Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD £270.14 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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I was looking for a Quad Core PC . This looks like a good deal .

I will have to get a better display card not a gamer. but to get a dvi out .or some vga to dvi converter .
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#1
No operating system
No graphics card
No software
Max 4GB Ram

What a load of rubbish.
1 Like #2
:roll:

No operating system - allows choice without paying MS premium
No graphics card - so what not everybody needs a high pwer GPU
No software - good less crap to clog it up
Max 4GB Ram - and why would you need any more?

What a load of rubbish. - Your opinion not everyones
#3
sounds like a good spec for the price

shame they don't mention the wattage of the PSU.. no doubt it will be something crazy like a 200w PSU which would rule out installing any half decent mainstream graphics card.
#4
sy278

What a load of rubbish. - Your opinion not everyones


Tell us why it's not rubbish then? Certainly looks like poor value to me as well.
#5
The CPU sells for about £150, the HDD for at least £35, the memory for at least £35 and the DVD+/-RW drive for at least £15 meaning the case, PSU and motherboard must be valued at £35 or more to make this a good price, which sounds plausible. So technically, hot.

That said, if the motherboard can only take 2 DDR DIMMs, then it's probably a fairly low-end board, and quite possibly not even an Intel chipset.

I'd personally rather spend more on (named and specified) components and DIY, but each to his or her own according to his or her budget...
#6
poor from me as well
#7
Don't want to sound thick or anything, but when people say this has no graphics card does that mean you have to buy one separately or do you only need a dedicated graphics card for gaming?

I'm looking for a fast PC to run music software on (Cubase with loads of power-hungry vsts) and this sounds ideal for me.
#8
tyrano
No operating system
No graphics card
No software
Max 4GB Ram

What a load of rubbish.


SNOB! :p
banned#9
UncleWilly
Don't want to sound thick or anything, but when people say this has no graphics card does that mean you have to buy one separately or do you only need a dedicated graphics card for gaming?

I'm looking for a fast PC to run music software on (Cubase with loads of power-hungry vsts) and this sounds ideal for me.


It has a built in graphics card - if your not into gaming its fine!
#10
noxide
sounds like a good spec for the price

shame they don't mention the wattage of the PSU.. no doubt it will be something crazy like a 200w PSU which would rule out installing any half decent mainstream graphics card.


It's got a 320W PSU in it (CIT brand i think).


I bought this PC for £270 last month. It took my Geforce 9800GT Synergie PCIe graphics card without need to upgrade the PSU.
#11
I bought this last month so here is some info in case anyone is interested:

Windows 7 rates this as follows:

Processor 7.1
RAM 5.5

Graphics 3.9/4.0 on board (6.8 with my nvidia Geforce 9800GT synergie)
Gaming graphics 3.9/4.0 on board (6.8 with my nvidia Geforce 9800GT synergie)
Hard disk 5.9

These specs are what comes as standard except from the Graphics, from memory, the standard graphics on the board rated about 3.9/4.0 prior to installing the graphics card.

ratings are out of 7.9 max, so 7.1 for the processor seems ok to me. These come with overclocking ability, 5%,10% etc. Don't think they're hugely overclockable but 10% is meant to be easily achieved giving you nearly 4 x 2.7ghz cores.
this is if you're not happy with the standard values. Which are pretty decent.

The Mobo only has 2 slots with MAX 2GB in each, fine if your planning on 32Bit system, maybe a little restrictive if you plan to use a 64bit OS.
#12
The point of purchasing a quad core PC when it doesnt have the Graphics card or memory to get ANY good fo the four cores is?
#13
I dare say overclocking would be the last thing I'd be wanting to do on a system with a standard PSU, especially after if adding more ram, a graphics card, additional peripherals, etc.
#14
UncleWilly
Don't want to sound thick or anything, but when people say this has no graphics card does that mean you have to buy one separately or do you only need a dedicated graphics card for gaming?

I'm looking for a fast PC to run music software on (Cubase with loads of power-hungry vsts) and this sounds ideal for me.


This will work absolutely fine.
Those that bang on about graphics cards are those that want to play games, not those who mught want to use it for any other function, such as.... running music software.

Hot from me.
banned#15
you can build the same system and have a better CPU Q8300 (2.5GHZ) an EXTRA DVD writer and a 450Watt power supply for £3.81 more

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2355/ebu.png
#16
You have only 2GB of ram and two DVDRW ;)
#17
People forget that many people still cant build a system and even if they can they have a warranty for the entire system not individual components.

Still not a bad price if you can build your own for a similar price.
banned#18
droyden
You have only 2GB of ram and two DVDRW ;)


yeah

if you read the title the system comes with only 2gb

the pic i posted implies you can get a better cpu a better power supply and 2 dvd rws for only £3.81 more
#19
Maggy
yeah

if you read the title the system comes with only 2gb

the pic i posted implies you can get a better cpu a better power supply and 2 dvd rws for only £3.81 more


Why oh why would you want 2 x DVD/RW?

It is become rare that you use the one these days let alone two!

However, yes there are much better deals to be had than this.

OP Also note that the machine comes with DDR2 memory which although great for older systems has no been made obsolete by DDR3. Which means you are also getting a DDR2 Motherboard rending any future upgrades difficult at best.
banned#20
take both the dvd writers out and put in £20 and get a Blu ray drive

Have 2 dvd writers for faster and direct copying of cds and dvds

or you can take one out and save £15 making my system cheaper
#21
I think this is a better deal from Argos-clearancebargains as its lot cheaper @ £231.99 and has, a known brand, 3 gig ram, and comes with Win 7 premium (slower, though more efficient processor)

http://cgi.eb ay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330439741979&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

close the gap in eb ay in the link to see it.
#22
This is a very good spec.

Who needs Windows, just install Linux (Ubuntu or Fedora). Ubuntu might be easier option for new Linux users. or you can just install Ubuntu inside windows like any other application in Windows which can be removed later using Add/Remove programme. Also comes with openOffice suite (MS Office suite alternative).

Heat added
#23
Guys, can someone please help me. Want to build a decent spec desktop for around £400 max.

Anyone advise on a good combo of components and from where to purchase?

Basically want it for trading so want to attach 2/3 screens. Spec I am looking for is:

Quad Core 2Ghz +
Ram: 4GB +
HMDI output in Graphics card
Card to connect to multi screens
7.1 Sound Output

Everything else like PSU etc - will leave to you guys. Also, want a half decent case.

Please let me know what you guys reckon as I thought this was the perfect place to give everyone a free go at helping me make a new PC.
#24
Good spec and pretty cheap, but I why is it 2.3 Ghz? My Q6600's default speed is 2.4 Ghz I think and it's not overclocked at all. If anything, this Q8200 is underclocked.
#25
Maggy;8797591
you can build the same system and have a better CPU Q8300 (2.5GHZ) an EXTRA DVD writer and a 450Watt power supply for £3.81 more

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2355/ebu.png


you are forgetting that some people arent capable or cant be bothered to build their own (unlike me)
#26
xXx;8798030
This is a very good spec.

Who needs Windows, just install Linux (Ubuntu or Fedora). Ubuntu might be easier option for new Linux users. or you can just install Ubuntu inside windows like any other application in Windows which can be removed later using Add/Remove programme. Also comes with openOffice suite (MS Office suite alternative).

Heat added

ubuntu reminded me of windows 3.11...no thanks
#27
Maggy
you can build the same system and have a better CPU Q8300 (2.5GHZ) an EXTRA DVD writer and a 450Watt power supply for £3.81 more

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2355/ebu.png


Thanks for this info ..Might as well do this .. I get Microsoft OS using Action Pack . So did not want to pay extra for the OS.
#28
tyrano
No operating system
No graphics card
No software
Max 4GB Ram

What a load of rubbish.


Just because this guy seems a bit of a tube I'll throw in 1 Win7 Pro license to the first person to message me proving they've bought one of these machines.

No strings attached and it will be 100% legit.
banned#29
royals
you are forgetting that some people arent capable or cant be bothered to build their own (unlike me)


oh yh dont worry about it, I am more than happy to build the system (FREE OF CHARGE),

take away the extra dvd writer making it £15 cheaper,

add £20 more and get a Blue ray drive (remove the dvd writer of course)
#30
bang!bang!
Guys, can someone please help me. Want to build a decent spec desktop for around £400 max.

Anyone advise on a good combo of components and from where to purchase?

Basically want it for trading so want to attach 2/3 screens. Spec I am looking for is:

Quad Core 2Ghz +
Ram: 4GB +
HMDI output in Graphics card
Card to connect to multi screens
7.1 Sound Output

Everything else like PSU etc - will leave to you guys. Also, want a half decent case.

Please let me know what you guys reckon as I thought this was the perfect place to give everyone a free go at helping me make a new PC.



Maybe something like this?

http://i47.tinypic.com/2isdrx4.jpg

Graphics on the mobo says

"integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 GPU
SidePort Memory - onboard 128MB DDR3 1333 memory
- Supports HDMI™ Technology with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 (1080P)
- Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution up to 2560x1600 @60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @85Hz
- Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support
- Dual independent displays support with HDMI / DVI and D-Sub
- Supports Microsoft® DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1
- Hardware Decode Acceleration for H.264,VC-1, and MPEG-2
- Maximum shared memory of 512MB"


Or you could get a mobo for about £50 and fit a £50 graphics card that allows 2/3 screens independently.


Also, you would need an OS.
.
#31
homerj1977
Just because this guy seems a bit of a tube I'll throw in 1 Win7 Pro license to the first person to message me proving they've bought one of these machines.

No strings attached and it will be 100% legit.


you have mail! :)

Hope im the first, please please please
#32
beta_tester
you have mail! :)

Hope im the first, please please please


You win! :-D
#33
Very poor deal compared to the Dell Vostro line, where you'll find much more modern core i5 750 for £50 or so more, if I were to to buy c2q, I'd buy second hand....
#34
I bought one of these when they were on offer 2 months or so ago. It was to replace an ageing laptop and the difference in speed is staggering!

If you use it for what it says, basic office or home use, it is a very good system for the price. I use it for browsing, emails and homework.

The only negative thing was the noise that one of the fans made too much noise. On ringing the helpline they were very helpful. It turned out that the offending fan was surplus to actually what was needed and since removing it, it has been fine with no abnormal noise and no overheating problems.

The motherboard on such a cheap system is obviously going to be cheap. Mine has a Foxconn G31...very basic but absolutely fine.

Rated Hot.

:thumbsup:
#35
Decent CPU for the cash, decent barebones I suppose, I dont think there is any need for this overclocking talk, its hardly something someones going to buy for hardcore gaming is it.
#36
stonebear
I haven't taken you up the free license but I like the link to the ISO's you provided, the Ultimate version links are broken on that page, does anyone have links for them?
.


This.......

http://hothardware.com/News/Tweak-Allows-Installing-Any-Win7-Version-from-One-DVD/

....and this......

http://lifehacker.com/5438005/eicfg-removal-utility-lets-you-use-any-product-key-with-your-windows-7-disc
banned#37
is they a way of getting Windows XP professional and Home edition I have the licence keys but no media (i.e CD')
#38
stonebear
Maybe something like this?

http://i47.tinypic.com/2isdrx4.jpg

Graphics on the mobo says

"integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 GPU
SidePort Memory - onboard 128MB DDR3 1333 memory
- Supports HDMI™ Technology with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 (1080P)
- Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution up to 2560x1600 @60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @85Hz
- Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support
- Dual independent displays support with HDMI / DVI and D-Sub
- Supports Microsoft® DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1
- Hardware Decode Acceleration for H.264,VC-1, and MPEG-2
- Maximum shared memory of 512MB"


Or you could get a mobo for about £50 and fit a £50 graphics card that allows 2/3 screens independently.


Also, you would need an OS.
.


Thanks mate - seems pretty decent.... :)
#39
Forbez
The point of purchasing a quad core PC when it doesnt have the Graphics card or memory to get ANY good fo the four cores is?


To provide a sound base for your custom build.
#40
royals
ubuntu reminded me of windows 3.11...no thanks


I believe you havn't used Ubuntu otherwise you wouldnt have made such a comment.:whistling: Ubuntu was behind amazing CGI effects of Avatar. And what runs on Supercomputers? your guess is right. :thumbsup:

Anyway, enjoy your Windozeeeee.

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