EDIT -- Posted already by Nazht http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/122382/hp-dx2250-athlon-64-x2-5000-2-6ghz-/all/all/hot/showthread.php?p=1361676&posted=1#post1361676
Don't want to claim glory on anything already posted =)
HP dx2250 - MT ATHLON 64 X2 5000+ 2.6GHz 2GB 250GB DVD-RW VISTA HOME BASIC
* AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Processor
* 2GB Memory
* 250GB Hard drive
* DVD-ROM Optical Drive
* Gigabit Ethernet
* Vista Home Basic Operating System
* Monitor Not Included
£199 Ex VAT & Delivery.
Plus £50 Cashback from HP if you buy in December and fiill in the form available on PCWorld's website.
Plus buy from Quidco for 5% Cashback (maybe - not sure if this will stack or not at this time. Hasn't tracked in 24 hours - I'll update if / when it does)
My costs were £239.71 including VAT & Delivery. £50 cashback makes this £189.71 and Quidco will reduce it another £10 quid or so.
NOTE - This is from PCWorld Business not the normal website, though if you're buying by card it seems to not question whether you're ordering for a business or not. I got a dispatch note within 12 hours with no questions asked.
I checked the HP website - you can search for the base model number dx2250 but I can't find this specific item. The closest match based on CPU /memory /hard drive size was £404 Ex VAT. PCWorld have nearly 1700 in stock so delivery times should be great.
NOTE - For gaming requirements ... the power supply appears to be 250W so maybe not enough for the high-end graphics cards although there is a spare PCI-X slot so it's capable of taking the card. Also note it appears the maximum memory is 2Gig so this may not be enough for some people.
HP Link to dx2250 specs: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF05a/35123-968421-968421-968421-12999428-12999480.html
As far as I can tell this knocks the spots off even the Dell deal of a couple of months ago and with a lack of anything from Dell at this time I hope this deal works for a few people. First posting btw so please be kind if I've made a spod of myself =)