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Dell Inspiron Desktop 3847 Desktop @ dell.co.uk £369 or £332.10 with vip code
Dell Inspiron Desktop 3847 Desktop @ dell.co.uk  £369 or £332.10 with vip code

Dell Inspiron Desktop 3847 Desktop @ dell.co.uk £369 or £332.10 with vip code

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Looks to be a good deal for Desktop only with 4th gen i5 with 8BG RAM and graphics card.

10% further discount if register at dell.co.uk/vip - £332.10

Dell Inspiron Desktop 3847

Operating System Windows 8.1 64 bit
Memory 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx2)

Keyboard Dell KB 113 USB Entry Keyboard - UK (QWERTZ)

Monitor Not Included

Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 705 1GB DDR3

Hard Drive 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive

Mouse Dell Optical (Not Wireless), Scroll USB (3 buttons scroll) Black Mouse

CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)

Wireless Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0

Processor 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4460 processor (6M Cache, 3.4 GHz)



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- mishmash09

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Original Poster

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Looks like a bargain to me?

How good is this for gaming?

donny2004

How good is this for gaming?



It depends what games you want to play? For newer/graphic/processor heavy games you will need a better graphics card. Try this website and enter what game you want to play and it will tell you if it will run it. game-debate.com/har…705

How do you register for VIP status? Looks like you have to be a company before they will validate you...

...and why does it have a QWERTZ keyboard? Minor point I know but as it for a silver-surfer, I'd hate for them to have to spend hours on the support hotline.

There's a 10% code in the top of the screen for me...

i've just gone for it, came to £332 with discount applied (thats a huge saving). The Haswell i5 is worth about £130 alone. The only drawback is as mishmash says its will struggle with highend gaming due to the GT705 being a low end gpu. That said, it shouldn't cost to much to either stick a slightly better low watt card in and possibly upgrade the psu (ideally when its out of warranty).

For the price and fact that i dont play many games makes it an all round very capable pc.

I'm not really up to speed on current GPUs but isn't the old tech based GT705 slower than the integrated graphics on the haswell i5?

jordy32

I'm not really up to speed on current GPUs but isn't the old tech based … I'm not really up to speed on current GPUs but isn't the old tech based GT705 slower than the integrated graphics on the haswell i5?



the only other graphic options available would be the onboard Intel output which as far as I know would be a step down from a dedicated gpu (which the GT705 looks like a rebranded version of their entry level model)

riccom

i've just gone for it, came to £332 with discount applied (thats a huge … i've just gone for it, came to £332 with discount applied (thats a huge saving). The Haswell i5 is worth about £130 alone. The only drawback is as mishmash says its will struggle with highend gaming due to the GT705 being a low end gpu. That said, it shouldn't cost to much to either stick a slightly better low watt card in and possibly upgrade the psu (ideally when its out of warranty). For the price and fact that i dont play many games makes it an all round very capable pc.



Seems like a real bargain to me...... must resist

Can also use 1GXGB861$M2FWX for 10% off if you can't get VIP (expires 13/08/14)
Edited by: "mishmash09" 12th Aug 2014

Yes, I think the 10% code will be much easier to use than the VIP code.

mishmash09

It depends what games you want to play? For newer/graphic/processor heavy … It depends what games you want to play? For newer/graphic/processor heavy games you will need a better graphics card. Try this website and enter what game you want to play and it will tell you if it will run it. http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=2156&graphics=GeForce%20GT%20705#performance2value



Is this any good for Computer Aided Design / Bentley V8 / Revit / 3D Max / Turbo ...etc. Basically I am looking to buy a desktop capable of running most 3D Modeling softwares as well as video editing softwares such as Adobe Premiere.

This is a great deal but I can't stand Dell's website. It's awful - is there really no way to properly configure this machine? Would love to see what the extra cost for an SSD (or Hybrid SSD) is...

mishmash09

Can also use 1GXGB861$M2FWX for 10% off if you can't get VIP (expires … Can also use 1GXGB861$M2FWX for 10% off if you can't get VIP (expires 13/08/14)



Couldn't see anywhere to enter the code!

RedSkywalker

Couldn't see anywhere to enter the code!



Once you get to the My Basket page, at the bottom there is a Discount and Coupons section - you enter it there.

frogman

...and why does it have a QWERTZ keyboard?


That's most likely a typo, and it needs a keyboard so that you can type out letters, numbers and symbols.

h4hassan

Is this any good for Computer Aided Design / Bentley V8 / Revit / 3D Max … Is this any good for Computer Aided Design / Bentley V8 / Revit / 3D Max / Turbo ...etc. Basically I am looking to buy a desktop capable of running most 3D Modeling softwares as well as video editing softwares such as Adobe Premiere.



The CPU is fine, for rendering the GPU will be slow. For 3D Modeling it would be better to go for a dedicated video card for that task, so workstation graphics rather than consumer graphics. Nvidia Quadro or AMD FirePro graphics cards, not that great for gaming though.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 12th Aug 2014

hornets

This is a great deal but I can't stand Dell's website. It's awful - is … This is a great deal but I can't stand Dell's website. It's awful - is there really no way to properly configure this machine? Would love to see what the extra cost for an SSD (or Hybrid SSD) is...



yup, the only real options were software and accessories, all pretty useless really but if you can ignore that and just buy the base system, nothing stops you adding an SSD after. Plenty of the reviews on the page from users have done that. I've already priced up a reasonable gpu upgrade and possibly a new psu if need be, not too bothered about SSD.

donny2004

How good is this for gaming?



It'll be crap for gaming, I have an i7 with HD 4600 graphics, I've tried gaming with it, it's too limited, the GT 705 graphics are not as good as the HD 4600 built in to the i5 CPU. I speak from experience, this will be crap for gaming with the GPUs in this system. Don't let anyone fob you off saying it'll cope with gaming because it won't. I'm not a gamer anymore, just very casual every few months and I wouldn't put up with the crapiness of the GPUs in this system for gaming.

Can I use two monitors with this?

How does this stack up for 1080p gaming (with a new PSU and graphics)? Would it be decent value for money or would I be better off with a different system/build? I would be using in the living room on a TV so would really only play at 1080p for the foreseeable future

bug1baby

How does this stack up for 1080p gaming (with a new PSU and graphics)? … How does this stack up for 1080p gaming (with a new PSU and graphics)? Would it be decent value for money or would I be better off with a different system/build? I would be using in the living room on a TV so would really only play at 1080p for the foreseeable future



I have been looking quite heavily recently at buying a used Dell XPS (8300/8500) but they still go for about a hundred quid more with an outdated cpu. This with an upgraded psu and a higher spec gpu made more sense to me, plus the fact that its brand new. I only really play the odd game and certainly none of the new ones.

A self build pc (higher spec case, mobo, psu, fans, memory, video, hard disk, win7/8 licence) is always the preferred gaming option but would come at a lot higher price.

Edited by: "riccom" 12th Aug 2014

Will this be ok for playing The Witcher 3 at 4K resolution with ultra settings and everything turned on?

can this Machine Be Upgraded

fishmaster

The CPU is fine, for rendering the GPU will be slow. For 3D Modeling it … The CPU is fine, for rendering the GPU will be slow. For 3D Modeling it would be better to go for a dedicated video card for that task, so workstation graphics rather than consumer graphics. Nvidia Quadro or AMD FirePro graphics cards, not that great for gaming though.



Thank you for the info. I will see Dell have the option to upgrade the graphics processing unit if now then I will buy a dedicated workstation desktop as you have advised.

h4hassan

Thank you for the info. I will see Dell have the option to upgrade the … Thank you for the info. I will see Dell have the option to upgrade the graphics processing unit if now then I will buy a dedicated workstation desktop as you have advised.



You can take out the graphics card, and replace it with a card of your choice. In fact, the whole machine is upgrade able. My experience with dell is that there is no need to upgrade the psu unless you want to run a really really heavy duty graphics card - the sort of card that costs as much as the PC.

This is a good buy. To get the parts retail would cost more than dell is charging for the whole system.

Purchased! Thanks op.:)

Bought, thanks OP

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donny2004

How good is this for gaming?



Works fine for anything at all. Naturally if you want the graphics upto ultra then the graphics card isn't going to cut it.

hornets

This is a great deal but I can't stand Dell's website. It's awful - is … This is a great deal but I can't stand Dell's website. It's awful - is there really no way to properly configure this machine? Would love to see what the extra cost for an SSD (or Hybrid SSD) is...


Not any more - that used to be the big plus with Dell, but now it's more or less what you see is what you get. Shame - an SSD option would sell it for me.

Thanks, purchased!

Thanks, gone for this with the 10% discount code. Just ordered the Acer on the other thread from Dabs but have now cancelled it after seeing this one.

thanks, have ordered @ £332 hard to beat.

Ordered :-)

Extremely tempted! Although I'd have liked the option for 16GB ram just to future-proof it more and save messing around in future.

Struggling to justify it though when my 6 year old Core 2 Duo system still does everything I want!

Having been using a PC with an SSD and a traditional hard drive in tandem for a while now, there's no way I'd go back to one without an SSD. The speed difference is incredible.

When are Dell going to wake up to this?

Anyone know of any good guides to install a new ssd as the boot drive? Tempted by this and one of the cheap 120gb Crucial ssd found on Amazon.

hornets

Anyone know of any good guides to install a new ssd as the boot drive? … Anyone know of any good guides to install a new ssd as the boot drive? Tempted by this and one of the cheap 120gb Crucial ssd found on Amazon.


Not straightforward, unfortunately, and can be problematic with Windows. About time Dell (and others woke up to the need - and demand - for this). My PC came from Novatech (who have woken up to it) but I'm not that impressed with the quality of the PC.

Does the Dell case have a limit on space available for a GPU upgrade? Some of the higher end cards are really long.
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