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Dell Studio XPS 8000 Intel Core i7-860 8GB Ram 640Gb SATA Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Studio XPS 8000 Intel Core i7-860 8GB Ram 640Gb SATA Windows 7 Home Premium

Dell Studio XPS 8000 Intel Core i7-860 8GB Ram 640Gb SATA Windows 7 Home Premium

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Studio XPS 8000 (D00SX802)
Intel Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB, L3 Cache), Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English
£ 589.84
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Item
Description
Base
Intel Core i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB, L3 Cache)
Memory
8192MB 1067 MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [4x2048]
Keyboard
Dell USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Monitor
Display Not Included
Video Card
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 graphics card
Hard Drive
640GB (7200RPM) SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English
Mouse
Dell 2 Button USB Optical Mouse
Optical Devices
16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write) (Win 7 Only)
Sound Cards
Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Speakers
No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Shipping Documents
English - Documentation with UK/Ire Power cord
Gedis Bundle Reference
D11SX802
Standard Warranty
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Enhanced Service Packs
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Order Information
Studio XPS 8000 DT Order - UK
Dell System Media Kit
Studio XPS 8000 Resource DVD
Accidental Damage Support
No Accidental Damage Support
Online Backup
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Napster Promotion
Free Napster® with 60 Free Songs and 1 year Free Music Streaming
DataSafe
Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic
Microsoft Application Software
Microsoft® Works 9 - English
Protect your new PC
McAfee® Security Centre 15 Month Protection
Total excl. VAT VAT Rate VAT Total incl. VAT
Sub-total(s): £ 589.84 15.00% £ 88.48 £ 678.32
Total Price: £ 589.84 £ 88.48 £ 678.32

74 Comments

When you take into account the price of the OS - this comes in at about £10 more than building it yourself, and that's without the extra McAfee stuff you get with this (and that's with a crappy case, no keyboard and mouse - if you spent more on a decent case it'd probably cost more than this).

Hot from me.

Want.

Can this be had on 0% finance or buy now pay later?

can it be overclocked?

Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bit

(Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)


No Sh*t Sherlock :-D

pothead13;6763751

can it be overclocked?



Dells are usually not overclockable.

Original Poster

raybog;6763728

Want.Can this be had on 0% finance or buy now pay later?



I think I saw a finance no payments offer on checkout, expiring April 2010.

Shambles;6763808

Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice … Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bit


LOL. :w00t:

Price for 12gigs of ram is a little on the expensive side.

Don't forget Quidco for an additional 5%

If you go for just 4 GB RAM it comes to £616.55 minus 5% Quidco
That's £589.75 inc VAT and delivery.

Does anyone know why the site doesn't allow me to enter the 5% off code?

It shows:

Coupons Entered
The following coupons have been entered but require additional information or do not meet eligibility requirements. Click "View Details" link(s) for more information.

Get 5% off!
Expires 04 November 2009 View Details Remove Coupon

I see they have dropped the premium warranty, XPS owners used to get next day onsite and dedicated 24/7 helpline as standard (even if bought via outlet), now you have to sent your unit away for repair and pay extra for premium warranty

Can vouch for this system as I recently bought one with i7-870, 4GB @ 1333mhz and put in a 8800GT. With a Vista Index of 5.9 across the board (highest rating) it's very fast dealing with Vista requests. I can't imagine 8GB would make much, if any difference to the average user.

I like the new design and the USB tray, furthermore the system is quiet. The 350w power supply will limit power hungry GPU upgrades - I'm considering a swap out for a 600watt and squeezing a Radeon 5870 in the future!

Monitoring the processor I see when idle it downclocks to 1196mhz then depending on the request seemlesly speeds up according to demand - will speed step up to 3.60mhz in single threaded requests.

Geeza

bma1445;6763679

When you take into account the price of the OS - this comes in at about … When you take into account the price of the OS - this comes in at about £10 more than building it yourself, and that's without the extra McAfee stuff you get with this (and that's with a crappy case, no keyboard and mouse - if you spent more on a decent case it'd probably cost more than this).Hot from me.



maybe so, but i dont like the bespoke dell stuff - when it comes upgrading then you will wish you never bought a dell.....just bought a pc from novatech...it was a ex demo one that had been out for about 1 month, not especially cheap (paid £830 but got extra years service pack and usb stick and windows 7 retail) but upgradeable and some of it is much better spec than this dell and a much nicer case, came with windows 7 retail version - no pre-installed garbage
antec case, quad core 9550 processor asus gtx260 graphics

a0911091837;6764297

Does anyone know why the site doesn't allow me to enter the 5% off code? … Does anyone know why the site doesn't allow me to enter the 5% off code? It shows:Coupons EnteredThe following coupons have been entered but require additional information or do not meet eligibility requirements. Click "View Details" link(s) for more information. Get 5% off!Expires 04 November 2009 View Details Remove Coupon



You haven't included the full stop at the end of the code have you?
The code is: $?ZPZDZ3JDKS9L

Original Poster

The code is only for spending £699 or more. So I added the additional Ram to go over & then I could use the code.

royals;6764690

maybe so, but i dont like the bespoke dell stuff - when it comes … maybe so, but i dont like the bespoke dell stuff - when it comes upgrading then you will wish you never bought a dell.....just bought a pc from novatech...it was a ex demo one that had been out for about 1 month, not especially cheap (paid £830 but got extra years service pack and usb stick and windows 7 retail) but upgradeable and some of it is much better spec than this dell and a much nicer case, came with windows 7 retail version - no pre-installed garbageantec case, quad core 9550 processor asus gtx260 graphics



For around £900 I built my i7 920,antec matx case, 12Gig DDR3,gtx260, win7 ultimate retail, most compents were bought from novatech :-D

Shambles;6763808

Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than … Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bit



Not true at all.

dont forget to go through the student site to get an extra 3% off (if less than £699 after the 5% voucher code mentioned above), or 6% off if you further upgrade to above £699 (i.e upgrade the hard drive or add wireless)

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is it just me that dosnt see this macine as being that good? not voting it cold or anything but for that price it just dosnt seem as awsome as everyone is saying?

I purchased this last month when it had the i7-870 and premium warranty which are now both extra, the price then was £630 after quidco but I think they made a mistake ;-)

A very fast system and nicely put together.

Being XPS it probably is overclockable.

Shambles;6763808

Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at … Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bit


:? :? :? :? :?

AHHHHHAHAHAHAHA.

robjd;6765659

is it just me that dosnt see this macine as being that good? not voting … is it just me that dosnt see this macine as being that good? not voting it cold or anything but for that price it just dosnt seem as awsome as everyone is saying?



the i5 and i7 processors are rather faster for a given GHz than the Core 2 Quads, and 8GB is a decent lump of RAM. It's not a bad video card either, so it's fairly good value.

To put it into perspective, I spend nearly 3 x as much on machines that were perhaps 15% faster (although with worse video cards), about 6 months ago, so on that basis it's a good deal.

these should have turbo enabled, giving approx 3.0GHz - 3.46GHz on load

so theres your "automatic" overclock :thumbsup:

Pros:
Awesome processor
Lots of memory

Cons:
Poor graphics card
Poor PSU

So if you need a very fast computer for image editing or video editing this is a bargain. If you're buying it for games then you'd be better off with something else. You'd need to upgrade the graphics card and that would probably require a more powerful PSU.

I think the PSU is 350W, according to a review and I have a vague idea last year when I was looking at getting one it was specced the same (the psu). Not very powerful for upgrading your graphics card (or adding another) or more HDD's, so add at least £50 for a decent PSU should you want to upgrade in the future.

Shambles;6763808

Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at … Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bit

:lol:

Original Poster

JoYork;6766094

Pros:Awesome processorLots of memoryCons:Poor graphics cardPoor PSUSo if … Pros:Awesome processorLots of memoryCons:Poor graphics cardPoor PSUSo if you need a very fast computer for image editing or video editing this is a bargain. If you're buying it for games then you'd be better off with something else. You'd need to upgrade the graphics card and that would probably require a more powerful PSU.



I bought it for image editing, so it fits the bill for what I want.

If I was buying one for the kids - then the £177 one that was posted here would be ideal and a bargain.

I tried to compare similar machines with Mesh, CCL and Eclipse and they were £200 or so more like for like.

It's a bargain for me, but maybe not everyone :thumbsup:

Shambles;6763808

Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at … Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bitNo Sh*t Sherlock :-D



remember the "wide" audience dell is selling to...:whistling:

lol dell worst company i ever delt with there help lines are so basic of 12yr old, omg the case is ugly only 350W psu plus the fact of mobo only costs £66 and, then you got graphics card GT220 very bad benchmarks not many games support this card and it anit ment for gaming no raptor drives?? looking more like multimedia pc plus the memory prolly cost £18 per 1gb memory stick's i paid £30 for 4x1gb and why 64bit Os in multimedia pc this build is looking very bad ive seen better deals i bet if phone dell ask fit 700w psu in it they say no so how's dell custom built ive seen Acer and NVIDIA spec pc's for £700-£800 id rather pay for quality

Shambles;6763808

Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at … Decent deal. Those in two minds should consider that 64bit operates at more than twice the speed of 32bit



Absolute cobblers :w00t:

mmorpg_gamer;6766526

lol dell worst company i ever delt with there help lines are so basic of … lol dell worst company i ever delt with there help lines are so basic of 12yr old, omg the case is ugly only 350W psu plus the fact of mobo only costs £66 and, then you got graphics card GT220 very bad benchmarks not many games support this card and it anit ment for gaming no raptor drives?? looking more like multimedia pc plus the memory prolly cost £18 per 1gb memory stick's i paid £30 for 4x1gb and why 64bit Os in multimedia pc this build is looking very bad ive seen better deals i bet if phone dell ask fit 700w psu in it they say no so how's dell custom built ive seen Acer and NVIDIA spec pc's for £700-£800 id rather pay for quality



Take a deep breath. :-D

Does it have space for an additional hard drive? If i upgrade to 1.5tb in the options, can I fit another 1.5tb afterwards?

mmorpg_gamer;6766526

lol dell worst company i ever delt with there help lines are so basic of … lol dell worst company i ever delt with there help lines are so basic of 12yr old, omg the case is ugly only 350W psu plus the fact of mobo only costs £66 and, then you got graphics card GT220 very bad benchmarks not many games support this card and it anit ment for gaming no raptor drives?? looking more like multimedia pc plus the memory prolly cost £18 per 1gb memory stick's i paid £30 for 4x1gb and why 64bit Os in multimedia pc this build is looking very bad ive seen better deals i bet if phone dell ask fit 700w psu in it they say no so how's dell custom built ive seen Acer and NVIDIA spec pc's for £700-£800 id rather pay for quality



Hell yeah, this PC would be fine for playing WOW :whistling:

This makes me laugh...

Add a SP2309W for £310.01 :w00t: even though you can buy them separate just recently for around £180 :lol:

Dell have really weakened the XPS brand in the past couple of years. It used to mean a top spec machine, ideal for gamers and power users. Now it just seems to mean snazzy case and a processor completely out of sync with the rest of the spec.

Oh and why are so many people spreading useless info on 64 Bit OS's.

Shambles: It offers a slight improvement in performance, but only when the application is specifically coded for it. 90% of what you run isn't coded for it though so for many it is just a route to using more than 4GB total memory in their system.

mmorpg_gamer: I would imagine that they are using a 64 bit OS because they have 8GB memory. To be fair though why wouldn't you use a 64 bit OS in any modern computer other than a Netbook (which don't support x64 code)

km1405;6766956

Does it have space for an additional hard drive? If i upgrade to 1.5tb in … Does it have space for an additional hard drive? If i upgrade to 1.5tb in the options, can I fit another 1.5tb afterwards?



Yes

czrsiNk;6766958

Hell yeah, this PC would be fine for playing WOW :whistling:



:w00t: wow lol i could play that on pc that i brought 10yr ago

If I was in the market for another system I'd certainly consider this as I love my XPS420. It's been the quickest, quietest well built PC I have ever used and I'm very happy with it. Of course there are drawbacks (the PSU being the biggest) but to be able to buy such a decent machine off the shelf and not have to fanny around with anything was exactly what I wanted.

And after 12+ self build machines, overclocking nighmares, wires everywhere, OS issues (WGA etc) galore, my XPS is great. Switch on, can't hear it - can blast away at max res on BF2 to my hearts content. Love it.
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