Is this a good computer?

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Jan 3, 2011

Is this a good computer? by Sop at 3:23 AM (1,923 Views / 0 Likes) 33 replies

  1. Sop
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    I want to be able to do everything on this computer.'
    Here are the specs, It looks good to me but I need someone else's opinion. It's $1100.

    General Product Type: Desktop
    Brand: HP
    Model: Elite HPE-320A
    Processor Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Type: i7
    Processor Model: Don't know.
    Processor Speed (GHz): 2.9-3.6 with Turbo Boost.
    Memory Installed RAM (GB): 8
    Ram Type: DDR3
    Features Digital Media Cards Reader: 15 in 1 Card Reader
    Hard Drive Speed (rpm): 7200
    Graphics Card Brand: ATI
    Graphics Card Memory (MB): 1GB
    Graphics Card Memory Type: Dedicated
    Graphics Card Type: Radeon HD 5770
    IEEE Firewire Ports: 1
    Keyboard: Full Size Standard
    Networking: Gigabit Ethernet
    Optical Drive Format: DVD Burner
    Optical Drive Type: Blu-ray ROM
    Other Ports: HDMI
    USB Ports: 8
    Networking and Internet Wireless Networking: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
    Hard Drive Size: 1TB
    Interface Type: SATA
    Audio Microphone: External
    Connections and Expansion Audio Ports: Microphone mini jack, Headphone mini jack
    Video Ports: 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Mini Display Port
    Dimensions Product Width (cm): 18
    Product Depth (cm): 42.8
    Product Height (cm): 39.6
    Product Weight (kg): 11.5
    Software and System Requirements Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Warranty Manufacturers (months): 12
    Labour: 1 year
    Parts: 1 year
     


  2. Bulit

    Member Bulit GBAtemp Regular

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    Yes, but if you're planning on playing the latest games at max settings you might want to upgrade the video card. [​IMG]
     
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    That's a very good system [​IMG] I'm not sure on the price though maybe someone will help you out with that.
     
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    No, the price seems reasonable. [​IMG]
     
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    HP computers are fine but you need to delete all their crapwares first with something like pcdecrapifier
     
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    Yeah I meant I'm not good with prices [​IMG] I wasn't sure if he could get it cheaper or not.
     
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    he is in AU so im not sure why your suggesting newegg

    anyway the computer is pretty good, just dont plan on overclocking the CPU
     
  9. GentleFist

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    look into benchmarks read reviews etc and build your own computer and it will be the best you can get for the price
     
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    Oh, sorry. [​IMG]
    I din't see that he was from Australia.
     
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    I'll just upgrade the graphics card myself. What's a good one?
     
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    ati 6970
     
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    Looks excellent, but I find it quite expensive actually. For that price you could easily build a better system yourself, although I agree that can be quite terrifying if you've never done that.
     
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    Best graphics at the moment is the GTX 580. It costs around $100 more than a HD 6970, which is third best. The HD 6970 also doesn't use quite so much power.
     
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    Bleh... I wasted about $1K on an HP computer less than 2 years ago with identical specs except for that graphics card. A few weeks ago I decided to build my own PC and am kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Going the DIY route you can increase that i7's performance by 50%. If you're just looking to play the latest games though, you're really ovespending here. Get a cheaper model and upgrade its graphics card [​IMG]
     
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    And to think that I don't even need 50% of the power of a stock Core i7-930. Well, not yet at least - all I do for now is play games and use the internet. Core 2 Duo will last me a while yet.
     
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    Yeah most people can get by with a stock i3 and have plenty processing power to spare, hence the overspending comment... You can save even more money by going with AMD! The i7 is just for performance freaks. If you do lots of compressing, encoding, or PS2 emulation, it's a no-brainer, and you'd definitely want to OC it for the extra speed (impossible on HP)
     
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    yea but if you want to game on it, AMD is not really suited. You could then better buy a i7 920 and oc it, even though it's expensive.
     
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    I thought the i7-920 cost the same as the 930, and now the 950. They overclock to the same point, but the stock speeds are higher.
     

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