Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop system with 18.5" monitor. 2.6Ghz Dual core, 3gig, 320GB, dvdrw, card reader, NOW has Windows 7 Premium. £349 or less delivered
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Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop system with 18.5" monitor. 2.6Ghz Dual core, 3gig, 320GB, dvdrw, card reader, NOW has Windows 7 Premium. £349 or less delivered

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Found 26th Aug 2009Made hot 26th Aug 2009
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305-D004516 Home site - Best price £349.00 Delivered.
Inspiron 545 (D004516)

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Inspiron 545 Minitower with Black Bezel
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E5300 (2.6GHz, 800FSB, 2MB cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
3072MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [3x1024]
320GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
18.5in S1909WN Widescreen Black UK/Irish (1366 x 768)
Integrated Channel High Definition Audio
Dell USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Piano Black
19-in-1 Media Card reader
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
1 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & Return

82 Comments

MikeT - looks a good buy, and I need a new system since my dimensions 5100 expired with a loud bang! It's a pity I cannot remove the monitor - what do i do with the old one? Question - is the E5400 a core2duo? It is referred to just as a dual core processor and I not sure how the performances compare. Finally I assume I can lift my SATA drive from my old system, along with its aging graphix card (PCIe) and transplant them?

paulus

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Without the monitor its £329 so better off having it and ebaying what you dont need.
Its a dual core cpu, you need to have a google for how it performs.
Yes I see no reason you cant transfer your old drive and graphic if you wish.

The E5xxxx are called pentium dual cores rather than core2duo even though they are faster than the old core2duos,They did this just to keep the pentium name alive and penny for penny this is one of the best processors you can buy, You Sata drive should fit straight in but you GC depends on its physical size and power requirement,

Great deal. Nice one Mike.

Wow, great value. Top buy :thumbsup:

Prefer the current ebuyer deal

any c2d inc 22" monitor for under £450?

soled73;6120737

Prefer the current ebuyer deal



whats the current ebuyer deal?

thanks, great deal, i was looking at the one without the monitor, but makes sense buying this for £20 more

Good deal and price.
Just wondering about suitable speakers for this model.
Any ideas please?

Very nice deal.

Looks good

Would my current Dell speakers be compatable with this deal?
They are Dell A 215 stereo

6% cashback at topcashback.

Whorny123;6122179

6% cashback at topcashback.



Yes but this will be on the price BEFORE VAT

alared;6122214

Yes but this will be on the price BEFORE VAT



And delivery too....

£17 off then through TCB, so it might be worth up grading the monitor to the 20 inch

alared;6122132

Would my current Dell speakers be compatable with this deal?They are Dell … Would my current Dell speakers be compatable with this deal?They are Dell A 215 stereo



Any normal analog input speakers like those should be fine, I would have thought.

If your pre-discount price comes to £679.00 or more, you can get 5% (about £25) off using 0XLHP207NKXXW6 until midnight tonight.

Hspin thanks a million for that.

No point ordering new spaekers if old ones will do.

any link with no monitor?

rodman;6125341

any link with no monitor?



The monitors only £20, you could easily sell it.

would this CPU be ok to crysis coz my bro wants a new pc for occassional gaming and everyday media. if he got this then put a radeon 4670 in it would the CPU be fine for most games? rep for help thanks

Coming through at £379 now.

lucas4;6128951

would this CPU be ok to crysis coz my bro wants a new pc for occassional … would this CPU be ok to crysis coz my bro wants a new pc for occassional gaming and everyday media. if he got this then put a radeon 4670 in it would the CPU be fine for most games? rep for help thanks



CPU would be absolutely fine for most games and everyday media and use. A Radeon 4670 would be OK for Crysis on low to medium settings I would guess, if you look below the 4670 is the equivilent of a Geforce 8800 GS.

tomshardware.com/rev…tml

Would probably recommended upping the video card to a 4850 which you can find deals on here for around £70 I think?
The 4670 would probably only play at low resolutions too, but would play other games at slightly higher ones, not but enough for full HD.

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Back to £349 again now

What are the Mobo's like on the dells?

If say in a year or two I wanted to put a quad core cpu in would that be possible? Sorry for my basic knowledge here!!!

GFunk;6130508

CPU would be absolutely fine for most games and everyday media and use. A … CPU would be absolutely fine for most games and everyday media and use. A Radeon 4670 would be OK for Crysis on low to medium settings I would guess, if you look below the 4670 is the equivilent of a Geforce 8800 GS.http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,2118-7.htmlWould probably recommended upping the video card to a 4850 which you can find deals on here for around £70 I think?The 4670 would probably only play at low resolutions too, but would play other games at slightly higher ones, not but enough for full HD.



ok thanx mate. just needed to know about the CPU. ye i wish i could stick a 4850 in it but that would mean most probably upgrading the PSU and i would defo need better cooling. at least the CPU is ok for games. thanx

ended up spending 430 but got bigger screen , n c2d 2.93 ghz ahhh well im happy.

tonyg1962;6119928

The E5xxxx are called pentium dual cores rather than core2duo even though … The E5xxxx are called pentium dual cores rather than core2duo even though they are faster than the old core2duos,They did this just to keep the pentium name alive and penny for penny this is one of the best processors you can buy, You Sata drive should fit straight in but you GC depends on its physical size and power requirement,



Looking at ]this there is a E5200 if I compare it to a similar Core 2 Duo with the same clock speed i don't see much in it. Yes the dual core pentium are cheaper but they are not better that core 2 duo.

The core 2 duo adds virtualization technologies, more instruction sets, power saving features (good for laptops) among other things. I'll see if I can find it. Also the FSB is usually lower. The virtualization is very handy if you want to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate and run in XP mode.

But ok desktop but id always build my own most motherboards take core 2 duo now.

Surely this is a better all round deal at £378 with a 20" monitor,more memory and bigger hard drive.

configure.euro.dell.com/del…54d

alared;6152871

Surely this is a better all round deal at £378 with a 20" monitor,more … Surely this is a better all round deal at £378 with a 20" monitor,more memory and bigger hard drive.http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?b=&c=uk&l=en&oc=D004603&s=dhs&dgc=AF&cid=5212&lid=122756&acd=ed71fbddc9680da682f301b0d383554d



I have been debating this for a purchase for the past month, and personally I agree, though most I have asked have said to stick with Intel rather than AMD...

Confused. :?.. as I need to upgrade my PC.

nj1Article here but wether you`ll be any wiser ---------------------------------

pcstats.com/art…331

alared;6158825

nj1Article here but wether you`ll be any wiser … nj1Article here but wether you`ll be any wiser ---------------------------------http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2331



Interesting article. But it now brings us to the motherboards!!
Which moterboards are there in both of these systems?

I don`t think there`s an answer to which of the two is "better", they`ll both do what most people would want for the money.
To me the monitor on the £349 would need to be upgraded to at least the 20" taking the price to £389.
So overall If i went for any "value wise" it`d be the AMD at £379.

they just rang me up, mines coming 3rd of September between 12 and 5

Is this deal expiring today (2/09) or on 09/09 (Thats what the dell site says but not sure if the free delivery will be valid till 09/09)
Thanks

Original Poster

macgyver11;6185116

Is this deal expiring today (2/09) or on 09/09 (Thats what the dell site … Is this deal expiring today (2/09) or on 09/09 (Thats what the dell site says but not sure if the free delivery will be valid till 09/09)Thanks



Good till the 9th I would say, both deal discount and free shipping.

Thanks for the answer. Enjoy the reps

I have been following these 2 deals(this one and the Dell Inspiron 546 Desktop) since you have posted them. I was hoping that that Dell might give a better deal than these two in the same price range but nothing has come forth so far.
Both these PC's are good enough for me as I am not a gamer and just do the normal browsing, downloading sort of thing.

Do you think that any better priced deal would come up or a better specs in the sameprice range. I have seen todays deal as well but thats a bit pricey and does look too useful for my use. I think I will eventually order this one only.
Thanks

Thanks Mike - just ordered one for a friend. Still got discount and free shipping but I think it expires today.

Keith
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