HP Elite 8300 Desktop PC Core i5 3570 3.40Ghz 4GB RAM, 500GB Win10, DVDRW, Grade A- Refurb, £135 With Code @ ITZOO
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HP Elite 8300 Desktop PC Core i5 3570 3.40Ghz 4GB RAM, 500GB Win10, DVDRW, Grade A- Refurb, £135 With Code @ ITZOO

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Found 25th Oct
The 10% off voucher code FACEBOOK10I mentioned yesterday is still working (wasn't sure if it was just a one-day code). Decent i5 processor - more than capable as an everyday PC (thanks Delio79).

THANKS10 is another 10% off New Customer code, if for whatever reason you want to use that first (not stackable).
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  • Grade: A- Grade Refurbished Desktop Minor Scratches3090982.jpg Brand & Model: HP 8300 Elite Desktop

  • 3090982.jpg Processor: Intel i5 3rd Generation 3570 3.4GHz

  • 3090982.jpg Screen: N/A
  • 3090982.jpg Memory: 4GB DDR3

  • 3090982.jpg Storage: 500GB Sata Hard Drive
  • 3090982.jpg Optical Drive: DVDRW

  • 3090982.jpg Graphics: Intel® HD 2500 Graphics

  • 3090982.jpg Input Device: N/A

  • 3090982.jpg Operating System: Windows 10 Home Premium 64 Bit & Libre Office

  • 3090982.jpg Wireless: No

  • 3090982.jpg Bluetooth: No

  • 3090982.jpg Ports: 10 X USB 2.0 Ports, Serial Port, PS/2 Mouse & keyboard Ports RJ-45 Network Port, Display Port, VGA port

  • 3090982.jpg Warranty: 12 Months

  • 3090982.jpg Info: The HP Compaq 8300 Elite Series incorporates the newest business PC technology with HP’s designs for business including stable and lengthy lifecycles, and security and remote management solutions. The HP Compaq 8300 Elite U is a fine desktop choice for businesses or home users It's powerful enough to fulfill your day-to-day needs, particularly if you're a Web-based business or frequently work with more traditional databases and Excel spreadsheets, and it can even handle light-to-medium graphics tasks.
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Good find! Its a decent i5 processor so actually should be good for typical home use youngsters and grown ups alike.
Heat added!
Delio797 m ago

Good find! Its a decent i5 processor so actually should be good for …Good find! Its a decent i5 processor so actually should be good for typical home use youngsters and grown ups alike.Heat added!



Actually, thinking about it my last PC was a similar i5 (with a dedicated graphics card and 8GB RAM, mind you) but it coped at everything I flung at it. I'm the type of person who has 20 tabs open I'll edit my comment.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 25th Oct
Delio7915 m ago

Good find! Its a decent i5 processor so actually should be good for …Good find! Its a decent i5 processor so actually should be good for typical home use youngsters and grown ups alike.Heat added!


Dedicated graphics is useful for gamers and folks running multiple screens at very high Res.

Yes, if you do keep 20 tabs open you will need more than the 4GB RAM that this has. 8GB would be better. Shame they don't offer a RAM upgrade at extra cost. Shouldn't come to much money to add 4GB.
This is a nice, compact machine but bear in mind it has no PCIE slots or spare SATA connections. You can swop the DVD drive for a caddy that will accept another HDD for around a fiver. I agree with the comments about needing 8GB RAM. Have a look on ebay, you'll probably get something slightly cheaper with the 8GB RAM.
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…827

7106 benchmark, has more poke than last week's viglen and that had some as well although this is a bit more expensive.
Delio7956 m ago

Dedicated graphics is useful for gamers and folks running multiple screens …Dedicated graphics is useful for gamers and folks running multiple screens at very high Res. Yes, if you do keep 20 tabs open you will need more than the 4GB RAM that this has. 8GB would be better. Shame they don't offer a RAM upgrade at extra cost. Shouldn't come to much money to add 4GB.


Best place for cheap warranted DDR3 RAM is probably CeX. They almost always have it in stock and you’ll be sure it works (if you aren’t accidentally sold ECC).

dwl9942 m ago

This is a nice, compact machine but bear in mind it has no PCIE slots or …This is a nice, compact machine but bear in mind it has no PCIE slots or spare SATA connections. You can swop the DVD drive for a caddy that will accept another HDD for around a fiver. I agree with the comments about needing 8GB RAM. Have a look on ebay, you'll probably get something slightly cheaper with the 8GB RAM.


I’m sure it has a 16x PCIe slot but it’s low-profile, I could be wrong.
Edited by: "plewis00" 25th Oct
Great price for what you get.

I have had several HP desktops over the years and have never had an issue.

But, do not get me started on their monitor warranty support!
Many people are learning to live with less hard storage and use cloud. Think it’s a good spec if can upgrade the RAM.
dwl991 h, 32 m ago

This is a nice, compact machine but bear in mind it has no PCIE slots or …This is a nice, compact machine but bear in mind it has no PCIE slots or spare SATA connections. You can swop the DVD drive for a caddy that will accept another HDD for around a fiver. I agree with the comments about needing 8GB RAM. Have a look on ebay, you'll probably get something slightly cheaper with the 8GB RAM.


You can put low profile GTX 1050 Ti in it.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 25th Oct
purplefleece12 m ago

Many people are learning to live with less hard storage and use cloud. …Many people are learning to live with less hard storage and use cloud. Think it’s a good spec if can upgrade the RAM.


It has 4 DDR3 slots:
b.allegroimg.com/ori…f6b

Also a PCIe 16x slot as I said above for GPUs but only low-profile spec, can still get a 1050 Ti in there in theory.
Voting hot as I think these systems are great value for money, however it's the going price. You can easily get an 8GB model for the same price on eBay. All the same ex-office systems.
Add in

Gigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115
120gb SSD ~£20
4G ram ~ £10

Then you have a PC that will play all modern gaming titles.

If you want to skimp a bit you can get a 750ti LP for about £50 on ebay.
abaxas7 m ago

Add inGigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115120gb SSD ~£204G ram ~ £10Then you have a PC t …Add inGigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115120gb SSD ~£204G ram ~ £10Then you have a PC that will play all modern gaming titles.If you want to skimp a bit you can get a 750ti LP for about £50 on ebay.


Can you let me know which ram you bought ?
These have Intel vPro as standard too, really nice machines and rock solid considering they came out 2008 and I've not dealt with many that have gone bad.
mogsog20 m ago

These have Intel vPro as standard too, really nice machines and rock solid …These have Intel vPro as standard too, really nice machines and rock solid considering they came out 2008 and I've not dealt with many that have gone bad.



We had a bad batch of previous gen 8200 that would just die but the 8300 have been good, usb 3 driver can be a pain in win7
Bisal_Dhakal52 m ago

Can you let me know which ram you bought ?


I usually search on crucial or other places to get specs and then find same stuff on ebay

mrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/hp-compaq/elite-business-pc/8300-ultra-slim-desktop

DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 204-pin SODIMM

You can use higher speed memory (it is backwards compatible) so key is

Ddr3 204 pin sodimm

Though searching that on ebay is then coming up with laptop memory...

Sometimes I then find a memory code number and google the pc I want to install it in.... Let's have another look...
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 25th Oct
jameshothothot4 m ago

I usually search on crucial or other places to get specs and then find …I usually search on crucial or other places to get specs and then find same stuff on ebaymrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/hp-compaq/elite-business-pc/8300-ultra-slim-desktopDDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 204-pin SODIMMYou can use higher speed memory (it is backwards compatible) so key isDdr3 204 pin sodimmThough searching that on ebay is then coming up with laptop memory...Sometimes I then find a memory code number and google the pc I want to install it in.... Let's have another look...


Crucial also says sodimm

Google says that is laptop memory. Maybe because it is a small form factor pc?

crucial.com/usa…top
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 25th Oct
jameshothothot2 m ago

Crucial also says sodimmGoogle says that is laptop memory. Maybe because …Crucial also says sodimmGoogle says that is laptop memory. Maybe because it is a small form factor pc?http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/hp-elitedesk-8300-ultra-slim-desktop


Going back to ebay and searching uk only gives something like this

rover.ebay.com/rov…382

This is 2x2gb so would work if spare memory slots as someone suggested before. If not would need to get 2x4gb
jameshothothot43 m ago

I usually search on crucial or other places to get specs and then find …I usually search on crucial or other places to get specs and then find same stuff on ebaymrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/hp-compaq/elite-business-pc/8300-ultra-slim-desktopDDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 204-pin SODIMMYou can use higher speed memory (it is backwards compatible) so key isDdr3 204 pin sodimmThough searching that on ebay is then coming up with laptop memory...Sometimes I then find a memory code number and google the pc I want to install it in.... Let's have another look...


I wouldn't trust that site. It uses 240 pin desktop DDR3 RAM and not 204 pin laptop RAM.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 25th Oct
jameshothothot1 h, 1 m ago

Crucial also says sodimmGoogle says that is laptop memory. Maybe because …Crucial also says sodimmGoogle says that is laptop memory. Maybe because it is a small form factor pc?http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/hp-elitedesk-8300-ultra-slim-desktop


It's full-length DDR3 not SO-DIMM, you can see from the photo of the motherboard. Your link is the 'ultra slim', this is the 'SFF'.

4 of these cheap as chips:
uk.webuy.com/pro…ory


abaxas2 h, 2 m ago

Add inGigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115120gb SSD ~£204G ram ~ £10Then you have a PC t …Add inGigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115120gb SSD ~£204G ram ~ £10Then you have a PC that will play all modern gaming titles.If you want to skimp a bit you can get a 750ti LP for about £50 on ebay.


It will run games but I wouldn't recommend it for that. Being SFF you can't fit big cards in and the PSU is proprietary. If you're going to game get a mini or midi tower machine which has full height slots and an ATX PSU.
Edited by: "plewis00" 25th Oct
plewis009 m ago

It's full-length DDR3 not SO-DIMM, you can see from the photo of the …It's full-length DDR3 not SO-DIMM, you can see from the photo of the motherboard. Your link is the 'ultra slim', this is the 'SFF'.4 of these cheap as chips:https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=smem10qaa&categoryName=memory-desktop-ddr3&superCatName=computing&title=2-gb-pc10600-ddr3-1333mhz-240-pin-memoryIt will run games but I wouldn't recommend it for that. Being SFF you can't fit big cards in and the PSU is proprietary. If you're going to game get a mini or midi tower machine which has full height slots and an ATX PSU.


I am very confused now
Bisal_Dhakal7 m ago

I am very confused now


There are various Elite 8300 models:
MT (micro-tower)
SFF (this one, small form factor)
Ultra-thin (basically a headless laptop).

The ultra-thin takes SO-DIMMs (small order DIMM for laptops) and the other two take desktop DIMMs (240-pin DDR3).
plewis008 m ago

There are various Elite 8300 models:MT (micro-tower)SFF (this one, small …There are various Elite 8300 models:MT (micro-tower)SFF (this one, small form factor)Ultra-thin (basically a headless laptop).The ultra-thin takes SO-DIMMs (small order DIMM for laptops) and the other two take desktop DIMMs (240-pin DDR3).


Nice spot!!!
jameshothothot1 m ago

Nice spot!!!


I have a lot of dealings with these particular machines - it's all in the details! Anyway hopefully I saved you spending money on the wrong RAM.
Bisal_Dhakal20 m ago

I am very confused now


My googling failed ha! Follow the webuy link as they are the right ones
Would 4 of these work in this machine or would that be overkill for using as a DAW?

uk.webuy.com/pro…ory
abaxas5 h, 41 m ago

Add inGigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115120gb SSD ~£204G ram ~ £10Then you have a PC t …Add inGigabyte 1050 3gb ~£115120gb SSD ~£204G ram ~ £10Then you have a PC that will play all modern gaming titles.If you want to skimp a bit you can get a 750ti LP for about £50 on ebay.


Do you think the PSU would cope with those graphics cards? Interested to know, as I have one of these machines.
fuzzy_logic2 h, 25 m ago

Do you think the PSU would cope with those graphics cards? Interested to …Do you think the PSU would cope with those graphics cards? Interested to know, as I have one of these machines.


1050 doesn't need supplemental power (so 75W max over PCIe bus) and the PSU is rated for 240W so you'll be fine even under max load.

This would be fine:
amazon.co.uk/Gig…050

The top review is actually someone with a very similar machine (I assume from the 240W PSU).
Edited by: "plewis00" 25th Oct
RiverDragon812 h, 50 m ago

You can put low profile GTX 1050 Ti in it.


Doesn't fit as the motherboard is sideways on and the psu is in the way for a double width card. How do I know that?
Tonights project
It fits just, although a bit of the case will need to be chopped out to accommodate the DVI socket the rack mount had to be removed also
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Edited by: "nougat" 25th Oct
slightly cheaper here...around 130

tech-bazaar.com/pro…ro/

upgrade options are tempting though!
nougat31 m ago

Doesn't fit as the motherboard is sideways on and the psu is in the way …Doesn't fit as the motherboard is sideways on and the psu is in the way for a double width card. How do I know that?Tonights project



Youtube says otherwise. Also online others have said they've installed their GTX 1050 Ti.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 25th Oct
Would consider using it as a HTPC. What is it like for noise?
RiverDragon853 m ago

Youtube says otherwise. Also online others have said they've installed …Youtube says otherwise. Also online others have said they've installed their GTX 1050 Ti.


Ooops mine was a HP Prodesk, which I bought from a bailiffs auction for £60 with a monitor, much smaller than this. looks like I will need to mount the psu outside the case or buy a new case.
just benchmarked
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Edited by: "nougat" 25th Oct
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plewis006 h, 2 m ago

1050 doesn't need supplemental power (so 75W max over PCIe bus) and the …1050 doesn't need supplemental power (so 75W max over PCIe bus) and the PSU is rated for 240W so you'll be fine even under max load.This would be fine:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GeForce-1050-Profile-GDDR5/dp/B01N7RXQYU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1540482689&sr=1-1&keywords=low+profile+1050The top review is actually someone with a very similar machine (I assume from the 240W PSU).


Great, thanks for that
nougat1 h, 51 m ago

Ooops mine was a HP Prodesk, which I bought from a bailiffs auction for …Ooops mine was a HP Prodesk, which I bought from a bailiffs auction for £60 with a monitor, much smaller than this. looks like I will need to mount the psu outside the case or buy a new case.just benchmarked [Image]


Sounds like you got quite the bargain. The i5-6500 CPU is probably worth more than £60 on it's own. I wouldn't bother with a new case, just mount it outside, all these branded towers tend to have some proprietary bits in them so I don't think it's as easy as dropping it into another case without modification or expense.
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