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Dell Vostro 430 i7 860 3GB Ram 500 GB HDD etc + free 21.5" monitor 586.33 @ Dell
Dell Vostro 430 i7 860 3GB Ram 500 GB HDD etc + free 21.5" monitor 586.33 @ Dell

Dell Vostro 430 i7 860 3GB Ram 500 GB HDD etc + free 21.5" monitor 586.33 @ Dell

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PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-860 (2.80GHz, 8MB) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM English Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (32 BIT) with Recovery DVD edit
MICROSOFT® OFFICE 2010 Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 includes reduced–functionality of Word & Excel with advertising edit

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Microsoft® Office 2010 gives you powerful new tools to express your ideas, solve problems, and connect with people Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 includes reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel with advertising. Purchase Office 2010 license above for full-featured Office software.
Upgrade to English Microsoft® Office 2010 Professional [add £229.00 £206.10]
SECURITY SOFTWARE Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 15-months edit
MONITOR Dell E-series E2211H 21.5" 55 cm Wide LED monitor VGA,DVI (1920x1080) Blk UK/I edit
MEMORY 3072MB (1x2048 + 1X1024) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel edit
HARD DRIVE Drive 500GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm) edit
GRAPHICS CARD Graphics : 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® G310* (DVI, VGA,HDMI) edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Optical Drive : 16X DVD+/-RW Drive (No PowerDVD as included in OS) edit
KEYBOARD UK/Irish (QWERTY) Dell Standard Quietkey USB Keyboard Black edit
MOUSE Dell Optical (Not Wireless), Scroll USB (3 buttons scroll) Black Mouse edit
FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES No Floppy Drive edit
MODEMS No Modem edit
Services & Software
SUPPORT SERVICES 1Yr Collect & Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected edit

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ONLINE BACKUP DataSafe Online Backup 2GB edit
Accessories
SPEAKERS No Speakers edit
Also included with your system
Base Vostro Desktop 430
Power Cords 2 Meter Power Cord - UK
Documentation/Disks English - Documentation Vostro Desktop
Bundle D124303
Standard Warranty 1 Year Collect and Return
Order Information Vostro Desktop 430 Order - UK
Dell System Media Kit Vostro 430 Resource DVD - (Diagnostics & Drivers)

+ 5% Quidco as well.

107 Comments

good find

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5670/37e27f7407654f418a2c0a7.png

Heat added!

Nice but why only 32bit Windows? Surely 64bit would suit this machine much better.

mccririck

Nice but why only 32bit Windows? Surely 64bit would suit this machine … Nice but why only 32bit Windows? Surely 64bit would suit this machine much better.



64bit is a zero cost option!

if only they would ditch the monitor and put a decent graphics card on it instead....

Might by greedy, any working coupon code?

joncfc

if only they would ditch the monitor and put a decent graphics card on it … if only they would ditch the monitor and put a decent graphics card on it instead....



Why would a business want a decent (taking you mean decent as a gaming aimed GPU) graphics card?

I bought this earlier in the year, still running fantastic and not had any issues with it whatsoever. I upgraded the PSU to a 550 Watt OCZ and stuck in a 5850 card.

Runs games great

£29 quidco aswell .Might be worth mentioning this a bit more as 5 % quidco at the bottom isnt that noticeable.

Cold! I can build it cheaper!
Joking :P! That's a good price but make sure u do the free upgrade to 64 bit

frustrating specs - can't get an i5 without losing the memory, and can't get the memory without having to buy the monitor. Shame there's no 4gb i5 option with no graphics card.

Superb price, good to see a hot desktop deal for once as these days it only seems to be laptops that get posted!

a good price but make sure u do the free upgrade to 64 bit


I'd appreciate the Pros and Cons of 32 v 64 bit, as I'm sure it's not all in favour of the latter. Does Windows 7 Professional include many extra goodies over Home? Thanks.
.

For 99% of people there is no reason not to go for 64bit.
The 1% of people who do need to stick with 32bit will not need to ask why =)

ozodimal

I'd appreciate the Pros and Cons of 32 v 64 bit, as I'm sure it's not all … I'd appreciate the Pros and Cons of 32 v 64 bit, as I'm sure it's not all in favour of the latter. Does Windows 7 Professional include many extra goodies over Home? Thanks. .


IIRC, most good programs run In 64 bit, just aswell as they do in 32 bit. My brother has had his 64 bit pc for a year now, and I can't remember anything not working due to the 64 bit os.
The main pro is more than 3.25 the ram support. This on its own make 64 bit, worth it over 32 bit, IMO.

SCREW VISTA

XP FOR LIFE

pesser

SCREW VISTA XP FOR LIFE



With Classic Shell installed & configured I find Windows 7 perfectly bearable.

Very hot deal btw.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 12th Dec 2010

LOL @ illiterate Dell.

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http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/314x314/Save_25_en.jpg

Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 12th Dec 2010

J400uk

Superb price, good to see a hot desktop deal for once as these days it … Superb price, good to see a hot desktop deal for once as these days it only seems to be laptops that get posted!



best comment on this post ! ....for all other posts agreed 64bit is better! and I could build cheaper ... maybe you can as well ... but not every one can... and if someone could not and did not want me to .... I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS ! heat added nice post ! we need more good spec desktops posted, not ever one uses laptops in there office or as there main pc !

I thought, yea that's an OK deal and then I saw the free monitor too!

Yes, people might want more ram or a better graphics card etc but given the price it seems like quibbling, doesn't it?

This is a great deal.

An Nvidia Geforce KFA2 460 GTX 768mb Green works well in this box as it works off the standard PSU supplied by Dell.

This is a very good deal, being a computer builder myself, you'd struggle to beat the price conclusively.

Note that the monitor is a high-end LED-backlit full HD model (as opposed to cheaper, CCFL-backlit and lower res units) and many computer builders forget to include the value of a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows.

kraven

An Nvidia Geforce KFA2 460 GTX 768mb Green works well in this box as it … An Nvidia Geforce KFA2 460 GTX 768mb Green works well in this box as it works off the standard PSU supplied by Dell.



yup my 9800gtx+ works off standard psu also

only downside is theres no way to overclock the cpu at the moment, but thats not gonna be an issue for a while

i've just signned up to quidco but how do i make sure i get cashback when i make the purchase through the dell website?

midnightblade

i've just signned up to quidco but how do i make sure i get cashback when … i've just signned up to quidco but how do i make sure i get cashback when i make the purchase through the dell website?



Just make sure you log onto quidco and click on the link to dell. It will open a new window at the dell website. Make sure you order through this new window and it should track. If there is an issue, which I am sure there won't be, you can put in a manual request but it should be fine.it should say tracked next to dell a few hours after u have ordered

P.s. very tempted by this... I.T crowd... is it a good deal?

It's nice to see a deal for all those people that were moaning the iMac is overpriced. Look at the design of this, a thing of beauty :-P

Have some heat.

Great deal. Don't think you will get better than this if you want a Core i7 processor and a monitor.

Obviously the lack of a half decent graphics card might worry some people but you could get one for £50 IF the standard one doesn't meet your needs and it then doesn't need a new PSU.

However with deals like this, If you are going for a core i7 processor you probably do want to do gaming / large scale video editing etc and once you start adding a high end graphics cards AND a PSU you would invalidate your warranty (I think!) and the warranty with Dell is one of the crucial things over building you own.

Sorry for the rambling but people need to think about why they want an i7.

Is it worth spending and extra £40 on this and upgrading to 2.93mhz or an extra £30/£40 and upgrading the memory?

Thanks.

pesser

SCREW VISTA XP FOR LIFE



Yeeeaaa !
I've refused upgrades on my work machine because I dont like the vista interface - & I'm still on office 2003.
And the icing on the cake; I have XP in classic mode.

I'm not THAT old

ozodimal

I'd appreciate the Pros and Cons of 32 v 64 bit, as I'm sure it's not all … I'd appreciate the Pros and Cons of 32 v 64 bit, as I'm sure it's not all in favour of the latter. Does Windows 7 Professional include many extra goodies over Home? Thanks. .



I use both on W7, the only advantage I can see is that with 64bit you can have more than around 3.3Gb of ram that works! But given the choice on a new PC 64 bit is really the way to go, All programmes that I use on 32 bit work fine on a 64 bit PC including several really old ones.

bbbazman

Yeeeaaa !I've refused upgrades on my work machine because I dont like the … Yeeeaaa !I've refused upgrades on my work machine because I dont like the vista interface - & I'm still on office 2003.And the icing on the cake; I have XP in classic mode.I'm not THAT old




Blimey, do you still use a quill and ink pot rather than a biro?
I have used all of MS's OS since Win 3.1 and IMHO W7 is 100% the best to date.
Once Vista has all the updates it is also not a bad OS either TBH.:)

I have had this PC (or very similar) for around 9 months, and have been very happy with it except for one thing....it doesn't like having more memory added. I purchased 2x2GB Crucial RAM using the Crucial utility, and it started to crash every few minutes. The Crucial RAM worked fine on its own, but add the 2 together and no chance. I also tried every combination of each type of RAM in each socket.

Dell wanted me to send it back to check, but I declined, because I didn't want to be without my PC for 2 weeks, only to be told there was nothing wrong with it (they didn't want me to send the Crucial RAM).

The moral is....make sure you buy your PC with enough RAM, which unfortunately will prove expensive as Dell RAM upgrades are a rip-off.

nilrem

Blimey, do you still use a quill and ink pot rather than a biro?I have … Blimey, do you still use a quill and ink pot rather than a biro?I have used all of MS's OS since Win 3.1 and IMHO W7 is 100% the best to date.Once Vista has all the updates it is also not a bad OS either TBH.:)



3.1 me too, but theres no way Win 7 is 100%. Its yet another windows OS that has annoyances and bits taken out just as youd got used to them. MS are about 75% there IMO. WIn 7 has its hiccups and isnt totally predictable like OSX.

Vista has ran great on a couple of my machines (1 self build one supplied laptop). Better than XP or Win 7 on the laptop infact, but I found its the updates that are the killer in the end. Blue screen troubles.

On the vostro 430 I had nothing but trouble with the original Win 7 install (64bit) You can create your own WIn 7 install DVD from Dell's partition and do a clean install. I would also recommend looking at a Linux partition. Mint and Madriva are getting there and are now easier than ever to adapt to from a windows backgorund. MInt boots up and shuts down quicker than win 7 on my 430. Better disk utilites, feels easier to manage files and seems to copy/move them faster. Also accesses the Windows partition. Many applications install with far less fuss and nagging/offers than windows. Skype for example.



bbbazman

And the icing on the cake; I have XP in classic mode.I'm not THAT old



nilrem

Blimey, do you still use a quill and ink pot rather than a biro?



LOL X)

I'm less enthusiastic about new stuff, so I am getting older its true. Now I even have to read the instructions on stuff. Bought a 1T NAS the other day ( thx to HUKD ) and had to read the manual to fire it up.

I found myself nodding in appreciation of a Marks & Spencers T-shirt the other day and I spent some considerable time surveying the woolly cardigans. It's a slippery slope..

Is it worth upgrading any of the options on this before checking out?

Is it worth adding wireless adopter as well or get a one from elsewhere ?

Sherwood200

Is it worth upgrading any of the options on this before checking out?



Not really.

For convenience the memory upgrade to 4GB isn't too bad:

4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Single Channel [add £30.00]



However, you can get a 2GB stick of 1333 DDR3 for much less than £30, and you'd then have a 1GB stick to sell on.
I certainly wouldn't go beyond 4GB direct from Dell, as you:
a) won't need more than 4GB in the short-term
b) will be able to drop in an extra 2x2GB easily.


Upgrading the CPU is another option that may tempt some, given that the CPU is a rather tedious component to upgrade later:

Intel® Core™ i7-870 (2.93GHz, 8MB) [add £40.00]



However, the extra performance you'll get will certainly not be worth the extra £40 it costs.

The only other upgrade of note is the monitor:

Dell UltraSharp™ U2211H 21.5" 55 cm Wide HAS monitor V … Dell UltraSharp™ U2211H 21.5" 55 cm Wide HAS monitor VGA,DVI,DisplayPort,USB, (1920x1080) Blk UK/I [add £89.00]



If you forsee the need for DisplayPort in the near future, you might want to go for this.
However, @£89 it's a high premium - and as DisplayPort becomes more mainstream it'll rapidly drop in price.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 12th Dec 2010

these deals are good, but i wish one would come along with a full tower case. i have about 8 HDs that i need to put into the case. i know i can upgrade the PSU, but there's no way i can make more room inside for 6 more desktop HDs... I don,t like NAS devices.

Has anyone actually had their i7 struggle doing anything? Why does anyone need to upgrade the processor or overclock this beast??
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