PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2885 Refurbished Desktop PC, i5-4460, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive £287.99 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2885 Refurbished Desktop PC, i5-4460, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive £287.99 @ Currys

£287.99 @ Currys
PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2885 Refurbished Desktop PC Intel® Core™ i5-4460 Processor Windows 8.1 Hard drive: 1 TB Memory: 8 GB
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PACKARD BELL iMedia S 2885 Refurbished Desktop PC

Intel® Core™ i5-4460 Processor
Windows 8.1
Hard drive: 1 TB
Memory: 8 GB
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#1
Decent enough processor
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-4460+%40+3.20GHz
Nice 8gb ram, yeah - have some heat
#2
Anyone have any experience with refurbs from currys/pcworld?
2 Likes #3
jl28g10
Anyone have any experience with refurbs from currys/pcworld?

I purchased one a couple of years ago. It was missing a few accessories, but they sent them to me without much trouble and gave me a partial refund for the inconvenience.

Normally I would stay clear of DSG, but sometimes the price can be too good to pass.
2 Likes #4
I've had a few refurbs from currys/pc world, coincidentally packard bells. They lasted years with no probs apart from the most recent one which lasted 6 years and the HDD only just failed last week.
1 Like #5
tanked
Decent enough processor
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-4460+%40+3.20GHz
Nice 8gb ram, yeah - have some heat

Decent?? It's a Very good CPU for medium / high end gaming.
Pair it up with a good graphics card and your set.
#6
Are there any working discount codes for Currys?
#7
jl28g10
Anyone have any experience with refurbs from currys/pcworld?
They quote fully functional with possible minor cosmetic imperfections - under distance selling regulations if you did not consider what they did to be minor then you would be entitled to reject it. Positives seem to be 12 months warranty with the reseller which having recently experienced Acer's direct warranty service can really not be worse (Acer purchased the Packard Bell brand a while ago).
#8
Would this be any good at editing video and recording gameplay etc
#9
natty11
Would this be any good at editing video and recording gameplay etc

For editing / rendering It's generally better to go with an i7, but an i5 can still get the job done but not as fast.
#10
had a refurb, had the power supply go then graphics card, eventually HD went

had knowhow cover so had it replaced, this was a HP though


this comp though with the new gtx 960 would be a nice little gaming pc imo

Edited By: yoyo59 on Dec 29, 2014 19:00
#11
It doesnt give much descriptive over what graphics are in the system apart from mentioning 2x so Id say its probably a low end onboard graphics system.
#12
Damn, OOS. Just about to get one :(
#13
I have this CPU and ram, very capable of most things including some video conversion and rendering, decent gaming system too. The integrated graphics are so-so, I used them before slotting in a graphics card. Intel HD4600, fine for very light gaming and general use
#14
boooo oos now good find while it lasted
#17
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?
1 Like #18
High end cpu with enough ram to suit. Stick a £250 970 and a 700w bronze psu (£50) and you have yourself a high end gamign pc.
#19
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?

The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.

The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.
#20
thebuyer
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?

The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.

The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.

Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?
#21
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?

The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.

The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.

Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?

500W PSU is more than enough for the GTX 750Ti..you might even be able to get away with 430W

Edit: On the Nvidia website it states: minimum required is 300 W...so to be safe 400W would be enough.

Edited By: thebuyer on Dec 29, 2014 19:43
#22
:( Gutted, even though it's curry's. damn decent deal.
#23
thebuyer
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?

The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.

The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.

Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?

500W PSU is more than enough for the GTX 750Ti..you might even be able to get away with 430W

Edit: On the Nvidia website it states: minimum required is 300 W...so to be safe 400W would be enough.

Thanks. Do you know what the PSU is on this machine?
1 Like #24
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?

The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.

The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.

Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?

500W PSU is more than enough for the GTX 750Ti..you might even be able to get away with 430W

Edit: On the Nvidia website it states: minimum required is 300 W...so to be safe 400W would be enough.

Thanks. Do you know what the PSU is on this machine?

Not sure as it doesn't state.

Anyways the Deal is expired.
#25
lewissymonds
High end cpu with enough ram to suit. Stick a £250 970 and a 700w bronze psu (£50) and you have yourself a high end gamign pc.
Not sure why you would want a 700w bronze PSU - the 970 is a nice reduction in power requirements compared to the non Maxwell 7 series - the setup you propose comes at most requiring 450W - its not like you are going to sli them
esskay92

Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?
Plugging it spec into the power requirement calculators out there gives a 243w requirement - with safety net that would give a 300w bronze psu being adequate - would need to check case for what type of psu the case requires though

Edited By: Bertz99 on Dec 29, 2014 20:31
1 Like #26
Available at Ebay PC World outlet @ 305.99
Same Spec - 12m pc world warranty
Acer Branded
Ebay Link
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDQzWDUwMA==/z/hqEAAOSw~FNUY5Qw/$_12.JPG

Specifications
Type: Refurbished desktop
Operating system: Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor (3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz with TurboBoost, 6 MB cache)
Storage: 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 (16 GB maximum installable RAM)
Motherboard: Intel® H81 Express Chipset
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
USB: USB 3.0 x 2- USB 2.0 x 4
Video interface: HDMI x 1- DisplayPort x 2- VGA x 1
Audio interface: 3.5 mm jack
Optical drive: DVD/RW
Optical drive speeds: Read: 16x- Write: 16x
Memory card reader: 5-in-1 memory card reader
Expansion card slot: PCIe (x1) x 1- PCIe (x16) x 1
Keyboard: USB keyboard
Mouse / trackpad: USB mouse
Colour: Black
Accessories included: AC power adapter- Keyboard- Mouse- Quick Start Guide/Manual
Dimensions: 280.5 x 100 x 367 mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 11 kg
This is a refurbished item, and therefore may contain used parts.
Please see "FAQs" for further information about the CONDITION of this product. For DELIVERY, RETURNS & EXCHANGES, WARRANTIES, or how to CONTACT US please refer to the information sections on our store front or on all of our product listings.
Product Code: 078102


Edited By: bruno116 on Dec 29, 2014 20:32
#27
bruno116
Available at Ebay PC World outlet @ 305.99
Same Spec - 12m pc world warranty
Acer Branded
Ebay Link
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDQzWDUwMA==/z/hqEAAOSw~FNUY5Qw/$_12.JPG

Specifications
Type: Refurbished desktop
Operating system: Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4440 Processor (3.1 GHz, 3.3 GHz with TurboBoost, 6 MB cache)
Storage: 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 (16 GB maximum installable RAM)
Motherboard: Intel® H81 Express Chipset
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
USB: USB 3.0 x 2- USB 2.0 x 4
Video interface: HDMI x 1- DisplayPort x 2- VGA x 1
Audio interface: 3.5 mm jack
Optical drive: DVD/RW
Optical drive speeds: Read: 16x- Write: 16x
Memory card reader: 5-in-1 memory card reader
Expansion card slot: PCIe (x1) x 1- PCIe (x16) x 1
Keyboard: USB keyboard
Mouse / trackpad: USB mouse
Colour: Black
Accessories included: AC power adapter- Keyboard- Mouse- Quick Start Guide/Manual
Dimensions: 280.5 x 100 x 367 mm (H x W x D)
Weight: 11 kg
This is a refurbished item, and therefore may contain used parts.
Please see "FAQs" for further information about the CONDITION of this product. For DELIVERY, RETURNS & EXCHANGES, WARRANTIES, or how to CONTACT US please refer to the information sections on our store front or on all of our product listings.
Product Code: 078102

Different machine - more with slower cpu (4460 compared to 4440), slower hdd (7200 in original post compared to 5400 in this) and different dimensions to case
#28
this is the pc i own, don't use it for gaming but everything else is spot on, never had a problem with it.
1 Like #29
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.

So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?

The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.

The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.

Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?

500W PSU is more than enough for the GTX 750Ti..you might even be able to get away with 430W

Edit: On the Nvidia website it states: minimum required is 300 W...so to be safe 400W would be enough.

Thanks. Do you know what the PSU is on this machine?

Did a bit more digging in respect to above - the psu in this desktop is not a standard ATX type - you can see from this listing on ebay someone who is selling the case and psu as he wants to fit a decent graphics card and psu in it and will have found it cheaper to replace the case to do so:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Packard-Bell-Micro-Computer-Case-with-PSU-/181625156409?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item2a49b3f339
#30
to be honest, you can build better for this price.

end of the day its just a mobo cpu and some ram.. using built in graphics..
#31
yoyo59
to be honest, you can build better for this price.

end of the day its just a mobo cpu and some ram.. using built in graphics..
not that I took the kids to pantomime the other day - but oh no you can't :P
#32
thebuyer
esskay92
thebuyer
esskay92
Thanks OP, managed to bag one...had a feeling it would go OOS soon.
So does anyone know the GPU on this machine? Would it be sufficient to install the Geforce GTX 750ti?
The machine doesn't come with a dedicated GPU..it just comes with the CPU's onboard HD 4600 Graphics.
The dimensions of the case is: 180 x 413.6 x 393.9 mm (H x W x D)
I'm pretty sure the GTX 750 Ti is small enough to be able to fit and it run well on low / medium graphics.
Sorry, I meant PSU! I imagine the 750Ti requires upwards of 500W?
500W PSU is more than enough for the GTX 750Ti..you might even be able to get away with 430W
Edit: On the Nvidia website it states: minimum required is 300 W...so to be safe 400W would be enough.
GTX 750 Ti lacks an external PCIe power connector (a few custom non reference boards use one) and consumes ~65W.
Match that to a 4th generation Intel i5 and the whole system would struggle to use more than 150W DC in normal usage and still be under 200W running benchmarks that really stress it. So a 300W power supply would have plenty of headroom to run this spec.
#33
Back in stock
#34
Bertz99
yoyo59
to be honest, you can build better for this price.

end of the day its just a mobo cpu and some ram.. using built in graphics..
not that I took the kids to pantomime the other day - but oh no you can't :P

most ppl want to upgrade the power supply etc plus the motherboard in this will be cheap as hell,

I just priced new parts from amazon for £310 without OS 350 with OS..

considering this is not new anyway id go custom
1 Like #35
yoyo59
Bertz99
yoyo59
to be honest, you can build better for this price.

end of the day its just a mobo cpu and some ram.. using built in graphics..
not that I took the kids to pantomime the other day - but oh no you can't :P

most ppl want to upgrade the power supply etc plus the motherboard in this will be cheap as hell,

I just priced new parts from amazon for £310 without OS 350 with OS..

considering this is not new anyway id go custom

Disagree - most people that buy this like wiz above will find it perfectly adequate as is without wanting to play demanding games

Your first statement of its just ram cpu and motherboard - missed the other components including case, psu, keyboard, mouse, dvd writer, HDD,OS and additional software included (nero essentials, power dvd, photoshop elements - not expensive but add up) - I also do not understand how from amazon you have got windows 8 for £40 seeming the cheapest they have is £80

Taking just the cpu and ram alone you are £100 shy of the target build cost hence it was obvious you couldn't get there

The other costs you seem to be skipping include the time putting it together both physically and building the software stack up - even if you know what you are doing this is a cost and to some people that want to solely buy and consume would easily be bottom of their interest/priorities

Also the support included which also entails supplying an engineer onsite to replace failed components if required is a completely different experience for self builders.

the plus on the self building side is that you will have standard components and the spec you would want (psu, graphics card and SSD) with ease to upgrade but at a greater cost than this.

Edited By: Bertz99 on Dec 30, 2014 00:43: typo
#36
My pc arrived today from currys, it seems brand new apart from the box. On the case itself, it still has peelable plastic etc. (for anyone questioning currys returns, so I'm guessing it's a bit of a lottery)
#37
*refurbs

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