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Full Dell Quad Core i7 Desktop PC Tower Windows 10 16GB RAM 1TB HDD UK (refurb) - £256.49 delivered with code @ computer-specialist-uk eBay
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Full Dell Quad Core i7 Desktop PC Tower Windows 10 16GB RAM 1TB HDD UK (refurb) - £256.49 delivered with code @ computer-specialist-uk eBay

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Posted 17th Oct 2020

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PRODUCT DETAILS
Operating System Windows 10 Home


Processor Intel Core i7 2nd Gen


Ram 16GB DDR3


Hard Drive 1TB Sata Hard Drive


Screen Any Brand 19'' Screen


Optical Drive DVD-Drives


WIFI USB-WiFi


Power Cable 3-Pin Computer Power Lead


Software Included Anti-virus, CCleaner, Speccy, Open Office, Team Viewer, VLC Player, Internet Browser and Activated Window.


WHAT WILL COME IN THE BUNDLE:


1x PC + Keyboard and Mouse
1x Desktop PC power lead
1x Refurbished 19" Monitor
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Top comments
Cold it’s a second gen I7, similar performance to a modern i3.
That CPU is 9 years old
Or this...

hotukdeals.com/dea…417

You'll need to add a second hand monitor but for about an extra £70 you've got a brand new machine with an NVMe SSD, newer faster ram etc.


Buying a 9 year old machine for this price just isn't a great idea, sorry OP.
Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 17th Oct
Note this is a narrow case so space for any sort of graphics card will be limited.

Optiplex PCs usually dont have wi fi built in (it says USB wi fi)

Looks like no HDMI port (says VGA)

19" screen is a waste of time in this day and age.

Apart from 16Gb of memory this is a pretty poor machine.

Go elsewhere.
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Cold it’s a second gen I7, similar performance to a modern i3.


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That CPU is 9 years old
is 2nd
Xboxgamer32117/10/2020 18:46

Cold it’s a second gen I7, similar performance to a modern i3.


is 2nd gen true .. but still good PC . with a good GPU , will run many games tbh
is good budget PC
2nd gen not at that price.
Or this...

hotukdeals.com/dea…417

You'll need to add a second hand monitor but for about an extra £70 you've got a brand new machine with an NVMe SSD, newer faster ram etc.


Buying a 9 year old machine for this price just isn't a great idea, sorry OP.
Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 17th Oct
HOT. I'm running an i7 960 (1t gen) with GeForce 1080. Obviously I don't get the best performance speed with an old motherboard but I'm still playing Half Life ALYX VR like a pro.
Edited by: "Seb_Gonzalez" 17th Oct
shwanko217/10/2020 18:50

is 2nd is 2nd gen true .. but still good PC . with a good GPU , will run …is 2nd is 2nd gen true .. but still good PC . with a good GPU , will run many games tbh is good budget PC


It might 'run' them, but whether or not a 2nd gen i7 using an iGPU running games from an HDD runs them acceptably is another matter entirely.

I could only recommend this machine for light office work. The inclusion of the monitor is the saving grace here.
Note this is a narrow case so space for any sort of graphics card will be limited.

Optiplex PCs usually dont have wi fi built in (it says USB wi fi)

Looks like no HDMI port (says VGA)

19" screen is a waste of time in this day and age.

Apart from 16Gb of memory this is a pretty poor machine.

Go elsewhere.
My oc'd 2500k is still running games at over 100fps on high settings...
Xboxgamer32117/10/2020 18:46

Cold it’s a second gen I7, similar performance to a modern i3.


I did wonder when I saw the price.
manx2117/10/2020 18:49

That CPU is 9 years old


Not sure, but are CPU's like people, do they slow done as they get older? Thanks
Can't imagine why this is being posted when an i3-8100 has significantly better benchmarks. You can get one with HDMI, nvME SSD, 8GB DDR4 RAM for £220 on flea_ay and it will trounce this antique.
Just an FYI, the processor in the computer was released in 2008.
The wannabe experts are in the house lol. 🔥
One other thing to consider is the case. You won’t get a full height gpu in there and a modern half height will fill it with warm air in seconds.
shwanko217/10/2020 18:50

is 2nd is 2nd gen true .. but still good PC . with a good GPU , will run …is 2nd is 2nd gen true .. but still good PC . with a good GPU , will run many games tbh is good budget PC


2nd gen is fine for light-moderate stuff, that’s true but not at this ridiculous price they’re trying to peddle it for. No SSD is going to be a serious bottleneck and this model of Dell is limited to low profile cards so it’ll be a 1030, 1050, 1650 or RX 550 for gaming most likely - and being low-profile you’ll pay a premium.

By the time you’ve added an SSD and GPU you should be asking why you didn’t buy one of @sarden84 regular deals with something like a 3200G for similar money but brand new and modern.

h4music17/10/2020 20:02

Just an FYI, the processor in the computer was released in 2008.


2011 was when Sandy Bridge launched. 2008 was Core 2.
Edited by: "plewis00" 17th Oct
Cold mate. Not a good price for second generation i7
Can this be upgraded to today’s standards? No. would it be worth trying to get this to run modern games? Absolutely not, but this will be a machine built to last and, especially including a monitor, it’s a decent price.
It might be possible to source slightly cheaper machines of equivalent spec, but Dell stuff’s very robust and quiet in my experience and it’d be worth paying a fiver or so extra for the Dell brand.
If you need a machine for working from home using Office applications, this will easily handle Win 10 and Office 365 out of the box. Hot.
Edited by: "Deluxe" 17th Oct
Can you even fit a graphics card in without replacing the PSU and Motherboard? This is cold compared to what there is new out there.
2nd gen i7 and mechanical hdd... No way should this deal be hot.
tomwatts17/10/2020 21:52

Can you even fit a graphics card in without replacing the PSU and …Can you even fit a graphics card in without replacing the PSU and Motherboard? This is cold compared to what there is new out there.


Gtx 1650 low profile would fit fine and play at decent frame rates
Why spend £250 and get a 9 year old PC? Just get a new Ryzen PC for a little bit more. Much better at anything compared to this. COLD
Hadn't noticed the Gen2. I'm still running a 2600k, but that's since 2011 and with gpu/memory/SSD upgrades along the way. It has stood up well, but I wouldn't buy now or put any more upgrades in at this stage.
Xboxgamer32117/10/2020 18:46

Cold it’s a second gen I7, similar performance to a modern i3.


Even less than a modern i3.
b2e12317/10/2020 22:33

Hadn't noticed the Gen2. I'm still running a 2600k, but that's since 2011 …Hadn't noticed the Gen2. I'm still running a 2600k, but that's since 2011 and with gpu/memory/SSD upgrades along the way. It has stood up well, but I wouldn't buy now or put any more upgrades in at this stage.


Yes and yours was built as a gaming machine with many upgrades not a business computer with a slimline chassis and proprietary PSU.

Deluxe17/10/2020 21:34

Can this be upgraded to today’s standards? No. would it be worth trying to …Can this be upgraded to today’s standards? No. would it be worth trying to get this to run modern games? Absolutely not, but this will be a machine built to last and, especially including a monitor, it’s a decent price.It might be possible to source slightly cheaper machines of equivalent spec, but Dell stuff’s very robust and quiet in my experience and it’d be worth paying a fiver or so extra for the Dell brand.If you need a machine for working from home using Office applications, this will easily handle Win 10 and Office 365 out of the box. Hot.


You have been able to buy a similar package from somewhere like ITZOO for about £100-150 before - I’ve even had a Fujitsu 3rd gen i5 quad core for £50 and a 19” Dell monitor for £15 delivered from them. The company that’s selling these probably got them for peanuts and has tarted them up a bit, created a bundle and slapped a huge markup on it.
Edited by: "plewis00" 18th Oct
jaymzuk17/10/2020 19:20

It might 'run' them, but whether or not a 2nd gen i7 using an iGPU running …It might 'run' them, but whether or not a 2nd gen i7 using an iGPU running games from an HDD runs them acceptably is another matter entirely.I could only recommend this machine for light office work. The inclusion of the monitor is the saving grace here.


Disagree
My kid play all games with 4th gen I5 which is almost same speed as this
sure in some games he had to set graphic to low .. but he run them all except one game laggy which was one version of Call of duty (forgot which one) but that version was poorly optimised people with better GPU and CPU even had there game laggy.
Edited by: "shwanko2" 18th Oct
plewis0017/10/2020 20:45

2nd gen is fine for light-moderate stuff, that’s true but not at this r …2nd gen is fine for light-moderate stuff, that’s true but not at this ridiculous price they’re trying to peddle it for. No SSD is going to be a serious bottleneck and this model of Dell is limited to low profile cards so it’ll be a 1030, 1050, 1650 or RX 550 for gaming most likely - and being low-profile you’ll pay a premium.By the time you’ve added an SSD and GPU you should be asking why you didn’t buy one of @sarden84 regular deals with something like a 3200G for similar money but brand new and modern.2011 was when Sandy Bridge launched. 2008 was Core 2.


Jesus !! £250 is prime price for a desktop
secondly, My kid play all games with 4th gen I5 which is almost same speed as this
sure in some games he had to set graphic to low .. but he run them all except one game laggy which was one version of Call of duty (forgot which one) but that version was poorly optimised people with better GPU and CPU even had there game laggy.
your opinion is not based on experience, but mine is as My kid have similar one and except that game above every game is running nicely.
am planning to buy him a new PC though bcz want to buy a new gaming case, and new motherboard that allow faster CPU and better PSU, bcz those Dell ones come with less Watt than gaming one, and best you can get is GPU with one fan.
So if someone want to buy this and upgrade later .. I don't advise that
But in my case, am gonna give old Desktop to my 6yo kid when buy my older kid proper Gaming desktop to run it in full graphic
For all those slagging this deal I use this generation processor in a laptop coupled with 20gb RAM for my day to day work as a IT developer. Surprise surprise I seem to get through the day without too many tears. For a lot of people this setup will be perfectly fine for a lot of applications.
jamgin18/10/2020 07:56

For all those slagging this deal I use this generation processor in a …For all those slagging this deal I use this generation processor in a laptop coupled with 20gb RAM for my day to day work as a IT developer. Surprise surprise I seem to get through the day without too many tears. For a lot of people this setup will be perfectly fine for a lot of applications.


It’s not the processor... and you don’t use this processor in a laptop because the laptop will have something else. The problem is the £250 price for this machine not the actual chip...

shwanko218/10/2020 02:05

Jesus !! £250 is prime price for a desktopsecondly, My kid play all games …Jesus !! £250 is prime price for a desktopsecondly, My kid play all games with 4th gen I5 which is almost same speed as thissure in some games he had to set graphic to low .. but he run them all except one game laggy which was one version of Call of duty (forgot which one) but that version was poorly optimised people with better GPU and CPU even had there game laggy.your opinion is not based on experience, but mine is as My kid have similar one and except that game above every game is running nicely.am planning to buy him a new PC though bcz want to buy a new gaming case, and new motherboard that allow faster CPU and better PSU, bcz those Dell ones come with less Watt than gaming one, and best you can get is GPU with one fan. So if someone want to buy this and upgrade later .. I don't advise that But in my case, am gonna give old Desktop to my 6yo kid when buy my older kid proper Gaming desktop to run it in full graphic


This was really hard to read and yes it’s based on experience. It’s £250 and is not a gaming computer, it’s not got a GPU. If you want something like this you can buy it for a lot less elsewhere. The problem is not the specification it’s the stupid price and incredibly poor value.
So why has it gone so hot.
peaceoff17/10/2020 19:51

Not sure, but are CPU's like people, do they slow done as they get older? …Not sure, but are CPU's like people, do they slow done as they get older? Thanks


They don’t slow down per se. But everything else speeds up, and they can no longer keep up.
Xboxgamer32117/10/2020 18:46

Cold it’s a second gen I7, similar performance to a modern i3.


Modern i3 is much faster thanks to higher clocks and avx instructions
How has this gone hot?
jamgin18/10/2020 07:56

For all those slagging this deal I use this generation processor in a …For all those slagging this deal I use this generation processor in a laptop coupled with 20gb RAM for my day to day work as a IT developer. Surprise surprise I seem to get through the day without too many tears. For a lot of people this setup will be perfectly fine for a lot of applications.


People are slagging off this deal because of the price.
Edited by: "I_Wish" 18th Oct
shwanko218/10/2020 02:00

Disagree My kid play all games with 4th gen I5 which is almost same speed …Disagree My kid play all games with 4th gen I5 which is almost same speed as this sure in some games he had to set graphic to low .. but he run them all except one game laggy which was one version of Call of duty (forgot which one) but that version was poorly optimised people with better GPU and CPU even had there game laggy.


Comparing clocks between a 2nd gen i7 and 4th gen i5 is a fallacy, both 3rd and 4th gen brought with them significant iGPU gains. 3rd gen brought DX11 support, so this likely won't run a large proportion of games at all without a discrete GPU, and whether this machine supports USB3 without a PCI card is entirely dependant on which chipset was used.

So if you want to play some more modern games, you'll have to buy a discrete GPU and most likely a new PSU (And hope that Dell haven't used some weird form factor). By that point, you might as well buy something more modern and possibly new.

There are too many compromises here to justify spending over £250 on a 10 year old machine, when you can spend a little more and get a lot more
monitor118/10/2020 10:26

So why has it gone so hot.


Because people see buy into Intel’s i7 marketing and look no further . The same people that call all Celerons and Pentiums rubbish and think an i3 has no place in a gaming machine.

Nothing wrong with a 2nd gen i7, the complaint is all about the pricing.
jaymzuk18/10/2020 12:16

Comparing clocks between a 2nd gen i7 and 4th gen i5 is a fallacy, both …Comparing clocks between a 2nd gen i7 and 4th gen i5 is a fallacy, both 3rd and 4th gen brought with them significant iGPU gains. 3rd gen brought DX11 support, so this likely won't run a large proportion of games at all without a discrete GPU, and whether this machine supports USB3 without a PCI card is entirely dependant on which chipset was used.So if you want to play some more modern games, you'll have to buy a discrete GPU and most likely a new PSU (And hope that Dell haven't used some weird form factor). By that point, you might as well buy something more modern and possibly new.There are too many compromises here to justify spending over £250 on a 10 year old machine, when you can spend a little more and get a lot more


They have same benchmark performance bro .. go check
Again my kid play all games GTA COD .etc all run well with sure decent Gpu i bought except one COD version which even high spec r struggling with bcz not well optimised
Is all about performance not age . Pls show me one same premium £250 ...I dare u .
Stop talking nonsesne..show me .. I chalange u
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