dealsh8-1213c 2tb 10gb 460w ps desktop (refurbished…


Oddly powerful PSU for an OEM
Very nice $300 CPU.

And then, a $50 video card. And a stupid 2GB DIMM thrown in to screw up dual-channel.



$50 is actually really generous for that video card. The GT 620 sucks, and is barely better than the integrated HD 4000 graphics honestly.

Although the PSU is a lot better than normal. From the pictures, it looks like it has a 6-pin PCIe connector, so you should be able to run low-mid range cards, up to a Radeon 7850 which is pretty powerful.


I have this PC. The video card is truly bad. The full size HDMI-out port is its only saving grace. I believe the Windows Experience Index on the video card was 4.1. The 3D Mark06 was equally embarrassing at 5444.

On a brighter note, the PC does have a 6pin molex power connection and 460 watt power supply, so a decent video card can be added. I put an AMD HD 7770 in it and zips along quite well now. 3D Mark06 with the AMD is a respectable19,629.


@flyswatter: But is the card and machine acceptable for non-gaming uses?
I have no interest in gaming and I'm running a Woot purchased Radeon 3600 in my current box (which has a 3D Mark of about 100) so I assume even this crappy card is a step up for me.
I'll be doing general office tasks as well as running some VMs for testing.


@ruadog: Yes, this will definitely suit your needs. The included video card is quite sufficient for surfing and office work, and you may even find a use for the HDMI-out if you have a TV nearby.


I have this computer, which I recently bought. It is adequate for most general computing. I put a 250GB SSD in it. That is when I learned that the motherboard does not support any PCIe 2.0 x2, x4, etc components. The motherboard has three empty PCIe 1.0x1 slots. I find this surprising for a computer this new that the motherboard does not support PCIe 2.0.

Bummer, if you want to mount your SSD on an Apricorn drive and plug it directly into the motherboard as I did.

Also the power supply only has plugs for two additional components. My SSD uses one of them, which means that I can only put in one additional HDD. Typical HP which generally has nothing fancy or extra.

I am driving two very large monitors (actually digital TVs, one a Vizio 42" LCD and one a Samsung 46" LED) at full 1080p resolution from the supplied video card with no issues. The video card only has 1-DVI and 1-HDMI outputs, so I had to get a DVI to HDMI cable to input the sound and picture to one of the TVs


Too many people are commenting that the PSU in this is good, all we know about it is that it's advertised as 460w. We don't know the amperage on the 12v rail, whether it's single or dual(or more) 12v rail, or even the manufacturer. If it's one of the less reputable manufacturers a lot of them don't even output the wattage they advertise. If you plan on buying this and replacing the GPU I'd replace the PSU as well, or at least check the specs of what it comes with and don't blindly throw in a card it can't handle.


I don't recommend for anyone who does not have experience working inside a computer to replace a power supply. Besides remembering where all the wires go you need to know how to drain all the current inside the computer before touching the power supply or you may fry the motherboard or cpu. This is a very powerful computer for general use. The video card can be replaced to play games but not all cards will work well in this computer. This computer case lacks the cooling needed for a gaming computer.