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deelseaker 05-26-2013 04:35 PM

HP Pavilion Desktop: Core i7 3770 3.40GHz, 10GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Radeon HD 7570, 460W PSU, Adobe Premiere Elements & Photoshop 10, Win 7 $650 + Free Shipping
 
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HP has a $100 off $999+ coupon in effect now (Coupon Code MEMPC) that is stackable with the current instant savings. There are two very good desktop deals that can be had here.

Here is a well-rounded configuration for $649.99 + tax, free shipping:
  • HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t Desktop PC
  • 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 quad-core processor [3.4GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]
  • Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
  • 10GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
  • 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
  • 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 [DVI, HDMI, & VGA via adapter]
  • 460W Power Supply (select this upgrade)
  • SuperMulti DVD burner
  • Premium Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R )(2x2) (select this upgrade)
  • Premium HP keyboard and optical mouse
  • Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
  • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 x USB 2.0 (front), 2 x USB 3.0 (top)
  • FREE Adobe(R) Premiere Elements & Photoshop 10
HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t Desktop PC [hp.com]

Here is a better configuration (and a rare Sandy Bridge-E deal) for $699.99 + tax, free shipping:
  • HP ENVY h8-1540t Desktop PC
  • 2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 processor [3.6GHz, 10MB Shared Cache]
  • Windows 8 [64-bit]
  • 12GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
  • 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
  • 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670 [DVI, HDMI, DP & VGA via adapter]
  • 460W Power Supply
  • SuperMulti DVD burner
  • Wireless-N LAN card (1x1)
  • HP keyboard and optical mouse
  • Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
  • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 x USB 2.0 (front), 2 x USB 3.0 (top)
  • FREE Adobe(R) Premiere Elements & Photoshop 11
HP ENVY h8-1540t Desktop PC [hp.com]

Discombobulated 05-26-2013 04:35 PM

HP Pavilion Desktop: Core i7 3770 3.40GHz, 10GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Radeon HD 7570, 460W PSU, Adobe Premiere Elements & Photoshop 10, Win 7 $650 + Free Shipping
 
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HP Home & Home Office offers various HP Pavilion Desktop Customization when following the instructions listed below. Save an additional $100 off $999 or more with coupon code MEMPC. Shipping is free. Thanks deelseaker

Note, you may customized your desktop to your desire, however the cost will vary.

Deal #1
  1. Click here to view HP Pavilion HPE H8-1360T Desktop
  2. Click "Customized and Buy"
  3. Select the following upgrades
    • Power Supply: 460W Power Supply +$30
    • Networking: Premium Wireless-N LAN Card and Bluetooth +$20
  4. Click on "Continue"
  5. Apply $100 off coupon code: MEMPC
  6. Total at checkout should be $649.99 with free shipping
Specs
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 3770 3.40GHz
  • 10GB DDR3
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570
  • 460W Power Supply
  • Wireless-N LAN Card & Bluetooth
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
  • Adobe Premiere Elements & Photoshop Elements 10
  • 2-Years Limited Hardware Warranty
  • Inputs
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 2x USB 3.0
Deal #2
  1. Click here to view HP ENVY HPE H8-1540T Desktop
  2. Click "Customized and Buy"
  3. Click on "Continue"
  4. Apply $100 off coupon code: MEMPC
  5. Total at checkout should be $699.99 with free shipping
Specs
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 3820 3.60GHz
  • 12GB DDR3
  • 2TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670
  • 460W Power Supply
  • Wi-Fi
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Adobe Premiere Elements & Photoshop Elements 11
  • 2-Years Limited Hardware Warranty
  • Inputs
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 2x USB 3.0

tonyliu42 05-26-2013 06:42 PM

Good configuration. Nice find.

catsnack 05-26-2013 09:28 PM

Been debating about investing in a desktop for the home office... this pushed me over the edge. :)

menace33 05-26-2013 11:52 PM

Bravo, sweeeeeet desktop! +1

Genius4sho 05-27-2013 12:27 AM

Hmmmm, not sure about this one. Need more research...

Cartier 05-27-2013 12:46 AM

Nice powerful machine, you would not save much at all building one yourself.

ShIzNiTs 05-27-2013 12:56 AM

The Envy Sandybridge config seems like the better deal right?

JasonD18 05-27-2013 03:29 AM

Does the video card on either machine support dual monitors? (DVI)

AleksandrK 05-27-2013 03:32 AM

Video cards and power supplies of both machines deserve only being sent to trashcan on arrival.

Oldmcroxxorz 05-27-2013 04:06 AM

I believe both those video cards (I at least know the 7670 will) support dual monitors, but they're still trash. They aren't up to ~5000 specs even theyre just branded ~7***

slippyfox 05-27-2013 06:22 AM

I'd be interested in the Adobe software.

kktan 05-27-2013 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShIzNiTs (Post 59703808)
The Envy Sandybridge config seems like the better deal right?

on the surface yes but the 3rd gen CPU is better, more powerful, less power consumption, but the newer adobe software and more disk space kind of make up for it, so depending on what is more important to you, Google it or go to cpuboss.com to compare the differences. also usually u can get the bundle adobe software for about 100 on sales, which is quite frequent. also it is easier for u to add HD down the line if u need more space, so Google it and see which box suite or needs better

pokymon 05-27-2013 06:52 AM

How is this compared to Dell Outlet prices on XPS 8500?

Ps3Rules 05-27-2013 07:10 AM

I have this PC, it's awesome. I installed an EVGA GTX 660 in it (I upgraded my 300 watt psu to a corsair 500 watt psu too) and it's amazing. Looks damn sexy too.

MxChris 05-27-2013 07:10 AM

I just want to know how they arrive at 10gb of ram in 3 dimms.

jottect 05-27-2013 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MxChris (Post 59705678)
I just want to know how they arrive at 10gb of ram in 3 dimms.

I was puzzled by the same question; and my only answer would be: 2x4Gb + 1x2Gb
If they invented 3x3.33Gb I would not be amazed at this new trick to steal 0.01Gb from the customers... :bounce:

TIMTHOMAS32 05-27-2013 07:19 AM

Thoughts?
 
So I am going to pull the trigger on this deal. I need to hear thoughts on if you feel these upgrades are worth the $100 difference. This would upgrade the CPU to a cost of $749 + Tax with FREE Shipping.

* HP Pavilion HPE h9-1215t Phoenix PC VS HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t PC
* 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive VS 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
* 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT630 VS 1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 7570
* Liquid Cooling VS NO Liquid Cooling
* 600W Power supply VS 460W Power supply
* 4 x USB 2.0 (front) VS 2 x USB 2.0 (front)
* Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner VS SuperMulti DVD burner
* Wireless-N LAN card (1x1) VS Premium Wireless-N LAN card & Bluetooth(2x2)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

robangel 05-27-2013 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ps3Rules (Post 59705672)
I have this PC, it's awesome. I installed an EVGA GTX 660 in it (I upgraded my 300 watt psu to a corsair 500 watt psu too) and it's amazing. Looks damn sexy too.


You must have sexy finger prints and love to dust! :D

deelseaker 05-27-2013 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JasonD18 (Post 59704272)
Does the video card on either machine support dual monitors? (DVI)

They do. You will need an HDMI to DVI adapter to suppport two DVI connections. Those are about $2 from a place like eBay or Meritline.
Quote:

Originally Posted by MxChris (Post 59705678)
I just want to know how they arrive at 10gb of ram in 3 dimms.

As the poster above stated, 99% chance it's 4GB+4GB+2GB. It could, theoretically be 8GB+1GB+1GB, but I very seriously doubt it.

Kartruck 05-27-2013 07:39 AM

cooling
 
how did you get liquid cooling? I don't see it!


Quote:

Originally Posted by TIMTHOMAS32 (Post 59705778)

* Liquid Cooling VS NO Liquid Cooling


Traveler2530 05-27-2013 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cartier (Post 59703764)
Nice powerful machine, you would not save much at all building one yourself.

True about the difference between this pre-built and a home-brew. Probably not much savings up front, if at all.

BUT: I've bought only two pre-made desktops since I got my first PC about 1989. The other I bought in January 2006 was a Compaq/HP Pavilion model 1750??? I bought as a closeout at CompUSA for ~~$130 after multiple rebates, all rebates came in good!

For both PCs, there was very little that could be upgraded. The mobo BIOS's were limited in what could be upgraded. On the 1989 PC, I ran statistical software on the 386-20 that would be speeded up dramatically with a math co-processor. There was a place for one on the MoBo, but it was disabled!

For example with the newer desktop, the MoBo from the 2005 limited the CPU to the AMD Sempron. It ran about 2.3Ghz, if my poor memory recalls correctly. The BIOS entries for the acceptable CPU registers were also disabled! The Sempron single core 2.3 Ghz was all that would work.

In both situations, the only way to upgrade was to buy a new PC.

Spring 2008 I bought two rather high quality MoBos, first a P-35 based, the second a P-45 based. I still use both, one for a HTPC, the other is my current desktop.

Of course, they are limited to SATA-II drives, I think 16GB RAM, and pre-sandy bridge CPUs. But the home-brew PCs are great with watching/recording videos, web-browsing, light gaming, so on.

I'll probably keep the two PCs for several more years.

Buying higher quality non-proprietary and upgradeable hardware that is very flexible really pays off in the long run. Pre-built/pre-configured are often built with specific parts that only work together.

I'll never buy another pre-built desktop. :wave:

Phasers 05-27-2013 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TIMTHOMAS32 (Post 59705778)
So I am going to pull the trigger on this deal. I need to hear thoughts on if you feel these upgrades are worth the $100 difference. This would upgrade the CPU to a cost of $749 + Tax with FREE Shipping.

* HP Pavilion HPE h9-1215t Phoenix PC VS HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t PC
* 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive VS 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
* 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT630 VS 1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 7570
* Liquid Cooling VS NO Liquid Cooling
* 600W Power supply VS 460W Power supply
* 4 x USB 2.0 (front) VS 2 x USB 2.0 (front)
* Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner VS SuperMulti DVD burner
* Wireless-N LAN card (1x1) VS Premium Wireless-N LAN card & Bluetooth(2x2)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Yes.

The GT630 is almost as bad as the 7570. For any serious gaming you'd have to replace either.

The 600W power supply is good as is the BluRay and liquid cooling. If you need them then go for it.

cflarry 05-27-2013 07:59 AM

Looks like they are clearing out the machines with 3rd gen Intel chips before the new 4th gen Haswell chips come out in a week or so. Decent deal. There should be even more deals over the next few weeks.

igiveustuff 05-27-2013 08:13 AM

It is a crime to buy a PC today without an SSD. If you are not going to buy a PC with one already installed, make sure you buy a small one and install the OS on it. You will never want to go back to a PC without an SSD once you install once. Easily the most important upgrade you can make and it will show.

deelseaker 05-27-2013 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TIMTHOMAS32 (Post 59705778)
So I am going to pull the trigger on this deal. I need to hear thoughts on if you feel these upgrades are worth the $100 difference. This would upgrade the CPU to a cost of $749 + Tax with FREE Shipping.

* HP Pavilion HPE h9-1215t Phoenix PC VS HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t PC
* 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive VS 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
* 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT630 VS 1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 7570
* Liquid Cooling VS NO Liquid Cooling
* 600W Power supply VS 460W Power supply
* 4 x USB 2.0 (front) VS 2 x USB 2.0 (front)
* Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner VS SuperMulti DVD burner
* Wireless-N LAN card (1x1) VS Premium Wireless-N LAN card & Bluetooth(2x2)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

I see the appeal of the h9 configuration and would have no problem recommending it for anyone who wants a pre-installed Blu-Ray drive and the bigger hard drive and is willing to give up the Adobe Premier bundle.

The real decision point here is: which features do you really need?

Most of the other differences don't really matter. The graphics card swap is a wash in terms of performance. The liquid cooling does not add much practical value as the CPU is locked. I don't know for sure, but the 600W power supply may not have the extra connectors you will need for a higher-end graphics card.

vacuuum 05-27-2013 08:34 AM

HP is probably one of the worst companies when it comes to reliability
I've been working as a tech in a repair shop for a couple of months now and I've seen so many HP computers come in with hardware issues.
Whether it's HDD (I know not their fault directly) or motherboard or PSU
HP comprises about 50-80% of the computers that we work on at the shop
I've seen some laptops that looked new and were thrown into the recycling just cause it's more expensive to fix than to get a new one
Anyway, I don't hate HP or anything... I just want to let people know about this
Their PCs might have gotten better since the Vista/7 years, but I personally would not buy one for myself or friends and family

karmatourer 05-27-2013 08:38 AM

No Windows 8=WINNER!

Behave 05-27-2013 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vacuuum (Post 59706726)
HP is probably one of the worst companies when it comes to reliability
I've been working as a tech in a repair shop for a couple of months now and I've seen so many HP computers come in with hardware issues.
Whether it's HDD (I know not their fault directly) or motherboard or PSU
HP comprises about 50-80% of the computers that we work on at the shop
I've seen some laptops that looked new and were thrown into the recycling just cause it's more expensive to fix than to get a new one
Anyway, I don't hate HP or anything... I just want to let people know about this
Their PCs might have gotten better since the Vista/7 years, but I personally would not buy one for myself or friends and family


Rock solid. I added a new PSU for my XFX AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card.

HP had a problem with their MB's on the e9280t but they got that fixed before I bought it.

HP email support has been great.

I also have a laptop that is fine.

HP Pavilion Elite e9280t PC
• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-920 processor [2.66GHz, 1MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache]
• 8GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]
• FREE UPGRADE! 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 640GB
• 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4650 [DVI, HDMI, VGA]
• LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
• Integrated 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet, No wireless LAN
• 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio
• No TV Tuner
• Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports
• No speakers
• HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse
• Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
• Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 month
• HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

spicytofu 05-27-2013 08:58 AM

the upgrade prices are ridiculous...

akoforever22 05-27-2013 09:01 AM

These are super weak video cards. Here are some G3D benchmarks


PassMark - G3D Mark High End Videocards - Updated 27th of May 2013

Radeon HD 7670 1,134
Radeon HD 7570 978

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net..._gpus.html

uhsarp 05-27-2013 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MxChris (Post 59705678)
I just want to know how they arrive at 10gb of ram in 3 dimms.

Same way Bush Jr. was voted into office in 2000 :lmao:

ijosef 05-27-2013 09:20 AM

Very tempting... I'd dump this into a new case with the Thermaltake Toughpower PSU and GTX 480 I have sitting in my parts drawer. Hmm...

skarb 05-27-2013 09:29 AM

I was a little tired of Dells and last December I bought directly from HP CTO H9-1315t for $850 including tax and shipping for a pc that was very comparable to OP. Its motherboard died within first couple of weeks. I refused their repair and requested a new computer and I was told, they don't make 1315t no more and offer me a replacement H9-1320t - same CPU but 10GB of RAM instead of 8GB.It took me hours on the phone to fight thir idea of charging me the difference between full price for 1320t (~$1200) and the discounted price I paid.
So far my setup works OK, I replaced the original video card HD7670 and added 2 hard drives (Intel 256GB SSD and 1.5 TB HD in addition to installed 2TB drive). It is pretty noisy rig though, for some reason fans are kicking in every minute or so with no CPU spike or any other apparent reason. Not sure if this is how the water cooling works.
Overall the rig does not seem like a speed demon, as you would expect from the specs.
Bottom line, if I was going to buy a PC again, I would go for a Dell without hesitation.

ric0707 05-27-2013 09:31 AM

*BUYER BEWARE* Bought this a couple months ago, video card in it is garbage. I returned to HP, got a new one, kept randomly rebooting and all system logs showed it was video card issue. HP wanted me to send whole PC back and I would get it back "in 4-6 weeks" I complained enough they sent me a $100 gift card for the troubles and I put in an old video card, no issues at all.

Bascotie 05-27-2013 09:53 AM

Not a bad deal, I just no longer trust HP. You can go with HP and their manufacturer 1 year warranty, and pray something does not break afterwards, or custom build your own (if you have the ability to do so) and get much higher quality parts, many with 2-3 years warranty :)

ookielookie 05-27-2013 09:58 AM

Thanks for posting. Just bought the following for $899!

HP ENVY h8-1540t Desktop PC
• Windows 8 64
• 2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 processor [3.6GHz, 10MB Shared Cache]
• 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 [Dual Bracket; 2x DVI, HDMI, DP, VGA via adapter]
• FREE Upgrade to 12GB DDR3-1600Mhz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
• 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
• No secondary hard drive
• Microsoft Office Trial
• No additional Security Software
• SuperMulti DVD Burner
• 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 2.0 (front), 2 USB 3.0 (top)
• No TV Tuner
• Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
• HP USB keyboard and optical mouse with volume control
• Wireless-N LAN card (1x1)
• 460W Power supply
• Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 11

tipstir 05-27-2013 10:09 AM

I have the one with the next gen AMD Quad core A-8 3.4GHz Turbo to 3.7GHz max RAM is 32GB of DDR3 XP1600MHz. Now there are some issues going to 32GB of RAM in these HP MOBO (motherboards) HP told me the max RAM is 16GB but that's only if you use Windows 7 HPM 64-bit instead of Windows 7 UL 64-bit.

The real issues I can see is what needs to be running on these systems HP doesn't even support the 32GB of RAM but still the MOBO support it higher speeds beyond the 1600MHz. I had to also replace the 1TB Seagate HDD SATA III in here with WD Blue and larger Cache 64 instead of the Seagate 32 cache. Much better. Seagate started to fail. HP could have sent me a new one but a lot of hoops you have to go through them.

In all the system is much quicker and I keep that way. I did install the free update from MS for Windows 8 Pro HP told me to go back to Windows 7 they didn't have all the drivers needed at the time. HP Assistant has issues. I uninstalled that and the issues gone.

In all I have two HP systems here still for what you get for your money not bad. Beat Audio is very good along with USB 3, 802.11abgn WiFi ready to go. 10/100/1000mbps port. 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7560D.

Best deal on this as you can go.. With all the price match and coupons, 2% off I got mine for $388 bucks. Priced $479 on sale.

ss_secrtagent 05-27-2013 10:22 AM

For the HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t Desktop PC

Wouldn't you want to "downgrade" to the 12 gb memory that's 2 dimms instead of 3 dimms? Doesn't that save you a dimm for future upgrade?

deelseaker 05-27-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ss_secrtagent (Post 59708430)
For the HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t Desktop PC

Wouldn't you want to "downgrade" to the 12 gb memory that's 2 dimms instead of 3 dimms? Doesn't that save you a dimm for future upgrade?

You mean the h8-1540t, don't you? Good question. The chipset supports up to quad-channel memory configuration. Theoretically, tri-channel should perform better than dual-channel. Real world results are virtually identical.

Bottom line: If you plan to upgrade the RAM, go with the 2-DIMM config. Otherwise, stick with the 3-DIMM one.

More info for those who are interested: Three channels seems to be the sweet spot based on this review [xbitlabs.com].

cflarry 05-27-2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uhsarp (Post 59707286)
Same way Bush Jr. was voted into office in 2000 :lmao:

I don't get it. They calculated the amount of RAM based on a majority of electoral votes? Or were you just being hilarious? That seems unlikely.

Snail 05-27-2013 11:27 AM

What could be a good, affordable video card replacement for this machine? For games like Diablo 3 or the new Star Craft?

Phasers 05-27-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snail (Post 59709390)
What could be a good, affordable video card replacement for this machine? For games like Diablo 3 or the new Star Craft?

Gtx 560/560ti. Edit: not the SE. Under $100

Also for under $200, gtx 660.

Gshumu 05-27-2013 12:28 PM

Desktops are practically dinosaurs... kinda useless for most people that pound sites like this.

Ps3Rules 05-27-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robangel (Post 59705812)
You must have sexy finger prints and love to dust! :D

no finger prints that I can see, there's no need to touch the PC other than to turn it on. And the amount of dust isn't any different than with any other PC. You just gotta dust it every few weeks.

Solandri 05-27-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kktan (Post 59705384)
on the surface yes but the 3rd gen CPU is better, more powerful, less power consumption,

Bear in mind that Ivy Bridge (3rd gen) is mostly just a die shrink of Sandy Bridge (2nd gen). The layout of the transistors is identical on both, just smaller on Ivy Bridge. There are a few small improvements - mostly the integrated graphics (which don't matter if you're adding a dedicated GPU), and I believe they sped up SSE instructions. But aside from those and lower power consumption, you should expect a 2nd and 3rd gen CPU to perform almost identically, all other things being equal.

revoc 05-27-2013 03:34 PM

Is it worth paying $60 for the gt630? I stuck with the 300w PS and basic network card and got the gt630 instead. Will that work?

Phasers 05-27-2013 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by revoc (Post 59712406)
Is it worth paying $60 for the gt630? I stuck with the 300w PS and basic network card and got the gt630 instead. Will that work?

Get the higher power supply and ditch the 630.

You can upgrade the video card yourself, but you'll need the higher power supply to power it.

Macgyver2484 05-27-2013 04:20 PM

Does anyone know if these models have SATA III on the motherboard?

mskamelot 05-27-2013 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pokymon (Post 59705460)
How is this compared to Dell Outlet prices on XPS 8500?

XPS8500 is way cheaper if you can snag right one.

alumataz22 05-27-2013 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MxChris (Post 59705678)
I just want to know how they arrive at 10gb of ram in 3 dimms.

memory configurations for the 1540t:
10 GB (1 x 8 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
12 GB (1 x 8 GB, 1 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800

memory configurations for the 1360t:
6 GB (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 with Sandy Bridge processors)
8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 with Sandy Bridge processors)
10 GB (2 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
Copied from HPs website.

deelseaker 05-27-2013 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alumataz22 (Post 59714914)
memory configurations for the 1540t:
10 GB (1 x 8 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
12 GB (1 x 8 GB, 1 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800

memory configurations for the 1360t:
6 GB (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 with Sandy Bridge processors)
8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 with Sandy Bridge processors)
10 GB (2 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
Copied from HPs website.

This tells you what should be in there but not necessarily what will in fact be there. Production changes may occur faster than they update their spec sheets. In this case, the 1360t configuration screen lists 1333MHz memory which is not in the specs you found - and the i7-3770 there is NOT a Sandy Bridge CPU.

revoc 05-27-2013 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phasers (Post 59712814)
Get the higher power supply and ditch the 630.

You can upgrade the video card yourself, but you'll need the higher power supply to power it.

Ok, thanks.

PeterGunz83 05-27-2013 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mskamelot (Post 59713038)
XPS8500 is way cheaper if you can snag right one.

I need a new computer so I was leaning towards this deal. I looked at the XPS 8500 and couldn't find a cheaper configuration this weekend.

However, now I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the Lenovo Y500 deal over this one.

nyczalex 05-28-2013 02:33 AM

Good deal imo.. i would snag it definitely if i didn't purchase this dell xps 8500 last year.

Get a better video card and power supply to support it if u do

gooneygoogoo 05-28-2013 07:14 AM

I bought the 1360t like maybe 6 months ago. I pulled out the upgraded video card and replaced it with a 4 monitor card when I realized it did not have a pci slot for my old secondary video card. I think it's a pretty great machine for the money ( I paid $750 with tax). The only beef I have is with the audio. It seems VERY noisy weather the analog outputs, or through the hdmi. I think it's the stupid Beats audio bull shit. I dono.

MAK1981 05-28-2013 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uhsarp (Post 59707286)
Same way Bush Jr. was voted into office in 2000 :lmao:

You mean based on the Constitutional requirements for election?... wow, electronics are getting tricky.

alkingson 05-28-2013 08:45 AM

Never buy HP mother board problems very common I lost 2 laptop due to that issue and they won't change it..

MxChris 05-28-2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alumataz22 (Post 59714914)
memory configurations for the 1540t:
10 GB (1 x 8 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
12 GB (1 x 8 GB, 1 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800

memory configurations for the 1360t:
6 GB (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 with Sandy Bridge processors)
8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 with Sandy Bridge processors)
10 GB (2 x 4 GB, 1 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
12 GB (3 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (runs at PC3-10600 on this system)
Copied from HPs website.

I see, I was just curious. Seems like a waste to me they should just do 16gb, I'm sure they are using up old DIMMS that otherwise would be wasted though. Nobody is going to order a PC with 2x2gb anymore and 10gb fills out the spec sheet better than 8gb I guess.

I'm not in the market I got a great deal on a complete gaming tower from my local Craigslist for only $500 last year (the parts booked out at $1200 at the time on Newegg). It has parts I can make last another couple years through timely upgrades and still stay at the top of the food chain. It's awesome when you have cash and people are hard up.

BestDealer83 05-28-2013 10:05 AM

Sandy bridge only? pass....
I was looking for a desktop as well in the $500-$600 mark - but ended up seeing this laptop at bestbuy for $229 for a refurb unit:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-17.3...8/21666187

It was out of stock for both shipping and and in store pick up - but suddenly one day a store near buy had it in stock for a store pick up : ordered and had it picked up.

FlynnFindlay 05-28-2013 11:01 AM

Good deal!

metronyshopper 05-28-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by igiveustuff (Post 59706436)
It is a crime to buy a PC today without an SSD. If you are not going to buy a PC with one already installed, make sure you buy a small one and install the OS on it. You will never want to go back to a PC without an SSD once you install once. Easily the most important upgrade you can make and it will show.

what is the smallest ssd you would need for the OS?
I want to end the pc too slow effect due to junked up effect. by being able to quickly reinstall the os.

deelseaker 05-28-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metronyshopper (Post 59727530)
what is the smallest ssd you would need for the OS?
I want to end the pc too slow effect due to junked up effect. by being able to quickly reinstall the os.

I wouldn't recommend an SSD that is smaller than 240/256GB. Using smaller SSDs is just buying a headache.

If all you want to do is a quick OS reinstall, then you don't necessarily need an SSD. You can use the recovery / factory image reinstall tools that already come with the PC and be done with it in 15 minutes. Don't forget to backup your data/settings beforehand.

How to Perform an HP System Recovery [hp.com]

Blu- 05-28-2013 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metronyshopper (Post 59727530)
what is the smallest ssd you would need for the OS?
I want to end the pc too slow effect due to junked up effect. by being able to quickly reinstall the os.

Depends what you use you computer for. If you play no games and download no videos to it, then you can get away with a smaller amount.

MrCrispy 05-28-2013 01:50 PM

How soon are Haswell pc's going to come out?

I'm also not sure why they keep including a dedicated gfx card - the integrated gpu on modern cpu's is more than good enough, and if you game you will want a better video card anyway. So they can save money, power, heat by not adding the gfx card.

hellagrant 05-29-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrCrispy (Post 59730112)
How soon are Haswell pc's going to come out?

I'm also not sure why they keep including a dedicated gfx card - the integrated gpu on modern cpu's is more than good enough, and if you game you will want a better video card anyway. So they can save money, power, heat by not adding the gfx card.

I agree. Adding this kind of gpu card is a waste. Maybe they do it just so they can market it as dedicated graphics.

famewolf 06-02-2013 03:16 AM

Spent an hour trying to buy this pc last night....now the coupon code is expired...hp website kept clocking at various places such as changing the power supply or when I selected credit card and clicked next on checkout. *sigh*

veronicadeals 06-02-2013 03:33 AM

i have tight budget this month for new PC/laptop, and tempted with this h8-1540t.... but to upgrade the video card and power supply will need more cost for me... thanks op, you really made me :confused:

deelseaker 06-10-2013 01:05 PM

Heads up for those who jumped on this deal: HP is offering a $150 coupon now (NEWPC150). You may be able to call and have the price adjusted, like this user from the parallel thread:
Quote:

Originally Posted by catsnack (Post 59999102)
FWIW, I order the Pavilion with the Memorial Day sale. It just arrived this past Friday. I just contacted Customer Service, and they happily adjusted and credited back the difference. :)

http://slickdeals.net/f/6081262-HP-Pavilion-HPE-Desktop-Core-i7-3770-3-4GHz-10GB-DDR3-1TB-7200RPM-HDD-1GB-Radeon-HD-7570-WiFi-N-Win-7-Prem-560?p=59999102#post59999102


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