New PCs - what do you think?

edenfalls

Standard Member
Hi

looking at these PCs, what do you guys think?

Major difference between first and other two is 2GB less RAM although 6GB should be more than enough right, ?

First one looks most appealing but Pavilion Elites are newer models methinks.

btw i gather i7s and i5s are preferable over phenoms in general?

HP Pavilion p6227uk
Intel Core i7-860 processor(2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit
6GB DDR3 memory
1TB hard drive
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT220 graphics
Blu-Ray player and DVD Rewriter
Built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n)Cordless keyboard and mouse

Dixons - HP Pavilion p6227uk Desktop PC - cheap Desktop PCs - Dixons.co.uk

£949.99

OR
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-063uk

Intel Core i7-860 processor (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64-bit
8GB DDR3 memory
2x 1TB hard drives
1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics
Blu-Ray player and DVD Rewriter
Digital TV Tuner

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-063uk Desktop PC - cheap Desktop PCs - Dixons.co.uk

£1,129.99

OR

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-083UK Desktop
, Core I7 860 2.8GHz,
8GB RAM,
1.28TB HDD,
Blu-ray,
15-in-1 Card Reader,
Windows 7 Home Premium
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-083UK Desktop - Desktops at Ebuyer
£1145.02

Then there is also the I5 HP which looks like good value which leads me to the question is hyper-threading a significant boost (is it equivalent of 8 cores or am i totally wrong)? :

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-053UK Desktop, Core I5 750 2.66GHz, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, DVD±RW, GeForce GT220, Windows 7 Home Premium

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-053UK Desktop - Desktops at Ebuyer
£733.20

Any advice welcome

Thanks:)
 
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assad

Standard Member
Hi there

I've been looking at one of your choices; HPE-063uk £1,250 at Currys/Dixons with a 23" monitor.

Currys - Shop for PC and Monitor Only - HP Pavilion Elite HPE-063uk Desktop PC with 23" HP monitor

Also HP do it without, at £1,022 (was £1K over Christmas).

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-063uk Desktop PC (VG251AA) specifications - HP Home & Home Office products

I was thinking of going for the latter, as could add a reasonable extended warranty too.

Also with HDMI out, could get a flat screen TV later and just use my current PC's monitor for now; instead of getting lumbered with another, albeit pretty, analog monitor.

Think with Quidco or even a little bit of haggerling, you could a little bit more off from HP.

Tell us how you do and what you'd recommend.

Assad.
 

edenfalls

Standard Member
Hi, sorry it been a long time but i managed to borrow a laptop from uni so didn't go for the pc. thanks tho
 

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