Dell OptiPlex 3010 Desktop Grade: A ONLY £69 at Dell Refurbished
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Dell OptiPlex 3010 Desktop Grade: A ONLY £69 at Dell Refurbished

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Expires on 30/09/2019Posted 12th Sep
Get your hands on the Dell OptiPlex 3010





Desktop from only £69.
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Good for browsing and office work.


This unit features:

Chassis: Small Desktop
Processor: Intel Core i3 (i3-3220) 3.30 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 250 GB
OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Professional

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Cold, will not play crysis
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Might want to includethe spec
Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and doubled the ram and you have a good little PC/media centre for circa £120. Add a little but more for an SSD and they are excellent for the price.
I obviously went further by adding a low profile gtx 1060. Bit overkill but Display ports do 4k ...... So it would be silly not to.
Gas Monkey of Dell
Edited by: "o1nk000" 12th Sep
Not bad machines, can add a 2nd HDD (2.5 only) to the DVD drive bay with the appropriate adapter too. I just wish it could fit 2 3.5s
Cold, will not play crysis
Excellent pcs couple this with 120 ssd and it will fly, sold about 70 off these to various offices and n users can't beat these for durability they just go on and on, psu can occasionally fail but very rare,. Good general purpose pc
Postage is an additional £12, unfortunately
o1nk00012/09/2019 08:22

Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and …Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and doubled the ram and you have a good little PC/media centre for circa £120. Add a little but more for an SSD and they are excellent for the price. I obviously went further by adding a low profile gtx 1060. Bit overkill but Display ports do 4k ...... So it would be silly not to. Gas Monkey of Dell


Did you keep the original PC or replace that too?
Nice
Nice machine but Windows 7 is end of life in 4 months time, so no security or other updates after 14th January 2020.
Besford12/09/2019 12:03

Did you keep the original PC or replace that too?


Everything else original. Just swapped CPU ram SSD and added a GPU. It's very compact and got 4 ram slots as well. Only the usff versions have 2 ram slots
o1nk00012/09/2019 08:22

Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and …Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and doubled the ram and you have a good little PC/media centre for circa £120. Add a little but more for an SSD and they are excellent for the price. I obviously went further by adding a low profile gtx 1060. Bit overkill but Display ports do 4k ...... So it would be silly not to. Gas Monkey of Dell


7010s are great if you want a cheap machine for basic use, Picked one up from Ebay recently and put in an i5 3470, 240gb ssd in addition to 500gb already in it, and extra 4gb of ram to make total of 8gb.Total cost just under £73 and it runs Windows 10 nice and quick.
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 13th Sep
Jackdaws12/09/2019 13:06

Nice machine but Windows 7 is end of life in 4 months time, so no security …Nice machine but Windows 7 is end of life in 4 months time, so no security or other updates after 14th January 2020.


This machine will run Windows 10 though. You can still upgrade for free.
o1nk00012/09/2019 08:22

Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and …Had a couple 7010s for around this price. Added CEX special of an i5 and doubled the ram and you have a good little PC/media centre for circa £120. Add a little but more for an SSD and they are excellent for the price. I obviously went further by adding a low profile gtx 1060. Bit overkill but Display ports do 4k ...... So it would be silly not to. Gas Monkey of Dell


Hi o1nk000, Where did you find a low profile 1060 graphics card?? Did you mean to type a low profile1050 or 1650? I can't find a low profile 1060, anywhere. If you did find a low profile 1060, what power supply did you replace the Dell one with and how noisy is it? Thanks.
Edited by: "Noclouds" 12th Sep
Noclouds12/09/2019 16:03

Hi o1nk000, Where did you find a low profile 1060 graphics card?? Did you …Hi o1nk000, Where did you find a low profile 1060 graphics card?? Did you mean to type a low profile1050 or 1650? I can't find a low profile 1060, anywhere. If you did find a low profile 1060, what power supply did you replace the Dell one with and how noisy is it? Thanks.


Gtx 1050. Sorry. Sausage fingers. That was the best one out at the time. Only other options were a gt1030 or 730. Wanted 4k viewing so those weren't an option. I went one step further though. I wasn't happy with the Dell fan, so noctua'd the thing with a low profile. Threw the Dell fan shroud away as well.
If I buy this can I put in my 120gb SSD with windows 10 installed and it'll all work ok?
Umboma12/09/2019 18:15

If I buy this can I put in my 120gb SSD with windows 10 installed and …If I buy this can I put in my 120gb SSD with windows 10 installed and it'll all work ok?


You can buy an SSD and once its installed in the computer you can then install Windows 10.
I have an existing SSD with windows already on it, so just plug it in and off you go.
Edited by: "Umboma" 12th Sep
Umboma12/09/2019 20:56

I have an exsiting SSD with windows already on it, so just plug it in and …I have an exsiting SSD with windows already on it, so just plug it in and off you go.


I’ll buy it
Had two of these. Both died after about 18 months.
Jackdaws12/09/2019 13:06

Nice machine but Windows 7 is end of life in 4 months time, so no security …Nice machine but Windows 7 is end of life in 4 months time, so no security or other updates after 14th January 2020.


You can use the windows 7 licence to upgrade to windows 10, do it everyday
Umboma12/09/2019 20:56

I have an existing SSD with windows already on it, so just plug it in and …I have an existing SSD with windows already on it, so just plug it in and off you go.


Yes only need tip update drivers
o1nk00012/09/2019 17:03

Gtx 1050. Sorry. Sausage fingers. That was the best one out at the time. …Gtx 1050. Sorry. Sausage fingers. That was the best one out at the time. Only other options were a gt1030 or 730. Wanted 4k viewing so those weren't an option. I went one step further though. I wasn't happy with the Dell fan, so noctua'd the thing with a low profile. Threw the Dell fan shroud away as well.



Fun stuff! Please note, most of what I have written below is off-topic to the Dell, relating to my modifying a Lenovo Thinkserver TS140 base unit, that hotukdeals helped me find, to a gaming/productivity desktop PC, perhaps it might interest someone as the TS140 often featured in hotukdeals and now occasionally appears on sale as reconditioned.

I keep hoping to come across an Optiplex with an i7 4790 at a bargain price, as a stopgap to hopefully something better at a later date. At the moment, I am using a Lenovo Thinserver TS140 which has an i5 4th gen equivilent Xeon CPU. I managed to get it working as a Windows gaming PC/Mac (my old iMac broke down, so, in that I already owned the Mac's SSD, I put it in the Lenovo and used Clover on the EFI partition as a bootloader). The power supply my particular version of the TS140 is a 500W Platinum-rated PSU and fairly quiet and though within that rating it's not designed for multiple add ons, it works well for what I did. Everything works apart from sleep, which is a hardware limitiation of it being a server. With some help, I even got the P-version of the HD4600 intigrated graphics working, or at least at the time I was the guinea pig tester for someone who modded then modded his then HD4600 config file, though later I fitted a SATA to six pin power adapter to one of the PSU's SATA connectors, to power a MSI GTX 670 graphics card. It works nicely as a gaming rig, with none of the slight micro stuttering in games associated with some office base units, though it might well 'stutter' in newer titles, it's showing it's age a bit, now, but works well at low to medium settings.

I hoped to find a low profile RX 570 or 580 but neither appear to exist and the Low Profile RX 560 that I could order from the US via Amazon, appears to no longer be available (I need the graphics card to be AMD because newer Nvidia cards aren't currently supported, either by Apple or by Nvidia web drivers, in MacOS), besides which, the 560 isn't a great choice for gaming. I could got for a low profile RTX 1650, toggling in bios between internal graphics for Mac and the RTX 1650 for Windows gaming (but I imagine I would need a replacement PSU to get that working without issue/stuttering).

I like the idea of replacing the CPU fan with a Noctua. The CPU fan in the Lenovo TS140 is quite loud, when the CPU is under load.

Anyway, Dell, HP, Lenovo, provided you follow basic safety protocols, and in that there are Youtube videos that can help, there's something satisfying about repurposing old tech that might otherwise end up in landfill. A bit frustrating not to be able to find American level used prices. I keep hearing about people who shop at university stores at very low price for used computers but can't find universities over here doing the same!

Getting back on topic - heat added.
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