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Dell XPS 430 Core 2 Quad Q8200, 4GB DDR3 1066, 640GB, 21.5in 1920x1080 TFT, Radeon HD 4670: £617.60 (£586.42 with Quidco)

£617.60 @ Dell (Business)
To get this spec and price do the following: Change the monitor to 21.5in S2209W Change the Keyboard/Mouse to Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black Use the attached voucher Dell XPS 43…
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To get this spec and price do the following:
Change the monitor to 21.5in S2209W
Change the Keyboard/Mouse to Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black
Use the attached voucher

Dell XPS 430 Evalue code = D04X303
Intel Core 2 Quad Core Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB cache)
21.5in S2209W Full HD Widescreen Black UK/Irish (1920 x 1080)
4096MB 1333 MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [4x1024]
512MB ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card
640 GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
16x DVD+/-RW (Read/Write DVD, CD)
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black - UK/Irish
1 Year Premium Warranty Support
£617.60 (£586.42 with Quidco)
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#1
This got a lot of love two weeks ago at £622 for a slightly lower spec (3GB v 4GB RAM) so figured it’s worth a repost at a marginally lower price – Previous expired deal.

Upgrade the RAM from 4GB DDR3 1066MHz to 1333MHz for £10.
#2
cant seem to get the coupon to work?
#3
1982john
cant seem to get the coupon to work?

Did you do the following?

Change the monitor to 21.5in S2209W
Change the Keyboard/Mouse to Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black.

It shouldn't matter anyway as the basic price is above £599.
#4
add a BD ROM drive from Maplins for £30 and bob's you grandfather's other son
#5
Anyone know if the media card reader can read SDHC?
#6
on scan.co.uk the processors prices are about:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz £137
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50GHz £160 (+£23)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz £188 (+£51)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz £230 (+£93)

yet when you compare the upgrade from Q8200 to Q8300 on the dell website, it is £50 alone!?
#7
We know that Dell rip you off for the upgrades.
#8
Have some heat from me for your efforts.
#9
http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&kc=DRS53003&l=en&m_30=111787&oc=D045018&rbc=D045018&s=dhs
add £30 to memory for 4gb from 3gb... to obtain this inspiron for:
£523.10 after 10% off voucher code, before quidco or £495.81 after quidco...

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad-Core Q8200 Processor (2.33GHz, 4MB cache, 1333MHz FSB)
4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [4x1024]
Dell™ Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Monitor 21.5in S2209W Full HD Widescreen Black UK/Irish (1920 x 1080)
256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3450 graphics card
500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Evalue code = D045018
#10
WalterSmith
Anyone know if the media card reader can read SDHC?



Yes it can
#11
would anyone happen to know if this comes with a firewire port standard?
#12
It has one on the front and one on the back (6-pin)

i.e. Firewire (IEEE1394)
#13
Oranje
would anyone happen to know if this comes with a firewire port standard?



Yeah one on front and back
#14
Oranje
would anyone happen to know if this comes with a firewire port standard?

Yes it does. Go to the page for this model and click on the Tech Specs tab:

[COLOR="Blue"]Front & Back AV Ports[/COLOR]
Front: Microphone (1) and Headphone (1) 1394a (1)
Back: line-in, line-out, microphone, rear surround, side surround, 1394a (1)
Back: SPDIF(1 RCA & 1 Optical), DVI, VGA or S-video,HDMI (Video I/O port depends on the graphics or TV tuner card)

Note: Firewire = 1394a
#15
hmmm tempting
#16
Anyone know anything more about the Graphics card. Does it have HDMI + DVI or just DVI + VGA? Is it silent?
#17
graphics card has twin dvi with vga and hdmi adaptors, runs almost silent i'm very pleased:roll:
#18
is this processor faster than E8400 3ghz?
#19
nightshade
graphics card has twin dvi with vga and hdmi adaptors, runs almost silent i'm very pleased:roll:


Sounds good, did you purchase one of these a few weeks ago then?
#20
knws
is this processor faster than E8400 3ghz?

The E8400 is faster for applications that can only utilise 1 or 2 cores which is still the majority of everyday applications. Quad core is good for multi-media usage amongst other things and bragging rights of course. :w00t:
#21
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[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%2011)"]Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 (64 Bit) - English[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%2030)"]1Yr Premium Warranty Support[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%201002)"]Microsoft® Works 9 - English[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%205)"]21.5in S2209W Full HD Widescreen Black UK/Irish (1920 x 1080)[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%203)"]4096MB 1333 MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [4x1024][/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%208)"]640 GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%206)"]512MB ATI™Radeon™ HD 4670 graphics card[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%2016)"]16X DVD+/-RW (Read/Write DVD, CD)[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%204)"]Dell Multimedia Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Black - UK/Irish[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(1,%2012)"]Mouse Included in Wireless Keyboard and Mouse option[/URL]

Accessories[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(2,%201014)"]No Security/Anti-Virus Protection - English[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(2,%2017)"]Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(2,%2018)"]No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(2,%2010)"]19-in-1 Media Card Reader[/URL]


Services & Software[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(3,%20463)"]No Accidental Damage Support[/URL]

[URL="javascript:to_page_mod(3,%20467)"]DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year[/URL]



Also Includes
English Documentation with UK/Irish Power Cord
D04X303
XPS Desktop 430 Order - UK
1 Year Premium Warranty Support
£626.59
#22
where have i gone wrong on my build for this price ?
#23
WalterSmith
Sounds good, did you purchase one of these a few weeks ago then?



yes mate,it's a big jump up from a p4 2.8 not over thrilled with vista but it's ok had the 23" monitor with mine but only 3gb of ram got it for £569
#24
Can you get this without the monitor?
#25
This looks like a great deal. I got an XPS 420 in a deal posted on here in Jan 2008 and it's been a great machine, although Vista is pretty rubbish TBH and i'll just hold on now until Windows 7 comes out later in the year.

I looked into building my own but I got mine for around this price with a 5 year next day response parts and labour warranty for a little extra. You just can't beat Dell for value.
#26
Are you able to swap windows vista for XP from Dell?

And does anyone else do a similar support deal when purchasing a PC from them?
#27
p5x;4769073
Are you able to swap windows vista for XP from Dell?

And does anyone else do a similar support deal when purchasing a PC from them?


With my XPS 420 Dell only supplied it with Vista and Vista drivers. It is possible to install XP on it and acquire XP drivers but Dell then won't support the operating system. I would imagine this model will be the same.

Regarding the support deal that I got I had to ring up and negotiate it. In fact it's always best to ring up and do that, depending on who you speak to you might be able to beat the Quidco price and get a good support deal.
#28
Does anyone know if the HDMI will pass sound thru also?
#29
a1
Does anyone know if the HDMI will pass sound thru also?


DVI as a standard does not support audio but only supports the same video signals as carried by HDMI. As the audio is not available in DVI, the HDMI adapter will only allow passthrough of video from a DVI connector. There will be obscure implementations of DVI output ports which will carry Dolby Digital Master or True HD audio but these are non-standard and this Dell machine uses standard DVI ouputs.
#30
ElliottC
DVI as a standard does not support audio but only supports the same video signals as carried by HDMI. As the audio is not available in DVI, the HDMI adapter will only allow passthrough of video from a DVI connector. There will be obscure implementations of DVI output ports which will carry Dolby Digital Master or True HD audio but these are non-standard and this Dell machine uses standard DVI ouputs.

Pretty much all ATI cards from the HD 2400 Pro onwards including the HD 4670 in this system support audio over HDMI either through a native HDMI port or through using a specific ATI branded DVI/HDMI dongle; the dongles are often bundled with ATI VGA cards.. So the answer is that it will support audio over HDMI but I don’t know if it will come with a HDMI port or DVI/HDMI dongle.

Note. Generic DVI/HDMI dongles do not support audio and neither do typical nVidia cards when using such a dongle.
#31
Agharta
Pretty much all ATI cards from the HD 2400 Pro onwards including the HD 4670 in this system support audio over HDMI either through a native HDMI port or through using a specific ATI branded DVI/HDMI dongle; the dongles are often bundled with ATI VGA cards.. So the answer is that it will support audio over HDMI but I don’t know if it will come with a HDMI port or DVI/HDMI dongle.

Note. Generic DVI/HDMI dongles do not support audio and neither do typical nVidia cards when using such a dongle.


Yep correct, the adapter is non standard and does contain extra pins for audio to be sent over HDMI but it will not passthrough True HD or DTS Master. The signal is transcoded as multichannel PCM or 7.1 analogue using a relatively low 48k sampling rate.
1 Like #32
a1
Does anyone know if the HDMI will pass sound thru also?

ElliottC
DVI as a standard does not support audio but only supports the same video signals as carried by HDMI. As the audio is not available in DVI, the HDMI adapter will only allow passthrough of video from a DVI connector. There will be obscure implementations of DVI output ports which will carry Dolby Digital Master or True HD audio but these are non-standard and this Dell machine uses standard DVI ouputs.

Agharta
Pretty much all ATI cards from the HD 2400 Pro onwards including the HD 4670 in this system support audio over HDMI either through a native HDMI port or through using a specific ATI branded DVI/HDMI dongle; the dongles are often bundled with ATI VGA cards.. So the answer is that it will support audio over HDMI but I don’t know if it will come with a HDMI port or DVI/HDMI dongle.
Note. Generic DVI/HDMI dongles do not support audio and neither do typical nVidia cards when using such a dongle.

ElliottC
Yep correct, the adapter is non standard and does contain extra pins for audio to be sent over HDMI but it will not passthrough True HD or DTS Master. The signal is transcoded as multichannel PCM or 7.1 analogue using a relatively low 48k sampling rate.

In case this is getting too esoteric for some, audio over HDMI works fine with the included ATI card but if you have a £350+ A/V Receiver that supports the highest possible lossless audio formats you won’t get the absolute maximum goodness from any Blu-ray discs that you have that are encoded with these optional formats: Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
#33
Anyone know what motherboard this comes with and what the highest spec processor it can accomodate? Just thinking of future proofing the purchase and upgrading when the top end processors come down in price.
#34
Pretty hard to get motherboards i think as its based on BTX design, if you look on the Dell site it may say in the manual, mine are in the loft can have a look tomorrow if i get time.
1 Like #35
Agharta
In case this is getting too esoteric for some, audio over HDMI works fine with the included ATI card but if you have a £350+ A/V Receiver that supports the highest possible lossless audio formats you won’t get the absolute maximum goodness from any Blu-ray discs that you have that are encoded with these optional formats: Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.


Indeed. As the sampling rate is as good as many onboard sound cards it will be prudent to connect the audio to an A/V receiver from the sound card rather than the DVI/HDMI adapter because sound through the ATI graphics card is only available when playing blu ray films, I believe whereas opting for sound through the sound card will allow sound from other applications to be outputted to the receiver. However, sound sent via the soundcard will result in more CPU usage though so for those lucky enough to have receivers with HDMI input and analogue multichannel input/optical input then the best of both worlds can be had although this will require the input to be switched on the receiver. The easiest option is probably output via the soundcard which has a sampling rate equal to that produced by the ATI graphics card and there will be no need to manually switch the input mode of the receiver, The only downside is extra CPU usage when watching blu ray films.
#36
bazza2000
Anyone know what motherboard this comes with and what the highest spec processor it can accomodate? Just thinking of future proofing the purchase and upgrading when the top end processors come down in price.


deanos
Pretty hard to get motherboards i think as its based on BTX design, if you look on the Dell site it may say in the manual, mine are in the loft can have a look tomorrow if i get time.

Maybe he means; what’s the highest spec CPU that the board supports! If you change the motherboard you’ll lose the license and probably ability to install Windows on the system as these OEM versions are tied to the BIOS of the system.

Go to the product page for this model and click on the Tech Specs tab:

“Chipset - Intel X48 Chipset
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad and Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme.”

So in theory it should support ANY Core 2 Duo/Quad as the X48 is the last LGA775 high end chipset and supports 1600 FSB and all the Extreme CPUs; it just depends on Dell’s BIOS support.
1 Like #37
ElliottC
As the sampling rate is as good as many onboard sound cards it will be prudent to connect the audio to an A/V receiver from the sound card rather than the DVI/HDMI adapter because sound through the ATI graphics card is only available when playing blu ray films, I believe whereas opting for sound through the sound card will allow sound from other applications to be outputted to the receiver. However, sound sent via the soundcard will result in more CPU usage though so for those lucky enough to have receivers with HDMI input and analogue multichannel input/optical input then the best of both worlds can be had although this will require the input to be switched on the receiver. The easiest option is probably output via the soundcard which has a sampling rate equal to that produced by the ATI graphics card and there will be no need to manually switch the input mode of the receiver, The only downside is extra CPU usage when watching blu ray films.

The ‘disadvantage’ of a PC is that it’s a jack of all trades and that some people might want to use one system for HTPC, Audio and gaming usage and there doesn’t currently seem to be one audio solution that is optimized for all those scenarios. You can get PCIe Audio cards that support the best lossless Blu-ray formats such as the Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 but I’m not sure if it’s any good as a gaming sound card; some people demand the best.

I’m not a HTPC or Home Cinema enthusiast or a remotely regular gamer for that matter so many of the audio issues in this context have passed me by. I used to have an A/V Receiver but found it compromised for stereo usage so changed it for a stereo HiFi setup which suits me for now.. We have both digressed maybe. :oops:
#38
Thamks for all your help guys
#39
Is this worth going for or is it better to go for a i7 machine?
#40
katya1971
where have i gone wrong on my build for this price ?


This machine comes to £617.60 if you leave the RAM as 1066Mhz when you change it to 1333Mhz it bumps the price to £626.59 or after Quidco £588.99

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