PC - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, HD2400 Pro £371 @ dinopc
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PC - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, HD2400 Pro £371 @ dinopc

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Found 21st Apr 2009
CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo E7400
CPU Cooler: Standard CPU heatsink & fan
Motherboard: Asus P5QL (Intel P43 chipset, 4x DDR2, PCI-E 2.0)
Memory: 8GB DDR2 800mhz (4x 2GB)
Hard Drives: 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 20x DVD±RW DL
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 512MB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
OS: Not Included
PSU: 400W
Case: Asus TA-210
Warranty: 3 Year Bronze Warranty



An excellent performance system based on the Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 CPU, it is ideal for multimedia and light gaming. This computer boasts the latest components that deliver the best performance for the money, ensuring top value-for-money. The system boasts PCI-Express 2.0 technology for improved gaming performance.

The system comes as standard with onboard LAN for broadband and network connectivity, 5.1 channel surround sound and ATI Radeon HD2400 Pro 512MB graphics card. A 500GB hard drive provides ample storage, whilst 8GB of fast 800Mhz DDR2 RAM will be plenty to handle most software applications.

A DVDRW drive supports Double-Layer 8.5Gb discs and Dual Formats. There are 2x front USB 2.0 ports and 4x at the rear, allowing you to connect plenty of USB devices. Furthermore, a firewire connection comes as standard at the rear.

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To take advantage of the 8Gb of real memory you would need to install a 64 bit version of Windows (or other 64 bit operating system).

32 bit windows would only use about 3 and a half Gb of this memory.

If you totalled all the bits up inc post it would be roughly £340, so not bad in a built state. I would go the 4 gb option and save £37. But then I'd rather have my set up anyday as this is ok for general stuff but not a gaming rig. Not a bad deal but not stunning.

Good effort mate.

any idea what dinopc are like for reliablity? am interested in one of their i7 systems

guilbert53;4993453

To take advantage of the 8Gb of real memory you would need to install a … To take advantage of the 8Gb of real memory you would need to install a 64 bit version of Windows (or other 64 bit operating system).


True, but 64bit Linux has become pretty usable. The kernel works well for a long time now, and the user space is coming together nicely, too. Even the long standing issue of browser plugins has been solved now:*both Flash and Java are available in 64bit versions.

Windows seems to have a lot further to go. Sure, regular applications work just fine, but even getting a virus scanner for 64bit is tricky, unless you want the "enterprise edition".

Tommy2;4995304

True, but 64bit Linux has become pretty usable. The kernel works well for … True, but 64bit Linux has become pretty usable. The kernel works well for a long time now, and the user space is coming together nicely, too. Even the long standing issue of browser plugins has been solved now:*both Flash and Java are available in 64bit versions.Windows seems to have a lot further to go. Sure, regular applications work just fine, but even getting a virus scanner for 64bit is tricky, unless you want the "enterprise edition".




not sure i would agree with that statement about anti virus.

Avast is one of the best out there and is free

avast.com/eng…tml

Agreed not 100% 64 bit but works fine with vista 64 bit

Tommy2;4995304

True, but 64bit Linux has become pretty usable. The kernel works well for … True, but 64bit Linux has become pretty usable. The kernel works well for a long time now, and the user space is coming together nicely, too. Even the long standing issue of browser plugins has been solved now:*both Flash and Java are available in 64bit versions.Windows seems to have a lot further to go. Sure, regular applications work just fine, but even getting a virus scanner for 64bit is tricky, unless you want the "enterprise edition".



avg free edition works fine on windows 64bit

for £449 (excludes quidco) can get a dell inspiron dessktop E8400 (3ghz)+2gb ram+500gbHD+23inch full HD screen+vista SP1 OS.

u can just buy a graphix card and 2gb ram separately from other suppliers to upgrade but total should be less than £500...

whats this like for 'middle of the range' gaming?

I'm sure it would be fine at lower detail settings at 1280 resolution. Don't expect Crysis to run any faster than 8FPS though ;-) certainly functional for most stuff.

Counter-Strike, most source games (with the exception of L4D which you'd have to really dumb down), Burnout Paradise, Unreal Tournament 3 and titles from a year or so ago should be fine, you'll struggle with anything that features 'mind-blowing graphics' however.

czrsiNk;4996349

I'm sure it would be fine at lower detail settings at 1280 resolution. … I'm sure it would be fine at lower detail settings at 1280 resolution. Don't expect Crysis to run any faster than 8FPS though ;-) certainly functional for most stuff.Counter-Strike, most source games (with the exception of L4D which you'd have to really dumb down), Burnout Paradise, Unreal Tournament 3 and titles from a year or so ago should be fine, you'll struggle with anything that features 'mind-blowing graphics' however.



Cheers for that

Just curious has anyone ever ordered from these guys? if so what do you reckon, what is the customer service like?

Thanks

1st post and it’s a deal for a company that nobody seems to have heard of. Isn’t that usually treated as suspicious around these parts? Let’s run this stranger out of town. :w00t:

Pointless having a decent PC then throwing a rubbish graphics card like that in it. You'd have to spend another £50 on top to make it worthwhile buying.

Agharta;4997004

1st post and it’s a deal for a company that nobody seems to have heard o … 1st post and it’s a deal for a company that nobody seems to have heard of. Isn’t that usually treated as suspicious around these parts? Let’s run this stranger out of town. :w00t:



First post but joined in 06, thats must count for summat? or maybe not, never heard of them either but they may well be ok.

biggiep;4997642

First post but joined in 06, thats must count for summat?


Oops, I missed that. :oops:

Bazza71;4997844

Found this from PC Advisor … Found this from PC Advisor Forumhttp://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=287563&forumid=2


That doesn't look promising.

Looks like a good price but note the 3yr warranty is labour only for the 2nd and 3rd years and you still need an O/S.

is this class as a mid-rage system if i wanna do games like crysis in all max settings

playaz;4996157

whats this like for 'middle of the range' gaming?



mulmul;4999211

is this class as a mid-rage system if i wanna do games like crysis in all … is this class as a mid-rage system if i wanna do games like crysis in all max settings



I'm afraid the 2400 is very much low-end, it was when it was released and it's had two replacements since then. If you're gaming on a mid-range monitor (~£200) then you should be looking at something like a Radeon 4850 or other £100-150 card.

Agharta;4997004

1st post and it’s a deal for a company that nobody seems to have heard o … 1st post and it’s a deal for a company that nobody seems to have heard of. Isn’t that usually treated as suspicious around these parts? Let’s run this stranger out of town. :w00t:



DinoPC deals have been posted on here before and they have been going since at least last september so it's not a complete scam, I can't comment on the quality of their customer service though.

mulmul;4999211

is this class as a mid-rage system if i wanna do games like crysis in all … is this class as a mid-rage system if i wanna do games like crysis in all max settings



Any system that plays Crysis at max settings is NOT mid-range, even the best high ends can struggle.

The graphics in this one is pretty much useless for new games (even ones that are only 2 years old, it will prob struggle with).

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biggiep;4997642

First post but joined in 06, thats must count for summat? or maybe not, … First post but joined in 06, thats must count for summat? or maybe not, never heard of them either but they may well be ok.



Hey yeah its my first post, i didnt even know i had an account to be honest, i use this site all the time but never actually posted, then i thought to myself i kinda owe it to the people who have helped me out to try and help them out back.

About the reliability to be honest i had never heard of them before, from a quick google search of other forums, people ave left feedback saying they are pretty reliable and come quickly, but i don't know how reliable this information is.

Oh and thanks to everyone who has commented

how would this graphics card cope with football manager 2009?

Great find.

Although it's clearly important for many people, it's worth remembering that games aren't the only thing that PC's are used for. I keep a PS3 and 360 for that, but i've been on the lookout for a prebuilt system with 8Gb for running multiple servers in VMWare.

Quad-core would be ideal, but for rapidly switching between development and test environments this is near perfect.

playaz;4996461

Cheers for that :)Just curious has anyone ever ordered from these guys? … Cheers for that :)Just curious has anyone ever ordered from these guys? if so what do you reckon, what is the customer service like?Thanks



I bought a pc from then january- great value, kept me informed well & good quality stuff.:thumbsup:

I bought my last PC off them...not sure if I would again. I specced up mine to 4GB RAM but the motherboard didn't fully support it (only 2.8GB usable because of PCI-e address space etc).

Customer service was poor but I finally managed to get them to send me a replacement board which I fitted myself.
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