Dell Vostro 3900 even cheaper!! Desktop PC i5 4460 3.2GHz, Win7Pro/Win8.1Pro, W10Pro , 4GB, 500GB HD £250.98
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Dell Vostro 3900 even cheaper!! Desktop PC i5 4460 3.2GHz, Win7Pro/Win8.1Pro, W10Pro , 4GB, 500GB HD £250.98

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Found 28th May 2016
WOW - now even cheaper - Dell Vostro 3900 desktop - i5 4460 3.2GHz, Win7Pro/Win8.1Pro, W10 Pro , 4GB, 500GB HD £250.98 at Ebuyer. This is the lowest price this has even been at.

If you thought my Laptops Direct deal for £279 for this was good, get ready to save even more with Ebuyer... oh lordy!

Comes with Win7 Pro installed, Win8.1Pro DVD with free Win10Pro upgrade.

Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
4GB RAM + 500GB HDD
DVD Writer
Intel HD Graphics
Windows 7 Pro / 8.1 Pro and free upgrade to Win10 Pro

MOD EDIT - slight price increase from £249.99 to £250.98 (Sunday 29th May)
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Not content with my Dell deal from yesterday, I've scoured the globe and found the Dell i5 Vostro desktop at an even more fabulous price, change your underwear and take a look at this superb deal. Best price ever I think.
Tempting !
j_hankey

Tempting !


Yes it is, I don't need another desktop but at this price.......

I paid £379 for this back in Feb - arghhh oO

Not content with my Dell deal from yesterday, I've scoured the globe and … Not content with my Dell deal from yesterday, I've scoured the globe and found the Dell i5 Vostro desktop at an even more fabulous price, change your underwear and take a look at this superb deal. Best price ever I think.



Blimey! oO .... Grabs credit card and pops underwear into the wash.... Heat!
Don't forget 2% quidco and 1.65% TCB
A quick tot up on PC Parts picker and I got to around £400 to buy a similar (basic) motherboard, i5 4460, Win7 Pro licence, 4GB ram, 500GB HD, DVD, case, psu, mouse, keyboard. Then you have to assemble it
Yep. Ordered one. Thanks for your comments on the other thread. Remembered to Quidco.
Great deal
hmm the description...

Put real power behind your everyday tasks
From video conferencing to creating presentations, with up to a 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor.

ha, I hate ebuyer
Good find spannerzone, was just reading the other post

Regardless of what people say these basic boxes are a bargain. After ram, ssd and gpu upgrade they will be sufficient for 99% of the people 99% of the time for around £400. In regards to homebuild unless you are a hard core gamer running in well excess of 1080P or want a very specific case why bother - the maths doesn't stack up

As you discussed on your other post, I sit in front of a E8400 C2D at work (admittedly with an SSD and 8 gig of ram) but its more than sufficient to run full ACAD and Creative Cloud. The difference between this and newer i5's in the office is a 10 second versus a 6 second boot (after bios) and first time program launch may be marginally quicker. This isn't the 90s anymore where you had to drop £1k and them replace every 2-3 years, Moores law for hardware has far outpaced software requirements.

For people asking should they buy this the answer is yes, for internet surfing and mild office duties it will be more than sufficient for the next 5 years, if in doubt buy the extra ram and fit an SSD and it will be many times more powerful than you phone which you probably spend more time using each day.
alglostar

Good find spannerzone, was just reading the other postRegardless of what … Good find spannerzone, was just reading the other postRegardless of what people say these basic boxes are a bargain. After ram, ssd and gpu upgrade they will be sufficient for 99% of the people 99% of the time for around £400. In regards to homebuild unless you are a hard core gamer running in well excess of 1080P or want a very specific case why bother - the maths doesn't stack upAs you discussed on your other post, I sit in front of a E8400 C2D at work (admittedly with an SSD and 8 gig of ram) but its more than sufficient to run full ACAD and Creative Cloud. The difference between this and newer i5's in the office is a 10 second versus a 6 second boot (after bios) and first time program launch may be marginally quicker. This isn't the 90s anymore where you had to drop £1k and them replace every 2-3 years, Moores law for hardware has far outpaced software requirements.For people asking should they buy this the answer is yes, for internet surfing and mild office duties it will be more than sufficient for the next 5 years, if in doubt buy the extra ram and fit an SSD and it will be many times more powerful than you phone which you probably spend more time using each day.


Good comments, some people seem hell bent on down voting something just because it doesn't meet their own personal requirements. This desktop will meet the typical demands of the majority of computer users out there and if it doesn't then buy something else, that's why we're so lucky to have such a choice. If this was an atom based CPU with 2GB ram and 32GB eSSD soldered to the board then I'd say it had limited capabilities and performance, but this i5 with decent ram and drive isn't at all bad and can have decent upgrades performed while still being a very cheap price for what you're getting.

There is no way on earth that you can buy these parts and build your own for cheaper unless you conveniently forgot to include key parts like the O/S
Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th May 2016
Actual Nerd here. Good price, couldn't build it for that.
i5 4460 £140, 4GB ram About 15 quid, 500GB HDD about 30, DVD writer £15 (for a Samsung), 20 quid for Windows 8.1 pro via somewhere like MMOGA or g2a

Added up = around 220, plus case is about 250, 260

but you would be able to custom pick your RAM, HDD, writer, etc... and could more easily upgrade things like a modern/better CPU, GPU, more RAM, SSD, if you built it

good deal if you don't know how to build a pc, but if you do I would suggest building your own with similar specs at a lower price
Can this be plugged into a TV to use as a monitor? What do I need to use to do that?
Had to take the plunge with this. Though I've got a laptop my desktop is out of the ark (an old amd single Core XP 2.4 gig thing would you believe!) I hope this will be a bit faster:) I assume I can upgrade the graphics in the future if needed.

Edited by: "philb100" 28th May 2016
Great spot OP!
Had thought I'd missed out on this from last month at c£300. So a great saving!

DatAlbino: Think you've forgotten there's a motherboard in this PC (most self-builders remember to use one!) - about £35; as well as keyboard and mouse; and a warranty and 100% legitimate Windows 7/8.1/10 Pro!

arsenal..: it has both HDMI and VGA connections so depending on what your TV has (spare).

philb100: it has "PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slot". The only significant constraint might be the power requirements of that optional graphics card upgrade as the inbuilt PSU has wattage/connection limitations (based on my past reading of these threads).

Dell UK Business site details:
dell.com/uk/…wer



Edited by: "mk-donald" 28th May 2016

i5 4460 £140, 4GB ram About 15 quid, 500GB HDD about 30, DVD writer £15 ( … i5 4460 £140, 4GB ram About 15 quid, 500GB HDD about 30, DVD writer £15 (for a Samsung), 20 quid for Windows 8.1 pro via somewhere like MMOGA or g2aAdded up = around 220, plus case is about 250, 260 but you would be able to custom pick your RAM, HDD, writer, etc... and could more easily upgrade things like a modern/better CPU, GPU, more RAM, SSD, if you built itgood deal if you don't know how to build a pc, but if you do I would suggest building your own with similar specs at a lower price



Aren't you missing a motherboard?

Aren't you missing a motherboard?



Does this have a motherboard? I can't see one, if so I apologise
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 28th May 2016

Does this have a motherboard? I can't see one, if so I apologise



I don't think they could call it a PC without one.

Have you ever built a PC?

Does this have a motherboard? I can't see one, if so I apologise


http://cdn2.funscrape.com/Images/5/5472590913873478.png
No way you can build like-for-like for the same price here, a very good deal overall. Can it manage a GTX 960 or is the 950 the max?

I don't think they could call it a PC without one.Have you ever built a … I don't think they could call it a PC without one.Have you ever built a PC?



i5 6600k, 120 GB samsung Evo SSD, MSI Z170A pro mboard, gtx 960 4gb, 1TB HDD, CX 600W PSU in a Zalman z11 plus case, yes I have. I just didn't see the mention of a motherboard anywhere.

In fact looking at it again I still can't see the mention of a motherboard included, would you mind giving me the mboard name please?
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 28th May 2016

Great spot OP!Had thought I'd missed out on this from last month at … Great spot OP!Had thought I'd missed out on this from last month at c£300. So a great saving!DatAlbino: Think you've forgotten there's a motherboard in this PC (most self-builders remember to use one!) - about £35; as well as keyboard and mouse; and a warranty and 100% legitimate Windows 7/8.1/10 Pro!arsenal..: it has both HDMI and VGA connections so depending on what your TV has (spare).philb100: it has "PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slot". The only significant constraint might be the power requirements of that optional graphics card upgrade as the inbuilt PSU has wattage/connection limitations (based on my past reading of these threads).Dell UK Business site details:http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/vostro-3900-mini-tower


Cheers, Sounds good. I don't play games so would not need to go for a top end graphics card, just some decent nvidia one I was thinking with 1 or 2 GB memory.

May up the Ram as well and I think it will cover me for what I need to do.

Edited by: "philb100" 28th May 2016
Any good for a NAS?
Some classic examples of cold voting based on assumptions that carry no weight
guys guys go easy. so he missed a motherboard. add one on its not that hard. then move on to the missing PSU :P

i5 6600k, 120 GB samsung Evo SSD, MSI Z170A pro mboard, gtx 960 4gb, 1TB … i5 6600k, 120 GB samsung Evo SSD, MSI Z170A pro mboard, gtx 960 4gb, 1TB HDD, CX 600W PSU in a Zalman z11 plus case, yes I have. I just didn't see the mention of a motherboard anywhere.In fact looking at it again I still can't see the mention of a motherboard included, would you mind giving me the mboard name please?


Just because its not specifically mentioned, it doesn't mean it hasn't got one. Try building a PC without one.

It will be a Dell motherboard that will only usually be sold as a replacement part.
yeah and the dodgy Windows.... if you're comparing like for like it can't conveniently exclude key (expensive/critical) items

A Windows Pro licence, or rather a legitimately purchased licence is £120 and that's for OEM which could be argued is still wrong as retail should be bought by non PC builders, but I'll let that slide, it's still £120 for Windows Pro to compare another deal/parts against this deal which has Win Pro OEM included.

Average prices to build this are:
£140 cpu - i5 4460 incl heatsink/fan
£35 motherboard, your choice of budget mobo
£14 4GB memory, Crucial
£32 500GB hard drive
£25 cheap n' cheerful case
£18 cheap/n' blow PSU
£13 DVD
£120 for Windows Pro OEM
£5 for nasty keyboard
£5 for mouse
That comes to £407, ok so ditch the Windows licence cos you don't mind dodgy, and forget mouse/keyboard, so that's £277 for which you have to build yourself, order all the bits, hope it works and still have spent £27 more than buying this one


Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th May 2016

Well I got royally mugged off ^^

I would personally build one but I spose for those so inclined to buy as prebuild this is good deal yes

Just because its not specifically mentioned, it doesn't mean it hasn't … Just because its not specifically mentioned, it doesn't mean it hasn't got one. Try building a PC without one.It will be a Dell motherboard that will only usually be sold as a replacement part.



that motherboard has got to suck tho, a stock mboard?

yeah and the dodgy Windows.... if you're comparing like for like it can't … yeah and the dodgy Windows.... if you're comparing like for like it can't conveniently exclude key (expensive/critical) itemsA Windows Pro licence, or rather a legitimately purchased licence is £120 and that's for OEM which could be argued is still wrong as retail should be bought by non PC builders, but I'll let that slide, it's still £120 for Windows Pro to compare another deal/parts against this deal which has Win Pro OEM included.



You do know that the vast majority of people don't buy the 120 quid licence? no matter what windows say no one can chase it up and no one in their right mind should pay for the licence. Im sure the multi billion £ company will survive without their extra licence money
nice one spanner.
Does this have a slot for a graphics card?

Any good for a NAS?


Yes, would work as a NAS but

1. A NAS should have a server rated HDD
2. A NAS should have a HDD bigger than 500Gb
3. A NAS should be cheaper than £250

ebuyer.com/713…-eu

(And that's £175 for four times the storage as a mirrored pair and eight times if set as RAID 0 and without shopping around)
Good price.

I bought a scratch and dent Dell desktop 1 yr 7 months ago 3847 i5-4460 8gb 1TB @ Dell outlet for £282 inc VAT & Del

Wasn't Win pro though.

Edited by: "Speculator" 28th May 2016

Does this have a slot for a graphics card?


Yes : PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slot for full-height card per manual
dell.com/uk/…306
(Motherboard has bundled HDMI and VGA connectors - fed by motherboard Intel HD 4600 graphics.)

However the bundled power supply wattage and its connectors MAY be a limit on what card you sought to add.
ie "NOTE: Vostro V 3900 :Total power output of +5 V and +3.30 V can not exceed 90 W"

(Dell manual shows Dell themselves offered nvidia GT705 and GTX745 video cards as options)

In case anyone's after the 3900 Owner's Manual - link goes to Dell "online" manual but also has a blue "PDF" link to downloadable manual
dell.com/sup…ter



Edited by: "mk-donald" 28th May 2016
Some really great deals on refurbished units from eBay at the same price but with more ram and ssd's.

I suggest you check those out if you're not bothered about it being new
If I dont plan on gaming at all do i need to upgrade the graphics card?
Had to buy one at this price, thanks spannerzone.
datalbino

You do know that the vast majority of people don't buy the 120 quid … You do know that the vast majority of people don't buy the 120 quid licence? no matter what windows say no one can chase it up and no one in their right mind should pay for the licence. Im sure the multi billion £ company will survive without their extra licence money


sigh.....Of course I know many people don't buy Windows licences, I do my best to avoid paying for them if I can too but when comparing one deal against another it must be comparable in every respect otherwise you might as well say a raspberry pi for £30 does the same as this Dell, they're both computers after all. You could argue that deals posted about food are pointless because you can just go steal it from Tesco rather than pay like other mugs, or a McDonalds is much better value than a £10 steak, again comparisons need to be fair.


Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th May 2016

Does this have a slot for a graphics card?



yes, you can use a low powered card like the 750 ti, if you want something a little more powerful you'll need to get two adapters.. a sata to 6 pin adapter... imo, you can use a card upto about 180 watts (TDP). A 750 ti uses less than 75watts
amazon.co.uk/Sta…B80
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