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Dell Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB), Win 7 Professional, 500GB, 3GB Ram, 1GB NVIDIA graphics, DVD writer
Dell Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB), Win 7 Professional,  500GB, 3GB Ram, 1GB NVIDIA graphics, DVD writer

Dell Intel® Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB), Win 7 Professional, 500GB, 3GB Ram, 1GB NVIDIA graphics, DVD writer

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19 Comments

Original Poster

Erm... why cold ?? This is the Cheapest Core i7 I could find on the net... plus you get Win 7 Professional...

the other deal for xps 8000 is better imo.

GPU isnt that great though.

heres the link for it:
hotukdeals.com/ite…i7-

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fps_d0minat0r;6773006

the other deal for xps 8000 is better imo.GPU isnt that great … the other deal for xps 8000 is better imo.GPU isnt that great though.heres the link for it:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/518355/dell-studio-xps-8000-intel-core-i7-




Thanks but that is £82 more...

earthlink001;6773110

Thanks but that is £82 more...



It's £82 more, but you get 8GB rather than 3GB of RAM, and in a dual channel rather than single channel config, so performance will be much better.

but for that extra £82 you get:

64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.
5GB more ram
140GB more HDD space

Original Poster

Thought ths might have been a good deal for people looking to buy a basic Core i7 Desktop with Windows 7

xenny;6773175

It's £82 more, but you get 8GB rather than 3GB of RAM, and in a dual … It's £82 more, but you get 8GB rather than 3GB of RAM, and in a dual channel rather than single channel config, so performance will be much better.



you posted as i was writting up the same thing :?

earthlink001;6773210

Thought ths might have been a good deal for people looking to buy a basic … Thought ths might have been a good deal for people looking to buy a basic Core i7 Desktop with Windows 7



thats why i havent rated it.

Original Poster

fps_d0minat0r;6773239

thats why i havent rated it.



Thanks.. some people are on a budget... like me... so was looking for a Core i7 and found this and to be within my budget... and the cheapest I could find around....

Original Poster

fps_d0minat0r;6773206

but for that extra £82 you get:64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.5GB more … but for that extra £82 you get:64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.5GB more ram140GB more HDD space




You can get the Win 7 64 bit at not cost... just checked again...

fps_d0minat0r;6773206

but for that extra £82 you get:64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.5GB more … but for that extra £82 you get:64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.5GB more ram140GB more HDD space


This also gives you the option of x64 at the same price.
It also comes with Win 7 Pro which is a £30 upgrade on the other system.
For those that require that it does change the comparative value for money.
I’d usually choose a Studio XPS over a Vostro which from my experience offer very cheap cases; my mother has one and the side panel makes an annoying vibrating sound.

Original Poster

fps_d0minat0r;6773206

but for that extra £82 you get:64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.5GB more … but for that extra £82 you get:64 bit OS instead of 32 bit.5GB more ram140GB more HDD space




640GB hard dirve you have to add only £20 more.

I wouldn't go with an i7 system if the RAM isn't in a triple channel setup. i7 is optimized for that...

InfernoZeus;6774117

I wouldn't go with an i7 system if the RAM isn't in a triple channel … I wouldn't go with an i7 system if the RAM isn't in a triple channel setup. i7 is optimized for that...


i7 is available for two desktop platforms and only one supports triple channel memory. That is the one that is actually designed for dual processor systems and was also released for high end single socket desktops. Benchmarks show that typically the gain in moving from dual to triple channel memory for desktop applications with single socket systems is negligible.

Agharta;6774284

i7 is available for two desktop platforms and only one supports triple … i7 is available for two desktop platforms and only one supports triple channel memory. That is the one that is actually designed for dual processor systems and was also released for high end single socket desktops. Benchmarks show that typically the gain in moving from dual to triple channel memory for desktop applications with single socket systems is negligible.



http://www.aselabs.com/members/attachments/upload/2008/12/30/2875.png
Quite a large difference if you ask me

InfernoZeus;6774334

Quite a large difference if you ask me


That’s comparing single to triple channel memory judging by the graph and also it seems to be a synthetic benchmark. If you have any real world benchmarks comparing dual to triple channel memory using desktop applications that would be of interest. You do realise that synthetic benchmarks are irrelevant?

Added.
See Anandtech for a comparison of Bloomfield versus Lynnfield (triple v dual channel RAM) - Link

Agharta;6774444

That’s comparing single to triple channel memory judging by the graph and … That’s comparing single to triple channel memory judging by the graph and also it seems to be a synthetic benchmark. If you have any real world benchmarks comparing dual to triple channel memory using desktop applications that would be of interest. You do realise that synthetic benchmarks are irrelevant?Added.See Anandtech for a comparison of Bloomfield versus Lynnfield (triple v dual channel RAM) - Link



Thanks for the link

InfernoZeus;6774865

Thanks for the link


You're very welcome. :thumbsup:

Forget what I said, re-reading the thread has answered my question
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