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Old 02-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default New Computer - Good Computer to Aim For?

Hi since I'm wondering if the HP Pavilion p7-1449 is a decent computer for the price range of $500-$600.

The specs are right below. Any verification would be very much appreciated before I decide to buy it.

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Processor Type AMD A10-5700
Processor Speed 3.4 GHz
Processor Cores 4
RAM 10 GB PC3-10600 (1333 MHz DDR3)
Hard Drive Capacity 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Super Multi DVD+/-RW
Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 7660D
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 8
Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory No
Shared Video Memory Up to 4055 MB
Video Memory Not Applicable
TV Tuner No
Display
Built-in Monitor No
HDCP Compliant No
Screen Size/Type No
Native Screen Resolution Not Applicable
Touchscreen Display No
Audio
Sound Card AMD A75
Audio Output Beats Audio
Speakers 7.1 Surround Sound Speakers
Speaker Wattage Information Not Available
Integrated Microphone No
Microphone Input 1 x Front
Line-In Input 1 x Back
Line Out 1 x Back
Digital Input No
Digital Output No
Networking
Ethernet Port 10/100/1000
Integrated WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Integrated Bluetooth No
Inputs & Outputs
Webcam No
Keyboard USB
Mouse Optical
Remote No
Modem No
USB Ports 2 Front; 6 Back
FireWire (IEEE 1394) No
Card Reader 15-in-1 Card Reader
E-SATA No
VGA Output 1 Back
DVI Output 1 Back
HDMI Output No
Component Output No
S-Video Output No
Composite Output No
Other Input or Output Ports Headphone; Optical Audio; Rear Speaker; Side Speaker; Subwoofer
Computing Features
Processor Cache 4 MB L2
System Bus Not Applicable
Available Hard Drive Bays No
Available Optical Bays 1 External 5.25 Inch; 1 Internal 3.5 Inch
Available PCIe Slots 1 PCIe x16 Slot; 3 PCIe x1 Slot
Available PCI Slots No
Available AGP Slots No
Available Memory Slots 4 Memory Slots
Removable Storage No
Power Supply No
Energy Star Qualified No
Software
Operating System Language Bilingual
Loaded Software HP Support Assistant; Beats Audio Software
Product Features
Colour Black
Width 38.8 cm
Height 41 cm
Depth 17.5 cm
Weight 9.62 kg
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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What kind of things will the computer be used for like gaming, photo/music/video editing eg, If you plan on running high end games it would struggle..
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What are you looking to do on it?
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Not a bad choice. I'd look in to getting a better graphics card, but other than that it seems good.
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I'm mainly looking to do a Minecraft Youtube series with it, also I want to be able to play some other games like Portal 2 on it. Mainly gaming. I am planning to upgrade the graphics card on it if I get the computer.
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I'm mainly looking to do a Minecraft Youtube series with it, also I want to be able to play some other games like Portal 2 on it. Mainly gaming. I am planning to upgrade the graphics card on it if I get the computer.
It should be fine for those things..
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I'm mainly looking to do a Minecraft Youtube series with it, also I want to be able to play some other games like Portal 2 on it. Mainly gaming. I am planning to upgrade the graphics card on it if I get the computer.
Minecraft is the by far the most comsuming game out there in my experience. With Notch's messy coding a horrible optimization, my computer, which has NO trouble playing Skyrim/Crysis/Battlefield 3/Hawken at 60+FPS on highest graphics settings, has trouble playing minecraft. It is the black hole of computer programs, but you might be able to run it.
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Perfect, thanks. And I do know about the horrors in Minecraft, but its still addicting as hell.
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Minecraft is the by far the most comsuming game out there in my experience. With Notch's messy coding a horrible optimization, my computer, which has NO trouble playing Skyrim/Crysis/Battlefield 3/Hawken at 60+FPS on highest graphics settings, has trouble playing minecraft. It is the black hole of computer programs, but you might be able to run it.
I have found that Tekkit which is the cracked version of Minecraft can also be very resource hungry, I do use my laptop which isn't really designed for gaming but can run minecraft alright..
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