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Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop, i7-4790, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win8.1 - NO MONITOR - £529 @ Dell
Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop, i7-4790, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win8.1 - NO MONITOR - £529 @ Dell

Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop, i7-4790, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win8.1 - NO MONITOR - £529 @ Dell

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Inspiron 3847
Operating System:
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) Multi-Language English, Swedish, Spanish, Norwegian, Danish

Hardware:
4th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Intel® H81 PCH
DW 1705 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 GHz, 1x1
Inspiron 660s Chassiss, MT, EPA Bezel w/8:1 media card reader
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 1GB DDR3
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
300 Watt Power Supply
UK 250V Power Cord
Dell USB Optical Mouse - MS111 - black
Keyboard : UK/Irish Dell KB 113 USB Entry Black (QWERTY)

Software:
Cyberlink Software for Windows 8 without media
Microsoft Office 2013 Trial, MUI
McAfee(R) 30day Trial
Dell SRV Software 1705
McAfee LiveSafe Consumer 12 Month Subscription
1Yr Collect and Return - Minimum Warranty

Original Price £668.99
Instant Savings £139.99 (until 31/07/2015)
Price now £529.00
Includes VAT & Shipping

I also qualified for NUS student discount of 4% which brought it down to £507.84

don't know why the link doesn't work.

dell.com/uk/…top

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Doest quite hit the "Cheaper than Custom Built" so its not that good a deal
uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/z…DVn

Original Poster

295X2

Doest quite hit the "Cheaper than Custom Built" so its not that good a … Doest quite hit the "Cheaper than Custom Built" so its not that good a deal :/http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/z38DVn



by the time you've added postage to your components (£3.99 SCAN, £2.99 CCL, £4.18 Ebuyer, £6.95 Aria, £0.00 Novatech) you're over the £500 mark and i'd love to know where you can get a legitimate copy of Windows 8.1 64 bit for £11?
for £30 more or in my case with NUS discount, £7 more, I'm happy with the Dell. sure, the PSU will reduce future upgrade options, but i'll tackle that in the future.

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elphantasmo

by the time you've added postage to your components (£3.99 SCAN, £2.99 C … by the time you've added postage to your components (£3.99 SCAN, £2.99 CCL, £4.18 Ebuyer, £6.95 Aria, £0.00 Novatech) you're over the £500 mark and i'd love to know where you can get a legitimate copy of Windows 8.1 64 bit for £11?for £30 more or in my case with NUS discount, £7 more, I'm happy with the Dell. sure, the PSU will reduce future upgrade options, but i'll tackle that in the future.


Didn't say it was a bad deal though, just said it doesn't meet the mark. Also £11 off reddit (r/microsoftsoftwareswap). Ive bought a 7 key and office software (Full retail) for very cheap and they work well.

Original Poster

295X2

Didn't say it was a bad deal though, just said it doesn't meet the mark. … Didn't say it was a bad deal though, just said it doesn't meet the mark. Also £11 off reddit (r/microsoftsoftwareswap). Ive bought a 7 key and office software (Full retail) for very cheap and they work well.



nice tip on reddit, didn't know about (r/microsoftsoftwareswap), thanks

Probably need a PSU change for "your" GFX card to make it worth it!

Not sure why you feel the need to mention NO MONITOR in caps in the title. Why would anyone expect one when buying a tower? You wouldn't say "PS4 - NO TV".

Also having such a powerful processor but a rubbish graphics card means this tower isn't much use to most people. Software engineers who don't game? That's about it...

Pre - builds as gaming machines are no no's in my opinion decent enough machine if you just wanna plug and go but a little research will allow you a much better and adaptable pc if you do a self build

danfango

Pre - builds as gaming machines are no no's in my opinion decent enough … Pre - builds as gaming machines are no no's in my opinion decent enough machine if you just wanna plug and go but a little research will allow you a much better and adaptable pc if you do a self build

Completely agree. I'm just saying that this processor is probably going to be wasted without a good graphics card. The processor makes up 50% of the total build, it could easily be replaced with an i5 at £100 cheaper, and I doubt most users would notice.

Sending Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and TLOU back via Chat











Oh wait

LocoMoFo9999

Sending Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and TLOU back via ChatOh wait

Playing games at 1440p 60fps on ultra.



Oh wait.

Banned

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
lol

needs to be stripped down and rebuild for better specs,cold

Not a bad deal,. but a 300 Watt power supply is not great.

I'm always one to build my own systems and have just shelled out, half way through an AMD build using the 8-core FX8320, so am biased toward custom builds. But, I have to admit, with that i7 4790 alone retailing between £200 - £250, that is one hell of a deal it has to be said. If I had the cash, I would have snapped on up.

Saying that now, I've just noticed "GT 720" and "300W PSU" that would have to be recycled...lol.
Edited by: "misterbartlett" 6th Jun 2015

These systems with their "dedicated gpu"

It's a lot weaker than the intel gpu. I waste of space, power consumption and heat (although little).

I have a ddr3 gpu from about 10 years ago, it was ok then , just about. I'm sure even that is more powerful than this.

These GPUs are a joke, they serve no purpose nowadays ( only exception being in say a micro server where no Onboard chip exists)
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 6th Jun 2015

The GPU lets this system down. Not a great deal.

misterbartlett

I don't know why anyone would want to "buy" any of the Windows operating … I don't know why anyone would want to "buy" any of the Windows operating systems now, because Microsoft are no longer charging for Windows. Windows 8 is the last Windows operating system you will ever have to pay for, as all new versions are going to be supplied by Microsoft completely free. Windows 10 is scheduled for release on 29th July 2015.


That's just not true- Windows 10 will be free to applicable versions of Win7 and Win8/8.1 for the first year of release, thereafter you will have to pay for Win10.

https://www.microsoft.com/EN-GB/windows
For a limited time, you can get a free upgrade* to Windows 10 when it’s available on 29 July 2015.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 6th Jun 2015

misterbartlett

I don't know why anyone would want to "buy" any of the Windows operating … I don't know why anyone would want to "buy" any of the Windows operating systems now, because Microsoft are no longer charging for Windows. Windows 8 is the last Windows operating system you will ever have to pay for, as all new versions are going to be supplied by Microsoft completely free. Windows 10 is scheduled for release on 29th July 2015.


source? free upgrading FROM win7 and 8 ( which you have already paid ), nobody said windows will become free.

Sorry guys, just deleted that comment right after it as I stumbled upon conflicting information. It's actually the first year free only, so please accept my apologies for the confusion. 1st year free only.

misterbartlett

Sorry guys, just deleted that comment right after it as I stumbled upon … Sorry guys, just deleted that comment right after it as I stumbled upon conflicting information. It's actually the first year free only, so please accept my apologies for the confusion. 1st year free only.


That's OK but you now have to buy Windows Vista as punishment I'm afraid
Edited by: "spannerzone" 6th Jun 2015

Original Poster

As other commenters have said, it's not really a gaming PC, it's a powerful workstation.
The one I bought will be used for photo editing, basic web surfing and video streaming, not playing games.
The processor and ram should be able to make up for the poor GPU, even using photoshop.

If you don't want to have to build the computer yourself, then it would be difficult to beat this spec for the price.

spannerzone

That's OK but you now have to buy Windows Vista as punishment I'm afraid … That's OK but you now have to buy Windows Vista as punishment I'm afraid



LOL, Now i just need to find the site that stitched me up and send them a copy of Windows 3.1

commenter14

Playing games at 1440p 60fps on ultra.Oh wait.

lol

GT 720 1GB

Very fast processor, it won't cause a bottleneck.

HELP?!

Is it possible to upgrade the RAM and remove he GFX card and HDD then buy please?

azocarbo

HELP?!Is it possible to upgrade the RAM and remove he GFX card and HDD … HELP?!Is it possible to upgrade the RAM and remove he GFX card and HDD then buy please?


There's no option to do this. Even if there was I doubt you would save much as it's already selling with a discount.

The gpu is in there for their mark up.

Your paying them quite a bit more, for something that makes the system worse
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 7th Jun 2015

tint34

lolGT 720 1GB

I was talking about PC in general. You'd be better off with the integrated graphics than the 720 on this build.

Can I just take the graphics card out and use the integrated graphics? I want to use a PC for video conversion and ripping

Great system if you're after an all rounder but the GFX card is weak, and that power supply worries me, 350w has gotta be right on the limit for this system

MydniteLight

Not a bad deal,. but a 300 Watt power supply is not great.


wow, only a 300w power supply, agreed. that is pathetic.

That PSU will be fine for the supplied hardware but leaves no room to upgrade the graphics I doubt. Dell PSU's usually give what they state unlike some no name crappy PSU's that say 500watt but struggle to manage half that.

Dell are using this desktop that originally shipped with Pentium, i3 and i5 CPU's and basic spec graphics, it looks like they've recently upped the CPU to i7 but not really changed any other aspects of the machine, so you get a basic PSU which is fine for what they ship.

This is a bit of an odd machine, great CPU for number crunching or hard core gaming but useless graphics for gaming and probably not great for video editing that can use GPU support.

In my mind this would be better with an SSD, an i5 instead of the i7. Performance may be better with the SSD unless you really use the full i7 capability which many wouldn't, so an SSD would give a much more noticable performance boost.



Edited by: "spannerzone" 7th Jun 2015

The graphics card and PSU just don't match the specs of the processor and amount of RAM it's got. Novatech have have some really good deals on gaming/business towers, and their customer service is great, they also do a 3 year warranty (parts and labour) that includes postage to and from you for something like £30 and covers PC/laptops up to £1000. Defo recommend looking at Novatech if you're wanting a new PC/laptop

And they don't pre-install stupid bloatware that slows your computer down like Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Asus and other common computer brands.

gavin1117

The graphics card and PSU just don't match the specs of the processor and … The graphics card and PSU just don't match the specs of the processor and amount of RAM it's got. Novatech have have some really good deals on gaming/business towers, and their customer service is great, they also do a 3 year warranty (parts and labour) that includes postage to and from you for something like £30 and covers PC/laptops up to £1000. Defo recommend looking at Novatech if you're wanting a new PC/laptop



Have to agree with you about Novatech - solid, reliable PCs and good customer service. In my experience Chillblast are worth considering too.

You shouldn't have to state a monitor is not included. Don't cater for stupid people. As for the deal, seems average considering it's GTX 720. You're better off getting 8gb ram and a better graphics card. And as someone has stated, you can go down to i5 for £100 less for similar performance. Plus PSU is only 300 Watt so even if you bought it with upgrading the graphics card in mind, you would also most likely have to buy a new PSU.

You could have an okay experience with this PC, but if you're into gaming i would suggest looking for a better more well-rounded pre-built, or building your own.

Edited by: "RyanBest" 7th Jun 2015

The fact that it's a 300w psu and a Dell motherboard only adds to the woes. Stick to custom building on this one

Man that 720 really is awful. I didn't realise that there were some newish desktop graphics that were worse than my laptop's 840m.

Good find elphantasmo. VIP Club Discount works on these, bringing the price down to £476.10
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