Dell Vostro 230 Desktop base unit.2.93Ghz Dualcore, 1gig, 160GB, Win 7 premium, dvdrw. £216 or less delivered - HotUKDeals
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Dell Vostro 230 Desktop base unit.2.93Ghz Dualcore, 1gig, 160GB, Win 7 premium, dvdrw. £216 or less delivered

cazandwayne Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
I am going to buy the above machine. I do some gaming rpg's like world of war craft etc. please could someone link me the best graphics card to get and memory that would be compatible. I am looking for a good price to keep the cost down but happy to pay enough for something decent. Hope someone can help. Also any other upgrades that would please let me know.
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Vostro Desktop 230 MT (D042304) Qty 1

Vostro V230MT : Standard Base, English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32 BIT) Unit Price £159.00


Catalog Number: 202 D042304
Module Description Show Details
Base Vostro V230MT : Standard Base
Microsoft Operating System English Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32 BIT)
Memory 1024MB (1x1024) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel
Keyboard UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black
Monitor Display Not Included
Hard Drive Hard Drive : 160GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices Floppy Drive : Not Included
Mouse Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Optical Devices Optical Drive : 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Speakers No Speakers
Power Cords 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
Documentation/Disks English Docs with Start Up Guide
Bundle D042304
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Enhanced Service Packs 1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected
Order Information Vostro Desktop V230MT Order - UK
Processor Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor E6500 (2.93GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
Dell System Media Kit Vostro 230 MT Diagnostics and Drivers
Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0 - English
Protect your new PC English Trend Micro Internet Security (15 month subscription)AntiVirus Software
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
i personally would add maybe 2 gig more to the memory
banned#2
you have 2 ram slots, so an extra 2gb in the other slot

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http://www.computerwebstore.co.uk/productinfo.asp?ProductID=110077&Referrer=Froogle

ati 4550, the vostro has a very low power (245w) psu, so the 4550 is your best choice
#3
could any one send me a link for the correct type of memory to get, would any 1333MHz DDR3 be ok ?
thanks again
banned#4
cazandwayne
could any one send me a link for the correct type of memory to get, would any 1333MHz DDR3 be ok ?
thanks again


http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=Vostro%20220%20Mini%20Tower
#5
Thanks so much for all your help, would the above pc be better than http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packard-bell-ixtreme-x5620-refurbished-desktop-pc-04092355-pdt.html
banned#6
cazandwayne
Thanks so much for all your help, would the above pc be better than http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packard-bell-ixtreme-x5620-refurbished-desktop-pc-04092355-pdt.html


i think the dell with the upgrades (im sure you can source the memory a bit cheaper than my link)
will be a much better machine, better video card and not the integrated on the packard bell
#7
ok thank you, you have been a great help :)
#8
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8823347/PNY-PC2-8500-4GB-Kit-1066MHz-DDR2-240pin-DIMM-CL-5-5-5-15-Desktop-Memory/Product.html your link was out of stock would these be ok do i need to get 2 x 2gb or would just one be ok?
banned#10
the amazon link, is the wrong type,

you dont need 2 x 2gb from play

just one 2gb to make 3gb is enough

crucial out of stock>? not showing that for me
for the few quid extra at crucial, i would buy from there, its always been reliable and never the wrong type (you can pick your machine from the crucial front page)
#12
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banned#13


that will do you also, sorry crucial out of stock, unusual!
#14
Great thank you :)
banned#16


not really, still only a 350w, i think that still wont run anything high end, i think you are borderline with that psu for even a ati 4670 card

I only really know the vostro and the 4550 combo, as i have to do that myself just a few weeks ago, and knew about the limited psu
#17
So the 230 is a much better buy then overall. How have you found yours do you think it will run world of warcraft ok?
banned#18
cazandwayne
So the 230 is a much better buy then overall. How have you found yours do you think it will run world of warcraft ok?


world of warcraft is easy, the 4550 will trounce it!

even far cry it will run 25 fps at a good quality at 1440x900

although not rated as a gaming card, more as an efficient hmdi output card, it is pretty respectable

http://www.trustedreviews.com/graphics/review/2008/10/23/ATI-HD-4550-vs-nVidia-9400-GT/p1
#19
Ok thanks will go for the 230, thanks for all you help :)

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