£299 INC delivered Refurbished Dell Precision Hex Core 24GB RAM NVIDIA Quadro 2000  @ Tier1online.com
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£299 INC delivered Refurbished Dell Precision Hex Core 24GB RAM NVIDIA Quadro 2000 @ Tier1online.com

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Found 29th Jul 2016
Same unit is available online from a few places at their webprice £399 (some at more) but I've had another spam eshot with £100 off the webprice DELLMONSTER brings it to £299 INC (with W10 Home and 300GB 15K drive) - personally a SSD is better but more their SSD options are more expensive than you can find on here so I'll be getting mine separately
CPU Benchmark of 7,602 so equiv to 4th/5th gen i7 (not quad)
24GB RAM
1 year RTB warranty (pay for more)
Waht's not to like? (I'm sure you'll tell me)

Promo code DELLMONSTER

45 Comments

amazing price.
I have this exact machine for a server.

some things to remember

no sata 3.. no usb 3

additional power options for graphics cards or pci cards very very limited.

its not noisy.

rear fan options limited, but not really needed as it has two 140mm fans in the front.

ram is great and triple channel

its a great pc, crazy value for money.

forgot to add

the vga card has two display port outputs.. ensure your monitor can accept this...

I have a startech active dp to dvi adapter which works great.

This machine is not supported by Dell for Windows 10 so no sound drivers etc

i would expect that its probably a normal sound chip and generic drivers may work...

failing that ...a 2 quid usb sound card is a good option or a 8 quid fancy 6 channel one with optical out.

i would expect that its probably a normal sound chip and generic drivers may work...

failing that ...a 2 quid usb sound card is a good option or a 8 quid fancy 6 channel one with optical out.

Not bad for anyone wanting to run a home server system with multiple VMs. Checking old reviews, performs close to that of an i7 3770.

Shows as £399

New2Deals

Shows as £399


Use DELLMONSTER for discount

back to the Neanderthal ???

Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets and listen to music?

also, with the screens, would you say it's better to buy separate if I want HD etc?

seabass888

Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets … Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets and listen to music?also, with the screens, would you say it's better to buy separate if I want HD etc?



​yes definitely..
massively overpowered I reckon.
let me check if its got hardware mp4 decoding on the nvidia card and the sound driver and ill post my results

ok
the onboard card is a soundmax card windows 7 picked it up with me having to download anything
its also got two additional sound cards for each display output over dp, or over hdmi in my case.

the nvs310 chipset card specs are available online and show that
mp2,mp4 part 2, h264, mvc, vc1, divx, flash video are hardware accelerated.

thats most of popular stuff you want.

sound can be upgraded with a internal or external sound card.

power supply is a 550w

polarbaba

amazing price.I have this exact machine for a server.some things to … amazing price.I have this exact machine for a server.some things to rememberno sata 3.. no usb 3additional power options for graphics cards or pci cards very very limited.its not noisy.rear fan options limited, but not really needed as it has two 140mm fans in the front.ram is great and triple channel its a great pc, crazy value for money.

I got this from Morgan Computers last week for £256 delivered (with code, now OOS) and I'd say that the graphics card options are OK - It has 2x 6-pin power cables, an 850W PSU and plenty of room for my 4GB R9 270x.
Also, the mobo is SATA2 but it comes with a SATA3 PCI-E HBA card which can run at 6Gbps.
The lack of USB 3.0 is annoying but it's a monster by most other measures

Interestingly, it came in Tier1 packaging so they must be the same company behind the scenes but Morgan Computers have better prices.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 29th Jul 2016

Not sure if I think this is a good deal or not myself. It's a lot of power but idle it's not exactly a low key machine.

If you are considering one, bargainhardware have a configure to order option to get more exactly what you want and prices seem on a par with some better bits and some worse so worth considering to get the best deal for you.

http://www.bargainhardware.co.uk/dell-precision-t5500-a-grade-configure-to-order/

For the average end user this I feel is a lot of money wasted on hardware they won't really make use of but for someone needing the level of power, this seems a solid base to start from.
Edited by: "Astec123" 29th Jul 2016

it looks like a great deal to a laic as I am. how many ram on the graphic card/

my nv310 has 3.5G available .. not sure if its correct
thats a lot of memory!

BubaMan

I got this from Morgan Computers last week for £256 delivered (with code, … I got this from Morgan Computers last week for £256 delivered (with code, now OOS) and I'd say that the graphics card options are OK - It has 2x 6-pin power cables, an 850W PSU and plenty of room for my 4GB R9 270x. Also, the mobo is SATA2 but it comes with a SATA3 PCI-E HBA card which can run at 6Gbps.The lack of USB 3.0 is annoying but it's a monster by most other measures Interestingly, it came in Tier1 packaging so they must be the same company behind the scenes but Morgan Computers have better prices.



If I bought this PC and stuck in the sand card as you, would this make for a good gaming PC?

all that ram would be good for heavy photoshop or video editing

gchild

If I bought this PC and stuck in the sand card as you, would this make … If I bought this PC and stuck in the sand card as you, would this make for a good gaming PC?

It's doing very well for me but I've swapped the GPU for a much better one... The CPU is a little dated but still quite capable and there's not many games that want more than 24GB RAM
I've stuck a 240GB SSD on the HBA which does take some time to initialise but it's plain sailing after that.
The BIOS pre-dates UEFI so you won't get secure boot working but Windows 10 is at home on the system.
I've stuck the Quadro 2000 (mine has 2xDP & 1xDVI) in another system and it seems to be doing OK on Windows 10.
Sound through DP is a bit iffy but it always has been with my setup (HDMI switch into DVI monitor) - it detects the monitor's DVI & assumes there's no sound capabilities.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 29th Jul 2016

BubaMan

It's doing very well for me but I've swapped the GPU for a much better … It's doing very well for me but I've swapped the GPU for a much better one... The CPU is a little dated but still quite capable and there's not many games that want more than 24GB RAM I've stuck a 240GB SSD on the HBA which does take some time to initialise but it's plain sailing after that. The BIOS pre-dates UEFI so you won't get secure boot working but Windows 10 is at home on the system. I've stuck the Quadro 2000 (mine has 2xDP & 1xDVI) in another system and it seems to be doing OK on Windows 10. Sound through DP is a bit iffy but it always has been with my setup (HDMI switch into DVI monitor) - it detects the monitor's DVI & assumes there's no sound capabilities.



Thanks. What gpu did you go for so I can price this all up?

Would this be any good as a VMWare ESXi/lab box?

Will this be good for audio production or should i get an i7 3770k or 4770k build?

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seabass888

Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets … Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets and listen to music?also, with the screens, would you say it's better to buy separate if I want HD etc?




No, massive overkill. Plus it's big and power hungry. You would be much better getting an Intel i3 pc system

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gchild

If I bought this PC and stuck in the sand card as you, would this make … If I bought this PC and stuck in the sand card as you, would this make for a good gaming PC?



No, the graphics card is not for gaming! It will suck at it. This machine is build specifically for editing/server/office type work. You would need to buy a new graphics card

We have these machines at work and they so get noisy when using graphics card. If you plug in your headphones in the jack and they have slight static charge on them, it will blue screen this PC and shut down because the Dell tower is not earthed.

rmantech

Will this be good for audio production or should i get an i7 3770k or … Will this be good for audio production or should i get an i7 3770k or 4770k build?



​well single core performance is less ... but you will get 6 powerful cores.

I understand some audio programs are multi threaded now.

if you happen to use one thats multithreaded.. you will not get this performance for this money....

seabass888

Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets … Is this suitable for someone who just wants to browse, use spreadsheets and listen to music?also, with the screens, would you say it's better to buy separate if I want HD etc?


No its not suitable, its crazily over-specced for basic computing -- not to mention the power consumption and therefore running costs, heat, size of machine -- you'd be far better off with a 'standard' desktop if that is your usage/requirements.

polarbaba

​well single core performance is less ... but you will get 6 powerful c … ​well single core performance is less ... but you will get 6 powerful cores.I understand some audio programs are multi threaded now.if you happen to use one thats multithreaded.. you will not get this performance for this money....



Thanks if its not multithreaded is single core performance much less?

depends on the cpu ( different generations have varying ipc's for particular cpu instructions) you are using the the exact instructions

looks like an impressive pc. how would this fair for use in Cubase or Xpand ?

crazy good deal. bare in mind you won't be gaming on this but as a workstation its a very good deal for the price; or even a server but you will probably need some more hdd's. bare in mind it uses sas drives not sata

don't really see a good deal with these ancient parts

yoyo59

don't really see a good deal with these ancient parts



​I have installed a sata 3 card and another usb3 card in my workstation.
working great. very inexpensive.

gchild

Thanks. What gpu did you go for so I can price this all up?

It depends on your needs...
Broadly speaking, you can "game" on a £50 card... spend over £100 and you'll get 1080p on medium settings, spend £150+ and you can push that up to high. Anything above that is for enthusiasts imo and this isn't the right rig for those cards.

I have a 4GB R9 270x that I picked up for a song a few years back but it's probably not the best bang-for-buck card available right now.
Maybe someone else has a current opinion on GPUs...?
Edited by: "BubaMan" 1st Aug 2016

Hey I have some questions about this machine would this be able to run GTA V well on Low Settings? Also what version on windows works well on this? And does this have an HDMI port on it?

£399 now

BubaMan

I got this from Morgan Computers last week for £256 delivered (with code, … I got this from Morgan Computers last week for £256 delivered (with code, now OOS) and I'd say that the graphics card options are OK - It has 2x 6-pin power cables, an 850W PSU and plenty of room for my 4GB R9 270x. Also, the mobo is SATA2 but it comes with a SATA3 PCI-E HBA card which can run at 6Gbps.The lack of USB 3.0 is annoying but it's a monster by most other measures :)Interestingly, it came in Tier1 packaging so they must be the same company behind the scenes but Morgan Computers have better prices.


Morgan Computers seems to have stock. Could you share the code?

diegomanas

Morgan Computers seems to have stock. Could you share the code?

It's "det55" but they've upped their price of the system to £400 (was £350) so it makes no difference now... in fact, it's more expensive on MC including delivery

stuartconnolly7547

£399 now


I just tried it with the code DELLMONSTER (as stated) and got the £299 price.

BubaMan

It depends on your needs...Broadly speaking, you can "game" on a £50 … It depends on your needs...Broadly speaking, you can "game" on a £50 card... spend over £100 and you'll get 1080p on medium settings, spend £150+ and you can push that up to high. Anything above that is for enthusiasts imo and this isn't the right rig for those cards.I have a 4GB R9 270x that I picked up for a song a few years back but it's probably not the best bang-for-buck card available right now.Maybe someone else has a current opinion on GPUs...?



​opinion only....

i think the rx480 based cards are amazing value for money...
and should be ok with this setup... especially if gaming at 1080 max.


if you are looking to game at higher res 2k or 4k or high framerate over 60... this is the wrong thread for you

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