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Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £313 delivered @ Technoworld
Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £313 delivered @ Technoworld

Desktop PC Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB, Windows 10 £313 delivered @ Technoworld

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Well spec'd brand name desktop if you're looking for a fast CPU at budget price.

HP 280 MT X3K20ES

Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz latest generation 14nm i5 cpuboss.com/cpu…500

Delivery free 7 day service to mainland, £7.20 3 day, £12 next day
£26.40 to N. Ireland

Hat tip to @AndyRoyd for cheapest price

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Before people ask, the PSU is 180W and thus useless for a graphics card. You'd need to replace that first.

Spence1115

Before people ask, the PSU is 180W and thus useless for a graphics card. … Before people ask, the PSU is 180W and thus useless for a graphics card. You'd need to replace that first.



​So replace the psu, what kind of graphics card can i get in it?

dalecool92

​So replace the psu, what kind of graphics card can i get in it?



​Any, in theory. Depending on PSU but might also need to check what pcie is supported on that unspecified motherboard.

Has anyone ordered from this seller before?

dalecool92

​So replace the psu, what kind of graphics card can i get in it?



Do not get this computer for that, it looks like the board has a proprietary PSU so would be tough to replace.

Edit; actually it isn't proprietary.

I woudltb bother with this for gaming.
Edited by: "catbeans" 17th Aug 2016

Only £10 more at PC world business so not a huge saving

PSU replacement discussed here

It's... not terrible, by a fair way.
Absolute cheapest chip+board+ram combo for that spec would be around £260 (H110M board, single stick of crucial basic ram). The included windows 10 may now push it over the line as that's another... 60/70 at least. You've got a 1TB drive... £35 and a case and PSU (though you'd want to replace the PSU) so... another... £40 seems reasonable.

For something slightly beyond a potato masher build (which is basically something like "absolute cheapest possible to [email protected]") you have options with it.
It's about £400 worth of parts including windows for £313 so... I'd consider that a deal.
Edited by: "mercutio98uk" 17th Aug 2016

You can still get windows 10 free if you have a valid windows 7 code, I did it last week.

I'm looking for a cheap PC for my business, only really needs office apps, browsing etc so nothing fancy. Followed this, then found others with cashback, and ended up at this option:

HP 280 G1 Micro Tower Intel Pentium G3250 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
£198.99 minus £50 Business trade in cashback
shop.bt.com/pro…wcB

Seems ok for my needs, anyone know any better or a better option? Another option is to spend £350 and get £100 cashback instead, but like I said, only needs to be basic and I'll probably put in a cheap SSD, no need for 1TB.

Another option is to spend £350 and get £100 instead

Sorry for thread hi-jack!
Edited by: "vaugi" 17th Aug 2016

vaugi

I'm looking for a cheap PC for my business, only really needs office … I'm looking for a cheap PC for my business, only really needs office apps, browsing etc so nothing fancy. Followed this, then found others with cashback, and ended up at this option:HP 280 G1 Micro Tower Intel Pentium G3250 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit£198.99 minus £50 Business trade in cashbackhttps://www.shop.bt.com/products/hp-280-g1-micro-tower-intel-pentium-g3250-4gb-500gb-windows-7-professional-64-bit-n0d97ea-abu-BN7S.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc%20product%20search&gclid=CjwKEAjwltC9BRDRvMfD2N66nlISJACq8591TWD9tANwD7mXc7ibhImnJ0eN_AY1gexb0isrHB0-DxoCMirw_wcB#Seems ok for my needs, anyone know any better or a better option? Another option is to spend £350 and get £100 cashback instead, but like I said, only needs to be basic and I'll probably put in a cheap SSD, no need for 1TB.Another option is to spend £350 and get £100 insteadSorry for thread hi-jack!



cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz

seems fine for browsing and office. my i5 has around 6000 cpu benchmark. and i play lots of games with it (with a gtx 750ti graphics card - it's just a business pc and i didn't upgrade the psu)

vaugi

I'm looking for a cheap PC for my business, only really needs office … I'm looking for a cheap PC for my business, only really needs office apps, browsing etc so nothing fancy. Followed this, then found others with cashback, and ended up at this option:HP 280 G1 Micro Tower Intel Pentium G3250 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Professional 64-bit£198.99 minus £50 Business trade in cashbackhttps://www.shop.bt.com/products/hp-280-g1-micro-tower-intel-pentium-g3250-4gb-500gb-windows-7-professional-64-bit-n0d97ea-abu-BN7S.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc%20product%20search&gclid=CjwKEAjwltC9BRDRvMfD2N66nlISJACq8591TWD9tANwD7mXc7ibhImnJ0eN_AY1gexb0isrHB0-DxoCMirw_wcB#Seems ok for my needs, anyone know any better or a better option? Another option is to spend £350 and get £100 cashback instead, but like I said, only needs to be basic and I'll probably put in a cheap SSD, no need for 1TB.Another option is to spend £350 and get £100 insteadSorry for thread hi-jack!



or can get a refurb from ebay

ebay.co.uk/sch…top

ebay.co.uk/itm…162?hash=item41b0d6df72:g:bJ0AAOSwtnpXl4-B

says genuine refurb with windows sticker (i scrolled through a lot of them to make sure)

cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz benchmark almost 4000 for £99

anyone got any thoughts on an old i3 series 2 vs new pentium?

tek-monkey

You can still get windows 10 free if you have a valid windows 7 code, I … You can still get windows 10 free if you have a valid windows 7 code, I did it last week.



​How?

This is better deal for £219.99 after cashback ebuyer.com/714…708

jameshothothot

anyone got any thoughts on an old i3 series 2 vs new pentium?



​If they're same price, the i3. There's about... 10% per generation between the last 4. It's much closer when overclockers. The pentium are a bit lacklustre for anything but a bit of mild browsing.

mercutio98uk

​If they're same price, the i3. There's about... 10% per generation b … ​If they're same price, the i3. There's about... 10% per generation between the last 4. It's much closer when overclockers. The pentium are a bit lacklustre for anything but a bit of mild browsing.



good point. for laptop / netbook i use an atom for battery life. my i3 laptop lasts 2 hours. my atom netbook 8 hours. for desktop the i3 would rock. i have never worked out the electricity consumption difference cost but it does matter for battery life

jameshothothot

good point. for laptop / netbook i use an atom for battery life. my i3 … good point. for laptop / netbook i use an atom for battery life. my i3 laptop lasts 2 hours. my atom netbook 8 hours. for desktop the i3 would rock. i have never worked out the electricity consumption difference cost but it does matter for battery life


My i5 3230-m supposedly last for 5 hours, so it quotes

mancityfan95

​How?



I just installed it directly from a windows 10 iso onto a blank HD, it took the windows 7 code and that was after the cutoff date.

Could you add a SSD into this easily? If so, could you add it in addition to the existing hard drive?

Decent for a home office setup.

For a gfx card you can easily find a 750ti but there are equivalent versions of the 950, which require no extra power and they should eventually bring out a 1050. The 950 is approx 50% better than 750 in games so is worth the extra money. Amd might do something equivalent (460?) ...
950 is great for 1080p gaming AFAIK.
two cards
Edited by: "GwanGy" 18th Aug 2016

trickyd

Could you add a SSD into this easily? If so, could you add it in addition … Could you add a SSD into this easily? If so, could you add it in addition to the existing hard drive?


Yes. Yes.

RiverDragon8

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade


thanks

Spence1115

Before people ask, the PSU is 180W and thus useless for a graphics card. … Before people ask, the PSU is 180W and thus useless for a graphics card. You'd need to replace that first.



New PSU and a RX 480 or 470 or even a 460 would make this a good little PC.

ocelot20

New PSU and a RX 480 or 470 or even a 460 would make this a good little … New PSU and a RX 480 or 470 or even a 460 would make this a good little PC.



Or the newly announced 3GB 1060. Its a nice time to have these very powerful sub £200 graphics cards.

Spence1115

Or the newly announced 3GB 1060. Its a nice time to have these very … Or the newly announced 3GB 1060. Its a nice time to have these very powerful sub £200 graphics cards.




Forgot about the 1060 but yes. It's a good time to get into PC gaming. Nice cheap powerful GPU's. All future XB1 titles coming to PC via Windows 10. Cheap PC titles from the likes of humbel bundle ect.

Brilliant.. finally ordered a pc after a long time waiting for the right price.

Just ordered this one.. tomorrow I'll order a new atx psu and possibly a 1060 or 1070. plus eventually upgrade with an ssd and 16gb of ram. no doubt self build witg a cooler case and better motherboard makes sense but I want a balance between ease, performance and price.

We wanted a cheap rig to let us try out a bit of vr in our animation studio with an oculus rift or HTC vive and this should do the trick without breaking the bank. (though buying a new vr headset might). We're predominantly Mac based but willing to jump back into the waters of windows for a spot of vr, plus the wealth of great new gpu's could be great for colour grading and 3d work.

Is the feeling that GPUs such as GTX970/1070 would fit this case?

Here's a link to the official HP pdf with info on the HP G2 case... www8.hp.com/h20…pdf

So it includes 2 x USB 3 ports on the rear, + another 4 usb 2's. Plus 2 x usb ports on the front.

It has one PCIe x 16 (3.0) graphics port. Hooray...!!

Plus: One (1) PCIe x 1 (2.0)
One (1) PCI 2.1 (optional, select countries only)

So should be able to take the new breed of fancy cards, assuming there's enough space in the computer case.

I'm gambling a little and hoping it all works well with a new PSU and card... fingers a little warily crossed...

draper3000

Here's a link to the official HP pdf with info on the HP G2 case... … Here's a link to the official HP pdf with info on the HP G2 case... http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04958603.pdfSo it includes 2 x USB 3 ports on the rear, + another 4 usb 2's. Plus 2 x usb ports on the front.It has one PCIe x 16 (3.0) graphics port. Hooray...!!Plus: One (1) PCIe x 1 (2.0)One (1) PCI 2.1 (optional, select countries only) So should be able to take the new breed of fancy cards, assuming there's enough space in the computer case. Based on the case dimensions I'm hoping it all is possible.I'm gambling a little and hoping it all works well with a new PSU and card... fingers a little warily crossed...



The very newly announced 3Gb version of the 1060 could ideal... (previously this summer they released the well reviewed 6gb version). The 3Gb version is supposedly being sold for sub $200 and has 10% less performance and competes directly with AMD's RX 470.... Supposedly there's a short version from EVGA which you can order direct from them already...


Edited by: "draper3000" 18th Aug 2016

fiendishlyclever

Only £10 more at PC world business so not a huge saving


Looks like its 394 quid to me?

pcworldbusiness.co.uk/cat…tle

Anyone got theirs yet? how much room is there in the case for a graphics card?

could this fit a 1070?

noob question, would this pc run photoshop ok?

Can someone recommend a psu and graphic card to make this into a decent gaming setup for around £600 total inc this PC ???
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