HP Envy i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB, 1.5GB Graphics £538.91 @ currys_pcworld
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HP Envy i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB, 1.5GB Graphics £538.91 @ currys_pcworld

£538.91
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Found 18th Jul 2014Made hot 18th Jul 2014
This seems like a good price for an i7, ready built (not over-clockable) i7 computer with some nice specifications. Can't find it cheaper anywhere else, oh and it does come with a 12 month warranty.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor (3.4 GHz, 3.9 GHz with TurboBoost, 8 MB cache)

Operating system: Windows 8

Storage: 2 TB HDD 7200 rpm

RAM: 16 GB DDR3

Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

Graphics card memory: 1.5 GB GDDR5

Motherboard: Intel Z87

Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
USB: USB 3.0 x 4, USB 2.0 x 4
Video interface: HDMI x 1, DisplayPort x 1- DVI x 2
Audio interface: 3.5 mm jack
Optical drive: DVD/RW
Memory card reader: 15-in-1 memory card reader
Expansion card slot: PCIe x 1, PCIe (x16) x 1
Sound: Beats Audio Console, High Definition Audio 7.1
Keyboard: Wireless keyboard included
Mouse / trackpad: Wireless optical mouse included
PSU: 460 W

39 Comments

Looks like an excellent price compared to other retailers! Heat.

Thats alot of computer for the money. Would cost more to self build

Here is a good overview of what exactly comes with this

not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a decent setting.

Would struggle to build it for this price though parts are probably not of the same quality it is still a great deal.

Ollyj

not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a … not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a decent setting.



Lol what do you count as "decent setting"? This thing will run anything new with ease. Sure, not on ultra settings but a mix of medium and high would be no problem.

Banned

Nice find OP

Ollyj

not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a … not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a decent setting.



So take out the video card and put in another, You couldn't build this without the video card for less. There is ceertainly nothing wrong with the CPU or memory.

Banned

It's a beast ;-)

Ollyj

not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a … not a terrible starter rig, but don't expect to play new AAAs on it at a decent setting.


If my 4 year old PC can run new games on High (even Ultra in some cases) then this will too.

Really good price. You would be hard pressed to build a system like this for the same money.

Yeah this is a perfect starter setup for most people. The 660 is a little on the weak side, but it is still a perfectly capable card.

Have some heat

The spec is ok if you can't br bothered to build your own, it is still cheaper to build your own and you get good hardwares and brands.

Pretty good rig for the money. Could always get this sell the GFX card and put in a better one although PSU is a little weak for that.

i bought this two weeks ago, when it was 699 on their ebay site, since then it dropped to 679, but thats a fantastic price!

I have three monitors running on it, and very quiet and very fast. I dont use it for games, and everything i've done on it has happened in superfast time. well worth it at that price.

lavafire

The spec is ok if you can't br bothered to build your own, it is still … The spec is ok if you can't br bothered to build your own, it is still cheaper to build your own and you get good hardwares and brands.



While I agree you probably get better quality building your own you couldn't build this for £538.

the equivalent instore price is for a R270 graphics card and 899, and nothing else different.

Usually i'd advocate building your own every time but damn.... that is a hell of a lot of machine for the money. Add a 70 quid ssd and a £120 R270 and you've got a pretty high end rig... HEAT

The PSU is the only weak link here, to clarify. That MAY need looking at if extra upgrades required. Most decent GPU need min 500W

PSU: 460 W

Generic trash PSU? or anyone know what brand it is? It is the last part you would want to skimp on in a new computer..
Edited by: "EBT_Brah" 18th Jul 2014

Great machine for the money, couldn't help but order one!

Great price, just checked on PC Part Picker. I can't build a cheaper machine with the same specs. I came to about £639.80 with Windows 8.1 license included.

Got a touch of auction fever and had to buy one as I saw the number available rapidly decreasing!
Got to figure out just exactly what to do with it now!
Thanks OP.

Original Poster

Well I should earn commission - they've sold out!

gizmodo456

The PSU is the only weak link here, to clarify. That MAY need looking at … The PSU is the only weak link here, to clarify. That MAY need looking at if extra upgrades required. Most decent GPU need min 500W



Yea but will do for most people, unless you are going to put a R9 290 or GTX 780 in it will do the job. It will probably run 3 more HDD and a GTX 780Ti but it would be on the edge.

All gone now.

Thanks OP, nice find so I got one, was about time I had a main PC upgrade.

Missed out. Damn you guys are fast!

oos

Nayana

wow ! Power of HUKD



WOW! I can imagine seller' joy X)

Original Poster

I know less about this one, it is seller refurbished grade A and there is only 3 available however at £460.88 I consider it another great buy - not putting it up as a deal as there simply isn't very many of them:

Intel i7 3770, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, 2TB Graphics (nVidia GT630 ) - same deal as the one i listed as far as usability/upgrades but for a base build or simply an upgrade it seems another good price (if you don't mind the refurbished"ness" - 12 month guarantee):

ebay.co.uk/itm…fee

Looks like a pretty good price to me. (A 660 is a perfectly decent card, an I7 a decent CPU). Is it the fastest possible. Certainly not, but I dont see how you could anything with a better spec for anywhere near this building yourself let alone already built.

So, do you think something like this will be okay for my little to do her homework on, and maybe a little browsing/emailing?

good price (i payed £399.97 + VAT £480 last one on shelve at costco) had my hp envy pheonix for 3 months now, it was struggling with bf4 on ultra but was fine on high settings.( came with amd hd8760) but have since purchased a msi 280x & it plays anything on ultra with ease. Other than that a ssd upgrade would be recommended.

Banned

I've had several refurbished PCs from PC World over the years and they've never let me down in terms of quality, ie likely as not you won't even realise this isn't brand new.

ZaphodBeeblebrox

Yea but will do for most people, unless you are going to put a R9 290 or … Yea but will do for most people, unless you are going to put a R9 290 or GTX 780 in it will do the job. It will probably run 3 more HDD and a GTX 780Ti but it would be on the edge.



Personally, due to bad experiences in the past, i'd never run a PSU (especially a sub-par brand) near it's "limit" as they are usually exaggerated. Also the 80+ rating means jack **** in a real world environment.

Yes

I bought one and it was faulty PCWorld are a total waste of time stay aware beware of them they lie they ignore you they
will not respond, I am sorry I bothered. Worse than useless. I got my money back in the end but spent hours on the phone being passed from pillar to post one idiot after another. All they want to do is sell, they do not want to sort out a problem. I will never use them again. HP fair no better they didnt give damn . They just want to get rid of crap.
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