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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
It's from the outlet - so refurbished, on their H2C overclocked rig @ 3.2 GHz

£1334.13 delivered before quidco (assuming it works)

Dimension XPS 710 H2C Core 2 Quad-Core Processor
QX6700 (2.66GHz, 1066FSB, 8MB cache
Genuine Windows® XP Professional SP2

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System Price £1,191.79
Dell recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional


Operating System: Genuine Windows® XP Professional
SP2
Genuine Windows® XP Professional SP2
Memory: 2048MB DDR2 667 [2*1024
Hard Disk Drive: 500GB (7200rpm) NCQ SATA Hard
Drive
500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive#2
Video: Graphics Card Dual 768MB NVidia GeForce
8800 GTX (Dual) Card
Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme music card
Sound Card Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme
CD Read-Write Drive: DVD+/-RW (read/write)
DVD Drive: DVD-ROM Reader 16x max
Software: Image Restore Utility
BT, AOL, Tiscali ISP Combination
English - Microsoft Works 8
MISC: Dell Quietkey Black Keyboard
English - XPS 710 H2C System Docs
Mouse Dell Wheel USB 2 Button Scroll Black
Media Card Reader
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
What do you want it for... I assume its for playing games?

The best thing to do is price up the componants seperately from scan or ebuyer and see how much you can get it for yourself.

I wouldny pay over a grand for that I dont care what its like, youd be better off building it yourself as youll have all the seperate warranties that mostly come 2 years + for each componant.

And whats more where the hell is the monitor???????????
#2
Would be for playing Crysis - although there are rumours that even this spec would have trouble in hi res.

Buying the components separately costs around £400 more than the above price using the cheapest components and not including the cooling system. However - the reason I ask if it is a good deal is that it is from the outlet so refurbished. The outlet also has 2 years warranty as standard which I have heard is better than having to mess around with self build guarantees.
#3
apduk
What do you want it for... I assume its for playing games?

The best thing to do is price up the componants seperately from scan or ebuyer and see how much you can get it for yourself.

I wouldny pay over a grand for that I dont care what its like, youd be better off building it yourself as youll have all the seperate warranties that mostly come 2 years + for each componant.

And whats more where the hell is the monitor???????????


Agreed, wa-y-y-y-y-y-y overpriced...........there was a 2.4 Quad Core on here with a 22" flat panel for under £700 a few months back, I can't believe the graphics card, sound card and slightly more powerful cpu justify the price differential given that there's no monitor included.
#4
The Quad-core deal with montior was this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86651&highlight=dell+quad+monitor

A good deal if you wanted this spec of system but I wanted a high end rig and to spec it up would a) have been impossible b) even if it was possible would have been more expensive. What I wanted to know is if there was a cheaper way to get a HIGH end system - dual 768MB 8800 GTXs minimum please. I have listed the cost for components below and have tried to choose the lowest spec system available. I already have a monitor and a copy of Vista Ultimate (which I did not want installed before XP was on as it cannot be removed at a later date - the joys of Vista). One thing I would have liked is a better motherboard but then I would have needed a 720 H2C which starts at around £2500 with monitor or a self build (even more expensive).

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad Core (2.67GHz) Socket 775 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor with fan
Found in: Processors Intel»Core 2 Duo
QuickFind Code: 119918 | Mfr part #: BX80562QX6700
(16 reviews) Intel Corporation Ltd. 1 £498.28 Ex. VAT
£585.48 Inc. VAT

Microsoft Windows XP Professional w SP2c Licence and media 1 PC OEM CD English
Found in: System Builder Software (OEM)»Operating Systems
QuickFind Code: 132195 | Mfr part #: E85 05040
Microsoft 241 £74.41 Ex. VAT
£87.44 Inc. VAT

Kingston 1GB DDR2 667MHz PC2 5300 MEMORY CL5 1.8V NON ECC UNBUFFERED
Found in: Memory - Desktop»DDR2 5400 1GB
QuickFind Code: 91121 | Mfr part #: KVR667D2N5 1G
(15 reviews)
1 bundle available Kingston Technology 1022 Now £16.98 Inc. VAT
£14.45 Ex. VAT x 2

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache OEM
Found in: Hard Drives»3.5" SATA Drives
QuickFind Code: 124228 | Mfr part #: WD5000AAKS
(61 reviews)
1 bundle available - save upto £3.01! Western Digital 1521 £53.49 Ex. VAT
£62.86 Inc. VAT x 2 = £125.72

Extra Value Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI E Graphics Card OEM
Found in: Graphics Cards Nvidia»nVIDIA GeForce 8 Series
QuickFind Code: 130449 | Mfr part #: NVIDIA 8800GTX OEM
(20 reviews) Nvidia 186 £252.75 Ex. VAT
£296.99 Inc. VAT x 2

Creative SoundBlaster X Fi Xtreme Music OEM Soundcard
Found in: Sound Cards»4.1 / 5.1 Internal Sound Cards
QuickFind Code: 112512 | Mfr part #: 30SB046000000
(55 reviews) Creative OEM 433 £41.89 Ex. VAT
£49.23 Inc. VAT

LiteOn DH 16D2P 16x48 DVD Rom Black Bare Drive OEM
Found in: CD/DVD Drives»DVD-ROM Drives
QuickFind Code: 129551 | Mfr part #: DH 16D2P 022C
(1 review) LiteOn 306 £8.39 Ex. VAT
£9.86 Inc. VAT

NEC Optiarc AD 5170A 01 18xDVD±RW DL Beige Bare Drive
Found in: CD/DVD Drives»DVD-RW IDE Drives
QuickFind Code: 117542 | Mfr part #: AD 5170A 01
(6 reviews)
1 bundle available - save upto £3.01! Optiarc 58 £13.96 Ex. VAT
£16.41 Inc. VAT

Coolermaster Mystique 631S Silver Steel Mid Tower Case - No PSU
5 in stock
quickfind:129208
free delivery
£55.30
£64.98 inc VAT

Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W PSU
Found in: Power Supplies»Antec
QuickFind Code: 129283 | Mfr part #: 0761345 07991 4
Antec 15 £125.08 Ex. VAT
£146.97 Inc. VAT

Zalman Reserator XT TITANIUM edition Hybrid Liquid Cooling system
Found in: Water Cooling»Water Cooling Kits
QuickFind Code: 130717 | Mfr part #: RESERATORXT TITANIUM
Zalman 11 £204.24 Ex. VAT
£239.99 Inc. VAT

A4 Tech Black Silver Wireless Multimedia Keyboard & Wireless Scroll Mouse Bundle With PS 2 Connection Retail Boxed
Found in: Keyboards & Mice»Keyboard / Mouse Bundles
QuickFind Code: 130090 | Mfr part #: KB(S) 1527RP
(7 reviews) A4 Tech 552 £4.24 Ex. VAT
£4.99 Inc. VAT

Belkin Hi Speed USB 2.0 15 in 1 Media Reader & Writer Card Reader
Found in: Flash Memory»Readers / Writers / Adapters
QuickFind Code: 75786 | Mfr part #: F5U249EA
(8 reviews) Belkin 21 £12.11 Ex. VAT
£14.23 Inc. VAT

XFX nForce 680i SLI SKT 775 onboard 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Found in: Motherboards Intel»Socket LGA 775 Intel
QuickFind Code: 128582 | Mfr part #: MB N680 ISH9
(4 reviews) XFX 23 £119.14 Ex. VAT
£139.99 Inc. VAT

Grand total inc delivery and VAT:

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 124228 1516 in stock £53.49 £106.98
Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/SP2c - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - CD - English 132195 240 in stock £74.41 £74.41
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad Core (2.67GHz) Socket 775 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor with fan 119918 1 in stock £498.28 £498.28
Kingston 1GB DDR2 667MHz / PC2-5300 MEMORY CL5 1.8V NON ECC UNBUFFERED 091121 1021 in stock £14.45 £28.90
Extra Value Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card OEM 130449 186 in stock £252.75 £505.50
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music OEM Soundcard 112512 433 in stock £41.89 £41.89
LiteOn DH-16D2P 16x48 DVD-Rom Black Bare Drive - OEM 129551 306 in stock £8.39 £8.39
NEC Optiarc AD-5170A-01 18xDVD±RW DL Beige - Bare Drive 117542 58 in stock £13.96 £13.96
Coolermaster Mystique 631S Silver Steel Mid Tower Case - No PSU 129208 5 in stock £55.30 £55.30
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W PSU 129283 15 in stock £125.08 £125.08
Zalman Reserator XT TITANIUM edition Hybrid Liquid Cooling system 130717 11 in stock £204.24 £204.24
A4-Tech Black/Silver Wireless Multimedia Keyboard & Wireless Scroll Mouse Bundle - With PS/2 Connection - Retail Boxed 130090 552 in stock £4.24 £4.24
Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 15-in-1 Media Reader & Writer Card Reader 075786 21 in stock £12.11 £12.11
XFX nForce 680i SLI SKT 775 onboard 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard 128582 23 in stock £119.14 £119.14
(click if you have changed any details) Cart Total: £1798.42

Shipping Charge: £15.29
Subtotal: £1813.71
VAT: £317.47
Total: £2131.18
So more than 50% over the price from dell outlet with cheaper components and not guaranteed for overclocking. Self builds are history... the big boys have the market all tied up now.
#5
For comparison the 9200 self build would cost:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Energy Efficient 95W edition Socket 775 (2.40GHz) G0 Stepping L2 8MB Cache OEM Processor 131823 420 in stock £135.14 £135.14
Microsoft Windows Vista Business DVD 119950 110 in stock £188.93 £188.93
Kingston 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 CL5 Non Ecc 1.8V 091124 354 in stock £29.78 £29.78
Acer AL2216WD 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor 1680 x 1050 700:1 300cd/m2 5 ms Silver/Black 123955 1251 in stock £138.19 £138.19
Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM 131300 242 in stock £34.95 £69.90
Innovision 3D 8600GTS 256MB DVI PCI-E Graphics Card 126947 20 in stock £97.86 £97.86
Lite-On SOHW-1693S 16x DVD±RW Dual Layer Internal IDE (Black) - OEM 092095 1618 in stock £12.72 £12.72
Logitech 2400 Desktop 2.4ghz Cordless Keyboard And Optical 1000dpi Mouse - Usb 119974 30 in stock £26.45 £26.45
Enlight Black 26-in-1 Internal 3.5" Card Reader - Retail Boxed 125247 1003 in stock £7.64 £7.64
Casecom KB-7760 Black ATX Midi Tower Case - No PSU, No Case Fans Included 108280 929 in stock £6.29 £6.29
Extra Value Gold 450W 12cm Fan Silent PSU - 20+4pin 119226 97 in stock £13.54 £13.54
(click if you have changed any details) Cart Total: £726.44


Shipping Charge: £11.39
Subtotal: £737.83
VAT: £129.18
Total: £867.01

So a good deal but only saving 30% (note there is no motherboard in the above costing as I do not know the motherboard in the 9200 model)

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