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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-480uk Core i5 Refurb Desktop PC £607.99 delivered @ Currys
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-480uk Core i5 Refurb Desktop PC £607.99 delivered @ Currys

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-480uk Core i5 Refurb Desktop PC £607.99 delivered @ Currys

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Comes with a 12 month warranty this is quite a power house of a beast. Currys online @ £639.99 down from £699 this machine new is nearer £1000.

At checkout enter the Promo Code REFURBPC5 for an extra 5% disount bringing it down to £607.00 wth free delivery.

Even though Dixons & PCWorld are part of the DSG Group, the extra 5% is only through the Currys from what I can see,

Specs...

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor
- 3.20 GHz (up to 3.46 GHz with Turbo Boost)
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 4 MB L3 Cache
- Dual Core
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM - 6GB installed RAM
- 4 DIMM sockets
- Supports up to 16GB memory
Graphics card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 320 with PureVideo® HD technology
- 1GB dedicated memory
- Up to 3839 MB total available graphics memory
Screen type None
Hard drive 1.5 TB SATA 3G Hard Disk Drive (5400 rpm)
Optical disk drive DVD writer SATA DVD RAM and Double Layer supporting LightScribe technology
Memory card reader 15-in-1 memory card reader
USB 10 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
FireWire 2 x FireWire® IEEE 1394 ports
WiFi Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n PCI-Ex1 minicard
Bluetooth No
Video interface 1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
1 x VGA port
Audio interface 2 x front audio ports;
6 x rear analogue audio ports
1 x rear digital audio port
TV output 1 x HDMI port (digital video/audio)
1 x VGA port (analogue video)
Extension card slot 3 x PCI-Express 1x (1 free)
1 x PCI-Express 16x
Sound High Definition Audio 7.1
Size 179 x 422 x 401 mm
Weight 11.8 kg


Hope someone finds it useful.

14 Comments

dont know much about desktops but this looks old and overpriced (even if new probably)

Original Poster

I'd have to disagree brilly, a Core i5 coming with 6GB Ram, 1.5TB Hard Drive and 1GB dedicated graphics isn't too shabby at all. Most desktops that are even near this spec are around 8-900 quid,

It even has 10 USB 2 Slots!!!!! 10 for crying out loud lol, then throws in an extra 2 USB 3's for good measure.


Edited by: "crazyhorse1" 8th Jun 2011

crazyhorse1

I'd have to disagree brilly, a Core i5 coming with 6GB Ram, 1.5TB Hard … I'd have to disagree brilly, a Core i5 coming with 6GB Ram, 1.5TB Hard Drive and 1GB dedicated graphics isn't too shabby at all. Most desktops that are even near this spec are around 8-900 quid,


yes its a i5 but its old gen
ram is cheap
1.5tb drive is cheap
1gb dedicted card means nothing - could be worth 30quid or 300

Original Poster

Hi, if yr gonna vote cold can you please comment as I was about to buy this and constructive opnions would useful.

Cheers.

brilly

yes its a i5 but its old genram is cheap1.5tb drive is cheap1gb dedicted … yes its a i5 but its old genram is cheap1.5tb drive is cheap1gb dedicted card means nothing - could be worth 30quid or 300


The card is barely better than the 7900GS I had in 2006, and it was a mid range card then.

cold as ice

Original Poster

Why crosswski? Any suggestions?
Edited by: "crazyhorse1" 8th Jun 2011

Only good thing about this system is the CPU and even then I'd be a bit iffy paying close to £600 for the entire system.

Check on Scan for some of their bundles ie motherboard, case, ram, psu and it will give you a rough idea as to how little this is worth.

The graphics card is poor, the ram is low for this price range, the hard drive is ok but performance isn't great as a boot drive...

Hope this helps...

Original Poster

Thanks HellRazer. What about something along these lines?

novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

crazyhorse1

Thanks HellRazer. What about something along these lines? … Thanks HellRazer. What about something along these lines? http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/barebones/Novatech/BB-I7264K.html



Now you are getting the idea...

I think i7 is a bit overkill (this is my opinion, I would rather stick with a i5 2500k and overclock it) but that's a decent price for that system. Check to see the postage doesn't kill you, and then buy / install a decent graphics card and you'll have yourself a pretty top spec machine.

Original Poster

But if you wanted a pre built machine what brand would you suggest?

Sorry if my question seems vague, but that's just me in general lol.

Bad experience with Currys & PC World refurbish computers ,no thanks.

crazyhorse1

But if you wanted a pre built machine what brand would you suggest?Sorry … But if you wanted a pre built machine what brand would you suggest?Sorry if my question seems vague, but that's just me in general lol.




CCL they do a custom build service, so you get exactly what you want

Where's its boot drive?

But seriously, I bought an HP about a year ago with the same CPU & amount of RAM for about the same price (£650ish). I don't remember exactly what graphics card it had in it but it was an nVidia GT something. It only had a 640GB HD (though it was 7200 rpm). Don't think it has any USB3.0 ports, never checked.

So either I got a great deal last year, or this is a tad overpriced now.
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