Dell Dimension E520 Desktop, 20" Widescreen TFT, Vista, 2.13Ghz, 2gig, 250Gb, Pro Graphics Just £659
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Dell Dimension E520 Desktop, 20" Widescreen TFT, Vista, 2.13Ghz, 2gig, 250Gb, Pro Graphics Just £659

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Found 30th Jan 2007
Reduce the warranty to minimum for this price and buy via Quidco for further cashback savings

305-D02E07 - £658.99 delivered or less.
Intel® Viiv Core 2 Duo E6400 Processor (2.13GHz, 1066MHz, 2MB)
English Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Dell 20" Black Wide Flat Panel (E207WFP) - UK/Irish
2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [4x512] Memory
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
16X DVD+/-RW Drive
256MB ATI® Radeon® X1300 Pro graphics card
Integrated Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Internal 13-in-1 Media Card Reader
Microsoft® Works 8 - English

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Original Poster

Upgrades:
16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives add £23.50

2048MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x1024] Memory add £11.75 (saves 2 slots)

Dell™ A225 Stereo Speakers add £5.87 gets you started if you have none

Now that is a nice little package. Much better value than the media one you just posted mate. Can't really justify where Dell get their price on that one, but deals such as this one are what it's all about.

Just noticed the 4x512mb, they must be getting rid of all the spare half gigs they have laid around.

Not a problem to be honest, just seemed a little strange.

thanks just placed an order

so this is better than yummy and the xps one today? this is a minefield for the simple!

hi
this might sound really stupid !! but do I need to add a modem to this package for internet access.
when i go through the options it says no modem included ?I just thought they were standard.
:roll:

Original Poster

A lot of the systems now come without a modem as most people are getting broadband and this usually comes with a modem or modem router.
If you need a dialup modem you will have to upgrade to it or buy a stand alone external one.

jphccfc

so this is better than yummy and the xps one today? this is a minefield … so this is better than yummy and the xps one today? this is a minefield for the simple!



Yes and no, it depends on what you want your system to do mate. This does not have a tv tuner so you can't use it as a full on media PC unless you add one at a later date. If you want that sort of thing then the XPS is perfect, I have just realised how much Dell charge for their tuners and such so that XPS one is a good deal.

If you want a gaming machine then go for this one here hotukdeals.com/for…871.

If you want the extra screen size and a slightly more powerful processor that can still play all games (just not at great eye candy or tremendous speeds) then get this one here in this post.

Confusing it is, but each machine has their advantages over the other.

MikeT

A lot of the systems now come without a modem as most people are getting … A lot of the systems now come without a modem as most people are getting broadband and this usually comes with a modem or modem router.If you need a dialup modem you will have to upgrade to it or buy a stand alone external one.



You can virtually get a PCI dial up modem for free..I have about three of them in a drawer here..and an external one.

This is a good system..with a better monitor than the standard 19 inch version....good find Mike.

This is a really good deal , good find Mike :thumbsup:

Thank guys I think I will go with this one .

DEBULL77

Thank guys I think I will go with this one .



Don't forget Quidco cashback..I think it's 4% at present.

Quidco is 5% at the moment.

Suggest you take out the graphics card and throw it away and replace it with at least a 7600GT - then you have a fantastic machine that will play great games too.

Editor

Nice deal Mike :thumbsup: Thanks!

Is there any way of getting this deal but w/o the monitor?

cheers

Nice deal but does anyone know of the best deal for £500 delivered Vista Dell PC, buying one for a friend and want to get her the best value but budget is roughly around £500

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Are Dell PCs customisable on the inside or am I better off building my own?

ash_100

Is there any way of getting this deal but w/o the monitor?cheers

No. But selling the monitor on Ebay is easy. Have a look...

Vegeta

Are Dell PCs customisable on the inside or am I better off building my … Are Dell PCs customisable on the inside or am I better off building my own?


Very limited basically. If you're into overclocking goto Overclockers .co .uk But you change the video card, memory etc...

Depends on what you mean by customisable. I bought a fairly basic E520 last week, and have added 1 gig more memory, a 500 Gig SATA hard drive, a new graphics card and my old firewire and wireless PCI cards. Which obviously saved me a bundle on what Dell would have charged me for the upgrades.

But if you want to start swapping out processors, motherboards or power supplies you might be better off looking elsewhere

Original Poster

ash_100

Is there any way of getting this deal but w/o the monitor?cheers



I had a look for you but the deals without monitor dont seem such good value to me, have you considered buying this one and selling the monitor on? Its £232 on site on its own this week so you really should be able to get £150 for it if that helps.

Original Poster

Turbotrance

Nice deal but does anyone know of the best deal for £500 delivered Vista … Nice deal but does anyone know of the best deal for £500 delivered Vista Dell PC, buying one for a friend and want to get her the best value but budget is roughly around £500Thanks in advanceCheers


Does this slim desktop design interest you/her

]Go to Deal

305-D02C13a - £505 delivered or less via Quidco
AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
English Genuine Windows Vista™ Business
Dell™ 19" Value Flat Panel (E197FP) - UK/Irish
1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache
16 X DVD +/- RW Drive
256MB ATI® Radeon® X1300 Pro PCI Express graphics card
Dell 2 Button USB Wheel Mouse - Black
13-in-1 Media Card Reader
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft® Works 8 - English

friedegg

Depends on what you mean by customisable. I bought a fairly basic E520 … Depends on what you mean by customisable. I bought a fairly basic E520 last week, and have added 1 gig more memory, a 500 Gig SATA hard drive, a new graphics card and my old firewire and wireless PCI cards. Which obviously saved me a bundle on what Dell would have charged me for the upgrades.But if you want to start swapping out processors, motherboards or power supplies you might be better off looking elsewhere



Well by customisable I basically meant changing the optical disc drives, adding/changing hard drives adding memory and PCI cards.

Stuff like the processor and motherboard I'd keep the same though I would change the CPU fan to a more quiet one if it can be changed. What kind of power supply do Dell PCs use? Are they standard and replaceable?

All Dells now use main stream parts, including power supplies so yes you can change the PSU, they are not like they used to be.

Vegeta

Stuff like the processor and motherboard I'd keep the same though I would … Stuff like the processor and motherboard I'd keep the same though I would change the CPU fan to a more quiet one if it can be changed. What kind of power supply do Dell PCs use? Are they standard and replaceable?



No need to change the cpu fan as these machines are VERY quiet to begin with

MikeT

Does this slim desktop design interest you/her]Go to Deal305-D02C13a - … Does this slim desktop design interest you/her]Go to Deal305-D02C13a - £505 delivered or less via QuidcoAMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ English Genuine Windows Vista™ Business Dell™ 19" Value Flat Panel (E197FP) - UK/Irish 1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz [2x512] Memory 250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst™ cache 16 X DVD +/- RW Drive 256MB ATI® Radeon® X1300 Pro PCI Express graphics card Dell 2 Button USB Wheel Mouse - Black 13-in-1 Media Card Reader Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio Microsoft® Works 8 - English



Perfect m8

A Million Thanks Mike

Bought it there now , reduced warranty so £505 delivered, right on Budget and great spec machine, rep left

Much appreciated

Cheers
Turbotrance

Just rang up Dell and got a price of £525.80 for this system without a monitor.

You could eBay the monitor for more than £135.

Original Poster

Most times dell wont give you enough of a discount to make it worth removing a monitor from a system, your normally better off buying with the monitor and selling it on or finding a deal that suits you with no monitor.

thanks for the deal mike. ended up ordering the following needed to up the hard drive size and include the tv digital card! came to 823 in the end! hope its stil a bargain!

Order QTY Item Description Item #
1 List D02E07 Dimension E520 200-43907
1 Dimension E520 Viiv Core 2 Duo Processor E6400 (2.13Ghz, 1066MHz, 2MB) 210-16847
1 Memory - Upgrade to 2048MB 236-10169
1 Save £70 inc VAT 239-11446
1 English Documentation Dimension E520 with UK Power Cord 340-13964
1 Dimension Resource DVD for Vista (Diagnostics & Drivers) 340-14198
1 Memory Dual Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 533MHz DDR2 370-12006
1 Media Card Reader 13-in-1 Internal 385-10441
1 Hard Drive 320GB Serial ATA II 7200Rpm ULD 400-12916
1 DVD+/-RW (read/write) 16x max and DVD (Reader) 16x (2 drives) 429-12293
1 ROXIO Software for Vista - Creator / MYDVD 9.0 429-12441
1 FP/BL - UK/Irish Wide Flat Panel E207WFP 20" (TCO99) Value (DVI-D) Black 480-14221
1 Video card ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256MB DVI/VGA output with 1xS-Video Output 490-10583
1 TV Tuner Integrated Hybrid (Analogue/Digital) PCIex1 & Remote Control (MCE/Premium/Ultimate) 506-10019
1 Sound Card Audio with Dolby Digital 7.1 capability 510-10163
1 Speakers Not Included 520-10217
1 Modem Not Included 530-10564
1 Mouse & Pad Dell logo 570-10088
1 Mouse Dell Optical (not wireless) USB (2 buttons scroll) Black 570-10278
1 English Irish Keyboard Dell Quietkey USB (QWERTY) black 580-12325
1 English Windows Vista Home Premium 619-10909
1 English Microsoft Works 8 630-10933
1 UK Internet Service Provider (AOL 8, BT & Tiscali) 640-10270
1 English Adobe Reader 7.0.8 (No Recovery CD) 640-10399
1 Corel PSP Photo XI- 60 day trial 640-10540
1 Corel Snapfire Starter Edition 640-10542
1 Dell Support 3.2.2 (Vista) 640-10554
1 English McAfee 8.0 Security Centre 30 Day Trial Version (No Recovery CD) 650-10761
1 Base Warranty 680-16962
1 1Y CAR (Collect and Return) 680-16963
1 No Warranty Upgrade 680-16982
1 Dimension Order - UK 800-10122
1 Dell Internet Order. 815-10000
1 Road Freight Charge Per Unit 1-10 unit 990-10012
£823.50 Total incl. VAT

Original Poster

Looks good, enjoy it!
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