Dell Studio XPS 7100 DESKTOP AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.80GHz, 512kx6) Processor, 1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 only £748.10 delivered
Dell Studio XPS 7100 DESKTOP AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.80GHz, 512kx6) Processor, 1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 only £748.10 delivered

Dell Studio XPS 7100 DESKTOP AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.80GHz, 512kx6) Processor, 1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 only £748.10 delivered

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A Great price for this desktop PC with a saving of at least £569.90p .
Similar post 2.5 months ago with lesser spec (1.5TB drive) was £838


The system has the following specs as standard:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.80GHz, 512kx6) Processor
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Word Starter, Excel Starter)
McAfee® Security Centre 15 Month Protection
6144MB (2x2GB) (2x1GB)1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
2.0TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive Raid 0 (2 x 1 TB)
1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with Vision Black label
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burn software.
19 - 1 Multi Media Interface.
Dell Optical Scroll USB (2 buttons scroll) DUAL TONE Mouse
8GB RAM FOR £40 4 x 2 GB
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Card £70
Keep the standard dvd drive and buy blu ray writer elsewhere for same price as Dell blu ray ROM. £100 eg AMAZON




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Any comments welcome on this deal.
As far as i can see this offer gives a greater discount and better price than Dell US.

Why is there a laptop in the picture O.o?

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Just noticed myself.
A kind soul must have added it. I don't know how to. Can you remove?
Will add DESKTOP to the title.

Amazing deal - cheapest this has ever been!

Nice to see this price with the HD 5870, dell downgraded the normal ecode to the HD 5770 a few weeks ago.

The CPU & GPU cost almost £450 by themselves so this is a good price and don’t forget the cashback sites on top.
I’d put the CPU & GPU in the title so it’s clearer that it’s a good deal.

The link via DMXDimension is:


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Thanks Bryan839.
Tried speccing parts for home build and couldnt get close. Bought this machine with RAM upgrade and Sound Card. Looked at Cyberpower, Arbico and Palicomp but could not pass up this deal. My first Dell.

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Thanks Agharta for the advice. Will ammend.


Thanks Agharta for the advice. Will ammend.

You might want to amend the link also as yours goes to the Dell USA home page. Try the one I gave earlier.

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Think it's good to go. What do you think.

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Thankyou Agharta, have added your added details to this deal.

Im very tempted, please someone tell me i shouldn't buy this

No worries! The 7100/8100 series also has a really good build quality. Really can't believe the price of this, it should go scorching! Over £130 cheaper than all other past deals on this spec system, and this line was good value to start with (when this was first released it was available for £840 but with a smaller hard drive)

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bryan839, just noticed you had the previous post which i used as a template and updated spec where necessary. thanks again.
ps Can you change or add your nice pic of the machine?:D


I wonder what kind of PSU Dell are now using?
I'm sure they were previously using a 350w PSU in the xps studio 8100s recently, and that surely cannot power this graphics card. They surely must be using something with at least 600w now?

EDIT: just looked it up and apparently it's a 460w PSU according to a number of reviews on the web.
Not convinced this is that powerful TBH.
Edited by: "Villa" 22nd Aug 2010

"1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with Vision Black label "

what is Vision Black label ?

Original Poster

various reviews give total load with everything maxed out at approx 320 Watts. a quick internet check should reassure.
Vision Black Label is AMD speak for when CPU and GPU are suited to highest performance gaming, video and graphics processing and HD/Blu ray playback and editing and so on.
Black Vision Label is their top performer then Ultimate Vision, Premium Vision then Vision.
here is the link sites.amd.com/us/…spx


Bubba Ho-Tep

"1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with Vision Black label "what is … "1GB ATI® Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with Vision Black label "what is Vision Black label ?

Found this info for you:

Moreover, it's also the first time Dell has released a system using AMD's new marking campaign, Vision. Rather than get into what Vision means in this review, a brief summary: Vision replaces the CPU and GPU stickers consumers often see on the front of their notebooks and desktops. Instead of trying to figure out what processor and graphics card they need for their intended use, all they need to do is figure what Vision system would be right for them.
Four levels - Vision, Vision Premium, Vision Ultimate and Vision Black - means the new branding stretches across all performance segments of the market. If someone wants a basic computer to use Office with and send e-mail, they can get a Vision system. A gamer, on the other hand, would want to go with a Vision Ultimate or Vision Black.


Cool, so now I need to know what motherboard this thing has - specifically if it can handle USB3 and the new SATA 6gb.

EDIT: just found the following. I really should learn to google before posting questions

The Studio XPS 7100 built on the Studio XPS 8100 chassis that we introduced at CES 2010, so it offers a good level of expandability in a pretty small footprint. The motherboard features one PCIe x16 graphics card slot, two PCIe x1 slots, and one PCI slot. As for ports: eight USB 2.0 ports (2 in the top tray + 2 in the front + 4 in the back) one eSATA port and an optional 19-in-1 card reader.

Edited by: "Villa" 22nd Aug 2010

Original Poster

this review is comprehensive and details system load at mains socket and also PSU.
Should assist those who are unsure about system design (PSU)
Please read the review carefully as the systems performance is judged by far more powerful machines with multiple graphics cards and i think overclocked/higher end CPUs.

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Thanks Villa. If you can, read the above review. For the price this PC has outstanding performance.

Strange that the 6GB memory upgrade shouldn't be available anymore ^_^

Get Free Memory Upgrade to 6GB until 25/05/2010

Many thanks, you also answered my next question about the PSU being upto it. The main reservation i have with Dell is there insistence of using proprietary parts like motherboards and PSU's making them hard to upgrade, Well it was the case when i last bought a pc from them.

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Forgot to add. This system would have better performance than the review above due to dual 1 TB Hard drives in Raid 0 Stripe config. Allowing even faster read and write performance.


I am so tempted.
I think TCB and/or Quidco is 5%.
Definately worth the upgrade to 8gb RAM.

Toying with the idea of buying this - I was going to wait for the i7 940 to drop down in price at the end of the month (or so rumour has it) and build my own for around £1200 to my own exact spec, but this Dell offer (while not entirely in the same performance category) is worth thinking about for sure.

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Bubba Ho-Tep, that was my worry as well. Saw sense eventually as will never upgrade a computer. Will just buy new in about 4-5 years just like this time. All its hardware will be obsolete in a few years to come. the way technology progresses i dont want pay for leading edge. A step back each time is fine. Ive specced a machine that far exceeds all my needs now, Im sure i wont regret buying this.

Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Card £70

Am I getting my products mixed up?
The X-Fi Xtreme retails for ~£35 atm; why would anyone contemplate paying Dell double that to pre-install it

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Villa, I guarrantee 6 core will come into its own. The very top intels are hexacore and this will filter down the range. Once software programmers get a grip on this technologies abilities and strengths its benefits will be greater and clearer to see. AMD have stole a march on Intel along with its very aggressive pricing.

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Had a look online for Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Card and decided to get it installed by Dell. Various reviews and forums reported it as a very good card, others reported issues with installation drivers. Didnt want any hassle

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TehJumpingJawa, memory already at 6GB. upgrade to 8GB for £40
Your right about sound card seen prices ranging from £35 - £85 (refurbished) + del.

I'm very very tempted; though it's actually my Dad who wants to upgrade atm.....

Obviously he doesn't need such a monster of a machine(and doesn't want to spend anywhere near that much!), so I'm playing around with the idea of selling my current machine to him and buying this for me =)

Just have to come up with a fair price for a Q6600+BFG GTX260 OC+4GB DDR2(4x1GB)+SLI 680i mobo+650W SLI PSU+tuniq 120 extreme HSF+several 500GB HDDs+ Cooler Master full tower case+proven 3.2GHz stable overclock.

Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 23rd Aug 2010

Original Poster

Thats what dads are there for. If he goes for it dont let him see your tiny replacement machine with the turbo and nitrous (hexacore processor and 5870) haha.

I have been told there is a 20% voucher somewhere out there?

Seems like a great spec for the price.

You can purchase similar specs desktops on eBay but it now for about two hundred less. Worth considering...

I can't get the E-code to accept. Any ideas?

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Just to add, this is a very decent spec for the price... only things holding me back from buying it are restrictions about upgrading ie. warranty, psu, motherboard.... but saying that, doubt I would need/want to until the warranty ran out anyway, and then it's up to you what you do with it... just would maybe have to factor in the cost of new OS too when you do as it'll be an OEM license that comes with this, so not transferable after upgrade I believe.. unless it's something minor that you don't have to re-install OS for like RAM upgrade, graphics card.
I am so tempted by this, the graphics card alone is about £320

Oh, haven't even looked at a dell in years as I've always built my own systems for the past 9 years since I had a PC world comp that was crap... anyway question is:-

Do they put a warranty void sticker over the access panels? so that you're forced to invalidate warranty or have to upgrade RAM etc with them?

Voted hot! Just wish I needed a new PC or could justify one to myself

Not bad at all for one of these , they're quite new aren't they ? A six-core ?
Still prefer an i7 I think and a bit more than 2.8, which i have now with a Pentium dual core.
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