dealshp h8 i7 desktop with 12gb, 2tb 7200rpm drive…

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Awesome, super syked for it to arrive. Awesome buy here..

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for anyone not building their own computer, this is a great steal. the components alone cost more individually.

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@chiragrajpatel: Completely right, researched it all, good steal.

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replace graphics card and you are set. Pretty good deal.

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How is this any better than the HP that is on 1saleaday.com/wireless?

Only 10GB of Ram there, but $200+ cheaper...

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@xblitz44x: Is that the only difference and is that worth $200?

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Does anybody know of a good PSU to replace the one in this system? I'm looking for value here - inexpensive but still good quality to fully power this bad boy.

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@menschect: I would be careful buying a computer where the website doesn't display any specs. First, you don't know how fast the HDD is. Second, it doesn't state if there is even a discrete graphics card which will make a huge difference in video performance. Third, they don't even give a model number so you can't even look that stuff up. Not to mention it's AMD which is < Intel.

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@menschect: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the computer in the link you posted doesn't have a graphics card, which is probably a good portion of the price variation.

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I've actually been keeping track of Moofi and Woot deals on HP i7-based desktops over the past few months, looking for a deal.

This is basically about $50 more than their usual price, but it has:
- their first Ivy Bridge CPU
- 12GB RAM instead of the more common 8GB RAM

Only downside is that it doesn't have a Blu-Ray drive, but those can be added if you wanted to use this for movies.

Seriously thinking about picking this up.

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@menschect: Good question... depends on how much power you want. The AMD processor has a significantly lower rating (6830 vs. 10365) than the core i7. Typically AMD-based systems are less expensive but also less powerful. (For AMD-lovers who are ready to pounce on me, please note I didn't say "always").

Currently this system's processor ranks #19 on the cpu benchmark list.
The system on the other site is ranked #86. (Note that these stats do not include overclocked modifications).

Another, albeit less significant point, is that this system includes a video card, and the other apparently does not. But you can pick up a vidcard like the HD 7450 for around $20 on similar bargain sites from time to time.

Hope this is helpful!

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Oh man I wish I had the extra cash, I would pick this up. Have been waiting for a good opportunity to trade in for a desktop and netbook since I'm not in school and don't need a full power latpop much anymore. Although the sales tax might have killed it for me anyways. Next time...

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For comparison's sake: Dell has a coupon for their XPS 8500 with the same CPU, less RAM and smaller HDD. Brand new PC and the cost is $799 after coupon. So clearly if you don't mind HP and don't mind refurbs this HP is the better deal.

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Wow, this couldn't have come at a better time. Just two days ago, I was about to pick up a similar spec'd computer (the other one had bluray drive and had a 2GB video card) for about $300.oo USD more!

The moment I saw this, I clicked buy. This computer will be great for at least the next 3-4 years, and is very upgradeable. Go for it!

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@menschect: I think the major differences have already been discussed. It's AMD vs I7 (Ivy Bridge), and the model you list does not have dedicated video. Those two things definately make up the price difference. However, given that the first two things I would do to the box is replace the Video Card and the 300w power supply... it might be a better deal to spend less up front.

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To be fair, the AMD listed is the new A10-5700 with an on chip HD 7660D 512MB. It actually performs better then the dedicated HD 7450.

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Does anyone know if and how you can get the $15 Windows 8 upgrade with this machine? Or does the refurb status disqualify it?

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Would y'all recommend a 1-2 year Square Trade warranty?

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Anyone know if you can pull the motherboard out and mount it in another standard case? Or does HP use proprietary mounting like Dell does?

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Will the Radeon HD 7450 graphics card in this machine run dual monitors?

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@rater0: Hi there,

I just bought this system, and I Too was concerned about this. I went to the HP site and found a link to Microsoft upgrade plan.

Follow the link and sign up!

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US

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A 300 watt power supply? the graphics card specs require at least a 400 watt power support. Fingers crossed for the buyers

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this is a decent deal. the i7 cpus are still rather expensive.. as someone said earlier, the components would cost at least as much.

it comes with win7 home 64bit too andis loaded up with ram and 2tb of disk space. and you cant beat $5 shipping

if i had room or the need for another pc, i would grab one

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@quicheeater:

Yes, low power supply but should not be much of a problem, unless you're a hardcore game... in which case, you'll probably be upgrading your video card, which will also mean you'll be upgrading your PS. What will that cost, about $30 bucks? Still a great deal.

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I checked with HP and once you get this machine you can update your warrenty through hp. It does not make sense to purchase a square trade warrenty when you can get one from the vendor.

I like Square Trade and they honor their warrenties but think the vendor will take care of you at your home if you get a hp care package.

Fred

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Regardless of who you get it through if you're buying this HP instead of building your own I definitely suggest getting a warranty since HP has been among the lowest reliability ratings for several years since they started changing their CEO and entire business model every 6 months.

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@menschect: The I7 Cost atleast 200 more than that crappy AMD processor, thats why..