HP Pavilion Intel i7 Quad-Core Desktop
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Mar 02 to Tuesday, Mar 03) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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Additional comments on a thread for the Feb. 27th Sale here:
Note that this included two other options as well, but almost all the comments are with respect to this one.
This appears to be a really great deal, and some upgrade can be made to the video card if you want to game.
I purchased this one back on Feb. 27 and I am eagerly awaiting this computer!
Anyone have any recommendations for an upgraded power supply unit that fits in the case?
No HDMI port, no blueray drive and a shitty graphics card is a deal killer. I have the same graphics card in my laptop why would I buy a desktop with same specs lol
LMAO. Don’t you know how to install a better video card for $25? SMH
Ya no problem there. The REAL problem is Windows 8!
I think a real limitation for this box would be lack of open bays for adding drives. If you want BD drive you have to give up the existing CD drive, and if you want an SSD you might have to give up the SATA drive.
*(3) PCI Express x1 slots
(1) PCI Express x16 slot
(1) Minicard (occupied)
(1) 5.25" Drive Bay (occupied)
(1) 3.5" Drive Bay (occupied)
I’d be worried that the case might be so proprietary that you can’t just slap a standard power supply in there.
Still, at this price you might consider buying it, then taking the internals out to install in a older, larger case you might have lying around.
With Windows 10 being free when its GA, you don’t have to worry about that.
ETA - agreed on the great refurbs comment. I’m going on Year 7 of my current HP refurb desktop.
I’ve been thinking of retiring it but this will require a lot of time to get it to where I need it - upgrade SSD (and reinstall OS/software), upgrade to max RAM(16/32GB), upgrade graphics (I need it to support 4K display in 4:4:4 at 60Hz atleast), and upgrade PSU. I don’t have that kind of time to research, and tinker right now.
Except no guarantee 10 will be any better.
Ahhhhhhh, that line never gets old.
Oh wait. Yes it does.
I got this computer from a different offering at Woot.
I added a 650W PSU (Cooler Master), a 240GB SSD (Kingston), and an EVGA GeForce 960.
Running games flawlessly so far.