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£220 Extra Value Desktop PC, Intel Dual Core E5300, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, NO OS @ Ebuyer
£220 Extra Value Desktop PC, Intel Dual Core E5300, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, NO OS @ Ebuyer

£220 Extra Value Desktop PC, Intel Dual Core E5300, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, NO OS @ Ebuyer

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Price dropped down by £10 over the last few days.

Note: The is no operating system so you may wish to buy one or use windows 7, linux or windows from your old PC or the other way if thats your thing.

Processor

* Intel E5300 Dual Core Processor 2.6Ghz,
* 2MB Cache

Motherboard

* Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 Socket 775

Memory

* 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
* Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM

Hard Drive

* 500GB (1x500GB) SATA II

Optical Drive

* Super multi DVDRW

Software

* Operating System: No Operating System

Display

* Monitor Not Included

Input Devices

* Keyboard and Mouse

Networking

* Network Interface: 10/100M LAN, Realtek® RTL8101E

Dimensions

* Width 180mm
* Depth 450mm
* Height 360mm

Interfaces

* 1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
* 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
* 1 x PS/2 mouse port
* 1 x Parallel port
* 1 x Serial port
* 6 x USB 2.0 ports
* 1 x RJ45 LAN port
* 1 x VGA port

Warranty

* 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

42 Comments

Original Poster

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Original Poster

Add Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-SP3/SP2- Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - CD - English @ £62.16 (ebuyer.com/pro…048)

Still not a bad deal, but as prices drop on other products it's getting less value every day. With Intel releasing the i5 one would expect the c2d and dc to have a price cut so hopefully this will drop in price over the net few weeks.

Computerman;6222065

was posted a week ago but thread got expired … was posted a week ago but thread got expired http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/468818/extra-value-desktop-pc-intel-dual-c/



Yes because it got put back up to £230. When it was originally posted in May at £210 it was great value.

They changed the case? This one's cooler than the one I got about a month and a half ago.

just brought acer space saver £279 from comet amd 7450 dual core 3gb 1gb video 320gb hdd with vista premium and free windows7 upgrade
they also had another acer with 3gb 1tb hdd £339 but no stock

I bought this last month, there is no sound card in it
also unless you know how to add things in to the system this is not good buy

jinglebell;6223073

I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you … I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you know how to add things in to the system this is not good buy



That's because it has on-board sound?

Bought two of these units and set them up today. Running XP very quickly indeed. The case and CPU fans hum away at a very reasonable low volume.

i like the old case with buttons on top don't have to bend down to turn on also have got windows 7 r so free ,bought windows 7 for october £44.95 less tcb.was £219 when i bought and great system for the money.

jinglebell;6223073

I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you … I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you know how to add things in to the system this is not good buy



Looks like the Motherboard has onboard sound to me...
http://img.skitch.com/20090906-t2n5q8fh734ph9r7gfeq5itd4q.jpg

Am I wrong?

jinglebell;6223073

I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you … I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you know how to add things in to the system this is not good buy



The motherboard's supposed to be a Foxconn-G31MX-k, which lists "5.1 channel, Realtek® ALC662" in the specs. The images also clearly show 3 audio sockets on the back which seems to confirm that the motherboard has audio built in. That should be enough for most users; if it missing then surely you have grounds for misselling?

jinglebell;6223073

I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you … I bought this last month, there is no sound card in italso unless you know how to add things in to the system this is not good buy



This sort of cheap cut-down way of buying a PC isn't for people who don't know their way around the inside of a PC.
I can only suggest a fully set up machine, with OS installed in that situation, where selecting the right components and customising to suit you is done BEFORE it is built!

Looks very good to me, and sets me off thinking about setting up one as a media PC in the bedroom... again!

i connected up the cable for the speakers, but does not play any music

error message came back as there is no sound card, i dont know what to buy and how to install one

thinking i should have speent £5o more and bought a completely built system

jinglebell;6224104

i connected up the cable for the speakers, but does not play any … i connected up the cable for the speakers, but does not play any musicerror message came back as there is no sound card, i dont know what to buy and how to install onethinking i should have speent £5o more and bought a completely built system


Sounds like the drivers for the sound card aren't installed or it has been disabled in the BIOS.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6222035

Still not a bad deal, but as prices drop on other products it's getting … Still not a bad deal, but as prices drop on other products it's getting less value every day. With Intel releasing the i5 one would expect the c2d and dc to have a price cut so hopefully this will drop in price over the net few weeks.


Plus it has no DVI output and no second set of DRAM slots - cold for me. I build my own budget PCs, but the second set of DRAM slots is the wrong place to save - it will cost you in the future.

And if you are prepared to do it yourself, you can easily upgrade a PC to a new motherboard, CPU, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HD for around the same price.

Tommy2;6224255

Plus it has no DVI output and no second set of DRAM slots - cold for me. … Plus it has no DVI output and no second set of DRAM slots - cold for me. I build my own budget PCs, but the second set of DRAM slots is the wrong place to save - it will cost you in the future. And if you are prepared to do it yourself, you can easily upgrade a PC to a new motherboard, CPU, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HD for around the same price.



Yes it has no DVI not normally an issue at the low end for people and if need be you can put in a graphics card. As for the RAM, as most people wont ever upgrade the CPU and with the chipset and E5300 I cant think of a single instance where having more than the 4gb of Ram the performance increase will ever cover the outlay.

Well yes you could upgrade if you have something suitable to upgrade, but many people dont so a built system like this is good value (ish).

prolly need to download the drivers then the sound will work

How these deals get voted so hot so soon, when there was a 'better' Scan one the other day with branded & retail components, is beyond me :thinking:. I guess a ready-made PC is more important to people? Or, is it the keyboard & mouse that sways them

][COLOR=#123889]EXPIRED - DIY PC: Case+PSU, Intel E5300, Asus P5KPL-AM, 4Gb Corsair, 1Tb Samsung, DVD-rw drive = £206.99 @ Scan (with the free del option)[/COLOR]

Having said that, I've voted this deal hot the last 4 times it was posted, but I'm going to refrain from voting this time.

good price hot

jinglebell;6224104

i connected up the cable for the speakers, but does not play any … i connected up the cable for the speakers, but does not play any musicerror message came back as there is no sound card, i dont know what to buy and how to install onethinking i should have speent £5o more and bought a completely built system



Did you load the drivers for the onboard sound card, with the disc supplied?

Will the PSU in this system be able to handle a new graphics card (say a 9800 gt)? I'm looking to use it for gaming on a budget (obviously I don't expect miracles! :p) so does anyone have any advice?

Boosey;6227705

Will the PSU in this system be able to handle a new graphics card (say a … Will the PSU in this system be able to handle a new graphics card (say a 9800 gt)? I'm looking to use it for gaming on a budget (obviously I don't expect miracles! :p) so does anyone have any advice?

No, you'll need to upgrade the PSU for any card that will require extra power (i.e. 6pin PCI-E connector) from the PSU. You could probably get away with using adapters if it was a better PSU, but it's not recommended at all with a low-powered generic PSU that this system probably comes with.

Arguably the best card that doesn't need extra power (or a PSU upgrade) is a HD4670. These are ~£50 from eBuyer e.g. ]PowerColor HD 4670 PCS Edition 1GB (more ]here).

Welcome to HUKD btw

Cheers for the quick reply crossbow! :thumbsup:

In your opinion then would I better off getting the HD4670 or upgrading the PSU to a 500w and getting a higher end card? Or would the card be bottle-necked by the CPU?

Sorry for all the questions! :oops:

Boosey;6228215

Cheers for the quick reply crossbow! :thumbsup:In your opinion then would … Cheers for the quick reply crossbow! :thumbsup:In your opinion then would I better off getting the HD4670 or upgrading the PSU to a 500w and getting a higher end card? Or would the card be bottle-necked by the CPU? Sorry for all the questions! :oops:



Well if your going to go down the upgrading line from the start as a games machine then I would do a purpose built machine and not this one basing it around a 4870 which and down below £90 now.

Banned

Hi,

I am toying with the idea of getting this PC but read different reviews on how noisy the unit is. If anybody has actualy got this unit can comment on this e.g could they sleep in the room with the machine on or at the very least can they hear it is on whilst they are working?

I have a machine at home were I have to close the door to stop hearing outside in the hallway - but it is a very old machine - and wondered if I will have to do the same with this one.

Thanks in advance

Boosey;6228215

In your opinion then would I better off getting the HD4670 or upgrading … In your opinion then would I better off getting the HD4670 or upgrading the PSU to a 500w and getting a higher end card? Or would the card be bottle-necked by the CPU?


GAVINLEWISHUKD;6228272

Well if your going to go down the upgrading line from the start as a … Well if your going to go down the upgrading line from the start as a games machine then I would do a purpose built machine and not this one basing it around a 4870 which and down below £90 now.

As Gavin says, although it would depend on the games you play & your budget.

Most games are much more GPU than CPU-driven, & I know a few others (on other forums) get by very nicely with an overclocked E5200/E5300 (latter is on this PC) & a reasonably good graphics card - e.g. HD4870. If you're thinking along the same OC lines, then a good aftermarket cooler is a must.

DJRage;6228418

Hi, I am toying with the idea of getting this PC but read different … Hi, I am toying with the idea of getting this PC but read different reviews on how noisy the unit is. If anybody has actualy got this unit can comment on this e.g could they sleep in the room with the machine on or at the very least can they hear it is on whilst they are working?I have a machine at home were I have to close the door to stop hearing outside in the hallway - but it is a very old machine - and wondered if I will have to do the same with this one.Thanks in advance



I bought one for a non techy friend (had old style case like in other thread) if was quieter than her old machine but not great. The PSU is quiet enough but the case fan is a little loud, not bad but you can constantly hear it. You wouldn't want to sleep next to it put that way. I took out the case fan and upgraded the processor heatsink and fan to a Akasa AK965 (£12) and that keeps everything cool enough without the need for the case fan.

Banned

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6228812

I bought one for a non techy friend (had old style case like in other … I bought one for a non techy friend (had old style case like in other thread) if was quieter than her old machine but not great. The PSU is quiet enough but the case fan is a little loud, not bad but you can constantly hear it. You wouldn't want to sleep next to it put that way. I took out the case fan and upgraded the processor heatsink and fan to a Akasa AK965 (£12) and that keeps everything cool enough without the need for the case fan.



Cheers for the info - gives me more to think about.

siliconbits;6221907

Add Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-SP3/SP2- Licence and media - 1 PC - … Add Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-SP3/SP2- Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - CD - English @ £62.16 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114048)



Home edition doesn't support more than 1 processor (or processor core in this case)

If I brought a HD4670 graphics card would this play 1080p video smoothly? (also do they support dual dvi?)

Also does anyone know if the mobo would support a Core 2 Quad Q8200 (ebuyer.com/pro…933) if I wanted to upgrade anytime..

Cheers in advanced

alexsleat;6233708

If I brought a HD4670 graphics card would this play 1080p video smoothly? … If I brought a HD4670 graphics card would this play 1080p video smoothly? (also do they support dual dvi?)Also does anyone know if the mobo would support a Core 2 Quad Q8200 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148933) if I wanted to upgrade anytime..Cheers in advanced



Yes the 4670 supports 1080p playback as it has onboard HD decoding.

Yes you could put in a Q8200 (maybe need to upgrade the PSU if using a dedicated GPU) but why you would want to upgrade to Q8200 is a whole new matter. For gaming you would be better off with a E8xxx series processor. If quad core is a must then look at the Q6600 or the higher end Q8xxx or Q9xxx sesies. But by then you'll probably be looking at getting a core i3/i5/i7 or AMD multi core processor anyway.:thumbsup:

The E5300 is more than upto most tasks anyway.:)

JustExtreme;6231997

Home edition doesn't support more than 1 processor (or processor core in … Home edition doesn't support more than 1 processor (or processor core in this case)



Not sure that's true, there's alot of confusion about on that subject.

I'd want to see some evidence of that before I made a decision based on it, from what I've just seen on google it appears that people have got xp home running fine with dual cores using both cores.

This seems a decent buy but i'm amazed there's no drive eject button.

Benjimoron;6234307

Not sure that's true, there's alot of confusion about on that subject.I'd … Not sure that's true, there's alot of confusion about on that subject.I'd want to see some evidence of that before I made a decision based on it, from what I've just seen on google it appears that people have got xp home running fine with dual cores using both cores.



Yes XP home does indeed support multi core processors. The confusion comes that it has no support for multi processor functions (ie servers with more than one processor) not that you would normally or ever use a XP base be it home or pro on a server.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6234960

Yes XP home does indeed support multi core processors. The confusion … Yes XP home does indeed support multi core processors. The confusion comes that it has no support for multi processor functions (ie servers with more than one processor) not that you would normally or ever use a XP base be it home or pro on a server.



Ah I'm sorry, my bad. I should have looked into it better before claiming it as truth.

Hi

I'm looking to get this, and was about to purchase before foolishly looking at the ebuyer reviews and getting all sorts of worries into my head.

I will be installing XP Home edition SP2 on this machine, will it see the whole 500gb hard drive? I also have quite an old VGA monitor (until xmas hopefully!), would this be any sort of issue?

Whilst I am no technophobe, and don't have any problems installing an OS and drivers, are there any other things I should be wary of?

Thanks in advance

foreverstfc;6242436

I will be installing XP Home edition SP2 on this machine, will it see the … I will be installing XP Home edition SP2 on this machine, will it see the whole 500gb hard drive? I also have quite an old VGA monitor (until xmas hopefully!), would this be any sort of issue?

No problem for either, although you may need to use a SP2 (or later) install disk (or have installed SP2 in Windows) for the full 500Gb to be recognised.

foreverstfc;6242436

Whilst I am no technophobe, and don't have any problems installing an OS … Whilst I am no technophobe, and don't have any problems installing an OS and drivers, are there any other things I should be wary of? Thanks in advance

None that I can think of :thumbsup:

Crossbow;6248364

No problem for either, although you may need to use a SP2 (or later) … No problem for either, although you may need to use a SP2 (or later) install disk (or have installed SP2 in Windows) for the full 500Gb to be recognised.None that I can think of :thumbsup:



Thanks for your help, ordered one!

I ordered one of these on Monday, it arrived this morning (free delivery)
For anyone having sound card problems, just put in the disc that came with the machine and click the "Install Sound Card drivers" button
It seems like a really nice machine (in fact amazing for the price)... got everything up and running quickly, and as it's going to be a work computer, no need to worry about the lack of graphics card.
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