Dell Inspiron 530 desktop base unit. 2.2Ghz C2D, 2gig, 320Gb, dvdrw, Cardreader. £279 delivered
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Dell Inspiron 530 desktop base unit. 2.2Ghz C2D, 2gig, 320Gb, dvdrw, Cardreader. £279 delivered

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Found 19th Jan 2008Made hot 19th Jan 2008
Remember to reduce the warranty to minimum where applicable and buy via *Quidco for further cashback savings.

305-D015009 Home site - Best price £279.00 Delivered or *less.
Inspiron 530 DT (D015009)

Upgrade the CPU & Remove the monitor for this price

Intel® Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.2GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA/100 Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache
Integrated Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 3100
Dell Entry Quietkey USB Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Microsoft Works 8.0 - English
16x DVD +/- RW Drive
1 Year Base Warranty - Collect & Return
19-in-1 Media Card Reader

38 Comments

Original Poster

Add your own choice of Graphics solution from elseware for a reasonable priced gaming machine.

Upgrades:
Dell 22" Black Wide Flat Panel (E228WFP) - UK/Irish add £170.00
500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache add £15.00
16x DVD+/-RW & 16x DVD Drives add £10.00
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 - UK/Irish (QWERTY) add £10.62
IEEE 1394 PCI Adapter card add £10.00

Mike, am after a machine which will provide digital output (to hook up to an external surround system). I have one spare optical input and one spare coax input. Any idea if any of the sound options will give you this?

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Cuppa;1474406

Mike, am after a machine which will provide digital output (to hook up to … Mike, am after a machine which will provide digital output (to hook up to an external surround system). I have one spare optical input and one spare coax input. Any idea if any of the sound options will give you this?



Comes with just 7.1 sound on board, I would suggest your own choice of sound card from elseware would be the cheapest/best solution.

Original Poster

Inspiron 530 manual is here

Thanks, looks a good deal. Just need to decide between this and an XPS chassis now. Want to run Vista with 4Gb ram.

Can add a 500gb hard drive for only £15 as well :thumbsup:

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craigeeee;1474633

Can add a 500gb hard drive for only £15 as well :thumbsup:



See post #2

Ooops sorry Mike
Must remember to clean these glasses :thinking:

Hi,

Thanx for posting this deal.

If I went for a monitor and 4 year warranty, would the monitor be covered or just the base unit.

Also, is the samsung 22 inch monitor posted recently better than a dell 22 inch or vice versa.

Cheers

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gretgret;1474661

Hi,Thanx for posting this deal.If I went for a monitor and 4 year … Hi,Thanx for posting this deal.If I went for a monitor and 4 year warranty, would the monitor be covered or just the base unit.Also, is the samsung 22 inch monitor posted recently better than a dell 22 inch or vice versa.Cheers



The whole deal takes the same warranty so if you went for 4yrs then the monitor too has 4yrs.

Cant help on the Samsung re Dell monitor.

nice find, shame no xp home option :-(

droyden;1474845

nice find, shame no xp home option :-(



Does anyone know the chapest way to get XP by any chance? I'm a student if that helps in any shape or form!

What does "buy via Quidco for further cashback savings" mean?
How does it work?

sujed_l;1474971

What does "buy via Quidco for further cashback savings" mean?How does it … What does "buy via Quidco for further cashback savings" mean?How does it work?



Quidco is a reiable chashback site. If you go to dell though the link on Quidco, you receive 5% of the price back into you account. They do charge a £5 annual fee I think, but th the cash back you would recieve on just this purchase will easily cover it.

See: quidco.com/ or / and quidco.com/help/

I have been looking for a good priced duel core with 2gig of ram and this does seem a good deal. It even has Vista Home Premium, most at this price just have basic.

I have a couple of questions before I order though.

I will be ordering 2 of these system and probally upgrading one of the monitors to 22" is it worth phoning Dell to see if they will discount? Or wil I be better off with Quidco cash back?

Are these speaker worth having Dell™ A525 Speakers with Subwoofer UK/Irish [add £20.00]?

Thanks Rich...

Original Poster

Richy777 I would think that at this price there really isnt much in there for dell to discount you more than Quidco will pay, but ring them if you want to try.

The A525 speakers are a pair of small speakers and a base box with controls on, they give a quite good sound for the size though its not really audiophile kit ;-)

thank you very much

IS the price £239 as that's what I get when removing the screen???

anyone know of a decent graphics card that will fit this and support DVI ?
Also one that will run Microsoft Flight Sim X half decent ?
Cheers Craig :roll:

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abbott;1475128

IS the price £239 as that's what I get when removing the screen???



From the first post "Upgrade the CPU & Remove the monitor for this price"

If you dont need to upgrade the CPU as suggested then yes its cheaper.

Anyone know if you can get this without Vista for a discount?

I'm looking to run CentOS

I paid £185 for a dell with pretty much the same spec as the £285 here, with the dual core 2, at the start of January, the rents are looking for a new pc, so is it wise to just wait and hang on or does anybody think this is as cheap as I am likely to get a dell with this spec?

Thanks

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Merter;1475164

Anyone know if you can get this without Vista for a discount? I'm looking … Anyone know if you can get this without Vista for a discount? I'm looking to run CentOS



Pretty sure that dell will not sell retail kit with no OS and the chances of you getting a refund of anything more than £5 for trying to get them to take back the OS once delivered are also very remote. They I think would rather not sell to people who dont fit their business models.

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avfc456;1475177

I paid £185 for a dell with pretty much the same spec as the £285 here, w … I paid £185 for a dell with pretty much the same spec as the £285 here, with the dual core 2, at the start of January, the rents are looking for a new pc, so is it wise to just wait and hang on or does anybody think this is as cheap as I am likely to get a dell with this spec?Thanks



You can keep waiting if you dont need the kit now, you never know whats around the corner, this is cheaper if you dont upgrade the CPU.

I see the upgrade now - thanks

Do you think they are likely to come down in the near future? I'm not desperate for a new one but it would be nice to have a new machine to take care of

When is it Dell end of quarter / year as I thought they had better deals then?

Re: Refund for the OS.

I bought a dell desktop last year and installed a copy of Vista 64 that I had knocking about. I was offered a refund of £10 for Vista Premium that shipped with the machine.

Does anyone know what psu it has. If its around 250-300 will it take a half decent graphics card? Nothing amazing just something that will play oldish games like half life 2 at good spec.

RTFM :-D -- Post # 5

Can anyone recommend a decent 19" or bigger monitor that is better than the Dell one for a similar price - or should I stick with the Dell one ?
Thanks
Paul.

I brought a 19" HP from ebuyer for £132 2 weeks ago, 19inch, very smart monitor and I'm very happy with it, also great for the xbox

Original Poster

Just a quick tip here, if your buying this base with a 19" dell monitor included in the deal, dont!

The 19" SE198WFP 19-inch Widescreen LCD Flat Panel Monitor is on offer on its own this week for £134 so for £24 extra (assuming you have gone for the 1yr warranty on the base) you get a 19" TFT with 3yrs warranty.

I've noticed the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and the Intel Viiv Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz are the same price for the upgrade.

Is there a difference between the two and if so which is better?

Original Poster

mordicus;1479574

I've noticed the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and the Intel Viiv Core 2 Duo … I've noticed the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz and the Intel Viiv Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz are the same price for the upgrade.Is there a difference between the two and if so which is better?



Google Intel Viiv for more info on it.

does anyone know the delivery date on this

MikeT

I wanna connect my netgear wireless router to this pc

will there be a LAN socket so I can hardwire it in, or will I have to buy the wireless network card for £15

thanks in advance

Adamski

Comes with a built in lan port

Sootie;1506599

Comes with a built in lan port



nice one

thansk for the prompt response

how could I find that out without asking the question on here

I cant seem to find that out on the dell site
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