HP OMEN 870 Intel Gaming Desktops
Price: $649.99 - 849.99
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Not much of a gaming machine, save your money and buy something with better graphics and a faster top of the line processor.
The i5 isn’t bad at all. The 1060 is good enough for most games. I didn’t get to power supply, case, dvd, wifi, bluetooth, keyboard, mouse and am already at the same price.
I had the option (same price) to get an i5-7500 instead. If I were building someone a cheap gaming PC I would probably just go for 16GB of memory and maybe a bigger HDD. Neither are requirements if on a budget.
Interesting that the more expensive system has an i7 from a gen previous the i5 and even more interesting is that it has a graphics card 1 gen older then the i5 machine. 960 to 1060 is a pretty big jump.
No high-end gamer is looking at a $650 machine.
That said, these are pretty great specs for the money, and will play any game out there at reasonable framerates.
As a casual gamer, this would more than suit my needs, and is significantly more powerful than the 4-year-old gaming PC I use now that works just fine.
I’d plan on adding an SSD to this, tho.
The i7 machine has approximately the same specs (newer CPU) as the most powerful machine used by a professional streamer I know.
Performance differences for 5th, 6th, and 7th generation i5 and i7 processors are practically negligible. Intel didn’t make any significant improvements over their 4th generation processors until AMD brought out the Ryzen.
The GTX 960 is still approximately equivalent to AMD’s top-end GPU boards.
An ignorant statement but happily, ignorance is temporary.
A true statement.
Good move, you’re exactly right on all points. The newer I5 with the 1060 is the way to go and adding an SSD is definitely a good move. This machine will also have good enough specs to easily do Microsoft Mixed reality, which I think will be a hot item- especially considering all the new players with headsets out there. You could not build this for this price. Just the videocard and processor together are almost $400, then add the cost of the memory, HDD, MB, Case, power supply and legitimate windows 10 license.
It’s very simple the price needs to lower
Can someone explain to me why the more expensive PC with a faster processor comes with an older and slower video card?
If they did this right, the more expensive model should come with a GeForce 1070 or 980.
Might have gotten the GTX 960 and 970 confused.