HP Pavilion a6632uk Desktop PC, Vista HP, AMD Phenom, 3GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 512MB 9500GS graphics, Lightscribe DVD writer, card reader, £350.10 incl delivery when using 10% disc voucher - HotUKDeals
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Use voucher code NYSALE09 to get 10% off the site price of £389 for this well specified all rounder:

AMD Phenom?processor 8550
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 32-bit
NVIDIA® nForce?430 chipset
3 GB DDR2-SDRAM
4 DIMM sockets
640 GB SATA 3G Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm)
HP Pocket Media Drive sold separately
DVD writer SATA DVD RAM and Double Layer supporting LightScribe technology
15in1 memory card reader
Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface
512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce?9500 GS with PureVideo® HD technology
DVI port, VGA port, HDMI port
Onboard High Definition Audio 7.1
2 front audio ports, 6 rear analog audio ports
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#1
any good fror gaming???
#2
3% quidco available also quidco have the HPQUIDCO code for 10% off
#3
torby;3982115
any good fror gaming???


The graphics card is not the latest superfast slay 'em all of cards but neither is it a weedy onboard job. With 512MB dedicated (plus whatever Vista allocates) I'd think that it's plenty good enough to run pretty much everything at decent frame rates.
1 Like #4
Paddy_o_furniture;3982150
3% quidco available also quidco have the HPQUIDCO code for 10% off


Forgot about that!

Just a pity that HP basket won't accept more than one e-voucher per transaction....
#5
thanks for that tip andythe brave
#6
better off building one. It aint hard
#7
looks pretty good for the price, cant really go wrong with all that for 350 quid. heat added
#8
shadowdogg
better off building one. It aint hard


Unhelpful, there are many people who wouldn't know where to start, so unless you're offering to go round and show everybody how easy it is how about saying something helpful instead?
#9
Card is not up to modern gaming i'm afraid amount of ram makes it sound good but the chip itself is fairly poor
#10
I will just warn that we have one of these at work as the test pc and i've never seen anything so slow, not sure if we've just got a one off terrible one but even after a couple of bare installs its still like watching paint dry! Core 2 Duo we had before was miles quicker!
#11
The AMD Phenom was never a good chip I'm afraid......I'd stick with Intel and at least Core 2 Duo level nowadays...
#12
Faythur
The AMD Phenom was never a good chip I'm afraid......I'd stick with Intel and at least Core 2 Duo level nowadays...



I 2nd that.
#13
As previously stated, the 9500GS will do for a bit of light gaming but isn't a card for keeping up with the latest games. Does anyone know what PSU this has?
#14
biggiep;3987046
I will just warn that we have one of these at work as the test pc and i've never seen anything so slow, not sure if we've just got a one off terrible one but even after a couple of bare installs its still like watching paint dry! Core 2 Duo we had before was miles quicker!


I have a very similar one at home and have never seen anything so fast anywhere.

In my experience slow work PCs are generally that way because of all the apps running in the background, security, big brother monitoring and so forth and nothing to do with the processor at all.

Indeed, until recently I was using an Athlon 500 at home in a Mesh PC and it ran what I wanted just fine, only slow work was with Photoshop with the really big files but that was probably more to do with the ATI Rage card at 128MB than anything else.

Is it just me or is processing power a bit like MPs in cameras - above a certain point it really doesn't make a difference in the real world of word processing, spreadsheets, surfing and solitaire?

Re gaming, of course the card won't run 60 fps on the latest games probably more likely around 20-25 (usable) but just try getting that from onboard graphics. I didn't say that this was a gaming PC but that it was an all rounder.
#15
I have to laugh at comments on here sometimes.

Will it run games? Of course it will but just dont expect Crysis:Warhead at 1900X1200 on Enthusiast.

It will run older software perfectly well though.

For God sake people the whole unit is £350. You will pay that and more for a top spec 4870X2. If you want a gaming machine you need to pay for it. There is no getting around it.

The OP is quite correct, this is an excellent machine for the money considering if you bought like for like from Dell it would cost you at least £500.
#16
Very good value for money - Hot from me!
#17
I got this for around £470 from dell ....

dell studio xps system ...
core i7 intel cpu 2.66ghz (completely trounces quad core processors btw!) (£250 on ebuyer!!)
6 x 1gb ddr3 ram , total 6gb ddr3 (not to be confused with cheap ddr2 .. this ram is worth £170!!)
2 x 320 gb SATA wd hard drives set to a raid stripe array for increased performance , total size available 640gb
ati hd 3650 graphics card
19 in 1 card reader
logitech g5 gaming mouse (worth around £20-£25)
wired keyboard
Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface
Onboard High Definition Audio 7.1
windows 64 bit vista premium
pioneer 216dbk 20x dvd writer sata (purchased independantly but included in price)


cracking system for £470 !! , i couldnt have built this system for less than £910 and thats shopping around !!

vista scores ...
cpu 5.9
memory 5.9
graphics 5.7
gaming graphics 5.2
hard disk 5.9

i appreciate this sytem is more expensive but damn it is one hell of an upgrade and will stand the test of time better too. As far as value for money goes this is a no-brainer for me ...

if you simply add 3gb ddr3 memory at £85 and £25 this comes to £110 which is approx the difference between the cost of these 2 machines !!

ps - to get this price , i used quidco and sold the included blu writer on ebay for £120 and also sold the free creative vado 2gb video cam for £45 that came with it.
I havent voted either way on this as the deal posted is good for the price bracket it is in but nowhere near as good a value as the one i went for.
#18
torby
any good fror gaming???



I would say no the graphics card is not good enough.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-9500-gt-review/7
#19
shadowdogg
better off building one. It aint hard


Someone always says this, and then when challenged, invariably supplies a self-build figure which is maybe only £20 less, or cuts corners or isn't like for like. Plus some people don't want to self-build. Washing up dishes "ain't hard" either, but that didn't stop me buying a dishwasher.
#20
Ev0lution
I have to laugh at comments on here sometimes.

Will it run games? Of course it will but just dont expect Crysis:Warhead at 1900X1200 on Enthusiast.

It will run older software perfectly well though.

For God sake people the whole unit is £350. You will pay that and more for a top spec 4870X2. If you want a gaming machine you need to pay for it. There is no getting around it.

The OP is quite correct, this is an excellent machine for the money.


I agree... You need to ask yourself which one comes higher in priority, money or performance, I try to look for the right balance myself :thumbsup:
#21
Chuck U
Someone always says this, and then when challenged, invariably supplies a self-build figure which is maybe only £20 less, or cuts corners or isn't like for like. Plus some people don't want to self-build. Washing up dishes "ain't hard" either, but that didn't stop me buying a dishwasher.


And they always forget to include the operating system.

Keith
#22
empyphil
I would say no the graphics card is not good enough.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-9500-gt-review/7

Your right and wrong.

right in that don't expect it to blow you away on full res crysis

wrong in that you've not actually posted a bench of the supplied card. However, I'll assume you meant to highlight that the GS variant is the lowly borother of the GT.

All in all, people thinking of buying this just need to consider what they want this machine to do. If you are a hardcore gamer then you already know a £350 unit will not cut the mustard so not point even asking.

If you are asking then you are not a hardcore gamer and this machine will do you fine for the vast majority of games on standard resolution

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DagzfyueExk
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BE8ZkblACFo

for £350, considering what you get, it is a good deal pound for pound
#23
If you want it for non-gaming - I think it's an excellent deal. So many out there, this seems a good one!

HEAT added!
#24
The AMD Phenom x3 processor is one of the most stupid processors out there, i have this PC and it is completely awful, the CPU does not work, very very very slow always and even some games will not run because it has 3 processors (weird I know but...). Your better off paying a little more for the AMD Phenom Quad Core one if you are still looking for a HP PC, or spending around the came on a Core 2 Duo desktop, you will get equal performance with the faster dual cores.

Graphics card is not bad in this but not good either. Plays games fine and without lag in low screen resolutions but lags a bit when you go higher.

I got the old model Quad-Core one recently:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/308152/hp-pavilion-desktop-a6430-quad-core/
and even though it is discontinued it is much much much better.
#25
stephenc
Your right and wrong.

right in that don't expect it to blow you away on full res crysis

wrong in that you've not actually posted a bench of the supplied card. However, I'll assume you meant to highlight that the GS variant is the lowly borother of the GT.

All in all, people thinking of buying this just need to consider what they want this machine to do. If you are a hardcore gamer then you already know a £350 unit will not cut the mustard so not point even asking.

If you are asking then you are not a hardcore gamer and this machine will do you fine for the vast majority of games on standard resolution

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DagzfyueExk
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BE8ZkblACFo

for £350, considering what you get, it is a good deal pound for pound



Yea sorry the GS is even worse than the card reviewed.
Your video of f3 doesnt show that much, its of the small indoor start area with no combat.
That cards going to stuggle a lot in the large outdoor areas and in combat with lots of baddies.

For a work pc it looks great
New games your out of luck.
Basic or old games you should be fine.
#26
rooney10;3988584
I got this for around £470 from dell ....

dell studio xps system ...
core i7 intel cpu 2.66ghz (completely trounces quad core processors btw!) (£250 on ebuyer!!)
6 x 1gb ddr3 ram , total 6gb ddr3 (not to be confused with cheap ddr2 .. this ram is worth £170!!)
2 x 320 gb SATA wd hard drives set to a raid stripe array for increased performance , total size available 640gb
ati hd 3650 graphics card
19 in 1 card reader
logitech g5 gaming mouse (worth around £20-£25)
wired keyboard
Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface
Onboard High Definition Audio 7.1
windows 64 bit vista premium
pioneer 216dbk 20x dvd writer sata (purchased independantly but included in price)


cracking system for £470 !! , i couldnt have built this system for less than £910 and thats shopping around !!

vista scores ...
cpu 5.9
memory 5.9
graphics 5.7
gaming graphics 5.2
hard disk 5.9

i appreciate this sytem is more expensive but damn it is one hell of an upgrade and will stand the test of time better too. As far as value for money goes this is a no-brainer for me ...

if you simply add 3gb ddr3 memory at £85 and £25 this comes to £110 which is approx the difference between the cost of these 2 machines !!

ps - to get this price , i used quidco and sold the included blu writer on ebay for £120 and also sold the free creative vado 2gb video cam for £45 that came with it.
I havent voted either way on this as the deal posted is good for the price bracket it is in but nowhere near as good a value as the one i went for.


My Pavilion 6541 with the hopeless Phenom processor and 4GB RAM scores

Processor 5.2
Memory 5.9
Graphics 5.9
Gaming graphics 5.4
Primary hard disk 5.9

So, yes, the CPU is not so good but somehow everything else is on a par or better than above and it cost £391 off the shelf. The 6632 is surely virtually identical in most respects.

So, I repeat, this is an excellent entry into computing that will perform at least as well, if not better, than other comparably priced systems. It is at the bottom end of the price scale and hardcore gamers are, of course, not going to be interested in anything like this - another few hundred pounds will do it for them. This is ideal for an entrant into home computing or for someone whose 1999-2002 500MHz/256MB PC is dying.
#27
keithwjones
And they always forget to include the operating system.

Keith


I also believe your better off buying and building yourself and ive never commeted on this type of item before. The reason why i always think its better is for drivers and guarantees, and obviously being able to customise what you want.
#28
rooney10
I got this for around £470 from dell ....

dell studio xps system ...
core i7 intel cpu 2.66ghz (completely trounces quad core processors btw!) (£250 on ebuyer!!)
6 x 1gb ddr3 ram , total 6gb ddr3 (not to be confused with cheap ddr2 .. this ram is worth £170!!)
2 x 320 gb SATA wd hard drives set to a raid stripe array for increased performance , total size available 640gb
ati hd 3650 graphics card
19 in 1 card reader
logitech g5 gaming mouse (worth around £20-£25)
wired keyboard
Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
IEEE 1394 FireWire® Interface
Onboard High Definition Audio 7.1
windows 64 bit vista premium
pioneer 216dbk 20x dvd writer sata (purchased independantly but included in price)


cracking system for £470 !! , i couldnt have built this system for less than £910 and thats shopping around !!

vista scores ...
cpu 5.9
memory 5.9
graphics 5.7
gaming graphics 5.2
hard disk 5.9

i appreciate this sytem is more expensive but damn it is one hell of an upgrade and will stand the test of time better too. As far as value for money goes this is a no-brainer for me ...

if you simply add 3gb ddr3 memory at £85 and £25 this comes to £110 which is approx the difference between the cost of these 2 machines !!

ps - to get this price , i used quidco and sold the included blu writer on ebay for £120 and also sold the free creative vado 2gb video cam for £45 that came with it.
I havent voted either way on this as the deal posted is good for the price bracket it is in but nowhere near as good a value as the one i went for.

Can you please tell me which system did you purchase? and what customisation?
#29
i bought this machine for £359
xmas prezzie for my 11 year old
along with HP w2228h 22 inch LCD Monitor for £197
after stoping all the **** that hp puts on
that was running on start up
this machine is fast
good graphics
and well worth £359

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