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XPS 430 - Q8200,3GB DDR3,640GB HDD,HD 4850,Vista Home premium - (£568.09 Delivered With Code) @ Dell
XPS 430 - Q8200,3GB DDR3,640GB HDD,HD 4850,Vista Home premium - (£568.09 Delivered With Code) @ Dell

XPS 430 - Q8200,3GB DDR3,640GB HDD,HD 4850,Vista Home premium - (£568.09 Delivered With Code) @ Dell

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Great spec PC for £534 delivered with Quidco/Topcashback + Discount code

Intel Core 2 Quad Core Processor Q8200 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 - English
3072MB 1067 MHz Tri Channel DDR3 SDRAM [3x1024]
640 GB Serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
512MB ATI® Radeon(TM) 4850 Graphics card
Display Not Included
16X DVD+/-RW (Read/Write DVD, CD)
1Yr Premium Warranty Support

There's a £120 discount that ends today, 29th of April
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I have fixed the "go to deal" for you. You cannot link to a cart, it has to be to the first page of configuring the unit.

Not so much a hot deal - as a price to beat I'd say.

Certainly a good basic spec for a gaming PC.

The Studio XPS i7s are tempting though too.

davycrocket;5036291

Not so much a hot deal - as a price to beat I'd say.Certainly a good … Not so much a hot deal - as a price to beat I'd say.Certainly a good basic spec for a gaming PC.The Studio XPS i7s are tempting though too.


I agree especially with the £100 off at the moment

Yes for £712.09 delivered you can get an Studio XPS i7 - so that's (712 - 568) £144 for the upgraded CPU essentially - this is roughly the difference in the street price between these 2 CPUs.

Catalog Number: 20211 D04SX02
Module Description Show Details
Base Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec)
Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 64Bit - English
Memory 3072MB (3x1024) 1067MHz DDR3 Tri Channel
Keyboard Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard Black - UK
Monitor Display Not Included
Video Card 512MB ATI® Radeon® 4850 Graphics card
Hard Drive 640GB Serial ATA (7200RPM) Hard Drive
Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Mouse Dell Laser Mouse USB (6 buttons scroll) Black
Optical Devices 16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write)
Sound Cards Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Speakers No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/IRL Power Cord
Gedis Bundle Reference D04SX02

A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... why is this a hot deal?

I guess these sort of PCs would run high definition (HD) well? On my old PC, YouTube and BBC iPlayer HD videos are ever so jerky.

JoYork;5036829

A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... … A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... why is this a hot deal?



Was it DDR2 RAM, this has DDR3. Also has a 4850 card in which can certainly able to pack a punch in games. Still, you can build one for less than this, i've just put in a similar setup on Aria and got £480. So this is good if you don't know how or don't want to build your own pc, but if you do, then you can spend less and get more.

JoYork;5036829

A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... … A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... why is this a hot deal?



Faster Front Side Bus (1333 vs 1066MHz), Faster memory (DDR3). Obviously don't know the rest of your friends components.

as per every other thread regarding electronic items, 6 months ago the sterling devaluation was not reflected

JoYork;5036829

A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... … A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... why is this a hot deal?



I bough a q9300 4gig, 500gb, 8800 graphics (£420 about 6 months ago)

Does anyone know of when Dell might be getting computers with a ATI 4890? I'm looking for a good desktop with one of those in I think.

davycrocket;5036709

Yes for £712.09 delivered you can get an Studio XPS i7 - so that's (712 … Yes for £712.09 delivered you can get an Studio XPS i7 - so that's (712 - 568) £144 for the upgraded CPU essentially - this is roughly the difference in the street price between these 2 CPUs.Catalog Number: 20211 D04SX02 Module Description Show DetailsBase Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec)Microsoft Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 64Bit - EnglishMemory 3072MB (3x1024) 1067MHz DDR3 Tri ChannelKeyboard Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard Black - UKMonitor Display Not IncludedVideo Card 512MB ATI® Radeon® 4850 Graphics cardHard Drive 640GB Serial ATA (7200RPM) Hard DriveFloppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices 19-in-1 Media Card ReaderMouse Dell Laser Mouse USB (6 buttons scroll) BlackOptical Devices 16X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write)Sound Cards Integrated HDA 7.1 Dolby Digital AudioSpeakers No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)Shipping Documents English Documentation with UK/IRL Power CordGedis Bundle Reference D04SX02



Why would anyone buy an i7 and hamper it with a 4850?

Thats like putting a Ferrari engine into a Mini.

I dont know why people consider these kind of Dell deals to ever be for gaming because they aren't ever worth it.

Why would anyone buy an i7 and hamper it with a 4850?Thats like putting a … Why would anyone buy an i7 and hamper it with a 4850?Thats like putting a Ferrari engine into a Mini.I dont know why people consider these kind of Dell deals to ever be for gaming because they aren't ever worth it.



Don't you mean a mini engine in a Ferrari?

I thought the 4850 was a good gaming card?

I would be happy to build a PC myself but the resale is always poor - Dells are so easy to trade.

Ev0lution - could you recommend a good gaming rig for £600-ish with warranty and kosher OS? (Challenge! ;-)

For the money this machine will run all you need it to at present, why spend £1500 when in 2 years you can just buy a new machine and still have £500 in the pocket.

I have a year old quad 420 XPS with an 8800GT 512mb card and it has handled all I have thrown at it, I only paid £420 for it and next year will probably sell for £200 and move on.

In fact just got an i7 from Outlet for £630 - one left - be quick!

Yes Dells are easy to trade up.

davycrocket;5037393

Don't you mean a mini engine in a Ferrari?I thought the 4850 was a good … Don't you mean a mini engine in a Ferrari?I thought the 4850 was a good gaming card?I would be happy to build a PC myself but the resale is always poor - Dells are so easy to trade.Ev0lution - could you recommend a good gaming rig for £600-ish with warranty and kosher OS? (Challenge! ;-)



Depends how good at gaming you want it. I'm able to run most things on High/Max with my current system (E8400 OCed to 3.6, 4GB RAM, HD 4850) which cost me £500 for everything, that was a few months ago now and I didn't shop around much so you could probably get a similar spec for ~£450 now. Upgrade the graphics card to HD4870 for another £30 or so, maybe get a quad core for another £50 which would leave you £80 for an OS, most than enough.

JoYork;5036829

A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... … A friend bought a Q6600 with 4 gig of RAM about 6 months ago for £400... why is this a hot deal?



With an operating system and a 4850?

markbargain;5036897

I guess these sort of PCs would run high definition (HD) well? On my old … I guess these sort of PCs would run high definition (HD) well? On my old PC, YouTube and BBC iPlayer HD videos are ever so jerky.



This is far more powerful (and power hungry) than you need for HD video decoding, even 1920x1080 let alone the 1280x720 that youtube and BBC HD probably use.

Not that it matters but thier spec says tri channel memory which is clearly wrong as no 775 socket chipsets support tri channel. Just a FYI.

Anyone know whether you can use Quidco on Dell Outlet??:?

Heres a tip:


change the Keyboard to the Wireless Keyboard & Mouse option. This reduces the price....total to pay: £559.99

I also picked up a hotukdeals XPS 420 last year (3gb ram, 640gb raid 0, q6600), then paid £140 for a 22" monitor. If the XPS 430 is anything like the 420, it's an outstanding machine.

The PC is not going to go obsolete any time soon. I constantly have at least 30 applications open, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word (x5), Excel (x10), Firefox, Vector NTI, MATLAB, SigmaPlot, Graphpad Prism, Adobe Reader, Endnote, and uTorrent, and the machine is constantly fast and multi-tasks beautifully. We know that Windows 7 is spec-wise similar to Vista, so there's no reason to expect the machine to go obsolete until the OS after that (Windows 8?).

Gaming wise, with a quad-core CPU the limiting factor is almost always the graphics card, so gaming fans can, most likely, continue playing the latest games in a couple of years by upgrading the GPU. I've played a couple of demanding games on this machine (e.g. CoD 4, GTA IV, and Supreme Commander) and they're superb. There's also the very real prospect that a cloud computing approach to gaming will take off within a year or two, and gamers will be playing the latest games without fancy hardware at all (e.g. [url]www.OnLive.com[/url]).

I run Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and it's compatible with 32-bit applications 99% of the time. Dell hardware has 64-bit drivers, but if you have USB devices (e.g. printer, scanner, wifi, etc.), it may be worth checking to see if there are 64-bit drivers available for them. Otherwise, there's no reason to run a 32-bit OS on 64-bit ready hardware. I actually requested the 64-bit DVD for free from Dell and could notice the performance boost vis-a-vis 32-bit.

Top notch PC :thumbsup:

What GPU have you got?

ck_;5065386

I also picked up a hotukdeals XPS 420 last year (3gb ram, 640gb raid 0, … I also picked up a hotukdeals XPS 420 last year (3gb ram, 640gb raid 0, q6600), then paid £140 for a 22" monitor. If the XPS 430 is anything like the 420, it's an outstanding machine.Gaming wise, with a quad-core CPU the limiting factor is almost always the graphics card, so gaming fans can, most likely, continue playing the latest games in a couple of years by upgrading the GPU. I've played a couple of demanding games on this machine (e.g. CoD 4, GTA IV, and Supreme Commander) and they're superb. There's also the very real prospect that a cloud computing approach to gaming will take off within a year or two, and gamers will be playing the latest games without fancy hardware at all (e.g. [url]www.OnLive.com[/url]). Top notch PC :thumbsup:

davycrocket;5067256

What GPU have you got?



Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT. Really happy with it: has run everything I've thrown at it on max settings with 1680x1050, although had to turn the resolution down a touch for the Crysis demo.

The XPS 430 here comes with a Radeon 4850; seems to be newer and more powerful than the 8800.

http://xtreview.com/images/AMD%20radeon%20HD%204870%20official%20test%2003.jpg

great computer, unfortunately i've had my first experience with Dells customer service after buying this product....

i'm yet to recieve any refund or replacement after recieving goods 'not fit for purpose'. this is what happenes when you haven't got anyone to shout at over a counter. if i ever get this sorted i will be buying from couchpcworldcough

mikester;5215816

great computer, unfortunately i've had my first experience with Dells … great computer, unfortunately i've had my first experience with Dells customer service after buying this product....i'm yet to recieve any refund or replacement after recieving goods 'not fit for purpose'. this is what happenes when you haven't got anyone to shout at over a counter. if i ever get this sorted i will be buying from couchpcworldcough



I am surprised at your experience - Dell customer and technical service has been really good to me over the years. There is a money back guarnatee in the first 30 days. Everyone makes mistakes but in my experience Dell is good at rectifying them.

Is there a reason they won't refund or replace? PM me.

something isn't right with the graphics card, the image on the monitor fickers almost like electrical interferance, its really intermittent. it's not doing it now, but give it half an hour and i won't be able to look at the screen without getting a headache. the monitor is brand new, itwas a samsung one, recommended on here bought from Cdiscount less than a fortnight ago.

I've emailed 2 different departments using 'Dell Support Center' icon in the taskbar, still nothing. and i was on the phone for what seemed like an eternity talking to an indian fella explaining how te machine is brand new and its faulty, i want a refund, he said he'll get someone to phone me back.. that was 2 days ago now


i don't know where to go from here :x

mmm - intermitrent faults are always tricky - but you will be able to get it sorted - is it less than 30 days old?

If so - call 0870 906 0010 and ask for a refund - don't even tell them there is a fault as it just complicates things.

If its > 30 days then still call that number but depending on your warranty CAR or on site get them to fix it. The phone calls can take a long time but it shoudl get fixed eventually.

Good luck - I'd be interested to know how you get on.

Me - I buy/sell Dells in a very small way. ie I don't work for Dell.

its 7 days old. lol


happened on day one, but i've only recently narrowed it down to the graphics card after trying different solutions, moving things around, borrowing friends monitors etc


i will give them a call
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