Extra Value Desktop PC Intel Dual Core E5300 4GB RAM 500GB HDD DVDRW Keyboard and Mouse NO OS £219.91 delivered @ Ebuyer.com - HotUKDeals
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Saw thisposted a few weeks ago @ £229.99 (and got to 700 degrees!) and has dropped £10 since. great machine, loads of 5 star reviews, looks very hot to me!

This superb performance Intel based mATX PC is ideal for use at home or in the office. Optimised for high performance computing requirements, this system utilises high performance components suitable for this size of chassis.
The motherboard at the heart of this Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 Socket 775 system provides onboard LAN, 5.1 channel surround sound and integrated Vista Premium ready 2D/3D graphics. A 500GB SATA hard drive provides ample storage, whilst the 4GB of DDR2 800MHz RAM will be plenty to handle most software applications.
Please note that this desktop PC does not come with an operating system. Ebuyer recommends using genuine Microsoft Software and is Windows Vista compatible.
This desktop PC is perfect for anyone looking for a small, durable system for use in at home or as an office system. A durable keyboard and mouse are also provided with the package.



Processor
◦Intel E5300 Dual Core Processor 2.6Ghz,
◦2MB Cache
Memory
◦4GB DDR2 800Mhz
◦Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM
Hard Drive
◦500GB (1x500GB) SATA II
Optical Drive
◦Super multi DVDRW
Software
◦Operating System: No Operating System
Display
◦Monitor Not Included
Input Devices
◦Keyboard and Mouse
Networking
◦Network Interface: 10/100/1000M LAN, Realtek® RTL8101E
Dimensions
◦Width 180mm
◦Depth 450mm
◦Height 360mm
Interfaces
◦1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
◦1 x PS/2 keyboard port
◦1 x PS/2 mouse port
◦1 x Parallel port
◦1 x Serial port
◦6 x USB 2.0 ports
◦1 x RJ45 LAN port
◦1 x VGA port
Warranty
◦1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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#1
Not that great really? It was this price 6 weeks ago....before they put the price up to £229
Now they just lowered to their original price....
see link:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/406323/showthread.php?t=406323&page=5
(see comment No 61)
#2
whats not to like - hot
1 Like #3
Bought one of these, installed Windows 7 on there within about 20mins and it absolutely flies. No regrets - hot for the money :thumbsup:
#4
Grwat for the price - not bleeding edge, but will certainly surf and word process and all the other mundane stuff people want PCs for
#5
Remeber unlike most consumer PCs this will allow you to upgrade to a quad processor later if you wish,
1 Like #6
Not overly convinced...using the same website you can build it cheaper and have longer manufacturer warranties on the components (RAM lifetime, CPU 2/3 years etc).

For those who don't have the know-how of building PCs however then it isn't a bad price.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3599/ebuypc.jpg
3 Likes #7
There's always someone who posts the "you could build this for less" **** - lets compare 'like for like' here please...

If someone wants to build a PC, they're unlikely to be looking for a bargain PC instead - oh, and you saved a whole £10 for all your effort building it - WTG there...

Also - you get the same-or-better warranty on a built system as you would on the components anyway - it's called the Sale of Goods Act - and you remove the 'oh - I did that wrong' factor too :)
#8
therealjohnpeat
There's always someone who posts the "you could build this for less" **** - lets compare 'like for like' here please...

If someone wants to build a PC, they're unlikely to be looking for a bargain PC instead - oh, and you saved a whole £10 for all your effort building it - WTG there...

Also - you get the same-or-better warranty on a built system as you would on the components anyway - it's called the Sale of Goods Act - and you remove the 'oh - I did that wrong' factor too :)


Well said, have some rep.

Very good price for what looks like a very good pc.

You would have to settle for intergrated graphics though.

EDIT: just looked back at the deal - didnt ps/2 go obsolete years and years ago?
#9
Just to fill you with confidence, I have this PC and it is great for the money.
Installing Vista was a breeze, I transferred my files across easily enough using an external HDD.
Had to download a driver from the realtek website to get the speakers working.
Apart from that, for a regular PC that you surf the web on, listen to music on etc, you cannot fault it for the money.
I am sometimes hard to please when it comes to electronics, but I have to say that so far I am delighted!
4 GB of memory is a bit over the top as I have read that Vista only uses a max of 3 Gb - still that is a small thing!
Ebuyer are good to deal with too!
Enjoy if you can get one!
1 Like #10
therealjohnpeat;5667632
There's always someone who posts the "you could build this for less" **** - lets compare 'like for like' here please...

If someone wants to build a PC, they're unlikely to be looking for a bargain PC instead - oh, and you saved a whole £10 for all your effort building it - WTG there...

Also - you get the same-or-better warranty on a built system as you would on the components anyway - it's called the Sale of Goods Act - and you remove the 'oh - I did that wrong' factor too :)


Perhaps you are unable to build your own PC, seems like pure jealousy here to me from you, but don't put others down who are perfectly able to. The two deals are incredibly similar. From the same site even, only one, you put together yourself which also gives you the flexibility of changing out parts in the basket for something more suited to you. The spirit of this site is about saving money, no matter how small a saving, if plugging in a few components is going to save you £10, then that IMO is worth pointing out.

Putting down people who are only trying to help is what's ***** here, not this guys screenshot of components.
#11
Lost Symphonies


EDIT: just looked back at the deal - didnt ps/2 go obsolete years and years ago?


a lot of modern mobos still have it, handy this system having 6 usb 2.0 ports too
#12
Beware that for a home environment i found these desktops very noisy. I tried two of them and though it was a defect but it turns out the hum was just unbearable for a home office environment.
#13
techpops
Perhaps you are unable to build your own PC...


Or perhaps he has got better things to do with his time?

A ready built and tested configuration with a warranty as a complete system would have to cost a fair bit more than a box of bits for most people to think it is worthwhile building their own these days.
banned#14
Got this, bought a 26 quid graphics card Sapphire aswell (wanted HD playback), plays COD4, GTA 4, Crysis, no probs.
#15
therealjohnpeat
There's always someone who posts the "you could build this for less" **** - lets compare 'like for like' here please...

If someone wants to build a PC, they're unlikely to be looking for a bargain PC instead - oh, and you saved a whole £10 for all your effort building it - WTG there...

Also - you get the same-or-better warranty on a built system as you would on the components anyway - it's called the Sale of Goods Act - and you remove the 'oh - I did that wrong' factor too :)


I was comparing like for like...the components are exactly the same.

It's a saving of over £10 which to some people is a good saving, especially if you enjoy building PCs or are looking to gain experience/knowledge about how computers work components wise.

As for the warranty stuff with the Sales of Goods Act, do you mean they would honour the likes of the lifetime RAM warranty over the 1 year warranty they give on the built system?

mrtea
Not everyone knows how to build a pc.

I built my last two but I'd rather pay a little bit extra and have it arrived built.


I did mention that in my initial post, agreed it is a small price to pay to have a PC built for you.

techpops
Perhaps you are unable to build your own PC, seems like pure jealousy here to me from you, but don't put others down who are perfectly able to. The two deals are incredibly similar. From the same site even, only one, you put together yourself which also gives you the flexibility of changing out parts in the basket for something more suited to you. The spirit of this site is about saving money, no matter how small a saving, if plugging in a few components is going to save you £10, then that IMO is worth pointing out.

Putting down people who are only trying to help is what's ***** here, not this guys screenshot of components.


:thumbsup:

I didn't diss the deal in any way, its a good deal for those who can't build PCs or can't be bothered to, BUT you can build it cheaper :)
#16
yes you could build this if you had the knowledge and you would gain the extra warranty on each component but for someone who doesn't know how to put all the components together this is the best bang for buck machine...hot :santa:
#17
davedave3
Got this, bought a 26 quid graphics card Sapphire aswell (wanted HD playback), plays COD4, GTA 4, Crysis, no probs.


for £250 you got a great machine!

even if you have never done it before it's very easy to install the graphics card, just open up the case and fit it in the PCI express slot...it's the only one where it would fit :whistling:
#18
Would you need to take the original GC out?
#19
Apparently these machines have Foxconn G31MX M/B, which makes for pretty good overclocking with the E5300.
But then I suppose if people who can't build PC's are buying it, they wont be overclocking it either.
#20
theregistry786
Beware that for a home environment i found these desktops very noisy. I tried two of them and though it was a defect but it turns out the hum was just unbearable for a home office environment.


Just replace the PSU, thats what I did and its very quite now.
banned#21
No, just take off the case, slip it in the slot (break the small metal back piece off), that's it, insert cd, change your screen settings on the graphics card to match, job done, the card I got has hdmi port, it's 256 mem, from ebuyer.......there are 2 sapphires around the same price, 1 has hdmi, other doesn't,

REMEMBER, this doesn't have an operating system. I put XP Pro on mine, had to use another pc to download it, burn, then put the disk into this machine and voila.
#22
The E5300 is a cracking processor for the money, its one of the few old dual cores that are built on the 45nm process like the new cores are and it clocks very nicely. My E5200 is stable at 3.5ghz on stock cooling. Its the hidden gem of cpus.
#23
Lanius
The E5300 is a cracking processor for the money, its one of the few old dual cores that are built on the 45nm process like the new cores are and it clocks very nicely. My E5200 is stable at 3.5ghz on stock cooling. Its the hidden gem of cpus.

I could only get my E5200 stable at 3.4Ghz. Only a £35 M/B and stock cooling though, so not bad really.

The E5300's aren't quite as good for OC'ing, but can still be pushed pretty far.
#24
adamdroitwich
Would you need to take the original GC out?


The Original GC is an integrated one, so you would not be able to remove it anyway, you would have to go into the BIOS settings and turn off the integrated card and power up the on board graphics adapter slot.
banned#25
paul2463
The Original GC is an integrated one, so you would not be able to remove it anyway, you would have to go into the BIOS settings and turn off the integrated card and power up the on board graphics adapter slot.


I didn't, I just put it in, installed driver from cd, done.
#26
Bought one of these for a relative a few weeks back, great little PC - I set it back to stock clocks for them but while testing it easily got to 3.6GHz if you want to overclock it.

Only problem is it's noisy, sounds like a hairdryer.



davedave3
Got this, bought a 26 quid graphics card Sapphire aswell (wanted HD playback), plays COD4, GTA 4, Crysis, no probs.

You play Crysis on a 26 quid graphics card? That must not be a very enjoyable experience :p
banned#27
"You play Crysis on a 26 quid graphics card? That must not be a very enjoyable experience"

That's what your told, you need this super graphics card that costs a bomb, it played fine. I did try maxing out every setting, that skipped, so played it at the settings it said to, short game though, nothing special.
#28
Hi,

Could someone please let me know which version of Windows 7 to install with this machine? 32 or 64 bit?

Cheers:)
#29
theregistry786
Beware that for a home environment i found these desktops very noisy. I tried two of them and though it was a defect but it turns out the hum was just unbearable for a home office environment.


I suspect that the PSU may be the culprit. Many pre-built PC’s come with inefficient noisy PSU’s. If they’ve used a £25 case/PSU, then the PSU probably isn’t as good as some of the other components.
#30
Would this play CoD4??

sorry for the noob question.. :DD
pm the answer to me plox.. :))
#31
Sorry to be a complete numpty, but I only use them, dont know much about them.
I am looking to replace my 7 year old trusty PC.
This is the sort of price I was looking at. I dont do gaming, just the normal PC & internet use.
From what I have read, this looks a decent buy. Just one thing, I assume I will need to buy the OS as my old one came preloaded (XP) and I think only with a recovery disc. If so, what would you suggest i go for, XP, Visa or this new fangled 7 thing ?? Also, where or how is the best way to get it.

Thanks in advance
Mr Prehistoric
#32
Nice one, ordered for me mother!

Luckily hers has completely busted and has a genuine XP holigram on the case.. handy :)
#33
just FYI, OEM windows licences are actually non-transferrable....
#34
trevjl
Sorry to be a complete numpty, but I only use them, dont know much about them.
I am looking to replace my 7 year old trusty PC.
This is the sort of price I was looking at. I dont do gaming, just the normal PC & internet use.
From what I have read, this looks a decent buy. Just one thing, I assume I will need to buy the OS as my old one came preloaded (XP) and I think only with a recovery disc. If so, what would you suggest i go for, XP, Visa or this new fangled 7 thing ?? Also, where or how is the best way to get it.

Thanks in advance
Mr Prehistoric


Go for windows 7 ,you can install it free for now and when it goes on sale it should cost less than vista,
#35
In one of the reviews on the site and mentioned a few times here changing the psu would be recommended anyone have time to recommend a suitable psu from the ebuyer site i could order at the same time Thanks
#36
trevjl
Sorry to be a complete numpty, but I only use them, dont know much about them.
I am looking to replace my 7 year old trusty PC.
This is the sort of price I was looking at. I dont do gaming, just the normal PC & internet use.
From what I have read, this looks a decent buy. Just one thing, I assume I will need to buy the OS as my old one came preloaded (XP) and I think only with a recovery disc. If so, what would you suggest i go for, XP, Visa or this new fangled 7 thing ?? Also, where or how is the best way to get it.

Thanks in advance
Mr Prehistoric


If your pc is 7 years old i would advise xp, 7 would do the job too but there really is no rush to get 7, it will need a service pack or two when it comes out to get it working properly anyway, just like vista and xp before it. xp works now, its cheap and will run all your programs you ran on the old one which might not be the same case for windows 7.
#37
Hi, does anyone know if this is wireless and will it connect to a tv instead of a monitor?

Thanks
#38
Great little system even if it's abit noisy, I bought it with a HD4670 and it plays Crysis on High just fine. Here are some screens:

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8026/screenshot0000c.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1033/screenshot0010o.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5600/screenshot0030.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1786/screenshot0012i.jpg

I couldn't overlock it above 2.93Ghz, what settings did you guys use to get it above 3.2?
1 Like #39
sarahjanejackson
Hi, does anyone know if this is wireless and will it connect to a tv instead of a monitor?

Thanks

It's not wireless but it does connect to a TV. I have it connected to my 32" Toshiba via HDMI and it runs and looks great!
1 Like #40
sarahjanejackson
Hi, does anyone know if this is wireless and will it connect to a tv instead of a monitor?

Thanks


It would connect to a hdtv by VGA

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