Bargain Desktop PC - Intel Core i3 3.3GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD DVD Windows 7 + Free Upgrade to Windows 10 £78.94 @ IJT Direct
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Bargain Desktop PC - Intel Core i3 3.3GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD DVD Windows 7 + Free Upgrade to Windows 10 £78.94 @ IJT Direct

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Found 5th Nov 2015
I think this is a very good deal and a bargain price for a Core i3 PC.
The processor is a Core i3-2120 which is a few years old but performs well. Note that these are refurb (ex-education & Grade A2).
From recent searches, you are looking at spending at least twice this amount for a new Celeron and that will not be as quick as this.
I have bought 2 of these so far and so far very impressed.
You can instantly upgrade to Windows 10 via the current free offer from MS.
These have loads of ports including Firewire and many USB. 4GB Ram supplied but can also be cheaply upgraded to 8GB.
Spec claims DVD-Rom but both of mine have arrived with Multi-Burners.
To get it for this price, use Discount Code: MED66 for 10% off which makes the total £78.94 including courier delivery.
Finally, note that this does not have a VGA port (instead it has the superior DVI) so if you want to use an older monitor, you will need to buy a VGA->DVI converter from somewhere.
They can be purchased for 99p from Ebay
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Good find, cheers. Thinking of buying one
Nice find .. you'll need to add P+P - for one PC it is an additional £6.99
Edited by: "alexq" 5th Nov 2015
not bad for the price... with Warranty: 3 Months
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alexq

Nice find .. you'll need to add P+P - for one PC it is an additional … Nice find .. you'll need to add P+P - for one PC it is an additional £6.99


I already added the P+P.
Total DELIVERED is £78.94
(Be sure to use the discount code MED66)
Stiffy1231

I already added the P+P.Total DELIVERED is £78.94(Be sure to use the … I already added the P+P.Total DELIVERED is £78.94(Be sure to use the discount code MED66)


You're right - I apologise!!
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alexq

You're right - I apologise!!


Not a problem - I just like sharing the bargains
do these use a standard layout mainboard mate? interested in moving the contents to a nice htpc case..
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maddogb

do these use a standard layout mainboard mate? interested in moving the … do these use a standard layout mainboard mate? interested in moving the contents to a nice htpc case..


I would say 'Yes' - Would you like a photo of the guts of the thing?
Edited by: "Stiffy1231" 5th Nov 2015
Don't need one, don't know if I want one.
But dang it my current only has a g860 cpu....

Bought 2!?

I hate HUKD sometimes.
Heat begrudgingly given, fantastic deal if the pc lasts a bit longer than the warranty
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k1ngchr15

Bought 2!?

Yeah, one was about 2 weeks ago and I didn't even know about the discount code for that one.
Now a second which arrived Tuesday...
Decent courier for mine too - was DPD which arrived within 2 days
Looks like a good deal to me, more interfaces than I'd expect for the price (e.g.Firewire and eSata), personally I'd leave Win7 on it.
With a passmark of 3870 these are still quite capable little processors.
Wanted a no thrills PC for my Nan, this should fit the bill ordered
GNKelly07

I run a i3-2120 in my HTPC and it's more than capable for that. It's a … I run a i3-2120 in my HTPC and it's more than capable for that. It's a shame there is no DP/HDMI on this, as it would have served that purpose pretty well. Heat added


DVI to HDMI convertor?
Stiffy1231

Yeah, one was about 2 weeks ago and I didn't even know about the discount … Yeah, one was about 2 weeks ago and I didn't even know about the discount code for that one.Now a second which arrived Tuesday...Decent courier for mine too - was DPD which arrived within 2 days



Sadly it wasn't a question..... I bought 2 aswell and haven't come up with a good enough excuse for the first one yet. But thanks to your code and p&p being a flat rate, its £75 each. Absolute steal for what I would argue is the best value intel series still (partially because of the spare parts lying around, partly because they screwed up the next gen by putting the voltage regs on the chip).

I bought a 2600k early on and these days you still need to be getting a high tier i5 just to get the same bench scores. Quite a relief when I found out even with skylake on the new platform with ddr4 and all the hype, the 2600k is still punching way up there.

The only problem with sandy bridge is finding a new dual pcie board for a sensible price. At £90+ may aswell begin looking at an upgrade path. Or a single gpu solution......... (obviously not really specific to this deal )

So is this thing capable? I need a cheap PC that can quickly run iTunes and project64, would I be able to play N64 games with no framerate issues?
Tidy little machine and worth the low price. Good post
if they accepted PayPal I'd buy one right now, unfortunately waiting on replacement card at the moment.
An RM PC? Thats the crap you see in schools, if this is a refurb its probaly had some snotty kids hand on it about 300+ times! Cold from me sadly
So no mention of a graphics card and GPU so no good for modern games? I assuem once you put one in it will be fine. Thinknig about buying it as an upgrade, currently got a 2.8 dual core with 2 or 4g of ram.
Does anybody know what hard drive interface the motherboard have?

Looked on web on a few places and indicates ATA 100, which I think is a bit old.

Thanks in advance
Edited by: "Chatz" 5th Nov 2015
My 4 year old PC at work consists of a Core i3-2120, 8gb ram, 120gb SSD and 500gb 7200rpm hard drive, nothing at all wrong with the Core i3-2120, it's still a really good processor today and has no problems with Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.

This seems a great little PC and of course you could add an SSD and more ram fairly cheap to really make it fly.
don't need one, so voted hot and bought one.
damn this web site!
totally do not need this but heat added, great deal!
I see they have limited it to 1 per person
Great deal!! Have some heat!
Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking for an upgrade to his slow revo r3610. I'm assuming this would wipe the floor with it as a cheap upgrade? Many thanks
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Fluffykins

A quid more at Morgan Computers: … A quid more at Morgan Computers: http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/product_detail/15746/RM-EcoQuiet-G-SFF-PC-Intel-Core-i3-3-3GHz-PC-4GB-RAM-320GB-HDD-with-DVD-Windows-7-Home-Premium/


I think you'd need a discount code for Morgan. This one has 10% off making it £8 cheaper as £78.94 includes £6.99 delivery
GNKelly07

I run a i3-2120 in my HTPC and it's more than capable for that. It's a … I run a i3-2120 in my HTPC and it's more than capable for that. It's a shame there is no DP/HDMI on this, as it would have served that purpose pretty well. Heat added



You could perhaps fit a cheap single slot GPU to this perhaps to add that kind of support. If you shop around the price could still be sub £100
Edited by: "adderrson" 5th Nov 2015
Very Plex-able...
CPU is way above the minimum for transcoding and there looks to be enough room to squeeze a couple of 5TB drives inside (may have to remove the 320GB and the DVD drive).

Heat!
Stiffy1231

I would say 'Yes' - Would you like a photo of the guts of the thing?



wow yes please, that would be much appreciated !
anyone know how many watts this idles at?
is it quiet?
friedchimp

Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking … Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking for an upgrade to his slow revo r3610. I'm assuming this would wipe the floor with it as a cheap upgrade? Many thanks



Yeah, without a doubt. Revo is an Intel Atom CPU. This is a fully fledged desktop processor with very serviceable integrated graphics for watching and transcoding video. You'll see a massive jump in performance, especially if you whack in an SSD.
Yes they are standard motherboards.

I used to work with this exact model of PC day in, day out. They are designed for schools and are almost bullet proof as such. Anything that can be damaged is easily removed/swapped out. Good bargain for a decent spec machine.

Any questions on hardware design/the PC in general, fire away.
Edited by: "dry" 5th Nov 2015
friedchimp

Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking … Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking for an upgrade to his slow revo r3610. I'm assuming this would wipe the floor with it as a cheap upgrade? Many thanks



Better yet, buy this computer for your dad and then take his revo and whack openelec on it and use it for yourself as a little htpc. I'd say that was a fair trade
no idea why but since registering this company has rang me twice, googling the number reveals less than stellar views on these calls.
friedchimp

Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking … Quick question as I'm not at all hot on pcs right now. My dad is looking for an upgrade to his slow revo r3610. I'm assuming this would wipe the floor with it as a cheap upgrade? Many thanks



Yup, while that's excellent at it's purpose (uber small physical size) it's a rather low specced affair. This would not only be a pretty decent upgrade but from shots of the internals in previous RM pc's they look to use a standard m-ATX mainboard (1 full pcie, 2 or 3 PCI/1xPCIe) so transplanting it over to a proper case and you can throw standard parts at it like full sized graphics cards*
I think It's also a Sandy bridge i3 (S1155) so will take anything up to an i7-3770K, assuming a regular heatsink can be fitted (and there's a bios update available for the mainboard it uses).

It's definitely worthy at it's current price but it's possibly got a LOT of potential too. As a minor point - S1155 motherboards are getting increasing rare. This as parts could well fetch over the £78 asking if you can be bothered to mess around stripping and selling.

I'm trying to talk myself out of buying one. Without my good lady to reason the purchase decision with I'd likely already have one on it's way





*I'm speculating, educated guess/deduction though


Edited by: "mercutio98uk" 5th Nov 2015
Original Poster
beastman

anyone know how many watts this idles at?is it quiet?


It is quiet - Its even called 'EcoQuiet'
make that three calls.
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maddogb

wow yes please, that would be much appreciated !


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