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Dell Vostro 400 Quad-Core Q6600 19" monitor 2gb 128mb graphics 250 HD £406
Dell Vostro 400 Quad-Core Q6600 19" monitor 2gb 128mb  graphics 250 HD £406

Dell Vostro 400 Quad-Core Q6600 19" monitor 2gb 128mb graphics 250 HD £406

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D024005 - now with 2gb memory..
Intel® Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 processor (2.40GHz, 1024MHz, 8MB cache)
Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
Memory 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
Dell 19" Value Wide Flat Panel (E198WFP) - UK/Irish
128MB ATI® Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics card
250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
No Modem
16x DVD +/- RW Drive

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got an evalue code for it?

Just wondering how much without the monitor..

Original Poster

Deleted User Name 3;1579547

got an evalue code for it?Just wondering how much without the monitor..



Code in the original post (D024005) - but you cannot remove the monitor - only upgrade it.

This is a pretty good alternative though from MikeT

hotukdeals.com/ite…ad/

ah, I must be going blind, I didn't see the code there.

Pity about the monitor, could've been a good price for a base unit only.

cheers.

I need a new monitor. Is the Dell 22" Black Wide Flat Panel worth an extra £65?[FONT=arial][/FONT]

Would the Dell PSUs be able to handle?

aria.co.uk/Sup…148

Also, would it physically fit?

Original Poster

nameloc2080;1579635

I need a new monitor. Is the Dell 22" Black Wide Flat Panel worth an … I need a new monitor. Is the Dell 22" Black Wide Flat Panel worth an extra £65?



Dell 22" has been well reviewed as a no frills monitor and worth the extra. Would cost over £200 to buy separately.

pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…334

Original Poster

Lee`;1579836

Would the Dell PSUs be able to … Would the Dell PSUs be able to handle?http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other%20products/nVidia%20GeForce%208800GT%20512MB%20PCI-E%20?productId=29148Also, would it physically fit?



This card is available as an option on the Dell US site for the Vostro 400 so it must fit.
configure.us.dell.com/del…bsd

Bertt;1579878

This card is available as an option on the Dell US site for the Vostro … This card is available as an option on the Dell US site for the Vostro 400 so it must fit.http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=brdw4ba&s=bsd



Question is, if they upgrade the GPU to a 8800GT, do they upgrade the PSU as well? Would a standard PSU fit in this case - anybody know? (I remember an old Dell I had, had some bespoke components for their case)

But as Dell ship with PSUs that are exactly what is needed, the PSU probably won't be able to take it?

Quad-Core?! I can't keep up, is this twice of dual core?

Comes to £410 for me

Abvance;1580023

Quad-Core?! I can't keep up, is this twice of dual core?



Yes, 4 cores on 1 processor.

no chance it will be able to take a 8800 gt, as the psu is either 305 wats or 350s, and you need a minium of 450 watts for the 8800 gt, unless you wana messup your compyter, i had a day a couple of months ago and i learnt my lesson. self build is the way to go.

I can only get it down to 475.95 inc. VAT & Shipping - is this right? Surely not!

You need to add it to your basket to get it to the right price.

Lee`;1580449

You need to add it to your basket to get it to the right price.



Duh! Thanks Lee! I knew there was a reason why my avatar is a Simpsons character... :thumbsup:

350W PSU for a quad core and a 8800GT card ... well best of luck is all I can say - even if it is a top of the range PSU that is really pushing it to the limits.
Not sure why Dell seem to have such low rated PSU's for these systems and I have to say it isn't really a good sign for the rest of the PC.

Abvance;1580023

Quad-Core?! I can't keep up, is this twice of dual core?



Yes - but uses more power all the time whether it needs to or not so has noisier cooling unless you want to try swapping coolers.

I think it was about 50% more power used for performing the same tasks.

mine still comes for £410.08 :?

where did you get £406.00 if this is the same code from Monday?

at a glance this seems to be an incredible price since the other deals around this price have no monitor, so what am I missing? Mike T's quad core deal is £40 more and has no monitor and yet is being rated as hotter -why?

hopelessliar;1581014

at a glance this seems to be an incredible price since the other deals … at a glance this seems to be an incredible price since the other deals around this price have no monitor, so what am I missing? Mike T's quad core deal is £40 more and has no monitor and yet is being rated as hotter -why?



This has got a 250GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
were MikeT's post has 500GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB DataBurst cache

Other than that its looks the same....:thinking:

Original Poster

gcmarcal;1580725

mine still comes for £410.08 :?where did you get £406.00 if this is the s … mine still comes for £410.08 :?where did you get £406.00 if this is the same code from Monday?



Same code different spec (memory increase)

Dell have changed the pricing since I posted it - now £4.12 more but still a contender I think...

Been looking around for a new desktop for a while now and this seems a nice balanced system for the dosh.

Been reading up on the Quad core systems and it's not very black and white if they are better than decent Dual core CPUs but at this price for the quad core it seems worth a punt.

Looks to be scope to pick up some cheap extra memory too and a mediocre graphics card, does anyone have any recommendations on the graphics card front? I don't require anything fancy, just something half decent that isn't too noisy or power consuming.

Also I can't seem to find any reference to a NIC, I assume it does come with one?! Any ideas?

Cheers.

Original Poster

sh33n;1581876

Been looking around for a new desktop for a while now and this seems a … Been looking around for a new desktop for a while now and this seems a nice balanced system for the dosh.Been reading up on the Quad core systems and it's not very black and white if they are better than decent Dual core CPUs but at this price for the quad core it seems worth a punt.Looks to be scope to pick up some cheap extra memory too and a mediocre graphics card, does anyone have any recommendations on the graphics card front? I don't require anything fancy, just something half decent that isn't too noisy or power consuming.Also I can't seem to find any reference to a NIC, I assume it does come with one?! Any ideas?Cheers.


www1.euro.dell.com/con…dt1

Ahh thanks ^

crofter;1580598

350W PSU for a quad core and a 8800GT card ... well best of luck is all I … 350W PSU for a quad core and a 8800GT card ... well best of luck is all I can say - even if it is a top of the range PSU that is really pushing it to the limits.Not sure why Dell seem to have such low rated PSU's for these systems and I have to say it isn't really a good sign for the rest of the PC.



Wattage is absolutely not the way to rate a power supply, the quality is far more important and in my experience Dell power supplies are extremely good. I very rarely have them blow on me and also had little difficultly fitting beefier graphics cards to them. I worked in an office which had a rougly 50/50 split betwen Dell PCs and custom built PCs (supplied by a company but not a proper prebuilt) - the Dell PCs had their PSUs rated around 100-150W lower than the custom built machines. Both were running pretty much the same hardware in terms of power requirements, they were used for 3D graphics rendering for much of the day which needed a beefy graphics card. After around three years around 60% of the custom built machines had needed their PSU replaced whereas I think in five years only one of the Dells had its PSU replaced. My own work machine at the time was an HP with a 200W PSU which was running twin optical drives, twin hard drives and a 9700 pro (topend card at the time) which actually had a better 12A rail than the custom built machines rated at twice the power.

John

try comparing weight for weight a dell 350 supply to a a n other 350 supply
you will feel why the dells last

Just ordered this.

Been keeping an eye out on the deals and nothing else fitted the bill and budget quite so well.

Ordered with Logitech wireless kb and mouse for £419 all in with free delivery.

Thanks!

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would dell take the monitor out if i orderd over the phone?

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Not expired - currently £389.57 with the 5% voucher

Bertt;1633213

Not expired - currently £389.57 with the 5% voucher


Agreed...but only if you order through the Small Business section. Make sure you 100% want the order as you may not have the same rights as ordering through the Home section.

In a mini dilemma about whether to buy this system or this one...

hotukdeals.com/ite…0g/
Vostro 200 - taking the 19" monitor option but not adding on any of the extras in the thread.

It's for a neighbour who probably only wants internet access and a bit of picture editing. Both are probably way over what he currently needs but I thought a bit of future proofing may be wise.

The differences :

Vostro 400 better than 200

Intel® Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 processor (2.40GHz, 1024MHz, 8MB cache) V Intel® Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor (2.20GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
400 has a card reader (which can be added to the 200 if necessary for £10+vat)

Vostro 200 better than 400

£333. 76 v £389.57
500GB HD v 250GB HD
3GB RAM v 2GB RAM

On balance I think I would rather have the bigger HD and more RAM and pay less than have Quad processor - which by reading this thread uses more power than is probably necessary.

Any views before I order? Cheers!

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