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#16
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Gday.

HP only supplies with window 8.1 

Any with 16GB or RAM, are, A SSD and a 3TB HDD and include a Discrete GPU.

http://store.hp.com/...sel=PCDT&ctrl=f

Any business builds are similar.  > http://store.hp.com/...sel=PCDT&ctrl=f

 

No matter what filters I use, there is nothing that comes close to the PC Specialist build, NB. has 3 drives. 1 for OS, 2 separate for Data. better policy than 1 large.


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It is a shame that HP has windows 8.1 which is awful to have on a desktop.

The HP Envy 700-311na has 

  • 16 GB DDR 3 RAM with 3 TB Storage
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4790

    Which isn't bad....but this was one better..

    The HP ...Phoenix 810-260na
  • Windows 8.1 64
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4790
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
  • 16 GB DDR3 (2 x 8 GB)
  • 128 GB SSD & 3 TB Hard Drive

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And 3 good reviews, but it is a shame that it has 8.1 windows, but will call them if they can do windows 7, but I

doubt it very much. Let's see, if not then PC specialist.


Edited by snash1039, 23 December 2014 - 05:09 PM.

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ThePhoenix 810-260na £1,199http://store.hp.com/...7&opt=&sel=PCDT

The Data Sheet, > http://www8.hp.com/h...cname=c04350858

You will need to buy W7/

I think the SSD is to small and will make vardly any difference in running your applications, mostly just faster OS load and opening programs, and you don't continuously open the same program in a session. 

I don't like very large drive. you will take forevery to fill 3TB drive, any drive problems, you are likely to lose all data, safer to have separate 1TB drives, one for general, one for Web Development

Do you need the keyboard, mouse and landing pad, cheaper elsewhere.

Beats Audio, Rubbish market speak, > http://tunelab.com/2...date-an-answer/

The included software, do you need it? looks to be free but you will be charged for it. you can find much better on the Web,

You said, no games, you do not need a GPU for this build, add one later if you really feel the need.

 

I suggested looking at HP for a reasonable priced business PC. Is the 810-260na what you need?


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Not necessarily, but I thought it looked good and the support they provide, being HP as it is.

I do not really need the GPU.


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Cmpare the 2 support packages before making you choice. 

 

I wish Season greetings to you are your family. 


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Don't need gpu? - I wonder. If streaming et.c. and doing other stuff isn't it an idea to have a non-shared mem video card to avoid any possible bottle necking, now or in the future?


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No, you do not need a discrete GPU for this type of build.   All your graphics card needs to do, is display content to one or more screens and the Intel HD 4600 Maximum Res : DisplayPort*/HDMI- 3840x2160@ 60Hz,  Source : http://www.intel.com.../us/en/docum...  For streaming content/video, where some transcoding may be  required, works great, > http://www.anandtech...tpc-perspective  

Application and programs you would use are dependent on the CPU and RAM.   The GPU will not cause bottlenecking. 

 

For decent gaming, you do need a discrete GPU because you are generating images that have to be processed for displaying to the screen.

For video/photo editing you need one.   In both case, a weak GPU will bottleneck the system as will a weak CPU paired with a strong GPU,  or lack of RAM., 


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Hi Iammykyl,

 

Can you recommend me a good quality desktop speakers?

 

Thanks


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Sorry no. I only use headphones.   

As I am the only one watching this topic, response from other members is likely to be nil.

A different Forum will get you results.   Please start a new Topic, > http://www.geekstogo...d-home-theater/

Good luck. 

Happy New Year. 


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