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OK system builders beat this bad boy then!

I want proof because quite simply put with including vista operating system you cannot build cheaper!

this pc has the following;
XPS 420 Viiv E8400 Core 2 Duo Processor 3.00GHz, 6MB, 1333MHz
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
Monitor Not included
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
SINGLE 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT card
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Dell Enhanced USB Multimedia Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell Optical Scroll Premium Mouse
Accessories
Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
19-in-1 Bluetooth Media Card Reader
No Modem
Microsoft® Works 9 - English
Services & Software
No Accidental Damage Support
No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English
Also Includes
XPS 420 English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord
D04X414
XPS Desktop Order - UK
Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
XPS 420 Resource DVD

To get this price:

1. follow the link
2. change keyboard to Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
3. go to basket and add code 70VH9$5F87NP17 for 10% discount
4. enjoy £502.20! the cheapest 8800gt pc i have seen if u can beat it tell me how!!
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#1
Great find Hot!.
#2
I've seen a couple on the Dell Outlet store in the last 24 hours (2 minutes ago) for £493 delivered with a Q6600, 8800 GT 512, 3GB, 500GB, dual optical drives but no Quidco.
#3
Agharta
I've seen a couple on the Dell Outlet store in the last 24 hours (2 minutes ago) for £493 delivered with a Q6600, 8800 GT 512, 3GB, 500GB, dual optical drives but no Quidco.


thats really good too do you know what kind of condition they are in, i suppose u could always send it back if it was bad tho
#4
lewis1232
thats really good too do you know what kind of condition they are in, i suppose u could always send it back if it was bad tho

I’ve viewed well over a dozen Outlet systems and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Sometimes they will have fingerprints or the occasional very minor mark but MikeC has stated that the noticeably marked ones get flogged on their eBay site. I’ve bought from there as well and the marks even then were very minor.

Note: The one that was there 10 minutes ago has departed.
#5
two words: dell sucks!
#6
whats dell outlet stores link please? Was going to head down novatech during the week to pick up a Q6600 & various components!
#7
sharp910sh
two words: dell sucks!


really? well my friend is playing the latest games on his 420 - nuff said really dont you think!
1 Like #8
sharp910sh;1880823
two words: dell sucks!


What's the point of making a stupid comment like that?
#9
sharp910sh;1880823
two words: dell sucks!

If you want anyone to take your post seriously you should back it up with some justification
#10
russthewomble
whats dell outlet stores link please? Was going to head down novatech during the week to pick up a Q6600 & various components!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/169409/free-delivery-and-55-money-off-on-a/
#11
Greg
If you want anyone to take your post seriously you should back it up with some justification

Don't encourage them.
#12
Waste of money to buy a new PC between now and Q3, if you're at all bothered about upgradeability.

Intel's new generation chip, Nehalem, will require an entirely different socket, motherboard, and RAM (DDR3). Intel is moving the memory controller from the Northbridge to the die and will be phasing out the front-side-bus altogether. What this means is that in 2 years when you're ready to upgrade, you will be purchasing a new motherboard and RAM along with your processor. Intel's E8xxx and Qxxxx series are the last in line of their LGA775 socket chips.
#13
russthewomble
whats dell outlet stores link please? Was going to head down novatech during the week to pick up a Q6600 & various components!


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/169409/free-delivery-and-55-money-off-on-a/
#14
can be beaten fwiw

Inno3D 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Wind Edition Cooler Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 142228 54 in stock £124.95 £106.34 £124.95 £106.34
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 310 in stock £42.99 £36.58 £42.99 £36.58
Extra Value Black Wireless Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse - USB 132140 2098 in stock £10.99 £9.35 £10.99 £9.35
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz (1333MHz) Socket 775 6MB L2 Cache OEM Processor 143290 5 in stock £132.57 £112.82 £132.57 £112.82
MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 FSB1066 8 channel audio PCI-E ATX Motherboard 127597 2 in stock £24.95 £21.23 £24.95 £21.23
Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V 129954 364 in stock £25.98 £22.11 £25.98 £22.11
Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM 130454 941 in stock £51.49 £43.82 £51.49 £43.82
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler 105994 615 in stock £15.24 £12.97 £15.24 £12.97
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English 123067 32 in stock £58.36 £49.66 £58.36 £49.66
(click if you have changed any details) Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £487.52

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#15
Dabs
Waste of money to buy a new PC between now and Q3, if you're at all bothered about upgradeability.

Intel's new generation chip, Nehalem, will require an entirely different socket, motherboard, and RAM (DDR3). Intel is moving the memory controller from the Northbridge to the die and will be phasing out the front-side-bus altogether. What this means is that in 2 years when you're ready to upgrade, you will be purchasing a new motherboard and RAM along with your processor. Intel's E8xxx and Qxxxx series are the last in line of their LGA775 socket chips.


thats great but who really needs DDR3 memory? this machine will run crysis and thats as demanding as it gets at least for a while anyway!
#16
Dabs
Waste of money to buy a new PC between now and Q3, if you're at all bothered about upgradeability.
Intel's new generation chip, Nehalem, will require an entirely different socket, motherboard, and RAM (DDR3). Intel is moving the memory controller from the Northbridge to the die and will be phasing out the front-side-bus altogether. What this means is that in 2 years when you're ready to upgrade, you will be purchasing a new motherboard and RAM along with your processor. Intel's E8xxx and Qxxxx series are the last in line of their LGA775 socket chips.

There’s no chance of getting a Nehalem system for anywhere near this price until next year. The first releases will be the Server chips and high end Desktop CPUs with the later usually costing about £400+ just for the CPU. With AMD in the doldrums there’s no pressure on Intel to release cheaper versions in a hurry.
#17
You can buy boards that take both DDR2 and DDR3 memory. Such as the Asus P5K board (or whatever the model number is)
#18
russthewomble
can be beaten fwiw

Inno3D 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Wind Edition Cooler Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 142228 54 in stock £124.95 £106.34 £124.95 £106.34
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 310 in stock £42.99 £36.58 £42.99 £36.58
Extra Value Black Wireless Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse - USB 132140 2098 in stock £10.99 £9.35 £10.99 £9.35
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz (1333MHz) Socket 775 6MB L2 Cache OEM Processor 143290 5 in stock £132.57 £112.82 £132.57 £112.82
MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 FSB1066 8 channel audio PCI-E ATX Motherboard 127597 2 in stock £24.95 £21.23 £24.95 £21.23
Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V 129954 364 in stock £25.98 £22.11 £25.98 £22.11
Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM 130454 941 in stock £51.49 £43.82 £51.49 £43.82
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler 105994 615 in stock £15.24 £12.97 £15.24 £12.97
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English 123067 32 in stock £58.36 £49.66 £58.36 £49.66
(click if you have changed any details) Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £487.52

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it says £487.52 excluding VAT once added it will be £572.8
#19
russthewomble
can be beaten fwiw

Inno3D 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Wind Edition Cooler Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 142228 54 in stock £124.95 £106.34 £124.95 £106.34
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 310 in stock £42.99 £36.58 £42.99 £36.58
Extra Value Black Wireless Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse - USB 132140 2098 in stock £10.99 £9.35 £10.99 £9.35
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz (1333MHz) Socket 775 6MB L2 Cache OEM Processor 143290 5 in stock £132.57 £112.82 £132.57 £112.82
MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 FSB1066 8 channel audio PCI-E ATX Motherboard 127597 2 in stock £24.95 £21.23 £24.95 £21.23
Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V 129954 364 in stock £25.98 £22.11 £25.98 £22.11
Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM 130454 941 in stock £51.49 £43.82 £51.49 £43.82
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler 105994 615 in stock £15.24 £12.97 £15.24 £12.97
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English 123067 32 in stock £58.36 £49.66 £58.36 £49.66
(click if you have changed any details) Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £487.52

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Really confusing the way you've formatted that. Is that price not excludind VAT? What about delivery?

I'd say having someone else build and test the system, as well as someone to diagnose and fix any issues for a year is worth at least £50 too.
#20
russthewomble
MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 FSB1066 8 channel audio PCI-E ATX Motherboard 127597 2 in stock £24.95 £21.23 £24.95 £21.23

Specs:
CPU

• Supports Socket 775 for Intel® P4 3xx/ 5xx/ 6xx/ 8xx/ 9xx processors.
• Supports FSB 1066/800MHz

Chipset

• VIA® PT890 Chipset
- Supports P4 processor FSB 1066/800MHz
- Supports DDRII 533/400 memory

That's not going to fly chief as it's not supported by the chipset or the board.
Don't forget to add a DVD drive and a card reader as well.
banned#21
russthewomble
can be beaten fwiw

Inno3D 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Wind Edition Cooler Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 142228 54 in stock £124.95 £106.34 £124.95 £106.34
Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* 135101 310 in stock £42.99 £36.58 £42.99 £36.58
Extra Value Black Wireless Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse - USB 132140 2098 in stock £10.99 £9.35 £10.99 £9.35
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz (1333MHz) Socket 775 6MB L2 Cache OEM Processor 143290 5 in stock £132.57 £112.82 £132.57 £112.82
MSI PT890 Neo-V Socket 775 FSB1066 8 channel audio PCI-E ATX Motherboard 127597 2 in stock £24.95 £21.23 £24.95 £21.23
Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5 Unbuffered 1.8V 129954 364 in stock £25.98 £22.11 £25.98 £22.11
Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM 130454 941 in stock £51.49 £43.82 £51.49 £43.82
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler 105994 615 in stock £15.24 £12.97 £15.24 £12.97
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English 123067 32 in stock £58.36 £49.66 £58.36 £49.66
(click if you have changed any details) Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £487.52

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oh snap! :w00t:

but doesnt include card reader... plus bit on my home build screw up and have to send all over the place atleast with dell it's only one place!


also... yeah this processor is 3ghz each (so great for apps that can't split over cpus like games apparently)
but honestly q6600 is the best value ofr money out there...
#22
sharp910sh
two words: dell sucks!


another 2 words

You Suck
#23
i'm no lover of dell but this price is unbeatable right now

the only way to build cheaper is to have a 160gb hdd and use a naff looking case so as not to effect performance but id rather have the dell
#24
Add the Logitech™ Cordless Desktop™ MX®3200 for just £11.73
#25
Best I can do from ten minutes of checking around (everything from scan except the cpu and graphics card, so tag another £12 or so on the end price for shipping for those)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1* 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD) £61.79
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ £152.73 (dabs)
Abit IP35V, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800 MHz, SATA II, ATX £54.51
2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC2-5300 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £26.90
500 GB Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ £51.57
OcUK GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £117.49 (OCUK)
Optiarc/NEC AD 7200S-0B 20xDVD±R, 8xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, £15.94
Antec NSK4000/Mini Tower case without PSU , Black/Silver £29.36
460W Gigabyte PSU 24 PIN ACTIVE PFC LOW NOISE £25.84
Logitech Comfort Desktop EX110 Cordless Keyboard, PS2/USB 1/2.0, + 800dpi Optical Mose, Black £19.09

£554.22 including VAT

the dell won't overclock, but it's a good deal nonetheless.
#26
TorazChryx
Best I can do from ten minutes of checking around (everything from scan except the cpu and graphics card, so tag another £12 or so on the end price for shipping for those)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1* 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD) £61.79
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ £152.73 (dabs)
Abit IP35V, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800 MHz, SATA II, ATX £54.51
2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC2-5300 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £26.90
500 GB Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ £51.57
OcUK GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £117.49 (OCUK)
Optiarc/NEC AD 7200S-0B 20xDVD±R, 8xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, £15.94
Antec NSK4000/Mini Tower case without PSU , Black/Silver £29.36
460W Gigabyte PSU 24 PIN ACTIVE PFC LOW NOISE £25.84
Logitech Comfort Desktop EX110 Cordless Keyboard, PS2/USB 1/2.0, + 800dpi Optical Mose, Black £19.09

£554.22 including VAT

the dell won't overclock, but it's a good deal nonetheless.



Well done. imagine paying somebody to put it together (even yourself) it will cost more than the dell deal.

:whistling:
#27
TorazChryx
Best I can do from ten minutes of checking around (everything from scan except the cpu and graphics card, so tag another £12 or so on the end price for shipping for those)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1* 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD) £61.79
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ £152.73 (dabs)
Abit IP35V, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800 MHz, SATA II, ATX £54.51
2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC2-5300 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £26.90
500 GB Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ £51.57
OcUK GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £117.49 (OCUK)
Optiarc/NEC AD 7200S-0B 20xDVD±R, 8xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, £15.94
Antec NSK4000/Mini Tower case without PSU , Black/Silver £29.36
460W Gigabyte PSU 24 PIN ACTIVE PFC LOW NOISE £25.84
Logitech Comfort Desktop EX110 Cordless Keyboard, PS2/USB 1/2.0, + 800dpi Optical Mose, Black £19.09

£554.22 including VAT

the dell won't overclock, but it's a good deal nonetheless.


Why won't the Dell overclock? Do they put some kind of lock on it? That's a bit beNt. Not worth building yourself if it's not any cheaper.
#28
I'm trying to decide between the build option and the dell option right now...
the thing imo.. going for the dell option is buy now.. pay later.. interest free for a year.
yes if you build it yourself you can OC and get alot more out of it....
I'm just weighing the 2 options up right now.. and finding it hard NOT to go for this deal...

(btw, I trade in PC components for a living, and I still think dell's offering is ridiculously good)
fyi... current trade on the Q9300 is £137+vat, Q9450 (£164) is just unavailable. (I'd probably rather these processors)
Q6600s are at £113... theres no real comparison...Penryns win hands down.
E8500, I dont have pricing on but its stupidly fast...

dunno dunno dunno what to do.
#29
yup its a tough deal to beat i think its well worth it now i just need to find a quality monitor to go with it
#30
Excellent price for the spec. the question one has to ask is WHERE are the savings made. I had to repair my sisters Dell desktop recently and as a small systems builder I've a few comments on the Dell's designs.

1) The computer I looked at had unbranded bargain basement ram in it. The 667mhz in this one is typical of that. Pc6400 or higher is so cheap these days so why not fit it!
2) Power Supplies...I notice this one doesn't mention it, but typically they are cheap and low rated. I guess if it had a 500w or higher it would say? I only fit decent 600w+ with multiple 12v lines to my own builds, especially when running with GFX such as 8800GTs.

Have Dell stopped using that monster HS&F design? it looks clever but doesn't it just collect the entire house dust contents ;-)

On a positive note I was really impressed with the tideness of the cable routing and snap fitting of the card risers, HD bays etc.
#31
Dabs
Waste of money to buy a new PC between now and Q3, if you're at all bothered about upgradeability.

This argument could be used about ANY technology.

Don't buy a DAB radio now as DAB2 is coming.
Don't buy a LCD or Plasma TV now as LED TV is around the corner
Don't buy a current video card as a new chipset from Nvidia / ATI is in the pipeline
Don't buy a PC as the next techno marvel is 6 months away

The point is the next big thing is always 6-12 months away. When Nehalem arrives in a retail format the next leap forward from Intel / AMD will be in the wings. If we all did this we'd never buy anything. At some point you bite the bullet and buy - buying technology will never be any different!

As for the "Dell Sucks" comment from sharp910sh, that's just him trying to justify his (imagined) God-Like system builder status.
#32
Edit: Deleted an incorrect assertion that Adobe software was included as standard with all XPS 420 systems.
#33
Well if the Dells won't overclock this E8400 @3ghz is ideal for this system, sure you might be able to overclock it to say 3.6hz if you built it yourself but then you have to factor in the cost of the additional cpu heatsink, then you have got to factor in the fair chance that overclocking it will probably give you a noisier system than this dell boy. Lastly you won't notice much (if any) difference between the 3ghz & 3.6ghz systems unless you are encoding videos or such (be better with a quad core then), certainly won't be noticeable in playing games or day to day tasks.
Plus of course building it yourself you won't have the one year warranty if it goes tits up ...:-D
#34
It is a good deal for non system builders. But if you can build yourself you have more control over all components and you can do it for roughly the same price.

voted hot anyway, as they dont come any cheaper than this pre-built.
#35
sharp910sh
two words: dell sucks!


Jackass!!
#36
Ferengi
Excellent price for the spec. the question one has to ask is WHERE are the savings made. I had to repair my sisters Dell desktop recently and as a small systems builder I've a few comments on the Dell's designs.

1) The computer I looked at had unbranded bargain basement ram in it. The 667mhz in this one is typical of that. Pc6400 or higher is so cheap these days so why not fit it!
2) Power Supplies...I notice this one doesn't mention it, but typically they are cheap and low rated. I guess if it had a 500w or higher it would say? I only fit decent 600w+ with multiple 12v lines to my own builds, especially when running with GFX such as 8800GTs.

Have Dell stopped using that monster HS&F design? it looks clever but doesn't it just collect the entire house dust contents ;-)

On a positive note I was really impressed with the tideness of the cable routing and snap fitting of the card risers, HD bays etc.


noticed the 800mhz ram is an extra £10. its a 1333mhz cpu so defo worth the ram upgrade.
i would be interested to know what the motherboard clock speed is too...

nice price for the build although the psu would be a big issue to me as stated above
#37
Can i use Quidco?
#38
Houldey
Why won't the Dell overclock? Do they put some kind of lock on it?


Only default processor speeds allowed in the BIOS. It's quite understandable why they don't want people overclocking the systems that they sell - the number of toasted systems returned within warranty would be much much higher if they did.
#39
Thanks for the post just purchased full spec one with max options 2 x 22" screens & 1 x 22" screen with webcam with also a triple ergo screen mount all for £1492.00

also theres a 10% discount code that i used to further reduce it to that amount
am i allowed to put it here ? 70VH9$5F87NP17

hope that helps you out the extra code
#40
Tuma;1881440
Can i use Quidco?


If you have to ask.... then no.

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