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    Right, I've decided my pc is getting on a bit, so its time to put it into retirement and look for a new one. I missed out on the decent offers by dell, but have noticed there are still one or two decent deals on their website, just can't decide which one is value for money.

    Basically, I'm after a Pentium 4, 3Ghz processor, with around 512Mb plus of Ram, DVD +/- drive, a decent sized hard disk around 120Gb.

    Any help, or suggest any decent offers that are available at the moment

    Thanks in advance

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    [color=darkblue]I've gone through the Dell Dimension 3000 offers, where they have free delivery at the moment + money off certain systems too [£150 in this case].

    This one I've listed below, has a 16x speed DVD+/- Re-Writer drive, 160Gb hard drive, 512Mb DDR400 RAM, 17" TFT monitor + a 3GHz Pentium 4 CPU. It has everything you need to surf the internet, work on office files. Probably not a superfast gaming machine though.

    It also depends how much you want to spend or if the monitor is needed...

    Dimension 3000 Search for E-Value Code: UKPP4 d03306a[/color]

    [color=blue]DELL HOME OFFICE[/color]

    [color=darkblue] Base Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT technology (3.0GHz, 800fsb, 1MB cache) 18137 [210-13602] 1
    Microsoft Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition SP2 - English 8213 [619-10687] 11
    Memory 512MB Dual Channel DDR400 (2x256MB) 4228 [370-11175] 3
    Keyboard Dell QuietKey Keyboard 7234 [580-10209] 4
    Monitor FP / MG 17in (E173FP) TCO99 Value Midnight Grey Flat Panel 14858 [480-12089] 5
    Hard Drive 160GB (7200rpm) IDE Hard Drive with 8mb DataBurst Cache 15995 [400-11650] 8
    Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive Required 4480 [385-10147] 10
    Mouse Dell USB Optical Mouse 7188 [570-10190][570-10088] 12
    Modem Dell v92 Data/Fax modem 6716 [530-10559][640-10270] 14
    Optical Devices 16x max. DVD +/- RW with dual layer write capability 22222 [429-11682][429-11368][429-11154] 16
    Speakers Dell A215 speakers 6659 [520-10245] 18
    Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 7.0 - English 9078 [630-10933] 25
    Enhanced Service Packs 1 Year Collect and Return Service 18599 [680-12654] 30
    Anti Virus Software No Security Subscription 12060 [650-10124] 40
    Dell Photo Album Dell Picture Studio - Photo Album Standard (60 Day Trial) 11920 [640-10339] 85
    Paint Shop Dell Picture Studio - Paint Shop Pro 8.0 (60 Day Trial) 11922 [640-10340] 86
    Money Off Savings Save £150 inc VAT 25684 [235-11481] 120
    Dell Media Experience Dell Media Experience 2.0 29154 [640-10417] 585

    UK Free Delivery worth £57.58 (inc VAT) on selected DELL Dimension & Inspiron
    Expires 29 March 2005

    Total £502.03 Delivered![/color]

    Original Poster

    That was the one i had earkmarked, was just looking for a second opinion as such!

    the only thing that put me off was that it only has 2 PCI slots, apart from that it seems spot on

    what are your opinions on the dell tfts?? I'm not bothered about the size of the monitor, but i like the lg tft for 114 delivered from the hot deals section.

    The Dell TFT monitor looks very good I think + you'd be getting it delivered at the free as it's included with Dell total price.

    http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/images/products/large/19549.jpg

    £189.00p with VAT to add if you bought it on its own. So a bargain I reckon.

    Just added the same items starting from the base 3000, it came out to around £800

    Dimension 3000 (D03305)
    Date & Time: Saturday 26 March 2005 7:17 PM 1 £796.12
    Catalog Number: 202
    Module Description Product Code Sku Id
    Base Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT technology (3.0GHz, 800fsb, 1MB cache) 18137 [210-13602] 1
    Microsoft Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition SP2 - English 8213 [619-10687] 11
    Memory 512MB Dual Channel DDR400 (2x256MB) 4228 [370-11175] 3
    Keyboard Dell QuietKey Keyboard 7234 [580-10209] 4
    Monitor FP / MG 17in (E173FP) TCO99 Value Midnight Grey Flat Panel 14858 [480-12089] 5
    Hard Drive 160GB (7200rpm) IDE Hard Drive with 8mb DataBurst Cache 15995 [400-11650] 8
    Floppy Drives and Additional Storage Devices No Floppy Drive Required 4480 [385-10147] 10
    Mouse Dell USB Optical Mouse 7188 [570-10190][570-10088] 12
    Modem Dell v92 Data/Fax modem 6716 [530-10559][640-10270] 14
    Optical Devices 16x max. DVD +/- RW with dual layer write capability 22222 [429-11682][429-11368][429-11154] 16
    Speakers Dell A215 speakers 6659 [520-10245] 18
    Microsoft Application Software Microsoft® Works 7.0 - English 9078 [630-10933] 25
    Enhanced Service Packs 1 Year Collect and Return Service 18599 [680-12654] 30
    Anti Virus Software No Security Subscription 12060 [650-10124] 40
    Dell Photo Album Dell Picture Studio - Photo Album Standard (60 Day Trial) 11920 [640-10339] 85
    Paint Shop Dell Picture Studio - Paint Shop Pro 8.0 (60 Day Trial) 11922 [640-10340] 86
    Money Off Savings Save £100 inc VAT 25682 [235-11479] 120
    Dell Media Experience Dell Media Experience 2.0 29154 [640-10417] 585

    Total: £796.12

    So the above E-Value Code will save you a fair bit of money.

    Original Poster

    thanks for all your help

    do dell allow you to not take the tft and knock money off the price at all??

    Therer are some E-Value Codes that do that for you, but you're probably better off buying the Dell monitor at the price. It will all match too, whereas the LG is only a 15".
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