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FT Intel i7-870 2.93G CPU from Dell XPS 8000 (Bought when mispriced) £380.00

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months agoFeedback:27 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Hi All,

I purchased this Dell XPS 8000 PC three weeks ago when Dell mispriced the PC - The same PC with a i7-860 CPU is selling for £699 and somehow the £230 CPU upgrade is showing up as free. I also managed to put in a 5% off voucher so I paid £664.04 for a machine that is supposed to cost £929. (Search for D00SX802 on dell home and home office)

The PC arrived last Friday - Service Tag GLWHH4J, Next Business Day Warranty Until 13/10/2010 . Having played it for a while, the GT220 Graphics Card is really letting it down... My plan is to purchase the PC for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, and both game won't be released until next year, so it doesn't justify to have this little beast sitting there doing nothing at all, hence the Sale.

For those who missed this deal then, I am willing to let go for the original price £664.04 and I will pay for the courier (3-4 Days delivery). The PC has a under-rated 350W Power Supply Unit so you can put in the latest ATI graphics card or semi latest cards from Nvidia (PSU has one 6 pin graphics power), and play any games you throw at it.

Will be shipped in original box, and in perfect working order. Brand new machines, been sitting there for less than a week. Please see pictures below. Item is eligible for Windows 7 upgrade, and I can also arrange to transfer the ownership to you.

210-29663 Studio XPS 8000 : Intel Core i7-870(2.93GHz,8MB,L3 Cache) 1 S
200-61275 D10SX802 1 S
340-19639 Ship Accessory : English Docs with UK/Ire Power Cord 1 S
340-19661 Resource DVD : Studio XPS 8000 1 S
370-13937 Memory : 4096MB (4x1024) 1067MHz DDR3 Dual Channel 1 S
400-18335 Hard Drive : 640GB Serial ATA (7200RPM) 1 S
429-14379 Optical Drive : 16X DVD+/-RW Drive 1 S
480-10999 Display : Not Included 1 S
490-11640 Graphics : 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce? GT220 graphics card 1 S
510-10237 Audio Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital capability 1 S
520-10217 Speakers Not Included 1 S
570-10750 Mice : Dell Optical, Scroll USB (2 buttons scroll) Black Mouse 1 S
580-15212 Keyboard : UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Entry USB Black 1 S
619-14596 Operating System : English Genuine Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium (64 BIT) including Media 1 S
630-10933 English Microsoft Works 9.0 (Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Outlook Express, Powerpoint Viewer) (With Recovery CD) 1 S
640-11629 Software : Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic 1 S
650-10781 English Norton Internet Securities 2009 - 30 Day Trial Version 1 S
754-11096 1Yr Premium Warranty Support 1 S
754-11098 No Warranty Upgrade 1 S
755-10352 No Accidental Damage Support 1 S
759-10294 DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 S
764-10285 DataSafe Online size - 2GB Trial 1 S
799-13225 Studio XPS 8000 DT Order - UK 1 S

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I have decided to change this to "CPU for trade" - to trade for an i5 + cash or i5 + good Nvidia Card + cash or i5 + good Nvidia Card + PSU with 2 6 pins PCIe + cash.
- Inspiring
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#1
Check the Tag GLWHH4J here, Invoice available.

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/topic.aspx/emea/shared/support/my_systems_info/en/details?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&~tab=2

Original HUKD post:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/489569/xps-8000-free-upgrade-to-core-i7-87

Pics: - PC include Keyboard and Mouse, but does not come with the iPhone :oops: It is a micro Tower with nice little features such as the top tray etc. Review here.

CPUZ Rating:

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Windows Performance:

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Photo of the CPU badge.....

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#2
Whole PC (Smoke Free home~):

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Back

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#3
Would you accept £600?
#4
It might be helpful to some people if you put where you are based :thumbsup:
#5
Bryan839
Would you accept £600?


Hi Bryan,

Thanks for your offer. I will bear it in mind. I would like to see if there is better offers.

P.S Collection welcomed at Brighton for £ 655
#6
the invoice lists the hdd as 640gb but the windows performance index list the primary hdd as only 80gb?
#7
Oh, I always format C drive to less than 100G - So that I can restore C drive from a Optimized disk image whenever windows goes slow.

I put The "User" folder to D drive.
#8
I guess the obvious question is, why are you selling it?

Tempted to take it off you for asking price ... but that horrific card reader is a bit no for me, hate multicard readers.

I'm guessing its non-removable ... it looks formed into the case
#9
Hi,

I mentioned in the first post - "Having played it for a while, the GT220 Graphics Card is really letting it down... My plan is to purchase the PC for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, and both game won't be released until next year, so it doesn't justify to have this little beast sitting there doing nothing at all, hence the Sale."

Basically, I have to invest in another £110 for a Nvidia card so that I can play the latest games. Then, I would probably play for a while and leave the computer sitting till Starcraft 2 comes out... Maybe next Christmas?
#10
Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3, and both game won't be released until next year,


Then why buy it in the first place? ...

Anyway that's irrelevant I suppose.

Ive checked online that card reader seems to be fixed, so I'm not interested. Best of luck
#11
Buyer's remorse I guess.. Besides, a temperature of 242 ~ how can I turn it down.

I have like 4 PC/Laptop at home anyway, so if I don't use this PC often, I might as well pass it on to someone else - need money for other thing that is more important than computers :)
#12
try posting on avforums for a swap, your cpu for a 820 plus gfx card?
#13
Buyer's remorse I guess.. Besides, a temperature of 242 ~ how can I turn it down.

I have like 4 PC/Laptop at home anyway, so if I don't use this PC often, I might as well pass it on to someone else - need money for other thing that is more important than computers


haha! - just like me then, buy toys you don't need.

You'd get more than you're offering on an auction site for sure. Great machine (just I'm fussy!)
#14
Thanks for the tip - yeah I am willing to swap for CPU and GFX card as well. In this way, I get some money back and I can use it for current games.

i7-820 - is it out yet? It is for laptops I heard, is it socket 1156?
#15
Inspiring
Thanks for the tip - yeah I am willing to swap for CPU and GFX card as well. In this way, I get some money back and I can use it for current games.

i7-820 - is it out yet? It is for laptops I heard, is it socket 1156?


sorry i meant the 920, obviously :oops:
1 Like #16
maddogb
sorry i meant the 920, obviously :oops:


still sooooo misinformed :thumbsup:

920 is a socket 1366 chip

the 870 he has is a 1156 chip

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7654/doublefacepalmg.jpg
#17
i have a i5 750 and a sapphire 4850 1gb if your interested in a px of some sort
#18
Hi,

I am definitely interested in wwapping with an i5. Can you let me know the model and link for your sapphire 4850 ? I actually prefer Nvidia for the 3D Vision thing...

Cheers
#19
How does this sound, each paying their postage:

£240 + your i5 (CPU only, in fully working order)

Swap for my i7 - 870 (CPU only in fully working order)

1) We leave each other our address and contact number
2) The money via PP or BT to my account first
3) I pay for Parcel2Go 24 hr to send the i7
4) You check if it is alright; then send out the i5 via ur 24 hr service
5) I check the i5 and complete the transaction

What do you think?
#20
erm no thanks, at that price you might aswel keep it lol

thanks anyway
#21
What is your best offer for CPU swap then? I can go lower - £225?
1 Like #22
Just to advise OP so he doesn't drop down to low and lose out..

If you compare the price difference between a i7 870 and a i5 750.. Not only is £240 a good price, it's an excellent one...

The 870 is around £430...
The 750 is around £150..

So there is a good £280 price difference between the two.. Altho the seller got it cheap.. £40 off seems like a good deal for a straight CPU swap.

Since the seller is interested in cash + lower the spec...

I was wondering if you'd be interested in an E8400 setup... Even tho a 775 CPU, it beats the i5 750 in pure benchmark for games, it even beats the i5 840.. You only really need to go the quad core route if you're doing lots of multi-threading.. Since you're a gamer, you'll be doing hardly any. Only apps like Photoshop and video encoding when you really see the benefit.

Here are the specs:

Intel E8400
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro HS/F
Gigabyte GA-EP434GB Motherboard
OCZ DDR2 800Mhz Coolmaster 330
500GB Western Digital Cavier 7200rpm.
Coolermaster Real Power 520w Modular CPU (Great PSU - i ran a 4890 XXX Edition on it in my i7 920 setup... Plenty beast for all the top end cards and has both 8pin and 6pin PCI-E connections to supporting any cards.)
Coolmaster 330 Case
DVDRW Drive (LG)

+ Me add some cash on top.. Not sure how much tho.. Currently working it all out, as it's difficult considering the price u have it up on offer for due to getting a miss priced item. (I know it's for me to offer, but perhaps u could give an idea also?)

In exchange for ya base unit..
#23
Hi Spritey,

Thanks for your advice!

I think you didn't mention your GFX, but I know that ur PC will handle current games easily. However, DDR3 does offer much better memory bandwidth, and I prefer new PCs (quieter, future-proof)... so I am afraid that I won't be looking to swap mine with yours...

But thank you very much for your time! Maybe you could sell your current machine and buy my PC?
#24
Inspiring
Hi Spritey,

Thanks for your advice!

I think you didn't mention your GFX, but I know that ur PC will handle current games easily. However, DDR3 does offer much better memory bandwidth, and I prefer new PCs (quieter, future-proof)... so I am afraid that I won't be looking to swap mine with yours...

But thank you very much for your time! Maybe you could sell your current machine and buy my PC?


No worries matey.

Na selling PCs online is such a royal pain in the ****, even ones that are 5 mins old. Just lose to much money to quickly :). As you can see, despite the good price people someone hasn't made a good offer yet, which is a shame.. It's practically brand new...
#25
Well first of all those are the retail costs, his is not a retail chip its an oem on with probably no warranty whereas mines is full retail with warranty hence why im not looking to add as much as the op was hoping for

i offered a reasonably spec'd graphics card which will run fine in his dell and a slightly lower spec cpu + cash in the mix

anyway the E8400 is not even in the same league as a q-series nevermind the i5/i7 series for majority of activities and even for games, also there isnt a i5 840 chip, only i5 750 or i7 860

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3641&p=2

and these bechies are without enabling turbo boost :thumbsup:, enable it in bios and your in warp speed mr spock, @ op does the dell have an option to enable turbo boost? should give you a couple of hundred mhz boost for nothing

also Spritey isnt that the system you picked up from bit tech for ~ £170, just trying to help the op decide on how much cash he should expect in a potential exchange:thumbsup:

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spritey
Just to advise OP so he doesn't drop down to low and lose out..

If you compare the price difference between a i7 870 and a i5 750.. Not only is £240 a good price, it's an excellent one...

The 870 is around £430...
The 750 is around £150..

So there is a good £280 price difference between the two.. Altho the seller got it cheap.. £40 off seems like a good deal for a straight CPU swap.

Since the seller is interested in cash + lower the spec...

I was wondering if you'd be interested in an E8400 setup... Even tho a 775 CPU, it beats the i5 750 in pure benchmark for games, it even beats the i5 840.. You only really need to go the quad core route if you're doing lots of multi-threading.. Since you're a gamer, you'll be doing hardly any. Only apps like Photoshop and video encoding when you really see the benefit.

Here are the specs:

Intel E8400
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro HS/F
Gigabyte GA-EP434GB Motherboard
OCZ DDR2 800Mhz Coolmaster 330
500GB Western Digital Cavier 7200rpm.
Coolermaster Real Power 520w Modular CPU (Great PSU - i ran a 4890 XXX Edition on it in my i7 920 setup... Plenty beast for all the top end cards and has both 8pin and 6pin PCI-E connections to supporting any cards.)
Coolmaster 330 Case
DVDRW Drive (LG)

+ Me add some cash on top.. Not sure how much tho.. Currently working it all out, as it's difficult considering the price u have it up on offer for due to getting a miss priced item. (I know it's for me to offer, but perhaps u could give an idea also?)

In exchange for ya base unit..
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#26
Inspiring
What is your best offer for CPU swap then? I can go lower - £225?


was really hoping to add the graphics card in the mix, have a 8800gtx but it might be too old for your liking besides it wants 2 x 6 pin connectors whereas the 4850 only needs one, theres not really much in it between our cpus performance wise, i just like the idea that i may be able overclock it higher with a higher multiplier, oh and hyper threading wont go a miss :thumbsup:
#27
Darthballs
Well first of all those are the retail costs, his is not a retail chip its an oem on with probably no warranty whereas mines is full retail with warranty hence why im not looking to add as much as the op was hoping for

i offered a reasonably spec'd graphics card which will run fine in his dell and a slightly lower spec cpu + cash in the mix

anyway the E8400 is not even in the same league as a q-series nevermind the i5/i7 series for majority of activities and even for games, also there isnt a i5 840 chip, only i5 750 or i7 860

[urlhttp://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3641&p=2][/url]

and these bechies are without enabling turbo boost :thumbsup:, enable it in bios and your in warp speed mr spock, @ op does the dell have an option to enable turbo boost? should give you a couple of hundred mhz boost for nothing

also Spritey isnt that the system you picked up from bit tech for ~ £170, just trying to help the op decide on how much cash he should expect in a potential exchange:thumbsup:



I meant i7 820 (altho funnily enough, there is going to be a 840 :P)... As for your benchmarks... That's purely sysmark type benchmarks, it's pretty common knowledge that an E8400 is a very good CPU for gaming, when you goto the level of a i5 750 you can't see any benefit, infact with the E8400 scoring higher in some occasions... Hense the reason i pointed out the benefit you would see with an i5/i7 over it with multi-threaded applications.. Infact the guy i bought the E8400 expressed his dissapointment with the gaming performance being slowly lower / the same as his new i5 CPU... Hense the reason he sold the i5 and purchased an i7 820.

Even when i ran benchmarks between my wifes PC (The E8400) vs my i7 920.. There really wasn't that much between the two when it came to raw gaming.

As for the system.. I bought the CPU/ Case (Mobo Broken so purchased more expensive one, new and in warrenty) and Case off him only.. Nowt else within the system on bit-tech.

But on the basis yours is a retail CPU, then yes it does hold the additional value of warrenty.. I still feel £240 is a good price on exchange value, being £40 off in the exchange. Plus i was pointing out his offer, not yours with the GFX as an addition.
#28
spritey
I meant i7 820 (altho funnily enough, there is going to be a 840 :P)... As for your benchmarks... That's purely sysmark type benchmarks, it's pretty common knowledge that an E8400 is a very good CPU for gaming, when you goto the level of a i5 750 you can't see any benefit, infact with the E8400 scoring higher in some occasions... Hense the reason i pointed out the benefit you would see with an i5/i7 over it with multi-threaded applications.. Infact the guy i bought the E8400 expressed his dissapointment with the gaming performance being slowly lower / the same as his new i5 CPU... Hense the reason he sold the i5 and purchased an i7 820.

Even when i ran benchmarks between my wifes PC (The E8400) vs my i7 920.. There really wasn't that much between the two when it came to raw gaming.

As for the system.. I bougth the CPU/ Case (Mobo Broken so purchased more expensive one) and Case off him only.. Nowt else within the system on bit-tech.

But on the basis yours is a retail CPU, then yes it does hold the additional value of warrenty.. I still feel £240 is a good price on exchange value, being £40 off in the exchange. Plus i was pointing out his offer, not yours with the GFX as an addition.


i7 820, hmm im sure i had this convo further up lol :thumbsup:

where is that face palm pic

i gave you the link to read not to look at one page, keep going :thumbsup:

click on page 3.. thats right
#29
Darthballs
i7 820, hmm im sure i had this convo further up lol :thumbsup:

where is that face palm pic


i7 860 then :P
#30
Darthballs
.. @ op does the dell have an option to enable turbo boost? should give you a couple of hundred mhz boost for nothing



Actually I can't find a place to turn it off in Bios..

Got 12 seconds in Super Pi 1M. CPU rose to 3.4G at one point :-D


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#31
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Inspiring
Actually I can't find a place to turn it off in Bios..

Got 12 seconds in Super Pi 1M. CPU rose to 3.4G at one point :-D


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[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="2"]sweet, have a think about my offer, you know a 4850 + 750 is going to do wonders in gaming :p:
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spritey
As for the benchmarks... Are we really going to have this argument?

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/801/11

Oh look, benchmarks from another site showing an E8400 beating out an i5 750 on COD4... Then not on fallout..

You could go on all day with benchmark comparisons, different review sites suggesting one is better than the other.. Or the dual core vs quad core gaming debate which has gone on for.. Well.. Since the dawn of time it feels like..

Fact is you've got many people going from E8400 to i5 750 and almost expressing dissapointment because they expect some huge leap in gaming performance, when the real truth of it is... There isn't one.. Thats not to say the i5 750 isn't a great CPU, and i'd personally prefer it over a E8400.. However that was not the point of my original post.
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you gota do better than that, you find one benchmark with a 0.4fps difference LOL noob

the fact is single threaded games wont make use of multicore tech yet, though even a 300mhz raw clock speed advantage can just about squeeze a mind boggling performance enhancing 0.4fps lol, get real

those benchies of cod4 are within a few fps between all the cpus, couldnt it be a gtx 285 bottlenecking? bring on a 5870 :thumbsup: or 2

op clearly aint interested in your obsolete tech :thumbsup:
#32
Darthballs
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[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="2"]sweet, have a think about my offer, you know a 4850 + 750 is going to do wonders in gaming :p:
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Much prefer the 8800 GTX.. But the XPS don't have 2 6 pin power! Dohhh

I will wait till tomorrow evening to see if there is any interest on Buying the whole PC, then, let's see what kind of deal we can make.
#33
Inspiring
Much prefer the 8800 GTX.. But the XPS don't have 2 6 pin power! Dohhh

I will wait till tomorrow evening to see if there is any interest on Buying the whole PC, then, let's see what kind of deal we can make.


ok we'll see, good luck in the mean time, if i had one less system id have taken yours but have too many at the moment
#34
back to the op, does your dell take a standard atx psu, i might be able to add in a 650w corsair in the mix with the 8800gtx if you want? then you'll have enough juice :thumbsup:

i know my xps 420 takes any normal atx psu

nothing beats a star trek facepalm
#35
I can offer £610?
#36
Hi Bryan,

How about £650? I have to pay for the parcel as well which means the PC has at least lost £25 in value already, in 7 days...
#37
Darthballs
back to the op, does your dell take a standard atx psu, i might be able to add in a 650w corsair in the mix with the 8800gtx if you want? then you'll have enough juice :thumbsup:

i know my xps 420 takes any normal atx psu

nothing beats a star trek facepalm


Hi,

I had a look and it does take standard PSU. However I wouldn't be looking into fitting another PSU - the noise will be definitely louder and will hit my pocket as well..

So I am waiting for Bryan to get back to me - If we didn't manage to make a deal then can you consider my CPU swap offer?
#38
Inspiring
Hi,

I had a look and it does take standard PSU. However I wouldn't be looking into fitting another PSU - the noise will be definitely louder and will hit my pocket as well..

So I am waiting for Bryan to get back to me - If we didn't manage to make a deal then can you consider my CPU swap offer?


The best I could do would be £620.
#39
Sorry mate - really can't go that low.

Thanks for your interest.

====================

Darthballs, would you still consider £225 for the i7--i5 swap?

If not, when is your 4850 bought? Is it noisy? Can you post a pic and the manufacture's link?
#40
this one:

http://www.powercolor.com/eng/products_features.asp?ProductID=4434

its pretty quiet, you wont hear it tbh, i know dells are pretty much silent as it is, i have 2 here myself, pretty cool too @ around 42 idle

even the corsair psu are silent, you wont hear it over the dells own

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