code D044603, downgrade the warranty to standard collect and return and use the £60 off voucher PVF3KQMCFK341R

If you say the monitor is worth £100 it means you are getting a decent desktop for around £400. The downside is that it is 32bit Windows only although the license is for either so you can install yourself if you have a disk.

The system minus graphics will only consume about 100W with the CPU on full load; I have an i5-2500K and I checked.
So that gives a reasonable amount of headroom to add a gaming graphics card in the £100 to £150 range using the 350W P/S that comes with this. Be careful if adding an older discounted graphics card as the power consumption can be a lot higher.
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#1
headline price edited-the price inserted under the "go to deal" button must not include quidco-thank you
#2
Thanks for posting the deal for me; it's a shame I can't post deals via mobile broadband. :|
1 Like #3
Hot because you posted this for someone else and it seems like a decent deal not that I know too much about computers!
#4
Decent deal, that
OK with my own 1090T though.
#5
Agharta
Thanks for posting the deal for me; it's a shame I can't post deals via mobile broadband. :|

I dont understand that lol .
#6
the E-code for dell site or quidco ?
#7
MarzBarz
Agharta
Thanks for posting the deal for me; it's a shame I can't post deals via mobile broadband. :|
I dont understand that lol .

I can start threads in the Misc section but not deals as I get an error message. I think it has something to do with affiliate linking not working via a high latency connection; that’s my guess. If a mod can explain that would be good.
#8
pesser
the E-code for dell site or quidco ?

It's for the Dell site. Go via Quidco to Small Business then search for the E-code.
#9
Super tempted, voted hot. (just put off by the PSU and Graphics, would pay more to upgrade those components)
1 Like #10
~£539 or ~£494 after 10% Quidco (Exc VAT and delivery)

...so how much actually it cost in total
1 Like #11
RFC
MarzBarz
Agharta
Thanks for posting the deal for me; it's a shame I can't post deals via mobile broadband. :|
I dont understand that lol .
think he is saying will probably get voted cold although it isnt because you posted it!

Cheeky. :p Last time I asked someone to post a deal for me it went to over 350 - Dell XPS 15.
#12
Im looking to get a computer for video editing would this be good enough?
1 Like #13
crosswski
~£539 or ~£494 after 10% Quidco (Exc VAT and delivery)

...so how much actually it cost in total

It's £539 cost but if Quidco pays out which it almost always does you get £45 back bringing the price down to £494.
The Exc VAT just means that Quido is 10% of the base price excluding VAT & Delivery.
1 Like #14
TheFirstDon
Im looking to get a computer for video editing would this be good enough?

This is the current generation Core i series which are the best for multimedia work by far.
This is only 1 step down from the top of the line i7-2600 and if you are really hard core about video editing then I suggest upgrading this system to the i7-2600 which will cost an extra £90 or so.
For very demanding tasks it is worth the upgrade but for typical home users it is overkill.
#15
You've put in the original post that the price doesn't include delivery and VAT when it actually does, may want to change that if possible to avoid confusion :)
Great deal though
#16
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HOT!!!
#17
weirdwilli
You've put in the original post that the price doesn't include delivery and VAT when it actually does

That is meant to relate to Quidco and not the deal but I can see how it can be interpreted that way.
#18
That is a good deal - the components would pretty much cost the same even without the Windows XP license. If this is the kind of system you want, go for it.

The one downside is the memory: you really want to get 8GB in 2 slots for this kind of system (with an option for 16 GB...), but Dell charges an arm and a leg for it. And the graphics card is a strange choice: either you could do with chipset graphics (maybe not with this CPU), or you want something decent. Oh yeah, and 16:9 sucks for office work.

Edited By: MrPuddington on Apr 24, 2011 22:18
#19
Great deal. Would've bought it if I hadn't already bought a new computer less than 2 years ago...

MrPuddington
The one downside is the memory: you really want to get 8GB in 2 slots for this kind of system (with an option for 16 GB...), but Dell charges an arm and a leg for it. And the graphics card is a strange choice: either you could do with chipset graphics (maybe not with this CPU), or you want something decent.


I'll have to disagree. I've done some regular video editing, gaming etc. on a 6GB machine and the maximum I've ever come to was ~3.5GB.

4GB is more than enough IMO unless if you're working with badly written software and want to keep tons of it running in the background for no useful reason.

And the 5450 is good enough for everyday things and low-medium-quality gaming. I'm using a 4350 and I can run most games at decent (medium-low) quality and maintain a 40+ framerate.

Edited By: Artheido on Apr 24, 2011 22:24
1 Like #20
Can anyone tell me if this has a sound card built in or do i have to pay £50 to buy one? Thanks
#21
That's a terrible power supply unit for the spec of the computer... would really suggest buying a 500w PSU if you're getting this.
#22
Borat
Can anyone tell me if this has a sound card built in or do i have to pay £50 to buy one? Thanks


I would be extremely surprised if this did not have built-in sound on the motherboard.
#23
Borat
Can anyone tell me if this has a sound card built in?

Yes.
#24
only_me
Borat
Can anyone tell me if this has a sound card built in or do i have to pay £50 to buy one? Thanks


I would be extremely surprised if this did not have built-in sound on the motherboard.


lol! i only ask cos when you customise it says not included or pay £50 to add it
1 Like #25
Kellerman
That's a terrible power supply unit for the spec of the computer... would really suggest buying a 500w PSU if you're getting this.

I have the same CPU and when all 4 cores are loaded 100% the complete PC uses 100W DC which is less than a third of what this P/S is rated for. So think again because not everybody wants to add a 200W graphics card to their desktop.
#26
looks like a good price
#27
Agharta
Kellerman
That's a terrible power supply unit for the spec of the computer... would really suggest buying a 500w PSU if you're getting this.

I have the same CPU and when all 4 cores are loaded 100% the complete PC uses 100W DC which is less than a third of what this P/S is rated for. So think again because not everybody wants to add a 200W graphics card to their desktop.


True, but add motherboard, USB's, Disk Drives, Hard Drive / SSD, & countless other 'little' devices, and it could limit any ability to upgrade - fair deuce if you aren't going to whack in an uber card.
1 Like #28
DarkFlame
Agharta
Kellerman
That's a terrible power supply unit for the spec of the computer... would really suggest buying a 500w PSU if you're getting this.

I have the same CPU and when all 4 cores are loaded 100% the complete PC uses 100W DC which is less than a third of what this P/S is rated for. So think again because not everybody wants to add a 200W graphics card to their desktop.


True, but add motherboard, USB's, Disk Drives, Hard Drive / SSD, & countless other 'little' devices, and it could limit any ability to upgrade - fair deuce if you aren't going to whack in an uber card.


350W is more than enough on pretty much any system that doesn't have a half-decent gfx card or a rack of HDDs.
1 Like #29
DarkFlame
Agharta
Kellerman
That's a terrible power supply unit for the spec of the computer... would really suggest buying a 500w PSU if you're getting this.
I have the same CPU and when all 4 cores are loaded 100% the complete PC uses 100W DC which is less than a third of what this P/S is rated for. So think again because not everybody wants to add a 200W graphics card to their desktop.
True, but add motherboard, USB's, Disk Drives, Hard Drive / SSD, & countless other 'little' devices, and it could limit any ability to upgrade - fair deuce if you aren't going to whack in an uber card.

No, it's 100W DC for the whole system with all 4 cores at 100%. It's a very efficient platform and it idles at less than 35W DC with 1 HDD & 1 optical drive.
banned#30
Does anyone know if this is petrol or diesel?
#31
SHOWMAN36
Does anyone know if this is petrol or diesel?

both
1 Like #32
350w will be fine for anything up to 5770/gtx 460 level, should you want to upgrade the psu. Dell tend to use quality units.
#33
Knackered my chipset yesterday while trying to upgrade chipset fan. :( Was about to go for this [url=http://www.chillblast.com/pconf.php?productid=19737] but decided the Vostro was even better with free delivery & discount code (I got £50 off) & 10.1%TCB Thanks for making the effort to post & valued advice - oh & perfect timing!! Heat added
#34
Been on the lookout for a good spec PC - many thanks for the posting - voted hot and have ordered. Now still not tracked in Quidco yet - how long does it take? also can I add a multi card reader to the front panel?

Thanks again

Now all I need is a high spec quality wireless router to replace my failing Netgear DG834N (3rd one I've had from Netgear, and will not replace any more as it out of warranty!) - please feel free to suggest ideas

Edited By: bilo999 on Apr 25, 2011 09:39
#35
As far as im aware dell always under rate their psu's. Dont be pu off by it. They are well built and nice and quite
#36
Agharta
Thanks for posting the deal for me; it's a shame I can't post deals via mobile broadband. :|


why not?
#37
Can anyone tell me how this works -

`Master multitasking with the super fast, 2nd-generation Intel® Core™ processors and support for up to four monitors` quote from the Vostro 460 webpage and theres a picture of the Vostro 460 with 4 monitors

With hdmi dvi and vga running 3 monitors from the graphics card how do you conect the other monitor without fitting another graphics card.
#38
..Borat.. Just use your ears. You have two for a reason! No need for a hearing aid :op
#39
garbage456
Agharta
Thanks for posting the deal for me; it's a shame I can't post deals via mobile broadband. :|
why not?

I get a Timeout message every time I try.
I think it may be something to do with the affiliate linking not working via a high latency connection.
#40
Agharta
Kellerman
That's a terrible power supply unit for the spec of the computer... would really suggest buying a 500w PSU if you're getting this.

I have the same CPU and when all 4 cores are loaded 100% the complete PC uses 100W DC which is less than a third of what this P/S is rated for. So think again because not everybody wants to add a 200W graphics card to their desktop.


You quote DC power consumptions. PSU's rarely attain high efficiencies when used below 50% of their maximum power. Haven't investigated the specs of this particular one but I'd guess at 100W DC you'd be consuming perhaps 150W at the other (AC) end. But then this is more geared towards performance than efficiency. At 35W (DC) the PSU is only using 10% of its capacity and will probably add significantly (eg doubling) the AC power to 70W.

Feel free to correct me, I learnt all this a year or so ago when comparing Atoms to C2D's.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-atom-efficiency,2069-5.html


Edited By: zaphodbb on Apr 25, 2011 13:32: Link needed formatting

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