** HP Pavilion 500-319na i5-4460S Quad 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 2TB, Nvidia GT705, Beats Audio, HDMI, USB 3.0 x4, DVD/RW, Win 8.1 Refurbished Desktop PC now £323.99 @ Currys **
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** HP Pavilion 500-319na i5-4460S Quad 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 2TB, Nvidia GT705, Beats Audio, HDMI, USB 3.0 x4, DVD/RW, Win 8.1 Refurbished Desktop PC now £323.99 @ Currys **

£323.99Currys Deals
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Found 18th Feb 2015
This is super quick deal for anyone looking for good desktop. Limited availability Hard luck if you miss out. Alternatively, Lenovo desktops are currently available with cashback, however I think they have limited scope for expansion. If you bought this system brand new it would cost ~£500 and you still only get 1 years manufacturer's guarantee.

HP Pavilion 500-319na
Intel® Core™ i5-4460S Quad Core Processor (2.9 GHz, 3.4 GHz with TurboBoost, 6 MB cache) Average CPU Mark 6388
8GB DDR3 RAM
2TB HDD, 7200 rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 705
Beats Audio
Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
DVD/RW
USB 3.0 x 4
HDMI x 1 / DVI x 1
6-in-1 memory card reader
Windows 8.1
12-month warranty

Also comes with Wireless optical mouse and Wireless Keyboard (presumably HP brand)

TCB 1.01%

TIP: Move the OS to a new SSD drive for a mega performance boost.

46 Comments

Can anyone tell me if this is any good for gaming?

Not as it is, the graphics chip is extremely basic. Put a better graphics card and PSU in if neccesary though and it'll do a good job.

Yes I think it would need a PSU upgrade if you wanted to upgrade the graphics card, as it's currently only using a 180W PSU I think (see here)

Doesn't look a bad price given that the cpu is ~£140+ at amazon, hdd would be ~£60, ram would be ~£40, keyboard+mouse ~£20. So you're paying ~£80 for the case+PSU+GPU+DVD+OS and 1 year warranty.

If you are looking for a cheap deskop for the basis of a cheap gaming rig this looks hot. Plenty room to change stuff.
The CPU is nice and fast - that's what you're really paying for here. Change the GPU and PSU (if needed).
e.g. change PSU guide is here
support.hp.com/us-…91/

Burn (unmodded desktop) in for a couple of weeks to make sure its a good'un (its a refurb). Then start playing. I would.

EDIT: more blurb here
support.hp.com/gb-…272

EDIT2: he who hesitates loses out. (limited supply)

Edited by: "Musicrab" 18th Feb 2015

Musicrab

If you are looking for a cheap deskop for the basis of a cheap gaming rig … If you are looking for a cheap deskop for the basis of a cheap gaming rig this looks hot. Plenty room to change stuff.The CPU is nice and fast - that's what you're really paying for here. Change the GPU and PSU (if needed).e.g. change PSU guide is herehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-500-300-Desktop-PC-series/6879020/document/c04100691/Burn it in for a couple of weeks to make sure its a good'un (its a refurb). Then start playing. I would.



How much extra would a decent PSU and GPU be do you think? I'm guessing it may be around £250 extra in total for a fairly decent system (around £60 for the PSU and £140-190 for a card).

d_1999

How much extra would a decent PSU and GPU be do you think? I'm guessing … How much extra would a decent PSU and GPU be do you think? I'm guessing it may be around £250 extra in total for a fairly decent system (around £60 for the PSU and £140-190 for a card).

Really depends on budget. Ok the PSU is important. See what you get in the box first. Re. GPU - it depends what you want to play. Most games will work fine with a sub-£100 GPU.
Take your time. You don't need to spend mega-bucks to play MOST PC games.

PS. 2TB and 8GB RAM. Bargain.

PS2. I'm going to click Hot now so you better be quick. Hoho.

Edited by: "Musicrab" 18th Feb 2015

Musicrab

Really depends on budget. Ok the PSU is important. See what you get … Really depends on budget. Ok the PSU is important. See what you get first? Re. GPU - it depends what you want to play. Most games will work fine with a sub-£100 GPU.PS. 2TB and 8GB RAM. Bargain.



Yes this does seem like a pretty good price (tempted but really don't need it right now). I'm generally not too bad with PC components, but I still don't really know anything about GPUs.

Thanks!

d_1999

Yes I think it would need a PSU upgrade if you wanted to upgrade the … Yes I think it would need a PSU upgrade if you wanted to upgrade the graphics card, as it's currently only using a 180W PSU I think (see here)


That link does raise questions (e.g. they're talking about an "external brick" PSU which is surely rubbish!?!?). e.g. the Curry's picture shows:-

http://brain-images.cdn.dixons.com/3/1/10016313/l_10016313_012.jpg

The main thing is a. if its an external brick (PSU) send it back as it doesn't match the pic
b. its not a SFF case - changing the PSU should be a doddle.

EDIT: full spec of kit here
support.hp.com/us-…38/
Edited by: "Musicrab" 18th Feb 2015

Would this fit the bill for general browsing and video editing (GoPro etc).

Thanks

Could someone (people in the know)please do a comparison with the following? Thank you


m.ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

Currys site says OOS now, liked the look of this HP.

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kna872

Could someone (people in the know)please do a comparison with the … Could someone (people in the know)please do a comparison with the following? Thank youhttp://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/111324908712?_mwBanner=1&rmvSB=true



This is a much better machine for the money. The intel cpu is a big step up from the AMD plus it's all housed in a case that's going to be quiet.

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atkypne

Would this fit the bill for general browsing and video editing (GoPro … Would this fit the bill for general browsing and video editing (GoPro etc). Thanks



Yep would be ideal.

I have this exact PC, got it from Currys/PCWorld off ebay refurbished. Very good PC, I use it for gaming but going to upgrade the GPU soon (+PSU). The wireless keyboard and mouse that come with it are just a generic brand, not HP. The CPU socket is LGA1150 so you can upgrade it if needed. I get 100+ FPS on minecraft(and can record at 60 FPS) but that will obviously vary with different games. The 2tb hard drive is a nice bonus too.

leonderekreynoldsbrown

Can anyone tell me if this is any good for gaming?


Yes this would be good for gaming.

Adding a GPU makes a lot of sense, but once you have to swap the PSU you are in the territory where the value becomes questionable. After all, the case and airflow is also designed for a certain power, so it may not be ideal for a stronger PSU. You could add a GTX750 for some decent mid level gaming, but that is as far as I would go with this PC.

Already out of stock?

May be out of stock but I'm giving heat cos I think it's a really good buy. I'm looking for a similar spec system and now at least I have a good idea of what a deal price is for one. Thanks OP

Would i be able to play MC and Sims at FULL spec on this at all?

Cold, isn't as good as my £3000 PC.

So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to play the likes of DayZ?

How exactly does this come with Beats Audio?

the__cat

How exactly does this come with Beats Audio?


Maybe the on board sound chip.

does the graphics card support dual monitors?

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alexc100

does the graphics card support dual monitors?



Yes, all graphics cards now support dual display as do built in graphics.

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the__cat

How exactly does this come with Beats Audio?



Probably standard onboard audio but beats software that 'enhances' the sound.

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mcintyreliam

So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to … So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to play the likes of DayZ?



You will really struggle for anything with that budget unless your happy to run everything on low?

MrPuddington

Adding a GPU makes a lot of sense, but once you have to swap the PSU you … Adding a GPU makes a lot of sense, but once you have to swap the PSU you are in the territory where the value becomes questionable. After all, the case and airflow is also designed for a certain power, so it may not be ideal for a stronger PSU. You could add a GTX750 for some decent mid level gaming, but that is as far as I would go with this PC.



Yep. I would suggest a GTX 750ti and a half decent 450w (ish) PSU. Should be do-able for around £150 (ish) for the two (depending which version of the 750ti you go for).

You can always add/upgrade a case fan if it starts getting warm but it should be OK. Anything above that I'd think more carefully about it and most likely end up just building something from scratch ...

mcintyreliam

So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to … So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to play the likes of DayZ?



type into youtube "build your own steambox" it's a video created by a guy called jackfrags, it shows you how to build a gaming pc for around £300, obviously you can put a bit more money down on certain items to get better kit, but I bought the majority of the stuff he said, build it how he shows and mine can play some games on ultra but it runs all games easily on normal graphics and everything. you'll just need to remember to buy an operating system!

Displodes

type into youtube "build your own steambox" it's a video created by a guy … type into youtube "build your own steambox" it's a video created by a guy called jackfrags, it shows you how to build a gaming pc for around £300...

As you said, excluding the OS :-)

Add this graphics card to the PC: amazon.co.uk/SAP…280
And this PSU: amazon.co.uk/Cor…ply
and you should run majority of games on high settings, or medium settings on newer games.

Then again if i were to buy those parts i would rather just build the entire pc with new parts that i want.
Edited by: "RyanBest" 19th Feb 2015

GoatzRus

Cold, isn't as good as my £3000 PC.


I think you only need £1000 for a very top level PC. Beyond that, you're paying for style/cooling and extra fps that you don't need, and "future proof" which in other words is "waste of money".

mcintyreliam

So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to … So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to play the likes of DayZ?


Add another £100-£150 to that budget and you can get a very decent computer.

Edited by: "RyanBest" 19th Feb 2015

SlashDealz

Would i be able to play MC and Sims at FULL spec on this at all?


I'm not sure about sims but by MC you mean Minecraft? I have this PC and it can't run Minecraft on full settings, but with optifine and medium settings it runs minecraft at over 100 fps.

add a 750nvidia card and a upgraded psu for cheap and this birdie will fly in games

OOS

GoatzRus

Cold, isn't as good as my £3000 PC.

mcintyreliam

So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to … So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to play the likes of DayZ?

I was being sarcastic but no, when you're running a 4K setup you need all the GPU power you get get, hence why it cost so much.

RyanBest

I think you only need £1000 for a very top level PC. Beyond that, you're … I think you only need £1000 for a very top level PC. Beyond that, you're paying for style/cooling and extra fps that you don't need, and "future proof" which in other words is "waste of money".



I once had a guy tell me you could only get a "half-decent" PC for £2000. He then laughed at me when I said what you said, £1000 would be more than enough for a great desktop.

I hate those types of elitists.

A good home desktop is this for the price, and like others have said, that CPU is here all the money is going.

Edited by: "SpudUK" 19th Feb 2015

RyanBest

[quote=GoatzRus] Cold, isn't as good as my £3000 PC.

I think you only need £1000 for a very top level PC. Beyond that, you're paying for style/cooling and extra fps that you don't need, and "future proof" which in other words is "waste of money".
mcintyreliam

So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to … So what would someone recommend as a £300 ish gaming computer able to play the likes of DayZ?

Add another £100-£150 to that budget and you can get a very decent computer.

Plz suggest me good PC to work from home with i5 or i7 with 16gb ram and 240 ssd and 1tb HD with good graphics card thanks

negiyk

Plz suggest me good PC to work from home with i5 or i7 with 16gb ram and … Plz suggest me good PC to work from home with i5 or i7 with 16gb ram and 240 ssd and 1tb HD with good graphics card thanks


Is the PC for gaming? I'm going to presume it is. Also i don't know your budget, but if you're on a budget, get a 120GB SSD instead of 240 and 8GB ram instead of 16 and i5 instead of i7. it also depends on what settings you want to run at.

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