HP Pavilion Power 580-015na Gaming PC & Explorer Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers Bundle @ Currys for £599
360°Expired

HP Pavilion Power 580-015na Gaming PC & Explorer Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers Bundle @ Currys for £599

26
Found 23rd Dec 2017
HP Pavilion Power 580-015na Gaming PC & Explorer Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers Bundle for £599!
  • Gaming: Play the latest titles
  • Windows 10
  • Intel® Core™ i5-7400 Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 2 TB HDD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Tythan7 m ago

How much money would I get if I sold the VR stuff?


Tree fiddy
ST31233 m ago

Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the …Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the headset and controllers pointless, would have been far better spending the cost of those on beefing the PC up a bit e.g. even a GTX1050 to GTX 1060 would make a far bigger difference to gaming experience than some faddy controllers....


You are forgiven
26 Comments
Strange that HP PC comes with Lenovo headset...
Yeah, the title is very misleading as well. "LENOVO Pavilion" lol
Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the headset and controllers pointless, would have been far better spending the cost of those on beefing the PC up a bit e.g. even a GTX1050 to GTX 1060 would make a far bigger difference to gaming experience than some faddy controllers....
ST31233 m ago

Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the …Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the headset and controllers pointless, would have been far better spending the cost of those on beefing the PC up a bit e.g. even a GTX1050 to GTX 1060 would make a far bigger difference to gaming experience than some faddy controllers....


You are forgiven
ST31233 m ago

Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the …Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the headset and controllers pointless, would have been far better spending the cost of those on beefing the PC up a bit e.g. even a GTX1050 to GTX 1060 would make a far bigger difference to gaming experience than some faddy controllers....


Not bad for a barebones but I have to agree. 180w PSU too so you'd need to replace that if upgrading gpu
Yeah what ST3123 said, to my knowledge a 970 (which is now basically the 1060) is the absolute minimum to run VR, with a powerful card ofc being better. It's not just vanity or snobbishness either, as if the frame rate isn't high enough on the VR it'll make you physically sick.
ST312315 m ago

Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the …Sorry can't vote hot on this. The PC is under specified for VR making the headset and controllers pointless, would have been far better spending the cost of those on beefing the PC up a bit e.g. even a GTX1050 to GTX 1060 would make a far bigger difference to gaming experience than some faddy controllers....


The GTX 1050 just meets minimum requirements for windows mixed reality 'ultra'. Not my cup of tea but considering this is a fairly reasonable spec pre-built branded pc with a VR head set normally costing £399 (Curry's and elsewhere) its gotta be voted hot, hot, hot!

tomshardware.co.uk/how…tml
Elivercury13 m ago

Yeah what ST3123 said, to my knowledge a 970 (which is now basically the …Yeah what ST3123 said, to my knowledge a 970 (which is now basically the 1060) is the absolute minimum to run VR, with a powerful card ofc being better. It's not just vanity or snobbishness either, as if the frame rate isn't high enough on the VR it'll make you physically sick.


Oculus say GTX 1050 Ti is their minimum spec (note the 1050 Ti is slightly better than just 1050). Windows Mixed Reality has two spec levels, Normal and Ultra. This PC seems around the border between them.
How much money would I get if I sold the VR stuff?
Tythan7 m ago

How much money would I get if I sold the VR stuff?


Tree fiddy
8198008533 m ago

Oculus say GTX 1050 Ti is their minimum spec (note the 1050 Ti is slightly …Oculus say GTX 1050 Ti is their minimum spec (note the 1050 Ti is slightly better than just 1050). Windows Mixed Reality has two spec levels, Normal and Ultra. This PC seems around the border between them.


I love the 1050 Ti, its a great med to high 1080p card but I wouldn't recommend it for VR, certainly not a standard 1050 (slower and half the vram).
If I sold the vr is this a good pc for gaming and Photoshop?
Buy this, sell the VR stuff and then buy a new graphics card in the near future? Seems decent
"Save £600.98"


yeah maybe that was the case 2 years ago
Avatar
deleted1153357
price for occulus has dived because nobody wants it over the Vive - Also graphics card really hampers a quality processor in this build. Cheap for a reason
While it does look like a good price overall for the PC and VR headset, I don't think the two work well together, A GTX 1050 is not the best option for a VR experience, while it is probably doable, it's not really recommended.

So it might be a good bundle if you plan to split the items up, or you might be able to sell the Graphics card for £100, spend another £100-150 for a 1060 and it would work out being a good deal.
Vr on a GTX1050, how is that going to work. lol
Harryisme23 m ago

While it does look like a good price overall for the PC and VR headset, I …While it does look like a good price overall for the PC and VR headset, I don't think the two work well together, A GTX 1050 is not the best option for a VR experience, while it is probably doable...


No it's not. You need at least a 1050ti unless you hack it in someway, which I suppose you could do by modifying the .inf file. But it wouldn't be worth it.
BeardedBanker1 h, 24 m ago

Buy this, sell the VR stuff and then buy a new graphics card in the near …Buy this, sell the VR stuff and then buy a new graphics card in the near future? Seems decent


You could, although you'd also need a new power supply as this one is only 180W. Tbh by the time you've replaced the PSU and graphics card, you'd probably be best off just building a PC yourself...
XP20010 m ago

Vr on a GTX1050, how is that going to work. lol



???
The price has "dived" because they want to get it is as many hands as possible and with the (other) Evil Corps backing they can afford to do so.
XP20010 m ago

Vr on a GTX1050, how is that going to work. lol

Agreed.
geeves1 h, 31 m ago

If I sold the vr is this a good pc for gaming and Photoshop?


Depends on your definition of "good". It'll be serviceable for gaming provided you are at 1080p and don't want maximum specs in recent games, but it won't be amazing. Personally I'd be looking at a 1060+. I can't comment on Photoshop
Just a heads up. I work at John Lewis, and we've had a few customer returns of these 1050 desktops coming bundled with the headsets. They simply don't work. If you're selling it on then it's a decent buy for a standard desktop. If it's for VR, get a 1060 at least. It's not about running VR, it's about enjoying it, and to enjoy it you need it to be steady else you WILL get motion sickness.
BeardedBanker2 h, 15 m ago

Buy this, sell the VR stuff and then buy a new graphics card in the near …Buy this, sell the VR stuff and then buy a new graphics card in the near future? Seems decent


You'll also need a new PSU as well to power the graphics card.
Is this gaming pc any good? Can someone help me please xD

dell.com/en-…res
Edited by: "raidenpatel" 25th Dec 2017
raidenpatel25th Dec

Is this gaming pc any good? Can someone help me please …Is this gaming pc any good? Can someone help me please xDhttp://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/cty/pdp/spd/alienware-aurora-r7-desktop/features




Alienware are always overpriced, run hot and sometimes have proprietary parts making upgrade difficult. It's pretty much similar specs /ability as the deal above, but no free headset. Assuming you are talking about the 849 model.
£799 now.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text