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OfficeDepot and Office Max has HP Pavilion TP01-0066 Desktop (6YQ86AA#ABA) on sale for $549.99. Shipping is free, otherwise, select in-store pick up where available. Thanks 1dash1

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Specs:
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8-Core Desktop Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 Desktop Memory (Expandable up to 32GB)
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • Wireless-AC 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Windows 10 Home
  • USB Keyboard + Optical Mouse.
  • Ports:
    • 1x HDMI
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    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
    • 1x DisplayPort
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OfficeDepot and Office Max has HP Pavilion TP01-0066 Desktop (6YQ86AA#ABA) on sale for $549.99.

Specs:
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8-Core Desktop Processor
8GB DDR4 Desktop Memory (Expandable up to 32GB)
256GB Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Wireless-AC 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
Windows 10 Home
USB Keyboard + Optical Mouse.
Ports:
1x HDMI
4x USB 3.1
4x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
1x DisplayPort
1x DVI-D

https://www.officedepot.com/a/pro...esktop-PC/

QA Edit: OOS for shipping, store pick up only now- Back in stock for shipping

Repeat of deal posted in January:
https://slickdeals.net/f/13824242-hp-pavilion-desktop-ryzen-7-3700x-8gb-ddr4-256gb-ssd-rx-550-2gb-550-free-store-pickup?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

Also, a repeat of the deal first posted in November:
https://slickdeals.net/e/13582342-hp-pavilion-tp01-0066-desktop-ryzen-7-3700x-8gb-ddr4-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-550-free-shipping?p=132071662#post132071662​

As noted in the earlier discussions, this is a somewhat odd combination of CPU-GPU-PSU-SSD-RAM. Upgrading the RAM and the SSD are fairly straightforward. However, upgrading the GPU is limited by the system's 310 watt PSU. And the PSU is not easily upgraded because of proprietary connections.
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Update: OOS for delivery. Available for in-store purchase only.

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OOS for delivery as of 3/1/2020. Price increased to $649.99. Deal is dead. shake head


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i do IT consulting and my degree was in electrical engineering. i bought some of these for a cheap client. this computer is worth $550 and not a penny more. here is why:

-the motherboard is just about the worst thing i've ever seen. it's a 4 phase power delivery using the cheapest chokes i've ever seen in my decade+ of experience. i use to think acer was bad but this thing just blew my mind. the motherboard is hard limited to 65W so you can forget about PBO.

-CPU-z reports an X570 chipset but the PCI-E slot only has 8 lanes wired to it (WTF????), i'm guessing to save cost. it's only saving grace is that the PSU is not strong enough to run any GPU that will use more than 8 lanes anyway. there is also a PCI-E 1x (3.0) slot wired to the chipset.

-motherboard only has 2 RAM slots.

-wifi card is a junk realtek POS that's not worth the circuit board its' glued on. if you want a consistent wifi and/or Bluetooth connection, you can upgrade the wifi controller to an intel AX200. those sell on amazon for under $20.

-SSDs in these are DRAM-less nvme drives from either SKhynix or toshiba. it's just a single NAND chip glued to a circuit board. no controller, no cache, nothing. write speeds are only slightly faster than a SATA ssd.

-the power supply has two 12V rails rated at 16A each, one of which goes to a dedicated 6+2 pin PCI-E power cable. it will run a reference RTX 2060 as long as you don't OC. the case is tall enough for a tall RTX 2060 like some of the custom cards out there. don't get the fat evga 2060 as the fans will be too close to the PSU.



i'm not the type of person who tells people to DIY, BUT i strongly recommend you DIY your own system if you are considering this. i would have returned these but this client wanted a "brand name" fast PC computer, they wanted them NOW (some of their computers were a decade old and dying) and wanted to pay bottom of the barrel prices. so they got this bottom of the barrel PC

if you have any other questions, ask away
I bought this desktop in January.

What I like:
- Fast. Quick boot-up. Snappy response.
- Quiet. (It's 9:40 at night and you can hear the crickets chirping outside. The PC is much quieter than whisper-quiet, my whisper booms by comparison.)
- Reasonably well-built. I'm particularly happy with the build quality of the keyboard and mouse. I was planning on using 3rd party peripherals, but liked the keyboard and mouse so much that I'm actually using them.
- Power button. The position and backlighting of the power button makes it easy to find. I've had other PC's where it was difficult to find the on-off switch.
- Bloatware. To this point, I haven't noticed any bloatware. Not with the installed software, anyway. I get all the usual promos and ads when loading the various apps and internet websites, but nothing that I've noticed from the PC's operating system.

EDIT: When I first set up the PC, I deleted a whole bunch of apps that I didn't expect to use. I guess that is why I haven't subsequently encountered any bloatware issues.

What I don't like:
- Vertical loading optical disk drive. Instead of dropping a CD or DVD into a front-loading drive, you need to manipulate the disk (being careful not to drop it) into the vertical holder. Nuts! After the first ugly attempt, I got one of my old external optical disk drives and plugged it into the PC. It's so much easier to use the horizontal drive!
- Power button. While the button is easy to find, actuating it is another story. It's sort of semi-recessed. I find that I have to focus on pushing my index finger into the hole in order to turn the PC on and off. I can't casually swipe at it.

Other issues:
- SSD. 256GB is adequate for my needs. In my last PC, I used only 150GB. However, if I ever need more space, it's a simple task to add a 2-1/2 inch SSD into one of the empty bays.
- 8GB ram. 8GB is adequate for my needs. I ordered another 8GB only because it's a cheap and easy upgrade.
- RX 550 GPU. The GPU is overkill for my websurfing and streaming video needs. I don't do any gaming, except for an occasional Sudoku.
- 310W PSU. I wish it were bigger. But again, it meets my present needs.

Note: I liked it so much, I just bought another. This one to replace my Alienware Aurora R8 that I bought on this SD deal. The Aurora is going to my son. Smilie
Build it yourself option:

$340 Combo at Microcenter
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
ASUS B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard

$50 at Newegg
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro ATX Tower w/ Magnetic Design Dust Filter, Transparent Acrylic Side Panel, Adjustable I/O & Fully Ventilated for Airflow

$40 at Newegg after rebate
EVGA 650 N1 100-N1-0650-L1 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

$60 at Newegg
MSI GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 GT 710 2GD3H LP 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

$25 at Newegg
ASUS DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS

$37 at Newegg
Crucial BX500 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT240BX500SSD1

$70 at Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

$20 at many places online...some motherboard auto active Windows 10 pro, as part of agreement with Microsoft.
Windows 10 Professional License

$20 online
Generic keyboard and mouse.

Price is higher than the $550 deal, if you shop around for rebates and discounts, it might be possible to get the price of
a desktop in the same price range. Good luck.

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I bought this desktop in January.

What I like:
- Fast. Quick boot-up. Snappy response.
- Quiet. (It's 9:40 at night and you can hear the crickets chirping outside. The PC is much quieter than whisper-quiet, my whisper booms by comparison.)
- Reasonably well-built. I'm particularly happy with the build quality of the keyboard and mouse. I was planning on using 3rd party peripherals, but liked the keyboard and mouse so much that I'm actually using them.
- Power button. The position and backlighting of the power button makes it easy to find. I've had other PC's where it was difficult to find the on-off switch.
- Bloatware. To this point, I haven't noticed any bloatware. Not with the installed software, anyway. I get all the usual promos and ads when loading the various apps and internet websites, but nothing that I've noticed from the PC's operating system.

EDIT: When I first set up the PC, I deleted a whole bunch of apps that I didn't expect to use. I guess that is why I haven't subsequently encountered any bloatware issues.

What I don't like:
- Vertical loading optical disk drive. Instead of dropping a CD or DVD into a front-loading drive, you need to manipulate the disk (being careful not to drop it) into the vertical holder. Nuts! After the first ugly attempt, I got one of my old external optical disk drives and plugged it into the PC. It's so much easier to use the horizontal drive!
- Power button. While the button is easy to find, actuating it is another story. It's sort of semi-recessed. I find that I have to focus on pushing my index finger into the hole in order to turn the PC on and off. I can't casually swipe at it.

Other issues:
- SSD. 256GB is adequate for my needs. In my last PC, I used only 150GB. However, if I ever need more space, it's a simple task to add a 2-1/2 inch SSD into one of the empty bays.
- 8GB ram. 8GB is adequate for my needs. I ordered another 8GB only because it's a cheap and easy upgrade.
- RX 550 GPU. The GPU is overkill for my websurfing and streaming video needs. I don't do any gaming, except for an occasional Sudoku.
- 310W PSU. I wish it were bigger. But again, it meets my present needs.

Note: I liked it so much, I just bought another. This one to replace my Alienware Aurora R8 that I bought on this SD deal. The Aurora is going to my son. Smilie
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I bought this desktop in January.

What I like:
- Fast. Quick boot-up. Snappy response.
- Quiet. (It's 9:40 at night and you can hear the crickets chirping outside. The PC is much quieter than whisper-quiet, my whisper booms by comparison.)
- Reasonably well-built. I'm particularly happy with the build quality of the keyboard and mouse. I was planning on using 3rd party peripherals, but liked the keyboard and mouse so much that I'm actually using them.
- Power button. The position and backlighting of the power button makes it easy to find. I've had other PC's where it was difficult to find the on-off switch.
- Bloatware. To this point, I haven't noticed any bloatware. Not with the installed software, anyway. I get all the usual promos and ads when loading the various apps and internet websites, but nothing that I've noticed from the PC's operating system.

What I don't like:
- Vertical loading optical disk drive. Instead of dropping a CD or DVD into a front-loading drive, you need to manipulate the disk (being careful not to drop it) into the vertical holder. Nuts! After the first ugly attempt, I got one of my old external optical disk drives and plugged it into the PC. It's so much easier to use the horizontal drive!
- Power button. While the button is easy to find, actuating it is another story. It's sort of semi-recessed. I find that I have to focus on pushing my index finger into the hole in order to turn the PC on and off. I can't casually swipe at it.

Other issues:
- SSD. 256GB is adequate for my needs. In my last PC, I only used 150GB. However, if I ever need more space, it's a simple task to add a 2-1/2 inch SSD into one of the empty bays.
- 8GB ram. 8GB is adequate for my needs. I ordered another 8GB only because it's a cheap and easy upgrade.
- RX 550 GPU. The GPU is overkill for my websurfing and streaming video needs. I don't do any gaming, except for an occasional Sudoku.
- 310W PSU. I wish it were bigger. But again, it meets my present needs.

Note: I liked it so much, I just bought another. This one to replace my Alienware Aurora R8 that I bought on this SD deal. The Aurora is going to my son. Smilie
I love you Dad!
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i do IT consulting and my degree was in electrical engineering. i bought some of these for a cheap client. this computer is worth $550 and not a penny more. here is why:

-the motherboard is just about the worst thing i've ever seen. it's a 4 phase power delivery using the cheapest chokes i've ever seen in my decade+ of experience. i use to think acer was bad but this thing just blew my mind. the motherboard is hard limited to 65W so you can forget about PBO.

-CPU-z reports an X570 chipset but the PCI-E slot only has 8 lanes wired to it (WTF????), i'm guessing to save cost. it's only saving grace is that the PSU is not strong enough to run any GPU that will use more than 8 lanes anyway. there is also a PCI-E 1x (3.0) slot wired to the chipset.

-motherboard only has 2 RAM slots.

-wifi card is a junk realtek POS that's not worth the circuit board its' glued on. if you want a consistent wifi and/or Bluetooth connection, you can upgrade the wifi controller to an intel AX200. those sell on amazon for under $20.

-SSDs in these are DRAM-less nvme drives from either SKhynix or toshiba. it's just a single NAND chip glued to a circuit board. no controller, no cache, nothing. write speeds are only slightly faster than a SATA ssd.

-the power supply has two 12V rails rated at 16A each, one of which goes to a dedicated 6+2 pin PCI-E power cable. it will run a reference RTX 2060 as long as you don't OC. the case is tall enough for a tall RTX 2060 like some of the custom cards out there. don't get the fat evga 2060 as the fans will be too close to the PSU.



i'm not the type of person who tells people to DIY, BUT i strongly recommend you DIY your own system if you are considering this. i would have returned these but this client wanted a "brand name" fast PC computer, they wanted them NOW (some of their computers were a decade old and dying) and wanted to pay bottom of the barrel prices. so they got this bottom of the barrel PC

if you have any other questions, ask away
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Build it yourself option:

$340 Combo at Microcenter
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
ASUS B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard

$50 at Newegg
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro ATX Tower w/ Magnetic Design Dust Filter, Transparent Acrylic Side Panel, Adjustable I/O & Fully Ventilated for Airflow

$40 at Newegg after rebate
EVGA 650 N1 100-N1-0650-L1 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

$60 at Newegg
MSI GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 GT 710 2GD3H LP 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

$25 at Newegg
ASUS DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS

$37 at Newegg
Crucial BX500 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT240BX500SSD1

$70 at Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

$20 at many places online...some motherboard auto active Windows 10 pro, as part of agreement with Microsoft.
Windows 10 Professional License

$20 online
Generic keyboard and mouse.

Price is higher than the $550 deal, if you shop around for rebates and discounts, it might be possible to get the price of
a desktop in the same price range. Good luck.
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Horrible put together desktop. The only good component part is the CPU.
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Debating if I should get and swap the CPU for my 1800x then resale.
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Build it yourself option:

$340 Combo at Microcenter
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
ASUS B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard

$50 at Newegg
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro ATX Tower w/ Magnetic Design Dust Filter, Transparent Acrylic Side Panel, Adjustable I/O & Fully Ventilated for Airflow

$40 at Newegg after rebate
EVGA 650 N1 100-N1-0650-L1 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

$60 at Newegg
MSI GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 GT 710 2GD3H LP 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

$37 at Newegg
Crucial BX500 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT240BX500SSD1

$70 at Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

$20 at many places online...some motherboard auto active Windows 10 pro, as part of agreement with Microsoft.
Windows 10 Professional License

$20 online
Generic keyboard and mouse.
How about the case ?
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I bought this desktop in January.

What I like:
- Fast. Quick boot-up. Snappy response.
- Quiet. (It's 9:40 at night and you can hear the crickets chirping outside. The PC is much quieter than whisper-quiet, my whisper booms by comparison.)
- Reasonably well-built. I'm particularly happy with the build quality of the keyboard and mouse. I was planning on using 3rd party peripherals, but liked the keyboard and mouse so much that I'm actually using them.
- Power button. The position and backlighting of the power button makes it easy to find. I've had other PC's where it was difficult to find the on-off switch.
- Bloatware. To this point, I haven't noticed any bloatware. Not with the installed software, anyway. I get all the usual promos and ads when loading the various apps and internet websites, but nothing that I've noticed from the PC's operating system.

What I don't like:
- Vertical loading optical disk drive. Instead of dropping a CD or DVD into a front-loading drive, you need to manipulate the disk (being careful not to drop it) into the vertical holder. Nuts! After the first ugly attempt, I got one of my old external optical disk drives and plugged it into the PC. It's so much easier to use the horizontal drive!
- Power button. While the button is easy to find, actuating it is another story. It's sort of semi-recessed. I find that I have to focus on pushing my index finger into the hole in order to turn the PC on and off. I can't casually swipe at it.

Other issues:
- SSD. 256GB is adequate for my needs. In my last PC, I used only 150GB. However, if I ever need more space, it's a simple task to add a 2-1/2 inch SSD into one of the empty bays.
- 8GB ram. 8GB is adequate for my needs. I ordered another 8GB only because it's a cheap and easy upgrade.
- RX 550 GPU. The GPU is overkill for my websurfing and streaming video needs. I don't do any gaming, except for an occasional Sudoku.
- 310W PSU. I wish it were bigger. But again, it meets my present needs.

Note: I liked it so much, I just bought another. This one to replace my Alienware Aurora R8 that I bought on this SD deal. The Aurora is going to my son. Smilie
How many hdds can I put in it? Can the GPU be used for hardware accelerated encoding with plex?

Edit: to be clear, I'm thinking of using this as my unraid server for hosting up plex content.
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Build it yourself option:

$340 Combo at Microcenter
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler
ASUS B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard

$50 at Newegg
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro ATX Tower w/ Magnetic Design Dust Filter, Transparent Acrylic Side Panel, Adjustable I/O & Fully Ventilated for Airflow

$40 at Newegg after rebate
EVGA 650 N1 100-N1-0650-L1 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

$60 at Newegg
MSI GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 GT 710 2GD3H LP 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

$37 at Newegg
Crucial BX500 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT240BX500SSD1

$70 at Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

$20 at many places online...some motherboard auto active Windows 10 pro, as part of agreement with Microsoft.
Windows 10 Professional License

$20 online
Generic keyboard and mouse.

Any boards at micro center that would auto activate Windows 10. Thanks in advance
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i do IT consulting and my degree was in electrical engineering. i bought some of these for a cheap client. this computer is worth $550 and not a penny more. here is why:

-the motherboard is just about the worst thing i've ever seen. it's a 4 phase power delivery using the cheapest chokes i've ever seen in my decade+ of experience. i use to think acer was bad but this thing just blew my mind. the motherboard is hard limited to 65W so you can forget about PBO.

-CPU-z reports an X570 chipset but the PCI-E slot only has 8 lanes wired to it (WTF????), i'm guessing to save cost. it's only saving grace is that the PSU is not strong enough to run any GPU that will use more than 8 lanes anyway. there is also a PCI-E 1x (3.0) slot wired to the chipset.

-motherboard only has 2 RAM slots.

-wifi card is a junk realtek POS that's not worth the circuit board its' glued on. if you want a consistent wifi and/or Bluetooth connection, you can upgrade the wifi controller to an intel AX200. those sell on amazon for under $20.

-SSDs in these are DRAM-less nvme drives from either SKhynix or toshiba. it's just a single NAND chip glued to a circuit board. no controller, no cache, nothing. write speeds are only slightly faster than a SATA ssd.

-the power supply has two 12V rails rated at 16A each, one of which goes to a dedicated 6+2 pin PCI-E power cable. it will run a reference RTX 2060 as long as you don't OC. the case is tall enough for a tall RTX 2060 like some of the custom cards out there. don't get the fat evga 2060 as the fans will be too close to the PSU.



i'm not the type of person who tells people to DIY, BUT i strongly recommend you DIY your own system if you are considering this. i would have returned these but this client wanted a "brand name" fast PC computer, they wanted them NOW (some of their computers were a decade old and dying) and wanted to pay bottom of the barrel prices. so they got this bottom of the barrel PC

if you have any other questions, ask away
Thanks for the info - I just cancelled my order.

Do you have any recommendations for a mid-range with similar specs? TIA.
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