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[Dell] Dell Vostro 220 Desktop with Core2 Duo E8400, 2Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD, GigE LAN 459$

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[Dell] Dell Vostro 220 Desktop with Core2 Duo E8400, 2Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD, GigE LAN 459$

Similar to a deal we saw last month (Vostro 200 for 429$), this is a good basic machine for the price-conscious shopper. Heck, buy a descent graphics card (not from [rfdlink=55]Dell[/rfdlink]) and you'll end up with a pretty impressive setup.

Vostro 220 Desktop, E8400, 2Gb RAM, 250Gb HDD, GigE LAN
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Proc E8400 (3.0GHz, 6M, L2Cache, 1333FSB) (manually selected)
  • 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz - 2DIMMs
  • 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
  • Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
  • Integrated Video, Intel
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Seems the same, other than the case. I'd get the other one as it would make a pretty good HTPC.
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my2sense wrote:
Nov 8th, 2008 6:43 pm
Isn't this the same as this the other $399 Vostro 220 deal with CPU upgraded to E8400?

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/show ... p?t=657452
Yesss

EDIT : After checking the answer is "No!" This is a different case. As someone suggested the other case will make a nice looking HTPC but I don't know if you can fit a descent video card inside it :(
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Exactly, the 220s (slim case) is limited to low-profile expansion cards, has 1 less 5.25" drive bay, and has a 250W power supply instead of 300W.

All in all, if you plan on doing any upgrades, the 220 (non slim-case) is more flexible. If not, the 220s will give you a sleaker slimmer look. Other than that, the systems are identical.
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i just got the vostro 200 is the 220 the same thing but a different case?
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I think something is messed up in the video card section. I have 2 options, one for 70$ and another for 150$. Both options are integrated 5.1 audio :confused:

Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio [add $70 or $18/month1]
Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio [add $150 or $21/month1
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s2kdarren wrote:
Nov 8th, 2008 10:32 pm
i just got the vostro 200 is the 220 the same thing but a different case?
The motherboards are different. The older Vostra 200 is based on G33 chipset while Vostra 220 is based on G45. The onboard video and NIC are the main differences.
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wow pretty nice for that setup! oc that 8400 to 4+ghz easily!
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kleptodathief wrote:
Nov 9th, 2008 8:22 am
wow pretty nice for that setup! oc that 8400 to 4+ghz easily!
I don't think it's that easy with OEM mobo .... First, the stock cooling may not be sufficient. Second, hard-mod 'tricks' will be required ... Even with both, you *might* be able to reach 400 x 9 ... which is 'only' 3.6GHz ... Thirdly, once you go above that, you start overclocking the RAM ...

Nah, I wouldn't bother to overclock a E8400 on a Dell .....
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Thanks OP!

Agree with Willy. This Vostro 'probably' don't OC well if at all due to the motherboard restrictions. I have three Vostro systems and at least I can't find anything that may allow you to OC anything.

To be fair though, this is a great price for a e8400 system (for Canada.) I've found my Vostro systems to be ultra quiet and rock solid.
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willy wrote:
Nov 9th, 2008 7:08 am
The motherboards are different. The older Vostra 200 is based on G33 chipset while Vostra 220 is based on G45. The onboard video and NIC are the main differences.

so if i have an aftermarket video card i relaly wont notice any difference?
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Can I fit a 7900gtx in here? It uses two slots and it's really long.
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napoleon1769 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2008 2:05 am
Can I fit a 7900gtx in here? It uses two slots and it's really long.
I really doubt you can, i am pretty sure it will need a decent power supply too, which i am pretty sure this Dell will not have.
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