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Jan 16, 2011 14:12 |  #16

I think im going to buy this one tomorrow.

WS389AAR#ABA-CXMW High-Perf. DT HP Pavilion Elite HPE-350t W7HP-64 i7 860 2.8GHz 1TB SATA 8GB DVDRW(LS) 512MB NIC 15-in-1 Rmkt PC $575.20

Does anyone know if these come with keyboard mouse and windows?




  
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Jan 16, 2011 14:15 |  #17

Or im waiting to see if i can win this

http://cgi.ebay.com …p_PCs&hash=item​2eb2931bf0 (external link)




  
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Jan 16, 2011 15:16 |  #18

unlimited6986 wrote in post #11653036 (external link)
I think im going to buy this one tomorrow.

WS389AAR#ABA-CXMW High-Perf. DT HP Pavilion Elite HPE-350t W7HP-64 i7 860 2.8GHz 1TB SATA 8GB DVDRW(LS) 512MB NIC 15-in-1 Rmkt PC $575.20

Does anyone know if these come with keyboard mouse and windows?

W7HP-64 means Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit...and yes it comes with a keyboard and mouse...lightweight models though (I use a dell and logitech keyboard and logitech cordless/laser mouse) ...

You'll be pleaed with the machine...just use/test all the components before the 90days is up....you can add as many as 3 more HDD inside (one in the HD bracket, one in the DVD slot, and one in the Pocket Media bay slot (though adding the 3rd would mean adding a SATA controler)....you could just add a 64gb SSD for OS/programs and use the 1TB for data...for starters....
...and don't forget to check out the user forum for any issues that may occur...

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Jan 16, 2011 15:19 |  #19

Ok thank you so all i need is a monitor. Ill look into the SSD might need help if i get one on how to use it etc.

Im still waiting on the ebay one to see if i can win that one. What do you think of that comes with everything plus monitor.




  
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Jan 16, 2011 16:36 |  #20

unlimited6986 wrote in post #11653389 (external link)
Ok thank you so all i need is a monitor. Ill look into the SSD might need help if i get one on how to use it etc.

Im still waiting on the ebay one to see if i can win that one. What do you think of that comes with everything plus monitor.

The Ebay deal will be $1000 I'd bet...


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Jan 16, 2011 16:46 |  #21

Yea will see im only gonna top off at 750 not gonna go any higher




  
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Jan 16, 2011 17:46 |  #22

Well....the i7-860 gives you room to improve speed....if you need to...you can double the RAM from 8gb, add the SSD....upgrade the video card....
...but I'd suggest a little restraint...other than the 2nd HD (SSD)...and see how your new machine works "out of the box" before "upgrading" anything.
...an SSD (64gb for about $100...look for sales) would mean reloading the system (with recovery disks you make on day 1) on the SSD after disconnecting the existing HDD so as not to lose THAT OS, until you're sure the SSD is working okay, and that would give you 1TB for data files...plenty


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Jan 16, 2011 18:10 |  #23

Ok so when i get this PC you think i should buy the SSD 1st? And the main purpose for the ssd would be for windows 7 and PS LR3? Sorry if im asking to many questions. Im new to the whole computer thing.




  
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Jan 16, 2011 18:42 |  #24

Well, you will definitely want a 2nd HD to save files on a drive other than the OS drive...personally, I think 1TB is enough for that...so I'd look for an 64gb SSD before too long...(not from HP...check out Newegg....)....and google for reviews and opinions...here's a place to start...
http://www.tomshardwar​e.com/forum/forum-32-361.html (external link)


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Jan 17, 2011 03:02 |  #25

Unlimited,

Dell Refurb had some XPS i7's last week (8100, I think) that were down around the $600-650 range. Combine that with some periodic 10-15% off sales by Dell, the possibility for a really good deal is there. The problem now is that most of the XPS 8100 refurbs with an i7 all start at about $800. And considering that the new Dells with the Sandy Bridge can be had for about that price, I think I probably don't go the refurb route.

I wouldn't worry about going SSD right away. Prices continue to become more and more affordable. And the performance of your new system will be sufficient for your work flow for the time being.


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Jan 17, 2011 07:48 as a reply to  @ BeritOlam's post |  #26

I looked last night on the HP site. For i72600 CPUs I saw only one destop offered. It was around $850 with 8GB. You could order larger HDs or even ones in RAID 1 or RAID 0 pairs. For some reason all the offered HDs were only SATA 3GB. You would think that HP is capable of offering 6GB HDs as options?!?!!?!

While it is a little less expensive to do 3GB HDs....if you are ponying up for a new Sandy Bridge computer, also try to put in a 2TB SATA 6GB pair in RAID 1...if the budget permits. That would give a huge storage for thouusanda and thousands of raw files. :D

Of course you can always take a gradual path...get a machine with a single SATA 3GB HD...then later as the budget permits, put in an SSD for boot/OS/applications. Next step, convert single HD into RAID 1 pair....or replace it with a new SATA 6GB HD pair set up as RAID 1. 2TB drives are getting much cheaper. ;)




  
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Jan 17, 2011 15:18 |  #27

I assume you mean 6Gbps? A hard drive can't reach 3Gbps so it's academic, not something to worry about. SSDs may benefit, but still not all that much, 3Gbps is pretty darn quick.


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Jan 17, 2011 15:53 |  #28

After waiting on hold for about 2 hrs with dell. Ive thought about it more and im gonna wait for a better deal to pop up. I bought the monitor already so now just need a pc.




  
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