HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF Desktop i7 6700 / 4GB / 128GB SSD win7/10 Pro - £379.98 - Ebuyer
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HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF Desktop i7 6700 / 4GB / 128GB SSD win7/10 Pro - £379.98 - Ebuyer

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Found 13th Apr 2016
Completely unbalanced system but does have a 128GB SSD for faster booting and windows 7/10 pro.

Main Spec:

Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz
4GB RAM + 128GB SSD
DVD Writer
Intel HD
Windows 7 + 10 Pro 64
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That looks like a great price. I'd just strip it for a gaming pc
I just spotted this one and thought it looked good.
By "unbalanced" you mean fantastic processor but hardly any ram or storage?

Obviously you'd need to add extra ram and HDD. Anything else you'd need to upgrade?

It's Small Form Factor isn't it. Would that cause problems if you needed to upgrade the graphics and PSU?
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nathankw

I just spotted this one and thought it looked good.By "unbalanced" you … I just spotted this one and thought it looked good.By "unbalanced" you mean fantastic processor but hardly any ram or storage?Obviously you'd need to add extra ram and HDD. Anything else you'd need to upgrade?It's Small Form Factor isn't it. Would that cause problems if you needed to upgrade the graphics and PSU?



Exactly that. An i7 with 4GB RAM, No GPU and little storage seems an odd combo. Depending on the use case you probably want to upgrade at least some of it!

It would likely be very challenging to put a reasonable GPU in this without stripping it as xela333 said, does not mean it wouldn't be good for those who might not need that however.
vmistery

Exactly that. An i7 with 4GB RAM, No GPU and little storage seems an odd … Exactly that. An i7 with 4GB RAM, No GPU and little storage seems an odd combo. Depending on the use case you probably want to upgrade at least some of it!



It's a business desktop.

It's designed for number crunching. Not playing games. In that context, it's not unbalanced. (Although more RAM would help I guess but GFX are almost totally irrelevant to most business use desktops.)

But you could use some of the components to build a good gaming machine. The CPU + SSD are not worth the price of this so I guess it depends if you have any use for, or what the resale value is, of the remaining components.

Suppose you could try and cram a GFX card in this case, but your options would be limited.
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sancheez

It's a business desktop.It's designed for number crunching. Not playing … It's a business desktop.It's designed for number crunching. Not playing games. In that context, it's not unbalanced. (Although more RAM would help I guess but GFX are almost totally irrelevant to most business use desktops.)But you could use some of the components to build a good gaming machine. The CPU + SSD are not worth the price of this so I guess it depends if you have any use for, or what the resale value is, of the remaining components.Suppose you could try and cram a GFX card in this case, but your options would be limited.



It certainly is a business desktop, just about to get 30 for work hence the deal. I upgrade them to 8GB minimum as even the most basic desktop user here more than maxes out 4GB at times once Outlook, browser, excel, work the CRM system etc are loaded so I think it should really be standard on a system with an i7.
I'm looking for a desktop primarily to use for editing.
So processor is most important (and a decent amount of RAM).
But a GPU can help with some tasks.
Any suggestions on a good system round the £300-£400 mark?

Also considering the Dell Vostro i5 deal.
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nathankw

I'm looking for a desktop primarily to use for editing. So processor is … I'm looking for a desktop primarily to use for editing. So processor is most important (and a decent amount of RAM).But a GPU can help with some tasks.Any suggestions on a good system round the £300-£400 mark?Also considering the Dell Vostro i5 deal.



If you ever want to add a graphics card you are better off with the Vostro as the PSU in this won't cope with anything as it is only 180 Watt (I think the Vostro is 300Watt). If you don't care about the graphics card then this has an SSD and a newer better CPU. Both can have RAM upgraded
THis is SKYLAKE system??
I got one of these for my parents and can say:-
1 free DDR4 ram slot (fill it!)
Only space for 1 HDD so any upgrade would be a replace only.
Low profile PCI-e cards only (also limited space so no dual slot gfx cards)

Worth every penny of the asking price if just using for Office apps and Facebook games.
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shinds

THis is SKYLAKE system??


Yep!
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Cattle

I got one of these for my parents and can say:-1 free DDR4 ram slot (fill … I got one of these for my parents and can say:-1 free DDR4 ram slot (fill it!)Only space for 1 HDD so any upgrade would be a replace only.Low profile PCI-e cards only (also limited space so no dual slot gfx cards)Worth every penny of the asking price if just using for Office apps and Facebook games.



Can you tell if the PSU connector is standard and if the motherboard has ATX mounting holes? Thinking of stuffing it all in another larger case if so...
Cattle

I got one of these for my parents and can say:-... if just using for … I got one of these for my parents and can say:-... if just using for Office apps and Facebook games.



If they are really just doing using it for that it is way over specced cpu-wise - a waste of initial outlay and running costs. they could run a power-sipping pc for that.
i got something like this sexond hand. i5 viglen pc. small form. low psu. put in a low profile version of gtx 750ti. was petrified it would blow up but forums convinced me it wouldn't. it is awesome! arkham city plays 1080p at 60fps. this is i7. mega hot if you pay 100 quid for gpu
dt_matthews

If they are really just doing using it for that it is way over specced … If they are really just doing using it for that it is way over specced cpu-wise - a waste of initial outlay and running costs. they could run a power-sipping pc for that.


Last computer I got them is now 8 years old and still running, I expect the same from this one.
Would a "power sipper" last that long and still be a functioning computer that is able to cope with web applications?
Also "up to 180w" and low power modes is not exactly a power hog to be fair.

As this is Hot UK deals please list the alternatives as you see them so other can benefit from your knowledge.

Edited by: "Cattle" 13th Apr 2016
vmistery

Can you tell if the PSU connector is standard and if the motherboard has … Can you tell if the PSU connector is standard and if the motherboard has ATX mounting holes? Thinking of stuffing it all in another larger case if so...



Not without taking it of the case, I assume it would be iTX but can't really tell, PSU is not standard shape as it is long and thin, don't remember what plug it had on the motherboard, sorry.
Been looking for £500 max gaming PC for my lad (nightmare for Mr average,settled on an H81 board, G3258 CPU 120SSD and GTX750 ti, 430w bronze PSU as the basis but this looks a good deal considering the i7 6700 are about £270, if I changed the case and a few bits sounds to be a bit more future proofed than my original idea? What do the in the know think?
what case and lower cost graphics card would get me going?
Edited by: "tightget" 13th Apr 2016
tightget

Been looking for £500 max gaming PC for my lad (nightmare for Mr … Been looking for £500 max gaming PC for my lad (nightmare for Mr average,settled on an H81 board, G3258 CPU 120SSD and GTX750 ti, 430w bronze PSU as the basis but this looks a good deal considering the i7 6700 are about £270, if I changed the case and a few bits sounds to be a bit more future proofed than my original idea? What do the in the know think?what case and lower cost graphics card would get me going?



​yesterday there was aome refurbished dell server pcs with xeon cpus? i googled them at xeon seem same as i5 but without built in graphics. so if you use a gtx 750ti the built in graphics are irrelevant anyhow. i got a 2nd hand business pc with low power psu and just put the gtx 750ti low profile version in and all games are brilliant.
To all who want to modify this beyond recognition - use the HP maintenance guide as a reference:
h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg…099

The Motherboard mounting holes are non standard.
The power supply mounting holes will likely be different
drasim

To all who want to modify this beyond recognition - use the HP … To all who want to modify this beyond recognition - use the HP maintenance guide as a reference:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04924099The Motherboard mounting holes are non standard.The power supply mounting holes will likely be different



You mean 'BESPOKE'
shinds

You mean 'BESPOKE'



Well if you are good with a Dremel this will be a great project X)
Great spec for an office pc. SFF ideal too. Ordered. Actually betters Dell business outlet deals.
If you are going to spend a load modding this then why not just look at the Dell XPS systems on the outlet site. I got an i7 (with a benchmark just shy of 10k) 32gb ram 256gb ssd 3tb hdd and Radeon R9 270 for a little over £700.

If you are happy with this PC with it's current spec or a minor ram upgrade then this is a good deal.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 13th Apr 2016
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Sp0oner

If you are going to spend a load modding this then why not just look at … If you are going to spend a load modding this then why not just look at the Dell XPS systems on the outlet site. I got an i7 (with a benchmark just shy of 10k) 32gb ram 256gb ssd 3tb hdd and Radeon R9 270 for a little over £700.If you are happy with this PC with it's current spec or a minor ram upgrade then this is a good deal.



I was thinking of using my current case, cooler, HDD and graphics card just adding ram
+ delivery...
It seems over powered for an office PC! There's a limit as to how much difference you will see when writing an email or creating a presentation! Overpowered for general office apps, needs a GPU upgrade to run CAD at full tilt... Weird...
Almost tempted to buy it and strip out the CPU & SSD...
aLV426

+ delivery...It seems over powered for an office PC! There's a limit as … + delivery...It seems over powered for an office PC! There's a limit as to how much difference you will see when writing an email or creating a presentation! Overpowered for general office apps, needs a GPU upgrade to run CAD at full tilt... Weird...Almost tempted to buy it and strip out the CPU & SSD...



You'd think so, but try it on an ERP system of which processing is client based and the backend is just a DB. It makes a huge difference
tightget

Been looking for £500 max gaming PC for my lad (nightmare for Mr … Been looking for £500 max gaming PC for my lad (nightmare for Mr average,settled on an H81 board, G3258 CPU 120SSD and GTX750 ti, 430w bronze PSU as the basis but this looks a good deal considering the i7 6700 are about £270, if I changed the case and a few bits sounds to be a bit more future proofed than my original idea? What do the in the know think?what case and lower cost graphics card would get me going?


Personally I would get this hotukdeals.com/dea…947 and extra 4gb of ram in it, then put a 120gb SSD and gtx 750ti, £425 max. and way better cpu than your original idea.

I wouldn't buy this as you would need a new case, psu and possibly motherboard and an i7 is gonna be way overkill for a 750ti
Edited by: "kreames" 13th Apr 2016
drasim

You'd think so, but try it on an ERP system of which processing is client … You'd think so, but try it on an ERP system of which processing is client based and the backend is just a DB. It makes a huge difference


I'd say you're using the wrong ERP system if it uses client side processing!
Just ordered one of these for a spare xhamster system... Thanks OP!
Showing as £533.99 for me - expired?
aLV426

I'd say you're using the wrong ERP system if it uses client side … I'd say you're using the wrong ERP system if it uses client side processing!



£100,000's and years of development opposed to a handful of £300 i7 based computers? All I'm saying is reporting & calculated fields work better on an i7 as opposed to something good enough for Office and web-based applications
I can tell this isn't the best start for a machine to add a graphics card to but...

I have a need for a machine with half decent graphics but I'm not really a gamer.

What would be the best graphics card I could add to this system?
littld

I can tell this isn't the best start for a machine to add a graphics card … I can tell this isn't the best start for a machine to add a graphics card to but...I have a need for a machine with half decent graphics but I'm not really a gamer.What would be the best graphics card I could add to this system?



If you're not a gamer then a low profile Nvidia GT 730 might be a good choice if on a budget. At most you'd be able to use a low profile 750ti but I'm not sure I'd want to test the power supply too much.
Edited by: "drasim" 13th Apr 2016
drasim

£100,000's and years of development opposed to a handful of £300 i7 based … £100,000's and years of development opposed to a handful of £300 i7 based computers? All I'm saying is reporting & calculated fields work better on an i7 as opposed to something good enough for Office and web-based applications


Years of development - as in developed before the i7 was available... Client side processing suggests you backed the wrong developer... I get it, i7 is good to have, but boy thats still a lot of processor for normal office apps!
Don't buy this for gaming, just build one from scratch.
now £533.99
vmistery

It certainly is a business desktop, just about to get 30 for work hence … It certainly is a business desktop, just about to get 30 for work hence the deal. I upgrade them to 8GB minimum as even the most basic desktop user here more than maxes out 4GB at times once Outlook, browser, excel, work the CRM system etc are loaded so I think it should really be standard on a system with an i7.



​if you are looking to buy for business m.ebuyer.com/739526 is a better deal!
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RAhmed1234

​if you are looking to buy for business http://m.ebuyer.com/739526 is a b … ​if you are looking to buy for business http://m.ebuyer.com/739526 is a better deal!


Not when this was £379 it wasnt that one is only an i3
Edited by: "vmistery" 14th Apr 2016
vmistery

Not when this was £379 it wasnt that one is only an i3



Must have been asleep still
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