DELL GX620 PENTIUM DUAL CORE 3GHZ COMPLETE PC SYSTEM - 17 INCH DELL LCD MONITOR - £119.99 @ Bigpockets
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DELL GX620 PENTIUM DUAL CORE 3GHZ COMPLETE PC SYSTEM - 17 INCH DELL LCD MONITOR - £119.99 @ Bigpockets

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Found 7th Sep 2012
Bigpockets deal

Supplied complete (including all cables) and are ready to run as soon as your receive them

DELIVERED FREE TO UK MAINLAND!
We can only ship to mainland Britan.



SPECIFICATION:
Windows XP Pro Installed (+ license and recovery disc
Intel Pentium Dual Core 3GHz Processor
1GB DDR2 Ram (supports 4GB)
80GB HDD
DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Integrated Intel GMA950 video chipset
Integrated Intel ICH7 AC'97 audio chipset
No floppy drive

Motherboard Features:
One (1) PCI slot
One (1) PCI Express x16 slot
Four (4) DIMM sockets
8 x USB 2.0
10/100 Lan, 56k Modem
Parallel, Serial, VGA
2 x Mic, 1 x Headphone , 1 Audio in, 1 x Audio Out

Keyboard & Mouse + VGA cable and 2 x Power cables

Additional:
17" Matching Dell LCD Monitor (model may vary)
1 x Keyboard
1 x Mouse

Note: Power/VGA cables aren't supplied

Reconditioned, not brand new
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Hmmm bit unsure if it's much of a deal- not bad for an office or internet PC although it's a Pentium 4 so not great compared to a Core2duo, but I don't think it's a mega deal for a fairly old second hand PC and monitor.... these must be 5 to 6 years old.

confusing that is says all cables supplied but says Power/VGA cables aren't supplied at the bottom.

Edit: yeah looks like these were sold from mid 2006 so they're getting on a bit.



Edited by: "spannerzone" 7th Sep 2012
Looks good for the money and with 6 months warranty!
Ideal for students and people who can't afford the latest must have pc.

Voted hot.
this is likely a pentium D 930 which has a similar performance to a dual core Atom

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

even as an office machine with limited future XP support I would give it a swerve, similar stuff on a well know auction site for 2/3rds of this price (bin inc del) I don't think I would buy one at that price either
Banned
Not really powerful enough for an enjoyable browsing experience
These are horrible machines when you compare them with any Core 2 Duo, under-powered and insanely inefficient. Take the above advice and load up the auction site, you'll possibly even find a C2D laptop for this price from one of the more reputable sellers.
These are the same pcs I used in college. They are only ment for microsoft word and internet browsing.
Original Poster
its ideal for someone that requires a computer for browsing and school work

its a cheapo deal with warranty which is more than you can say for a fleebay item
Edited by: "wanderer" 7th Sep 2012
wanderer

its ideal for someone that requires a computer for browsing and school … its ideal for someone that requires a computer for browsing and school work its a cheapo deal with warranty which is more than you can say for a fleebay item



Well a quick search on said site came up with a Core 2 Duo system (including a 17" TFT) with a 30 day RTB warranty for £90. This from a sell with over 10k feedback and a 99.7% positive feedback rating.
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Mascherano

Not really powerful enough for an enjoyable browsing experience




You obviously yet to post a deal here on hukd, so why dont you learn how to put a deal before you can actually comment on anyones deal
marko35

You obviously yet to post a deal here on hukd, so why dont you learn how … You obviously yet to post a deal here on hukd, so why dont you learn how to put a deal before you can actually comment on anyones deal



That's a bit of an elitist attitude? This isn't a good deal - for the exact reason he's pointed out, and given that web browsing/word processing are usually the main reasons people want a basic PC, you'd be better off looking elsewhere.
Could this run Half Life 2?
Hmm, guess you'd need RAM and a GFX card for it. I just want to play that Black Mesa game
These machines are ancient aren't they, so surely they can't be brand new? If so, why isn't that in the title?

edit: You can pick up a used one for about £40 off ebay. If these are used, then you'd effectively be paying for a warranty and perhaps a bit of reconditioning. I'm not sure that justifies the price tag but hey.


Edited by: "sotomonkey" 8th Sep 2012
We have very similar machines in college and they are quite slow. I understand that many users and daily use would clog these machines but I got to fix one and do a fresh install. They can't handle HD playback, running MS word causes stuttering and sometimes hanging. IE would be unstable when using tabs, Firefox does seem okay.
If someone is considering getting this then you should also get a 4gb kit of DDR2 667.
Typing the above heat added because for £100ish it's a good price for a complete system and if your not bothered about having a snappy system then this is fine.
DO NOT BUY. These machines are based on Pentium 4 chips so they are hideously slow. Cold.
No floppy drive?
Cold.
RoBad

Could this run Half Life 2?



Practically speaking no. It will run, but at a very low level of visual quality. Black Mesa is probably a bit more graphically intensive than HL2 so I think there will be serious performance issues even if you stick the settings on low.

Extra RAM won't help much and a graphics card will be severely bottlenecked by the CPU... You can forget about gaming on this thing.

What should I buy to play it (and other games battlefield 3 maybe?). I've got a keyboard, mouse and a 40" LCD.
Mascherano

Not really powerful enough for an enjoyable browsing experience



Blimey, I'd say a web browser is about all they're good for, so long as nothing else is installed or running! Fairly overpriced too for what they are...used old tat with a very limited customer base?

Seems incredible that these were the corporate standard a few years ago, used by the same people who actually complain to a helpdesk now when word takes 7 seconds (ages) to load a 65MB document while running Outlook, multiple browser tabs with Flash and Adobe plug ins (shudder), Excel, antivirus, Skype, etc. etc.

52919

this is likely a pentium D 930 which has a similar performance to a dual … this is likely a pentium D 930 which has a similar performance to a dual core Atom http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+D+3.00GHz

According to that list it's quite a lot more powerful than the nearest and latest dual core Atom, it even mixes it with some core2duo's and as for people saying it can't handle web browsing - don't be stupid. Still, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole as it's an inefficient heap of outdated tech.
Flambo

Practically speaking no. It will run, but at a very low level of visual … Practically speaking no. It will run, but at a very low level of visual quality. Black Mesa is probably a bit more graphically intensive than HL2 so I think there will be serious performance issues even if you stick the settings on low.Extra RAM won't help much and a graphics card will be severely bottlenecked by the CPU... You can forget about gaming on this thing.



Half-Life 2 came out in 2004 a good two years before this Pentium D 3.00GHz came out and it played perfectly well on a much less powerful P4's and Athlons before that. People really talk nonsense on this board.
I take it they wont deliver NI
simon1966

Looks good for the money and with 6 months warranty! Ideal for students … Looks good for the money and with 6 months warranty! Ideal for students and people who can't afford the latest must have pc.Voted hot.



As far as hardware goes, the only thing likely to fail is the hard-drive, and even then a small hardrive would cost peanuts anyway - so the 6 months warranty is pretty worthless. I'm pretty sure for not much more you could pickup say this - ebay.co.uk/itm…6e8

and a cheap screen, keyboard, mouse etc and get a much better user experience, much better spec as a whole too.

Tim
How on earth did this get hot?

If you do buy one, check the capacitors on the motherboard as soon as you get it. These things will be ex-business machines, and will have been left powered up 24/7 for a few years. If the caps are swollen or leaking, send it straight back as being faulty.
or better yet don't buy one, put the extra £50 in and get a better machine

easily build a used quad for this and have change left over.
Edited by: "ando" 8th Sep 2012
The whole thing is greedy bin fodder.

You would be insane to choose this over this: hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Don't worry, even my father is deluded about modern computers.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 8th Sep 2012
toaster

Half-Life 2 came out in 2004 a good two years before this Pentium D … Half-Life 2 came out in 2004 a good two years before this Pentium D 3.00GHz came out and it played perfectly well on a much less powerful P4's and Athlons before that. People really talk nonsense on this board.



Shirely you will agree that the GMA950 with any CPU will struggle to attain playable frame rates on HL2 even on low settings?

Ignoring the GMA950, I suppose you can stick a fast graphics card in there but the CPU will bottleneck the system to playable frames at about 1280x1024. Again, practically, you're not really going to fit a £40 graphics card to do just that?
Edited by: "Flambo" 8th Sep 2012
I bought the exact same set-up a couple of months ago on eBay for £80 delivered, though the processor was a dual core 2.8, everything else was the same. My advice, have a look on eBay before buying this one.
heap of junk
Avoid, pentium D processors are slow and sound like jet engines.
I've had one for a few years running as a DLNA server after adding a 2TB drive. Very quiet machine and suits this purpose well.
Mascherano

Not really powerful enough for an enjoyable browsing experience



For XP its fine. Remember when XP was released, almost all the machines came with memory a quarter the size of this and about 80% slower, with a similar spec for the processor.
marko35

You obviously yet to post a deal here on hukd, so why dont you learn how … You obviously yet to post a deal here on hukd, so why dont you learn how to put a deal before you can actually comment on anyones deal

What An Idiotic Comment
gazter

For XP its fine. Remember when XP was released, almost all the machines … For XP its fine. Remember when XP was released, almost all the machines came with memory a quarter the size of this and about 80% slower, with a similar spec for the processor.


Internet pages have become more complex, and for real life usage I wouldn't read too much into minimum specs anyway. Ok, this particular machine still beats that min spec, but for media rich webpages laden with flash adverts and javascript, you'll notice better performance on anything newer. 1GB of RAM and that video chipset are going to make for a lousy browsing experience. As others have pointed out, that Zoostorm machine + a 2nd hand LCD and an O/S license are far better value for money. Failing that, for a budget of £120, I'd be amazed if there aren't better machines to be had from eBay.

Don't forget XP's finally going to be EOL'd. It's been a fantastic run for what's turned out to be a stable O/S and Windows 7 has only just overtaken it according to web browsing figures - link - but people should really look to migrate ahead of the 2014 date. Alright, it's not going to stop working overnight but if MS stop supporting it, other software vendors have no compelling reason to support it either, despite the installed userbase.





Edited by: "Bossworld" 8th Sep 2012
ex NHS
well I'll add my bit, not saying if this deal is good or bad...but I got an HP DC 5000 SFF 3.0ghz (with hyper threading apparently) for less than £50 (with xp pro) 80gb hdd, upped the ram to 4gb for about £30, put in a DVD/CD RW I had lying about, got a £50 15" monitor (new), a £5 keyboard, £5 mouse, (both which do a great job).
So £140 (this was 3 years back mind)......& although the graphics are no good for games, for everything else it's great, no hanging no freezing no internet issues (no pages it can't load/display) and no problem with video capture/editing either.

tbf I have whittled down the running processes from boot to about 20




my point is, it depends whether or not you just want a cheap adequate pc, & for someone who's not pc savvy or into gaming, as a package,with warranty too, I think this is not a bad deal at all, & I don't doubt you could get better value for money but some folk can't be doing with all the auction site research & decision making for the sake of a few quid

& fwiw, I think my machine is about 2003 vintage,I don't doubt it's been on 24/7, it certainly has since I've had it, & nothing's gone wrong with it (Samsung hdd btw)

Having said all of that, I myself would want a Windows 7 os if I were looking to buy now, due to, as above, the xp support ending in 2014

Edited by: "dohc" 8th Sep 2012
Now I feel old.
I have kept a 2.6 Celeron away in a cupboard ready for when my lad goes back to school and have been planning to spend £100 for a monitor to go with it.
The thing worked fine for me earlier in the year, I have played red alert/ unreal tournament and flight sims on it in the past. I guess only for use as a standalone or office as they say.
Guess mine is going in the bin (or the appropriate recycle facility)
Weren't these the Dells that had issues with popped capacitors ?
taffyjock1

Weren't these the Dells that had issues with popped capacitors ?



Quite likely
badcaps.net/for…055

But saying that any PC from 2000 to about 2009 seems to be a potential for bad caps. My Dell Dimension E520 (a quality built BTX machine) has 2 buldging caps that I need to replace.
Given its has a warranty and a screen its not bad. But bossworlf comments are very true. I think it will struggle with more enriched web pages. We have these systems at work and theyre not bad. But a multicore pentium wiyh ddr2 or 3 knocks these for six. would these multicore laptops with warranty be better for a student?
morgancomputers.co.uk/pro…ro/
morgancomputers.co.uk/pro…ok/
There ae others to browse
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