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Another of these threads but if I'm right, this IS the deal to get - if you already have hard drives galore. IT comes with only 160GB drive. But shaves £££s of the price, I think.

Go to Vostro page on Small business and select 430 min tower.
Choose the package on the far left (ie the cheapest).

Upgrade:
1) OS to 64 bit. Might as well but some may prefer not. (FREE)
1) Processor to Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB) (adds £70) - this is what we're after. Nothing less will do!
2) Ram to 4G 1333, 2x2GB modules (adds £45) - good value, imo.

Checkout
3) Apply 20% discount code available at dmxdimension.com
4) Try VAT code from Vostro page (it didn't work for me)

That's it! Total = £434.16 delivered

Oh yes and do it through topcashback and you've got an additional £18 + £22.72 which brings the whole thing to under £400!

I'm tempted to add in 3yrs support as it's only 60+VAT. But that's me being cautious.

SPECS:
Base Vostro Desktop 430
Microsoft Operating System English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
Memory 4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Video Card Graphics: 512MB ATI RadeonTM HD 4350 (DVI, VGA,HDMI)
Hard Drive Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200rpm)
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive
Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Optical Devices 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive for Win 7
Bundle D014301
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Processor Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB)
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#1
hot deal
#2
csf
hot deal


What changed?

Seems like a hot deal to me.
#3
I read the 2nd page, and dell have released a upgraded bios which fixed the fan issue on this model. so its ok after all. i guess they may still ship with the old bios, so remember to upgrade your machine to the lastest bios.

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19311430/19616610.aspx?c=uk&l=en&cs=ukbsdt1&s=bsd&PageIndex=2
#4
csf
I read the 2nd page, and dell have released a upgraded bios which fixed the fan issue on this model. so its ok after all. i guess they may still ship with the old bios, so remember to upgrade your machine to the lastest bios.

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19311430/19616610.aspx?c=uk&l=en&cs=ukbsdt1&s=bsd&PageIndex=2


Oh yeah, I didn't read that far. Thanks.
#5
"Optical Devices 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive for Win 7"

And they won't let you upgrade to a DVD burner so budget £15 to £20 for one of them.
#6
Does this come with a wireless card pre-installed. I couldn't find any option for this. The specs say "Dell 1525 Wireless WLAN 11n PCIe Card - Optional", so I'm guessing it doesn't.

EDIT: just found it: "Network Card 1505 PCIe 802.11n (Not for Russia or Ukraine) [add £50.00]"
#7
Let_it_snow
Please excuse my ignorance, but is this really a big deal?

That will vary from individual to individual but thought it worth a mention; I use mine to burn ISOs, DVD videos, archive to DVD-R and potentially even a CD audio disc. :w00t:
#8
Agharta
That will vary from individual to individual but thought it worth a mention; I use mine to burn ISOs, DVD videos, archive to DVD-R and potentially even a CD audio disc. :w00t:


Yeah, I see your point. I guess a DVD would make a more stable archive as well.
#9
If anyone is interested in this deal, don't hang about - the deals & promo codes are due to run out soon.
#10
For 473.76 (37.60 more), you can also get:

320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive for Win 7
#11
Wow.. That's actually pretty darn good for the price! Hot!
#12
Ashame this is not i7 based 920 on a 1366 motherboard =o(
#13
Hmmmm....any good for ATI crossfire configs? Don't think so....

On the lookout desperately for a cheap crossfire capable motherboard+casing....or dual nvidia would do.
#14
Ok, so I've played around with some of the Specs and got it down to £473 Delivered (using 20% off voucher and picking larger 320GB HD)...but......................

Q1 - Is this a good deal for a PC of this Spec (I7, 4GB etc)?

Q2 - Has anyone used one? Is it quiet in use ?

Cheers
#15
appears as the poster said but for £371 with 20% code is this correct?
#16
darkspark88
appears as the poster said but for £371 with 20% code is this correct?


look a little lower - £436.16 incl. VAT
#17
christ_
look a little lower - £436.16 incl. VAT


Cheers. missed that. I'm actually reassured now looking at the higher price.
#18
darkspark88
Cheers. missed that. I'm actually reassured now looking at the higher price.


No worries, stumped me at first.
I'm sitting here so tempted, shall I click checkout?! aaaahh.
#19
christ_
No worries, stumped me at first.
I'm sitting here so tempted, shall I click checkout?! aaaahh.


Me too! The only thing that is holding me back is the rumoured 'noisy fan' issues.....:thinking:
#20
Someone mentioned that may just be a bios upgrade didn't they?!
Don't know whether I can justify to the missus after forking out for a very nice sony vaio laptop a couple of months ago.
#21
Bought! I'm convinced the fan issues are solved by the BIOS update. Had the same thing happen to me with my Acer laptop. If you read the thread about the fan issue, everyone that had the problem in the thread said it returned to normal after update. Bios updates are easy to do these days.

@christ - Do it! It's such a great deal. I'm going to kit mine out after I get it with all the savings I've made. 1tb hard drive, nice graphics card :) Still got a screen from my broken desktop at home, so I save a little there...
#22
Dell
16384MB (4x4096) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £1,565.00 or £72/month-1]

WOAH!
#23
Benjimoron
WOAH!


I'll remember that for a future upgrade, in perhaps 5 years :)

Btw, how upgradeable is this system? will it take retail hardware? I remember years ago Dell desktops used to need bespoke hardware. That's changed now I hope?
#24
Does this have integrated sound on the motherboard?
#25
Good Price, but i rather spend £400 quid on a custom PC board not Dell
#26
Madbitster
Good Price, but i rather spend £400 quid on a custom PC board not Dell


Well, the processor alone is £221 (on ebuyer = retail with fan), motherboard at least £70-75,
so that's about £110 left to get a case, power supply, graphics card, RAM, harddisk, optical drive, keyboard + mouse and Windows 7 OEM version.

Good luck with building your custom i7 PC for £400 :thumbsup:
#27
plap
Well, the processor alone is £221 (on ebuyer = retail with fan), motherboard at least £70-75,
so that's about £110 left to get a case, power supply, graphics card, RAM, harddisk, optical drive, keyboard + mouse and Windows 7 OEM version.

Good luck with building your custom i7 PC for £400 :thumbsup:


yea if anyone can beat this with a diy system tell me how, seems super cheap. i'm gonna stop coming to this site its costing me too much
#28
darkspark88

Btw, how upgradeable is this system? will it take retail hardware? I remember years ago Dell desktops used to need bespoke hardware. That's changed now I hope?


You shouldn't have any problems upgrading GPU, RAM or adding PCI-E cards, but probably won't be able to upgrade the CPU as the i7-860 uses a 1166 Socket, rather than a 1366 Socket (that the i7-920 uses). The next i7 CPU's will have 6 cores and will use the 1366 Socket.
#29
Thanks for the 20% code. Ordered a Vostro V13, top spec for under £490.

Also hopefully, the £18+6% cashback will track on topcashback.
#30
bjussab
Original Post Quote;
"Try VAT code from Vostro page (it didn't work for me)"


Where is this code? I want to try if it works


Once you have added the eligible system(s) to your basket, enter your coupon code Q1GNZJX8BK?$WS into the "Enter Coupon Number" box below the items in your basket. Next, click "Apply Coupon" , and the discount should display below the valid items.

Offer valid on all Vostro systems.
Due to End 26/01/2010.

I tried this code myself and got this...
Coupons Entered
The following coupons have been entered but require additional information or do not meet eligibility requirements. Click "View Details" link(s) for more information.

Get a 2.5% Additional discount on any Vostro System you buy
Expires 26 January 2010 View Details Remove Coupon

Sould work as its says "valid on all Vostro systems"? Still, great price! :)
#31
The VAT coupon will NOT work as you cannot stack coupons. The 20% one 'trumps' it. If you add both and then remove the 20% one, then the VAT one will automatically take over - i.e. the Dell site automatically chooses the voucher which gives you the best discount.
#32
Getting worried now, something in my mind keeps telling me to cancel the order... Does this desktop have wireless built in for the internet?
#33
darkspark88
Getting worried now, something in my mind keeps telling me to cancel the order... Does this desktop have wireless built in for the internet?


Don't think it does but you can add it cheaply.

Probably can't cancel either as it's a business sale.
#34
darkspark88
Getting worried now, something in my mind keeps telling me to cancel the order... Does this desktop have wireless built in for the internet?


The wireless card they offer costs 50.00

You can buy a cheaper (lower spec) one on Amazon.

Is that your only reason for regret?
#35
can you still pull the genuine service tag for a given machine from the source code of the dell outlet store system specs page ?... i forgot the trick !.... anyone remember ?
#36
The deal I went for (outlined on the thread I started) changed slightly due to the keyboard glitch not working and the 2.5% reduction in VAT code.

It came through at £399.20 + VAT = £469.06

Cashback works out at £41.95 = £427.11 Delivered

I bought 6GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM from Amazon for £97.11 = £524.22

Differences between my machine and this one:

160GB HD, I've got a 500GB
Windows Home Premium, I've got Professional
4GB of 1333MHz RAM, I've got 6GB of 1600MHz

I've also got 3GB of 1066MHz RAM to sell on ebay to bring it down further, roughly £55 meaning a final price of £469 ish
#37
Let_it_snow
The wireless card they offer costs 50.00

You can buy a cheaper (lower spec) one on Amazon.

Is that your only reason for regret?


This is quoted at about half the cost on other machines (e.g. XPS) so looks like a ripoff for the Vostro - if you're comfortable, get your own and add it. Ditto for firewire and anything else you need.

Bummer about the Logitech Pro2800 - even at 14.03 it's good value but Dell have f'ed up so you can't add it right now (nor the G5 mouse).
#38
Let_it_snow
The wireless card they offer costs 50.00

You can buy a cheaper (lower spec) one on Amazon.

Is that your only reason for regret?


I'm going through that stage of buyers remorse where I'm starting to think about what I've actually done and spent...

Right now, I'm thinking, can I move my old creative soundblaster to this computer? If not, then that's another thing I have to buy on top of wireless card/graphics card/hard drive. The costs are mounting, and I've no idea where they'll stop.:?
#39
well researched. Thanks
#40
Does anyone know what motherboard, psu they use in the systems?
I've been wanting to get a i7 860 and mobo for a while, I already have the rest of the components (may use dell case)

Are my maths correct?

Far left vostro with i7 860 upgrade only.
419 - 83.80 (-20%) = 335.20 + 58.66 (vat) = 393.86

topcashback - 23.63 (6%) + 18 = 41.63

393.86 - 41.63 = 352.23 - Total after topcashback

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