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Best Home desktop PC deal (1 Viewer)

BroncoFreak_2K3

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Need to replace my 10 year old Gateway. Not thrilled with having to go with Win8 operating system to update, seems like everything has that OS on it now. Would like to stick with Win 7 64-bit if possible.

Anyone know of any deals of there? I don't need a monitor, but I do need VGA, HTPC outputs on whatever I buy.

Was looking at this machine:

HP P7 1520t

Has good reviews, but I'd have to go with Win 8.

Was also looking at this one (has Win 7):

HP p7 1380t

 
you can buy every piece seperately at pricewatch.com and save alot of money. putting a computer together is pretty easy

 
build your owndont waste money on some dell/hp prebuilt machine
you can buy every piece seperately at pricewatch.com and save alot of money. putting a computer together is pretty easy
:thumbup: Did the same thing last november, and built a CRAZY nice computer for like $1100 (like one that would have cost $2500+ prebuilt). You can build a real nice machine for 5-600. Pre-built stuff is complete crap.If you cannot do it yourself, then surely you have a friend/family member who is technically inclined who can assist you?
 
watch a few barebone computer setup videos on youtube if you are unsure of something.

 
You can still order desktops with Windows 7 installed.http://www.newegg.com/Desktop-PCs/SubCategory/ID-10#Click on More Options and search for Windows 7 Operating System.

 
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when you build your new pc use the old harddrive itll already have win7 and all your files

 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.

 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.
You ought to be able to do it for under $500 if you are finding deals. I built a killer Intel i5 4.2GHz overclocked / 8GB RAM machine with an SSD drive, bluray drive, and 22" IPS monitor, 600W power supply for about $700. You don't need all that.These were my sources:MicrocenterFrysopen box deals at Best BuyNewegg.comTigerdirect.com
 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.
You ought to be able to do it for under $500 if you are finding deals. I built a killer Intel i5 4.2GHz overclocked / 8GB RAM machine with an SSD drive, bluray drive, and 22" IPS monitor, 600W power supply for about $700. You don't need all that.These were my sources:MicrocenterFrysopen box deals at Best BuyNewegg.comTigerdirect.com
Yea, I guess I'll keep looking on these sites. I pretty much used newegg entirely for my last build. I really would like to build another. I like knowing what's in it.
 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.
You ought to be able to do it for under $500 if you are finding deals. I built a killer Intel i5 4.2GHz overclocked / 8GB RAM machine with an SSD drive, bluray drive, and 22" IPS monitor, 600W power supply for about $700. You don't need all that.These were my sources:MicrocenterFrysopen box deals at Best BuyNewegg.comTigerdirect.com
Yea, I guess I'll keep looking on these sites. I pretty much used newegg entirely for my last build. I really would like to build another. I like knowing what's in it.
Ars comes out with a system builder's guide every couple of months. It's geared more towards building a gaming rig, but you can modify their budget box to suit your needs. Take out the video card and monitor and you are at your $600 price point.http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/12/ars-technica-system-guide-december-2012/2/
 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.
You ought to be able to do it for under $500 if you are finding deals. I built a killer Intel i5 4.2GHz overclocked / 8GB RAM machine with an SSD drive, bluray drive, and 22" IPS monitor, 600W power supply for about $700. You don't need all that.These were my sources:MicrocenterFrysopen box deals at Best BuyNewegg.comTigerdirect.com
Yea, I guess I'll keep looking on these sites. I pretty much used newegg entirely for my last build. I really would like to build another. I like knowing what's in it.
Ars comes out with a system builder's guide every couple of months. It's geared more towards building a gaming rig, but you can modify their budget box to suit your needs. Take out the video card and monitor and you are at your $600 price point.http://arstechnica.c...ecember-2012/2/
Thanks Bob :thumbup:
 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.
Seems to me you could drop in a small SSD drive to boot and run your go-to programs, maybe a cheap graphics card and this would be a pretty good system considering you would still have a quick 1TB/7200RPM as a data drive. The only drawback is it's Win8 but you can customize it to run any way you like. http://www.staples.com/product_989660?PID=227502&storeId=10001&AID=10422268&SID=F012A00A0AC12A01339291C52A01A0A0&cm_mmc=CJ-_-227502-_-227502-_-10422268&CID=AFF%253A227502%253A227502%253A10422268"Staples has the HP Pavilion p7-1446s AMD Trinity A10-5700 Quad-Core Processor APU Desktop Computer for a low $424.99 Free Shipping after coupon code: "70847" (exp 3/7). Tax in most.The Trinity series AMD processors have only recently started showing up, and only in computer configurations (you cannot buy this processor alone at the moment). This is the very first computer we have posted with this processor. The A10 is the highest end model, and performs better than the Llano A8 processor (check out benchmarks HERE).AMD Trinity A10-5700 3.4GHz Quad-Core APU; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n + bluetooth + gigabit; Windows 8 Home Premium; AMD Radeon HD 7660D graphics (onboard); 1yr warranty; keyboard/mouse included"
 
Seems to me you could drop in a small SSD drive to boot and run your go-to programs, maybe a cheap graphics card and this would be a pretty good system considering you would still have a quick 1TB/7200RPM as a data drive. The only drawback is it's Win8 but you can customize it to run any way you like.
These days, unless you are a serious gamer who likes to run top games at high resolution you don't need a graphics card. The Intel chips (maybe AMD too?) have very good integrated graphics. You can even run something like Battlefield 3 at medium quality just fine.
 
I built a top-performance HTPC myself a year ago, so thats not the problem. Problem is I'd just like to get a decent machine for everyday use and not have to brake the bank doing so. I've looked at components for another "budget" type build this time and I just haven't been able to come up with anything decent on my own for my less than $600 budget.
Seems to me you could drop in a small SSD drive to boot and run your go-to programs, maybe a cheap graphics card and this would be a pretty good system considering you would still have a quick 1TB/7200RPM as a data drive. The only drawback is it's Win8 but you can customize it to run any way you like. http://www.staples.c...02%253A10422268

"Staples has the HP Pavilion p7-1446s AMD Trinity A10-5700 Quad-Core Processor APU Desktop Computer for a low $424.99 Free Shipping after coupon code: "70847" (exp 3/7). Tax in most.

The Trinity series AMD processors have only recently started showing up, and only in computer configurations (you cannot buy this processor alone at the moment). This is the very first computer we have posted with this processor. The A10 is the highest end model, and performs better than the Llano A8 processor (check out benchmarks HERE).

AMD Trinity A10-5700 3.4GHz Quad-Core APU; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n + bluetooth + gigabit; Windows 8 Home Premium; AMD Radeon HD 7660D graphics (onboard); 1yr warranty; keyboard/mouse included"
I bought a cheap ### A8 laptop in december.. this thing has no problem running games at medium settings.
 
Seems to me you could drop in a small SSD drive to boot and run your go-to programs, maybe a cheap graphics card and this would be a pretty good system considering you would still have a quick 1TB/7200RPM as a data drive. The only drawback is it's Win8 but you can customize it to run any way you like.
These days, unless you are a serious gamer who likes to run top games at high resolution you don't need a graphics card. The Intel chips (maybe AMD too?) have very good integrated graphics. You can even run something like Battlefield 3 at medium quality just fine.
Yeah, I agree. I guess I was just pointing out that it's super cheap to just plug in a decent graphics card if he was doing video editing/games/etc.For those that enjoy assembling machines as a hobby or absolutely need top flight components to play bleeding edge games I can understand building a system but in general it seems much more time(and even $) effective to just buy a solid system on sale and make a few small tweeks like an SSD.

 
I saw this today:

Dell Inspiron 660s Core i5 Quad-core Slim Desktop w/8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8 for $549.99 + free shipping (reg. $649.99)

 
After running thru some mid-range setups for a build the last couple days, I been able to get just under $700. Thats with going with something like the following:

CPU: i3-225 - $130

Mobo: AS Rock lga 1155 z77 - $110

RAM - Corsair Vengence 8 gb DDR3 SDRAM 1600 - $55

HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1 TB 7200 SATA 6.0 gb - $80

Case - Zalman Z9 plus Mid tower - $50

Power Supply - Seasonic X650 Gold - $120

Optical Drive - Lite-On Super AllWrite 24x DVD burner - $30

Win 7 Pro - $140

Total: $715

This wouldn't be a bad system I suppose, but it does have a lower end processor than I'd like. I'm still mulling this over...

For an already built machine, I was looking at this deal, which, given the specs, looks like a terrific deal:

LINK

I called hp and what I'd probably end up doing is dropping out the graphics card (not really necessary) and adding in the 600 watt PS. This would give me a very decent desktop with plenty of room for furure expansion. Also come beloaded with Win 7 and some other basic productivity software..

Like I said, I'm still mulling this all over, but this hp caught my eye..I think I'd be more ahead for the $ going this route..but who knows.

 
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Any advice on this machine? I work at a university and they replace machines every couple years. This is a lab computer from 2010 I believe. They will give it to me for 300 bucks. Good deal?

I do a little bit of 3D modeling and rendering, but I imagine this machine is fine for that, considering it came from an Architecture lab.

Dell Precision T1500s. They have an i5-750 processor (2.67 GHz), 4 GB RAM and a 250 GB hard drive. They also have a nVidia Quadro FX580 video card with 512 GB RAM. The machine would come with Windows 7 Enterprise preloaded and *no* other software.

 
Any advice on this machine? I work at a university and they replace machines every couple years. This is a lab computer from 2010 I believe. They will give it to me for 300 bucks. Good deal?

I do a little bit of 3D modeling and rendering, but I imagine this machine is fine for that, considering it came from an Architecture lab.

Dell Precision T1500s. They have an i5-750 processor (2.67 GHz), 4 GB RAM and a 250 GB hard drive. They also have a nVidia Quadro FX580 video card with 512 GB RAM. The machine would come with Windows 7 Enterprise preloaded and *no* other software.
Anyone? My macbook's logic board is fried, so I need something new. They will sell it for $307.09.

 
Not a bad deal. I can get you the same machine with a Xeon and 500gb hard drive for about $30 more.

 
Not a bad deal. I can get you the same machine with a Xeon and 500gb hard drive for about $30 more.
Yea. Would you take some swap shop stuff to lower cost too? :) I still have that blackberry that I keep forgetting to send your way. Sorry bout that

 
Not a bad deal. I can get you the same machine with a Xeon and 500gb hard drive for about $30 more.
Yea. Would you take some swap shop stuff to lower cost too? :) I still have that blackberry that I keep forgetting to send your way. Sorry bout that
Unfortunately, it's a business deal thing. But of you give me a day or two I'll find a good machine for under 350 that includes a warranty.

 
Not a bad deal. I can get you the same machine with a Xeon and 500gb hard drive for about $30 more.
Yea. Would you take some swap shop stuff to lower cost too? :) I still have that blackberry that I keep forgetting to send your way. Sorry bout that
Unfortunately, it's a business deal thing. But of you give me a day or two I'll find a good machine for under 350 that includes a warranty.
I could use three new business machines running 7. If this is your business I'd rather support you than Dell.

 
Not a bad deal. I can get you the same machine with a Xeon and 500gb hard drive for about $30 more.
Yea. Would you take some swap shop stuff to lower cost too? :) I still have that blackberry that I keep forgetting to send your way. Sorry bout that
Unfortunately, it's a business deal thing. But of you give me a day or two I'll find a good machine for under 350 that includes a warranty.
I could use three new business machines running 7. If this is your business I'd rather support you than Dell.
Cool. Pm me your email and I'll reach out tomorrow. I'll sell you whatever you want at cost as it will help you and me. Thanks for thinking of me.

 
If anybody here is looking for a solid deal, hit up Abraham. Very simple transaction and he hooked me up with a real nice deal on 3 new workstations.

:tebow:

 

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