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Dell Precision 690 B Grade (Configure-To-Order)

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Product Description

This refurbished Dell Precision 690 workstation delivers unprecedented expansion capability and up to 8-core Intel Xeon processing power with two 5300-series Quad Core capable CPU sockets. Additional memory riser boards support 64GB across 16 DIMM slots and five 3.5" (LFF) hard drive bays allow for huge storage configurations. Please Bear in mind this is a B Grade workstation and you should expect some straches or marks on the case, this does not effect the internal workings of the machines and they are still rigorously tested prior to dispatch.


Browse our detailed specification below or see the official Dell 690 spec sheet for this model.


The grading of "B Grade" simply means the units has some more scratches or some small dints than usual. The units are still fully tested and the internal hardware is perfect, it is just cosmetic damage. By purchasing B Grade equipment you get a built-in discount immediately for a machine that does the exact same job!



Processor (CPU):

Intel® Xeon® Series 5300 Quad-Core processors or 5100/5000 Dual-Core processors -

Intel VT-x (Hardware Virtualization enabled)

Memory (RAM):

8 x DIMM Slots - PC2-5300 Fully Buffered DIMMs (DDR2-667 Mhz) -Maximum 32 GB (8 x 4 GB)

Optional memory boards available for additional 8 x DIMM slots - Maximum 64 GB (16 x 4 GB)

Hard Disk Controller:

Integrated LSI 1068 SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controller supports RAID 0, 1

Hard Disk Drive:

Up to 5 x 3.5" SATA or SAS (LFF)


1 x PCI Express (x16) Graphics slot up to 150 watts


Originally shipped with one of:


nVIDIA ® Quadro ® FX 4500; nVIDIA Quadro FX 3500; ATI FireGL 7200; nVIDIA Quadro FX550; ATI™ FireGL ™ V3400; nVIDIA Quadro NVS 285; All graphics cards support dual monitor configurations. SLI and Quad Monitor configurations available with select graphics cards.


Integrated High Definition Audio (Rev 1.0 Specification) with Sigmatel STAC9200 High Definition Audio CODEC and Intel ESB2’s AC97/ High Definition digital controller

Optical Drive: 3 external 5.25-inch bays for DVDRW, DVD, DVD/CDRW or CD drive
Network Ports:

Integrated Broadcom BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Power: 750 or 1000 watt Power Factor Correcting (PFC) power supply
Operating System License: Custom configured
Expansion Slots:

9 Full-Length slots:


  • Three PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4; 
  • One PCI-e x16 graphics slot; 
  • Two PCI-e x16 slots with optional graphics card riser on 690 1KW chassis 
  • Two PCI-X 64bit/100MHz slots with support for 3.3v or universal cards,
  • One PCI 32bit/33Mhz slot
Interface Ports:



  • Headphone 
  • Microphone
  • 2 x USB 2.0




  • 5 x USB 2.0, 
  • 1 x Serial port 
  • 1 x Parallel port
  • 2 x PS/2 keyboard and mouse 
  • 1 x RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN 
  • 1 x audio In 
  • 1 x audio Out 
  • 1 x mic in

Physical Information:

Dimensions (WxDxH): 21.59cm x 56.54cm x 56.6cm
Weight:  Minimum configuration: 17.2 kg; Maximum configuration: 24.3 kg


What's in the box:

All of our workstations are shipped in custom made packaging for maximum protection and secure transit.


You will receive a UK power cable with your system, as well any relevant peripheral hardware included with your configuration selections.

Condition & Warranty


This refurbished workstation is sold in excellent condition and is marked Grade B.

Having been decommissioned from a previous work space you can expect some light cosmetic markings (scuffs and scratches) around the outer chassis/case. The system is not brand new but any scratches or blemishes are purely cosmetic and obviously have very little effect on the technical function of the system, which has been cleaned both inside and out.

We use custom made boxes (matching the original manufacturer specification) and durable expanding foam cushioning to ensure that your product arrives safely. Take a look at our reassuring packaging process.

What is refurbished?

Our refurbished workstations have been usually been removed from working environments in large corporate design office or public sector facilities due to upgrade, lease end or bankruptcy. Every workstation passes through our 6-step refurbishment process which provides a complete system overhaul from our trained technicians, rebuilding every component to ensure that your machine is technically as good as new.


All refurbished workstations from bargain hardware are supported by a 90-day warranty, covering all integral hardware and parts/components that affect the functionality of the equipment.

At bargain hardware we only deal with enterprise and business class hardware from the worlds leading manufacturers. Originally sold with lengthy 3-5 year warranties, the workstations we sell are designed with robust architecture for the ultimate reliability.

Our standard 90 day warranty provides sufficient time to allow you to fully 'soak test' your purchase and discover any unlikely, underlying issues. Modern systems have at most only a single mechanical part (the hard drive) and failure rates of the main electrical components (processor, memory and motherboard) are incredibly low.

It is well publicized that extended warranty packages are very rarely a good deal for the customer. The administrative costs involved in storing and tracking extended warranty details would increase our costs and therefore our prices. Feedback suggests that customers are more than happy with our quality and service, and would prefer us to maintain our highly competitive pricing.

Is extended warranty available?

For reasons detailed above, we dont have any standard extended warranty options. If this is likely to be an issue please contact us and we can talk about potential options.

How to start an RMA/Warranty Claim:

If you have any problems with your order you can find full contact details and instructions on our returns and refunds contact page.

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Product Reviews

  1. fast and cheep 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2016

    Linux box works well

  2. Top service! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jun 2016

    Very fast delivery, machine in excellent condition.
    Also great support from the company for the previous machine I bought, even after warranty expired.

    Highly recommended!

  3. Great product and good service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jun 2016

    Great machine. Quick delivery.

  4. Quite and powerful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jul 2014

    I edit videos and that involves 3D rendering this machine is the fastest I have ever used it is saving me 10 hours per week compared to my old pc.
    I will have got my money back in a few weeks. I have I also have two Dell 490's in my office and both all are quite and reliable.

  5. Great product and service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2014

    I bought this because I wanted a computer for DTP and image manipulation but didn't want to spend a fortune. Well, I certainly got that..
    The machine is excellent, worked perfectly straight out of the box and does everything I wanted.
    For what I received the price was also excellent.
    To cap it all they sent a very large and heavy consignment to France in just 4 days and for just 9.99.
    So pleased that I will be buying another one in a few days
    Dave Olley