dealshp quad core desktop 6gb pc (refurbished) for…

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Time for HP to cash in those chips!

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And the link will work when?

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and now it does... way to coordinate a deal :-)

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Regularly 799.99??!! .....in 2003 maybe!

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forgot to put "huge" in front of "250 GB SATA Hard Drive"... )

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Is this not a good deal for $264 with free shipping? I have a (edit: profanity) computer that needs an upgrade. If this is such a bad deal wooters can you please point me to a better deal please? I don't care about Vista. I'll put Windows 7 pro on it. 6 GB of ram and a Quadcore proc seems like a great deal to me. Please comment?

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@alfredenigma: A Core 2 quad in 2003 would have cost you millions of dollars, due to the necessity of a time machine to acquire one.

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It's not a bad deal for what you're getting. At least it's not a dell.

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This is actually a professional workstation model, which explains the high MSRP. It is a previous generation before these "Z" models (they skipped from X to Z with no "Y" in between):
http://www.hp.com/go/zworkstations

They're used for CAD design, video editing, medical imaging, graphic design, etc. That's also why it has a Quadro graphics card rather than a Geforce, and why it uses the X38 chipset, has two x16 slots, and supports ECC RAM, etc.

That having been said, Vista will have to go, and it's obviously not anywhere near top of the line anymore, but way better quality parts than an average cheap desktop.

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2.4 Q6600 CPU in a business class HP machine with Vista Pro, 6 GB of RAM, a DVD burner, dual monitor ready, for $264...

And you guys don't think that is a good deal?

Shoot, that is a heck of a deal, if that is the type of machine you need. It will probably work forever, this isn't a Best Buy consumer pile of junk, notice the Nvidia Quadro FX video card, this is a business machine, different build quality from the consumer stuff.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12792_na/12792_na.PDF

Specs there, 475w power supply, good enough for a video card upgrade if you want.

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@tsfisch: Its a beauty for regular home office use and web surfing, but if you wanted to game on it, I would get a new graphics card, and a new hard drive couldnt hurt it. Something I would jump on if I needed a new PC.

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Is it really a platform to build on though? i'm just not sure its worth the step back

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Thanks for the great advice folks. I really appreciate it.

I'm in for one, going to surprise the wife who just hinted at getting the desktop running again.

And since I had $156 dollars just sitting in my Paypal I forgot about. This cost me exactly $107 bucks, in my mind at least :)

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@tsfisch: only a million dollars for a time machine..? you must know something the rest of the world doesn't.

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Well, obviously not a top of the line time machine.

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haha is this a joke?

it says 2 core and quad core so are you getting a 6 core? i dont think sooo

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@kmartind: Excellent post, I would have to think that these could be sold for around 400 all day. Even if you left it in the base 264.00 config.

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Dell Outlet has an Inspirion 570 with a amd processor that is brand new deld. with a 1 year in home warranty. Have bought 2 and they work great. Windows 7 home premium. Cost $238.75 deld including tax. This includes the 20% they are offering now.They call them refurb but they are brand new.

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This is a great deal...period. We use these to power video walls because they have 2 PCIx slots for multiple high-end video cards.

These things are built like tanks and made of medal with over-sized fans and huge power supplies. We have some HP Workstation class units from 2001 that still go strong today and run Win7 well.

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This is a good enough pc for most users and a very good price. I have almost the same setup in this 4 year old Dell I use and it's plenty fast. I reencode movies to DVD, edit photos too.

We have lots of hi graphic games and they work great, just not at the highest settings.

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I'd be buying one of these except for the fact I just built a new computer from parts. I'd probably buy one anyways, except that I think I've maxed-out my wife's good will already.

Mine isn't quite as powerful (3 core AMD processor and using motherboard graphics (for now)) and cost $150 more including an OEM copy of Windows 7 (and I'm reusing the DVD, hard drive, keyboard and mouse from an old computer).

I've bought several refurbished HP's before, never had a problem with any of them (one is about 8 years old and running as my home server with FreeBSD).

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Does anyone know how much memory you can put into this puppy?

Sorry, just found it: up to 16GB. Not bad.

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Core 2 Quad itself is worth $150.

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I love the case these things are in. Very high quality; but they are quite large. This is a heck of a deal. I wish I needed one.

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the Q6600 is a good cpu. This is actually a pretty good deal.

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Is it worth the video card update to 512mb for $44, or should I just go buy one and replace it all together?

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Hey all, our site is only allowing 50 connections at a time due to the power of woot! Please have patience and keep refreshing, as it will eventually let you on to place the order.

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"F'ing thing sucks. There isn't 16 GB of RAM! It's an HP? Thing is garbage."
- random gamer

I know this might come as a surprise to some, but not everybody needs to run a dual-6core rig capable of running Battlefield 3 while remoted into another PC that is running Crysis 2. There are some people who just want an updated PC that can run video software smoothly and with better clarity than a 12 year old version of RealPlayer.

Ordered one of these last week with Windows 7 but without the upgraded video (I'm more than capable of taking care of that on my own.)

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@skachotic: Whats wrong with the one thats in it?

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@jbest: Probably nothing, just curious if the upgrade makes it that much better or not.

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@skachotic: Not unless you need >2 monitors or video editing...

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@jbest: Alright thanks. Ordering now!

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Does anyone know how noisy this is?

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@skachotic: @jbest: If this was a question to me asking what's wrong with the video card that's in it? Nothing.

There was a lack of explanation on my part. The one that was listed on woot last week had a lesser card than what is listed in this system. I will be running dual monitors on mine, but the thing is the one sold on woot last week was one DVI and one VGA.

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Anyone no if this thing will have any virus protection on it? If not any recommendations of one to put on?

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I just talked to customer service and, if you really want to upgrade the graphics card, you can call them and they will add a 1GB Zotec Geforce 210 card for $50. You will want this upgrade if you want HDMI out.

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Oh, and the Windows 7 upgrade is a physical copy with COA, not just an install job. Customer service was extraordinarily helpful, by the way.

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@dmkmita: It will have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on it and ready to go right out of the box.

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How easy/difficult will it be to turn this thing into a good gaming rig later on?

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@alsayr: the quad core potato chip in this thing is a bit ancient in computer times. It doesn't have as many internets as the i3-5-7 intel quad or six potato chips.

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@knifeprtyatjoes: pretty difficult, you would have to the whole PSU to at least 500W, hope that a larger GPU can fit in there with all of the other PCI slots and up the RAM to 16gig and get a better cooling fan for the CPU for a decent gamer rig to run games coming out these days. If you play games like LOL, WOW, or C&C, you shouldn't have any major issues. If your playing BF3, COD or Crysis, you might be cutting it too short.

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@gudsine: Thank you, kind internet stranger. What about running an HD PVR through this thing? I'm not a big pc gamer, but have been looking into getting an HD PVR for my console gameplay. Any idea if this will be sufficient enough?

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You can buy only with upgrades. Offer is misguided. Don't waste time.

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@freddycat1: Yes, that Dell is nice, but it has an AMD cpu which is slower than the Intel chip in this HP.

But the key is, this HP has Vista Pro, the Dell has Win 7 Home. Yes, Win 7 is newer, but if you need a business version of Windows, it isn't cheap to upgrade that Home version to Professional.

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@vijaysolanki: That mandatory upgrade is for your free wireless keyboard and mouse. It doesn't add a penny.

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great wise wooters, how bad is vista compared to 7 is it worth the 169 dollar upgrade?

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@vijaysolanki: The upgrades are an option, you just have to select the standard spec that is advertised and the offer will be exactly the same.

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@blairtechnologygroup: Cool guys at Blair; a couple of questions for you folks.

What is your free shipping method if I might ask? I ordered one at 2 or 3 AM EST. Will my computer ship this week?

It looks like this needs a sound card. Is there much difference in a $22 sound card versus a $200 sound card, if I am on a $70 dollar speaker set?

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@alsayr: We appreciate the compliments! The computer will actually ship UPS and we typically ask for 1-3 business days to process and ship the order out. Also, the computer will come with an onboard sound card which would be fine for the average customer. However, adding a sound card can make big improvements, but it depends on what type of setup you're going for.

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Vista is a deal killer. If you have a copy of Windows 7 lying around, then go for this deal.