dealshp pavilion p7 desktop with 8gb ram, 1.5tb drive…

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The power supply looks a little weak, but otherwise this system rocks!

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Upgrade the PSU and maybe the vid card and this would be a solid middle-of-the-road gaming rig.
I don't know why HP always seems to skimp on the PSU.

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@penarestel: Thanks for you opinion/input. Non-geek here. :-/

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@horkdoom: They can't make a decent profit with a better PSU so they skimp and hope you'll buy the upgrade from them at 2x the real value.

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I have this same system minus the 6 core processor, mine is a 4 core. But this is a pretty good system. The video card isnt great but it is dedicated, I was able to play tf2 on high settings with it, also played bioshock fine. Ended up replacing the psu and and video card and can play battlefield 3 on very high settings for under $200 extra.

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I like the large HD, but 5400 rpm?
Tempted to buy this. If it has usb 3.0 I
would be all over it.

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Can't find any reviews of this with this processor.
Can someone dig up a review of this system?

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How about doubling the memory in place of Windows?

I'm all for lowering taxes. ;)

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@xdemonicx: You're right. I just saw the audio chipset first and that's what popped in my head when @daniel mentioned chipset.

Nice google link, I'll have to use that sometime :)

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Still too much. For $400 I would pull the trigger in a second.

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No where near what you could build for the price.

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The graphics card is kinda bad... Sorry, no deal for me, but good for people that aren't doing heavy games or the like!

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@jhlilly: do you mean you can't build it for less than 499?

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Title says "P7." Specs say "AMD" A middling AMD at that. What's up Woot? This really impacts price/performance

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@jhlilly: Usually I say, "Prove it!" In this case I used newegg and didn't even try very hard. I beat the features, some by a lot, both in specs and in anticipated quality. A hundred dollars off this moofi price and then I'd be more likely to say "prove it!!"

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@lighter: P7 is the model and AMD is the processor in the P7 system.

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Does this motherboard have onboard RAID support?

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Just updated the title to make sure everyone knows this system does have HDMI!

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@jhlilly: "No where near what you could build for the price".
So you can build something better for the price or worse? So my comment of $400 and I would buy it is actually accurate?

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@blade2000: For $400 I would buy without hesitation. For $500, I'm hesitant.

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@garyhgaryh: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+X6+1065T It's pretty middle of the road. Around where a high end Core i3 low end Core i5 would be.

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@eraten: lol, that's exactly (the site) i used to do comparisons. However, it's 1.5x faster than my dell quad core q6600 2.4GHZ which has a score of around 2900. If this deal was $400 I'll bite. It doesn't even have usb 3.0 or a gigabit network, although it says it does in one part of the spec and not the other. Does it have a gigabit network interface? I think it's just 10/100, correct me if I am wrong.

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@lighter: I would be interested to know what specs you chose to build a machine on newegg. A lot of these specs just confuse me so I wouldn't know if I had built a better system or not. I guess I'm not geeky enough! lol

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Any pics of the backside of the computer? :)

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Would Gary buy this if it were $400?

After stating the exact same thing again and again and again, it's really hard to know for certain.

The big question is why do we care? Is Gary the end authority on all things, both great and small? Is there an unwritten rule that states we MUST heed Gary's advice on this matter? What happens if we go against his sage wisdom? Say we find this exact same computer for $401...if we buy it are we forever doomed to eternal damnation?

Questions linger!

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I think Gary would buy it...only if it were $400 though.

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@xdemonicx: i know that what he stated is the soundcard, and had replied about him, but woot went ahead and deleted both my comments -_-" .
mobo seems fine, but the ram slots seem a little crammed up to be using the larger sized rams (physically) .

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@xdemonicx: btw thx for the link on the system info.

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No problem. This is a very good computer and deal, as long as your not a heavy gamer, and I don't want to start any power supply/graphic card wars, but I thought it was kind of funny, AMD's system requirements for the 6450 is a 400w power supply, and this comes with a 250.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6450/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6450-overview.aspx#3

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I was hoping they would've dropped this down to $400. I really wanted to see gary buy it :-/

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Pulled the trigger on it. Not a bad rig...two slots open on the ram, will go up to 16gb. Lightscribe multidrive. Internal 802.1n and 10/100 ethernet. Graphics HDMI will support two monitors (have yet to test that). Hard drive seems ok, even @ 5400. Some space available for another HD and disc drive. All in all, its a keeper. Not gonna set the world on fire, but its a solid rig that will take care of business.

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@spyder69696969: I see that I really got on your nerves. I hope you have recovered and am going about your daily life as normal.

Well, I did finally get a computer after mine died. Unfortunately it was not the HP that was advertised here at woot as it was sold out. I did get what I want for $450.

I think the passmark score for this XMD Phenon II 6 core cpu is right around 5477, which is pretty good. About twice as fast as my Q6600 quad core I got at the end of 2008.

Dell is/was offering a refurbished XPS 8300 with i7-2600. The passmark score is just a tad under 9,000 running at 3.4 MHZ. I got a barebone system with no blueray drive for about $450 refurbished with 15% off.

I do apologize if I annoyed you guys. Have a merry xmas and a happy new year!